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Policies

Verification of Lawful Presence

Verification of Lawful Presence (Georgia Residents)

Fee Waiver

Clayton State University does accept fee waivers.

College Board (SAT) Waivers 

  • Students must print the fee waiver from the College Board’s website
  • Sign the Fee Waiver
  • Forward the original Fee Waiver with completed paper application
  • Submit to the Office of Recruitment & Admissions

ACT and NACAC Fee Waivers (Counselor or Administrator submission only) 

  • Must be the original fee waiver (no copies will be accepted)
  • A completed application for admission must accompany the waiver
  • An official high school transcript must accompany the waiver
  • Test scores must be received by Clayton State, or submit proof that the student has taken the test
  • Must meet Clayton State’s admission criteria
  • Must be submitted by high school counselor or administrator only

 

Admissions Application Policies

 

Policy for Reviewing and Approving Admissions Applicants with Criminal Convictions or Other Behavioral Infractions

The institution has the right to examine and appraise the character, personality, and qualifications of its applicants, per Board of Regents policy (4.2.3.3), and such applicants may be required to furnish related information in order for the institution to make this examination.

Clayton State applicants who indicate on their admission application that they have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony conviction (or a pending charge for such), have a behavior infraction from a school, college or university, or have demonstrated other behavioral issues may be asked to provide additional, specific information related to the conviction (or pending charge) or behavior matter to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. The information requested may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Specific information about the criminal conviction/matter (including description of charges, penalties, probation, etc.)
  • Copies of court documents outlining charges and case resolution
  • Disciplinary records from any school, college, or university previously attended
  • Documentation of successful employment
  • Letters of reference

If a review is requested, the applicant will be notified and his/her application will be precluded from further consideration pending a review of the matter (and any additional information provided) by a university committee. The Review Committee will consist of appointed representatives from Offices of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Admissions, and Public Safety.

Upon review of the matter by the Committee, a recommendation will be made to the Vice President of Student Affairs on whether the applicant is suitable for admission or the applicant’s presence as a student may be detrimental to the health, safety, welfare or property of other students or members of the campus community or to the orderly operation of the institution.

The Vice President of Student Affairs, or his designee, upon receiving the Review Committee’s recommendation, will communicate the decision in writing to the applicant and the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.

Once the transcript and letter are received, a committee will review these documents and will determine if the student is eligible to continue enrollment at Clayton State University. Possible outcomes may include permitting the student to continue enrollment without further penalty, referring the case to the Office of Community Standards, and/or rescinding the acceptance letter resulting in dismissal from Clayton State University.

Failure to Disclose Prior Institution on Application for Admission

All applicants for admission or readmission to Clayton State University are required to list all colleges and universities attended on their application and must submit an official transcript from each institution. When it is discovered that a student fails to disclose and submit a transcript from a previously attended institution, the student is contacted and must submit an official copy of the omitted transcript and must also submit in writing the reason why the transcript was not disclosed on the application. A hold will be placed on the academic record which will prevent the student from registering for the upcoming semester. In addition, the Office of Financial Aid will stop all processing and/or disbursement of funds until the case is finalized.

Once the transcript and letter are received, a committee will review these documents and will determine if the student is eligible to continue enrollment at Clayton State University. Possible outcomes may include permitting the student to continue enrollment without further penalty, referring the case to the Office of Community Standards, and/or rescinding the acceptance letter resulting in dismissal from Clayton State University.

Readmission Policy

Readmission to the university is administered through the Office of the Registrar. If you previously have attended Clayton State University and you have not enrolled in classes within the last three semesters, you must apply for readmission in order to be eligible to resume classes. To apply, complete and submit the Readmission Online Application. Students who are seeking readmission to Clayton State University after serving an academic suspension or dismissal also must complete the Readmissions Appeal Form.