Admissions Policy

All degree or certificate seeking students must make application to the College. Peninsula College operates under an open door admissions policy and shall accept for admission any applicant who:

  1. Is competent to profit from the curricular offering of the institution; and
  2. Would not, by presence or conduct, create a disruptive atmosphere inconsistent with the purposes of the College; and
  3. Is eighteen years of age or older; or

a. is a high school graduate or equivalent; or
b. has applied for admission under the provisions of a student enrollment options program such as Running Start, a successor program, or other local enrollment options programs.

Non-degree seeking students are not required to make application to the College but must meet appropriate prerequisite requirements. Additional restricted admission criteria shall apply to those applicants under the age of 18.

Denying Admission. The college may deny admission to an applicant after reviewing circumstances and determining that the applicant’s presence would be disruptive to the educational process per RCW 28B.50.090(3)(b). Each situation will be evaluated, on a case-by-case basis, including information provided by law enforcement agencies. The college may:

  1. Expel an admitted student who failed to disclose information and/or failed to abide by local, state or federal law.
  2. Set restrictions on attendance or places where the student may be allowed.


Peninsula College Board Policy
Policy Number: 401 Statutory Authority: WAC 131-12-010
Date Adopted: January 9, 1996
Date Revised: November 12, 2008; April 13, 2010