- Undergraduate students are admitted to the University of Minnesota Crookston campus to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The Admissions Office is responsible for undergraduate admissions decisions, consistent with admissions criteria.
- Students are admitted as either
- New High School (NHS) students, who have graduated from high school but have not previously matriculated to a post-secondary education institution. They may have earned college credits while they were enrolled in high school.
- New Advanced Standing (NAS) students, who have graduated from high school, who have enrolled in or earned credit at another post-secondary education institution during the academic year. The NAS category includes students transferring from another University of Minnesota campus.
- Non-degree seeking students.
- New Student Enrollment Management. The enrollment management process includes determining the enrollment targets for future academic years and the criteria and standards to be used by the Admissions Office in admitting NHS and NAS students.
- Enrollment targets. The Strategic Enrollment Management Committee (SEMC) is responsible for proposing to the Chancellor enrollment targets for the numbers of NHS and NAS students to be admitted. These proposed targets are subject to the review and approval of the Chancellor.
- Criteria for admission. In collaboration with the academic departments, Institutional Effectiveness, and the Admissions Office, the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs will set the criteria that are to be used by the Admissions Office in admitting NHS and NAS students. These standards are subject to the review and approval of the Chancellor.
- Conditions to matriculate. The University of Minnesota Crookston will communicate to admitted students the conditions that may be imposed before the student is allowed to matriculate (i.e., begin taking courses toward a degree). For example, admission is conditional upon continuing with a consistent grade trend in final term high school courses and providing proof of high school graduation (or, for NAS students, an appropriate proxy for this requirement); required participation in selected UMC academic support programs. Such conditions apply to students new to the University of Minnesota Crookston campus.
- An applicant who is denied admission may appeal the decision within 30 calendar days of the decision in writing to the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. The decision of the Vice Chancellor is final.
- The University of Minnesota Crookston reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant, as well as the right to rescind admission of a student who has not yet matriculated or registered for courses.
Reason for Policy
The Strategic Enrollment Management Committee and administration work together to set enrollment targets for the admission of NHS and NAS students to ensure that the Crookston campus has the expected number of students and that campus and University resources (classes, curricula, advising, housing) are available to serve the admitted students.
The academic departments and campus administration work together to establish the admission criteria, which the Admissions Office uses to evaluate applicants, to admit applicants who can be successful in the degree programs offered by the campus.
This policy implements criteria and requirements for accreditation established by the Higher Learning Commission.
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- Degree-seeking student
- A student who has been officially admitted to the University of Minnesota to pursue an undergraduate degree program.
- The process by which a student accepts the University’s offer for admission and indicates that the student intends to enroll.
- New Advanced Standing (NAS)
- Students who have graduated from high school, who have enrolled in or earned credit in courses at another post-secondary education institution during the academic year. The NAS category includes students transferring from another University of Minnesota campus. (Students who enroll in coursework the summer after their high school graduation will continue to be considered NHS.)
- New High School (NHS)
- Students who have graduated from high school, but have not previously matriculated to another post-secondary institution. They may have earned college credits while they were enrolled in high school.
- Non-degree student status
- Non-degree students are not officially admitted into a University of Minnesota degree program for the semester(s) of course enrollment. Non-degree status may include those students who are admitted for a future semester, PSEO and College in the High School students, and students who are degree-seeking at another institution, but taking classes at the University of Minnesota.
- Provide full and accurate information on application for admission
- Notify the Office of Admissions if there are any changes to the information provided in the application
- Office of Admissions
- Participate in enrollment management processes; provide guidance to academic departments, Strategic Enrollment Management Committee, the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Students Affairs, and the Chancellor to assist in target setting and criteria used in the admission process
- Communicate admissions review criteria to prospective students and applicants
- Receive and review applications
- Communicate to applicants admissions decisions and the opportunity to appeal denial of admission
- Director of Admissions
- Provide leadership and strategic direction for Office of Admissions
- Ensure that admission decisions are consistent with admission criteria, University policy, and state and federal law
- Consistent with admissions criteria, serve as final decision maker on acceptance of applicants
- Holistic Reviewers
- Participate in the holistic review of applications that do not qualify for automatic admission or automatic denial
- Recommend admission or denial for applications that receive holistic review
- Recommend matriculation conditions, if appropriate
- Admissions Committee
- Conduct second-level holistic review of applications
- Advise Director of Admissions regarding admissibility of individual applicants
- Assess reliability of holistic review processes
- Academic Departments
- Recommend enrollment targets and standards for admission
- Institutional Effectiveness Office
- Conduct analysis and provide data to inform enrollment target and admission standards recommendations and decisions
- Strategic Enrollment Management Committee
- Develop and update the five-year strategic enrollment management plan
- Develop and recommend (by November 30 of each year) annual recruitment and retention targets to the Chancellor
- Monitor progress toward annual and five-year enrollment management plans and adjust campus activities (e.g., marketing, recruitment, retention, academic, student and residence life, fiscal) to address emerging trends
- Identify recruitment and retention successes and problems through data analysis
- Communicate broadly across campus regarding recruitment and retention efforts and issues
- Connect strategic enrollment plan to fiscal planning and strategic planning processes
- Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
- Oversee processes for setting standards for admission
- Serve as final decision maker on appeals of admission decisions
- Review and approve enrollment targets and standards for admission
- Oversee Office of Admissions