Online Bachelor’s Degree and Certificate Program Admissions
Online Bachelor’s Degree and Certificate Program Admissions
Deferring Admission - Graduate Programs
A student who has been accepted to Seton Hill University may defer her/his enrollment for a period of one semester or one year with the consent of the program director for the student’s program of study. Deferred admission is contingent upon availability of seats in the program. If the student does not enroll after the period agreed upon (a maximum period of one year), a new application for admission will be required.
Appeals on Denial of Admission - Graduate Programs
If an applicant questions a denial for admission, the Director of Graduate and Adult Studies will review the person’s application file with the appropriate Program Director. The Director of Graduate and Adult Studies will then contact the applicant to report the decision. If the applicant remains dissatisfied with the decision, she/he has the option to appeal the decision to the Provost. The appeal is then presented to a Graduate Admissions Review Committee, and a final decision is rendered. No more than one appeal will be presented for a student.
All applications, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other documents submitted for review of the student’s application and admission become the property of Seton Hill University upon receipt and will not be returned to the applicant.
Final High School Transcripts
Seton Hill University requires documentation showing that each student who matriculates (enters into a degree or certificate program) at the undergraduate level has completed and received a diploma from a secondary school. This must be in the form of an official final high school transcript, an actual diploma or “leaving certificate”, or some other official document. For graduate degree or certificate-seeking students, an official transcript from a postsecondary institution that provides evidence of at least two years of postsecondary work (60 or more semester credits) acceptable for full credit toward a baccalaureate degree is allowed.
In the case of a student who completed secondary education in a country other than the United States, all documents showing completion of tests, awards, etc. must be presented, and these will be reviewed by the Registrar’s Office in the absence of the final high school transcript.
Documents must be received no later than mid-semester of the student’s first term of attendance. The student will not be permitted to enroll for any subsequent semester of study without the required documentation.
Admission Revocation Policy
Seton Hill University reserves the right to revoke an offer of admission under certain circumstances, and at any time, including after a student is in attendance at the University.
II. General Policy
A. Materially Incomplete or False Information
When applying to Seton Hill University, applicants certify that the information they submit during the admission process is their own work, factually true, and honestly presented. The University relies on the integrity of that information. The University reserves the right to revoke admission should the information an applicant certified prove to be materially incomplete or false, and applicants expressly acknowledge that revocation right when they apply to the University.
B. Dissatisfactory Academic Performance
Each offer of admission is contingent on the admitted applicant satisfactorily completing any schoolwork in progress at the time the offer is extended. The university therefore reserves the right to revoke admission if an admitted applicant fails to meet those conditions, including but not limited to the following circumstances: (1) a significant drop in academic performance or (2) failure to graduate from the academic program in progress at the time of admission.
Some other offers of admission may be contingent on additional, fact-specific conditions, including but not limited to completion of required coursework or attendance at and successful completion of a university-sponsored pre-orientation academic program. Such conditions will be conveyed clearly and in writing at the time an offer of admission is made.
C. Inappropriate Behavior
Each offer of admission is also contingent on the admitted applicant continuing to uphold high standards of character in activities outside the classroom. The University therefore reserves the right to revoke admission if the University learns that an admitted applicant has engaged in behavior prior to attendance that indicates a significant lack of judgement, integrity, or moral character. While Seton Hill University does not proactively track student social media activity, if the University is are aware of activity which creates concern, it will be investigated.
Academic and non-academic misconduct by an individual occurring prior to commencement of attendance is not subject to the Seton Hill University Student Code of Conduct or the University’s Academic Integrity Policy. Therefore, those procedures do not apply in such instances.
The University may revoke an offer of admission on any of the above bases at any time, including after an admitted applicant has commenced attendance at the University.
A. Committee Review
In the event the University receives notice of one of the foregoing issues that implicates a basis for revocation, the Vice President for Enrollment Management will convene a committee of University officials to review the conduct at issue. Examples of committee members include:
• University admissions counselor
• Dean of Students
• Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
• Admitted applicant’s coach
• Graduate program director (in matters involving graduate students)
Based on the specific facts and circumstances of the conduct, the committee will provide a recommendation regarding admission.
B. Final Determination
The Vice President for Enrollment Management, in consultation with the Provost, will review the committee’s recommendation and make the final determination regarding admission.