Owens Community College has an open admission policy. This policy offers the opportunity to enroll to anyone who may benefit from the programs or courses offered by the college. Students are generally “accepted” to start the enrollment/registration process for classes they are eligible to take after successful application to the college either by the online web application or paper application. New students will receive an electronic confirmation page that they can print immediately after successfully completing a web application. They may also receive a paper notification in the mail that their application to the college has been successfully completed. Students are encourage to start the enrollment process as soon as they can right after application depending on what their next step may be in that process. However, admission into specific classes and/or programs within some academic schools, such as the School of Nursing and Health Professions, are selective and require acceptance prior to enrollment in such classes or programs.