Enrollment Services

Persons interested in applying for admission to NEMCC should request information from the Office of Enrollment Services. Applications for Admission, transcripts, and ACT/SAT scores are processed by the Office of Enrollment Services prior to issuing certificates of admission to qualified applicants. Students may complete an online application via the College website - www.nemcc.edu, download the application via the College website, request a paper application, or apply in person in the Admissions Office in Ramsey Hall- Booneville campus, Northeast at New Albany, or Northeast at Corinth. All required documents should be submitted at least twenty (20) days prior to the semester in which the student plans to enroll. After all required documents are processed, the student will be notified of his/her admission status. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a specific program. It is necessary to check the prerequisites for a program in order to determine ones' eligibility for entry into that particular degree program. Some programs require a separate application and completion of prerequisites before entry. In an effort to serve the diverse needs of its student body, the college will admit students in one of the following categories: Regular Transfer Visiting Dual Early International
Regular admission is granted to academic, technical, and career students who seek the Associate of Arts Degree, the Associate of Applied Science Degree, or the Career Certificate. For regular admission to the college, the applicant must submit:
  1. A completed Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission.
  2. A transcript proving graduation from an approved and/or accredited high school or private academy, completion of an approved home school program, or documentation of a passing score on the General Education Development Test (GED), HiSet, or TASC.
  3. Scores on the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Some vocational/career certificate students may be required to complete the WorkKeys Test with the required score to in enroll in particular programs.
NOTE: ACT scores are not required for students over 21 years of age for acceptance into NEMCC, however, the test may be required for entry into specific programs. A placement test may also be required.
Students who have attended other accredited institutions of higher learning may be admitted to the college by submitting:
  1. A completed Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission.
  2. All official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended. Credits will be accepted from other regionally accredited colleges/universities. Students who have earned under a 2.0 GPA at a previous institution must seek admission via the admissions appeal process. Failure to list all previously attended colleges/universities may result in cancellation of enrollment.
  3. A transcript proving graduation from an approved and/or accredited high school or private academy, completion of an approved home school program or documentation of a passing score on the General Educational Development (GED), HiSet, or TASC test. Students who have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit from a single college or university are exempt from this requirement.
  4. Scores on the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The College may require scores on the Accuplacer exam for placement purposes.
  5. Students with a transfer GPA below a 2.0 must seek admission through the Admissions Committee. The student must submit an appeal letter. The Admissions Committee will review the appeal letter and all college transcripts. The student will be notified of the committee's decision. A maximum of 45 semester hours of transfer credit may be applied toward a degree program.
Students who wish to attend a session at Northeast Mississippi Community College during a summer session and then re-enter the college last attended the next regular session may do so by completing the following: Application for admission. File an official transcript with the Office of Enrollment Services. Students should also seek permission from the Dean of the college/university to which they will be returning to ensure acceptance of the credit earned at Northeast Mississippi Community College.
High school students who desire to complete college classes while maintaining their status as high school students may gain Dual Admission status by submitting:
  1. A completed Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission.
  2. A high school transcript which documents a minimum of fourteen (14) high school units with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Students who have an ACT score of 30 or higher may be granted Dual Admissions status without completing 14 units provided all other criteria are met. A home-schooled student must submit a notarized transcript prepared by a parent, guardian, or custodian with a signature and date.
  3. An unconditional letter of recommendation from the high school principal and/or guidance counselor. A home-schooled student must submit a written recommendation from the students' parent, legal guardian or legal custodian.
  4. ACT Scores
Selective academically qualified high school students enrolled in college level courses at their respective schools earning both high school and college credit at the same time. Items needed for enrollment are:
  1. A complete Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission.
  2. A partial high school transcript with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  3. An unconditional letter of recommendation from the high school principal and/or guidance counselor.
  4. ACT scores.
Based on NEMCC's mission statement, foreign students will be admitted to Northeast Mississippi Community College if they can prove such ties to the College's five-county district as having a family member/sponsor as a 5 county district resident or being a foreign exchange student in a district high school. The deadline for International admissions is May 1st for the fall term and October 1st for the spring term. International applicants must be degree seeking and in addition to the Regular Admission criteria, must submit the following: Documentation of a minimum score of 525 paper based; 197 computer based; or 72 Internet based on the "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL). A Sponsor Declaration form which demonstrates evidence of sufficient funds to cover college and personal expenses while in attendance. (Tuition, fees, dormitory fees, and meal tickets must be paid at the time of registration.) Translated proof of comprehensive medical health insurance coverage. Provide high school and/or college transcripts with English evaluation of that coursework. Provide translated records of two vaccinations for measles, mumps, and rubella; provide evidence of vaccination for hepatitis B; and provide results of an Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) a blood assay for Mycobacterium tuberculosis: (i.e.; QuantiFERON TB GoldĀ® or T-SpotĀ®) and a chest x-ray performed within two months prior to beginning class. The blood assay and x-ray must be performed in the United States. [Students with signs or symptoms of tuberculosis or an abnormal x-ray will not be allowed to attend class without clearance from the Health Department.] Students are responsible for all costs associated with the tuberculosis screening. Verification of appropriate VISA status. Additional fees may apply. If the high school or college previously attended by an International student is outside the United States, the transcript submitted to Northeast Mississippi Community College must be certified by WES credential services. International students must enroll as a full-time student. The college reserves the right to determine the number of international students admitted and to change policies stated herein as deemed necessary. International students will be billed at the out-of-state tuition rate and will have to meet standard admission requirements. Undocumented students will be billed at the out-of-state tuition rate and will have to meet standard admission requirements. If the high school or college previously attended by an undocumented student is outside the United States, the transcript submitted to Northeast Mississippi Community College must be certified by WES credential services.
Senior Citizens (age 62 or older) are admitted tuition free to classes on a space available basis. However, they assume responsibility for the purchase of books, lab fees and any other materials.
To gain admission into the MI-BEST integrated pathways program, the applicant must: Gain acceptance into the MI-BEST program in a declared pathway through the Workforce Development Division. Complete a Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission. To obtain challenge exam credit through the MI-BEST Integrated Pathways Program: The stududent must have an admission application on file and gain approval for taking the challenge exam for approved courses through the Workforce Development Division. If a student makes a satisfactory grade on the exam, the instructor will submit the grade to the Vice President of Instruction's office. The Vice President of Instruction will write a memo to the Records office and the Business office. Once the Workforce Development Division has paid the challenge exam fee, the Business office will notify the Records office and the Records office will record a grade of "Z" for the course.
The Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar will review all materials submitted by an applicant to make an admission decision. Should a decision be made that is unacceptable to the applicant, an appeal of the decision may be made to the Admissions Committee of the college. The applicant must request an appeal hearing in writing to the Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar. The written request must specify the reason that the decision is unacceptable. In addition, the applicant must specify the facts that should be considered that would justify a different decision by the committee. A majority vote by the Admissions Committee will constitute a final decision. The decision of the committee will be rendered in writing within 48 hours after the committee reaches a decision.
A returning degree seeking student who has not attended Northeast for one academic semester or more must apply for readmission. If the student has attended other colleges, official transcripts of college work completed since last attending Northeast must be provided to the Office of Enrollment Services.
Students who have been suspended/excluded may request readmission to the college without the normal one semester of non-attendance. Students seeking early reinstatement may request an appointment with the Vice President of Instruction, who will decide the status of readmission to the College. The Vice President of Instruction will consider extenuating circumstances offered by the student, his/her current GPA status, the potential for remediation and/or academic correction, and the recommendation of the student's advisor as the basis of a decision to readmit. Conditional readmission may be granted for one or two semesters at the discretion of the Vice President of Instruction. During each semester of conditional reinstatement, the student is required to achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher on all academic work attempted during the period. The decision of the Vice President of Instruction is final. Students are notified of their academic standing via email at the end of each semester.