Special Admission

Admissions Categories


This policy sets forth the categories of admission once an applicant has met admission requirements through the Admission Office. This policy will also establish the guidelines for which the Applicant will be exempt from the required assessments.


Admission decisions are to be honored by the College for three semesters after the semester for which the individual applied. Applicants seeking admission into the college must meet the requirements set forth in one of the following categories:

Unconditional Admission

Students who have met all of the requirements listed below will be unconditionally admitted to the College:

  • A completed Application for Admission
  • Receipt of application fee
  • An approved, unexpired form of photo identification (driver’s license, passport, permanent residency ID, consulate ID, etc.)
  • Official copy of high school transcript* showing the date of graduation, official copy of high school transcript showing the date of graduation or GED, if required.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities where the applicant was previously enrolled. (The inability to provide all college transcripts may result in a denial of admission.)
  • Passing scores on placement testing (if required).

Conditional Admission

Non-high school graduates (excluding dual credit students, may be admitted based on special admission requirements provided that the student has the ability to benefit from college- level instruction. Applicants seeking admission under this category must have completed their sophomore year of high school or be beyond the age of compulsory attendance (18 years old in the state of Texas). Non-high school graduate applicants will be:

  • required to complete entrance testing
  • restricted from entering degree programs
  • ineligible for federal and state aid, grants and loans.

Upon analysis of student academic ability, applicants will be required to take Gateway (Developmental) courses.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

All students who have not applied to a degree program will be classified as “non-degree seeking.” Non-degree students may enroll for a maximum of 15 credit hours, provided that they have met all individual course prerequisite requirements. Hours taken via audit do not count towards the 15-hour maximum. Neither institutional nor federal aid is available to non-degree students. Admission requirements are the same for these students, with the exception that unofficial college/university transcripts and a copy of a high school diploma may be submitted in lieu of official transcripts until they apply for admission into a program. Students who desire to continue beyond the maximum of 15 credits should contact their Academic Advisor regarding program entry. Courses taken as a non-degree student may apply to a degree program according to the degree requirements at the time of application to the degree program.

International Students

CBS admits non-US citizen, international students to online degree programs only. CBS does not currently grant admission to individuals requiring an I-20 form or anyone who is in the United States on a visa.

International students are required to complete the international student application and pay any international application fees, exchange rates, or other transaction costs. Non-native English-speaking, international students applying to online programs will be required to demonstrate English proficiency through submission of TOEFL scores. All other admissions policies apply.

Provisional Admission

Students who meet the admissions requirements, but provides an unofficial prior college transcript may be admitted provisionally to the college. They can attend one semester without the official transcript, but must provide the official transcript before they can continue. A Registrar hold will be placed on their account. If the student cannot demonstrate evidence of the official prior college transcript after one semester, then their mod stat in the SIS will be changed to withdrawn and they will have to go through a Re-Admit process for future enrollment consideration.

An applicant will be allowed to attend two semesters at CBS without evidence of a high school diploma or GED. They will be coded as a ND-15 student into Sonis and a Registrar Hold will be placed. Until such a time the student provides evidence of the HS diploma or GED, they will not be able to enroll beyond the second semester. If the student cannot demonstrate evidence of the HS diploma or GED after two semesters, then their mod stat in the SIS will be changed to Withdrawn and they will have to go through a Re-Admit process for future enrollment consideration.


An applicant may be admitted to the College with a Probationary status. The admission status will be based upon an applicant’s academic or disciplinary records, or other applicable information. CBS reserves the right to review, deny, or approve, on a case by case basis, any applicant for any reason. Applicants who currently are on probation/suspension at the last college they attended will be subject to additional review. Students admitted on probation will be required to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in their first semester, be in good standing with the College, and comply with any other requirements. Following the first semester of enrollment, the student will be reevaluated and, based upon findings, may be allowed subsequent enrollment without restrictions.


Former students who have voluntarily withdrawn, have been withdrawn, or administratively withdrawn from any academic program and/or the College must apply for re-admission. Individuals who apply for readmission will be considered under the terms of the Academic Catalog at the time of reenrollment. The College reserves the right to deny re-admission to the College for any reason. The former student must re-apply by completing a readmission application at

Associated Forms

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