Admission Policies

 

Blue Mountain Community College has an open-door admission policy. You will be considered as admitted or conditionally admitted based on the following criteria:
 
General Admission: In general, if you are seeking a certificate or degree and meet at least one of the following criteria, you will be considered admitted to the college and eligible to enroll.
  • Are eighteen years of age or older, or
  • Are legally emancipated (with documentation), or
  • Have graduated from an accredited high school, or
  • Have completed a general educational development (GED) certificate or an adult high school diploma, and
  • Have the ability to benefit from instruction; and
  • Have attended during one or more terms during the 2011/12 or 2012/13 academic year
If you have completed high school requirements in a homeschooled setting you will be required to provide the following documents to the Registrar/Director of Admissions in order to register in credit courses:
  • A letter from their local Education Service District (ESD) or equivalent from states with differing educational agencies, stating their release from compulsory school attendance under the provisions outlined in ORS 339.030, and
  • Completed placement assessments in writing, math, and reading, and
  • If under the age of 19, parent’s signature on any enrollment or registration document
Conditional Admission: If you meet one or more of the following criteria you will be considered conditionally admitted. Students in this category are not eligible for Federal Title IV aid:
  • Non-degree seeking students
  • Students that have not completed high school or a GED
  • Students under the age of 18 (unless they have completed high school)
  • Students that have not attended during the 2011/12 or 2012/13 academic year
Students under eighteen years of age who have not completed their high school diploma or the equivalent: In
order to take credit courses you will be required to provide the following documents to the Registrar/Director of Admissions:
  • A letter from a high school administrator or local Education Service District (ESD) stating that you have been released from compulsory school attendance under the provisions outlined in ORS 339.030, and
  • Completed placement assessments in writing, math, and reading, and
  • Parent’s signature on any enrollment or registration document, and
Prior to enrollment, you and at least one parent will be required to meet with the Director of Advising and Testing to discuss the your ability to benefit from the instruction desired and acknowledge that you will be in a classroom situation with other adults without the same protections and rules of the K-12 system. 
 
Students under the age of eighteen and still attending high school: In order to take credit courses you will be required to provide the following documents to the Registrar/Director of Admissions:
  • Written acknowledgement from a high school administrator or counselor of your attendance and or participation in credit-courses offered by the college; and 
  • Completed placement assessments in writing, math, and reading, and
  • Parent’s signature on any enrollment or registration document, and
  • An acknowledgement that you will be in a classroom situation with other adults and without the same protections and rules of the K-12 system.
If you are taking courses to complete your high school credit requirements be sure to check with your high school
administration to ensure that the credits taken will transfer back to your high school in the way intended.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)