Complete the online application or the hardcopy available for print and mail it to the School of Evening and Graduate Studies. You must complete the application whether you are "degree-seeking," "non-degree seeking," or "auditing" a course.
Use the Transcript Request Forms to obtain official transcripts from your high school or GED and any accredited colleges or universities you have attended. If you need more than two request forms, duplication is permitted. Call the school or college in question before mailing a request form to determine their fee for sending out your transcript.
You will be admitted into the program after Catawba College receives your completed application form and all of the transcripts from high school (GED) and any colleges listed. Then, the Registrar will evaluate transcripts to determine the courses that will transfer here from other colleges. The Dean of the School of Evening and Graduate Studies will notify you of your acceptance. In the meantime, contact the School of Evening and Graduate Studies to gain information about applying for financial assistance.
Finally, you should call for an appointment with one of the academic advisors in the School of Evening and Graduate Studies to determine which courses you need to complete the degree and to arrange your schedule from the selection of courses being offered in the upcoming sequence of blocks.
Registration takes place at the beginning of each block. Check this site for registration schedules and locations.
Students who need to be "full-time" to meet financial aid requirements MUST register for four courses at the beginning of the semester, in order to gain the 12 hours necessary for full-time status.
Catawba College's Evening Undergraduate Program is designed for adults who want to earn a college degree in the evening or to take courses for professional or personal development. The Bachelor of Business Administration program is open to applicants who are at least 21 years of age or hold an Associate's degree from a community college. The minimum entrance requirement is a high school diploma or a GED. Students can enter the program throughout the year at the beginning of any block.
Both degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students must submit an application form or apply online and pay a one-time non-refundable application fee of $25. No deposit is required. The application process is not complete until all transcripts have been received by Catawba College. Transcripts should be ordered at least three weeks prior to the initial registration so there will be time for a transcript evaluation and proper academic advisement prior to registration.
When a student sits out a semester or longer, he or she must reapply. However, there will be no additional application fee.
The School of Evening and Graduate Studies offers the Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.A.E.) degree with a major in Birth-Kindergarten Education. Students must meet the following requirements for admission to the Birth-Kindergarten Education major:
- A.A.S. in Early Childhood Associate from a North Carolina Community College; and
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the time the A.A.S. degree was earned.
Each candidate must submit the following items directly to the School of Evening and Graduate Studies:
- The completed application form;
- Either an official copy of the student's high school transcript or a copy of the General Education Development (G.E.D.) certificate;
- An official transcript from every institution of higher education the student has attended; and
- A non-refundable $25 processing fee.
Catawba offers two concentrations in the B-K Education major: the Licensure concentration and the Non-Licensure concentration. All students are first admitted to the Non-Licensure concentration.
To enter the Licensure concentration, the student must apply and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Requirements for admissions include:
- A recommendation by their major advisor;
- A 2.5 overall academic average on Catawba coursework;
- Passing scores on all sections of Praxis I or a composite score as determined by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction;
- A formal interview conducted by the Teacher Education Council; and
- An acceptable criminal background history.
Application for admission to Student Teaching must be made by the beginning of the semester prior to the semester in which the student teaching is to be done. The student must have a 2.5 academic average to be admitted to student teaching and must complete the licensure program with a 2.5 or better GPA to be recommended for a North Carolina teaching license.
Placement Test (English)
Each newly admitted Evening Undergraduate student who has not completed ENGL 1101, "Rhetoric and Composition" (Composition I or an equivalent transfer course), must take the ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST prior to enrolling in ENGL 1103E at Catawba College. The ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST will be administered by the Office of Evening and Graduate Studies and evaluated by the English faculty.