Special Programs

Early Admission
Students who withdraw from high school may attend Northwest under “early admission” if all of the following requirements are met: Must have completed a minimum of fourteen (14) core high school units. Must have a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or better, on all high school courses as documented by an official high school transcript; a home-schooled student must submit a transcript prepared by a parent, guardian or custodian with a signed, sworn affidavit to meet the requirement of this paragraph. Students must have an unconditional written recommendation from their high school principal and/or guidance counselor. A home-schooled student must submit a parent, legal guardian or custodian’s written recommendation. Must have a minimum ACT composite score of twenty-six (26) or the equivalent SAT score. The principal or guidance counselor of the student must recommend in writing that it is in the best educational interest of the student. The recommendation shall also state that the student’s age will not keep him from being a successful full-time college student.

Home-Schooled Students
Home-schooled graduates will be considered for admission if they have completed the required number of high school units to graduate in their state of residence at the time of graduation. If there are specific courses required for high school graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed these courses, also. An official transcript is required from a recognized home school agency and signed by an official of that agency. An official transcript signed by a parent must show all courses completed, grades earned, and total number of units. In addition, parents must submit a notarized, sworn affidavit stating that the student’s record is accurate and complete. Home-schooled students must satisfy all other admission requirements pertaining to the different categories of admission.

Adult Students
A student 21 years of age or older at time of registration is not required to submit ACT or SAT scores unless that student’s major program requires a certain score on the ACT or SAT for admittance.

Adult Structured Accelerated Program
Because of the accelerated pace and unique nature of this program, admission is restricted to those students who are 21 years of age or older with a minimum of two years of full-time work experience. In addition, students will be required to meet at least two of the following admission requirements: ACT composite test score of at least 18. GPA of at least 2.5 in previous college work (minimum of 12 semester hours). Written recommendation from college instructor or employer based on maturity level and fitness for the accelerated format.

Evening School
Basically, admission to academic work offered in addition to the regular schedule of classes is the same as regular admission. High school graduation, 20 acceptable units, or satisfactory GED scores are necessary if students desire credit.

Transcripts of persons earning credit in the day or evening program cannot be forwarded to other institutions until all necessary admission information is recorded properly in the Admissions office.

Foreign Students
Northwest Mississippi Community College is not an eligible college to complete the required I-20 Form of the Immigration and Naturalization Service for nonimmigrant students. Consequently, we do not recruit or admit them. Any other student who is not a United States citizen must present proof that they are a permanent resident of the United States.