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, both public and private, 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. High School Equivalency (HSE).  An applicant who is not a high school graduate may be admitted by successfully completing a test of high school equivalency and providing a GED, TASC, or HiSET transcript with passing scores.  The GED and TASC tests are administered at Navarro College and applicants interested in gaining admission by this method should inquire at the Testing Center or the Adult 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/HSE class and will agree to attempt to pass the HSE prior to the beginning of the next semester and 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 HSE classes, they understand that they will be dropped from their college classes.
  4. Transfer From Another College or University.  Students transferring to Navarro College from other institutions of higher education must turn in official transcripts from all U.S. (and U.S. territories) institutions attended, to the Office of Admissions and Records.  Transcripts must be no older than three years from the date the transcript was printed to comply with the state records and retention law, established by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Students seeking admission after having not attended for a year or longer must also submit a new application.

    Credit for courses in which a passing grade ("D" or better) has been earned may be transferred to Navarro College from the following institutions:

    1. Institutions that are regionally accredited;
      • Higher Learning Commission
      • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Higher Education 
      • New England Association of Schools and Colleges 
      • Northwest Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges 
      • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
      • Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges 
      • Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
    2. Institutions that are not regionally accredited.

      Students transferring credits from these institutions will be evaluated by the Executive Dean on a case-by-case basis. Factors that will be considered relating to these courses include:

      • Course Grade;
      • Contact/Credit Hours;
      • Student Learning Outcomes;
      • Faculty Credentials;
      • Level;
      • Content;
      • Quality;
      • Comparability; and
      • Degree program relevance.

      It shall be the student’s responsibility to provide all transcripts and documents necessary to evaluate any prior educational experience.

    3. Students who complete coursework at colleges and universities outside the United States will be considered on a case by case basis. All foreign credentials submitted to the college must include the original plus a certified English translation. An official evaluation of foreign credentials must be completed before transfer credit can be granted. The student is responsible for arranging for credential evaluation. A list of acceptable professional evaluation services is available in the Office of International Students.  A student is expected to pay all costs of translation and/or evaluation of foreign credentials.

      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. Home School: Students who have completed high school in a home school setting must provide a home school high school transcript clearly displaying the following information:
    1. Students name (first, middle, last) and date of birth.
    2. For each course completed, include the following:
      1. Specific course title
      2. Units of credits for each
      3. Time frame or semester in which completed
      4. Grade received
    3. Description of grading system used such as a grade scale or grade key.
    4. Graduation date (month/day/year) indicating completion of secondary school education.
    5. The name of the home school administrator who organized, taught, and evaluated course work, if not the parent; named in item g below, include the name of the home school administrator.
    6. The following statement, or one substantially similar, shall appear above the parent signature line described below: 

      I, the undersigned, do hereby solemnly attest that this student has completed a secondary school education in a home school setting on the date indicated, and under the laws governing the state and county in which the home schooling occurred.

    7. Name and address of parent or legal guardian with space for their signature. The transcript is to be signed in the presence of the Notary Public (see item h below).
    8. The transcript must be notarized; to include:

      Notary Public Signature
      Printed Name
      Date
      State and County
      Date Commission Expires

      The transcript containing the original notarized seal must be sent to the college’s Admissions and Records office.

  6. 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, HSE,and college transcripts submitted in both the native language and English translation, if applicable.  If a college transcript is being presented to accept hours for transfer, it must be evaluated course-by-course by a credential company as provided by the Office of International Students.
    6. Minimum TOEFL paper-based score of 500; computer-based score of 173; or Internet-based of 61 or more
    7. Application fee of $80 (please make check or money order payable to Navarro College)
    8. Housing deposit of $240. International Students pursuing studies at the Corsicana campus can 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
  7. 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, Petroleum Technology, and John Deere Ag Tech. Applicants wishing to enter one of these limited access programs should contact the appropriate dean or department chair for program requirements and admission procedures.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Summer/Mini 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/mini session of Navarro College upon presentation of an official 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 (www.applytexas.org), proof of residency and official transcripts from institutions attended after the last enrollment at Navarro College.

Admission Appeals

Any student denied admission to Navarro College may appeal this decision in writing to:

Admissions Committee

c/o Director of Admissions, Navarro College

3200 West 7th Avenue

Corsicana, TX  75110

The student may appeal the decision of the Admissions Committee within five (5) business days from the date of notification. Appeals of the committee’s decision must be made in writing to the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Institutional Effectiveness.  The Vice President of Enrollment Management and Institutional Effectiveness will review the information provided.  Within three (3) business days after receiving the written appeal, the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Institutional Effectiveness will make a determination (i) that the decision should stand; or (ii) that the decision of the Admissions Committee should be overturned.