Policy Number: 6.200

Policy Name: Admissions, Registration, and Records

Original Adoption: May 25, 1994

Revised: August 2016

Next Scheduled Review: August 2022

Responsible Cabinet Member: Vice President for Student Affairs

Department/Office: Admissions Office


The policy applies to every aspect of recruitment, admissions, attendance, advancement, financial assistance and is applicable to all current and prospective students.


Arkansas code Section 6-61-521 grants the authority to the Board of Trustees to establish rules and regulations for the institution. Section 4.100 of the Board of Trustees Statement of Policies grants authority to the President to implement the policies and procedures of the Board relating to college operations. The policies of National Park College fall within the following framework and hierarchy and, therefore, are subject to compliance with laws and regulations instituted by higher levels of authority:

  1. Federal laws and regulations
  2. State laws and regulations
  3. Board of Trustees Statements of Policy
  4. Faculty Handbook and College Catalog
  5. Internal guidelines

In the event of a conflict between different levels in 1 through 5 above, the lower numerical heading shall take precedence over the higher numerical heading. Internal policies and procedures that apply to the operations of individual departments or academic divisions may not conflict with College policy, but may be more restrictive.


The College will offer equal educational opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, marital status, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other factors prohibited by law.


General Procedures for admissions, registration, and records are subject to approval of the Board of Trustees. Complete information can be found in the College Catalog.