Angelina College enrolls students without regard to race, religion, color, creed, sex, age, national origin or disabilities as defined in the Notice of Non-discrimination statement on page 25. The college does, however, reserve the right to verify residency status of a prospective student. Correspondence pertaining to enrollment should be addressed to the Office of the Registrar, Angelina College, P.O. Box 1768, Lufkin, TX 75902-1768, or telephone (936) 633-5210. Angelina College is located on the Internet at www.angelina.edu and for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission in the college does not imply admission to all programs. The student must meet the admissions criteria and then the requirements for each curricular program.
Methods of Admission
All methods of admission listed below require assessment (see testing requirements), completion of an application for admission and official transcripts.
- High School/Home School Graduate Admission
A graduate of a public or accredited private high school or home school who is pursuing an associate degree or college transfer courses is eligible for unconditional enrollment. Awarding of credit earned is deferred until the Office of the Registrar receives a complete high school transcript certifying graduation. The student must supply this transcript in order to receive or send an official copy of the college record.
- General Education Development Test (GED)
Individuals who successfully complete the GED test and file their documentation in the Office of the Registrar are eligible for enrollment.
- High School/College Concurrent Admission
A student who has completed the junior year in an accredited high school
may be permitted to enroll if all the following are met:
- Upon the recommendation of the high school principal or superintendent
- With the permission of the parent or legal guardian
- With assessment examination (SAT or ACT if available), the TSI Assessment, or state mandated alternative test.
- The college recommends that
- each junior have a minimum 90 average in academic courses completed in the 9th and 10th grades
- each senior have a minimum 85 average for courses completed in the 9th, 10th and 11th grades
- Each student is permitted to enroll in no more than two college credit courses each semester
- The student may not enroll in college-level English or math courses if developmental education is needed in those areas. Developmental education cannot be provided while still in high school.
- The awarding of credit earned is deferred until the Office of the Registrar receives a complete high school transcript certifying graduation. The student must supply this transcript in order to receive or send an official copy of the college record.
- Individual Approval
A student who is not a graduate of a state accredited high school, but who is 18 years of age or older may be admitted conditionally. Students admitted by this method are placed on probationary status for the first semester and remain subject to the requirements of probation until that student has raised his/her grade point average to the level of satisfactory progress as stated in the college bulletin. GED or high school transcript certifying graduation must be submitted by the end of the first semester of enrollment.
- College Transfer
College transfer students seeking enrollment for the purpose of earning a degree or certificate must present an official transcript from each college attended prior to their enrollment at Angelina College. Students on academic suspension from other colleges are not eligible for enrollment until the suspension period has elapsed. However, provisional enrollment may be established; contact the Office of the Registrar for current information.
- Non-Degree Seeking Student Enrollment
A student who is 55 years of age or older and not seeking a degree or certificate may enroll periodically. All students must follow regular enrollment procedures but will be exempt from assessment testing. The student must complete a petition form in the Office of the Registrar.
A student seeking re-admission, after having missed one long semester or more, should update their admission application on-line and submit the required forms. If the student has attended another college since last admitted at Angelina College, an official transcript from that college will be required. A re-admiting student will not be allowed to re-admit if the enrollment file was incomplete during the previous enrollment.
Each student applying must meet the requirements described in the selected method of admission. A student who does not provide the required documents may be admitted conditionally with the understanding that the documents must be filed by the official census date of the semester. Failure to provide the documents by the date given will result in the student being blocked and not being eligible to receive transcripts. No student will be permitted to re-enroll until enrollment requirements have been met.
Required Admission Documents
The following admission documents must be on file in the Office of the Registrar before the initial registration:
- A complete application for admission (submit online).
- Letters of recommendation from the high school counselor or principal and parental or guardian permission (for high school/concurrent admission).
- Official high school transcript (for high school graduate admission).
- Official GED test scores (for individual approval admission).
- Official college transcript(s)(for degree seeking college transfer student
- admission). An official copy of the student’s placement test scores where applicable. (See Testing for more information.)
- Proof of residency
- Recent High School Graduates – Submit your final high school transcript with graduation date if you have graduated within the past 12 months from a Texas high school and you attended that high school for at least 36 months.
- College Transfers – If you are transferring to Angelina College from another Texas institution and you attended that institution the Fall or Spring semester prior to your enrollment at Angelina College, please contact the Registrar’s Office at your former Texas institution to obtain a residency letter.
- All others – submit the appropriate forms to prove Texas residence. Review the lists published in Support Domicile and Residency in the Office of the Registrar.
- Current Coordinating board rules state that undocumented aliens are eligible to attend public institutions of higher education in Texas and must be considered non-residents for tuition purposes unless the individual meets the requirements of SB1528. Undocumented aliens should complete an SB1528 affidavit in the Office of the Registrar to determine if eligible for in-state tuition.
- The college encourages all students to make sure immunizations are up to date. Proof or waiver of bacterial meningitis vaccine must be on file in the Office of the Registrar ten (10) days prior to the first day of class. Health care students have special immunization requirements and should speak with the program coordinator about these requirements.
Applicants are encouraged to submit results of standardized tests (ACT, SAT, etc.) to the Office of the Registrar for use in counseling, academic advisement and scholarship consideration.
State of Texas Senate Bill 1107
Requirement For Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Before Enrollment
All new students, transfer students, and re-entering students under the age of 22 must provide either:
1. Evidence the student has received the initial vaccination or booster dose during the five years preceding and at least ten days prior to enrollment. This evidence must be submitted to the Office of Records in one of the following ways:
- A document bearing the signature or stamp of the physician or his/her designee, or public health personnel (must include the month, day, and year the vaccination was administered) OR
- An official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority (must include the month, day, and year the vaccination was administered) OR
- An official record received from school officials, including a record from another state (must include the month, day, and year the vaccination was administered).
2. Evidence the student is declining the vaccination must be submitted to the Office of Records in one of the following two formats:
- An affidavit or a certificate signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, in which it is stated that, in the physician’s opinion, the vaccination required would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student. OR
- An affidavit signed by the student stating that the student declines the vaccination for bacterial meningitis for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. A conscientious exemption form from the Texas Department of State Health Services must be used. https://corequestjc.texas.gov
All new or transfer students with less than 12 semester hours are required to participate in New Student Orientation (NSOR). The purpose of NSOR is to prepare students for their first semester at Angelina College by introducing topics such as developmental requirements, online resources, course registration and dropping procedures, and developing a degree plan. A registration hold is placed on all student accounts until this activity is completed.