Expansion of Admissions Criteria for Students from Other than Accredited Schools

Resolution 1997-1998C from the Commission on Undergraduate Studies and Policies

Approved by CUSP: March 23, 1998
First Reading by University Council:
Approved by University Council:
Approved by the President:
Approved by the Board of Visitors:
Effective Date: Students entering Fall 1999

WHEREAS, Virginia Tech attracts highly competitive students nationwide, and from over 100 different countries, and an increasing number of these students have unique educational backgrounds that require special evaluation, and

WHEREAS, Virginia Tech recognizes that students from other than accredited schools may not study in the traditional classroom environment and that they are unable to provide the traditional documentation needed to evaluate their academic performance,

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED, that Virginia Tech will establish specific guidelines for students from other than accredited schools, to help the University more accurately evaluate their potential for success at Virginia Tech. Effective Fall 1999, to be competitive for admission to Virginia Tech, students from other than accredited schools must provide the following documentation:

Virginia Tech believes that providing this special population the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in their college preparatory curriculum will be beneficial to both the student and the University.

First Reading by the Commission on Undergraduate Studies and Policies February 23, 1998

Approved for Second Reading by the Commission on Undergraduate Studies and Policies - March 23, 1998


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