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Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Responses to Senate Recommendations: General Freshman Admission Policy and Amendment to DOPS Change of Grade Policy

At its February 14, 2014, meeting, the College Senate voted to recommend to the president a review of the SUNY Buffalo State General Freshman Admission Policy as outlined in the resolution below:

Review of the SUNY Buffalo State General Freshman Admission Policy
Presented at the December 2013 College Senate meeting by the Standards for Student Committee

WHEREAS, the current admissions policy (approved in 1992) calls for a five-year review cycle and no evidence of review has been found; and

WHEREAS, the current admissions policy states that “the number of special admission students admitted to the college shall be a maximum of 10 percent of the general freshman class,”

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the general freshman admissions policy be reviewed during the spring 2014 semester, with current college practice (e.g., use of standardized test scores, a maximum of 10 percent of the general freshman class being admitted through special admissions process/standards) being maintained until the policy review is completed. This review should happen with collaboration between an ad hoc Enrollment Management Advisory Committee and the Standards for Students Committee, with a report presented to the College Senate upon completion.

I hereby ac