Eligibility

  1. Must have graduated from an accredited high school at least four (4) calendar years prior to applying for admission into the program;
  2. In the case where a student has passed a high school equivalency examination (GED), admission cannot be granted into the program until at least four (4) calendar years after the student’s high school class graduation;
  3. Must not be enrolled in another baccalaureate degree program; a student may not be enrolled in the RBA Program and another baccalaureate degree program simultaneously. For a student previously admitted into another baccalaureate degree program at Glenville State College, a “Change in Program of Study” form must be completed and processed. Only when this form is approved may the student be considered for admission. The same procedure would apply for a student who wants to transfer from the RBA Program into another baccalaureate degree program. A student may, however, be in the RBA Program and an associate degree program simultaneously.
  4. May not be admitted and/or retained in the RBA Program at more than one college or university, and;
  5. May not be admitted into the program if the student already possesses a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. If a potential RBA student satisfies the above stated eligibility requirements, the student may request admission into the program. The decision to enter the program and pursue the requirements should be made with sincere consideration to career goals and objectives. A student will be expected to make progress annually toward the degree until all requirements have been satisfied for graduation. Admission requirements and retention requirements for the RBA Degree student will follow the same policies and procedures as all other students as identified in the Glenville State College catalog. The admission application procedure involves the completion and submission of the following documents and forms to the Coordinator’s Office of the RBA Program at Glenville State College.

Application for Admission to Glenville State College RBA Program

  1. Provide an official transcript from each and every college and university that a student has attended. An official transcript is defined as the academic record of a student which has the academic record of a student and the imprinted seal of the institution attended and signature of the records office.
  2. High school transcript with graduation date or documentation of successful completion of GED testing if less than 28 semester hours of college credit are transferred.
  3. ACT or SAT Test Scores - You are required to submit test scores if you have graduated from high school less than five (5) years prior to applying for admission. If you have not taken the ACT or SAT examination, you must complete one and have the scores provided to the Coordinator’s Office. A minimum ACT composite of 18 or SAT of 870 is required for admission. If you transfer 28 or more credit hours, no test scores are required.
  4. Change in Program of Study Form if previously attended Glenville State College.
  5. For any student currently under academic suspension, a written request for admission must be made to and approved by the Academic Affairs Committee.

Upon receipt of all of the above mentioned documents and forms, a student’s application will be processed. The most common delay in processing an admission request is caused by official transcripts not being provided by a student for each and every college/university attended.

The admission request process involves a review and analysis of documents and records submitted. Basically, previous college and university course work is listed by academic area and level and compared with the minimum degree requirements. This allows an analysis of a student’s current status compared to minimum degree requirements; thus, the remaining requirements may be determined.

A student is provided with a copy of this Status Report, which identifies the necessary requirements for degree completion. In general, a student may utilize one or more of the following methods: (1) enrollment and successful completion of courses from an accredited college or university; (2) successful completion of examinations such as CLEP; and/or (3) submitting an appropriate portfolio and documents requesting college equivalent credits for life experiences.

The Coordinator of the RBA Program at Glenville State College will serve as your academic advisor throughout your program. It is highly recommended that each RBA Degree student keep the Coordinator informed regarding course registration, course grade reports, plans and progress toward the degree requirements each semester.