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Policies, Rules and Regulations

Chapter Name: Admission and Financial Aid

Chapter No. 7.1.4

Issue: Admission: Admission of Students with Prior Convictions and Disciplinary Records

Effective Date: Fall Semester 2001

Revision Date: 6-17-2003


Eastern Michigan University's admissions application and re-enrollment form include questions regarding prior criminal conviction and/or disciplinary history, and the information provided by the student may be considered when making the decision as to whether to admit or re-enroll the student to the University. 



A student who answers "yes" to the prior criminal conviction question or the disciplinary question will submit a statement of explanation.  A review board will review the application, and all explanatory materials, of any student answering either of the two questions affirmatively.  Prior to making an admissions or re-enrollment decision, the review board may request additional materials from the applicant, conduct a phone interview with the applicant and/or request that the applicant appear before the review board to discuss his/her application.

After considering all information, the review board will have the authority to make one of the following decisions, except that the Vice President of Enrollment Services must approve any decision to deny admission to the applicant.

  1. Deny admission or re-enrollment to the applicant.
  2. Admit or re-enroll the applicant on probation but deny the option of university housing.
  3. Admit or re-enroll the applicant on probation and permit the option of university housing.
  4. Admit or re-enroll the applicant without any conditions.



The Vice President for Enrollment Services is responsible for the implementation of this policy. The Director of Admissions, Director of Housing, Dean of Students, Director of Student Judicial Services and the Chief of Police, or their respective designees, will sit on the review committee.



This policy applies to all Eastern Michigan University students.


Authority for Creation or Revision:

Minutes of the Board of Regents, June 20, 2000, para.  .5688M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, June 17, 2003, para.  .6132M.