8000 Henry Ford College Admission Policy

Policy Type: 

Regular admission is permissible as follows:

High School Graduates:

U. S. citizens, Legal Permanent Residents, and individuals who are present in (or who will be admitted to)the United States in a U. S. Inauguration and Naturalization Services status which allows them to enroll at the College, can be granted regular admission if the applicant has either graduated from a regionally accredited or state-approved U.S. high school or holds a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or has graduated from a non-U. S. high school and demonstrates sufficient proficiency in the English language that the College is satisfied that he or she can function successfully at the College and benefit from the academic program.

Non-High School Graduates:

Non-High School Graduates can be granted regular admission provided the applicant has received a score on a basic skills test that the College determines is sufficiently high to place him or her in college-level English composition, and provided his or her high-school cohort class has graduated.

Home-Schooled Applicants:

An individual who was home schooled can be granted regular admission if he or she meets both of the following conditions:

  1. A parent or guardian certifies that the student has completed his or her high school education; and

  2. A qualified, independent third-party evaluator, either the school district in which the student resides or another entity approved by the College, verifies that the student's home school education has met acceptable academic standards.

Other General Requirements:

In order to be granted regular admission, all students must meet the prerequisites and co-requisites required for course enrollment. Additionally, with regard to any applicant, the College must be satisfied that the student is sufficiently mature and responsible that he or she can function successfully at the College and benefit from the academic program. This generally means that the student is at or beyond 12th grade age.

The President and his or her designees are authorized to inspect and verify all admission applications, transcripts, records, documents, and other credentials that may be submitted by student applicants in order to ascertain their accuracy, completeness and authenticity. The College can reject or dismiss any individual whose application contains any misrepresentation, omission or incorrect statement of fact, or who the College believes poses a risk to the health or safety of themselves, other students, faculty or staff.

Admission Other Than "Regular":

The College President is authorized to establish admission requirements for special programs and circumstances consistent with Board of Trustees policy, including but not limited to those for Guest students; College of Lifelong Learning students; Continuing Education students; J-1 and M-1 Visa students; and other special status students, provided that such requirements address the prerequisite school work, course work, training, skill, or knowledge necessary for academic success, as well as the maturity, ability, and focus of students necessary for them to benefit from these special programs or circumstances.

Adopted Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Revised Date: 
Monday, June 29, 2015
Board Approved
Rescinded Date: 
Monday, November 20, 2017
Rescinded Explanation: 
policy updated and number discontinued