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Appeal of Admission Decisions

Applicants who wish to appeal the decision(s) made in the Office of Admissions relating to admission status, acceptance of transfer credit, granting of University Core designation, or Montana residency status are encouraged to contact the appropriate campus resource. Initial questions regarding admission decisions and transfer credit evaluations should be directed to the Office of Admissions. If an appeal is appropriate, information about the appeal process can be obtained from the Office of Admissions.

Graduation and Admissions Requirements Committee (GARC)

The Graduation and Admissions Requirements Committee (GARC) considers appeals and/or petitions from students seeking waivers of established admission and graduation requirements. For admission appeals, the Committee is composed of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (chairperson), the Registrar, Director of Admissions, and the Assistant Dean of the College in which the student is enrolled.

Core Equivalency Review Committee (CERC)

The Core Equivalency Review Committee (CERC) considers appeals and/or petitions from students seeking re-evaluation of the assignment of transfer credit to meet University Core requirements. The Committee is composed of MSU faculty and administrators.

Residency Appeals Committee

The Residency Appeals Committee considers appeals from students seeking reconsideration of Montana residency status for fee purposes based upon the Montana Board of Regents Policy.

All incoming students should contact the Office of Admission regarding the appeal process and submission of required documentation. Continuing or returning students who wish to appeal the initial residency classification should contact the Registrarís Office and request a Student Guide to Montanaís Residency Policy brochure. The Residency Appeals Committee will review all submitted documentation and determine Montana residency status for fee purposes.

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