Policy Name: Enrollment of Minors
Responsibility for Maintenance: Enrollment Management
I. Policy Statement
This policy governs individuals under the age of 18, who have not been awarded a high school diploma or its equivalent, and who are seeking to enroll in Onondaga Community College courses that carry credit hours and accumulate to the student’s permanent academic record.
II. Reason for Policy
Onondaga Community College seeks to provide an appropriate learning environment for all students who take courses, whether on campus or at other sites where courses are regularly scheduled. Accordingly, the College enrolls minors only in limited circumstances as described below.
III. Applicability of the Policy
This policy applies to all employees, including faculty and staff, of Onondaga Community College and to all minors who have not earned a high school diploma or its equivalent and seek to enroll in courses offered for credit.
IV. Related Documents
| Subject || Office Name || Title or Position || Telephone Number || Email |
|General Information || Student Engagement & Learning Support ||Senior Vice President for Student Engagement & Learning Support || (315) 498-2800 || firstname.lastname@example.org |
Minors who have not
earned a high school diploma or its equivalent may enroll as college students
and attend college classes only when the following conditions are met:
- The College President or designee
(President) has determined that the student is able to benefit from the
course(s) in which enrollment is sought.
- The student has submitted a written
recommendation for enrollment at the College from the Principal of student’s
school of primary enrollment. For
home-schooled students, the written recommendation should be provided by the
applicable school superintendent.
- The student has submitted written consent
to enroll at the College from his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s), including
a release of liability for the College.
- The student has demonstrated adequate
academic preparation for the course(s) for which enrollment is sought.
- The student has completed the 10th grade at
the time his/her College course(s) begin. Students who fulfill all other
requirements of this policy but who have not yet completed 10th
grade will be considered for enrollment on a case-by-case basis where, in the
sole discretion of the College President or designee, sufficient support for
and supervision of the minor is demonstrated through an onsite program or other
- The student has a minimum cumulative grade
point average of 2.0 (C) or higher at his/her school of primary enrollment.
- The student has provided all documentation
and followed all enrollment procedures prescribed by the College.
- The student has paid all required tuition
Community College Release and Hold Harmless Statement for the Enrollment of a
Approved by OCC Board
of Trustees June 21, 2016