A substitute resolution for the resolution on the agenda was passed unanimously:
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside endorses holistic admissions, which we have in fact successfully practiced for years.
It was the sense of the Senate to send the policy back to APC for changes in wording.
PSF 19 06/07
NEW FRESHMAN ADMISSION
Expectations for Admission
Applications for admission will be given an individual and comprehensive review. Admission to UW-Parkside is determined by several academic and nonacademic criteria. The academic factors include cumulative grade point average (GPA), high school class rank, the rigor of the high school curriculum, and standardized test scores (the ACT or SAT). There are many nonacademic factors that will be considered but are not limited to, such things as community service, creativity, leadership, and personal characteristics that will enhance the mission of the University, including diversity, community engagement or special talents.
High School Course Preparation
High school coursework, including the strength of the courses taken, is an important indicator of first year success. Therefore, the high school course schedule will be an integral part of the admission decision. Below are the minimum high school course requirements. Students should consider exceeding these minimum requirements to be competitive in the admission process.
English/Speech 4 Years
Mathematics (Algebra and higher ) 3 Years
Science 3 Years
Social Science 3 Years
Additional Academic Electives 4 Years