Applicants who meet minimum requirements and are denied admission to the college may appeal the denial. The decision to admit or uphold denial of admission will be based upon the individual merits of the appeal. Appeals submitted with insufficient time to complete the appeal process (eight working days) by the first day of class will be reviewed for the following semester. The appeal process shall consist of the following steps:
Step 1: Admissions Staff Member
If an Admissions staff member denies admission to the applicant, the Admissions staff member shall provide the applicant with a copy of the appeal process. If the applicant wishes to appeal the denial, the staff member shall arrange an appeal meeting with the Dean of Admissions within two (2) working days of the denial.
Step 2: The Board of Appeals
The Dean of Admissions shall convene the Board of Appeals within three (3) working days of the applicant’s appeal to the Board and advise the applicant of the date, time and location of the appeal meeting. The Board of Appeals Chairperson shall notify the applicant of the Board’s decision within three (3) working days from the date of the applicant’s appeal meeting and shall provide the applicant with a written copy of the decision. The Board of Appeals shall consist of the following members:
- Dean of Student Relations
- Academic Dean
- Member of the Faculty
- Dean of Admissions
The decision of the Admissions Board of Appeals is final and will be reached by simple majority vote. A copy of the Board of Appeals decision shall be maintained in the Admissions Office for two (2) years.
Returning students are eligible for readmission only if they are in good standing for the last term of attendance. Students who are not in good standing or who have not served designated suspension periods may request readmission by appeal to the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee.
The College reserves the right to deny admission to an applicant because of past misconduct, regardless of location, that may adversely affect the college community. Therefore, it is important for all applicants to provide complete and accurate information on the admissions application in regard to disciplinary action for scholastic or any other type of misconduct.
Information contained in a student’s educational record becomes the property of the college and will not be released or copied to the student or a third party. A third party shall be defined as anyone other than the student but does not include, faculty, staff, and agents of the college having responsibility for working with the student in registration, counseling, financial aid or any other activity directly related to the student’s academic program. The student must provide written consent for any third party, other than the college staff, to access the student’s educational record.