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Academic Actions Concerning Admissions and Credits

a.  Institutional procedures for administering admission policies are detailed in the Shepherd University Catalog.

(1)        The Office of Admissions shall be responsible for administering admissions policies outlined in the Shepherd University Catalog.

(a)        Prospective students who fail to meet the academic standards necessary for admissions will be notified of their deficiency.

(b)        Prospective students who wish to challenge or seek an exception to an admissions policy may petition the Admissions and Credits Committee for an exception to the rules in particular cases.

(2)        The Office of the Registrar is responsible for administering the institutional academic standards as outlined in the Catalog.

(a)        The University Registrar will notify a student who has deficiencies and thus fails to meet the minimum academic standards necessary for remaining in a given program.

(b)        Students wishing to challenge or seek an exception to an University policy may petition the Admissions and Credits Committee for an exception to the rules in particular cases.

(i)         All petitions shall include required signatures on the appropriate petition.

(ii)        All petitions will include a written statement of the reason that an exception to a policy should be granted.

b.  Decisions of the Admissions and Credits Committee may be appealed to the University President whose decision is final.