2-20: Admission to Santa Fe Community College – Procedures

 

These procedures describe the steps that need to be taken for admission to Santa Fe Community College, as well as the process for readmission after academic suspension.

Degree/Certificate Students

  1. Applicants must complete an SFCC application form.
  2. Degree status is granted to applicants who have declared an intention to pursue a particular degree or certificate by following a prescribed program of study.
  3. Students with other college credits must request that each previously attended college or university send an official transcript directly to SFCC’s Records Office. (Under no circumstances will SFCC accept any college transcripts from students themselves.)
  4. New students with 15 or less completed credits must meet with an adviser for new-student enrollment services and advising.
  5. Any student who is to be considered for federal or state financial aid must meet all financial aid requirements.

Nondegree Student Admissions

  1. Applicants must complete an SFCC application form.
  2. The student is encouraged to see an advisEr for new-student enrollment services and advising.
  3. Students who enter the College in nondegree status may subsequently apply for degree status and apply appropriate credits earned toward the selected degree or certificate program.
  4. Nondegree status provides admission to the College, but it does not satisfy eligibility requirements for financial aid, veterans’ education benefits, or other assistance programs. Any student who is to be considered for federal or state financial aid must meet all financial aid requirements.

Readmission of Academically Suspended Students

In an effort to provide academic guidance and support for students who are academically suspended who wish to return to SFCC, the suspension is not automatically removed. This is intentional as SFCC wants students who have been on suspension to meet with an adviser to discuss academic planning and support needs. There are two categories of suspended students: those who have completed their suspension period and those who have not.

Students Who Have Completed Their Suspension Period

Students who have completed their suspension period, as prescribed in a formal letter of suspension, should follow these steps:

  1. Call or stop by the Welcome and Advising Center to meet with an academic adviser.
  2. The adviser changes the suspension status to probationary status.
  3. Probationary status remains in effect until the student earns a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  4. No student on probation can take more than 12 credit hours during a regular semester or six credit hours during a regular summer session without permission of the Director of Advising or the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success.

Students Requesting Early Readmission Before Suspension Period Is Complete

Students who have not completed the required suspension period who wish to be considered for early readmission should follow these steps:

  1. Contact the Director of Advising or the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success to set up a meeting:
  • Heidi Weingart, Director of Advising, 505-428-1457, weingart@sfcc.edu
  • Cheryl Fields, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, 428-1238, fields@sfcc.edu.
  1. Students who are appealing need to provide information about changes that will be taken to ensure success during the readmission meeting.
  2. Typically, students who are allowed to return early to SFCC will be permitted to re-enroll with conditions. Those conditions include such things as:
  • Being placed on a probationary academic status, with a 2.0 or higher term GPA requirement,
  • Taking a reduced course load of no more than two courses,
  • Repeating courses in which the student failed,
  • Other requirements that are expected to help ensure a successful semester, and
  • Remaining on probationary academic status until the cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher.
  1. Students who are not readmitted early from suspension can return to SFCC after waiting out the suspension period (see “process for students who have completed their suspension period” above).
  2. Students may appeal the decision by submitting a written appeal to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at least 30 days in advance of the semester for which enrollment is requested.
  3. The Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs’ decision is final.

 

Contact:         Heidi Weingart
505-428-1457, heidi.weingart@sfcc.edu

                        Cheryl Fields

505 428-1238, cheryl.fields@sfcc.edu

Updated:        4/12/2017

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