• Enrollment Guidelines for Limited & Restricted Entry Programs

  • Applying

    The limited and restricted entry programs require additional steps before students are considered for admission to the program. Students must apply within the time period prescribed annually by the Admissions, Registration, and Records Office. Upon notice of acceptance into the program by the Admissions, Registration and Records office, the applicant must indicate his/her intention to enroll in the program by completing registration in the program prior to an established deadline. Applications are for one academic year only. Students must reapply for the next year if not accepted. Admission to Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) does not guarantee admission to a limited or restricted entry program.

    Selection Process

    Program personnel and a selection committee will review applicants who have satisfied the minimum selection criteria. Top qualifying applicants will be selected for program admission or as alternates. For a detailed description of the selection process, please review the application information available annually for each limited and restricted entry program.

    Limited-Entry Programs

    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.

    Restricted-Entry Programs

    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 application must be completed accurately and returned by the application deadline date. Only completed applications meeting the program admission criteria for applying will be considered. The deadline for submitting a completed application varies for each program, so it is important to check the specified deadline date for each program.

    Course Requirements

    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.

    Student Progress

    Students in limited or restricted entry programs are expected to complete the curriculum within the normal two-year period or less depending on the degree or certificate. Upon verification by the Admissions, Registration and Records office that the degree/certificate requirements are satisfied, students will automatically be awarded the degree/certificate for the program. Students need to complete the entire curriculum in the program’s prescribed sequence with their cohort to be eligible for automatic awarding of the degree. Please note, students who wish to have their name printed in the Commencement program book must apply for graduation. However, if a student cannot complete the curriculum within the normal period, a program may be extended with permission from the program faculty adviser. In such cases, the student will need to complete a "Petition for Program Leave of Absence" form. This form outlines the details of the program extension agreement. Because of enrollment limitations, extending a program beyond two years must be on a space-available basis.

    If studies are interrupted or extended by five years or more, degree requirements for graduation may have changed, and the student may be asked to complete current requirements in order to earn the certificate or degree. Students who are unable to maintain satisfactory progress may, through a process of review, be removed from a program. This is especially true in regard to clinical education in which patient safety is involved.

    Transfer In

    Advanced standing to some programs may be available to some students with previous education by faculty approval. This may be possible where students have partially completed similar programs at other institutions or where related one-year certificates have been completed.