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Eligibility for Admission

Eligibility for Admission

Admission to PGCC at the Laurel College Center is open to:

  • All high school graduates.
  • Any person with high school equivalency certificates or equivalency diplomas.
  • Any person 16 years of age or older who has permanently left elementary or secondary school according to the policies defined by the County Board of Education.
  • Other high school junior and senior students who meet criteria for concurrent enrollment, as established by the college in coordination with the County Board of Education.

Admission for First Time Students

While the Laurel College Center processes admissions continually year round, students are encouraged to submit their application for admission at least three months prior to the semester in which they plan to begin.

Students under the age of 21 must also submit an official high school transcript or General Education Diploma (GED). Persons under 18 who are not high school graduates must provide a letter from the appropriate educational authority verifying permanent withdrawal from the school system. NOTE: Applicants seeking entry into any health technology program must provide a complete transcript, copy of the high school diploma, or GED.

All first time students are required to take the college’s placement test prior to registering for courses. You do not need to study for this examination as it tests your general knowledge and helps determine those classes for which you are eligible. Some students may need to begin by taking courses for developmental skills such as math or English.