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The Rio Grande College of Sul Ross State University accepts applications for admission students who have completed a minimum of 42 semester credit hours with a 2.0 GPA from accredited colleges and universities without regard to race, color, sex, age, religious commitment, national origin, or condition of handicap. Any person who desires to apply for admission should contact:

I. Full Admission

To be considered for admission to the Rio Grande College of Sul Ross State University, a student must have completed a minimum of 42 semester credit hours with a 2.0 GPA at an accredited college or university, be eligible for enrollment in upper level courses, and be eligible for readmission to the last college or university attended. The student must also meet the minimum grade point average for all courses attempted as follows

Students must:

A. File an application for admission. Failure to list all institutions previously attended constitutes falsification of records and may result in enforced withdrawal from the University and loss of credit earned toward degree requirements at Sul Ross State University.

B. Forward an official transcript from each college in which previously enrolled, regardless of type of enrollment or intent to transfer credits. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions and Records at Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College from the Registrar of the issuing institution. If the college grade point average does not meet the grade point average requirement of admissions criteria above, the student's application will be rejected.

C. Students who wish to earn transfer credit at other institutions while pursuing a degree program at SRSU must have prior written approval of the major advisor and department chair with copies being filed with the Dean of the Rio Grande College.

Students must submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Records after completion of any courses taken at another college or university. A maximum of sixty-six hours may be initially transferred from an accredited two-year college. Courses taken at a two-year college cannot transfer as advanced hours. Grade points earned and hours attempted at another institution will be used in determining eligibility for admission, graduation, graduation with honors, and meeting academic standards for continued enrollment.

Semester credit hours earned in remedial courses at other institution are not accepted for transfer. Semester credit hours earned with the grade of D or better in non-remedial courses at other institutions will transfer. However, a student may be required to repeat the course or similar courses at Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College in order to satisfy degree requirements depending upon the major field of study and the overall grade point average of the student involved.

II. Transfer Dispute Resolution

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has established guidelines for resolving transfer disputes. These transfer disputes may arise when a lower-division course is not accepted for credit by a Texas institution of higher education. To qualify as a transfer dispute, the course(s) in question must be offered by Sul Ross. Additionally, the sending institution must challenge Sul Ross's denial of credit.

In all disputes, Coordinating Board form CB-TDR, "Transfer Dispute Resolution," must be completed to initiate dispute action. Forms are available in the Vice President for Academic Affairs Office in Alpine and at each College site. Appeals must be filed within fifteen days after the Sul Ross State University transcript evaluation has been received. Assistance in completing the form will be available in any of these offices.