Admissions

Admissions Policy
Enrollment Deadline
Admission Procedures
Academic Preparation
Academic Assessment
International Student Admissions

Admissions Office

Ephraim Campus:
Email:  snowcollege@snow.edu
Web:  www.snow.edu/welcome/admissions/application.html
Phone:  800-848-3399
Fax:  435-283-7157

Richfield Campus:
Campus Relations Director: 435-893-2256

The Admissions Office, on the Ephraim campus, is located in room #266 on the second floor of the Greenwood Student Center.

NOTE: Snow College’s admission policy is subject to change.  The policy printed on the current Snow College Application for Admissions is always considered the most current.

Admissions Policy

Snow College is an open admission institution, committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in educational services to our students, employees, and the public.

Enrollment Deadline

Snow College does not have an admissions deadline, but the enrollment deadline for Snow College is the first day of the semester for which a student is attending. This means that a student would need to be admitted by that date to enroll in classes. If a student is starting during a late starting or mid semester class, the deadline is the first day those classes begin. To gain the advantage of early course registration, applicants are encouraged to submit an application for admission and all supporting documents (transcripts, ACT or SAT test scores) as early as possible. Students seeking scholarship consideration must have their Applications for Admission and Scholarship postmarked on or before the scholarship deadline. Applications for admission to Snow College are always accepted. If a student has missed an enrollment deadline, the admission application will be considered for the following semester.

Exceptions to Deadline

On rare occasions an exception to the enrollment deadline may be granted. To be eligible to apply for that exception and be considered for enrollment after the first day of the semester, a student must:

  1. Have graduated from high school or passed a GED or equivalent exam. High school graduates must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. (Note: Transfer students with more than 20 post high school credits must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA.)
  2. Submit a composite ACT score of at least 16 or composite SAT score of at least 770 (out of 1600).
  3. Be able to either pay for the semester in full or sign up for a college-approved payment plan the day of enrollment.
  4. Be able to immediately begin attending the next upcoming session of each of the classes registered for.
  5. Have the approval of the Director of Admissions and Director of Student Success Advising (or their designees).

Exceptions to the deadline are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Factors such as past academic background, course availability, date of request and reason for the request will all be taken into consideration. Denials of late enrollment can be appealed to the Vice President for Student Success.

Admission Procedures

Admission Requirements
To be officially admitted to Snow College, all applicants must do the following:

  1. Complete the online admissions application;
  2. Pay the $30 nonrefundable application fee.  The fee for former Snow College students who are readmitting is $15.  Students who have successfully completed Snow College concurrent enrollment coursework should contact our Admissions Office, or their high school counselor, to determine the appropriate application fee.
  3. Provide documents such as high school transcripts, GED or equivalent exam, college transcripts, and/or ACT or SAT test scores, as specified below.  

    (by Standard Mail)
    Admissions Office    

    Snow College, Box 1012
    150 College Avenue
    Ephraim, UT  84627   (or)  

    (by Fax)
    435-283-7157   (or)  

    (by Email)
    transcripts@snow.edu 

     

     

Any student seeking Federal Financial Aid, FAFSA, MUST have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent exam.

ACT Waiver with ADA Documentation

If a student submits documentation of a disability as defined under the ADA statutes, the ACT may upon the student’s request be waived as a requirement for admission.  This documentation must be on file with the Snow College Accessibility Resource Center.  If a student requests and is granted this waiver, the student must:

  • Take English 0980 prior to enrolling in English 1010   
    AND
  • Start in Math 0700 or take the Accuplacer Test at Snow College for proper placement.

A student who does not take the ACT because of a documented ADA disability must check with the Scholarship Office for alternate scholarship requirements.

General Admission

A student who intends to complete a degree or earn any college credit must:

  1. Submit ACT or SAT scores to Snow College or take the ACT residual test at Snow College.  Test scores are not required of students 22 years of age or older.
  2. Submit a copy of high school transcript(s), GED or equivalent to Snow College.
Transfer Students

A student who has successfully completed 20 or more post high school credits at another college must submit an official transcript of all college credits to Snow College.  (See Transfer Credit section of this catalog for detailed transfer credit requirements.)

Note:  Students transferring from another college or university with less than 20 credits completed must complete the general admissions requirements above.

Early Admission

A student may attend Snow College prior to high school graduation if he or she:

  1. Is at least 16 years of age,
  2. Submits an Early Admission Informed Consent Agreement found on our website at http://www.snow.edu/registrars/forms.html, AND        
  3. Submits a minimum ACT composite score of 16 or a minimum SAT composite score of 770.
  4. Meet approved course prerequisites that apply to both regular college students and concurrent enrollment students, e.g. Math (ACT and/or math placement score).

Evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and may require an interview.  A student admitted under this option will be admitted for one semester at a time, and will be allowed to continue only if he or she earns a semester grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Any student who is seeking to enroll in a program that leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate from Snow College, whether enrolling for credit or non-credit, must be a fully matriculated student and complete the standard admission process, which includes submission of a high school transcript or GED for all applicants and ACT scores for all applicants under age 22.  For example, whether enrolling for credit or non-credit, students seeking to enroll in the Pharmacy Technician program, the Nail Technology program, or the Nursing Assistant program need to be matriculated and submit the required transcript or GED to be admitted.  Seeking to complete one of these certificate programs requires proper admission, even if the student opts for the lower tuition of non-credit enrollment. This pertains to both the Richfield and Ephraim campuses.

If you are enrolling in a single vocational class, TBSI workshop, or a personal interest class, please contact the Admissions Office at 435-283-7144. 

Non High School Graduates or Home School Students

A student who has not graduated from high school but whose graduating class has graduated must:

  1. Submit ACT or SAT scores to Snow College, or take the ACT residual test at Snow College.  Test scores are not required of students who are 22 years of age or older.
  2. Submit any high school transcripts, accredited home school transcripts, or college transcripts.

Any student seeking Federal Financial Aid, FAFSA, MUST have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent exam.

Credit: Transfer and Other

Transfer, advanced placement and concurrent enrollment credit should be submitted with an official transcript from the institution.  We encourage students to provide these transcripts before registering for classes.

There is a $10 per credit fee for posting Advanced Placement, Military Training and Foreign Language Credits.

International Students

See information on International Student Admissions.

Concurrent Enrollment Students

Concurrent enrollment classes are college-level classes offered to high school students for both high school and college credit. Classes may be located on the high school or college campus, may be taught by high school teachers who have been approved for adjunct faculty status at the college, or by college faculty members.  A few online classes are offered for concurrent enrollment. Both vocational and general education classes may be offered for concurrent enrollment credit.  Student eligibility requirements for Snow College Concurrent Enrollment are as follows:

  1. Must be a junior or senior in high school, with some rare exceptions for sophomores.
  2. Must have a GPA or ACT score which predicts success, generally considered to be a 3.0 GPA or 22 composite ACT score.  CTE courses other than Business or Nursing require a minimum GPA of 2.0.  (To be eligible, sophomores must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be recommended by their high school counselor as being ready to do college-level work)
  3. Must submit ACT scores to enroll in English and Math courses.  English 1010 requires an English ACT score of 17.  
    MATH 1030 - Prerequisite: Successful completion of Secondary Math I, II, and III - C average or better course grade in all three classes. Students who do not have a C average or better course grade in all three classes may place into this class with an ACT Math score 22 or higher or appropriate placement test score.
    MATH 1040 - Prerequisite: Successful completion of Secondary Math I, II, and III - C average or better course grade in all three classes. Students who do not have a C average or better course grade in all three classes may place into this class with an ACT Math score 22 or higher or appropriate placement test score.
    MATH 1050 - Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math Secondary Math I, II, and III - C average or better course grade in all three classes - plus institution prerequisites: an ACT Math score 23 or higher or appropriate placement test score.
  4. Meet department specific prerequisites for enrollment in certain departmental courses.
  5. Meet approved course prerequisites that apply to both regular college students and concur- rent enrollment students.
  6. Pass common final course examinations, which are required of concurrent enrollment students when those examinations are required of regular college students.
  7. Students who receive a failing grade in any concurrent enrollment course will no longer be considered eligible to take concurrent enrollment courses.

Students applying for Snow College concurrent enrollment must submit an online Snow College application for admission with a $30 application fee.* A student who completes Snow College concurrent enrollment classes may enter Snow College without paying an additional admission fee if there is no break between the time of high school graduation and attendance on campus. A student with a break longer than one semester, summer session not included, must pay the $15 readmission fee.

*Students that attend Snow College after high school must complete an application for admission as a new freshman, submit ACT scores and a high school transcript to be fully admitted.

Academic Preparation

Even though Snow College is an open admission institution, strong preparation is still recommended. Students with solid academic and study skills are more likely to succeed at Snow.  Students are expected to have the reading, writing, and thinking skills necessary for college-level coursework.

Those who need remedial help should understand that Snow College does not have a developmental education program.

Academic Assessment

Assessment testing is required of all new degree-seeking students.  Students may meet this requirement by taking the ACT or SAT I test and having a copy sent to Snow College.

The ACT or SAT I scores are required of all applicants unless they have completed 20 semester hours of post-secondary college credit with a minimum GPA of C, or are 22 years of age or older, or are enrolling in applied technology programs for non-credit.

English Placement Guidelines for New Students

Students who have an English ACT of 11 or below are required to take English 0980 or English 0991.  Students with English ACT scores of 12-14 are recommended for English 1015. Students with scores of 15-17 may choose English 1010 or 1015. Students with an English ACT score of 29 or higher may petition to skip English 1010 by taking an English Placement Exam in the Testing Center. The English Department will consider both the ACT and writing sample when placing a student. Any student who would like help deciding upon placement should take a writing assessment exam in the Testing Center. 

Math Placement Guidelines for New Students

Snow College offers a variety of math classes to meet the needs of students who have different levels of math skills.  The goal at Snow is to help students find the class that best meets their needs.  Rather than a course that is too advanced, or a class that is too basic, students should be enrolled in a math course that best matches their skills.  Mandatory placement in Math 0700, 0800, and 1010 is based upon a student’s math ACT score. Students who score 17 and below will be placed in Math 0700 or 0800. Students who score 18-22 will be placed in Math 1010. Students who score 21, 22, 23 or higher may place in Math 1030, 1040, 1050, respectively and a 23 also places a student in 1080.

To challenge this placement, students may contact the Student Success Center to schedule a time to use the Accuplacer Assessment tool or a designated equivalent and talk with a faculty member about their placement.

Note:  Prerequisite courses or test scores must be less than two years old.  If Snow College does not have a record that a student has taken a math class, the ACT, or a placement test in the past two years, the student must (re)take the placement test to ensure placement in the appropriate math class.

Participation in Assessment Activities

Snow College’s commitment to its mission and goals requires conducting regular evaluations of progress in achieving those goals.  A student enrolled at Snow College may be asked to participate in assessment by taking special tests, by allowing the college access to scores on nationally standardized examinations, by completing questionnaires and surveys, and by serving as members of focus groups or other discussion groups designed to obtain information. 

Some assessment work requires statistical sampling of the student population, so it is important that students be willing to help with assessment when asked.  Students should feel no reluctance about participating in assessment because any information obtained is used solely in the improvement of college instruction at the curricular or programmatic level and in ways that do not reflect individually on the student.  The scores will not be part of any student’s official record.

International Student Admissions

Director: Alex Peterson
Director of International Student Services: Dennis Faatz
International Admissions Advisor:  Wissem Abid
International Advisor: Becky Adams
Email: international@snow.edu
Phone: 435-283-7411

Snow College ESL Program Mainstreaming Statement

Track One: Unconditional Admission

Students whose native language is not English may be admitted unconditionally to Snow College.  In order to qualify for this track students must submit a TOEFL score of at least 500 (173 Computer Based Test, or 63 iBT with a minimum of 15 in each section) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Snow College Institutional school code is 4727.

After meeting these requirements, Track One students will be allowed to register as full-time academic students

Track Two: Conditional Admission

Students whose native language is not English may be admitted conditionally to Snow College.  In order to qualify for this track, students must meet the Snow College academic eligibility requirement, but do not need to submit a TOEFL score.  Students in this track are admitted into the ESL program.  Students whose TOEFL score is below 500 (173 CBT or 63 iBT with a minimum of 15 in each section) are automatically admitted to this track, as well.  All students in this track are given a placement exam upon arrival at Snow College.

After taking the Placement Exam, Track Two students are placed in one of four different levels.  Students who earn a score of 88 or better on the placement exam will be admitted into regular academic courses and will need to take only ESL 1051 as a prerequisite for ENGL 1010.  Students may challenge ESL 1051 by taking a written essay exam that is graded by three ESL faculty members.  Students must pass this with an 85% or better by at least two of the three raters.

Exit Criteria

Students in the Snow College ESL program must pass all required ESL courses with a minimum grade of B (85%) or higher before exiting the program and matriculating as full-time academic students.

Students who do not pass all of the ESL coursework will be on a probationary status and monitored by the Center for Global Engagement staff until the exit requirement has been satisfied. The Center for Global Engagement acts as Primary Designated School Official for all SEVIS and immigration/status related matters. Any issues that affect the immigration status of an international student in the ESL program are subject to decision by the Center for Global Engagement.

Passing required ESL courses with a grade of B (3.0) or better satisfies the foreign language requirement for graduation from Snow College with the AA degree.  Students entering on Track 1 also satisfy the foreign language requirement.

If students wish to enter academic programs directly, they should arrange to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in their home countries and have the results sent to:

Snow College International Student Admissions
150 College Avenue
Ephraim, UT 84627 U.S.A.

For information concerning dates and location of the TOEFL exam in various countries, write to:

TOEFL
CN6155
Princeton, New Jersey 08541‑6155 U.S.A.
www.ets.org/toefl/

Students who wish to apply to Snow College should write to International Student Admissions or email international@snow.edu  requesting the necessary application forms or access a form at snow.edu/international/apply.html. When the forms have been completed, they should be returned to the International Admissions Office along with their secondary school grades in English. The same procedure should be followed if students have completed any college or university work. The college or university transcript must be translated into English.

Students must come fully prepared to meet the necessary financial obligations for the full time they will be in the United States. It is estimated that each student will need at least $18,500* per academic year (9 months). This is exclusive of travel. Below are estimated costs:

Tuition and fees | 9 months | $12,670
Board and room | estimate | $3,500
Personal expenses | estimate | $1,830
Books and supplies | estimate | $1,000
Total | $19,000* 

* Plus transportation
* Cost may change

Presently, there are no loans available for international students. International students are eligible to apply for any academic and departmental scholarships or the International Student Endowment Scholarship which is offered to students who are fully matriculated and have completed one semester of study at Snow College. International Students on an F-1 visa may also find employment on campus at a minimum wage but may not work more than twenty (20) hours per week. Off‑campus work is not permitted for international students. 

In order for international students to be admitted, they must make a statement concerning their financial intentions for the entire academic year.

Entry documents will be issued to students after students have received official acceptance.