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Admissions Policy for Entrance into the College
All courses and majors in the College of Adult and Professional Studies are designed to meet the specific needs of working adults.
To apply for admission, prospective students must:
- Complete and sign the admissions application.
- Request official transcripts be sent from the high school and/or college(s) registrar’s office directly to Friends University Admissions Processing Department.
- Submit a non-refundable application fee.
- Program specific grade point average.
A prospective student who has 24 or more attempted semester hours of college credit, excluding withdrawals, must:
Provide high school diploma from an accredited high school with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, or a GED with a composite score of 50 (if earned prior to 1/1/02) or an average score of 450 (if earned after 1/1/02).
College transcripts from a regionally accredited college with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
A prospective student who has more than 24 attempted semester hours of college credit, excluding withdrawals, must:
1) Have a “C” average (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) for all transfer work attempted
2) Be in good standing at the last college or university attended
3) Provide college transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges where he or she previously attended prior to admission
A prospective student who has fewer than 24 attempted semester hours of college credit, excluding withdrawals, must:
Provide high school diploma from an accredited high school with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, or a GED with a composite score of 50 (if earned prior to 1/1/02) or an average of 450 (if earned after 1/1/02).
Note: Transfer Credit: Credit is transferred with the grade earned in the course at the institution where the course was taken. All grades are calculated for a transfer GPA, including courses that might have been deleted from consideration by an “academic fresh start” at the transferring institution. Students should be aware that credits may be transcribed but not counted toward major or graduation requirements. “D” grades in major courses and certain other courses are not accepted toward graduation. No remedial coursework will be accepted as either earned hours or hours toward graduation. Friends University will not transcript credit for any coursework that did not receive credit at the transferring institution.
Students are encouraged to complete all enrollment processes two weeks prior to the start of classes.
Students who seek admission/enrollment later than two weeks prior to the start of classes may be accepted under Tentative admit status. Any financial aid, for which the student is eligible, will not be dispersed until the requirements for admission are completed.
If complete and acceptable transcripts have not been received by admissions processing no later than four weeks after classes begin, the student will be: 1) administratively withdrawn and 2) obligated for the cost of attendance during this tentative admission as established in the published refund policies.
Students who have been administratively withdrawn must reapply to the college and may not re-enroll until the next term.
Full Admission: Students who have met the admission requirements.
Conditional Admission: Students who do not meet the specified requirements for full admission may appeal.
Tentative Admissions: In some circumstances, students who have not submitted all official documents (including an eight-semester high school transcript) may be admitted tentatively. Any financial aid, for which the student is eligible, will not be disbursed until the requirements for admission are completed.
If complete and acceptable transcripts have not been received by the Admissions Processing Office by the end of the 100% refund period of the term of enrollment, the student will be: 1) administratively withdrawn and 2) obligated for the cost of attendance during this tentative admission as established in the published refund policies.
Prospective students denied admission to the college may request an admission appeal to the College for Adult and Professional Studies Admission Appeal Committee.
Prospective student must:
1) provide a written statement of academic goals and objectives
2) schedule and complete an interview with the CAPS Admission Appeal Committee.
If approved, students must comply with conditions as determined by the CAPS Admission Appeal Committee and must achieve a Friends University GPA of 2.0 by the end of their first semester of enrollment.
Non-Degree Seeking Admission
Special Status: Students who are not seeking an undergraduate degree at Friends University, but who wish to continue personal and professional development may be admitted to CAPS courses. A maximum of 16 semester hours may be accomplished under this status.
Guest Status: A guest applicant is limited to 16 hours with the intent purpose of transferring credit back to his/her parent institution. A letter of good standing from the Registrar of the parent institution is required.
All non-degree seeking admissions classifications are ineligible for financial aid. Current high school students are not eligible for Special or Guest student status in the College of Adult and Professional Studies at Friends University. Students should submit the regular admissions application and fees, and meet the course pre-requisites.
Readmission of Former Students
Students who wish to reactivate their admissions after interrupting their enrollment at Friends University for one or more semesters must complete an application form. Any student returning after a two-catalog year absence becomes subject to the catalog and program requirements in effect at the time of their re-entry.
Prior coursework completed in all majors within the College of Adult and Professional Studies will be reviewed and a determination made by Program Directors or designee for currency. Additional coursework may be required as deemed by the Program Director.
Students who have been academically dismissed from another institution will not be considered for admission to Friends University until at least one semester without enrollment at any college has been completed.