Policy Name: Admissions Appeal
Responsible Official: Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Responsible Office: Enrollment Management
The University of North Alabama uses a holistic approach in reviewing applications for admissions to the University. Each application is reviewed and given careful consideration. Admission to UNA is competitive.
Freshmen & Transfer
If a student does not meet UNA's minimum admission requirements and is denied admission, a student must submit a written appeal, or an appeal may be submitted on the student's behalf by a University official (e.g. faculty member, Admissions recruiter, athletic coach, etc.) to the Director of Admissions for review by the Admission Review Committee (see below for more information about the Committee). For student-athletes, the appeal must be supported and approved by the Director of Athletics. The Committee will review the following information:
• The student's admission file
• Any supporting documentation provided by the University official including a statement of rationale for
appeal, a plan for academic support during the student's time at UNA written by the University official
• A statement from the student on why admission should be granted.
The Committee may recommend to approve or deny the appeal via the University's Alternative Admission procedure. The Committee's recommendation will be provided to the Chief Enrollment Officer. Once the recommendation has been reviewed, the Chief Enrollment Officer will make a recommendation to the Provost to approve or deny admission. The Provost will make the final decision regarding admission. Any student
approved will be admitted conditionally.
Admissions Review Committee
The purpose of the Admissions Review Committee is to consider candidates for first-time undergraduate and transfer admissions with a special talent and/or extenuating circumstance that indicate potential for success but require further documentation and/or an alternative method of evaluation. One primary goal of the Committee is to enhance and foster the University's demographically-diverse student population. The Director of Admissions chairs the Committee. The Committee membership1 includes five (S) other UNA employees, of which two (2) must be UNA faculty members. All members must be approved by the Provost.
Here is the shared governance approval chain prior to this proposal being created in CourseLeaf:
Approved by Academic and Student Affairs Committee on 9-24-19
Approved by Faculty Senate on 10-5-19
Approved by Staff Senate on 10-14-19
Approved by SGA via notification from SGA President on 12-4-19
Approved by SGEC via e-business for transmittal to President Kitts for approval 12-5-19
Approved by President's Office 12-6-19