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Office of General Counsel Policies & Guidelines

Limitations on Enrollments : 2:03:00:05

Policy/Guideline Area

Academic Policies

Applicable Divisions

TCATs, Community Colleges, Universities

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to establish reasonable limitations on enrollment to Tennessee Board of Regents institutions.

Policy/Guideline

  1. Limitations on Enrollments
    1. It is the policy of the State Board of Regents to provide, on a System-wide basis, a comprehensive program of post-secondary education to all residents of the State of Tennessee and other interested persons from the region and the nation.
    2. However, the State Board of Regents recognizes the need to limit the number of persons who may enroll in certain programs, activities or courses due to:
      1. The need to maintain the quality of an instructional program; or
      2. Limited facilities, finances or other circumstances affecting the feasibility of a program.
    3. On the basis of these premises, the institutions governed by the State Board of Regents are hereby authorized to establish reasonable limitations on the number of persons who may enroll in any or all programs, courses or activities for the reasons herein above stated.
    4. Such limitations on enrollments should be based upon selective criteria or devices appropriate to the program involved which apply equally to all prospective students, provided that preference for admission should be given to students who are residents of the State of Tennessee.

Sources

TBR Meetings, June 30, 1978; September 30, 1983

Contact

Mickey Sheen
615-366-4437
mickey.sheen@tbr.edu