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Admissions Information

Admission Requirements (Degree and Diploma Programs)

A High School Diploma issued by a high school, authorized by a State Department of Education to issue high school diplomas, or its equivalent, and successful completion of the required admission’s evaluation is required for admissions into the college’s training programs. Each state has different requirements for approved tests for High School Equivalency. The student should check with the state where the test was taken to determine if it is accepted by that State’s Department of Education. Career College of Northern Nevada considers completion of an Associate Degree from an Accredited College that is fully transferable into a Bachelor Degree to be at least the equivalent of a high school diploma. The college will provide assistance in studying for and completing the high school equivalency exam in Nevada to those candidates without a high school diploma.

Students who do not receive a passing score on the admission’s evaluation may be allowed to begin their program on probation after gaining approval from the Academic Dean. Students who enter under probationary status may be required to take remedial/refresher courses to gain the practical knowledge needed to succeed in their chosen program. Students who enter under probationary status will be required to maintain satisfactory progress as outlined in the section of this catalog titled “Satisfactory Progress.”

Contract Training: Organizations may enter into a training contract for groups of students to take individual courses based on their individual vocational goals. Students may be admitted to those courses under said contract without meeting the normal entrance requirements listed above. Students who do not meet the entrance requirements may not enroll into or graduate from any of the college’s approved training programs. The organization that is responsible for payment of tuition and fees will also be responsible for determining the student’s ability to benefit from the training provided for in the training contract. In all cases, potential students covered under the contract must pass the college’s entrance test Wonderlic SLE with a score of 12 or better.

Application Procedure

Individuals wishing to apply to Career College of Northern Nevada must tour the campus and complete a personal interview. The college prefers that an applicant’s parents, spouse or significant other also attend the interview. This gives the entire family the opportunity to ask questions about the college and the program of study being considered. An applicant who wishes to enroll is asked to comply with the following requirements:

  1. Make payment of application fee.
  2. Provide proof of High School graduation or equivalency.
  3. Receive recommendation from a Career College of Northern Nevada Admissions official following the personal interview.
  4. Successfully complete the required admissions evaluation(s).
  5. Meet with a Financial Aid Officer and make arrangements to pay for the required education costs.
  6. Submit an application and sign an enrollment agreement.

Notification of Acceptance

Once the above items have been submitted, the college will review the information and inform the applicant of its decision. If an applicant is not accepted by the college, all moneys paid will be refunded.

Any applicant with a misdemeanor or felony conviction in their background must interview with the Placement Director or his/her designee prior to acceptance to determine if the prospective student can benefit from the training program they desire to pursue. The applicant is then advised of acceptance, denial, or any additional conditions necessary for admission.

Transfer of Credits

The Career College of Northern Nevada diploma and degree programs are designed with employment objectives in mind, and the student should not assume that the courses in any program can be transferred to another institution for credit. While a few institutions have begun to accept credits for some of these programs, the general rule is that the vocational courses in these programs do not transfer. Students planning to transfer CCNN credits to another school should get assurance of course transferability in advance from the institution to which they wish to transfer.

Career College of Northern Nevada will normally accept credit transfers from another accredited postsecondary institution providing these courses are comparable to the courses outlined in this catalog, included in the student’s program of study, and do not exceed 50% of the program length. The Academic Dean, or Evening Education Supervisor will review and make judgment on all credit transfer requests.

Students may apply for a transfer of credits prior to attending the first day of their program (normally the program start day or orientation day). A student wishing to have transcripts evaluated for credit transfer must request an official transcript from their previous school to be mailed to CCNN. The Academic Dean or Evening Education Supervisor will assess previous postsecondary school transcripts to determine transfer credit. Transfer credit will be granted for courses that are equivalent in length and content providing these credits were earned at an accredited postsecondary institution; such transfer credit is at the discretion of the Academic Dean. Students must have a minimum grade of <C> in any credit accepted for transfer. Transfer credits will also be counted as credits attempted and completed when calculating a student’s completion rate. The student must meet with a Financial Aid representative to determine if there are any financial aid implications to transferring credits.

Transcripts for eligible Veteran students must be in the student’s file prior to the first scheduled day of classes of the Veteran’s first term of enrollment and officially evaluated to determine transfer credit . If credit is transferable, the cost and length of the program will be reduced proportionately.

An administrative fee of $20.00 is assessed for each course that is evaluated for credit or transfer.

No more than 50% of the required credits for a program at CCNN may be granted through test-out and/or transferred from a different institution. The Administrative Fee and the 50% maximum mentioned above will be waived for credits transferred from a course previously taken at CCNN.

Students, who successfully challenge a class or transfer credit, prior to the first day of attendance in that class, may choose to receive a prorated tuition adjustment or substitute another course of equivalent length.