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                                 ADMISSION   (POLICY)
Oglala Lakota College pursues an open door policy in which all qualified students will be 
admitted without regard to race, religion, origin or political belief.  Enrollment in the 
college does not guarantee admission to any specific program, nor to any and all 
courses of study. To qualify for full access to college level courses, students must 
demonstrate minimum 10.1 grade level of reading comprehension as indicated by 
college readiness assessment (see policy 70-300). 
         A.  Admission

       All applicants seeking admission to Oglala Lakota College must send each of the 
       item listed below BEFORE , he/she will be admitted:

         1.  Complete Application and declare a major. Students may only declare 
             one major at a time while attending OLC.
         2.  Furnish a copy of your high school transcript, or certificate of high school 
             equivalency (GED Diploma) MANDATORY.  Students with a Bachelorís 
             Degree or higher will be required to submit documentation verifying the 
             degree awarded.
         3.  Transfer students must send official college transcripts.
         4.  Verification of Tribal Enrollment if the student is a tribal member of a 
             Federally Recognized Tribe.
         5.  Complete College Readiness Assessment (see policy 70-300). Transfer 
             students who do not have approved transfer college credit for English 
             Composition or Algebra must complete the college readiness 

         Any student falsifying information is subject to being dropped from all classes.

	 Oglala Lakota College does not admit under the Ability to Benefit criteria.

          B.    Readmission
        Former students of Oglala Lakota College not enrolled for two semesters or longer, 
        must apply for readmission to the Registrar.  Official transcripts of additional work 
        completed at any other college, must be submitted.
          C.    Admission of Veterans
        Veterans wishing to attend the college may use their veterans educational benefits. 
        New students need to pick up an application at the Registrar's office.  Continuing 
        students should notify the Registrar to fill out an enrollment certification for the 
        semester (s) he/she will be attending OLC.
        The veteran will need to stop in at the Registrar's Office and sign the enrollment 
        certification a month before classes begin to receive certification and authorization 
        prior to registration in order to receive monthly subsistence without delay.  
          D.    General Education Development Classes
        Students who have not completed high school and who do not have a G.E.D. may
        enroll for free G.E.D. classes at any of the college centers throughout the
        reservation.  For further information, contact the college center director or tutor in
        your local district.      

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