Effective: January 3, 2011
Last Updated: Approved by EPC October 13, 2010; approved by Campus Assembly November 9, 2010; revised by SEM subcommittee December 2018; approved by EVCAA May 2019.
Policy Owner: Academic Affairs
- Undergraduate students are admitted to a college at the University of Minnesota Duluth campus to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The Office of Admissions is responsible for undergraduate admission decisions.
- Enrollment targets for the admission and enrollment of New High School (NHS) and New Advanced Standing (NAS) students are proposed annually by the AVC for Enrollment Management. These targets are subject to the review and approval of the EVC for Academic Affairs in consultation with the Council of Deans.
- In collaboration with the undergraduate-admitting colleges and the Office of Admissions and with consultation from UMD Shared Governance, the EVC for Academic Affairs will approve the guidelines and standards that are to be used by the Office of Admissions in admitting both NHS and NAS students to the University, including college-specific criteria. This function is coordinated by the AVC for Enrollment Management.
- The University will communicate to admitted students the conditions that may be imposed on them as part of the matriculation process. 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 an appropriate proxy requirement for NAS students). Such conditions are administered by the Office of Admissions and apply to students new to the University of Minnesota Duluth but not to students transferring from one college to another within the Duluth campus.
- The University will communicate to admitted students any conditions that may be imposed on them concurrent with enrollment or as a condition of graduation. For example, students may be required to complete specific foundational coursework in support of their academic success. Such conditions are monitored by the college through which the student is enrolled and may be in addition to degree requirements and/or credits required to earn a degree. Administrative authority for these conditions is held by the AVC for Undergraduate Education.
- The University of Minnesota Duluth reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant.
Reasons for Policy
The colleges and campus administration work together to set enrollment targets for the admission of NHS and NAS students in order to support both long- and short-term campus enrollment goals and to ensure that University resources are available to serve the admitted students.
The colleges and campus administration work together to establish admission guidelines, which are used by the Office of Admissions to evaluate applicants and to admit applicants who can be successful in the degree programs offered by that college.
The process by which a student accepts the University’s offer for admission and indicates that he or she intends to enroll.
New Advanced Standing (NAS)
Students who have graduated from high school who have previously matriculated at another post-secondary education institution.
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).
- Provide full and accurate information on application for admission.
- Follow published timelines for submission of application materials.
- 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 undergraduate admitting colleges and the AVC for Enrollment Management 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.
- Render admission decisions and communicate decisions to applicants.
- Administer conditions that may be imposed on admitted students as part of the matriculation process.
- Through the Council of Deans, provide input on annual enrollment goals.
- Collaborate with the Office of Admissions and the AVC for Enrollment Management in recommending standards for admission.
- Review application materials and provide input on admissions decisions as requested by the Office of Admissions.
- Monitor conditions that may be imposed on admitted students concurrent to enrollment or as a condition of graduation.
AVC for Enrollment Management:
- Oversee processes for setting enrollment targets and the guidelines and standards for admission.
- Oversee the Office of Admissions.
AVC for Undergraduate Education:
- Hold administrative authority for conditions of admission that may be imposed on admitted students concurrent with enrollment or as a condition of graduation.
EVC for Academic Affairs:
- Review and approve enrollment targets and the guidelines and standards for admission.
- Consult with the collegiate units and the Office of Admissions.