St. Augustine College has an Open Admissions Policy. An applicant must demonstrate an ability to benefit from the College's programs as tested through the College's federally-accepted exams.
The Open Admissions Policy sets forth two basic criteria for admission: 1) completion of high school or its equivalent; 2) a minimum age of seventeen (17) years for those without a high school diploma.
To be admitted into the College, all applicants must complete the application for admission together with related forms. Students who have completed high school or its equivalent, or have earned a minimum of 24 transferable semester credit hours (see Transfer of Credits) from other colleges, will be admitted as regular students upon submitting one of the following documents:
1. Official high school transcript, or
2. Official results of the General Educational Development (GED) Test (Home-study GED is not acceptable), or
3. Proof of completion of equivalent high school work in a foreign country, or
4. Official College transcript showing at least 24 transferable semester credit hours.If the applicant cannot submit these documents at the time of admission, admission will be CONDITIONAL until documentation is received by the Office of Admissions.
ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Additional admission requirements apply to certain programs according to curriculum requirements and/or requirements for professional standards.
Bachelor of Social Work
In addition to the General Admission Requirements, applicants interested in this major must meet the following criteria:
- Submission of an application to the Office of Admissions with a statement of educational and professional goals (500 words);
- Completion of the General Core Curriculum Requirements with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75;
- English proficiency as demonstrated by the score on the English Proficiency tests administered by the Testing Center; and
- Two references from faculty, employers, or supervisors who can attest to the applicant's ability to become a Social Work Practitioner.
Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy
In addition to the General Admission Requirements, applicants interested in this major must meet the following criterion: A combined grade point average (GPA) of 2.67 in the following courses: MAT 110, BIO 108, and CHM 115.
Any previously admitted student who has not registered or attended classes for at least one semester must submit an Application for Re-Admission to the Office of Admissions. If the student has attended any other college or university during that time, official transcripts from the institution must be submitted.
Re-admitted students must abide by the academic policies and program profile in place at the time of re-admission. Admissions and re-admissions are valid for an entire school year.
Transfer of Credits to St. Augustine College
Prior to registration, students transferring to St. Augustine College are required to submit official transcripts from other institutions. For a nominal fee, the Office of Admissions can help process the transcript request. The Office of Academic Affairs will evaluate successfully-completed course work from accredited institutions. If accepted as satisfying degree requirements, these transfer hours will be counted towards graduation, but will not be counted in the calculation of the GPA. Only courses with a grade of "C" or higher are considered transferable. A transfer student must meet minimum academic residency requirements in order to be eligible for graduation.
Admission of Foreign Students
St. Augustine College is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Foreign students must follow admission procedures and meet requirements for admission as regular students. At the time of admission, the student must submit an Affidavit of Support that guarantees financial support while attending St. Augustine College and payment of one-half the tuition and fees for the academic year of enrollment before the I-20 form is issued. Foreign students are expected to maintain a full-time program of 12 credit hours during any semester. Federal and State Financial Aid are not available to foreign students. However, the College will work with interested foreign students on the development of a payment plan.
A student-at-large is defined as a student who desires to take a course or courses for the benefit of personal development and who is not interested in degree or certificate completion. In addition, with regards to financial aid, this student does not apply for or receive financial aid. In order to become a student at large, the student must apply for admission as such.
Upon being admitted into St. Augustine College, students take placement tests in English grammar and composition, Spanish composition, and Math. These tests provide the College with the information necessary to ensure that the students' course selection matches their academic abilities and skills. The placement tests are not pass/fail types of exams; rather, they assess language and mathematical skill levels.