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Admissions Procedure

RETURNING STUDENTS can go directly to OASIS to register for classes online. if you need to make an appointment with a counselor, please call: (501)760-4232 . Refer to the Schedule of Classes for availability of classes.

NEW STUDENTS (first time enrolling): For Admission at NPC You will need to complete the following steps prior to registering for classes:

Needs to be updated every three years. Be sure to select a degree plan before submitting.

STEP 2. Please turn in Official copy of High School transcript* or GED scores and any previous college or university transcripts.

You may mail** these into:

NPC Counseling Center
101 College Drive
Hot Springs, AR 71913

or turn in at when you come in for your appointment with a counselor (See Step 5)

*Unofficial copies may be used for registration purposes. We must have Official copies submitted before the end of the semester for grade postings. Faxed transcripts are not considered official; however, they may be used for registration purposes.

STEP 3. Please provide your ACT or Compass Test scores prior to registering. These scores must be within the past 3 years. These scores will be used in the placement of classes when registering. If you need to take the Compass Test please go to our testing center, located on the 2nd floor of the Gerald Fisher Campus Center building before time of registration.

STEP 4. Provide proof of immunization, immunity, a medical or non-medical exemption or birth before 1957 for the following requirements:

              Two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine.
              Ark. Code Ann.  20-7-109,6-18-702,6-60-501, and 20-78-206

STEP 5. Make appointment with Counseling Center. You must come in the first semester to speak to a counselor before registering. Please call the Counseling Center at (501)760-4232 to make your appointment.

*Please be aware that a registration fee of $50.00 is a non-refundable fee, which is charged each semester.

During the registration process students are scheduled an appointment time to meet with an academic advisor; however, if a student comes in and does not have a scheduled appointment and has all required documents for registration, they may wait to see the academic advisor who is working with students on a walk-in basis.

**They are instructed that an appointment can be scheduled; however, all documents must either be received prior to their scheduled appointment time or they may bring the documents in with them to their appointment time. If we do not have all documents, we will be unable to enroll them in classes & their appointment will need to be rescheduled to allow time for documents to be received. **

Annual Notification of Consumer Information

On an annual basis, NPC is dedicated to providing all patrons, including prospective and current students as well as current and prospective employees with consumer information via email. The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires that post-secondary institutions participating in Title IV federal programs disclose information which includes but is not limited to policies and procedures in the areas of: completion and job placement rates, disability services, drug/alcohol prevention programs, educational degree plans, financial aid programs, gainful employment statistics, privacy rights, and voter registration. Notification includes emailing this statement and specific policies to the campus community, presenting this information at Orientation, and linking to other NPC departments via NPC web pages.

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