Policy 3.01

Glen Oaks Community College is committed to the philosophy that an education is not only a privilege but also a right. Each and every person is entitled to the opportunity to develop his/her greatest potential. As a result, the College serves a diverse student body of varying ages, interests, abilities and potential.

All high school graduates and those who have satisfactorily completed the General Education Development Examination are eligible for admission to Glen Oaks Community College. Others may be admitted if they demonstrate the interest, capacity and maturity to benefit from the programs and courses offered by the College. Non-high school graduates are encouraged to take the General Educational Development (GED) test. Students admitted to Glen Oaks may be required to make up certain deficiencies, and the college reserves the right to require special courses when deemed to be in the best interest of the student’s academic success. Course placement evaluations are given to assist students in enrolling in the appropriate classes. These evaluations are given in reading, writing and math.


Admission of New Students

Admission to Glen Oaks does not necessarily guarantee admittance to a specific course or program of study. A person desiring admission to Glen Oaks Community College must submit a completed application to the Admissions Office.

A minor student under the age of 18 who has provided evidence that he/she has completed the required courses to obtain a graduation diploma or GED, may be admitted as a new student. It is essential to have a signed consent by a parent or guardian; each applicant will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Male student sitting at a table on the concourse working on his laptop with his backpack sitting on the table in the foreground.

An official high school transcript or GED score report should be mailed directly from the high school or GED-granting institution to the Admissions Office. Transcripts are used for academic advising, course placement, and acceptance into specific programs. The request for a high school transcript applies only to students who have graduated within the last 10 years unless special circumstances require a transcript on file.

New Student Orientation is required for all new students. Orientation is available on campus prior to the start of each term. Students must complete orientation prior to registering for classes.

Accepted students are expected to meet with a college advisor to plan an academic program. New students may need to participate in the Course Placement Evaluation prior to meeting with an advisor. Placement testing may be waived if the student provides qualifying ACT or SAT scores or has earned a bachelor’s degree.


Admission of Transfer Students

A student who has attended another college or university must apply for admission by completing the Glen Oaks Community College admission application.

Transfer students must submit an official high school transcript or GED score report as indicated in the admissions transfer students process. Transfer students should submit official college transcripts from each college previously attended. Transcripts are used for academic advising, course placement, acceptance into specific programs, and evaluation for transfer of credit. Transcripts must be mailed directly from the high school/college(s) to the Admissions Office or Registration/Records Office.

Participation in the Course Placement Evaluation is expected, unless students have met course prerequisites or have earned a bachelor’s degree.

A minimum of fifteen (15) academic semester hours of credit must be earned at Glen Oaks if a degree or certificate is to be granted.


Reverse Credit (Credit When It’s Due – CWID)

Reverse Transfer is a process where academic credits for course work completed at a four-year university are transferred back to your community college to satisfy associate degree requirements.

Some students transfer prior to completing an associate degree at a community college, with a percentage of this group gaining a bachelor’s degree eventually through a combination of credits from both institutions.

Through Reverse Transfer, a student’s academic achievements are recognized with an associate degree after they have transferred to a four-year school and have accumulated credits needed to fulfill the two-year degree program requirements.

Glen Oaks Community College currently has Reverse Transfer Agreements with:

Glen Oaks currently has formal agreements with these universities but will work with any college or university a student has attended.

Contact the Registration and Records Office at Glen Oaks to learn more. (888-994-7818)


Admission of International Students as College Guests

International students attending another college or university who wish to study at Glen Oaks Community College as guest students must do all of the following:

  1. Submit either a Glen Oaks Application for Admissions or a completed Michigan Uniform Undergraduate Guest Application. The Guest Application is available at Glen Oaks or the college/university last attended by the applicant. Note: A Guest Application is valid only for one semester.
  2. Be evaluated to determine skill levels in writing, reading and mathematics.
  3. Meet with the International Student Advisor to address any immigration issues and for approval. (Admission to Glen Oaks is subject to compliance with U.S. Immigration Regulations.)
  4. Meet with the International Student Advisor for academic advisement.
  5. Enroll in the courses recommended by the International Student Advisor.


Admission of Former Students

Students who are returning to Glen Oaks after a three-year absence must reapply for admission in order to update student and program information. Former students should see an academic advisor before they register so they can be apprised of any changes in degree or certificate requirements. The Registrar should also be notified of any address or name changes.


Admission of College Guest Students

Students attending another college or university who wish to study at Glen Oaks Community College as a guest student must submit either a Glen Oaks Admissions Application or a completed Michigan Uniform Undergraduate Guest Application. The guest form is available at Glen Oaks or the college/university last attended by the applicant. A Guest Application is valid for only one semester.


Admission of High School Students

Students dual enrolled in secondary and post-secondary institutions must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the appropriate program application (i.e. Early/Middle College, Dual Enrollment, CTE, High School Guest)
  2. Take the Course Placement Evaluation.
  3. Meet with the appropriate advisor who will:
  4. a. Review the results of the Course Placement Evaluation.
    b. Determine whether course prerequisite requirements are met.
    c. Evaluate the approximate maturity level of the student.

  5. High School Guest Students 14 years of age or younger will need to obtain permission to enter classes from the appropriate Glen Oaks faculty or administration.

NOTE: Students enrolling in courses designed specifically for young people or non-credit continuing education courses or those electing to audit a credit class will not be required to submit the guest application.

Glen Oaks Community College reserves the right to deny a student admission to a class based on their maturity level and/or the student’s Placement Evaluation scores.


Admission of Those in the Armed Forces

Military Friendly logo

Glen Oaks Community College is a Military Friendly Institution. This means that Glen Oaks has designed its transfer policy to allow those individuals in the armed forces to minimize the loss of credit and to avoid duplication of coursework. For more information contact the veteran’s advisor at Glen Oaks Community College.

Glen Oaks Community College also participates in the Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP). This program allows soldiers to be admitted to Glen Oaks Community College at the same time they enlist in the U.S. Army or Army Reserve. The admission agreement is in effect for two years following completion of active military service.


Admission of International Students

Applicants from foreign countries must submit a completed application for admission as well as an International application and packet:

Some requirements for International Admission are:

  1. A certified English translation of all courses completed on the secondary and/or university level.
  2. Certification of proficiency in the English language based on the test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for non-native English speakers.
  3. A statement of financial solvency from the bank, parent or guardian while in the United States or an affidavit of support.

A complete set of requirements and standards are available from the Student Services Office for more complete details on the admission procedure.

International Students admitted to Glen Oaks are expected to maintain full-time status and comply with all Federal Institutional Student regulations.


Admission of Senior Citizens

A male senior citizen student sitting at a table on the concourse with a pad of paper and a pen in front of him.

CREDIT COURSES: Glen Oaks Community College provides for a specific Senior Citizen tuition benefit. This benefit provides In-District residents who are sixty-two (62) years of age or older at the time of registration, waived tuition for a maximum of eighteen (18) credit hours per year. Beyond the eighteen (18) credit hours per year, regular tuition rates apply. This benefit is subject to the following conditions:

  • The minimum class size (which determines whether a given course has sufficient enrollment to be offered) must be attained without considering the senior citizen enrollment
  • Maximum class size shall not be exceeded by the enrollment of senior citizens.
  • The course enrollment will be as an Audit with no college credit granted.
  • Senior citizens must pay for any specific course and/or laboratory fees associated with the class.
  • The senior citizen tuition waiver may not be used for tuition costs for limited and competitive enrollment academic programs, including Nursing, Allied Health, CNA, and other career development programs.

The senior citizen tuition policy and benefit does not apply to continuing education, customized business training, or other courses, seminars and workshops that may be offered at the college.

Admission of Nursing Students

Glen Oaks Community College has a Laddered Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree Program. The laddered program consists of Level I (practical nurse program) and Level II (registered nurse program). In addition to meeting the general requirements of the college for admission, there are requirements pertinent to each level. After acceptance into the program, documentation of having met health guidelines must be submitted and remain current for the duration of the program.

Glen Oaks Community College admits to both levels concurrently. Qualified applicants may enter either of these levels as a means for meeting their educational goal. Graduates of Level I may progress directly to Level II if requirements are met. It offers those students, as well as current Licensed Practical Nurses, the opportunity to continue with their education at Level II to meet the requirements for RN licensure.

Policies and guidelines reflecting the nursing program policies shall be published in the Nursing Program Handbook which is issued to each student at the initial orientation class. Students must sign the handbook receipt form indicating they have received a copy.


Admission Requirements for Nursing Students

  1. Complete the admission process for Glen Oaks Community College.
  2. • Complete college admission application
    • Complete the Course Placement Evaluation, given free of charge and administered by the Tutoring and Testing Center
    • Meet with the Director of Nursing (DON)

  3. Submit an official transcript verifying high school completion or scores of the General Education Development (GED) examination to the college.
  4. Submit an official transcript from all other institutions of higher education that were attended to the college.
  5. Complete the required prerequisite courses prior to entering the Nursing Program. Each of the following must be completed with a grade of 2.5 (C+) or better each semester:
  6. • High school algebra (2 semesters) with a 2.5 or higher grade AND placement into MATH 104 OR its equivalent; for example MATH 100 with a 2.5 or higher grade, OR placement into MATH 104 or higher on the Accuplacer, Compass, ACT or SAT assessments.
    • High school chemistry (2 semesters) or its equivalent; for example CHEM 130 at Glen Oaks   Community College (within 5 years)
    BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    PSY 101 Psychology
    PSY 210 Human Growth & Development
    BIO 121 General Biology I
    ALH 218 Medical Terminology

  7. Submit to the DON a Nursing Application by due date of the year prior to the planned entrance to the program.
  8. Take the pre-admission examination administered by the Nursing Division of Glen Oaks Community College and achieve the required minimum score.
  9. Applicants are ranked to determine selection. Ranking is determined by the numerical total of the pre-admission score and the GPA of prerequisite courses for Level I or GPA of LPN program and score on the pre-admission exam for Level II. Entrance ranking formula consists of the following: TEST score percentage = 75%, GPA =25%.
  10. Priority for admission will be given to highest ranked applicants.
  11. When equally ranked applicants exceed available seats, the following criteria in descending order will be used to determine admission:
  12. a. In-district applicant
    b. Date nursing application was received
    c. Date Glen Oaks admission application was received

  13. Acceptance into Level I or II is conditional until documentation supports the student has met the following health guidelines:
  14. a. Passing a physical examination
    b. A record of current immunizations per the immunization policy
    c. A current CPR for the health care provider card from the American Heart Association ONLY
    d. Both the CPR card and the immunizations must be kept current for the duration of the program
    e. All of the above must be submitted prior to start of classes

  15. Also, acceptance into Level I or II is conditional on a negative criminal background investigation and a negative drug plus alcohol screen.
  16. Liability insurance is required for all students and is carried through GOCC. Students are charged per semester for this coverage. This fee is paid at the time of registration for classes.
  17. Seats are limited and set by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Enrollment in Level I is limited to 40 students. Level II is limited to 30 students at this time. Priority for admission will be given to the highest ranked applicant.
  18. Additional requirements for present Level I nursing students seeking admission to Level II: Submit a nursing application for Level II after successful completion of the 2nd semester of the Level I program. This should be submitted by the due date. Pass the NCLEX-PN examination upon completion of Level I and submit a copy of license when received. This must be completed immediately after graduation and before the start of 2nd semester of Level II.
  19. Additional requirements for advanced standing nursing students (present LPN):
  20. • Submit a nursing application for Level II indicating a desire to advance into the Level II program with a copy of a current LPN license to the Director of Nursing.
    • Have employer send confirmation of 540 hours of employment within the last year as an LPN (acute care, medical/surgical clinical experience is strongly recommended). Individuals who do not meet the employment requirements may be evaluated by the Director of Nursing and Faculty for admission.

A nursing instructor demonstrating a moch nursing procedure on a medical dummy in front of five female nursing students.

Readmission to the Nursing Program

Nursing students who have withdrawn from either level of the nursing program, for any reason, are not guaranteed readmission. It is in the best interest of the student to reapply for admission to the next admitted class. A student who exits the nursing curriculum and seeks readmission must submit a formal typed letter requesting readmission to the Nursing Readmission Committee in care of the Director of Nursing. Included in the letter should be a statement identifying:

a. The nature of the circumstances leading to exit from the program.
b. Interventions that have led to resolution of circumstances that led to exit from the program.

Conditions for readmission include resolution of the initial problem that led to withdrawal or dismissal, clinical space available, and sequence on a waiting list based on date of completion of the readmission requirements.

If accepted in the next immediately occurring class the student will be required to repeat any nursing courses for which he/she received a grade of less than 3.0.

If the application for readmission occurs beyond the next class admission date, the student will not receive advanced placement. Admission procedures must be followed and requirements must be met. All previously completed nursing courses that include a clinical component must be repeated.

Students who do not complete the program and are out for more than one year will be under the new catalog/nursing handbook when returning.

If a student is denied readmission by the Nursing Readmission Committee, the student may appeal that denial pursuant to the College’s Due Process Procedure. If as a result of any such appeal a student is readmitted, the Nursing Department requires the student to repeat any nursing course in which the student received a grade below 3.0.

Appeals to the decision for readmission must be made in writing and sent to the Dean of Academics & Extended Learning.

Right to Know

Information about completion rates of certificate or degree seeking students is available in the Registrar’s Office and/or Institutional Effectiveness & Research Analyst Office.

Adopted by Board of Trustees 1/13/93, revised 4/10/96, revised 9/14/05, #11 revised 4/12/06, revised 7/19/11, revised 9/17/14, 8/12/15.

New Student Enrollment Policy

Policy 3.01A
New students to the College are now limited to the date of registration/entry to 3 business days prior to the first day of classes each semester/accelerated semester. New students are first-time GOCC students (including former dual-enrolled students), returning students who have not attended GOCC for more than three years, college guest students, and transfer students.

New students who register late historically do not perform well academically, and this initiative is intended to ensure the students’ success. Students will be advised of their option for attendance which includes registering for half-semester courses which begin at the mid-way point of the given semester as appropriate or to prepare to enroll the following semester. Students do have an appeal process through the Dean of Academics and Extended Learning to request to be allowed to register later based on special circumstances. Students with special circumstances should complete the “Late Registration Petition” form, located on-line and in the Student Services area.

Adopted by Board of Trustees: 10/14/2015