Persons may qualify for admission to Wharton County Junior College by any of the following means:
- Graduation from an accredited high school.
- Admission by examination. A person
whose high-school class has graduated may be admitted by successfully
completing the General Education Development (GED) test.
- Admission by individual approval.
A person who does not qualify under the above criteria may still be
admitted on the following bases:
- A high school senior may be admitted
concurrently with enrollment in high school if he or she meets the early
admission criteria for high school seniors (see below). The college
course load is adjusted to the student's high-school load.
- A person not qualifying under any of
the above may petition the Director of Admissions and Registration for
special admission. Approval may be granted if the applicant can
demonstrate a potential to succeed in a curriculum offered by Wharton
County Junior College. This demonstration consists of American
College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores that meet the
prerequisites for college-level courses.
- Admission by transferring credits from
another institution. The student's official transcript must be sent
directly from the former college to the office of the Director of
Admissions and Registration.
Students on scholastic probation at another institution and eligible to return to that college may be admitted to Wharton County Junior College in the status of "scholastic probation" provided they meet the other entrance requirements. Students on scholastic suspension at another institution may be admitted on "scholastic probation" if their grade-point averages for the last semester meet Wharton County Junior College's minimum standard (2.0) and they meet other admission requirements. In case of doubt about the academic status of the transfer students at another institution, Wharton County Junior College standards on probation and/or suspension are applied to the case. Students under scholastic suspension and not qualifying for admission (as above) should review the section on scholastic suspension for information about special admission consideration.