ERIC Number: ED354844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
An Essential Guide to Graduate Admissions. A Policy Statement.
Diminnie, Carol B.
This book brings together the essential aspects of good graduate admissions policies, procedures, and practices. It is maintained at the outset that graduate administrators and faculty should take an active approach to admissions, stating their program goals and priorities and the means by which they plan to realize them. The booklet goes on to cover first the organizational structure and management of admissions, looking at both centralized and decentralized models and comparing those models in the process of admissions. Next discussed is the issue of establishing admissions policies including philosophy, goals, and objectives, legal issues, application requirements and selection standards, and optional materials. Subsequent sections discuss admissions categories, readmission policies, transfer policies, advanced admission for undergraduates, and application to more than one degree program. A section on implementing admissions policies covers the admission decision, admissions processing, and the appeal process. The last three sections look at evaluating admissions policies, post-admission decision activity, and financial considerations (application fee, financial aid). Appendixes contain a Council of Graduate Schools resolution, examples from application materials, and a form to expedite admission. Includes a 22-item bibliography. (JB)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Admission (School), College Admission, Educational Finance, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Organizational Objectives, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, School Policy, Selective Admission, Transfer Policy
Council of Graduate Schools, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20036-1173 ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools, Washington, DC.