Part 3 Subpart 3-3 Admissions Policy

Sec. 3-303. Admissions Policy -- First-Year Students.

  1. The First-Year Student Admissions Policy pertains to an applicant who has not attended any college or university, and may apply to an applicant who has successfully completed fewer than 30 semester credits or fewer than 45 quarter credits of college level work.
  2. An application may be submitted only after completion of the junior year of high school.
  3. Beginning Fall 2002, admissions standards will be increased gradually every two years for a five-year period, contingent on annual evaluation of the impact on enrollment. A First-Year Student applicant is admitted to the University and considered in good standing if:
    • Fall 2004: the First-Year Student has either an ACT composite score of 16 or a high school grade point average of 2.35;
    • Fall 2006: the First-Year Student has either an ACT composite score of 17 or a high school grade point average of 2.5;
    • Fall 2008 and Beyond: the First-Year Student has either an ACT composite score of 18 or a high school grade point average of 2.7 as determined by the University. Some academic programs have additional admission requirements. Consequently, an applicant should refer to the appropriate academic program section in the University Catalog and consult the Office of Admissions.
  4. An applicant who does not meet the minimums for admission in good standing may nevertheless be considered for conditional admission to any of the University's programs, including the Collegiate Skills Program and/or University College.
  5. The ACT composite requirement shall not apply to international students and non-traditional students aged 23 and older.

Prior Board Action:

May 4, 2001.