General Admissions and Records
Yes, if you are at least 18 years of age or older.
An AA/AS degree is an Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree. See the college catalog for the current degree listing.
Complete the on-line application by going to WebAdvisor. For more information, visit our New Students page.
Norco College is on the semester system.
A.O.C. stands for Assessment, Orientation and Counseling. These are the three things that a New Student needs to complete before they can register for courses.
If you complete your A.O.C. by the date stated in the Order of Registration, you will receive the earlier of the registration appointments (appointment 5). If your A.O.C. is completed after that date, your will receive the later registration appointment (appointment 9).
IMPORTANT: If you are a new student you may not register for courses unless your A.O.C has been completed.
Access WebAdvisor to find out your registration date and time. You may register any time on or after your date and time.
The college catalog and schedule of classes are available free and may be viewed online.
Due to State funding cuts, Norco College has suspended the admission and concurrent enrollment of high school students for the 2012-13 academic year, with the exception of the John F Kennedy Middle College program.
A major/program of study is the primary focus of your degree, and is the area in which the greatest depth of knowledge will be developed.
YES. Later on you can change your major as long as it is offered at Norco College.
You must carry a minimum of 12 units for the fall/spring semesters or 6 units during summer/winter.
A unit is the amount of credit you receive for successfully completing a class.
You are not required by the college to take a minimum number of units each term.
The maximum number of units you may take during the fall/spring semesters is 18. The maximum for the winter and summer sessions is 9 units.
You may add classes on WebAdvisor.
Submit your drop request on WebAdvisor or complete a drop card in the Admissions Office.
Students are limited to a maximum of 3 attempts per course including W's and substandard grades (D, F, NP); Military Withdrawals (MW) do not count as attempts.
A grade of incomplete may be granted for a course(s) if you have an unforeseeable emergency that prevents you from taking the final examination or completing the class. If this is the case, discuss your situation with your instructor.
It is a requirement prior to enrolling in the class. It is usually a lower level of the same course.
Bring an official transcript to the counseling office and complete a Prerequisite Validation. If you have an unofficial transcript, you may complete the Matriculation Appeals Petition.
Nonresident Tuition Exemption
This exemption is available to undocumented immigrants, permanent residents of the US, and US citizens who must have:
a) Attended a high school in California for three or more years; and
b) Graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent thereof (e.g. passed the GED in California or the California High School Proficiency Exam or received a Certificate of Completion)
All students applying for this exemption must sign an affidavit at Admissions and Records
A Pass/No Pass option is a grading system based on pass or fail. If available, selecting this option does not impact your grade-point average. Please see the college catalog for details.
Multiply the letter grade points by the number of units in the class.
A = 4
B = 3
C = 2
D = 1
F = 0
For example, if you received an "A" in English 1A, a "C" in Math 52, and an "F" in Guidance 45, you would have:
Divide the number of grade points by the number of units attempted, and that gives you your Grade-Point Average. In the above example, the GPA would be 24 divided by 9, which equals 2.66.
Because International students have specific requirements for both admission and for academic planning, it is important that you work directly with the International Student's Office.
Credit for Advanced Placement Scores
Mail or bring an official copy of your scores from The College Board to the counseling office.
Complete the transcript request form on WebAdvisor or at Admissions and Records and be sure to select IGETC or CSU certification.
Students planning to graduate from Norco College, or needing to use courses from another college/university as a prerequisite, must submit all official transcripts. Transcripts must be official, sealed, and no more than 90 days old.
High school transcripts are needed for various occupational programs and may be needed for prerequisite validations for certain classes, and verification of language requirement for UC.
Your international college transcript must be evaluated by an approved private organization. The evaluation is then reviewed by academic evaluators.
Send an official transcript to the Admissions office. After you have enrolled in coursework at Norco College, you may meet with a counselor who will request a transcript evaluation if necessary.