Part 3 Subpart 3-3 Admissions Policy
Sec. 3-302. Admissions Policy -- General.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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,
Academic Affairs Policy Letter, AAPL 04:07, Admissions Policy
- 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.
- 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
- 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.