Underage Student Admissions Policy

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Admission for students under the age of 16

Students under 16 years of age with college-level academic ability and the maturity and personal skills required for a successful college experience may be provisionally admitted to OCCC.  The college reserves the right to request additional information and/or deny any underage admission.

Requirements for admission of students under the age of 16

  1.  Currently enrolled in a high school registered with the State of Oregon

Students under age 16 attending a secondary school registered with the State of Oregon who are not enrolled as a dual credit student through their high school as part of an articulated agreement, or have not graduated from high school, will be required to:

  1.  file an under 16 enrollment form
  2.  submit a current academic transcript
  3.  take the college placement test
  4. student and parent/guardian will meet with the Dean of Students or designee
  5. meet with an OCCC academic advisor
  6. complete the Success Agreement
  1.   Currently enrolled home school students

Students under age 16 attending home school or an unregistered secondary school will be required to:

  1.  file an under 16 enrollment form
  2.  provide a copy of the confirmation letter received after notifying the local educational service district of the intent to home school
  3.  provide a current home school academic transcript showing successful completion of the State of Oregon’s 8th-grade test for home school students
  4.  student and parent/guardian will meet with the Dean of Students or designee
  5.  meet with an OCCC academic advisor
  6.  complete the Success Agreement

Further Considerations and Information

After review of the under 16 enrollment form and other documentation as required, students under the age of 16 may attend OCCC if:

  • participation will not likely create a health or safety risk for any person or be in violation of federal or state statutes or regulations;
  • the student has the ability to benefit from college-level instruction;
  • another more age-appropriate, instructional resource is not available, and
  • the student demonstrates the ability to perform academically at the college level (RD 115 and WR 115)
  • enrollment is limited to 8 credits per term
  • The following deadlines to complete the underage admissions process:
    • Summer—May 15
    • Fall—August 15
    • Winter—November 30
    • Spring—March 1
  • Students will be notified of their admissions status within 10 working days following their meeting with the Dean of Students or designee.  If approved, the notification letter will include directions on how to proceed with registering for classes.

NOTE: Students under the age of 16 may enroll in non-credit classes as long as a parent/guardian enrolls with them. No special paperwork is needed.