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Pima County Community College District Standard Practice Guide

SPG Title: Limited Enrollment (Selective Admissions) (Interim)
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Effective Date: 10/10/95
Approval Date: 10/10/95
Review Date(s): 4/13/98
Revision Date(s): 4/13/98
Sponsoring Unit/Department:  AVC Educational Services
Regulation Title & No.: Limited Enrollment, RG-3506/A
Board Policy Title & No.: Limited Enrollment, BP-3506
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BP-3506 recognizes that certain vocational education programs must limit student enrollment to comply with the requirements of external agencies and charges these educational programs to establish criteria and a selection process that provides students an equitable opportunity for access and success.  In accordance with the college guidelines presented in RG-3506, the PCC programs in Health-Related Professions have developed criteria and a uniform process for limited enrollment.

Individuals interested in applying to limited enrollment programs may obtain an application either at the campus location or through a written request to the program.


Before submitting an application for admission to a limited enrollment program in Health-Related Professions, the applicant must:

1.0   Have a high school diploma or GED,

2.0   Complete a general admissions form to PCC,

3.0   Receive acceptable scores on reading and math assessment tests within three years of the application date, or successfully complete approved reading and math courses, and

4.0   Successfully complete all program-specific requirements or equivalents.

NOTE:  To accommodate the potential student at a distance from the College, special arrangements will be made with cooperating colleges to administer the required PCC reading and math tests.  Also, previously earned reading and math test scores on the PCC approved list may be substituted if taken within three years of the application date.


5.0   First Computerized Random Selection.  All students meeting basic requirements and prerequisites will be placed in a diverse applicant pool.  A computerized random selection will be made from this pool.

  6.0   Criteria Threshold Calculation.  Randomly selected students will have their applications evaluated with points awarded based on health-related work experience, grades, and scores on an exam that measures critical thinking.  Students receiving 60% of the total points will advance to the next step.

7.0   Final Computerized Random Selection.  All students determined eligible in Step 6.0 will be in the pool from which the final computerized random selection to fill the class seats is made.  An alternate list will be established.

NOTE:  There will be no waiting lists.  At each step, non-selected applicants will be notified by mail and will also receive information about other career opportunities.  They may also continue to apply for admissions.


8.0   Each department under this SPG will be evaluated every two years, and this review will include, where appropriate, information and recommendations from the five-year program reviews and periodic reaccreditation reviews by external agencies.

9.0   The results of the evaluation will be submitted to the Chancellor's Cabinet for review by the Campus Presidents and the AVC for Educational Services.