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University of Louisville Undergraduate CatalogSummer 2011 Spring 2012
Admission to the University
Admission to the University of Louisville
The University of Louisville subscribes to a selectiveadmission policy. Admission for freshman applicantsis based on: a) high school grades; b) ACT or SATscores; and c) successful completion of the required pre-college curriculum.Enrollment in the freshman class is limited. Withinthe limits of space availability, the University willendeavor to accommodate all eligible applicants.However, the number of freshman applicationsexceeds the number of spaces available in theentering class. For this reason, the selective andcompetitive admission requirements may exceed theminimum eligibility requirement.The University of Louisville’s minimum eligibilityadmission policy requires any applicant to havegraduated from an accredited high school or receiveda high school equivalency certificate, have completedthe Pre-College Curriculum, possess a GPA of 2.5,and have achieved
at least one
of the following:
A. The applicant has earned a composite ACTscore of not less than 20 or an SAT-I score of notor less than 940 (CR+M); (OR)
B. The applicant has completed the U of LEnhanced Pre-College Curriculum with aminimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. TheEnhanced PCC consists of an additional two pre-college courses in Mathematics, Social Studies,or Science. These two courses may be taken inany combination within the three disciplines. Thecourses must be at or above the level of  prescribed PCC; (OR)
C. The applicant ranks in the top 15% of theapplicant’s high school graduating class uponcompleting seven or eight semesters in highschool.Freshman applicants who do not meet the selectiverequirements may have their admission decisionsdeferred. Admission will be offered first to thoseapplicants with the strongest records and offers willcontinue until the class is filled. Some factors that areconsidered during this review are: number and scopeof college preparatory, honors and AP classes;strength of senior year schedule; and evidence of marked improvement over time in applicant’sacademic career. The overriding concern will always be for the student’s potential to be successful inmeeting the academic expectations at the University.Students should refer to the individual academic unitadmission policies, included in this catalog, for additional admission requirements. Students should be cautioned about the distinction betweenundergraduate and graduate classifications whenapplying for admission to the University. For fee purposes, determination of “undergraduate” or “graduate” is based on the school or enrollment unitto which a student is admitted, and not on the level of courses taken.
Minimum Admission Standards for Public Universitiesin Kentucky (Pre-College Curriculum)
Students who enter one of Kentucky’s publicuniversities are required to have completed highschool or high school equivalency certificate, and thePre-College Curriculum (PCC). These are minimumstandards and each university may require additional preparation of its students. The Pre-CollegeCurriculum is a total of 22 approved units or coursesincluding four units of English, three units of socialstudies, three units of mathematics (Algebra I and IIand Geometry), two units of foreign language (samelanguage), one half unit of physical education andhealth, one unit of history and appreciation of visual, performing arts, and 5 credits (3 rigorous) electives.Students who are non-resident, 21 years of age or older or international are exempt from the PCCrequirements.The University may grant admission by exception toa limited number of the applicants admitted as first-time freshmen. Students admitted by exception will be required to enroll in courses to immediatelyremedy pre-college curriculum deficiencies.Additional information and definition of approvedunits is available from the Office of Admissions or from guidance counselors or principals in Kentuckyhigh schools.
Applying for Admission
Listed below are the admissions procedures for thevarious populations and classifications of students.All admissions credentials for undergraduate studentsshould be mailed to this address:Office of AdmissionsDepartment-AOUniversity of LouisvilleLouisville, KY 40292
University of Louisville Undergraduate CatalogSummer 2011 Spring 2012
Entering Freshman Students
 Application Deadlines
: First-time freshmenapplications and credentials received after thefollowing application deadlines will be reviewed on aspace available basis:
Fall Term: February 15
Spring Term: November 1
Summer Term: April 1Students who have never attended any college shouldseek admission by the following steps:1.Submit the application online atlouisville.edu/admissions/apply, pay a $40.00application fee (payable by credit card or electronic check), and mail the University a copyof the high school transcript.2.Request that test scores from ACT (the AmericanCollege Testing Program) or SAT (CollegeBoard) be sent to the University, if they are not posted on the high school transcript.Students will be notified of their admissibility to theUniversity after receipt of this information.
Early Admissions
Students who apply for admission as a regular student, but do not plan to graduate from high school prior to enrolling in college, are considered earlyadmissions applicants. In addition to submitting anapplication, high school transcript and ACT or SATscores, early admissions applicants must submit astatement of motivation for beginning college prior tohigh school graduation, a letter of recommendationfrom their high school counselor, and a letter of endorsement from their parent/guardian. Earlyadmissions applicants must also complete aninterview with an admissions counselor.
Transfer Students
Transfer students are encouraged to apply earlier toallow ample time for evaluation of transcripts,advising, orientation, and registration.
 Application Deadline
: Transfer applications receivedat least six weeks prior to the beginning of a term will be given priority. Students transferring from another institution should take the following steps in seekingadmission to the University:
Submit the application online atlouisville.edu/admissions/apply and pay a $50.00application fee (payable by credit card or electronic check).2.Request that the registrar of each institution previously attended forward to the University anofficial transcript of all work completed or in progress. Failure to declare previous attendanceat another institution may result in disciplinaryaction.3.Students transferring with fewer than 24transferable semester hours are required to takethe ACT or SAT test if they have not done so previously, and submit a high school transcript.Students with fewer than 24 transferablesemester hours must meet the admissionsrequirements for both new freshmen and transfer students.All transfer students to the University of Louisvilleare required to participate in the Transfer OrientationProgram. There is a fee for the Transfer Program.For further Orientation program information, go tolouisville.edu/admissions/newcards.
 Evaluation of Transfer Credit 
A student admitted to the University from another fully accredited institution will usually be allowedcredit for academic courses which apply towardgraduation at the University of Louisville. In someinstances, examinations covering the course beingtransferred may be required. A student is required tocomplete 30 of his/her last 36 semester hours at theUniversity of Louisville.Courses that meet general education requirementsmay be transferred under course equivalenciesestablished in the Office of Transfer Articulation. Incases where no equivalency is established, the Officeof Transfer Articulation will direct students to theuniversity academic department, school or collegewhere similar courses are offered for evaluation of transfer credits.When a transcript from an accredited institutionrecords credit granted for “non-traditional” educationexperiences (such as credit by examination,experiential learning, or correspondence work), up to24 hours of such credit will generally be accepted intransfer. No further evaluation is usually necessary, provided the student has earned 30 or more credits“in residence” at the certifying institution.Credit will not be given for more than 24 semester hours of correspondence work, extension work, or dual high school/college credit.
University of Louisville Undergraduate CatalogSummer 2011 Spring 2012
If the student is transferring from an international post secondary institution, the student must submittheir academic records to Educational CredentialsEvaluators, Inc. (ECE), P. 0. Box 92970, Milwaukee,WI 53202 or World Education Services, Inc. (WES),P.O. Box 11623, Chicago, IL 60611–0623 for acourse-by-course evaluation. An application for evaluation and a brochure describing ECE’s or WES’s procedures, services and fees is availableupon request from the Office of Admissions. It is theapplicant’s responsibility to submit credentials toECE or WES and to pay all charges for theevaluation. Only evaluations submitted directly fromECE or WES are accepted.Once transcripts are received, a tentative evaluationof advanced credit will be issued. The final decisionto award degree credit, however, is made in theacademic unit in which the student intends to pursuea degree.
Re-enrolling Students
If a student has a break in enrollment of two or morecalendar years, that student must apply for readmission to an enrollment unit, and if admitted,will be subject to catalog requirements in effect at thetime of readmission. Students who were not enrolledduring the immediate past semester, but wereenrolled within the last two calendar years, and whowish to continue in the school and program in whichthey were last registered are eligible to reenroll. Theyneed to complete the request to re-enroll form at theadvising center of their academic unit or at theRegistrar’s Office. Students completing the re-enrollment process are eligible for early registrationfor the term in which they wish to return. Studentswhose last enrollment status was visitor, high schoolvisitor, suspended or who were dismissed, mustreapply. Students last enrolled in University College,Allied Health or Transitional Studies must alsoreapply through the Office of Admissions since theseunits are no longer in existence.
Visiting students are those individuals who are pursuing a degree from another institution, but who plan to enroll at the University of Louisville for onesemester. Submit the application online atlouisville.edu/admissions/apply and pay a $40.00application fee (payable by credit card or electroniccheck) for each semester you plan to attend.Applicants to the Speed School of Engineering or College of Business must also include transcripts.
 High School Visitors
A senior student who is presently enrolled in highschool and who wants to take one or more collegecourses prior to graduating from high school will beconsidered a High School Visitor. These studentsmust submit an application, $40.00 application fee,high school transcript, test scores (ACT, PSAT, or SAT), and a letter of recommendation from their highschool counselor. Students who have not completedthe first part of their junior year should contact theOffice of Admissions for information concerningadditional requirements for admission.
International Student Applicants
There are essentially three areas of concern for international applicants. They are:1.Successful completion of a strong, qualityacademic program.2.Proficiency in the English language.3.Ability to demonstrate financial resources.Students who are not U.S. citizens or immigrants willneed to submit an admissions application to theOffice of Admissions and financial documents to theInternational Center. The application providesinformation concerning the student's academic background and educational goals. Applicationsshould be received by the Office of Admissions wellin advance of the desired enrollment date in order toallow adequate time for processing. Internationalstudent applicants should refer to the following list of application priority deadlines:
Fall Semester: May 1Term begins late August
Spring Semester: November 1Term begins early January
Summer Semester: April 1Various terms begin in May, June and JulyWhen all required credentials have been submitted,the application will be reviewed by the Office of Admissions. Once an admissions decision has beenmade, the student will be notified.International students applying to undergraduate programs will need to submit official transcripts of records from all secondary schools, universities,colleges, or professional schools attended. If officialtranscripts are not in English, you will also need tosubmit notarized English translations of your records.All post-secondary work must be submitted toEducational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or 

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