Part 3 Subpart 3-3 Admissions Policy

Sec. 3-302. Admissions Policy -- General.

  1. The University has an admissions policy which, within the limits of its resources, allows applicants, including some who need additional preparation, the advantage of being able to achieve a university education. This policy is backed by the University's commitment to provide students the opportunity for a successful experience by offering provisional admission and making developmental classes available.
  2. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to individual programs, many of which have additional entry requirements. Acceptance in a particular program is based upon an individual's qualifications. In most instances where enrollment demand for an undergraduate program exceeds capacity, the date on which the University receives the paid application of a qualified applicant serves as the determining factor for admission to the program. Programs have separate admission criteria and application deadlines.
  3. Under some circumstances, admission decisions may also involve other considerations. An applicant, particularly a non-traditional student, may have acquired competencies beyond those reflected in the high school grade point average, ACT scores, or previous college level work. For that reason, consistent with the University's role and mission, an applicant may be admitted on the basis of an assessment of the skills and knowledge the applicant may have acquired outside the traditional educational setting. The University will also consider the criminal, juvenile and disciplinary history of the applicant and the University reserves the right to deny admission based on those considerations.
  4. The University reserves the right to deny admission to an applicant who, in the judgment of the admissions staff, is not prepared to benefit from the course of study offered. An applicant denied admission may appeal the decision as set out in the University's Admissions Policy. The decision to admit or to uphold denial of admission will be based on the individual merits of each case and will be presented to the applicant, in writing.


           Academic Affairs Policy Letter, AAPL 04:07, Admissions Policy

  5. In most undergraduate programs, a student may enter the University at the beginning of any regular enrollment period: Fall, Winter, or Summer Semester. However, the University cannot guarantee completion of the admissions process in time for enrollment unless the application is received at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the desired semester. Even though the normal application deadline for on-campus associate degree or bachelor's degree program admission is 30 days prior to the first day of classes for the semester, the University reserves the right to establish earlier application dates, by program or University-wide, as necessary.
  6. Admission and enrollment are privileges bearing certain responsibilities. The University reserves to itself, and the student concedes to the University, the right to cancel admission and/or enrollment and to require withdrawal whenever evidence indicates the student has not satisfied the University's established standards of scholarship or conduct.
  7. All Ferris State University admissions applications shall require applicants to provide information about their prior criminal conviction record, pending criminal charges, juvenile determinations of delinquency, and disciplinary records from other universities or secondary schools. Admission may properly be denied or revoked based upon a review of prior criminal, juvenile or disciplinary actions of the applicant. Failure of the applicant to accurately and completely provide this information may result in denial of admission, revocation of admission, or discipline, up to and including permanent dismissal from the University.

    Prior Board Action:

          February 17, 2001.