2019-20 Pomona College Catalog 
    
    Dec 14, 2019  
2019-20 Pomona College Catalog

Admissions


 


Admissions Decision Rescind Policy

In all of its offers of admission, the Office of Admissions at Pomona College states, [this] “offer of admission is made with the provision that you maintain your strong record of academic achievement and personal integrity. We will review all final transcripts and ask that you have your school forward transcripts at the end of each grading period and send a final transcript confirming your graduation and good standing at the end of the school year.”

When an enrolling student fails to meet this academic or integrity standard, a transparent, student-centered review process is initiated by the Admissions Committee. The review process can include, but is not limited to:

  • A review of the student’s mid-year, third quarter or final transcript.
  • A conversation with teachers or college counselors at the student’s high school or university.
  • A conversation with the student to directly raise concerns regarding academic or integrity issues.
  • The request of written statements from teachers, counselors, students or other individuals who might be able to assist the committee in understanding the academic or integrity issue of concern.
  • Consultation with the Vice-President and Dean of Admissions.
  • The re-convening of the Admissions Committee for the purposes of reconsidering a candidate for admission using the new information within the context of our standard holistic review process.

During the review process a student can expect:

  • That the decision to rescind an offer of admission is not a foregone conclusion. Each student who fails to meet the academic and integrity standards outlined in their offer of admission will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Each student will be treated as an individual whose unique story will be heard and genuinely considered by the Committee.
  • To be provided with the email and office phone number of a senior admissions officer in order to keep the lines of communication between the Admissions Office and the student free and open.
  • That all reasonable attempts will be made to understand the circumstances that led to the academic or integrity issue of concern, be that via phone or written communication.
  • To receive a direct written communication from a senior admissions officer if his/her/their offer of admission is in fact rescinded.
  • That the student’s college counselor will be notified of the decision to rescind via a written communication.

Examples of academic or integrity issue that could merit an investigation or rescission process include but are not limited to:            

  • A decline in achievement in an academic course from A in 7th Semester to C/D/F in 8th Semester
  • A decline in achievement in an academic course from B in 7th Semester to a D/F in 8th Semester
  • Violating a school/university academic integrity policy during the final semester of enrollment.
  • A significant discrepancy between a predicted A-Level/IB score and an actual A-Level/IB score.
  • The intentional misrepresentation of a self-reported SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS score.

All decisions that are reconsidered and decided upon by the Admissions Committee under these circumstances are final and not subject to appeal. Admitted or enrolling students who feel an academic or personal integrity issue could arise or has arisen, or who have questions about this policy should immediately be in touch with the Director of Admissions.