Chapter 3357:15-18 Policy on Admissions

3357:15-18-01 Admission policy.

(A) Access to Ohio's state assisted colleges must be assured for every person who wants and can benefit from higher education. Stark state college (SSC) maintains an " open door" policy and cordially welcomes anyone who wishes to further his or her education. According to section 3345.06 of the Revised Code. Ohio law generally provides that graduates of twelfth grade are entitled to admission without examination to any state-supported college or university, and further provides that such an institution may prescribe that certain courses must be completed for unconditional admission.

(B) Open admission carries with it the full weight of equal opportunity for all which means the college must make every effort to be both sensitive and responsive to the needs of prospective students. The open admission policy allows a student to enroll in the college but not necessarily in a specific degree-granting program.

(1) Standard admission. Standard admission to SSC is open to anyone who is a high school graduate or the equivalent, and completes the enrollment procedures.

(2) Conditional admission. Students will be admitted conditionally to SSC if they do not achieve the test scores in English and/or reading indicated in the chart in this paragraph. Students who are admitted conditionally will be limited to taking two courses(s) where proficiency was not achieved through their high school course of study and are required to successfully complete the course before being granted permission to take additional courses.

  

Accuplacer

COMPASS

ACT

SAT

English

Accuplacer (Writeplacer) 2

12

11

310

Reading

Accuplacer (Reading Comprehension) 28

43

11

260

(3) Restricted program admission. Students who do not meet specific program requirements at the time of admission as set forth by SSC may be required to satisfactorily complete such requirements before admission into a specific program.

(4) College credit plus. Students can graduate college earlier by earning college and high school credit at the same time. The credits earned can be used to complete an associate of arts, associate of science, associate of applied science, or associate of applied business degree at SSC, which can then transfer to any Ohio public university towards a bachelor's degree. SSC follows all policies set forth by the Ohio department of higher education (ODHE).

(5) Timken early college high school (TECHS). TECHS is a program designed to offer Canton city high school students the opportunity to earn an associate degree while completing four years of high school.

(C) Required course placement : First-time degree or one year Ohio department of higher education (ODHE) certificate seeking students are required to complete all developmental courses into which they are placed by accuplacer, COMPASS and/ or ACT/SAT scores and that are required by their programs, beginning with their first semester of credit enrollment and continuing for all subsequent semesters to completion. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for a student returning after an absence at the discretion of the subject department chair or designee of the department chair.

Effective: 7/6/2018
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3357.09
Rule Amplifies: 3357.09
Prior Effective Dates: 10/15/2009, 02/28/2015, 10/27/2016, 06/25/2017

3357:15-18-02 Early admission.

Stark state college's early college admission program is designed to provide qualified high school juniors and seniors with access to college-level coursework. College courses taken under the early college admission program may also fullfill high school graduation requirements if approved by the student's local school district.

Effective: 2/28/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3357:15
Rule Amplifies: 3357:15
Prior Effective Dates: 10/15/09

3357:15-18-03 Limited admission.

Audit of credit courses. A student who has no immediate degree goal and desires no credit toward a degree may, upon payment of the applicable course fees, be permitted to audit a course being conducted for degree-seeking students, with the payment of the application fee to the college.

Effective: 2/28/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3357:15
Rule Amplifies: 3357:15
Prior Effective Dates: 10/9/09

3357:15-18-04 Non-credential-seeking citizens sixty years of age or older.

To encourage and promote life-long learning experiences for older citizens, all instructional and general fees are waived for Ohio residents sixty years of age or older who take credit classes as a non-credential-seeking student. Such citizens are free to enroll in any section or course where there may be less than the maximum number of regular students in a class.

Replaces: 3357:15-18-04

Effective: 7/14/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3357:15
Rule Amplifies: 3357:15
Prior Effective Dates: 2/28/15

3357:15-18-06 Financial aid.

The purpose of financial aid is to provide access to higher education through comprehensive services in support of student success:

(A) To provide high quality, efficient, and courteous services to the college community;

(B) To assist students with self-sufficiency by promoting the use of mystarkstate for general information and self-service;

(C) To keep abreast of changes in federal, state, and institutional policies and procedures;

(D) To meet Ohio department of higher education and U.S. department of education reporting deadlines;

(E) To provide data to administration, faculty, staff, and students to assist with minimizing student violations of academic progress; and

(F) To provide appropriate information to the college community to allow for future interventions regarding student loan defaulters.

Replaces: 3357:15-18-06

Effective: 7/14/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3357:15
Rule Amplifies: 3357:15
Prior Effective Dates: 5/23/03, 6/22/07, 10/15/09, 2/28/15

3357:15-18-07 Standards of academic progress.

Standards of academic progress (SAP) are a series of standards required to maintain eligibility for federal student aid. Requirements include components of completion of credit hours and grade point average (GPA), as defined in paragrah (B) of this rule. Students who do not meet these requirements will be disqualified from future financial aid.

Standards of academic progress requirements:

(A) Stark state college requires that any student who applies for or receives federal financial aid makes satisfactory academic progress toward an Ohio department of higher education (ODHE-) approved degree or certificate.

(B) Satisfactory academic progress is measured as follows:

(1) Overall grade point average of 2.0.

(2) Completion of sixty-seven per cent of the cumulative attempted credit hours, including hours of repeated coursework.

(3) Completion of an ODHE- approved degree or certificate within the number of required credit hours listed in the college catalog for the associate or certificate degree multiplied by one hundred fifty per cent, as determined by Gateway student services, and includes accepted transfer credit hours and up to thirty attempted credit hours of required developmental coursework.

(4) Successful grade completions are: A, AH, B, BH, C, UC, D, UD, CR

(5) Unsuccessful grade completions are: F, W, IN, NC, NA

(6) Repeated coursework (see rule 3357:15-13-08 of the Administrative Code) will count toward the number of attempted hours for completion purposes, but only the highest grade will be used in the calculation of the student's grade point average.

(7) All students are limited to thirty credit hours of developmental coursework. Grades are assigned to developmental coursework and will be counted both in the qualitative and quantitative measures.

(C) Failure to meet these measurements will result in the loss of federal financial aid.

Effective: 11/23/2017
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3357.09(K)
Rule Amplifies: 3357.15
Prior Effective Dates: 02/28/2015, 07/14/2016

3357:15-18-08 Transfer applicants.

Transfer credit from other institutions will be determined upon receipt of an official transcript. Grades of at least "D" quality must be earned in any course to permit acceptance of credit. Transcripts will be evaluated for transfer of credit based on Ohio board of regents (OBR) articulation and transfer policy.

Replaces: 3357:15-18-07

Effective: 2/28/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3357:15
Rule Amplifies: 3357:15
Prior Effective Dates: 10/15/09

3357:15-18-09 Fees.

Stark state college is financially assisted by the Ohio department of higher education and the state department of education. However, some portion of the total expense must be borne by the students.

Effective: 3/11/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3357:15
Rule Amplifies: 3357:15
Prior Effective Dates: 10/15/2009, 02/28/2015

3357:15-18-10 Student recruitment and marketing.

Stark state college will hire and train admission representatives whose credentials, purposes, and activities adhere to the code of conduct known as the statement of principles of good practice (SPGP) approved by the national association for college admission counseling (NACAC), which can be found athttp://www.nacacnet.org/about/governance/policies/documents/spgp_10_3_2014.pdf. College representatives will follow the SPGP to ensure appropriate conduct in the recruitment of students and their transition to postsecondary education.

Replaces: part of 3357:15-18-10

Effective: 4/17/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3357
Rule Amplifies: 3357
Prior Effective Dates: 10/15/09, 2/28/15

3357:15-18-11 International student admissions.

Stark state college is a certified student and exchange visitor program (SEVP) designee that welcomes qualified F1 visa holders from other countries. According to the Code of Federal Regulations 8 CFR 214.3(a) (2), specific schools are eligible to enroll F visa holder students, including a community college or junior college that provides instruction in liberal arts or in the professions and awards recognized associate degrees.

Effective: 4/17/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3357
Rule Amplifies: 3357

3357:15-18-12 Nonpayment drop.

All students are required to pay their tuition and fees by the college's scheduled payment date each semester; please refer to policy 63357:15-18-09 of the Administrative Code ("Fees"). If a student is dropped for nonpayment, the student must seek the approval of the instructor prior to readmission into the course.

Effective: 6/25/2017
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3357:15
Rule Amplifies: 3357:15