Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-08-070.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 106-160 WAC, Admission and registration procedures for undergraduate and graduate students.
Hearing Location(s): Barge 412, on December 6, 2006, at 2:45 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: December 6, 2006.
Submit Written Comments to: Judy B. Miller, President's Office, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (509) 963-3206.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Disability Support Services by November 29, 2006, TTY (509) 963-2143.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Clarify and update admission and registration rules to reflect current practice.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Rule modifications will provide appropriate guidance to current and prospective students.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12).
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Judy B. Miller, public.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Tracy Terrell, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7465, (509) 963-3076.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Small businesses are not impacted by these rules.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Proposed rule changes are exempt per RCW 34.05.328 (5)[(b)](iv).
October 25, 2006
Jerilyn S. McIntyre
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order CWU AO 77, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94)
WAC 106-160-070 Finances. Each ((
admission to)) enrolled student at Central Washington
University must pay the tuition and fees as established by the
board of trustees or the president on or before the dates for
payment as designated by the board of trustees or the
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). 94-21-008 (Order CWU AO 77), § 106-160-070, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). 94-21-008 (Order CWU AO 77), § 106-160-080, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). 94-21-008 (Order CWU AO 77), § 106-160-090, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). 94-21-008 (Order CWU AO 77), § 106-160-110, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94.]
Situation 1: ((
Regular)) Initial admission of (( freshman
under twenty-one years of age. Eligibility for regular
admission as a freshman for those twenty-one years of age or
younger)) freshmen will be determined using both the student's
high school grade point average and a nationally normed
standardized test, either the (( American College Test
())ACT(( ))), or the (( Scholastic Aptitude Test ())SAT(( ))). The high school grade point average and test score will be
combined to produce, for each freshman applicant, an admission
index number. An offer of acceptance to the university as a
freshman will be based on the resulting index number. The
minimum index number established by the higher education
coordinating board for the three regional universities and The
Evergreen State College for regular admission is 13. A 13
index indicates that applicants have at least a sixty-five
percent probability of achieving a "C" or better grade point
average at the completion of their freshman year at Central
Washington University. Freshman applicants must have
prescribed set of high school courses totaling fifteen units. The required high school courses include: Four years of
English, three years of math, two years of science, three
years of social studies, two years of single foreign language,
and one year of fine, visual or performing arts, or an
additional year of any of the above college-prep courses.
Situation 2: Regular admission of freshmen twenty-one
years of age or older. A student twenty-one years of age or
older who is seeking initial entry at the freshman level may
be offered regular admission if the student obtained a score
of at least eighteen on the Enhanced ACT Exam or seven hundred
minimum on the SAT Exam, or he or she has scored at least an
eighty-three or higher on WPCT if they took that exam prior to
June 1, 1989.))
3)) 2: Alternate standards for freshman
admissions. Students (( seeking freshman admission)) who are
not admissible through the initial admissions process may be
admitted through the (( use of alternative criteria. Students
applying under the alternative standard must satisfy each of
the following requirements:
(1) Submit a score on the ACT or SAT;
(2) Submit a transcript showing achievement of a 2.0 or higher high school grade point average and/or a passing score on the General Education Development Test;
(3) Complete high school course pattern requirements as prescribed with no more than three subject year deficiencies waived; and
(4) Present evidence of success outside the classroom and strong motivation to succeed in college)) comprehensive review process. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission into a particular major or program offered by the university.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). 94-21-008 (Order CWU AO 77), § 106-160-120, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94.]
Applicants who have earned more than forty transferable quarter credits will be admitted based on the quality of college work only. If transcripts do not provide evidence of academic ability, regardless of the grade point average, additional information may be required.
Central Washington University accepts academic credits earned at other accredited collegiate institutions which are essentially equivalent in academic level and nature of work offered at CWU. The university endorses the policy in the Intercollegiate Transfer and Articulation Agreement among Washington public colleges and universities.
Transfer students who have not earned a Washington
community college academic associate of arts degree will be
admitted on sliding scale. Priority will be given to students
with the highest grade point average (gpa) computed from
previous transferable college-level work and with the greatest
number of hours completed in transfer.)) Students who have
completed college-level math and English and those that have
completed a Direct Transfer Associates degree (DTA) will do
better in the comprehensive review process. See the following
web site for a list of accepted DTA degrees:
Admission to the university does not guarantee admission into a particular major or program offered by the university.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). 94-21-008 (Order CWU AO 77), § 106-160-130, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). 94-21-008 (Order CWU AO 77), § 106-160-140, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94.]
Students who have previously attended Central Washington University as matriculated students and have not obtained a degree and students who have applied and been rejected for undergraduate matriculated status will not be allowed to enroll as nonmatriculated students. Nonmatriculated students are not eligible for most financial aid, veteran's benefits, credit evaluations, or other services regularly provided for matriculated students.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). 94-21-008 (Order CWU AO 77), § 106-160-160, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94.]
Situation 1: Students who wish to enroll as full-time students at the completion of their junior year must have a cumulative gpa of 3.2 or higher and score at least a twenty-seven composite score on the American College Test, or a combined score of one thousand one hundred, including at least six hundred verbal, on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. They must be recommended by their high school principal, have parent or guardian approval if under eighteen years of age, and meet with the director of admissions prior to acceptance.
Situation 2: Students who wish to enrich their high school program may take one or more college level courses while still enrolled in high school. The opportunity is available to students who have completed their junior year and have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Prior to enrollment, courses must be approved by the high school principal or counselor and the director of admissions.)) Students who have not yet graduated from high school may be allowed to enroll as nonmatriculated students for courses that they need to advance academically, provided that such academic opportunities are not readily available to them elsewhere. To be eligible for the high school enrichment program, students must have demonstrated superior academic performance or preparation in the area of study for which they are applying. High school enrichment applicants must submit either ACT, SAT or compass scores, and official copies of their high school transcript. In addition, they need to explain in writing their reasons for wanting to attend specific courses at the university and offer arguments for their potential to succeed. They must also meet with the registrar and have the approval of their high school principal and the course professor.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). 94-21-008 (Order CWU AO 77), § 106-160-170, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94.]
Because educational systems vary widely around the world, there is no single uniform admission requirement for international students. However, they must meet the following basic minimum requirements:
(1) Completion of academic course work and national examinations necessary to satisfy admission requirements to colleges and universities in their native country.
(2) Adequate financial support verified by a Confidential Financial Statement Form and a current bank letter or scholarship award from a United States bank or agency.
(3) Competency in English demonstrated by a score of ((
least five hundred twenty-five)) 525 or above on the
paper-based Test of English As A Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a
score of 195 or above on the computer-based TOEFL, or a score
of 71 or above on the internet-based TOEFL, or(( , in some
cases, transferable)) a 3.0 (B grade) in each of two college
level English composition courses from an accredited United
States college or university which would meet the general
education writing requirement at Central Washington
(4) International students transferring from United
States institutions must have a minimum grade point average of
2.75)) 2.50 in transferable courses, and must also meet the
academic requirements for college entrance in their native
(5) International students must have two letters of
recommendation from a professor or counselor with whom they
are currently working.))
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). 94-21-008 (Order CWU AO 77), § 106-160-180, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94.]
There is a ((
thirty-five)) fifty dollar, nonrefundable
application processing fee (( for new or former students)).
*Application deadline dates: Fall-((
June)) April 1;
winter-November 1; spring-February 1; summer-June 1.
*Dates are subject to change.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). 94-21-008 (Order CWU AO 77), § 106-160-190, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). 94-21-008 (Order CWU AO 77), § 106-160-200, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). 94-21-008 (Order CWU AO 77), § 106-160-210, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94.]
Situation 1: Admitted, dean's distinction - indicating that academic requirements have been met with an outstanding high school or community college record. Students receiving this acceptance are recommended to the Douglas Honors College.
Situation 2: Admitted - indicating that all academic requirements have been satisfied.
Situation 3: Admitted, admissions deficiency - indicating that the student has a high school subject deficiency that needs to be completed prior to graduation from Central Washington University.
Situation 4: Admitted, probation - indicating that while admission requirements have been marginally met, the student enters on academic probation.
Situation 5: Denied - indicating that the admission requirements have not been met and the student is not being offered admission. Students denied admission may request a review of the decision by writing a letter of appeal. A letter should be submitted only to present new factual information which will overcome, not simply explain, the academic record. Letters of petition for the denial should be directed to the admission committee for final determination.)) Appeals of admissions denials are handled on an individual basis. Students wishing to appeal should contact the office of admissions for the current appeal procedure.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). 94-21-008 (Order CWU AO 77), § 106-160-220, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). 94-21-008 (Order CWU AO 77), § 106-160-230, filed 10/6/94, effective 11/6/94.]
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
|WAC 106-160-150||Provisional enrollment.|
|WAC 106-160-260||Admission requirements -- Application for fifth year or nondegree study.|
|WAC 106-160-280||Admission requirements -- Procedures for high school graduates.|
|WAC 106-160-290||Admission requirements -- Procedures for advanced undergraduate standing.|
|WAC 106-160-300||Admission requirements -- Admission to credential program.|