Crowley’s Ridge College has an open admissions policy. The College admits students who are qualified to contribute to the college community and who can profit by the opportunities that it offers.

Admission is based upon character, academic preparation, capacity for doing college work, and educational interests. Applicants are not restricted because of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation. Persons seeking admission to Crowley’s Ridge College should:

  1. Complete and submit an application form.
  2. Request an official transcript be sent from high school.
  3. Submit a completed record of immunizations.
  4. Submit ACT results.

The application procedure should be completed by August 1 to ensure timely processing.

Crowley’s Ridge College is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Foreign applicants must meet all the above applicable requirements, score at least 500 on the TOEFL and obtain F-1 status.


Applicants to Crowley’s Ridge College will be accepted in either a Regular or Provisional classification based on the following academic criteria.


Regular admission as a full-time student is granted to applicants who complete admissions requirements listed above including an ACT/SAT score report. Regular admission will be granted provided that an applicant satisfies the following criteria:

At least one of the following:

  1. A high school diploma with a minimum high school grade point average of 2.0.
    • A GED with a minimum score of 500 (Students entering with a GED are required to take PSY112: Introduction to College). GED programs are available locally through various technical colleges.
    • A minimum college grade point average of 2.0 on at least 12 semester hours.
  2. At least one of the following:
    • An ACT score of 21 or above in mathematics and 19 or above in reading and English.
    • Developmental mathematics and English requirements met.
    • Pass appropriate ASSET examinations given at Crowley’s Ridge College

The ACT requirement is waived for college transfers with at least 24 semester hours and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.


If an applicant does not qualify for regular admission status (as noted above), provisional admission may be granted. To grant provisional admission, the admissions director — based on professional judgment and admissions file data — must believe the student requesting provisional admission can academically succeed at the college level.

Under this category, students are limited to 15 semester hours per semester until all developmental courses have been completed with a minimum grade of “C” or better in each required course and the student remains in good academic standing with the college. Students required to take developmental courses (except for MTH063: Intermediate Algebra), entering with a GED, or transferring with a college GPA below 2.0 are also required to take PSY112: Introduction to College.

An ACT score below 19 in English or reading and below 21 in mathematics requires a student to take courses within the developmental program.

A student who does not have a record of an ACT/SAT score may enter as a full-time provisional student under one of two options:

  1. The student may take the ASSET test before registering for classes and follow appropriate placement criteria.
  2. The student may register for classes by taking the entry level developmental classes and abiding by all regulations for the  Developmental Program.  Students must contact the Registrar’s Office to arrange to take the ASSET Test.



High school juniors and seniors may be admitted provided they meet Regular admissions standards.


Part-time students who are not seeking a degree may register for up to two courses per semester without ACT/SAT or ASSET testing or providing transcripts. With demonstrated success in at least four college level general education courses, the student can request to change to regular, full-time degree seeking status by notifying the Registrar and supplying transcripts and/or GED and otherwise complying with admissions requirements. (Note: Non Degree seeking students are ineligible for Federal Financial Assistance.)


A student may be admitted in a transient status provided the criteria listed below are met. To be admitted as a transient student, the applicant must be in good academic standing with the “sending” institution (via letter or official transcript), submit ACT scores, and meet required prerequisites for specific class enrollment. Transient status may be converted to regular (or provisional) status upon completion of application process to the College.