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Admissions RequirementNew | Transfer | Transient | Former | Home-Schooled | High School | Articulated High School | International New StudentsStudents enrolling in college for the first time may qualify for admission by any one of the following: Graduation from an accredited high school;Possession of a Certificate of High School Equivalency based on the General Educational Development (GED) examination (see Testing); orIndividual approval as provided for below: This is for those who cannot meet the requirements in (a) or (b), and who exhibit the aptitude, interest and motivation to profit from the course of study they propose to enter. Aptitude is demonstrated by passing an "Ability to Benefit" exam, interest, and motivation. Students who enroll because of the Ability to Benefit exam are ineligible for federal financial aid.Beginning Freshmen Must:Submit admission form completed online at www.applytexas.org;Submit an official transcript of high school grades and credits. When the documents show proof of high school graduation, no further admission certifications are required. Applicants who have not graduated from high school may show that they have Certificates of High School Equivalency based on GED examinations. These examinations may be taken at CBC's Student Success Center. Applicants who have neither high school diplomas nor equivalency certificates may be granted individual approval depending on the chosen program of study;Students who are under the age of 18 and have graduated from an accredited high school or completed the equivalent of high school in a non-traditional setting (i.e., home-schooled) may be admitted provided they present a notarized record of the high school equivalent work completed and the date of successful completion. This work should be consistent with the TEA minimums for high school completion;Official copy of THEA scores if not exempt. Students may take the CBC alternative test if they have not taken the THEA. For additional information, see to "Testing."Check with individual department for additional requirements.
Transfer StudentsStudents who have previously attended other colleges or vocational schools may qualify for admission by submitting official transcripts of earned grades and credits, showing proof of good standing at the most recent school attended. Students falsely claiming good standing may be dropped from all classes.Transfer students must submit:Admissions form completed online at www.applytexas.org;An official transcript of grades and credits from all colleges previously attended. Students on scholastic or disciplinary suspension from other institutions are additionally required to contact the CBC Admissions/Registrar's Office to schedule an interview with the CBC Admissions Committee which makes a decision concerning acceptance; and Scores from the THEA test or alternate placement exam (if not exempt).Transcripts of students with transfer credit are evaluated by the Dean of Instructional Services. Transcripts offered for evaluation must be official.Transient Summer StudentsA student enrolled in another college who expects to return to that school may register for CBC summer classes when CBC receives a transcript which includes THEA or other acceptable placement exam scores, development status, and a statement of good standing. Students falsely claiming good standing may be dropped from all classes.Former StudentsStudents who previously attending CBC, and who have not attended any other institution, may enroll if in good standing. Former students who attended other colleges since their last attendance at CBC are under the same requirements as college transfer students.Former students who have not registered with CBC within the last calendar year must complete and admissions form online at www.applytexas.org. Former students who have not registered within the last three years are required to re-submit official educational documents such as a high school transcript, GED, or college transcripts. CBC adheres to a state approved records retention schedule. All students who are not exempt must have THEA scores or have taken the CBC alternative test upon re-entry regardless of THEA requirements when previously enrolled.Home Schooled StudentsStudents in a non-traditional high school may concurrently enroll if the following conditions are met:Have completed the equivalent of the junior year of high school (16 units);Must provide a notarized record of the school subjects completed (consistent with TEA minimum requirements);Comply with college testing requirements.For additional information, please review the Dual Credit Handbook.High School Students (Dual Credit)High school students may concurrently enroll in CBC with written permission from a parent or guardian, their high school principal and/or counselor. Students should work with their high school counselors in determining appropriate class loads, considering high school and college class schedules, test scores, previous academic records, and non-academic activities. Students should obtain a copy of the current CBC Dual Credit Handbook for more information about dual credit/concurrent enrollment. Students may enroll in CBC courses in one of the three ways: Concurrent Courses, Dual Credit Courses, or Articulated High School Credit.Concurrent CoursesConcurrent enrollment means that a student is attending high school and college at the same time. Concurrently enrolled students receive college credit for their courses, but not high school credit. High school juniors and seniors who meet the eligibility rrequirements stated in the Dual Credit Handbook may enroll concurrently at CBC.Dual Credit CoursesDual credit courses offer an opportunity for eligiable high school students to earn both college and high school credit at the same time. The benefits offered by CBC's dual credit program include the following:Expanded academic options for college-bound high schools;Minimized duplication of courses taken in high highs school and college;Shortened time required to complete an undergraduate degree;Significantly reduced cost of higher education;Allows students taking workforce courses the opportunity to earn a marketable skills certificate while still in high school.The decision to grant or not grant high school credit for college courses rests solely with individual high school.Dual Credit Eligibility RequirementsBe currently attending high school (public, private or home school;Be classified as a high school junior or senior (exemptions are available for demonsrated outstanding academic performance or with approval by the Dean of Instructional Services);Complete an online CBC admissions application at www.applytexas.orgAchieve college readiness scores on THEA, SAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER or current state-approved high school assessment for academic courses or applicable standard for workforce courses. (Refer to the Dual Credit Handbook and consult with a CBC dual credit representative or college advisor/counselor);Submit an official high school transcript to the CBC Admissions/Registrar's Office; andSubmit a completed CBC Dual Credit Permission Form signed by a parent or guardian, high school principal, and counselor, indicating requested CBC courses.For additonal information, please review the Dual Credit Handbook at www.coastalbend.edu/dualenollmentArticulated High School CreditArticulated highs school credit allows students to begin a college career while still high school by earning college credit for certain career and technical courses completed while still in high school. Students should inform that assigned advisor at first registration of career and technical credit from high school, provide a copy of the high school transcript, and ask for the transcript to be evaluated for articulated high school credit. Students can often earn up to 12 college hours from high school courses without paying college tuition. Application for articulated high school credit must be made within two years of high school graduation.To obtain articulated high school credit at Coastal Bend College for high school career and technical courses a student must:Complete courses approved for articulation at the high school with the minimum final course grade included in the articulation agreement between Coastal Bend College and the student's local high school.Complete all college entrance requirements, be accepted to Coastal Bend College, and enroll in courses at the college.Enroll in a college program that includes courses included in an articulation agreement with the high school.Complete and submit an Articulation Credit Request Form.Successfully complete six semester hours of other coursework at Coastal Bend College. International StudentsInternational students must comply with the following:An admissions form completed online at www.applytexas.org must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the beginning date of registration;A valid "Certificate of Immunization," signed by a physician or public health official, must be submitted. It must give evidence of immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, poliomyelitis, measles, and rubella;An official original transcript of grades and credits for the final four years of secondary school and a certified English translation must be submitted;Evidence of proficiency in the English language must be submitted and a minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and a score range of 173-187 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 71 on the Internet based version (iBT);Applicants who have attended schools, colleges, or universities since secondary school graduation must also submit official transcripts, translated into English of grades and credits at college attended, showing good standing at the school most recently attended;Proof must be submitted showing that the applicants has sufficient financial resources for support during the entire period of study in the United States. Such proof may be in the form of a letter of credit from a bank; a notarized statement from the person providing financial support; a certificate from a bank showing sufficient funds on deposit, or similar documentation;The U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Form I-20 will not be issued until admission procedures are completed to the satisfaction of the college. International students are required to purchase illness and accident medical insurance coverage specified by the college during their entire period of study at CBC unless they are already covered by health insurance that covers medical costs incurred in the U.S.After acceptance by CBC, and before registration, the college requires international students to take a series tests in English, Mathematics, and Reading if they have not taken the THEA test. Results of the these tests will determine courses for which a student may register.International students are subject to THEA requirements as are all students at CBC. For additional information, see to "Indicators of Readiness" on page 24.International Student Packet