Part 3 Subpart 3-3 Admissions Policy

Sec. 3-301. Principles and Purposes.

Woodbridge N. Ferris founded Ferris Industrial School in 1884 on three basic educational principles; which are still a part of the University's philosophy today. These ideas are that:

  1. Higher education should be available to anyone wishing to profit from it;
  2. Students should be counseled so they can be helped to make the most of their abilities;
  3. While college admission should pose few obstacles to students, the institution should not compromise the quality of work it expects once the student is enrolled.

In keeping with this philosophy, the University is dedicated to educating the student who possesses the academic preparedness to learn. The purpose of its educational programs is to prepare a student with the skills needed for a chosen occupation or profession and to help fulfill career objectives. The University also seeks, through its educational programs, applied research, and expertise, to support and strengthen the economy of Michigan and the nation.

Cross Reference:

Sec. 1-101. University Mission Statement.

Prior Board Action:

July 8, 1995.