Conditional Admission of Students
OFFICE OF RECORD: Vice President for Academic Affairs
ISSUED BY: Vice President for Academic Affairs
APPROVED BY: 03-41-00
EFFECTIVE DATE: 6-23-03
Students who do not meet the regular undergraduate admissions requirements may be considered as a conditional admit (exception group) student which is allowed under the Board of Regents Policy 2:3. This policy states that each university may admit a group of students to baccalaureate programs, limited in size to 3 percent of the previous year's freshman class, at the discretion of the university. It also states that each university may admit a group of students to associate programs, limited in size to 10 percent of the previous year's freshman class.
If students do not meet one of the three primary regular admission requirements, they must meet one of three conditional admission requirements:
- 16 or greater ACT composite score
- 2.3 or greater cumulative high school GPA
- Graduate in the upper 70% of their class
A student who meets one of the three conditional admit requirements is admitted as a conditional student (coded ACX in Colleague rather than ACC for regularly accepted students). They are admitted on probation, restricted to 12-13 credit hours including necessary skills courses, must have 100% class attendance, must meet regularly with Student Development and their advisor (as directed by each) and are admitted into an associate degree program until they have successfully completed 24 credit hours.
Students who do not meet one of the three conditional admit requirements, are not accepted to DSU.
Non-traditional freshmen have been defined by the BOR as students who are 24 years of age or older. These students are not required to submit ACT scores and are admitted in good standing as long as they have graduated from high school or successfully completed the GED. Successful completion of the GED is defined as earning a cumulative score of at least 2250 with each of the five tests scoring at 410 or greater.