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Admission Requirements


In its admission policies and practices, North Central Texas College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, creed, handicap, or national origin. The following steps must be taken for general admission to NCTC:

  1. Application For Admissions: Forms may be submitted by using the online application at: www.nctc.edu under the admissions link or by using the ApplyTexas Application at: www.applytexas.org. Paper applications may be downloaded from the admissions page of the NCTC website or obtained from the NCTC Admissions Office. An application for admission is required prior to scheduling TSI (Texas Success Initiative) testing at NCTC.
  2. Official Transcripts: As applicable, an official high school transcript or home school academic record with date of graduation, documentary proof of GED certification; or, in the case of a transfer student, official transcript(s) reflecting all work taken from all regionally accredited institutions of higher education must be on file in the Office of Admissions and Registrar by the official date of record at North Central Texas College. All transcripts submitted become the property of NCTC and cannot be returned. Only copies of the documents will be supplied upon request.
  3. Residency: For tuition purposes, students who enroll in North Central Texas College will be classified in one of three categories: in-district resident, in-state resident, or out-of-state (non-resident of Texas). The residency status of each student applying at NCTC is determined during the admissions process, based upon documentary evidence available to make that decision. The following definitions briefly describe the residency requirements specified in Texas statutes and in rules and regulations of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
    1. In-district residents reside in Cooke County or Graham ISD and who has been a resident of Texas (as defined by the State of Texas) for the 12 months preceding the date of registration. In-district residents must be able to provide documentation of residency.
    2. In-state residents reside in a Texas county other than Cooke County or Graham ISD and who has been a resident of Texas (as defined by the State of Texas) for the twelve months preceding the date of registration.
    3. Out-of-state residents pertains to a student under eighteen years of age who lives away from his/her family and whose family resides in another state or whose family has not resided in Texas for the twelve months preceding the date of registration, or a student eighteen years of age or over who resides out of Texas or who has not been a resident of the state for the twelve months preceding the date of registration.
    4. Residency reclassification must be completed prior to the official date of record of the current semester. Failure to provide such documentary proof will result in the applicant being classified as a non-Texas resident for tuition/fee assessment purposes. Students needing additional information about residency determination should contact the campus Office of Admissions and Registrar.
  4. Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment: Students may be granted a partial exemption for TSI placement testing based on scores from ACT, SAT, Exit-Level TAKS, or STAAR exams for either Reading/Writing or Math. Partial exemptions are only granted on tests taken on or after April 2004. Composite or combined scores (ACT or SAT) must be met first on the same test date, then scores in subject areas are reviewed to determine a partial exemption. Students must complete a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) prior to scheduling TSI testing at NCTC.
  5. Health Records: North Central Texas College acknowledges the Texas Department of Health's request that all students have proper health inoculations and records. The College stresses the importance for all students to update their personal inoculations, especially those for mumps, measles, and rubella. The College reserves the right to request from each student such inoculation records to be placed in their personal student file should the Texas Department of Health mandate such a requirement. Students in Health Occupations programs are required to be immunized against Hepatitis B. Students enrolled in a specific course may be required to show proof of major medical health insurance.
    Important Note on Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination: During the 2011 Texas Legislative session, Senate Bill 1107 (SB 1107) was passed and signed into law. Effective with enrollment after January 1, 2012, SB 1107 requires students, with certain exceptions, to provide proof of meningitis vaccination. During the 2013 Texas Legislative session, Senate Bill 62 (SB 62) was passed. Please check the NCTC website for additional information.
  6. Admission to Health Science Programs: Admission to a Health Science program is contingent upon admission to NCTC; however, granting of admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the specific Health Science program. Refer to specific programs for any additional admission requirements.
  7. First Year Experience (NCTC 1101) or Transfer Orientation: All first-time college students (including previous Dual Credit students) are required to enroll and complete the First Year Experience course (NCTC 1101) during their first year of enrollment. This course replaces what was previously referred to as College 101/New Student Orientation. Transfer students will complete a Transfer Orientation through the MyNCTC student portal prior to their first semester of enrollment at NCTC.