Step One: Apply for Admissions
All students must complete an Application for Admissions to CASC and submit all documents and credentials required to support your enrollment as a new student, transfer from another college, high school concurrent, returning as a former CASC student, international, or as a guest that is not degree-seeking.
Students should click on one of the links below to learn what documents and credentials are required for full-admissions. Once you make Application for Admissions, your next step is to submit your documents to the Office of Admissions for evaluation and processing and then, you are ready for enrollment! Please know that all documents given to the Office of Admissions becomes the property of CASC and will not be returned.
Step Two: Enrollment
You have applied for admissions – submitted your documents – tested for admissions and course placement. Now, you are ready to enroll!
Enrollment: at the Poteau Campus
CURRENT CASC sophomore students may enroll beginning on March 26 and for current freshman March 28 and either schedule an appointment with their advisor, or enroll with VIKECONNECT. This is valid at either Poteau or Sallisaw campuses.
New and Transfer Students
New and Transfer Students must schedule an appointment for a SAIL Enrollment Workshop. Schedule your enrollment time by calling 918-647-1302 or 918-647-1248. Enrollment begins April 2 and ends May 31 for summer term classes and August 17 for fall term classes. Students who enroll during one of the following SAIL Enrollment Dates must have submitted all credentials to support their enrollment or bring them into the Office of Admissions an hour prior to their appointment Workshop for processing.
SAIL Enrollment Workshops for the Poteau Campus
The SAIL Enrollment Workshop is new to CASC this year and designed to help students receive that “need to know” information before their first day of classes. During the SAIL Enrollment Workshop, students will learn about college resources, how to setup their VIKECONNECT account and a payment plan, access their CASC Email and Blackboard, enroll into classes, receive their CASC ID and Parking Decal, receive information and assistance with financing their education, and more!
Parents, family or friends who accompany the new student will be separated from their student and directed to a “Parent Orientation” in the Office of Academic Affairs. A coffee and tea bar will be available for attendees to relax in an informal setting and learn a few things about the college, its educational structure, and topics commonly asked by parents and family. We want you to understand we are committed to helping your student succeed!
Schedule Dates for SAIL Enrollment Workshops (for New and Transfer Students)
|April 2018||May 2018||June 2018||July 2018||August 2018|
|4/2, 1-3 pm MON
4/3, 5-7 pm TUE
4/4, 1-3 pm WED
4/5, 1-3 pm THU
4/6, 1-3 pm FRI
4/7, 10am-12 SAT
4/9, 1-3 pm MON
4/10, 5-7 pm TUE
4/11, 1-3 pm WED
4/12, 1-3 pm THU
4/13, 1-3 pm FRI
4/17, 1-3 pm TUE
4/20, 1-3 pm FRI
4/24, 1-3 pm TUE
4/27, 1-3 pm FRI
|5/1, 1-3 pm TUE
5/4, 1-3 pm FRI
5/5, 10 am-12 SAT
5/8, 5-7 pm, TUE
5/11, 1-3 pm FRI
5/15, 1-3 pm TUE
5/18, 1-3 pm FRI
5/22, 1-3 pm TUE
5/25, 1-3 pm FRI
5/29, 1-3 pm TUE
|6/5, 1-3 pm TUE
6/12, 5-7 pm TUE
6/19, 1-3 pm TUE
6/26, 1-3 pm TUE
|7/3, 1-3 pm TUE
7/10, 5-7 pm TUE
7/17, 1-3 pm TUE
7/24, 1-3 pm TUE
7/30, 1-3 pm MON
7/31, 5-7 pm, TUE
|8/1, 1-3 pm WED
8/2, 1-3 pm THU
8/3, 1-3 pm FRI
8/6, 1-3 pm MON
8/7, 5-7 pm TUE
8/8, 1-3 pm WED
8/9, 1-3 pm THU
8/10, 1-3 pm FRI
8/13, 1-3 pm MON
8/14, 5-7 pm TUE
8/15, 1-3 pm WED
8/16, 1-3 pm THU
8/17, 1-3 pm FRI
Readmissions of Former CASC Students
Students who were previous enrolled with CASC and not re-enrolled in one or more semesters must submit a READMISSIONS Application and official transcripts from any college attended since last at CASC. Returning CASC students are not required to attend a SAIL Enrollment Workshop, but, may either visit with an Advisor in their academic major or self-enroll with VIKECONNECT.
High School Concurrent Students and Non-Degree Seeking Student Enrollments
Students who are enrolling with CASC under Concurrent Enrollment must submit their credentials to the Office of Admissions along with an CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT: APPLICATION PACKET for NEW STUDENTS. Second semester concurrent enrollments should alternately submit the one page Permissions Form for Returning students. Participation is not allowed I the SAIL Enrollment workshops, but on a walk-in basis to the Office of Admissions.
Student who are not seeking a degree in higher education or have not earned 9 or more credit hours are categorized as non-degree seeking students and may enroll on a walk-in basis to the Office of Admissions.
Enrollment: at the SALLISAW Campus
Students attending the Sallisaw campus may enroll on a walk-in basis and without an appointment, but, should call 918-775-6977 to confirm their credentials have been received, schedule a placement examination (if needed), or visit with a financial aid counselor.
Enrollment: WEB only Student
If you are enrolling in all web classes with CASC and expect to receive your degree all online, then, you are a Web Student. You may call CASC’s Director of the Virtual Campus who can assist you in enrollment (by phone: 918-647-1471 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Enrollment: Important Dates to Remember
The Academic Calendar is the official calendar of dates the college will begin and end classes, show the last day to withdraw from classes with refund, holidays, and other important dates. The Expanded Academic Calendar is posted online and found in our college Catalog and Course Schedules. For enrollment purposes, the following table shows a list of those dates the campus is expected to be closed and unavailable for enrollment. So, plan your visit accordingly. <<click here for the Expanded Academic Calendar 1819>>
Campus Closed on the Following Dates:
Spring Break – March 19-23
Easter Holiday – March 29-30
Memorial Day – May 28
Fridays in Summer (June & July) – Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27
Independence Day – July 4-5
Labor Day – September 3
Fall Break – October 18-19
Thanksgiving Holiday – November 19-23
Christmas & New Year’s Holiday – Dec 17, 2018 – Jan 7, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday – January 21
Spring Break – March 18-22
Easter Holiday – April 18-19
Memorial Day – May 27
Students Must Test for Admissions
CASC uses three placement examinations (ACT, SAT or Accuplacer) to evaluate a student’s readiness into college-level coursework. Testing is used to place students into appropriate college-level courses or identify their need for remedial or refresher classes before college course enrollments. The Office of Admissions will record test scores and provide the student with an evaluation of placement or remediation needs. A copy is also provided to the SAIL Enrollment advisors for review with the student.
- First-time students under age 21 must test with ACT (National or Residual ACT) or SAT.
- First-time students who are 21 years of age and older may test with either ACT or Accuplacer.
- Any student may test with Accuplacer for subsequent testing after first testing with ACT or SAT.<<click here for Placement and Remediation Assessments >>
- Students will be required to remediate when test scores are low and below the cut-off score for enrollment into college-level courses, as measured by ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer. Remediation may be met with successful completion of refresher/deficiency course, re-testing, or co-enrollment with deficiency/college-level course. The Office of Admissions will provide new students or the SAIL Enrollment counselors with a copy of an Enrollment Evaluation sheet summarizing course placement requirements.
ACT Testing (Center Code 034300)
CASC is a test center for National ACT. On-line registration for the National ACT is available at www.act.org. Also online is their study and test prep materials (click on Products & Services > ACT Online Prep).
CASC also offers Residual ACT testing at both Sallisaw and Poteau campuses. Several changes have been made to testing procedures. Students must pre-pay the $45.00 testing fee in the Business Office and present this paid receipt, picture ID, Social Security Number card or number to gain admissions to Residual Testing. Students should arrive 15 minutes prior to test time. Residual ACT test scores are only valid at CASC.
Student should enroll online at https://carlalbert.edu/student-services/testing to reserve a seat and confirm day and time for either the Poteau or Sallisaw test locations. Students must present paid receipt, picture ID, and their social security number. Pencils and ACT approved calculator allowed.
ACT Residual Test Dates
2018: April 10, April 17; May 8,15; June 12, 19; July 12, 26; August 2; September 6, 20; Nov 8, 15; Dec 6.
2019: January 10, 17, 24; Febr 7, 14, 21; March 7, 14; April 11, 18; May 9, 16; June 6, 13
Poteau Campus: Test time 1:00 p.m. in Ollie Center Room 1320 (contact Crissy Keaton at 918-647-1319)
Sallisaw Campus: Test time 9:00 a.m. & check-in at Front Desk in Mayo Center for test location; (contact Tamara Wright at 918-775-6977)
ACCUPLACER – Placement Testing
The ACCUPLACER test results are used to measure a student’s readiness to enroll into college level courses, such as ENGL 1113, MATH 1513, science, and some history courses. ACCUPLACER testing is administered by the Student Success Center located in Hemphill Hall. Students must first be admitted to the college. The Admissions Office will then refer the student to ACCUPLACER Testing for either entrance testing of Adult students or secondary testing for any student. First ACCUPLACER testing Workshop is free of charge to the student. However, students will be charged a $5.00 fee per Workshop for each retesting Workshop.
Students may find ACCUPLACER study guides at: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/accuplacer-tests . Some study guide materials may also found at the college’s libraries.
Remediation of Low Test Scores
CASC tests students upon initial admissions to measure readiness to enroll into college-level courses of English 1113 Freshman Composition I, math, or science. When tests scores are below the required cut-off score on the ACT or ACCUPLACER tests, then a deficiency is identified and remediation is required. Students may remove the remedial requirement by retesting with ACT or ACCUPLACER, or by enrollment into either the appropriate zero-level refresher course or co-enrollment into the zero-level Fast TRAC and college-level course.
Therefore, once the deficiency in that subject area is remediated by either retest or successful completion of the refresher or co-enrollment course, the student may then enroll into college-level subjects in that area. Further, students are required to remediate and successfully remove deficiency in the first 24 credit-hours of enrollment or face an ADMISSIONS Hold on future enrollments.
CASC’s developmental studies include an alternate “fast-track” enrollment where eligible students may co-enroll into the college-level course with a one cr-hr “refresher” lab. CASC uses multiple measurements to determine placement and remediation requirements, where high school GPA and math core completions in combination with the ACT may determine remediation or fast track or college readiness in English and math placement.
CASC publishes their Placement and Remediation Assessment table for student and advisor reference. However, the Office of Admissions will record remediation and placement requirements in the student’s file based on their high school transcript history and testing scores. The Office of Admission’s will provide the student with an Enrollment Evaluation sheet for reference and review during the SAIL Enrollment Workshops.
First Semester Course Enrollment
Enrollment Counselors will enroll the student into the recommended first semester courses using the degree plan published in their academic area of interest (for example Allied Health, Business Administration, …). Students are typically enrolled into ORI 1111 Freshman Orientation, CS 1103 Microcomputer Applications, ENGL 1113, and any/all remedial course requirements.
Full time enrollment is considered 12 credit hours for academic reasons and financial aid full-time benefit funding. However, CASC strongly encourages student to THINK 16 or 16 cr-hrs enrollment in the fall and spring terms. Since most associate degree programs require a total of 62 credit hours and most students expect to spend 4 semesters with CASC, then, the math works out to about 15 to 16 cr-hrs per term (i.e. five 3 cr-hr courses a semester). So, in the SAIL Enrollment Workshop, you will learn what courses you need to complete to earn an associates degree and understand the sequence in which course should be taken.
We understand that life happens and that not everyone will take 16 cr-hrs in a term and it may take you more than 4 semesters to complete your degree. So, plan your per semester enrollment with your final goal in mind. You will find our associate and certificate programs at Academics>>Degrees Offered with a semester by semester guide to aid you in degree planning.
Experience our campus! Touring campus is a great way to see the campus first-hand, learn about CASC history, and discover the many opportunities CASC has to offer. We take great pride in making our visitors feel like they are part of the Viking family from the moment they step on campus.
New students and Transfer students who participate in SAIL Enrollment will be taken on a group tour. Parents and family who participate in the Parent Orientation held during SAIL Enrollment will be taken on a tour at that time (optional).
Touring campus is a great way to see the campus first-hand, learn about CASC history, and discover the many opportunities CASC has to offer. We take great pride in making our visitors feel like they are part of the Viking family from the moment they step on campus. But don’t just take our word for it, come find out for yourself!
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