Responsibilities of Dean of Admissions
Federal Tax Law
A university that discriminates on the basis of race is in danger of losing its tax exempt status. Schools are required to publicize their non-discrimination policy, certify annually, and keep records to show compliance. See Rev. Rul. 71-447, 1971-2 C.B. 230, Rev. Proc. 75-50, 1975 -2 C.B. 587, and Rev. Rul. 75-231, 1975-1 C.B.158. The Dean of Admissions is responsible for keeping records (for three years)to show that scholarship and financial aid are awarded on a racially non-discriminatory basis. The Dean of Admissions is also responsible for keeping for 3 years copies of advertisements/web pages sufficient to indicate when and in what publications CUA advertised for student recruiting.
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of age (minimum or maximum) at private institutions that receive federal financial assistance. The Dean of Admissions is responsible for ensuring there is no age discrimination in admissions.
Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
Summary of the Law:
Regulates the keeping and dissemination of student records at all institutions that receive federal funds or who have students receiving federal funds. Procedures must be in place to allow a student access to student records. Consent must be obtained to release student records to a third party, with certain exceptions contained in the law.
The Dean of Admissions oversees FERPA compliance for all student education records under their purview, as well as applicant records covered by FERPA.
Effective August 14, 2008, as part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, schools are required to readmit students who left in order to join the military. See the NAICU HEA Quick Guide for statutory language and other resources.
Required Action: The Dean of Admissions has the responsibility to coordinate implementation of this new requirement with individual Schools at the University and to suggest any system implementations that need to be in place.
FERPA Q and A