Admissions and Standards Committee


Motion to Modify the General Admission Requirements

Motion:

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1115 General Admission Policy

Georgia State University welcomes applications from all qualified students regardless of race, sex, religion, disability, or cultural background. Admission is based on a number of factors depending upon level of entry and previous educational experience. Admission into and placement within Georgia State University will be determined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions using the criteria approved by the University Senate. Applicants who have been educated outside the United States should consult Section 1165. The admission requirements have been developed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and have evolved from studies of student performance at Georgia State University. These studies have identified factors and criteria that indicate a reasonable chance of successful completion of academic work at Georgia State University. Admission decisions are based on a previous record of satisfactory academic performance, test scores, personal qualities and circumstances, character and good conduct.

Admission is a selective process and meeting minimums will not necessarily guarantee acceptance. Priority in admission is given to legal residents of the State of Georgia.

Approval for admission is valid only for the term specified at the time of acceptance and does not imply that approval will be granted for a term not specified. Any changes in a student’s record due to the completion of additional coursework prior to enrollment will necessitate a new review of the application. Students wishing to be considered for a subsequent term during an academic year (the academic year begins with the fall semester and ends with the following summer semester) must submit a reactivation form and any required credentials by the application deadline date for that particular term. Students wishing to be considered for a term in another academic year must submit a new application, application fee, and new credentials. A student has the right to appeal the admission decision as provided in the bylaws of the Board of Regents.

Any changes in a student’s record prior to enrollment will necessitate a new review of the application. Any omissions or misrepresentations on a student's application for admission will automatically invalidate consideration by, acceptance to and continuation at Georgia State University. If an applicant (a) is ineligible to enroll at any previously attended institution, (b) is on probation, suspension, exclusion, or any other standing indicating either an academic or a conduct deficiency at any previously attended institution, (c) has been found in violation of the academic or non-academic code of conduct at any previously attended institution, or (d) has been convicted for violation of a federal, state or municipal law, regulation or ordinance (other than minor traffic violations), then the applicant's case will be reviewed to insure that the applicant meets the satisfactory academic performance, good character, and good conduct requirements noted above. After a letter of acceptance has been issued, if information comes to light that shows that an applicant did not meet all admission requirements, the applicant's offer of admission will be withdrawn. If this information comes to light after the student has enrolled, the applicant's enrollment at Georgia State University will be terminated and earned credit may be revoked.

1125.30 Transfer Admission Requirements
A. Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average in college-level courses (excluding developmental/remedial) from all accredited institutions attended.
B. Be eligible to re-enroll in good standing (not on probation, suspension, exclusion, or other standing indicating academic deficiencies) at the last institution attended.
C. Have completed all college preparatory curriculum and learning support coursework required by any unit of the University System of Georgia (USG).
D. In addition, completion of fewer than 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of college-level academic coursework attempted at one or more regionally accredited institutions requires meeting all freshman admission requirements (see Section 1120.30).

Rationale:

This motion responds to two events. First, in a recent case, another institution may have failed to properly record a serious conduct deficiency on a student's record. The institution may have merely revoked the student's right to re-enroll. Second, many institutions have ceased to use the term "good standing." This policy sets up a system by which certain responses to questions by the applicant trigger further review.

Recommended changes in Wording of the Admissions Application

(This material is not part of the Senate policy because the Senate should not pass policies at this level of detail.)

Are you ineligible to enroll at any previously attended institution? Yes* No

Have you ever been placed on any probation, suspension, exclusion or any other standing indicating either an academic or a conduct deficiency any previously attended institution? Yes* No

Have you ever been found in violation of the academic or non-academic code of conduct at any previously attended institution? Yes * No*

Have you ever been convicted for violation of a federal, state or municipal law, regulation or ordinance other than minor traffic violations? Yes* No

*If yes to any question, attach an explanation with dates, circumstances, etc.


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