ERIC Number: ED163882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-27
Reference Count: 0
Self-Selection for Readmission after Academic Dismissal: An Experiment.
Phipps, Ronald A.
A new readmission policy at Salisbury State College for students who were academically dismissed is described, and data are presented on dismissals and readmissions from Fall 1974 through Fall 1976. Academically-dismissed students may be readmitted in time to enroll for the next semester provided they apply for readmission through the Office of the Academic Dean. As part of the application process the student meets with academic counselors and writes a letter to the dean explaining the resolution of the problem that contributed to failure. Readmission is dependent on: there being adequate facilities at the college to accommodate the students who want to return; and the admission criteria predict the student is capable of succeeding. The data suggest that the readmission policy is providing capable students the opportunity to complete college. It is mutually advantageous to students and the college that there is no arbitrary method of determining who is eligible to return to the institution. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Academic Failure, Administrative Policy, College Admission, College Applicants, College Students, Educational Counseling, Eligibility, Expulsion, Failure, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Low Achievement, Research Projects, Selection, State Colleges, Student Evaluation, Success
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Salisbury State Coll., MD.
Identifiers: Readmission; Salisbury State College MD
Note: Paper presented to the Southern Association for Institutional Research meeting (Nashville, Tennessee, October 26-27, 1978) ; Figures may not reproduce clearly