You are classified as a curricular student when you declare a
major, that is, when you are admitted to a curriculum of the
College. You must be a high school graduate, have earned a
General Educational Development (GED) diploma, have completed
an approved developmental program, or have been otherwise determined
qualified for admission. Your academic file must contain all
of the information required for admission to the College. A
curricular student may be either a full-time or part-time student
working toward completion of a certificate or associate degree
at the College.
If you have not requested admission to a curriculum or developmental
program, you may still register for courses by identifying
your reason for enrolling at NVCC. You may be classified as
a non-curricular student under one of the following circumstances:
1. Upgrading employment skills for your present job.
2. Developing skills for a new job.
3. Exploring a new career. You may be undecided about a career
goal or an occupational choice. If you are changing from one
educational objective to another, you are expected to declare
another objective prior to completing 30 credit hours of course
4. Personal satisfaction or for general knowledge.
5. Transient student. You may be enrolled at NVCC while maintaining
primary enrollment with another college or university.
6. Non-degree transfer student. You may be enrolled at NVCC
to take only a certain number of courses for transfer to another
college or university prior to completing the graduation requirements
of a specific curriculum at NVCC.
7. High school student. You must have special permission from
NVCC and your principal to enroll at the College.
8. General or curricula requirements pending. You may not have
met all of the general or specific admission requirements as
stated in the College Catalog but may be accepted by the College
to take courses for one semester only, with approval from the
9. Restricted enrollment. You may meet admission requirements
of a specific curriculum but be temporarily denied entry because
of an enrollment limitation. You may enroll in other courses
while waiting for entry into your chosen curriculum, with approval
of the College.
You are considered a full-time student if you are enrolled in
12 or more credits of course work in a semester or summer session.
You are considered a part-time student if you are enrolled in
fewer than 12 credits of course work in a semester or summer