Enrollment Guidelines for Limited & Restricted Entry Programs
The limited and restricted entry programs require additional steps before being considered for admission to the program. Admission to Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) does not guarantee admission to a limited or restricted entry program. Students must apply within the time period posted annually online at www.mhcc.edu/LRadmissions by the Admissions, Registration, and Records Office (AR&R). The application is valid for one academic year only. Students must reapply for the next year if not accepted. Upon notice of acceptance into the program, students must indicate their intention to enroll in the program by completing class registration prior to an established deadline.
The program personnel and a selection committee will review applicants who have satisfied the minimum selection criteria. For a detailed description of the selection process, please review the application packet available annually at www.mhcc.edu/LRadmissions for each limited and restricted entry program.
The limited entry programs begin once a year, generally in the Fall term. The limited entry programs are filled on a space available basis. Applicants are accepted upon meeting the minimum criteria on a first completed, first accepted basis.
Applicants for a restricted entry program must complete the admissions application procedures and meet program criteria by a specified application deadline before being considered for admission into the program. The packet must be completed accurately and returned by the application deadline date. Only completed packets meeting minimum criteria will be considered. The deadline for submitting a completed packet varies for each program, so it is important to check the specified deadline date for each program as stated in the application packet or posted at www.mhcc.edu/LRadmissions.
The course requirements for MHCC programs are subject to change each academic year. For MHCC certificate/degree requirements, a student must follow the program requirements either for the year the student is officially admitted to the program or the year the student is completing the program.
When admitted into limited or restricted entry programs, students are expected to complete the curriculum within a two-year period. (However, a program may be extended by permission from the program faculty adviser.) In such cases, a "Petition for Change of Status" approval is required. The program faculty adviser can provide details of the program extension agreement. Because of enrollment limitations, extending a program beyond two years must be approved on a space-available basis.
If studies are interrupted or extended by five years or more, degree requirements for graduation may have changed, and students may be asked to complete current requirements in order to earn the certificate or degree.
Students who are unable to maintain satisfactory progress, through a process of review, may be removed from the program. This is especially true in regard to clinical education in which patient safety is involved.