2.03 Admissions

Title:Admissions Number:                                                                 
Number: AP 2.03
Adopted: March 1995
Reviewed: April 2024
Revised: April 2024

Nicolet College is committed to an open-door admissions policy for all prospective students who meet institutional requirements. All admissions processes comply with BP 4.02 Anti-Harassment and Nondiscrimination and Wisconsin Technical College System policies and procedures. For applicants meeting admissions requirements, applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Admission to Nicolet College is open to individuals who feel they can benefit from the instruction offered. Individuals who hold a high school diploma, a high school equivalency diploma (HSED), or a General Education Development certificate (GED) are eligible to enroll in post-secondary programs consistent with their ability levels. Students who do not have a high school diploma, GED, or HSED can enroll in programs designed to help them earn those credentials. Note: Students who do not have a high school diploma, GED, or HSED cannot receive Title IV financial aid. 

Nicolet College is approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to issue F-1 and M-1 student visas. Non-immigrant international students who wish to apply must follow the international admission process and demonstrate a level of proficiency in English to pursue their chosen program. International students must also provide written proof of adequate financial resources available for their period of schooling before an I-20 can be issued. 

Because students have varied levels of educational preparation and College programs and courses vary widely in levels of difficulty, admissions services are designed to provide the best match for an individual’s abilities, interests, and academic aptitudes. As part of the matching process, applicants may undergo assessment prior to being accepted into the College or a program. Although admission to particular programs may require specific prerequisites, such as test score minimums, the College offers services to assist students in developing prerequisite skills. For more information on the admissions process for domestic and international students, please refer to the Nicolet College website.