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ADMISSION

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for admission to the Leadership and Organizational Management degree program, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum of 48 SH of transferable credit from accredited technical, community, or four-year institutions (no more than 80)
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) or DSST (formerly Defense Activity for Nontraditional Students or DANTES) testing is also an alternative to obtain credit
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Current employment or involvement with an organization that enhances the learning outcomes of the program
  • Submit a writing sample for evaluation
  • Twenty-five years of age (waived for students accepted under TSCT articulation agreement)

Students applying to the Aviation concentration of the LOM must satisfy the following requirements:

  • LOM with Aviation Concentration applicants may transfer credits from other schools or colleges, which includes up to 30 semester hours for aviation certificates or ratings earned through qualified Part 141 schools.*
  • Credit (up to 30 hours) may be transferred from accredited technical, community, or four-year institutions. A portfolio that documents professional schools and training in addition to life learning experiences may be submitted to EMU faculty for evaluation and awarding of semester hour credit (up to 20 hours)
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) or DSST (formerly Defense Activity for Nontraditional Students or DANTES) testing is also an alternative to obtain credit
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above for applicants who have completed a minimum of 20 semester hours of college-level coursework. If that minimum has not been met, applicants may demonstrate a high school diploma with 2.6 GPA or GED equivalency and SAT (980 combined score) or ACT (19 composite score)
  • Current employment or regular volunteer role (internship, volunteer, or mentee) with an organization that enhances the learning outcomes of the program
  • Submission of a satisfactory writing sample
  • Admissions interview
  • Prerequisites: Class 2 or higher FAA Medical Certificate and proof of U.S. citizenship. EMU will verify citizenship with an original birth certificate and a current driver’s license or a current passport

* Private licensure may be transferred. Commercial and Instrument training must be from a Part 141 Collegiate Aviation Program with a letter of authorization from the FAA to have the reduced ATP hour minimum.

Technical Credit Transfer Policy for LOM program:

Technical credits may be accepted in transfer from associate degree or diploma granting institutions accredited by accreditation agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This includes regional accrediting agencies (e.g., Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Middle States Commission on Higher Education) and national accrediting agencies (e.g., Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), Council of Occupational Education (COE)) when the technical credits for transfer have been earned as part of a conferred associate’s degree or diploma.

ADMISSION PROCESS

Submit the following items:

  • Online application (no application fee)
  • Official transcripts from all accredited technical schools, colleges or universities that you have attended
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Admission interview for Aviation concentration applicants only
  • Reservation deposit of $100.00

 ADMISSION STATUS

After EMU receives the application form and assessment of credit earning, students will be given an evaluation of all educational transcripts submitted, an evaluation of the writing sample and an assessment of the credit earning possibilities represented by their list of professional and personal learning experience.  When the admission requirements are satisfied, they will be reviewed by an Admissions Committee. Once approval by the Admissions Committee is attained, students will receive a letter of admission to the program. Admission status will be in one of the following categories: unconditional admission or conditional admission.  Unconditional admission indicates that the student has met all of the admission requirements.

 CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

The student granted conditional admission is one who has minimal entry deficiencies but has submitted an acceptable specific educational plan for removing those deficiencies by the end of semester one.  The Admissions Committee will review the educational plan and judge it acceptable or not acceptable. The LOM Academic Advisor will monitor conditional students and change their conditional status to unconditional admission when the plan has been completed.

Method for following the students with Conditional Admission due to writing deficiencies identified by the Writing Sample Evaluator:

  1. The admissions counselor will make a list of all the conditional admissions who need a writing tutor. He/she should designate English language learners or writing assistance.  This list should be sent to the academic advisor and the program assistant.
  2. The academic advisor will then make a note to advise the student about tutoring needs and send a list to both the writing tutor and the instructor of the first class in the major.
  3. The tutor will contact the student stating his/her availability to tutor and ask the student to send a list of assignment due dates for the course. The tutor should always copy the instructor of the course when communicating with the student so the instructor knows that the student is using the tutor.
  4. At the end of the five-week course, the tutor will send an evaluation to the advisor stating whether the student needs to continue with a tutor.

ADMINISTERING THE ADMISSIONS POLICY

 The LOM/LOMV Admissions Committee is responsible for administering the admission policies.  Committee members are appointed annually by the provost and include representatives from the LOM department on the main campus and at the Lancaster location.  When the application of a student is complete, the Enrollment Counselor presents the student profile and writing sample evaluation to the Admissions Committee via email.  The Admission Committee reviews the profile and writing sample for each student within one week and gives one of the following response:  approved, conditional (with specific conditions) or not approved (with reasons).