Mar 19, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
    
2018-2019 College Catalog

Admissions


 

Admissions Policy Cross/Dual Enrollment Agreements
Admission Requirements Dual Enrollment
Admissions Statuses New Student Orientation
Applicant Grievance Procedure Student Types and Admission Requirements
Articulation of Course Credit  

 

Admissions Policy Top

As a member of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System and in compliance with the admission policy established by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System policy #1.004 (effective 06/08/2016) and the Louisiana Board of Regents minimum admissions standards (effective April 2016) and Louisiana Legislature, Louisiana Delta Community College has an open admissions policy. As such, anyone who meets admissions requirements may enroll and register for eligible coursework, and will be classified as a student upon admission to the college.

Any person 17 years or older, regardless of prior academic preparation, will be fully admitted as long as the following criteria are satisfied: (1) the person has completed and submitted an application for admission; (2) the person has provided proof of selective service registration as required by Louisiana R.S. 17:3151; and (3) the person has satisfied the requirements of Louisiana R.S. 17:170 related to the immunization of persons entering school.

Some educational programs may have additional requirements for admission into the program in order to achieve program or industry accreditation standards; however, these requirements will not have an impact on full admission to Louisiana Delta Community College.

This policy applies to the following student types: first-time freshman, transfer, non-matriculating, and returning students.

This policy does not apply to dually enrolled high school students and international students. Please refer to Louisiana Delta Community College policy ES_101.1 Admissions, Dually Enrolled High School Students and policy ES_101.2 Admissions, International Students.

All eligible persons are assured equal opportunity for admission without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, political belief, sexual orientation, or disability in the admission to participation in, or employment of any of its programs or activities. Certain programs within the college may require additional admission standards in order to achieve program or industry accreditation standards.

The College reserves the right to deny admission in cases that would be detrimental to the student or would interfere with the capacity of other students to benefit from the educational experience.


 

Admission Requirements Top

Students seeking admissions to Delta must follow these guidelines and requirements:

  • Completed an Application for Admission
  • Proof of Immunization Compliance
  • Proof of Registration with Selective Service for those students required to register

Please note that official ACT scores or Accuplacer Placement Survey results may be needed for program entry and advising and placement purposes. If a transferring student, official transcripts are not required from all post-secondary schools attended, however if the student wants to be advised and use any prior credit from any post-secondary institution, the official transcript is required. The College will articulate any transcript received from a post-secondary institution.

Admissions without High School Diploma or Equivalency

 Students who have not earned a high school diploma or equivalent may still be admitted to the College. However, students that have not earned a high school diploma or equivalent may be denied entry into a particular program that requires such. The application for admissions, immunizations and if male and 18 years of age, proof of Selective Service registration is required.


 

Student Types and Admission Requirements Top

 

First Time Freshman

A high school graduate or recipient of a High School Equivalency (HiSET or GED) or one who has never attended a prior institution of higher education, except as a dual-enrolled or collegiate student. Students are required to complete the Application for admissions, submit immunizations and if male and 18 years of age, proof of Selective Service registration.  If entry into an academic program is requested, the ACT or the college placement survey, the Accuplacer, is required.  For technical programs that lead to the terminal degree of Technical Diploma, the ACT nor Accuplacer is required.  However, if the terminal degree in the technical program leads to an Associate Degree, then the ACT or Accuplacer is required for placement purposes.

Transfer Student

A student who has been enrolled previously at another post-secondary institution. The application for admissions, immunizations and if male and 18 years of age, proof of Selective Service registration is required. Students who have attended another college/university prior to applying for admission to Louisiana Delta Community College may provide official college transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Transfer students may be required to provide Official ACT scores or take the Accuplacer Placement Survey to determine if developmental course work will be required as a prerequisite to English 101, Math 110 (College Algebra) or 200 level courses.

For transfer students to be eligible for ENGL 101 they must have:

  • Scored an 18+ in English on the ACT or,
  • Scored at least a 69 on the Compass Writing Assessment or,
  • 86-117 on the Accuplacer Assessment
  • Successfully completed ENGL 099 (or its equivalent) or,
  • Students who have attempted ENGL 101 at an accredited institution may be required to provide ACT or Accuplacer scores to support placement in this class.

For transfer students to be eligible for College Algebra they must have:

Scored an 19+ in Math on the ACT or,

  • Scored at least a 31 on the Algebra section of the COMPASS or,
  • 45-98 in the College Level Math section of the Accuplacer or,
  • Successfully completed MATH 099 (or its equivalent).
  • Students who have attempted college level math at an accredited institution may be required to provide ACT or COMPASS scores to support this placement.

Transfer students may be placed in good standing or on probation based on the number of hours attempted, quality points and cumulative grade point average of submitted transcripts.  Delivery of transcripts will be accepted by the following means; electronically from the prior institution, or delivered in a sealed, unopened envelope to Enrollment Services.

Returning Student

An applicant who previously attended Delta, but whose enrollment was interrupted for a minimum of one fall or spring semester will be classified as a Returning student.  The student is required to submit a new application for admissions prior to enrollment.

Visiting Student

A student who is enrolled at one post-secondary institution who wishes to enroll concurrently at Delta, or who intends to enroll at Delta for only one semester before attending another post-secondary institution.  As long as a Visiting student is concurrently enrolled at another post-secondary institution, s/he can remain a Visiting student at Delta. Once Delta becomes this student’s primary or sole institution, the Visiting student will need to reapply to the College as a Transfer student.

Non-Matriculating

A student who is not seeking a degree, diploma or certificate from the College. They must meet all prerequisite requirements for all courses they wish to take. The application for admissions, immunizations and if male and 18 years of age, proof of Selective service registration is required.

High School Student- Dual Enrollment

A currently-enrolled high school student who meets certain requirements may enroll in college-level courses prior to high school graduation by participating in the High School Dual Enrollment Program. The application for admissions, Signature Page completion, copy of high school transcripts, Pre-ACT test, immunizations if taking classes on the College campus, and if male and 18 years of age, proof of Selective Service registration is required.

Students must be at least 15 years of age and must be classified as a Junior or Senior; exceptions to this may be reviewed and approved by the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. In addition, certain programs, in particular health care professions and industrial technology areas, may be subject to stricter age requirements due to safety and/or regulatory considerations. For all students under 18 years of age, parental consent is required.

Students who earn a composite ACT score of 18 or higher (Pre-ACT or SAT equivalent) and have at least a 2.0 GPA are eligible for general education courses. Students who earn an 18 in English, 19 in Math and 18 Composite score and have at least a 2.0 GPA are eligible for enrollment in college level math and English. The ACT and GPA requirements listed apply to courses for the academic pathway.

The minimum requirements for the technical career pathway are a GPA of 1.75 or ACT of 13 in Math, English, and Reading and currently enrolled in high school Math and English classes.

 

International Students

 Louisiana Delta Community College has not yet petitioned the United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service for approval of the school for attendance by non-immigrant students, and cannot issue the immigration form 1-20.  Therefore, the College does not admit International students.


 

Admission Statuses Top

Fully Admitted

  • The applicant who has submitted proof of immunizations and Selective Service documentation will be fully admitted.

Provisional Admission

  • The applicant who has not submitted required documents.

Admission on Probation

  • The applicant will be placed on probation if they submit official transcripts and earned 15 credit hours from previously attended postsecondary institution(s) and their prior academic standing GPA was below a 2.0.

 

Cross/Dual Enrollment Agreements Top

Louisiana Delta Community College recognizes and supports the LCTCS recommendation for community and technical colleges to enter into enrollment agreements which are of greatest benefit to the student. This included entry into cross-enrollment and/or dual-enrollment agreements. In such cases the “home institution” shall be defined as the postsecondary institution through which the student is pursuing an approved degree or related credential for the purpose of processing academic records, data collection/reporting, and financial aid.


 

Dual Enrollment Top

A currently-enrolled high school student who meets certain requirements may enroll in college -level courses prior to high school graduation by participating in the Dual Enrollment/High School Concurrent Enrollment Program.   Students must be at least 15 years of age and must be classified as a Junior or Senior; exceptions to this may be reviewed by the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.  In addition, certain programs, in particular health care professions and industrial technology areas, may be subject to stricter age requirements due to safety and/or regulatory considerations.  For all students under 18 years of age, parental consent is required. 

Students enrolling in dual-credit courses must satisfy the eligibility requirements set by the Louisiana Board of Regents (see BOR Academic Affairs Policy 2.22).  Students who earn a composite ACT score of 19 or higher (Pre-ACT or SAT equivalent) with subscores of a 19 in Math and 18 in English and have at least a 2.5 GPA are eligible for general education courses.  Students who have not yet taken the ACT may qualify via Pre-ACT with an 18 in English and a 19 in Math or the Aspire exam with a 433 in English and a 431 in Math. The ACT and GPA requirements listed apply to courses for the academic pathway. The GPA requirement will increase to a 2.75 effective fall 2019. 

Students who meet other readiness indicators but have less than an 18 in ACT English may be allowed to enroll in mathematics courses for Dual Enrollment if they are concurrently addressing their reading/writing deficiencies, as verified by the high school principal.  Students who meet other readiness indicators but have less than a 19 in ACT Math may be allowed to enroll in English, foreign language, history, or introductory social science, humanities, or arts survey courses for dual enrollment if they are concurrently addressing their mathematics deficiencies, as verified by the high school principal.  Students may concurrently address deficiencies by continuing to complete core classes, participate in online subject area reviews before retaking assessment, or after completing at least three core English/math courses, enrolling in a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approved HS transition or college developmental course for which a grade of a C or better will be equivalent to the required ACT.

The minimum requirements for the technical career pathway are a GPA of 1.75 or ACT of 13 in Math, English, and Reading and currently enrolled in high school Math and English classes.

Delta reserves the right to deny admission in cases which would be detrimental to the student or would interfere with the capacity of other students to benefit from the educational experience.


 

Articulation of Course Credit Top

LDCC was established as a member of the Board of Regents General Education Articulation Matrix Committee in 2001. The Course Articulation Matrix is a guide for determining course equivalencies among Louisiana’s public institutions of higher education. While most courses will transfer for credit between and among Louisiana’s institutions, students must remember that these courses may or may not be applied to a particular degree program. Students should note that this matrix is limited to those general education courses for which full credit would likely be granted by most other Louisiana colleges and universities. The URL for the Matrix is http:// www.regents.la.gov/ (under Academic Affairs/Master Course Articulation Matrix).

Numerous course transfer equivalency agreements exist among Louisiana’s public postsecondary institutions. The prerogative for accepting a course for degree, general education, or elective credit belongs to the institution to which a student intends to transfer (the “receiving institution”). Students are therefore urged to contact the receiving institution for definitive answers to the following questions:

  • Whether the course will count toward a particular major, and under what conditions (e.g., if a letter grade of “C” or better is required for degree credit)
  • Whether and under what category the course will satisfy the receiving institution’s general education requirements
  • Any other articulation agreements that may exist between campuses.

LDCC has a cross walk listing transferable courses to local universities. LDCC will continue to work to secure articulation agreements that allow students maximum transferability of coursework. Students are advised to check with the admissions office of the receiving institution to confirm transferability of credit.


 

New Student Orientation Top

LA Delta hosts Quest, our new student orientation program, each summer in preparation for the fall semester, or as a part of the curriculum in some programs. The purpose of orientation is to make students aware of their personal and academic responsibilities, to promote an understanding of LA Delta policies and procedures, and to introduce the programs and services that are available.


 

Applicant Grievance Procedure Top

LDCC affirms the rights of students to fair and judicial resolution of problems which may accompany conditions of their enrollment. Toward this end, the College maintains informal and open access to instructors and administrators as an avenue by which grievances may be discussed.  

 

 

 

3.01             Definitions

 

3.01:01

Grievance -Defined as an expression of alleged unfair or inequitable treatment with respect to the application of policy, procedure, or regulation.

 

3.01:02

Discrimination Complaint - Written complaint alleging any policy, procedure, or practice that discriminates on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

3.01:03

Student Grievant- Individual enrolled in academic courses part-time, full-time, “credit,” or “audit” who files the grievance.

 

3.01:04

Applicant Grievant (under ADA) - Applicant for admission to postsecondary education who submits a complaint alleging discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.

3.01:05

Respondent- Person alleged to be responsible for the violation.

 

3.01:06

Day- Working days in which the College is open for business, excluding holidays and week-ends.

 

3.02:01

Student files a written grievance. Forms are available from the Department of Student Success Services and/or the Office of Human Resources.

 

3.02:02

Student grievant submits written grievance to the Department of Student Success Services within 10 days after the attempt at informal resolution has failed. The grievance must include name, nature, and date of alleged violation; names of persons responsible (where known); and requested action.

3:02:03

Dean of Student Success Services/Campus Director notifies respondent within 10 days and asks respondent to:
a. Confirm or deny facts;
b. Indicate acceptance or rejection of student or applicant requested action;
c. Outline alternatives.

 

3.02:04

Within 10 days, respondent submits answer to the Dean of Student Success Services/Campus Director.

 

3.02:05

Within 10 days after receiving respondent’s answer, the Dean of Student Success Services/Campus Director Services refers the written complaint and the respondent’s to the Appeals Committee.

 

 

3.03           Disciplinary Hearing Procedures

3.03:01

The Grievant and Respondent meet with the Appeals Committee, who conducts the hearing. In cases of academic related grievances, the appropriate Academic Division Chair is notified.

 

3.03:02

Within 10 days after the hearing, the Appeals Committee issues a written decision to the student or applicant.

 

3.03:03

If the Grievant or Respondent is not satisfied with the decision, he/she must notify the Dean of Student Success Services/Campus Director within 10 days and must request a hearing with the Governing Board.

 

3.03:04

Within 10 days after receiving the request, the Dean of Student Success Services/Campus Director the Governing Board to establish a hearing date. The hearing is to be conducted within 30 days from the date of notification to the Governing Board.

 

Board of Supervisors

Louisiana Community & Technical College System

265 S. Foster Dr.

Baton Rouge, LA  70806- 4104

Phone (225)922-2800

 

 

 

3.04          Rights of the Grievant and/or Victim

 

 

 

3.04:01       The grievant and/or victim shall be informed of the due process rights as outlined below.
3.04:02 The grievant and/or the victim have the right to a closed hearing.
3.04:03       The grievant and/or the victim have the right to appear at the hearing alone or with an attorney, advisor, or friend. The attorney, advisor, or friend may advise the defendant or victim but may not  address the committee, witnesses, or other parties.
3.04:04      

The grievant has the right to know what documentary evidence will be offered against him/her.

3.04:05       The grievant has the right to know the identity of each witness who will testify against him/her.
3.04:06      The grievant and the Dean of Student Success Services/Campus Director have the right to offer evidence.
3.04:07      

The grievant has the right to argue on behalf of himself or herself.

3.04:08        Victims of cases involving violence and/or sexual offenses will be informed of the outcome of the hearing and subsequent appeals.           
 

3.05     General Provisions

3.05:01

Grievance records will remain confidential unless permission is given by the parties involved to release such information. Grievance records are destroyed at the end of the semester in which the case is resolved.

3.05:02

LDCC will not tolerate any type of discipline or retaliation, direct or indirect, against any person who, in good faith, files a complaint or responds to questions in regard to having witnessed a prohibited incident.

3.05:03 False charges are treated as serious offenses and may result in disciplinary action.