Statement of Philosophy

Students are provided opportunities for academic, personal and career growth in a student centered learning environment.

Elaboration: The Board of Trustees and the college administration are accountable to the public to provide for open admissions and accessibility through both traditional and non-traditional delivery systems.
Consistent with this philosophy, Pratt Community College supports the policy of open admissions believing it is critical to assuring a viable educational opportunity for all potential students. The policy will be administered to assure access to the college and all of its services. While Pratt Community College is an open admissions institution, selected programs and courses may require testing and/or prerequisites to ensure student readiness. Implicit in the college's mission statement is producing graduates qualified to perform in their fields of study. Therefore, open admissions provide the first step to qualifying entrance into a program of choice while recognizing varying abilities and backgrounds of students. Remedial and developmental study programs are used to bridge the gaps between students’ preparation and course/program requirements. Quality instructional programs based on the assessment of learning outcomes provide the means for student learning and fulfilling educational objectives.

Revision Dates: 05-12-2008, 05-16-2005.

Policy Number: 


Policy Type: 

Board Policy

Adoption Date: 

Monday, July 10, 1989

Review Date: 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Revision Date: 

Monday, May 12, 2008