What is a Limited Access Program?
A limited access program utilizes selective admission to limit program enrollment. Limited access status is justified where student demand exceeds available resources (student/faculty ratios, instructional facilities, equipment, or specific accrediting requirements). Criteria for selective admission include indicators of ability, performance, creativity, or talent to complete required work within the program. Admission to such programs is governed by the Articulation Agreement and by the State Board of Education administrative rules.
For a number of degree programs, access is limited at the upper-division level to those students meeting certain additional criteria. These additional criteria are applied equally to AA degree transfers from Florida public community/junior colleges, AA degree transfers from other state universities in Florida, and rising juniors at The Florida State University.
Occasionally a department will request and receive permission to suspend its limited access program. Realize that as a result of an August 2012 decision, the FL Board of Governors (BOG) does not recognize FSU's internal suspensions, and consequently, a suspended department must continue to report based upon its current admissions criteria and activity. The BOG states that a program is limited access or it is not; the only way to avoid reporting is to apply through the appropriate FSU channel for removal of limited access program status. Ultimately, the request must be approved by the BOG.
Reporting is required under Florida Board of Governors' Regulation 8.013.
- Questions concerning Limited Access Programs should be directed to Lazaro Verdias.
- Technical questions/problems about the electronic file(s) or this web site should be directed to Matthew Earhart.
Reporting Due Dates & Guidelines
Each department providing limited access program data to the Office of Institutional Research must report by the due dates listed below. This will enable IR to prepare and submit its required university-wide report to the Florida Board of Governors on a timely basis.
Reports are required each term, with the following due dates for 2016-2017.
||August 19, 2016
||October 21, 2016
||March 3, 2017
Please use the following guidelines for reporting:
- Any action which takes place within a term should be regarded as an application for the succeeding term, not the present one
- Any limited access program application which takes place by enrolled students within a term should be reported as an action for the next term because the application (for a limited access program) will not change the status of the student relative to the current term
- If you have no admissions activity for a given term, you must report 'No Activity' by sending an e-mail to Lazaro Verdias in IR. Be sure to include the Term & CIP Code(s) for which you are reporting no activity within the body of the message. Additionally, please make certain your name is clearly identified in your return e-mail address or in the body of the e-mail message.