Basis for Denials
Suspension/Expulsion from another Educational Entity
If the College suspends or expels a student for non-academic disciplinary purposes, the College shall record the suspension or expulsion in the student’s educational record. Upon receipt of a written request signed by the student and subject to all applicable privacy laws, the College shall, in accordance with the student’s request, inform other colleges and universities of the term and circumstances of the student’s non-academic disciplinary suspension or expulsion, if any. The College reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant during any period of time that the applicant is under a period of suspension or expulsion from another educational entity for non-academic disciplinary reasons.
The College reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant if it is necessary to protect the safety of the applicant or other individuals. When making a safety determination, the College may refuse admission to an applicant when there is an articulable, imminent and significant threat to the applicant or other individuals. When refusing admission based on safety concerns, the appropriate Dean or AVP shall document:
- Detailed facts supporting the rationale for denying admission;
- The time period within which the refusal to admit shall be applicable and the supporting rationale for the designated time period; and
- The conditions upon which the application that is refused would be eligible to be admitted.
The College reserves the right to refuse readmission to a former student who has unsettled financial obligations at the College or who has not complied with previous disciplinary requirements.
Appeal for Admissions Denials
If an applicant is denied admissions to the College for any of the reasons specified in Section II(A)(1)-(7), within five (5) business days following the receipt of the reasons specifying the denial, the applicant may file a written appeal with the Vice President for a reconsideration. The written appeal shall contain the applicant’s reasons why he/she should be admitted and shall include any supporting documentation. The Vice President shall also meet with the applicant and provide the applicant an opportunity to respond. Within ten (10) calendar days from receipt of the applicant’s written appeal, the Vice President shall make his/her determination and provide the applicant with a written response.
If the applicant does not agree with the Vice President’s determination, within five (5) business days following the receipt of the Vice President’s determination, the applicant may file a written appeal with the President. The President shall conduct an “on the record review” and shall make a determination within ten (10) calendar days after receipt of the applicant’s written appeal. The President’s decision is final.