Policy Name: Rescinding Admission
Responsible Official: Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Responsible Office: Enrollment Management
All admissions offers are made on a provisional basis, and the offer can be rescinded at any point up to the first day of instruction of the admission term. Reasons for rescission of admission offers include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Failing to submit official academic records (e.g., final official high school transcript) by set
• Negative changes in academic performance in courses listed as in-progress on the application for admission. For freshmen, this would likely be senior year courses. For transfers, this would be any college courses ungraded at the time of application.
• Unapproved schedule changes in courses listed as in-progress on the application for admission. For transfers, this could include dropping courses required for admission.
• Downward changes in level of rigor of coursework listed as in-progress on the application for admission. For freshmen, this could include dropping advanced-level courses and replacing with regular-level courses.
• For freshmen, discrepancies between official academic and test records and the information listed in the application for admission.
• The cancellation of the test score used in the decision to offer you admission.
• Withholding pertinent information requested on the application or giving false information, including failure to report all high school and/or collegiate credit.
• Providing falsified documents as part of the application materials.
• Behaviors that may fall under that Pre-admission Review & Re-enrollment for Applicants with Known Behavior Problems policy, see also https://www.una.edu/student-conduct/policies/preadmission-review. html.
a. Disciplinary action taken against the applicant by an educational institution, including
but not limited to, suspension and expulsion, at any time following submission of the
application until the first scheduled day of instruction at the University of North
b. Failing to report on the application disciplinary action taken against the applicant by an
educational institution at the time the application is submitted or, if applicable, at any
time following submission of the application until the first scheduled day of instruction
at the University of North Alabama. Failure to report such disciplinary action may also
lead to disciplinary action if discovered after the applicant has begun instruction at the
c. Conviction of or being charged with a criminal offense.
d. Failing to report any convictions of or pending charges for a criminal offense that have
already occurred at the time the applicant accepted the admission offer, or if applicable,
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at any time following the acceptance of the admission offer until the first scheduled day
of instruction at the University of North Alabama. Failure to report such disciplinary
action may also lead to disciplinary action if discovered after the applicant has begun
instruction at the University.
• If any of these are discovered on or after the first day of instruction, dismissal can occur.
See also admissions appeals process (link to policy).
An applicant may appeal the rescinding of admission or a change in the college of admission by submitting an appeal to the Admissions Review Committee within seven calendar days of the date of notice of cancellation. The appeal must include relevant information as to why the cancellation or change in college of admission is inappropriate. Any supporting documentation that has direct bearing on the matter must be included. The Admissions Review Committee will review and determine the outcome of the appeal.
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 11-18-19
Approved by SGEC via e-business for transmittal to President Kitts for approval 11-20-19
Approved by the President's Office 11-20-19