Isothermal Community College

Office of Admissions

Returning Student Enrollment

Step One - Check the status of your admissions file at Isothermal Community College by reviewing the category below that applies to you.

 

I have not taken a class at Isothermal Community College in 5 or more years OR I applied 12 months ago (or more) but never actually took a class. The last class I took at Isothermal Community College was less than 5 years ago.

1. Check with the Admissions Office at 828-395-1442 to find out if your “paper file” has been shredded. *See below for information about what shredded means and why it occurs.

2. If your file has been shredded, please resubmit all documents required for your program of study. The most common requirements are a new application, official high school transcripts, official college transcripts if you wish to receive transfer credit, and placement testing (unless you qualify for a waiver).

3. Students will not be able to schedule for the placement test until all other required documentation is first submitted to the Admissions Office.

4. Get more information about criteria for an evaluation for placement test waiver.

1. Check with the Admissions Office at 828-395-1442 to find out the status of your file. If you are pursuing a new major, we may require additional documentation. Also, your previous placement test scores are only valid for 3 years.

2. If any documentation is missing from your file, (transcripts or current placement test scores from another institution etc), have it sent “officially” to the Admissions Office at Isothermal Community College. Official means it comes directly to Isothermal Community College in a sealed envelope from the sending institution.

3. Students will not be able to schedule for the placement test until all other required documentation is first submitted to the Admissions Office.

4. Get more information about criteria for an evaluation for placement test waiver.

WHAT DOES ‘SHREDDED’ MEAN? Given the volume of paper files received over the years in Admissions, in combination with the lack of storage space, it is necessary for us to create room for the hundreds of new applications that come in every semester by shredding old paper files. Please note that even if your file was shredded, any courses you took at Isothermal Community College in the past are still in the system and transcripts can still be created. A shredded file simply means that we no longer have any paper documentation from you, including an application, high school or “other” college transcripts, etc.

Step Two - Restrictions

  • Depending on the state of your admissions file upon your return to Isothermal Community College, there may be a restriction on your file. Restrictions are blocks that are applied to your file to prevent you from registering until you deal with an outstanding matter (eg., library, fine, missing documents from Admissions, money owed to the Business Office, updated major, etc).
  • If you want to know if you have any restrictions on your file, please contact the Admissions Office at 8282-395-1442.

Step Three - Placement Test

  • First, check the possibility of a placement test waiver
  • If you do not qualify for a waiver and need to retake the placement test, you can schedule to do this only after all your documentation is received (new application, transcripts, etc if required).
  • If you are ready to be scheduled for a placement test, please call the Testing Department at 828-286-3636 ext. 244.
  • As a “returning” student, you have two options for placement testing. You can participate in a new student testing session (designed for new students) as a way of getting an orientation refresher in addition to information about your advisor and your next opportunity to register; or you can participate in a testing session for returning students where you will take the test and be expected to follow-up with your Advisor yourself for registration as your schedule allows. Please contact the Testing Department at 828-286-3636 ext. 244 to determine which of these options is a better fit for you.

Step Four - Registering for Class(es)

If you decide to participate in a new student testing session, you will get a tour of your academic department and find out who your advisor will be and when you can meet with him/her to register.

  • If you opt for a returning student testing session, you will need to contact your Advisor yourself when current/former registration opens again.
  • You can also register during “last chance” registration, which typically occurs 1-2 days before classes begin. During this 1 or 2 day period you would simply go to your Advisor's department to get registered.
  • If you do not know who your advisor is, you can call Admissions at 828-395-1442 or contact the department in which your program resides by calling 828-395-XXXX.
    • Business Sciences – Lois Scruggs ext. 1414
    • Arts & Sciences – Samantha Laney ext. 1301
    • Applied Sciences – Angela Marlowe ext. 1441