Topic Student Conduct - a Division of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma

  1. Student Applicant Review Board General Information

Student applicants who have indicated on their admissions application they have been charged or convicted of one or more felony crimes will be directed to the Office of Student Conduct, which facilitates the Student Applicant Review Board process. Additionally, student applicants who have indicated on their UCO admissions application they have been suspended, expelled, or placed on probation at a post-secondary college or university, will be directed to the Office of Student Conduct as well.

Accidental Indication

If you believe you have made an honest-mistake by indicating you were charged or convicted of a felony crime, please click here.

If you will be applying for Undergraduate Admission

A determination of your academic admissibility will be made based upon UCO’s academic requirements, but your eligibility to enroll in courses will be based upon the outcome of the Student Applicant Review Board process.a determination of your academic admission will be made based upon UCO’s academic requirements

If you will be applying to the UCO Jackson College of Graduate Studies

Your application will be forwarded to the Graduate College for processing if/after you are deemed eligible for enrollment in courses by the Student Applicant Review Board.

Student applicants will be sent an email from SAEE@uco.edu with information about the disclosure process and a link to the Student Applicant Review Board website. The Student Application Disclosure Form is where student applicants will need to upload documents and provide information related to previous suspension(s), expulsion(s), or a probation status and/or felony charge(s) and/or conviction(s). Along with uploading the specified information, student applicants will be required to pay a $35.00 background check fee. Student applicants will have the option to make their background check fee payment online here or in person, at the University Bursar, located on the 1st floor of the Nigh University Center. A credit card or debit card will be needed to make this transaction.

Student applicants who have been suspended, expelled, or placed on probation at a post-secondary college or university

The information required for student applicants who have been suspended, expelled, or placed on probation at a post-secondary college or university is:

  1. Transcript(s) from previously attended and/or current colleges/universities attended.
  2. Two letters of recommendation attesting to the behavioral and social ability to function in a university setting.
  3. Provide additional information here using appropriate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Provide information to the following criteria:

Student applicants who have been charged or convicted of a felony crime

The information required is:

  1. Transcript(s) from previous and/or current colleges/universities attended.
  2. Court documents regarding your felony:
  3. Two letters of recommendation attesting to the behavioral and social ability to function in a university setting from any of the following individuals:
  4. Letter from your probation or parole officer indicating you will be in compliance with the terms of probation or parole, if you will be on probation or parole.
  5. Provide additional information here using appropriate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. You must provide information to the following criteria:

Student applicants who have both been charged or convicted of a felony crime AND have been suspended, expelled, or placed on probation at a post-secondary college or university.

The information required will be the procedures pertaining to felonies and the following:

  1. Two letters of recommendation attesting to your behavior and social ability to function in a university setting from any of the following:

After all required information and background check fee have been submitted and accepted, student applicants will receive an email informing you of a date, time, and location in which you will meet with the Student Applicant Review Board for a brief interview. Click here to view the Student Applicant Review Board schedule. It is highly recommended that you communicate with the Office of Student Conduct to confirm all necessary information/documentation has been submitted and received. Student applicants who have been suspended, expelled, or placed on probation will be subjected to a Tier 1 process. To determine whether a Tier 1 or Tier 2 process is warranted for student applicants, the following will be considered:

Tier 1:

  1. If the student applicant indicates they have been charged or convicted of a felony crime and meets the following criteria, the Director of Student Conduct shall review the student applicant’s information and make a decision regarding their enrollment eligibility.  The decision of the Director of Student Conduct will be based upon the same criteria as if they have met with the Student Applicant Review Board (SARB). The criteria is as follows:

Tier 2:

  1. If one or more of the following is applicable, the student applicant has to interview with the Student Applicant Review Board, per the published schedule:

Outcomes

Given the student applicant meets all university admissions and Student Applicant Review Board requirements, the student applicant may receive one of the following outcomes:

  1. Student applicant may be deemed eligible to enroll at UCO.
  2. Student applicant may be deemed eligible on a probationary status (such as limited hours or housing restrictions).
  3. Student applicant may be deemed ineligible to enroll at UCO.

Student Applicant Review Board Criteria

The following criteria will be used as a guide for the SARB to determine the outcome of the student applicant’s request for admission:

  1. Presents self in a respectable manner
  2. Shows a reduced risk of violence
  3. Shows a reduced risk of recidivism
  4. Compliance with sentencing requirements
  5. Recommendations
  6. Rehabilitation behavior demonstrated
  7. Honesty
  8. Takes responsibility of previous crime(s)
  9. Capability to manage stress
  10. Accepting to terms of UCO Probation, Restrictions (if found eligible and admitted)

If determined ineligible for enrollment

Student applicants who have been determined ineligible to enroll to the University of Central Oklahoma, must wait 6 months before requesting another meeting with the Student Applicant Review Board. In doing so, they must also confer with the Director of Student Conduct to address their initial reasons for ineligibility

 


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