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Special Admission

Special Admission

Special Non-Degree Seeking Student Admission

Students who wish to enroll in courses and do not intend to pursue a degree may enroll in nine credit hours without submitting academic credentials or meeting the academic curricular or performance requirements. Students may not enroll in courses requiring proficiency (English, math, reading, or science) without meeting proficiency requirements. After earning nine hours, students must meet regular admissions requirements to enroll in other coursework.

Note: Special non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.

Adult Admission

All adult admissions must be completed at the Claremore campus regardless of where the student will be taking classes.

a)

Students who are 21 years of age or older or on active military duty may be admitted through adult admission. For students admitted under the adult admission category, RSU must consider the probability of the academic success of the student. The ACT or other entry-level test will be required for class placement. Students must demonstrate proficiency in the curricular area the student desires to pursue.

 

 

b)

Any student who (1) is not a high school graduate but whose high school class has graduated and (2) has participated in the American College Testing program or similar battery of tests is eligible for admission to any 2 (two)-year college. Students utilizing a test other than ACT will have their scores converted to ACT equivalents.

Adult Admissions do not qualify for financial aid.

Home Study

An individual who is a graduate of a private, parochial, or other nonpublic high school that is not accredited by a recognized accrediting agency is eligible for admission to an institution in the State System as follows:

1.

The student must have participated in the American College Testing or Scholastic Aptitude Test program and achieved the requisite composite score, as defined by the State Regents, for admission.

 

 

2.

The student’s high school class of his or her peers must have graduated.

 

 

3.

The student must satisfy the high school curricular requirements as certified by the school, or for home study, the parent.

Opportunity Admission

Students who have not graduated from high school whose composite standard score on the American College Test places them at the 99th percentile (2004–2005 ACT=32) of all students using Oklahoma norms, or whose combined verbal and mathematical score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test places them at the 99th percentile (2004–2005 SAT=1410) of all students using national norms, may apply for full enrollment. Admissibility is based on test scores; evaluation of the student’s level of maturity and ability to function in the adult college environment; and whether the experience will be in the best interest of students intellectually and socially.

Admission of International Students

International students who have completed their secondary education or equivalent may be eligible for admission to Rogers State University. The student will need to complete an RSU International for Application for Admission available by contacting the RSU International Advisor at (918) 343–7545 and provide the following information:

1.

Official transcripts from all schools attended. These transcripts must be evaluated and translated by World Education Services (WES) at the initiative and expense of the student. contact WES at (212) 966-6311.

 

2.

Proof of financial support, including bank statements for the past year, represented in US currency.

3.

Demonstrate English proficiency, if English is a second language, in one of the following ways:

a.

Students from the following countries are exempt from taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Australia, Canada, England, Jamaica, New Zealand, Trinidad, and West Africa.

 

b.

Official TOEFL score of 500+ on the written examination, or

 

c.

Official TOEFL score of 173+ on the computerized examination, or

 

d.

Official TOEFL score of 460+ and successful completion of a 12-week Intensive English Program (IEP) approved by the Oklahoma State Regents to be immediately followed by enrollment at RSU, or

 

e.

Graduate from an English speaking high school.

 

4.

Visa and Passport

 

5.

Completed I-901 and fee ($100) after I–20 is received.

 

6.

A valid I-20 is required for students already in the United States.

7.

Transfer students require:

a.

A valid I–94

 

b.

A copy of their U.S. transfer transcript

 

c.

Letter from transferring institution declaring Financial standing, Academic standing, and INS standing (have any reinstatements been required)

 

d.

A valid I–20 (Transfer students can provide, with written verification, a copy of their original I–20 from their transferring institution.)

 

e.

International Transfer students are evaluated by the same academic standards as other transfer students.

Admission by Transfer

Transfer applicants must submit official transcripts from ALL colleges attended. A transfer student is defined as an undergraduate student with seven or more attempted semester hours, excluding zero-level credit hours and/or hours earned through concurrent high school enrollment.

 

Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA from a regionally accredited university or college on all college coursework attempted. Admission and assessment purposes may also necessitate official high school transcripts and/or assessment scores. Deficiencies determined after official assessment must be removed within the first twelve attempted hours of coursework.

 

A student who wishes to transfer to Rogers State University from another institution may do so if the following conditions are met:

1.

All transfer students must meet the curricular requirements as outlined for new freshman admission.

 

 

2.

Only grades of "C" or better will be accepted for transfer substitution from out-of-state regionally accredited schools.

 

 

3.

Transfer students not meeting the minimum standards for curricular requirements will be required to take placement tests for curricular deficiencies. A student may be required to take two remedial courses prior to college-level math work. 

 

4.

Transfer students must be in good standing with the institution from which he/she plans to transfer.

Retention GPA Requirements

Credit Hours Attempted

Retention GPA Requirement

0-30 semester credit hours            

      1.7

More than 30 semester credit hours

      2.0

5.

Transfer students must remove any deficiencies during the first 12 credit hours of enrollment.

 

 

 

6.

All students who transfer to RSU on probationary status with less than 24 credit hours are required to enroll in an orientation course, and they are encouraged to take full advantage of the free tutoring services available. Exceptions are students seeking an associate in applied science degree.

Transfer Probation

Students who do not meet the retention standards, including curricular requirements, but have not been formally suspended, may be admitted as “transfer probation” students. Students transferring from other institutions with less than a 2.0 grade point average will be admitted on academic probation. At the end of the semester, the student must have a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher in regularly graded course work (not to include activity or performance courses) to avoid suspension. Students will remain on “Academic Probation” until the retention/graduation GPA is raised to Retention Standards.

Transfer Suspension

Students who have been formally suspended from another institution may be admitted as "transfer suspension" students. These students will be admitted on academic probation. Students admitted on probation after a suspension from another institution, who do not complete the current semester with a 2.0 GPA, will be automatically suspended. Students admitted after a suspension may be limited to 12 credit hours of enrollment during heir first semester at RSU.

Re-Admission

Former students who have not attended Rogers State University for a period of one 16-week semester or more (summers excluded) must be readmitted before enrollment. An application for re-admission and official transcripts of all work completed since leaving Rogers State University must be filed with the Office of Enrollment Management prior to being considered for re-admission.

Concurrent Enrollment

Requirements:

1.

A student enrolled in an accredited high school may, if meeting the requirements set forth below, be admitted provisionally to Rogers State University.

Concurrent Enrollment of Twelfth-Grade Students

A twelfth-grade student enrolled in an accredited high school may, if he/she meets the requirements set forth below, be admitted provisionally.

Bachelor

Programs

ACT/SATat      50th percentile

or

High School GPA 3.0

             and

Class Rank -top 50%

(2004–2005 ACT=20, SAT=940)

 

 

 

 

Associate

Programs

ACT/SAT at 42nd percentile

or

High School GPA 3.0

(2004-2005 ACT=19, SAT=900)

Concurrent Enrollment of Eleventh Grade Students

An eleventh grade student enrolled in an accredited high school may, if he/she meets requirements (a) listed above and the additional requirements set forth below, be admitted provisionally to Rogers State University.

Bachelor

Programs

ACT/SAT at 72nd percentile

or

High School GPA 3.5

         and

(2004-2005 ACT=23, SAT=1060)

 

 

 

 

Associate

Programs

ACT/SAT at 58th percentile

or

High School GPA 3.5

(2004-2005 ACT=21, SAT=(980)

 

All concurrent students must have a signed statement from the high school principal stating that they are eligible to satisfy requirements for graduation from high school (including curricular requirements fro college admission) no later than the spring of the senior year. Students must also provide a letter of recommendation from their counselor and written permission from their parent or legal guardian.

 

Concurrent Enrollment of Home-School Students or Students Attending Non-accredited High Schools

A student receiving high school level instruction at home or from a non-accredited high school may be admitted provisionally if he/she meets the following requirements.

He/she must be 17 years of age or older and must meet the following requirements:

Bachelor Programs

ACT/SAT at 50th percentile

(2004-2005 ACT=20, SAT=940)

 

 

Associate

Programs

ACT/SAT at 42nd percentile

(2004-2005 ACT=19, SAT=900)

                                 Or

He/she must be 16 years of age and must meet the following requirements:

Bachelor

Programs

ACT/SAT at 72nd  percentile

(2004-2005 ACT=23, SAT=1060)

 

 

Associate

Programs

ACT/SAT at 58th percentile

(2004-2005 ACT=21, SAT=980)

Minimum Admission Criteria are as Follows:  

·          ACT* composite at or above the 50th percentile for seniors and at or above the 72nd 

        percentile for juniors.  

·          Eligibility to satisfy high school graduation requirements no later than the spring of the senior year, as attested by a high school official.

·          Submission of all necessary documentation.

·          Must meet ACT sub-score requirements for enrollment (no secondary testing is permitted).

*These scores are reviewed annually by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and are subject to change without further notice. Contact the Office of Enrollment Management for current admission/assessment standards.

The completion of the 15 high school curricular requirements shall not be required of concurrently enrolled high school students for purposes of provisional admission. Students may only enroll in curricular areas where curricular requirements have been met by achieving a minimum ACT sub-score in the discipline for which the student would like to enroll. Enrollment is limited to areas in which the student meets the minimum ACT sub-scores. Concurrently admitted high school students will not be allowed to enroll in any college or university zero-level courses designed to remove high school deficiencies.

Load Requirements

A high school student admitted under the provisions set forth may enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses per semester not to exceed a full-time college workload of 19 semester-credit-hours. For purposes of calculating workload, one high school credit course shall be equivalent to three semester credit hours of college work.

A student who is eligible under this policy may enroll in a maximum of nine semester hours during a summer session or term following the end of his or her junior year of high school, without the necessity of being concurrently enrolled in high school classes during the summer term.

Following high school graduation, such a student may continue his or her enrollment at RSU or may transfer to another institution in the State System, if during the provisional enrollment period he/she achieves a college grade-point average of 2.00 or above on a 4.00 scale and meets the entrance requirements of the receiving institution, including the high school curricular requirements.

Auditing Courses

Audit status is used for the student not interested in obtaining a course grade, but who is enrolled simply to gain course information. The allowable time to change an enrollment status from audit to credit or credit to audit is within the first ten class days of a regular semester and within the first five days of the summer semester. A grade of “AU” will be issued and is GPA-neutral. Financial Aid will not be awarded for classes that are taken for audit. Written permission from the instructor of the class must be presented at the time of registration.

Auditing For Age 65 and Over

Tuition will be waived, but fees are required, for residents of Oklahoma who are 65 years of age or older who wish to audit courses at Rogers State University. Auditing a course is contingent upon space available in the classroom or laboratory. Written permission from the instructor of the class must be presented at the time of registration.