BRCC has an open-door admissions policy. Graduates of a state-approved high school, home-schooled students (Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved programs), individuals who have obtained the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or High School Equivalency (HSE), are all eligible for admission. Individuals over the age of 18 who have not earned a high school diploma are eligible for admission to the College but are not eligible to receive federal financial aid. Students are admitted without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, marital status, or veteran status. Admission to the college does not ensure admission to a particular program of study.

A person can apply for admission to Baton Rouge Community College at any time. Upon admission, a student may register for courses according to published registration dates. Students may also apply for credit by exam and earn credit from prior learning or industry certifications. Students should note that registration is simply the selection of classes that one wishes to take. Once a student has been admitted, has registered for their chosen courses, and has completed the payment procedure, he or she has completed the enrollment process and is officially enrolled. To enroll for a particular term (semester or session), an individual must complete the enrollment process by the published registration deadline. 

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