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The admission process begins with an enrollment application. Please bring photo identification, your high school diploma or your general equivalency diploma. Bring any academic transcripts you may have, which will be evaluated for transfer credits. If you have previously earned certifications other than your high school diploma, bring these with you. Begin to research if immunization records and/or admission exams are applicable in your program of interest.

Check the Student Handbook for each program of study for a detailed outline of the admissions process!


Compass Career College, founded in 1997, is an open-admission; state approved proprietary school of vocational learning.  The mission of Compass Career College is to meet the needs of Southeast Louisiana citizens by providing vocational education/career training for the Florida Parishes.  Compass Career College offers a positive environment for student growth, development, and provides an atmosphere that encourages moral and ethical values. Compass Career College is dedicated to providing the highest quality career training to all enrolled students, and to preparing each student for entry-level positions in the work force. 


The prospective Compass Career College student must provide or meet the following requirements:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  2. Valid photo I.D. (i.e.: driver's license, passport, military ID, state issued ID, etc.)
  3. Social security card (we will make a photocopy of the original)
  4. Students must attend Orientation prior to the first day of class.


A summary of the admission process is below:

  1. Submit an enrollment application for admission.
  2. Submit copy of photo I.D. (i.e., driver’s license.)
  3. Submit copy of high school diploma or GED.
  4. Submit a copy of any academic transcripts to be evaluated for credit if applicable.  NOTE: all academic transcripts required for VA students regardless of evaluation for credit.
  5. Submit a copy of any current certifications earned (CPR, CNA, MA etc.)
  6. Students applying for the Cosmetology program must also submit 2 passport photos and a $10 money order to submit to the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology.
  7. Students applying for entry into the Practical Nurse program must take ACCUPLACER Next Generation or submit official scores in accordance with LSBPNE standards. NOTE: Test scores taken at Compass Career College are not released.
  8. Make financial arrangements – Apply for funding from the various sources available through Compass Career College if student qualifies, sign an internal payment contract with Admissions if paying out of pocket.
  9. If student qualifies for Title IV funding, then Entrance counseling and Master Promissory Note must be completed.
  10. Submit immunization records based on the requirement of the program.
  11. Additional program specific steps may be required.  Refer to respective program handbooks for more detailed information. 


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