Rockford university has announced a new admission process for its undergraduate admission process.
In a blog post, the university said the new process will take place on May 15 and will allow applicants to receive consideration in the university’s first year of admission.
The new admission criteria include the following:The university said it will accept applications from students who meet the following requirements:•They have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in the United States and are not currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution or have completed a postgraduate course in a non-accredited area of study.•They are currently pursuing a degree in a subject area that is required for admission in the University of Rockford.•The university expects the acceptance of applications from the undergraduate admissions pool to be more than 60 percent.
The university has more than 4,500 applicants from across the country, many of whom are not attending college.
For more than a decade, the Rockford campus has hosted the annual Rockford Acceptance Debate, which has drawn more than 200,000 students to the university over the past three decades.
The Rockford Admission Forum is the first of its kind at a U.S. university.
The forum allows students to submit an essay that includes a brief bio, personal story and an idea for a university project that would lead to admission.
Applicants also have to submit a resume and a cover letter that includes their personal experiences and accomplishments in the last three years.
Rockford officials said that the new admissions criteria will ensure that students who do not meet the criteria will be considered for admission.