General Admission Information
Academic Fresh Start
The Academic Fresh Start Form must be completed and signed prior to registering for classes. Completed forms should be submitted to the Director of Student Information Services during the admissions process. Students should not register for classes before receiving official notification of the Academic Fresh Start decision.
Texas Senate Bill 1321 (1993) allows students who were in a post secondary institution 10 or more years ago to seek admission to Hill College without consideration of that work. Should the student seek admission under this option, then no college courses or credits ten (10) years or older will be evaluated. This means:
- Academic Fresh Start must be claimed upon application to the institution and will not be applicable to currently enrolled students.
- A student may use the Academic Fresh Start decision only once at the institution.
- This option does not relieve students from notifying the college of attendance at previous institutions nor of the need to submit official transcripts indicating all previous course work attempted.
- Once the Academic Fresh Start has been claimed, and the student has enrolled, the decision can not be reversed.
- A student’s Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exemption based on work completed prior to the Fall of 1989 is retained regardless of any election of Academic Fresh Start.
- Courses taken previously can not be used to fulfill prerequisite requirements.
- Courses taken previously can not be counted towards degree requirements.
- Courses taken previously can not and will not be counted in the GPA calculations.
- Once enrolled at the institution, Academic Fresh Start may only be requested upon application for readmission to the institution. Students can apply for readmission and request Academic Fresh Start only after resigning for one calendar year. Academic Fresh Start for Admissions Decisions Form must be completed and granted prior to re-enrolling.
- Academic Fresh Start clears only the student’s academic record. When deciding financial aid eligibility, the institution must count ALL prior credits attempted and earned.
Individual Approval Admission
A person who is at least eighteen (18) years of age and who did not graduate from a high school or obtained a Certificate of High School Equivalency may be considered for admission by Individual Approval. A request for admission by Individual Approval should be submitted to the Office of Student Information Services. If approved, the following limitations and conditions will be placed on the students enrollment:
- An official Hill College transcript will not be issued until the student has either passed the Certificate of High School Equivalency exam or completed fifteen (15) semester hours of college level courses with a GPA of 2.0 or better
- Placement testing may be required in order to determine the student’s readiness for the college’s curricular offerings.
- Other limitations and conditions may be established by the College based on assessments.
- No Financial Aid is available to a student that is considered for Admissions under Individual Approval
Hill College welcomes our veterans and their dependents in desire to achieve their educational goals. Our Veterans' page will assist you with the process of being admitted to Hill College. If you have additional questions please contact Cindy Clay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Readmission after Military Service. In accordance with Hill College Board Policy Manual FB (LEGAL), a student who withdraws from Hill College to perform active military service as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces or the Texas National Guard (excluding to perform one or more training exercises as a member of the Texas National Guard), who returns for an academic term that begins after the date released from active military service but not later than the first anniversary of that date, will not be required to re-apply for admission purposes.
Continuing Education/Corporate Training
Continuing Education provides continuing education units (non-credit) courses. These courses provide a quick and flexible response to business, industry, and student needs for intensive preparatory, supplemental, or upgrade training and education and have specific occupational and/or apprenticeship training objectives. Related courses can be grouped together in a program that will result in a college certificate and/or a state/national license or certification. Continuing Education courses are also often designed for leisure-learning opportunities.Specialized Programs of Study
See the Continuing Education/Corporate Training website for more information...
Specialized Admissions for Instructional Programs
Several instructional programs have additional admission's requirements beyond admission into Hill College. The College requires Apply Texas admission applications and official transcripts to be turned into Student Information Services as well as the requirements outline in these programs: