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Admission to Palo Verde College is open to anyone who is a high school graduate, who possesses a GED certificate, or who holds a High School Equivalency Certificate. Those who are not high school graduates or do not have one of the equivalencies but are eighteen (18) years of
age and show evidence of being able to benefit from instruction may attend the college. High school students in the 11th and 12th grades, with the recommendation of their high school principal, may attend. Those students below 11th grade may attend if they have parent consent and approval from their high school counselor or principal and the college governing board. Enrollment in some courses will be limited (some examples: classes are full, availability of equipment, safety regulations and enrollment in physical education courses not allowed).
The college admissions process requires that all high School students complete a special admissions request application. Students below 11th grade are also required to file a petition, stating the reasons why they should be enrolled in a college course. Once the application
and the petition have been filed, a petitions committee will review the petition and forward
a recommendation to the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services. The Vice President of Instruction and Student Services will forward a recommendation to the college president (or their designee). The president will then forward the recommendation to the governing board at the next scheduled board meeting asking for approval or disapproval of the student’s request to enroll in college course(s). The student will be notified in writing
of the board’s decision within ten (10) working days following the board meeting. This process should be initiated at least two (2) weeks prior to the start of a semester to allow for processing time.
Students below 9th grade will only be admitted to credit courses under special circumstances.
NOTE: All courses are taught at college level and special admit students are expected to meet the same requirements and to be held to the same standards as all other college students in the class.

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