Admission Policies

College of the Ouachitas has an "open door" policy of admission and offers equal
educational opportunity to all persons without regard to race, sex, creed, color, national origin, age, marital status, or disability. However, some programs and State regulations may require specific entrance requirements. Admission to the College does not ensure acceptance into a particular course or program of study. The College Board of Trustees is committed to providing area residents with quality educational opportunities at an affordable cost in the areas of academic, technical, occupational, business/industry, and developmental education. They also recognize the value of community and continuing education programs and services.

No person will be denied admission based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. You may be admitted to College of the Ouachitas in one of the following ways:
--by a certificate of graduation (transcript) from high school;
--by transfer (transcript) from other accredited colleges and universities;
--by presentation of a General Education Development Certificate (GED);

College of the Ouachitas will not admit students who are on academic suspension from another institution of higher education. A student's term of academic suspension must be completed before enrolling at College of the Ouachitas in order to ensure acceptance of credits by the student's primary institution.

Admission to adult and continuing education non-credit courses is open to all members of the community. The described methods of admission and acceptance do not apply to those who wish to enroll in non-credit and continuing education classes for personal growth and enrichment. See the section in the catalog on Non-Credit Continuing Education courses.