Admissions Procedure

RETURNING STUDENTS can go directly to OASIS to register for classes online. To speak with a counselor, please call: (501)760-4232 . Refer to the Schedule of Classes for availability of classes. ONLINE ADMISSION APPLICATION needs to be updated every three years. Be sure to select a degree plan before submitting.

NEW STUDENTS (first time enrolling) need to complete the following steps prior to registering at NPC:

  • STEP 1. You must speak to an advisor before registering the first time. 
  • STEP 2. Please turn in Official copy of High School transcript* or GED scores and any previous college or university transcripts during your appointment with a counselor (See Step 1) or you may mail **  these to:

    NPC Counseling Center
    101 College Drive
    Hot Springs, AR 71913

    *Unofficial copies may be used for registration purposes. We must have Official copies submitted before the end of the semester for grade postings. Faxed transcripts are not considered official; however, they may be used for registration purposes.

    **All documents must either be received prior to your scheduled appointment or you may bring the documents to the appointment. If we do not have all documents, we will be unable to enroll you & your appointment will need to be rescheduled to allow time for documents to be received.
  • STEP 3. Please provide your ACT or Compass Test scores prior to registering. These scores must be within the past 3 years. These scores will be used in the placement of classes when registering. If you need to take the Compass Test please go to our testing center, located on the 2nd floor of the Gerald Fisher Campus Center building before time of registration.
  • STEP 4. Provide proof of immunization, immunity, a medical or non-medical exemption or birth before 1957 for the following requirements:

    Two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine.
    Ark. Code Ann.  20-7-109,6-18-702,6-60-501, and 20-78-206

Please be aware that a registration fee of $50.00 is a non-refundable fee, which is charged each semester.


Annual Notification of Consumer Information

On an annual basis, NPC is dedicated to providing all patrons, including prospective and current students as well as current and prospective employees with consumer information via email. The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires that post-secondary institutions participating in Title IV federal programs disclose information which includes but is not limited to policies and procedures in the areas of: completion and job placement rates, disability services, drug/alcohol prevention programs, educational degree plans, financial aid programs, gainful employment statistics, privacy rights, and voter registration. Notification includes emailing this statement and specific policies to the campus community, presenting this information at Orientation, and linking to other NPC departments via NPC web pages.

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