Nov 29, 2021  
2010 - 2011 Catalog 
    
2010 - 2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Admissions


Delgado Community College welcomes all eligible prospective students. The College assures equal opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or veteran’s status in the admission to, participation in, or employment in the programs and activities of the College.

Prospective students seeking admission to Delgado Community College must meet the admission requirements for the category under which they are entering. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. A student may not register for most credit courses in any semester after the scheduled registration dates for that semester unless otherwise noted in the published Credit Course Schedule.

Delgado Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Some programs, however, have special requirements and a separate application process. Currently, these programs are Culinary Arts, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Dietetic Technician, EMT Paramedic, Funeral Service Education, Health Information Technology, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nursing, Practical Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Ophthalmic Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiation Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care Technology, Surgical Care Technology, Teaching (Grades 1-5), and Veterinary Technology.

Requests for information and applications should be directed to the campus you wish to attend:

Admissions - City Park Campus
Delgado Community College
615 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119-4399

Admissions - Allied Health
Delgado Community College
615 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119-4399

Admissions - Charity School of Nursing
Delgado Community College
450 South Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112-1310

Admissions - Northshore/Slidell
Delgado Community College
320 Howze Beach Road
Slidell, LA 70461

Admissions - Northshore/Covington
Delgado Community College
207 E. Lockwood Street
Covington, LA 70433

Admissions - West Bank Campus
Delgado Community College
2600 General Meyer Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70114-3095

Anyone wishing to apply in person may do so at the proper location. Application should be made as early as possible in the semester preceding the period of anticipated enrollment. Applications may be submitted via the web at www.dcc.edu.

The application fee of $25 for United States students or $50 for international students must be paid before registration and is non-refundable. The application fee is transferable to the next semester so long as it is paid in the same fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).

It is the responsibility of all students to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations of the college as stated in this catalog. Additionally, those who plan to transfer credits earned at Delgado must familiarize themselves with the course and grade requirements of the College to which they plan to transfer.
 

General Admission Requirements

In accordance with the requirements of Louisiana R.S. 17:3151 (Acts 1985, No. 185, Section 1, and Acts 1987, No. 214, Section 1), all male students between the ages of 18-25 are required to register for the federal draft under the federal Military Service Act prior to enrollment at this institution. Other requirements vary according to admission status, educational intent, and other established criteria. Students are notified of admission requirements upon receipt of the application by the Office of Admissions. 

Applicants who have not submitted all required documents prior to admission may be admitted provisionally to Delgado. Provisionally admitted students are given 30 days after the start of the semester to submit all required admissions documents. If the student fails to provide requested documents, a registration and transcript hold will be placed on his or her academic records.

English Language Proficiency Test

All applicants whose first language is not English are required to take the Delgado English Language Proficiency Test. The English Language Proficiency Test consists of a written paper-and-pencil portion designed by the English as a Second Language (ESL) department and a three-part, Internet-based Accuplacer computer portion given through the College Board Educational Testing Service. Enrollment in English as a Second Language (ESLN and ESLR prefixes) courses is required if an English language deficiency is determined. Although the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is not required, students who have taken and passed the TOEFL with a score of at least 173 on the computer-based exam, 61 on the Internet-based exam, or 500 on the paper-based exam, and with a minimum score of 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE) will be exempted from taking the Delgado English Language Proficiency Test. A computerized version of the TOEFL will be available in the Office of Advising and Testing.

Proof of Immunization

As required by Louisiana R.S. 17:110, Schools of Higher Learning, and as a condition of enrollment, all Delgado Community College students born after 1956 must show poof of immunization by providing two separate dates of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, and, Rubella) vaccination and one date of the tetanus-diphtheria vaccination within the last 10 years. In addition, first-time freshmen must provide proof of immunization against meningococcal meningitis. Forms to be completed by the student’s physician or other health care provider are available in the Office of Admissions. Some specific programs have additional immunization requirements.

American College Test (ACT)

First-time freshmen entering Delgado Community College must provide American College Test (ACT) scores that are no more than five (5) years old OR must take the Delgado Placement Test. First-time freshmen who have taken the ACT within the past five years should request that their score reports be sent to the Office of Admissions. Delgado’s ACT code number is 1577. Certain scores on the ACT exempt the student from having to take the Delgado Placement Test. Only first-time freshman may request English and/or math advanced placement in their first semester at Delgado Community College. ACT scores are used for advanced placement when a student obtains an ACT English score of 25 and/or Math score of 22 in the last 5 years. Only one set of scores may be used for placement. Students should check with the Office of Advising and Testing for more details.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I)

First-time freshman entering Delgado Community College who have taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) within the past 5 years should request that their score reports be sent to the Office of Admissions. Delgado’s code number is 6176.

Applicants will not be refused admission to the College based on test scores. Test scores are used for counseling and placement purposes.

Placement Tests

The Office of Advising and Testing administers a standardized placement exam. The ACT COMPASS/ASSET assessment is used to properly place Delgado students in their basic courses. The placement test is administered only to students who have already been admitted to the College. For students wishing to prepare for the placement test, study booklets describing the content of the tests are available in the Office of Advising and Testing. Applicants will not be refused admission to the College because of low test scores. Test scores are used for counseling and placement only. The placement test is not a pass/fail exam. This placement test is comprised of three exams: English, math, and reading. The placement test is primarily administered on computer; however, a paper/pencil version is available. A student is required to take all three exams, except when adequate ACT scores or prior course credit have been accepted. An optional biology test is also offered for science majors who wish to bypass General Biology I Lecture and/or Lab.

All certificate/degree-seeking students (first-time freshmen, transfer, and re-admit) who do not have appropriate ACT scores for placement purposes, or who have not passed college-level English and math courses, or who have not successfully completed developmental English and math with a grade of “C” or better within the last three (3) years may be required to take the Delgado Placement Test.

For interpretative purposes, ACT COMPASS/ASSET raw scores are converted to Delgado scaled scores. These DCC scores determine course placement in English, math, and/or reading class(es). Students are advised to discuss their scores/course placement with their designated academic advisor/counselor.

Students are required to pay their admission application and testing fees before registering for the placement test.

The COMPASS exam is computerized; the ASSET is the paper/pencil version of the placement test. Study guides for the placement exam are available in the Office of Advising and Testing. You may also refer to www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html for sample study questions.

Reading Placement

Delgado students are placed into reading courses based on their scores on the Delgado Placement Test. The Reading Placement Test is a reading comprehension exam. A score of 0-6 requires READ 070; a score of 7-12 requires READ 071; a score of 13-16 requires READ 072. A score of 17-20 with an English placement exam score of 6 or below requires READ 072. A score of 17-20 with an English placement exam score of 8 or above requires READ 101 or READ 072. With a score of 21- 24, READ 101 is recommended. With a score of 25 or above, reading is not required. (Students must successfully complete required developmental course work and pass a reading exit exam before enrolling in most college-level courses.)

Delgado’s Reading Placement Test may not be retaken during the three (3) years in which the results are valid. If the student does not successfully complete the designated entry level reading course within three (3) years, the student must retake the Delgado Placement Test. Students may challenge their reading placement results through verification. Students must make an appointment in the Office of Advising and Testing for the reading verification exam.

English Placement

The English placement test is an exam designed to determine which level of English would best serve the student’s needs. The final placement score determines which level of English the student requires: a score of 2 requires ENGL 060; a score of 4 requires ENGL 061; a score of 6 requires ENGL 062 (ENGL 060, 061, and 062 are developmental courses and must be successfully completed before a student may enroll in a college level ENGL), a score of 8 or higher requires ENGL 101 (college level English). It is important that the student perform to his/her best ability, for Delgado’s English Placement Test may not be retaken during the three (3) years in which the results are valid. If the student does not successfully complete the designated entry level English course within three (3) years, the student must retake the Delgado Placement Test. Under special circumstances students may challenge their English placement results through verification. Students must make an appointment to take the English Verification Exam in the Office of Advising and Testing. This verification exam is a 90-minute essay to be typed on the computer. A score and score report are usually generated after completion of the exam. The score range is 2-10.

Math Placement

Delgado students whose math score is below 18 on the ACT or below 420 on the SAT are placed into their math classes based on their performances on the Delgado Placement Test. This test is administered by the Office of Advising and Testing and covers the material from MATH 090/091, 095, 096, and 118. Students may choose to prepare for this exam. Handouts and on-line resource information indicating what is covered on the placement test are available in the Office of Advising and Testing.

Delgado’s Math Placement Test may not be retaken during the three (3) years in which the results are valid. If the student does not successfully complete the designated entry level math course within three (3) years, the student must retake the Delgado Placement Test.

Once a student has taken the Delgado Placement Test, a retake is not possible. However, a procedure does exist for these students to challenge their placement. Students attempting to enroll in their FIRST math course at Delgado may challenge their math placement through a process called Placement Verification. This procedure consists of individual tests for the various math levels. Each test contains 16 problems. If the student successfully completes the first test, he/she is offered the opportunity to take sequential tests as long a he/she continues to pass. Verification tests exist for MATH 090/091, 095, 096, and 118. It is possible, though not likely, for a student who is placed in MATH 090 to qualify for MATH 128/130 through this process.

Students who were previously enrolled in a Delgado math course, whether they completed the course or not, are not eligible for placement verification.

The Office of Advising and Testing will administer the indicated verification tests in succession until the student reaches a level of math difficulty greater than his/her math skills. If a change of math level is indicated, the student will take the completed verification form to the registration area or his/her appropriate division office to have his/her math course changed. During regular registration, placement verification is administered in the Math Lab. The verification test fee is $10.

Students seeking placement verification should make every effort to complete the process before classes begin. No verification tests will be administered after the first week of class during the fall and spring semesters or after the first two days of class during the summer session.
 

Basic Education

Students who are placed into or are required to take any READ and/or ENGL developmental course are initially classified as Basic Education students. If MATH is the only developmental course required, students are not classified as Basic Education students.

Basic Education students must meet with an advisor to schedule their classes.

Basic Education students placed in READ courses must complete all developmental reading courses prior to enrolling in most college-level courses (non-developmental courses that require college-level reading skills).

All Students coded into Basic Education (BN, BP, BW) are strongly encouraged to complete CCSS 107 - College Success Skills within the first 12 hours of coursework. It has been demonstrated that the single most important factor in student success in college is the completion of an “orientation” course that familiarizes the student with college resources, policies, and necessary academic skills, such as studying, note-taking, test-taking, and other relevant skills.
 

Ability To Benefit Test (ATB)

The Ability to Benefit test (ATB) is required of all non-high school graduates at least 17 years of age whose high school class has graduated and by all graduates of non-accredited high schools. The ATB test is available in English only and is offered in COMPASS and ASSET versions. The COMPASS version of the ATB is an un-timed computerized assessment to determine Ability to Benefit. The ASSET version of the ATB is a paper/pencil timed assessment to determine Ability to Benefit. Study guides for the ATB are available in the Office of Advising and Testing. You may also refer to www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html. Students who pass the ATB test may be eligible to apply for financial assistance under Title IV and are eligible to attend school on a full-time basis (12 or more credit hours). Students who do not pass the ATB test are not eligible for financial assistance; however, the student may take up to 11 credit hours until he/she passes the ATB or acquires a GED from an accredited site. A student who does not pass the ATB may declare as a Non-Degree Workforce Development major. A student whose first language is not English may take the ESL ATB that is customized for non-native speakers. Students who do not pass the ATB or the ESL ATB may retest 30 days later.  The ATB test fee is $15.

Only ATB scores administered by the College are accepted.

  1. Only ATB scores administered by the College are accepted
  2. ATB scores are valid for one year only.
  3. Applicants must wait 30 days to retake the ATB, with a maximum of 3 attempts in one calendar year.
  4. If an applicant does not pass on the 3rd attempt, he or she must wait six (6) months and show written proof of tutoring received before retaking the ATB.
     

Hibernia Enrichment Center

The Hibernia Enrichment Center, initially funded by Hibernia National Bank, provides computer-assisted remedial education for DCC students. In some cases, instructors will incorporate assignments to be completed in the Center into the course curriculum. All DCC students may use the Center during its open hours for study, access to the Internet, and to reinforce their basic reading, English, and study skills.
 

Admission Status

Students are classified as one of the following upon applying for admission: First-Time Freshman, Transfer Student, Summer Visitor, Re-Admit Student, or Student in High School (Early College Admission, Dual Enrollment, Concurrent Enrollment, or Summer Enrichment)
 

FIRST-TIME Freshman Status

First-time freshmen are students who have never attended Delgado Community College, any other regionally accredited institution of higher education, or a Louisiana Technical College institution(except for high school students who participated in dual/concurrent enrollment) once graduated from high school will enter Delgado as first-time freshmen.

 Applicants described below meet requirements for college admission as first-time freshmen if they fall into one of the following categories:

  1.  High School Graduates - High school graduates of state approved or regionally accredited schools of secondary education are eligible for admission. High school graduates from schools not approved by the state or schools/programs that are not regionally accredited are eligible for admission once they have demonstrated evidence of potential for success by attaining a certain level on the Ability to Benefit (ATB) assessment as defined by the U. S. Department of Education.
  2. General Education Diploma (GED) Recipients - GED recipients of state approved or regionally accredited programs are eligible for admission. GED recipients from schools or institutions that are not approved by the state or schools/programs that are not regionally accredited are eligible for admission once they have demonstrated evidence of potential for success by attaining a certain level on the Ability to Benefit (ATB) assessment as defined by the U. S. Department of Education.
  3. Home School Graduates -  Home school graduates of state approved or regionally accredited programs are eligible for admission. Home school graduates of programs that are not state approved or not regionally accredited are eligible for admission once they have obtained a GED or have demonstrated evidence of potential for success by attaining a certain level on the Ability to Benefit (ATB) assessment as defined by the U. S. Department of Education.
  4. Non-High-School Graduates - Non-high school graduates who have reached the state’s compulsory school age (at least 17 years of age as per Louisiana Revised Statute 17:221) are eligible for admissions once they have demonstrated evidence of potential for success by attaining a certain level on the Ability to Benefit (ATB) assessment as defined by the U. S. Department of Education. 

Non-high school graduates who have reached the state’s compulsory school age (at least 17 years of age) and do not attain the required level on the Ability to Benefit (ATB) assessment as defined by the U. S. Department of Education can be admitted as non-degree/non-certificate seeking. Applicants in this category are not eligible for federal financial assistance and are limited to 12 credit hours before meeting admission requirements.

Non-high school graduates who have reached the state’s compulsory school age (at least 17 years of age) enrolling in a Technical Competency Area (TCA) program are not required to take the Ability to Benefit (ATB) assessment; they can be admitted as non-degree/non-certificate seeking, and are limited to courses in the program. Applicants in this category are not eligible for federal financial assistance.
 

first-time Freshman Admission Requirements

Degree/Certificate-Seeking Students

Degree/certificate-seeking students applying for admission to the Delgado College as first-time freshmen must:

  1. Complete a formal application for admission prior to the beginning of the semester for which admission is sought. The application must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee.
     
  2. Provide proof of immunization against MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (if born after 1956); all first-time freshmen must provide proof of immunization against meningococcal meningitis. The proof of immunization must be submitted on the state approved form as per Louisiana Revised Statute 17:170.
     
  3. Take the Delgado Placement Assessment (ACT COMPASS or ACT ASSET) unless exempted by appropriate ACT scores that are no more than five (5) years old.
     
  4. Provide official high school transcript if the College is unable to retrieve transcript via the Student Transcript System (STS). STS data is available to the College for Louisiana high school graduates graduating May 2003 or later. Applicants who graduated prior to May 2003 are required to request an official transcript from their respective high schools. Applicants who graduated 10 years prior to their admission date may provide the high school diploma for photocopying.

    GED recipients may bring in the original certificate or scores to be photocopied by the Office of Admissions.

Non-Degree/Non-Certificate Seeking Students

Applicants who are not seeking any type of credentials and are taking courses for professional development or personal enrichment only, are classified as “non-degree/non-certificate seeking.” Non-degree/non-certificate seeking students:

  • cannot earn a certificate or degree from Delgado Community College;
  • are not eligible for federal financial assistance; and
  • must meet all admission requirements at the time of enrollment status change to degree/certificate seeking.

A non-degree/non-certificate seeking student applying to the College as a first-time freshman must:

  1. Complete a formal application for admission prior to the beginning of the semester for which admission is being sought. The application must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee.
     
  2. Provide proof of immunization against MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (if born after 1956); all first-time freshman must provide proof of immunization against meningococcal meningitis. The proof of immunization must be submitted on the state approved form as per Louisiana Revised Statute 17:170.
     
  3. Take the Delgado Placement Assessment if required as a prerequisite, (e. g. general education courses) or exempted by appropriate ACT scores that are no more than 5 years old.
     
  4. If required, register with the military selective service prior to enrollment as per Louisiana Revised Statute 17:3151.
     

Transfer Student Status

A student who has attended another regionally accredited college or university or a Louisiana Technical College institution regardless of duration is classified as a transfer student as follows:

  1. A degree/certificate seeking transfer student is an applicant who has attended another regionally accredited college or university or a Louisiana Technical College institution, regardless of duration, and who plans to pursue a degree or certificate from Delgado.
     
  2. A non-degree/certificate seeking transfer student is an applicant who has attended another regionally accredited college or university or a Louisiana Technical College institution, but is not seeking any type of credentials at Delgado and is taking courses for professional development or personal enrichment only. Non-degree/certificate seeking students are not eligible for federal financial assistance.

A student who registers as a non-degree student and later wishes to change to a degree or certificate program should petition the Registrar to change his or her status. The student must then complete admission requirements for degree-seeking students. (To be eligible for financial assistance, it is necessary to enroll in a degree program.) Students who wish to enroll in non-credit courses should contact the Workforce Development and Education Office.

Transfer students who have been suspended for the first time from an accredited college or university may petition to be admitted to Delgado for fall or spring semesters only. If admitted, the student is on probation for the duration of the suspension from the previous college or university, and his/her enrollment will be limited to auditing courses (maximum of nine hours), taking developmental courses and/or CCSS 107 only. Students must file an Appeal for Transfer-Suspension Admission Form in the Office of Admissions seven (7) calendar days prior to the first day of regular registration. Transfer students who are suspended for a second time for academic reasons from other accredited colleges or universities will not be allowed to enroll in any coursework at Delgado for the entire duration of the suspension.
 

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

Degree/Certificate-Seeking Transfer Students 

Degree/certificate-seeking transfer students applying for admission to the Delgado must:

  1. Complete a formal application for admission prior to the beginning of the semester for which admission is sought. The application must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee.
     
  2. Submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services from each college or university previously attended, whether credit was earned or not.

    - Applicants who have been enrolled in a regionally accredited institution of higher education or a Louisiana Technical College institution the past year prior to applying for admission, and are admitted provisionally to Delgado, are required to provide verification of academic status at the previous institution prior to being admitted to Delgado.

    - Students who fail to acknowledge attendance at a regionally accredited college or university or a Louisiana Technical College institution in which they have been registered may be subject to immediate dismissal without benefit of refund.
     
  3. Provide verification that they have met all prerequisites for desired course enrollment by providing college transcripts (official transcripts are required to meet admissions requirement; however, unofficial transcripts may be used for advising purposes) or by meeting the assessment requirements as described in #4 below.
     
  4. Take the Delgado Placement Assessment (ACT COMPASS or ACT ASSET) unless exempted by:

    - Appropriate ACT scores that are no more than five (5) years old, or
    - Successful completion of developmental or college-level math and English courses with a grade of “C” or better within the last three years
     
  5. Provide proof of immunization against MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (if born after 1956). The proof of immunization must be submitted on the state approved form as per Louisiana Revised Statute 17:170.
     
  6. If required, register with the military selective service prior to enrollment as per Louisiana Revised Statute 17:3151.

Transfer students are subject to the academic status, transfer credit, and academic amnesty provisions outlined in the college catalog in effect at the time of admission to Delgado.

Non-Degree/Certificate Seeking Transfer Students   

Applicants who are not seeking any type of credentials and are taking courses for professional development or personal enrichment only are classified as “non-degree/certificate seeking.”  Non-degree/certificate seeking students:

  • cannot earn a certificate or degree from Delgado Community College;

  • are not eligible for federal financial assistance; and

  • must meet all admission requirements at the time of enrollment status change to degree/certificate seeking.

A non-degree/certificate seeking transfer student applying to the College must:

  1. Complete a formal application for admission prior to the beginning of the semester for which admission is being sought. The application must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee.

  2. Submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services from the last college or university previously attended, whether credit was earned or not.*

    -Applicants who have been enrolled in a regionally accredited institution of higher education or a Louisiana Technical College institution in the past year prior to applying for admission and are admitted provisionally to Delgado are required to provide verification of academic status at the previous institution prior to being admitted to Delgado.

    -*Applicants who are non-degree/certificate seeking and have attended a regionally accredited institution of higher education or a Louisiana Technical College institution prior to the past year may be admitted as “Special Students.” The Special Student category allows a student to take no more than twelve semester hours before having to submit official transcripts to meet admission requirements.

    - Students who fail to acknowledge attendance at a regionally accredited college or university or a Louisiana Technical College institution in which they have been registered will have a registration and transcript hold placed on his or her academic records and may be subject to immediate dismissal without benefit of refund.

  3. Provide verification that he or she has met all prerequisites for desired course enrollment by providing college transcripts or by meeting the assessment requirements as described above in #4 of Degree/Certificate-Seeking Transfer Students.

  4. Provide proof of immunization against MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (if born after 1956). The proof of immunization must be submitted on the state approved form as per Louisiana Revised Statute 17:170.

  5. If required, register with the military selective service prior to enrollment as per Louisiana Revised Statute 17:3151. 
     

SUMMER VISITOR STATUS AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS  

An applicant who is currently attending another college or university, but plans to attend Delgado Community College for the summer session only and to return to his or her home institution for the fall semester. 

A summer visitor student applying to Delgado must:

  1. Complete a formal application for admission prior to the beginning of the summer session for which admission is being sought. The application must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee.

  2. Provide a letter of academic standing from the previous institution’s Registrar’s Office reflecting academic status at the end of the spring semester. If a letter of academic standing is not available, official transcript as of the spring semester is required.

  3. Provide verification that he or she has met all prerequisites for desired course enrollment by providing college transcripts or by meeting the assessment requirements as described above in #4 of Degree/Certificate-Seeking Transfer Students.

  4. Provide proof of immunization against MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (if born after 1956). The proof of immunization must be submitted on the state approved form as per Louisiana Revised Statute 17:170.

  5. If required, register with the military selective service prior to enrollment as per Louisiana Revised Statute 17:3151.

    If a summer visitor student decides to continue enrollment at the College, he or she must meet the requirements as outlined in Degree/Certificate-Seeking Transfer Student Admission Requirements.
     

 RE-ADMIT STUDENT STATUS AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A re-admit student is an applicant who attended Delgado Community College previously and interrupted his or her studies for at least one spring or fall semester. Re-admit students must use the catalog in effect at the time of re-entry in order to meet graduation requirements. Previous credits of readmitted students earned at Delgado or at other institutions are evaluated by the same criteria used for first-time transfer students.

Applicants who attended Delgado previously and interrupted their studies for at least one spring or fall semester must:

  1. Complete a formal application for admission prior to the beginning of the semester for which admission is being sought. The application must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee.
     

  2. Submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services from each college or university attended after the break in enrollment at Delgado.

    -Re-admit applicants who fail to acknowledge attendance at a regionally accredited college or university or a Louisiana Technical College institution after the break in enrollment at Delgado may be subject to immediate dismissal without benefit of refund. 

  3. If all admission requirements were not met during initial enrollment, submit all required documents prior to being readmitted to the College.

  4. If ATB scores were used to meet admission requirements during initial enrollment, the re-admit student may continue to use the ATB scores to meet admission requirements if the test taken remains a valid ATB test in accordance with the Department of Education guidelines. Otherwise, the re-admit student must retake the ATB to be readmitted to the College.

Re-admit students are subject to the academic status and academic amnesty provisions outlined in the college catalog in effect at the time of re-admission.
 

 ACCEPTANCE OF TRANSFER CREDITS

Transfer credits from all regionally accredited institutions of higher education are recorded on the student’s permanent academic records. College credits (not developmental courses) are accepted as described below; a grade of “C” or better is required in the student’s major. Equivalencies in developmental courses are used for placement if the student earned at least a grade of “C” and the courses are not more than three years old.

The acceptance of transfer credits to meet degree/certificate program requirements will be governed by the following guidelines:

  1. The acceptance of courses taken more than ten years before a student transfers to Delgado Community College is determined by the appropriate division dean.

  2. The acceptance of courses that are not equivalent to courses taught at Delgado Community College is determined by the appropriate division dean.

  3. Transfer credits earned through nontraditional sources are accepted with the same limitations as those applied to other Delgado students. (See “Credit from Non-Traditional Sources,” in Academic Policies and Procedures .)

Inquiries about the use of a transfer course to meet degree requirements should be directed to the division dean for the student’s major. Requests for appeal of a decision should be directed to the campus provost.

Students must take at least 25 percent of courses required for a degree at Delgado, of which nine must be in the student’s major (see “Graduation Requirements,” in Academic Policies and Procedures ). Transcripts will be evaluated for degree-seeking students during their first semester at Delgado.

Courses taken at institutions that are not accredited by regional associations are generally not accepted at Delgado Community College. However, the student may pursue one of the following avenues to gain acceptance of this coursework:

  1. Use coursework as a basis for permission to take credit examinations; or

  2. Use coursework as a part of the basis for awarding LEAP credits; or

  3. Establish that another regionally accredited institution has accepted the courses in question.

If eligible to re-enter the previous college on academic probation, a student will be admitted on probation. If the grades earned at the previous college were such that the student would have been placed on probation if the grades had been earned at Delgado, the student will be admitted on probation. Students admitted to Delgado Community College with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher will be admitted in good standing.
 

Academic Amnesty

Students who have not been enrolled in an accredited college or university for at least three calendar years may, during their first semester of enrollment only, petition for academic amnesty. When students are granted academic amnesty, all college-level work completed at an earlier date is eliminated from computation of the grade point average and cannot be applied to a degree or certificate program of study at Delgado Community College. While previous work at Delgado will not be removed from the student’s scholastic records and transcript, it may not be used to meet degree requirements. The Delgado record will indicate clearly that academic amnesty has been granted and the effective date.

Students who are granted academic amnesty may qualify for scholarships or honors based on academic merit at such time as their Delgado Community College cumulative grade point average indicates that they are qualified. A student demonstrating competency in a given area may be allowed advanced standing (without credit) or a waiver of requirements, just as may any entering freshman. Students may be eligible for credit examinations for courses in which grades of “C” or higher were earned. (See Academic Policies and Procedures .)

Academic amnesty applies only to admission to Delgado Community College. Students granted amnesty at Delgado will be subject to the admissions policies of other institutions to which they may transfer after attending Delgado. When reviewing applications, many undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools compute the undergraduate grade point average based on all hours attempted.

Academic amnesty may be granted to a student only once, regardless of the institutions attended. Amnesty granted by another regionally accredited institution of higher education will be accepted by Delgado Community College.
 

students in high school - admission status and requirements

High school students may meet requirements for college admission if they fall into one of the following categories: early college admission, dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, or summer enrichment.

Early College Admission

An early college admission student is a high school senior of demonstrated high ability who has been admitted to Delgado on a full-time basis, and is no longer attending high school. The college credits earned will be used to satisfy high school graduation requirements.

A high school senior no longer attending high school may be admitted to Delgado Community College on a full-time basis and may use the college credits earned to graduate from high school. Students applying for admission under this category are responsible for tuition and all applicable fees. These students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • have written recommendation from the high school principal;
  • have written parental approval;
  • have maintained a “B” or higher average on all work pursued (six semesters) in high school;
  • ACT composite of 25;
  • complete the Delgado Community College admission application and pay an application fee and
  • provide copy of transcript if not available through the Student Transcript System.

Early college admission applicants must also meet the additional admission requirements as outlined in the College’s Admission Requirements for First-Time Freshmen policy. Upon earning a minimum of 24 semester hours at Delgado Community College early college admission students will be eligible to receive a high school diploma. The high school principal submits to the Louisiana Department of Education the necessary documentation certified by the Delgado Community College Registrar that the student has earned 24 semester hours.

Dual Enrollment

A dual enrollment student is a high school junior or senior who has been admitted to Delgado while still in high school to earn college credits and Carnegie units. In accordance with Louisiana Department of Education provisions, the high school agrees that the dual enrollment student will also earn Carnegie units. 

The Delgado Dual Enrollment Program provides an opportunity for high school students to start college while still attending high school. Students have greater access to a wide variety of rigorous academic and technical courses and can earn college credit for the courses they successfully complete. By earning college credit while still in high school, the student saves money and time on achieving a college degree and experiences a more seamless transition into college. Careers today demand more knowledge, critical thinking skills, and higher levels of technical education. Additionally, to compete in the global economy, a minimum of two years of college is necessary to meet the demands of industry and to earn a livable wage.

The Delgado Dual Enrollment Program prepares students to become tomorrow’s leaders through a rigorous and relevant curriculum that stresses high academic achievement. Students are prepared more effectively for higher education through their participation in “Career Clusters” and “Cohort Classes” that link high school coursework to advanced technical programs in the community or technical colleges and which may transfer to a baccalaureate program. Ideally, students will also develop the qualifications and certifications necessary to obtain employment in high demand professional careers.

In accordance with Louisiana Department of Education provisions, students eligible for this program may also be eligible for the Louisiana Early Start Grant, which pays for tuition for at least three (3) credit hours per semester; however, students are responsible for all applicable student fees, books for each course, and transportation.

Dual enrollment students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • have written recommendation from the high school principal;
  • have parental approval;
  • have maintained a “C” or higher average on all work pursued (six semesters) in high school;
  • minimum ACT composite of 15 (or PLAN score of 14);
  • complete the Louisiana Early Start application; and
  • provide copy of transcript if not available through the Student Transcript System.

To continue enrollment for subsequent semesters, the student must have successfully completed the dual enrollment course with a college grade of A, B, C, or P, and must have a recommendation from the principal and parental approval to continue.

Dual enrollment students are subject to the dual enrollment provisions outlined in the college catalog in effect at the time of Delgado enrollment.

Interested students should contact their High School Counselor for the following required documents:

  • Delgado Dual Enrollment Application

  • Official High School Transcript

  • ACT Scores (if taken)

Home-schooled students must also supply a copy of their Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Approved Home Study Program Application.

Dual Enrollment Summer Connections

Delgado Dual Enrollment “Summer Connections” is a summer semester, project-based learning program designed for high school students in a particular Academy or Career Cluster to experience career exploration by taking classes in their field of interest. Students can take advantage of joining a “Cohort” class of their peers, taking a class in partnership with their high school, or interfacing with other college students while taking courses that compliment their five-year plan.

For additional information on any of the Delgado Dual Enrollment Programs, please contact the Dual Enrollment Office at (504) 671-5463 or (504) 818-4656.

Concurrent Enrollment

A concurrent enrollment student is a high school junior or senior who has been admitted to Delgado while still in high school to earn college credits and may also earn Carnegie units. The high school determines if the concurrent enrollment student will also earn Carnegie units.

Students applying for admission under this category will be responsible for tuition, all applicable fees, and books. High school juniors and seniors are limited to four (4) credit hours during the first semester and seven (7) credit hours the subsequent semesters if eligibility requirements are met. High school seniors who have accumulated a minimum of 18 Carnegie units and have met the eligibility requirements may enroll in a maximum of 9 credit hours.

Concurrent enrollment students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • have written recommendation from the high school principal and parental approval on the completed concurrent enrollment approval form;
  • have maintained a “C” or higher average on all work pursued (six semesters) in high school;
  • take the Delgado Placement Assessment to determine eligibility for the desired course;
  • complete the Delgado Community College admission application and pay an application fee;
  • provide copy of transcript if not available through the Student Transcript System; and
  • provide proof of state-required immunization compliance.

    To continue enrollment in subsequent semesters, students must have successfully completed the concurrent enrollment course, with a college grade of A, B, C, or P, and must have a recommendation from the principal and parental approval on the concurrent enrollment form.Concurrent enrollment students are subject to the concurrent enrollment provisions outlined in the college catalog in effect at the time of Delgado enrollment.

Summer Enrichment

A summer enrichment student is a high school junior or senior who has been admitted to Delgado while still in high school to earn college credits and may also earn Carnegie units during the summer. Students applying for admission under this category will be responsible for tuition, all applicable fees, and books. High school juniors and seniors are limited to six (6) credit hours during the summer session.

Summer enrichment students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • have written recommendation from the high school principal and parental approval on the completed concurrent enrollment approval form;
  • have parental approval;
  • have maintained a “C” or higher average on all work pursued (six semesters) in high school;
  • take the Delgado Placement Assessment to determine eligibility for the desired course;
  • complete the Delgado Community College admission application and pay an application fee;
  • provide copy of transcript if not available through the Student Transcript System; and
  • provide proof of state-required immunization compliance.

To continue enrollment in subsequent semesters, students must have successfully completed the concurrent enrollment course, with a college grade of A, B, C, or P, and must have a recommendation from the principal and parental approval on the concurrent enrollment form.

Summer enrichment students are subject to the concurrent enrollment provisions outlined in the college catalog in effect at the time of Delgado enrollment.
 

 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

A non-U.S. citizen who plans to attend Delgado Community College should write directly to International Student Admissions, City Park Campus, Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA 70119, for detailed information. Delgado Community College welcomes international students. The International Student Advisor provides information and assistance to international students regarding college, immigration regulations, and financial matters. The International Advisor is also available to discuss and assist with personal concerns.

All international students are required to visit the International Student Advisor as soon as they arrive on campus and to maintain contact with that person during their stay at Delgado. International students (with M-1 and F-1 visas) must register and complete each semester as a full-time student. For immigration purposes, full-time is defined as twelve (12) credit hours per semester in a regular program and eighteen (18) credit hours for English as a Second Language (ESL). International students must enroll every Fall and Spring semester until their studies are completed. Failure to enroll for a full course of study is considered a violation of their M-1 or F-1 status.

English Language Proficiency Test

International students whose native language is not English are required to take the Delgado English Language Proficiency Test. Enrollment in English as a Second Language (ESLN and ESLR prefixes) courses is required if an English language deficiency is determined. Although the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is not required to be admitted to Delgado Community College, international students may test out of ESL if they have the following scores in the Internet Based TOEFL (IBT): Reading - 22 or higher, Speaking - 26 or higher, Listening - 22 or higher, and Writing Skills - 25 or higher.  All other types of TOEFL scores will be dealt with on an individual basis.

Application

An applicant seeking admission on a student visa must submit the items below before Form I-20 can be issued. Once all items are received, an I-20 will be generated through SEVIS. SEVIS is an electronic reporting system for international students and exchange visitors.

Step 1:  Letter of Intent

Please explain why you are interested in studying in the United States and why you have chosen Delgado Community College to continue your education.  The letter MUST be translated into English.

Step 2:  Admission Application

Applicants must fully complete and sign the Admissions Application.

Step 3:  Admission Application Fee

A $50.00 application fee (U.S.) must be included with the application for admission.  We will accept a check or money order payable to Delgado Community College.

Step 4:  Supplemental Admission Application

Step 5:  Proof of Immunization

Submit proof of immunization compliance if you were born after 1956.  (See Proof of Immunizations.)

Step 6:  Statement of Understanding

Sign, date, and submit.

Step 7:  Financial Support

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Service requires all international students attending a college or university to submit a statement of financial support as well as an official bank letter and statement of financial support.  Funds must show $17,200 U.S.

Step 8:  Foreign Transcript

International students enrolling in degree or certificate programs are required to submit official transcripts.  (See Foreign Transcript Evaluation below.)

Step 9:  Submission of Admissions Documents

Mail the completed admissions packet to: Delgado Community College, International Student Admissions, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119.  The admissions packet must contain the following information translated into English:

  • Delgado admissions application

  • $50 U.S. application fee payable by check or money order (non-refundable)

  • Supplemental Admission Application

  • Notarized statement of financial support

  • Bank letter, $17,200 U.S. funds

  • Statement of Understanding

  • Foreign transcript (if required)

  • Proof of immunization

  • Letter of intent

Step 10:  Acceptance Notification

You will be notified by mail regarding your admission status.  A Certificate of Eligibility (SEVIS Form I-20) will accompany your acceptance letter.

Step 11:  Obtaining your F-1 visa

The Certificate of Eligibility (SEVIS Form I-20), acceptance letter, passport, and I-901 SEVIS fee receipt are used to obtain a visa (F-1) at a U.S. Embassy nearest to you.

Step 12: SEVIS fee payment of $200.00.  For more information, please visit www.fmjfee.com.

International students on F-1 and M-1 visas are required to register and complete each semester (Fall and Spring) as full-time students.  Failure to enroll for a full course of study is considered a violation of the F-1 and M-1 immigration visa status.  To get more information regarding F-1 student visa regulations, please visit www.ice.gov and www.uscis.gov.       

International Transfer Students

International students transferring from other institutions in the U.S. must have been maintaining status as an F-1 student at the prior institution for immigration purposes and must also be in good academic standing. Those students out of status must apply to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for reinstatement upon entry to Delgado Community College. Transcripts from all U.S. institutions attended are required for admission as well as numbers 1-7 above. A complete transfer evaluation form by the last school attended must be submitted along with the documents and fees listed above.

APPLICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSIONS ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:

Application Deadlines for First-Time Students:

          

Fall Semester

             

before July 1

 

Spring Semester

 

before November 15

New F-1 student applicants will not be able to submit an application packet for summer, ONLY Fall and Spring semesters.

 Application Deadlines for Transfer Students:

          

Fall Semester

             

before August 10

 

Spring Semester

 

before January 10

 

Summer Session

 

before May 10

If an applicant decides not to attend Delgado, he or she must return the Form 1-20.

International Admissions Application packet forms are available on the web at http://www.dcc.edu.

Foreign Transcript Evaluation

International students who have never attended a post-secondary institution must provide evidence of academic achievement equivalent to a U.S. high school education. Transcripts that are not in English must be translated by a certified translator. Official basic/general evaluations of all international diplomas/transcripts must be completed to determine equivalency. One copy of the official diploma/transcript and translation must be sent to an evaluation agency. See “Evaluation Agencies,” below.*

Only translations certified by the American Translation Association will be accepted. Official evaluations are those which are sent from the evaluation agency directly to the Office of Admissions at Delgado Community College.

An applicant who has satisfactorily completed university-level courses in a foreign country comparable to the course credits in the American university system must have official transcript(s) sent to the Office of Admissions at Delgado Community College. Transcripts that are not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. In addition, the transcript(s) must also be officially evaluated by an evaluation agency. (See “Evaluation Agencies,” below.) Only translations certified by the American Translation Association will be accepted. Official evaluations are those which are sent from the evaluation agency directly to the Office of Admissions at Delgado Community College.

The request for an evaluation must be made immediately so that the results will be received by Delgado Community College prior to registration. Students are required to furnish general evaluations only. Students who wish to use credits earned in their country toward a degree at Delgado may request a more extensive course equivalency evaluation. There is an additional fee charged by the agencies for this service. All fees required must accompany the transcript sent to the agency.

*Evaluation Agencies - The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services® (NCAES MEMBERS, as of June 1, 2009)

(Choose any one):

Center for Applied Research, Evaluations, & Education, Inc.
P.O. Box 18358
Anaheim, CA 92817
Phone: (714) 237-9272
Fax: (714) 237-9279
email: eval_caree@yahoo.com
http://www.iescaree.com
 

Education International, Inc.
29 Denton Road
Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: (781) 235-7425
Fax: (781) 235-6831
email: edint@gis.net
http://www.educationinternational.org

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: (414) 289-3400
Fax: (414) 289-3411
email: eval@ece.org
http://www.ece.org

Educational Perspectives, nfp.
P.O. Box 618056
Chicago, IL 60661-8056
Phone: (312) 421-9300
Fax: (312) 421-9353
email: info@edperspective.org
http://www.edperspective.org

Educational Records Evaluation Service, Inc.
601 University Avenue, Suite 127
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: (916) 921-0790
Fax: (916) 921-0793
email: edu@eres.com
http://www.eres.com

e-ValReports
10924 Mukilteo Speedway, #290
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 349-5199
Fax: (425) 349-3420
email: brad@e-valreports.com
http://www.e-valreports.com

Evaluation Service, Inc.
33 W.N. Ave., #284                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Chicago, IL 60610                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Phone: (847) 477-8569
Fax: (312) 587-3068 email:esi2@frontiernet.net                                                                                                                                                                                                 http://www.evaluationservice.net

Foreign Academic Credential Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 400
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Phone: (618) 656-5291
Fax: (618) 656-5292
http://www.facsusa.com

Foreign Educational Document Service
P.O. Box 4091
Stockton, CA 95204
Phone: (209) 948-6589

Foundation for International Services, Inc.
14926 - 35th Avenue West, Suite 210
Lynnwood, WA 98087
Phone: (425) 248-2255

Fax: (425) 248-2262
Email: info@fis-web.com
http://www.fis-web.com

Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 9203
College Station, TX 77842-9203
Phone: (800) 707-0979
Fax: (512) 388-3174
email: gce@gceus.com
http://www.gceus.com or
http://www.gcevaluators.com

Global Services Associates, Inc.
2554 Lincoln Boulevard, # 445
Marina del Rey, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 828-5709
Fax: (310) 828-5709
email: info@globaleval.org
http://www.globaleval.org

International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 2465
Denton, Tx 76202-2465
Phone: (940) 383-7498
Fax: (940) 382.4874
email: staff@iacei.net
http://www.iacei.net

International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.
3600 Market Street, Suite 450
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 387-6950, Ext. 603
Fax: (215) 349-0026
email: icd@icdel.com
http://icdel.com

International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
Phone: (310) 258-9451
Fax: (310) 342-7086
email: information@ierf.org
http://www.ierf.org

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. International Education Consultants
7101 S.W. 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Phone: (305) 273-1616
Fax: (305) 273-1338
Fax: (305) 273-1984 (Translations)
email: info@jsilny.com
http://www.jsilny.com

SpanTran Educational Services, Inc.
7211 Regency Square Blvd., Suite 205
Houston, TX 77036-3197
Phone: (713) 266-8805
Fax: (713) 789-6022
email: info@spantran-edu.org
http://www.spantran-edu.org

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Phone: (212) 966-6311
Fax: (212) 739-6100
email: info@wes.org
http://www.wes.org

Students may check with the Admissions or Registrar’s Office for additional options.

Workforce Training Admission

Students who score at least at the 6.0 grade level on the ATB, but who do not score sufficiently high to be admitted as regular students, may enroll as Workforce Training students. Such students are limited to enrollment in workforce training programs (credit-bearing) and will be awarded technical competency or letters of completion when they complete the program. Workforce training students may not receive any form of Title IV federal financial assistance. Workforce training students may change to the regular admission status if they obtain their GED, high school diploma, or the minimum acceptable scores on the ATB exam.
 

Admission Review Committee

The Admission Review Committee is authorized to hold hearings related to the following: (1) submission of inaccurate admission documents; (2) denials of requests for academic amnesty; (3) denial of admission of a student currently suspended from a regionally accredited higher education institution in accordance with the Board of Supervisors’ policy on such admissions; (4) denial of requests to be classified as a Louisiana resident for tuition purposes; and (5) denial of admission to a selective admission program when a student alleges that a decision is arbitrary or capricious or in violation of stated guidelines. Based on the information gathered at a hearing, the Admission Review Committee will recommend action to the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services.