Methods of Admission

Prospective students are responsible for meeting all admission requirements. Failure to meet all requirements will cause the student’s transcript to be withheld and the student will be blocked from future registrations. Admission to Navarro College may be by one of the following methods:

  1. High School Graduate. An applicant who is a graduate of an accredited high school will be admitted to Navarro College upon presentation of a properly authenticated high school transcript verifying that the student has graduated. High school students are strongly recommended to follow the State Board of Education’s recommended 24-unit High School Program to help be fully prepared for college following graduation.
  2. General Educational Development (GED) Test Scores. An applicant who is not a high school graduate may be admitted by successfully completing the General Educational Development Test, High School Level and providing a GED transcript showing passing scores. This test is administered at Navarro College, and applicants interested in gaining admission by this method should inquire at the Counseling Center or the Adult Basic Education Program office.
  3. Individual Approval. Students may apply for individual approval at the Office of Admissions. The student must be enrolled and attending the Navarro College Adult Education classes/GED class and will agree to attempt to pass the GED prior to the beginning of the next semester or pass their high school STARR and that failure to do so will be justification for the student to not be allowed to enroll the following semester. If a student is not attending GED classes, they understand that they will be dropped from their college classes.
  4. Transfer From Another College or University. A student who wishes to transfer from another college or university may be admitted to Navarro College provided he/she is eligible for readmission at the college last attended. An official transcript from each college or university previously attended must be provided to the Office of Admissions & Records before the admission is considered complete.

    Students who register but fail to list on the admissions application other colleges or universities attended, or who are otherwise ineligible to attend Navarro College, will be subject to dismissal with forfeiture of all tuition and fees.

  5. International Students. The Director of International Programs oversees all aspects of International Student admissions to Navarro College. For admission purposes, international students should provide the following documents:
    1. International application (provided in application packet.)
    2. Navarro college admission application (available on the College Website and/or in the International Student Advising and Admission Office)
    3. Navarro College financial statement (provided in application packet)
    4. Affidavit of support and bank statement certified by a bank official showing sufficient financial support. Please contact the Office of Admissions and Records for the required amount necessary for college admission
    5. Official high school, GED, or college transcripts submitted in both the native language and English translation, if applicable
    6. Minimum TOEFL paper-based score of 450; computer-based score of 133; or Internet-based of 45 or more
    7. Application fee of $60 (please make check or money order payable to Navarro College)
    8. Housing deposit of $210. *Beginning with the Fall 2014 semester, ALL International Students pursuing studies at the Corsicana campus must reside on campus in College Housing
    9. Tuberculosis Test Results (this is required before the I-20 can be issued: written proof of negative TB skin test or clear chest X-ray required)
    10. Third Party Waiver allowing a third party to receive ONLY sealed and completed packet from applicant and mail for applicant
    11. $80 money order for acceptance package to be sent by UPS (please note that the Acceptance Package Form must be accompanied with the payment)
    12. Acceptance Package Form
  6. Career & Technical Programs. Although Navarro College has an “open door” admission policy, some career and technical programs have limited enrollments. Those programs include, but are not limited to, Associate Degree Nursing, Vocational Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Oil and Gas Program, and John Deere Ag Tech. Applicants wishing to enter one of these limited access programs should contact the appropriate assistant dean or department chair for program requirements and admission procedures.
  7. Early Admissions Program for Eligible High School Students. The Early Admissions Program at Navarro College offers an opportunity for eligible high school students to earn college credits while still enrolled in their high school subject under the following conditions:
    • Participants must be entering their freshman year in high school and have written approval of the high school and parent/guardian.
    • Students must have successfully completed the TSI Assessment or be exempt as a result of the State of Texas end of course exams.
    • Students must adhere to all policies of the college and high school including daily attendance requirements. Navarro College assumes no responsibility for loss of eligibility of high school students enrolled in this program to participate in University Interscholastic League activities. Students who meet the above criteria will be accepted into Navarro College on individual approval.
  8. Dual Credit Enrollment. The Dual Credit Program at Navarro College offers an opportunity for high school students to take college-level academic or career and technical courses for both high school and college credit. Such courses are offered based upon a written agreement between participating independent school districts and Navarro College and follow the provisions relating to courses for joint high school and college credit listed in Section 130.008 of the Texas Education Code. For additional information regarding dual credit enrollment, contact the Director of Dual Credit.
  9. Summer Session Students from Other Colleges. A student who is enrolled in another college, and who expects to return to that school in the fall, will be admitted to the summer session of Navarro College upon receipt of a statement of standing or presentation of a transcript from the records office of the other college showing the number of semester hours completed. Such transfer students must adhere to the same rules and standards concerning admission procedures and placement testing as all other students.
  10. Articulated Credit. With articulated credit, the student begins his/her college career and technical course of study in high school and continues in a community or technical college. The result can lead to a certificate or associate’s degree in a career field. Additional information on Navarro College articulated credit is available in the Carl Perkins Career Center in the Bain Center, room BC 101 or call (903) 875-7481.
  11. Returning Students. Students returning to Navarro College after an absence of one spring or fall semester will re-enter under the catalog and programs in effect at that time. Technical programs change frequently, depending on industry requirements, and new degree plans may require additional coursework. Student returning to Navarro College after two or more consecutive regular semesters during which the student is not enrolled in a public institution shall submit an updated Apply Texas application (, proof of residency and official transcripts from institutions attended after the last enrollment at Navarro College.