University of Louisville Undergraduate CatalogSummer 2011 – Spring 2012
Admission to the College of Arts & Sciences
Students are admitted to the College of Arts andSciences on either a matriculated or non-matriculated basis. High school visitors, visiting students fromother institutions, auditors, postbaccalaureatestudents, and students admitted as special studentsare considered non-matriculated. All other studentsare considered matriculated. Students planning toearn degrees from the College of Arts and Sciencesmust be matriculated in order for the credits theyhave earned to apply toward their degrees.Students admitted on a non-matriculated basis will benotified by the Office of Admissions of their statusand of the conditions of their enrollment at the timethey are accepted. Students admitted on amatriculated basis remain matriculated until theygraduate, transfer to another college, or aredismissed.Transfer students who left their last institution ingood standing and who have a standing of at least 2.0on a 4.0 scale may, upon presentation of transcriptsand satisfactory test scores (if applicable), requestmatriculation at the time of applying for admission.
Entering Arts & Sciences Freshmen Students
Admission for a normal course load is granted tostudents meeting the following requirements:
Graduation from an accredited high school witha grade point average of 2.5 or better, or successful completion of the General EducationDevelopment (GED) tests.
Completion of the Pre-College Curriculum (Stateof Kentucky) (see “Minimum AdmissionStandards for Public Universities inKentucky/Pre-College Curriculum” in theGeneral Information section of this catalog).
A composite ACT score at or above the nationalmean.Persons with deficiencies in the above areas may beeligible for admission under certain conditions:
Exceptionally gifted students who havecompleted three years of high school may beadmitted by action of the Admissions andAppeals Committee, provided recommendationsfrom high school counselors and teachers, previous academic records, test scores, and personal interviews indicate the ability tosucceed in college level work.
Students with pre-college curriculumdeficiencies are, in general, not admissible if they lack two courses in one area or threecourses overall. Exceptions are made if thestudent has a score of 22 (enhanced) or better onthe appropriate ACT subtest. Other exceptionsmust be approved by the College Admissionsand Appeals Committee. Students admitted byaction of the College Admissions and AppealsCommittee will be required to enroll in coursesto remove pre-college curriculum deficiencies.All deficiencies must be removed by the time thestudent completes twenty-four (24) semester hours of degree credit. Deficiencies may beremoved by successfully completing coursesoutlined in the Pre-College Curriculum sectionof this catalog.
Students who have a high school grade pointaverage between 2.25 and 2.49 may be admittedif the composite ACT score is 23 or above.
Students who have a composite ACT score of 18-19 may be admitted if the high school grade point average is 3.0-3.25 or above.
A student whose ACT College Reading score islower than 20 or whose SAT I verbal score islower than 470 must participate in the state-mandated Supplemented Study Program inCollege Reading. During their first semester of enrollment they must register for one section of anon-mathematics General Education courseoffered with a supplemented college readingcourse (GEN 105). Specific courses in thesupplemented program vary each semester andwill be listed in the Schedule of Courses.
Students who graduated from an unaccreditedhigh school may be admitted upon satisfactorycompletion of such examinations as the Collegefaculty may require. For further informationconsult the Admissions Office.
Students who do not qualify for automatic admissionor who cannot remedy deficiencies as prescribed in1-5 above may be admitted in conditional status if they meet the university’s minimum admissionstandards.1.Students admitted in conditional status whoseACT College Reading Scores are 18 and belowor whose SAT I Verbal Scores are 430 and below,must participate in the state-mandated
College of Arts& SciencesAdmissions Policies