The Office of Student Recruitment and Orientation Services is the liaison between prospective students and the University. Staff from this office arrange campus visits, and provide information to the community through various media. They also visit high schools and community colleges throughout the state and selected schools in neighboring states. These visits are used to inform potential students, educators, and parents of the educational programs and opportunities available at Weber State University.
Campus visits may be scheduled through the Office of Student Recruitment and Orientation Services by phone or by visiting our Web site at weber.edu/visitcampus.xml.
All new and transfer students should attend Orientation. It is designed to ease the transition of new students into the Weber State University community, and attain their desired outcomes. During Orientation, students will become familiar with:
Transfer students are strongly encouraged to contact the Student Recruitment and Orientation Services Office for valuable information and assistance while making the transition from another institution to Weber State University. This office provides advisement on general education requirements. In addition, students can contact this office before taking a course from another school to determine its transferability. This service is particularly helpful for those students who plan to transfer from out-of-state schools.
Please note that this office does not advise or evaluate credits. Those types of evaluations must be done by the individual departments.
Before students may take classes at Weber State University, they must first be admitted. To apply for admission a student must submit a completed application for admission, a $30 non-refundable processing fee and official high school/college transcripts to the WSU Admissions Office located in the Student Service Center, Room 101. This may also be done by mail:
Application forms are available from the Admissions Office, Davis Campus and from all Utah high schools. In addition, a student may complete an on-line application form available by following the "apply" link from the WSU home page (weber.edu).
For more information visit the above Internet address or call 801-626-6050.
Refer to the Academic Calendar in this catalog for semester dates.
Specific guidelines for international students are described below.
Acceptance letters are sent to students for the academic semester indicated on their application. A student must inform the Admissions Office if they wish to begin school in a semester other than that listed on his/her acceptance letter.
Important: All information submitted for admission will be kept on file for one year. If applicants do not enroll within one year, the information will be destroyed.
Transfer students with fewer than 30 semester credit hours.
Students who have attended another college or university after high school graduation, and have completed the equivalent of at least 30 semester credit hours, will be considered transfer students.
Students who have completed fewer than 30 semester hours will be considered freshman (see above). These students will also receive transfer credit based on the guidelines below.
Students transferring to WSU with an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree earned at any institution within the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), will be considered as having met the WSU general education requirements. Students transferring from a college or university within the USHE after having met that institution's general education requirements, upon certification of the registrar at that institution, will be considered as having satisfied the WSU general education requirements.
Credit for courses numbered 1000 or above for a semester course are transferable to WSU when earned at a USHE institution. Credit will be carried on the student's transcript by WSU but may not apply towards certain degree requirements. WSU Academic Departments will determine transfer credits acceptable toward their majors.
Credit for students transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities outside the Utah System of Higher Education will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
International applicants with no prior college or university credit will be considered for admission by submitting evidence of the U.S. equivalent of a high school diploma with a cumulative grade point average equal to, or above, the U.S. equivalent of 2.50. International applicants who have attended a U.S. college or university and have at least 30 semester hours will be considered for admission as a transfer student.
The following must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the start of the semester in which the applicant plans to enroll.
If you wish to receive credit for college/university course work completed outside the United States, you will need to have your course work evaluated by a company that evaluates international transcripts. You may request a list of companies from which WSU will accept evaluation reports. Once you receive the evaluation report, please send or bring a copy of the report to the WSU Admissions office so that this information can be added to your student record.
If you wish to apply for a graduate program at WSU, you will need to apply for admission with the graduate program in addition to applying to the University. Your academic credentials must be evaluated to verify that you have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree. The WSU Admissions office will notify the graduate program once your credit evaluation report is received. You will need to meet the graduate program's admission requirements before you can be issued an I-20.
If you are transferring from a college or university within the United States with at least 30 credit hours and a 2.5 GPA or higher, you will be considered a transfer student. You will need to inform the school you previously attended that you wish to transfer to Weber State University and submit a Transfer Authorization form. If you are transferring from a school outside of the U.S., you will be considered a freshman until your credit evaluation report is received and entered into your student record by the WSU Admissions office.
A TOEFL score is not required for admission to WSU; however, if you do have a TOEFL score of 500 (173 computer based) or higher, you will not have to take ESL courses. With no TOEFL score, or with a score below 500, you will have to take an achievement test to determine your English level.
International students must attend every semester and take at least 12 credit hours each semester. All international students are required to meet with the International Student Advisor immediately after arriving on campus to receive individualized guidance (refer to Services for International Students). The International Student Advisor gives assistance to students in meeting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requirements concerning visas, passports, permits, permission to work, and related matters. Students are also assisted in making academic, social, and environmental adjustments to campus and community life.
International students must carry medical insurance each term.
WSU offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction (MEd), a Master's Degree in Accounting (MAcc), a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (MSCJ), a Master of Arts Degree in English (MA), and a Master's Degree in Health Administration (MHA). Information concerning admission to these programs is located within the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education, the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics, the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, the College of Arts & Humanities and the Dumke College of Health Professions sections of this catalog. Students should contact the Teacher Education Department at 801-626-6278, the School of Accountancy at 801-626-6897, the MBA Program at 801-626-7545, the Criminal Justice Department at 801-626-6146, the English Department at 801-626-6251, or the Health Administrative Services Department at 801-626-7242 for program application forms and additional information.
For a number of programs, students must submit a separate application and fee and must meet additional admission requirements specific to that program. More detailed information is available in this catalog under the Admission Requirements listed for each program. Students should contact the academic department responsible for the program in which they are interested for more information about specific admission and/or prerequisite requirements.
New freshmen students, and transfer students with fewer than 30 semester credit hours, will be admitted to the University on the basis of the following:
Transfer students will be admitted to the University on the basis of the following:
Transfer students with a cumulative GPA below 2.00 will be referred to the Admissions Committee and may be considered for admission to WSU on warning or probation according to the current Academic Standards policy.
All new students will be assessed based on their ACT sub-scores and then placed into developmental courses, if applicable, based on the information outlined in the WSU Assessment & Placement Standards document. The purpose of this policy is to help students succeed academically by matching their skills and knowledge with the appropriate academic course(s) in math, reading, and English. For specific information about the policy go to the online Policies and Procedures Manual, PPM 6-2.
Students who do not meet the requirements for enrollment in English EN1010 and MATH QL1030-QL1080 will be charged an additional fee for each semester they are enrolled at WSU until these requirements are met. Further information is available from Academic Support Services, Student Service Center Room 160 (telephone 801-626-7847).
(Current high school students are not eligible.)
Applicants who are not high school graduates must present evidence of high school equivalency to be considered for admission. High school equivalency may be satisfied in one of the following ways:
Passing the General Education Development test (GED) with an overall score of 2250 or above with no individual score below 410.
Passing the American College Test (ACT) with a composite score of 25 or above (SAT score of 1030 or above).
Applicants who plan to submit GED scores in lieu of a high school diploma are not eligible to take the test prior to the graduation date of their high school class.
Students who interrupt their enrollment at WSU by not registering for one or more semesters, with the exception of summer term, must contact the WSU Admissions Office to reactivate their file.
An information sheet highlighting grounds for appeals to admission decisions is available at the WSU Admissions Office.
The Admissions Office classifies all applicants as either resident or non-resident. Applicants whose credentials indicate out-of-state status are classified as non-residents. If there is doubt concerning resident status, an applicant is classified as a non-resident.
Non-residents who have reason to believe they can qualify for resident status should file a residency application with the Admissions Office. Applications are accepted only until the end of the third week of the current semester. Any application received after the third week will be considered for the following semester only.
Residency applications are available in the Admissions Office. Each application will be considered in accordance with the provisions of Utah Code Annotated 53B-8-102 and Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures R-512 and WSU PPM 6-01.
Early College allows students to fulfill both high school and university graduation requirements at the same time by attending classes at the university while they are still in high school. University faculty teach classes, and the credits/grades from the Early College program become part of the student's permanent WSU transcript. Students are responsible for the university tuition and fees, and Utah colleges and most out-of-state and private universities will accept Early College credits.
For updated information about these programs, see www.weber.edu/ce/earlyaccess.asp.
The First Year Experience (FYE) Program is designed to help incoming students make a successful transition into the university community. In the FYE program, students are taught to:
The Honors Program is designed to offer students of superior ability and motivation opportunities to broaden and enrich their academic program and accelerate their preparation for graduate work. The Honors Program is further explained under the Interdisciplinary Programs section of this catalog.
Utah residents age 62 and over are permitted to enroll on a tuition-free, audit basis. Senior citizens will be required to complete an application for admission and register at the Registration Office on or after the first day of class. Where applicable, senior citizens will be charged a fee for use of consumable materials. A $10 per semester administrative fee will be charged and enrollment is limited to space availability.
Weber State University 2006-2007 Catalog