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Academic & Student Affairs Handbook

3.1 Requirements for Undergraduate Admissions

SOURCES:
BoR POLICY 4.2, UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS
BoR POLICY 4.2.3.2, REFERRAL OF STUDENTS TO OTHER INSTITUTIONS
BoR POLICY 4.2.3.3, RIGHT TO REFUSE ADMISSION

The following section contains policies and procedures related to admission of students. Institutions have the authority, unless explicitly prohibited by policy, to require additional or higher requirements for general admission to the institution or to special programs at the undergraduate level. Institutions seeking exceptions to policy must receive approval from the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer of the University System of Georgia (USG).

Institutions have the right to examine and appraise the character, personality, and qualifications of any applicant and the right to refuse admission to any academically eligible student, regardless of Georgia residency, if the applicant that does not satisfy all requirements established by the institution. Institutions also have the right to refuse admission to non-Georgia residents as well when admission would exceed maximum capacity of the institution or a specific program. The Chancellor has the authority to limit the number of students enrolled at an institution.

Recognizing the differences in mission and academic offerings of the 31 institutions that comprise the USG, institutions should actively assist Georgia applicants who are denied admission at one institution to find another USG institution that appropriately match the students’ interests and credentials.