Office of Admissions
Bacone College invites individuals from a variety of cultures and backgrounds to apply for admittance into its academic programs. The College operates on a “rolling admissions” format, meaning that Application for Admission Forms may be submitted at any time. Applications may be submitted on-line at www.bacone.edu. Once received, applications are promptly reviewed and processed by the Office of Admissions. The admissions committee carefully weighs a variety of factors with each applicant in determining the prospective student’s potential to benefit from the College’s educational programs.
General Admissions Procedures
When possible, prospective students are encouraged to visit the Office of Admissions for assistance in completing the application process. The following procedures are necessary in expediting a prospective student’s application:
- Work with Admissions Counselor to complete your application. Individuals may also meet with the respective dean or director for assistance in applying for acceptance into programs with selective admissions requirements.
- Complete and submit the Application for Admission form along with the required non-refundable application fee (See fee schedule). You may also apply online for free.
- Submit sealed official academic transcripts from high school (Seventh semester or final transcripts), GED Testing, ACT or SAT I testing, and all colleges previously attempted.
- Upon receipt of all academic records, the Admissions Committee will review the application and will determine admittance into Bacone College. Students are encouraged to apply for federal financial aid at this time. Please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete the application online.
- The student will be notified by a Letter of Admittance. Enclosed will be the Intent to Accept Admissions form to be completed by the student and returned with the new student enrollment fee (See fee schedule).
- The Office of Admissions will forward the student’s file to the Financial Aid Office
Now that I am admitted, now what?
Month by Month timeline
For High School Students:
- Once you graduate and your final grades are posted, you will need to request a FINAL Official transcript to be sent to our admissions office via email @ [email protected] or
2299 Old Bacone Rd
Muskogee, OK 74403
- Contact financial aid and verify we have received your 2020-2021 FAFSA
- Search for grants and scholarships
-If you are a tribal member, reach out to your tribe and find out when their scholarship deadline is.
- Schedule an appointment with your advisor. I will email your advisor’s info
- Enroll for Fall 2020
- Submit tribal scholarship application- IF the deadline is in June.
- Submit housing application with all required documents
- Follow up with your coach for other items needed-NAIA Profile
- Submit tribal scholarship application- IF the deadline is in July
- Submit housing application with all required documents
- Follow up with your coach for other items needed-NAIA Profile
- MID-JULY- contact the housing office at [email protected] for your room assignment and roommates information
- Begin packing your items at home that you want to bring to campus
- Submit tribal scholarship application- IF the deadline is in August
- Follow up with your coach for other items needed
- Follow up with housing and financial aid have all required documents on file
- GET READY TO MOVE IN!
To schedule a visit or submit academic records, please address all correspondence to:
Office of Admissions General Policies
- High School Graduates: Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher, ACT composite of a 18 (SAT I= 860, and Class Rank of top 50%.
- Non-Traditional High School Graduates: GED score= 50 (500 on new tests), ACT composite of 18 (SAT= 860). Students who are Home Schooled must have an ACT composite of 18 (SAT=860).
- College Transfer: 12 Earned Hours or more- 2.0 GPA Cumulative.
Recommended High School Courses
|4||English (Grammar, Composition, Literature)|
|2||Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or any lab science with the exception of General Science with or without a lab; Applied Biology/Chemistry or Principles of Technology may be substituted for one of the lab science courses)|
|3||Mathematics (from Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus) or 2 years of applied Mathematics and Algebra II|
|1||Citizenship Skills (from Economics, Geography, Government, Non-Western Culture)|
|3||Additional units (Foreign Language, Speech, Economics, Geography, Government, Psychology, Sociology)|
Students who have deficiencies in these high school course recommendations may be required to remove these deficiencies within the first 24 credit hours of enrollment. The student’s standardized test scores and high school transcripts determine whether or not additional, preparatory course work will be required. Additional testing may be performed by the respective academic division.
College Transfer Students
- Complete and submit the Online Application for Admission form along with the required application fee.
- Submit official copies of all secondary, college, and university work, including examination scores in English. All documentation must be submitted with a Review of Credentials from an approved agency. Official TOEFL scores of 500 (paper-based Exam), 173 (Computer Based Exam), or 61 (Internet Based Exam) successful completion of 12 weeks of study, or achievement of Level 9 at an approved English Language Center are required of applicants from nations in which English is not the official or spoken language. International applicants from nations where English is the official language are required to submit official ACT or SAT I scores meeting established admission criteria.
- Submit affidavit of support and official bank statements.
- The Office of Academic Affairs reviews international applications for admission. If accepted; international students must submit a $7,500 deposit in US currency and have a US sponsor guarantee the cost of one academic year. Upon receipt of the deposit and guarantee, a SEVIS I-20 and Letter of Admittance will be issued to the student. The SEVIS I-20, Letter of Admittance, bank statements, transcripts, passport, and other supporting documentation must be presented to the nearest American Embassy or U. S. Consulate for processing. To remain “in-status” as an F-1 student, international students must follow all regulations pertaining to the issuance of the SEVIS I-20 as stipulated by the U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and Bacone College. International students are required to pay all charges (including tuition, room, board, fees) prior to the start of each semester.
All International students shall be required to take a full course load (12 credits) and be residential students. International students may appeal to the President for exceptions to these requirements as allowed by immigration statutes.
Special Admissions Information - GED/Concurrent etc.
Students without a high school diploma who have received a GED diploma are also eligible to apply for admission. In addition to the General Admissions Procedures, GED recipients are required to submit:
- Bacone College Admissions Application.
- Official high school transcripts covering time spent in high school.
- Official GED transcript.
- Official ACT or SAT I transcript.
Non-High School Graduates
Application and acceptance arrangements may be made through the Office of Admissions for students without a high school diploma or GED. Admissions counselors will assist with the admissions process. The College will follow the federal guidelines for documentation of Ability to Benefit.
Special Non-Degree-Seeking Students and Auditing Courses
Students who wish to enroll in courses without intending to pursue a degree may be permitted to enroll in up to 9 credit hours by making application in the Office of Admissions. Once a student has completed 9 credit hours, and wishes to enroll in additional course work, the student must make formal application into the College. Students wishing to audit a course for no credit need to complete an Application for Admission in the Office of Admissions.
High school juniors or seniors may be admitted to Bacone College provided they meet the following requirements:
- Meet the published criteria of Bacone College for admission.
- Be enrolled in fewer than 6 credit courses per semester at their high school, which can be validated by their high school principal.
- Be eligible to complete requirements for graduation from their high school no later than the spring of their senior year, which can be validated by their high school principal.
- Junior and senior high school students are required to have a composite ACT score of 18, or a combined SAT I score of 860, or a 3.00 cumulative high school GPA.
- A high school student who is admitted to Bacone College as a Concurrent Enrollment Student may enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses for each semester. Their full-time college and high school workload cannot exceed 19 college semester credit hours. To calculate the total workload, each high school credit is the equivalent of 3 college semester credit hours. Add up the college semester credit hours and the high school equivalent credits together to find the total.
- An exceptional student who meets the above criteria may enroll in a maximum of 6 credit hours during a summer session or the term following the junior year in high school without being concurrently enrolled in high school during the summer term.
Students who have participated in a concurrent program other than Bacone College, must provide an official College transcript to the Office of the Registrar before credits can be transferred.
Background Checks for Student Applicants
Background checks are conducted through a third-party vendor and include a seven-year scope, nationwide wants and warrants check, statewide wants and warrants check, debarment check (for Federal funds), sex offender and registry check. Moving violations are not considered during the background check process. Minor offenses (such as youthful experimentation with marijuana, public intoxication, DUI without injury to a third party) are presumptively waived. More serious violations may be waived by special permission of the President. These checks are required of students who declare that they have been arrested or convicted of any Federal, state, local or tribal law offense to ensure that there are no terms and conditions of probation that would prevent them from attending Bacone College, that there are no outstanding criminal proceedings, and to ensure that Bacone meets its due diligence requirements under VAWA and Title IX.
These checks are also required of students declaring a major in healthcare, education, health-science or criminal justice-related fields because the state licensing boards for these fields require a background check as a condition of licensing. This process is a safeguard to ensure that students are not enrolled who are subsequently unable to pass licensing examinations due to adverse criminal history.
Leave of Absence Status
The Office of Financial will explain to a student that is a Title IV, HEA program loan recipient, the effect that failure to return from the leave may have on the student’s loan repayment term. A student requesting a Leave of Absence Status must submit a completed, signed, and dated LOAS application prior to the requested leave time.
The LOAS application is available online at www.Bacone.edu as well as at the Office of Academic Affairs and the Registrar’s Office and must be approved by the Office of Academic Affairs. The College’s Business Office will approve the disposition of the student’s financial obligations (if any) at the time of application for LOAS. (Tuition and fees are the only expense reassigned to the next full-term semester. Room and Board charges are exempt from the LOAS Policy, and follows the tuition refund time frame as stated in the Bacone College Catalog.) “LA” will appear on the student’s transcript designating the Leave of Absence Status.
Re-Admission after Absence
Academic Suspension Policy
Re-Admission after Academic Suspension from Bacone College
Students must submit the following items after suspension:
- Application for Admissions.
- Official transcripts of any college work attempted since the date of suspension.