Admission on Academic Contractual Acceptance (ACA)
An applicant may be admitted contractually in the absence of meeting one or more criteria as described on the acceptance criteria rubric used for each admit. By the end of the first semester, students admitted on Academic Contractual Acceptance (ACA) who have completed a minimum of eleven credit hours with a 1.5 GPA are restored to full academic eligibility for the second semester. ACA students who have completed a minimum of 10 credit hours with at least a 1.25 GPA will be able to continue second semester on Academic Warning status. ACA students who have completed less than 10 credit hours or have less than a 1.25 GPA will be dismissed at the end of the first semester. Satisfactory Academic Progress is defined in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
Credit for Previous Education and Training
Transfer Credit. Courses taken at nationally or regionally accredited institutions may be applied toward a degree at Hesston College if they are comparable to courses offered at Hesston. Only courses with grades of C or better are considered. Transcripts are reviewed by the registrar and by academic departments as appropriate. Course work taken at non-accredited institutions will be reviewed after the student has completed one term of study at Hesston. Transfer students seeking a degree must meet all Hesston College graduation requirements including those for residency and grade point average. Transfer credits are not included in Hesston College grade point average calculations. Students presenting 24 or more hours of acceptable credit at the beginning of a term are classified as sophomores. Students who hold a bachelor’s degree or a previous associate degree from Hesston College are generally considered to have met all general education requirements and are classified as undergraduate specials. Individual career programs reserve the right to require certain general education courses if appropriate to the needs of their graduates or if missing from the student’s previous experiences.
Credit for Examinations. Hesston College may grant credit for Advanced Placement (AP) exams given by the College Entrance Examination Board with a score of 3 or higher, exams administered by International Baccalaureate (IB) schools with a Higher Level exam score of 4 or higher or a Standard Level exam score of 5 or higher, as well as comprehensive exams given by Hesston College instructors where the grade earned is equivalent to a B or better. Credit may also be granted for exams administered by the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) equivalent to a grade of C or better in the course. A maximum of 12 credits by CLEP exam may be applied toward a degree. See the Registrar’s Office for information about applying specific exam credits toward degree requirements.
Credit for Training. Hesston College may grant credit or course waivers for certain licenses held in practical nursing and in aviation. Contact the specific department for details. Up to 12 hours of credit may be granted for vocational training in other fields if the description is comparable to courses offered at Hesston College.
Credit for Service. See Credit for Service Policy in the Academic Life section of this catalog.
Students who have previously attended Hesston College may apply for re-admission by notifying the Admissions Office. The student’s original file will be reviewed and updated records may be requested.
A student who is dismissed for academic, student development or financial reasons may apply for re-admission to Hesston College after a minimum absence of one semester. The application for re-admission must be approved by the Student Success Team and the vice president of the department from which dismissal was required. The student must provide evidence of success in a job or in college course work at another institution during the time away from Hesston. If re-admitted, the student will return on academic probation.
A student returning to Hesston College after an absence of five years or more may be required to meet degree requirements stated in the catalog that is current at the time of re-admission.