College Admission Requirements

Any person who qualifies in one or more of the following categories is eligible for general admission:

  1. A high school or home school graduate.
  2. A holder of a G.E.D. Certificate of high school equivalency.
  3. A student in good standing who is transferring from another college.
  4. Person 18 years or older with the ability to benefit.

Any person who qualifies in one or more of the following categories is eligible for guest admission:

  1. A high school student who is of sophomore, junior or senior status, has demonstrated an ability to benefit from college study and has received written permission from her/his high school principal.
  2. A gifted student who’s IEP specifies college study. A copy of the IEP must be filed with the college registrar.

Specified programs and/or courses may have additional admission requirements. These requirements are published by the individual department or the Office of Admissions.

Students who do not qualify under the criteria listed above may be admitted by the registrar as guest students. Students on probation at other institutions may be admitted. Each applicant is considered individually. While there are no examination requirements for general admission, Pratt Community College requires all degree-seeking students to take an assessment test for placement in English, reading, and mathematics prior to registration in classes. The assessment is offered during pre-scheduled early enrollment days, on the day of registration and at other publicized dates.

Revision Dates: 12-18-2018, 08-30-2012, 05-02-2006, 03-22-2004.

Policy Number: 


Policy Type: 

Administrative Policy

Adoption Date: 

Monday, October 16, 2000

Review Date: 

Friday, December 18, 2020

Revision Date: 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018