Cape Cod Community College does not accept applicants for admission or registration for individual courses from under-age students. (An under-aged student is one who is under the age of compulsory school attendance, which is sixteen years old in Massachusetts.) Under-aged students and their parent or guardian may appeal a denial of admission or registration to the Director of Admissions. Supportive documentation including but not limited to the results of Accuplacer Computerized Assessment scores will be evaluated prior to registering for courses each semester by the Director of Admissions, the Division Dean, and the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. Cape Cod Community College reserves the right to require the parent or guardian to attend all classes and campus activities if the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs decides in favor of the under-aged student’s appeal. (Approved by President’s Cabinet January 5, 2011)
Home Schooling Admissions Policy
All home schooled students, without a high school diploma, GED or HiSET, are eligible to apply for admission to a degree or certificate program provided they have successfully completed an approved home school program in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws or the laws of their home state.
To determine whether a student has participated in an approved home school program, the student shall submit, with the application for admission, evidence that the home school program was approved by the student's school district's superintendent or school committee. Additionally, if the home schooled student is under the age of compulsory attendance, which is sixteen (16) years old in Massachusetts, a letter from the student's school district's superintendent or school committee is required stating that the student is not considered truant and would not be required to attend further schooling or continue to be home-schooled if the student has completed his/her home school program before the age of sixteen (16).
The College reserves the right to limit or deny enrollment of a student under the age of sixteen (16) in a course or program based on a case-by-case consideration of a variety of factors, including but not limited to: the student's maturity, life experience, placement test scores, prior education, course content, instructional methodology, and potential risks associated with participation in a particular course or program. (College Counsel May, 2005; revised Administrative Council January 2012, effective July 1, 2012)
Dual Enrollment Program: High School Students taking College Courses
Consistent with the mission of the Department of Higher Education, Cape Cod Community College seeks to work closely with area high schools. Qualified high school students can earn both high school and college credits through the Dual Enrollment Program, authorized in the Education Reform Act of 1993. Eligible students will be in either their junior or senior year, or be at least 16 years of age, have a GPA of 3.0 or better, and be recommended by their teacher, guidance counselor or principal. An alternative Dual Enrollment program is available for juniors and seniors who have a 2.0–2.9 grade average, who are recommended by a school representative, and who demonstrate the ability to do college-level coursework by scores received on the Computerized Placement Test administered at the College
International Students Admissions Policy
Applicants: Additional documentation, criteria, and deadlines apply to international applicants seeking an I-20 form for an F-1 visa. Application deadline dates are June 1 for the Fall semester or September 1 for the Spring semester. Contact the Admissions Office to receive an International Student Packet.
Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate course work and received the International Baccalaureate diploma are eligible to receive up to 30 semester hours of Advanced Standing credit.
Students who have not received the International Baccalaureate diploma, but who have passed the individual International Baccalaureate examinations at the Higher Level with a score of 4, 5, 6, or 7, may receive 6 credits for each examination taken at the Higher Level. Standard Level examinations will not be awarded credit regardless of final score.
An official examination report must be submitted to receive advanced standing credits. (Approved by College Meeting April 10, 2006)