Standard 10.11


Standard 10.11

 

10.11 Admissions policies for all programs are clearly specified, current, and in keeping with accepted practice.

a. Undergraduate admission policies require applicants to have earned a high school diploma, or GED, or have other relevant experiences that indicate and support the students’ ability to complete their academic objective.

b. Admission policies include applicable residency requirements.

c. Admission policies include general and special admission requirements.

d. Admission policies require that all credit awarded by examination, on the basis of certificates, or by assessment of prior learning, are within the guidelines of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), and are documented in student files.  Credit for prior learning is not awarded at the graduate level.

e. Graduate admission policies require applicants to have earned an appropriate bachelor’s or master’s degrees and demonstrate they have the ability to complete their educational objective.

f. Admission policies specify the exceptions to having earned the appropriate diploma or degree, including concurrent enrollment options for high school students in undergraduate programs and undergraduate students in graduate programs (ability-to-benefit).

g. Admission policies specify the process for approving exceptions to the policies.

h. Admission policies specify how students admitted on probation or with any condition are designated and how their probation or condition is monitored.

i. Faculty are involved in approving and reviewing admission policies.

Compliance:

The admissions policies of the Institution are presented in the Catalog; they guide prospective students through the steps necessary for admission. However, although the faculty has not been formally involved in approving and reviewing admission policies, the requirement of their involvement has been included in the faculty handbook.The related policy, publication, and page number(s) are presented in the following table:

Policies

Publication

Page(s)

a. Applicants for degree programs must have graduated from high school or have an equivalent General Education Certificate (GED) offered by the State Department of Education. If this requirement is not met a student may be allowed to enroll as a Special Student upon approval from the Administration

Catalog

11

b. Admission policies include applicable residency requirements.

Catalog

13

c. Admission policies include general and special admission requirements.

Catalog

11

d. Admission policies require that all credit awarded by examination, on the basis of certificates, or by assessment of prior learning, are within the guidelines of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), and are documented in student files. 

Catalog

12

e. SFWBC has no graduate programs.

N/A

N/A

f. SFWBC does not accept Title IV, therefore Ability-to-Benefit does not apply.

N/A

N/A

g. Admission policies specify the process for approving exceptions to the policies.

Catalog

11

h. Admission policies specify how students admitted on probation or with any condition are designated and how their probation or condition is monitored.

Catalog

11,26

i. Faculty are involved in approving and reviewing admission policies.

Faculty Handbook

19

Documentation:

Appendix B: Catalog 2016-2017

Appendix D: Faculty Handbook 2016-2017

Plan of Action:

We have placed on the Academic Committee Spring Agenda approve and review admissions policies (Letter i).

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