Board Policies
Chapter 3 - Educational Policies

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Part 1. Purpose

To recognize veteran status as a factor in evaluating  applicants for admission to graduate and professional programs, in accordance with Minn. Stat. § 197.775.

Part 2. Definitions

Graduate or Professional Programs
Post-baccalaureate educational programs leading to graduate certificate, master’s, specialist, or doctoral degrees offered by Minnesota State universities.

Veteran
A person who is currently serving or has served in the United State armed forces and has been discharged under honorable conditions.

Part 3. Policy

Minnesota State universities shall recognize an applicant's veteran status as a positive factor in determining whether to grant admission to a graduate or professional academic degree program.

Part 4. Annual Report

By January 15 of every year, each Minnesota State university shall submit a report to the system office on the number of veterans who applied for a graduate or professional academic degree program and the number accepted during the previous fiscal year.


Related Documents:

To view the following related statutes, go to the Revisor’s Web site (http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/). You can conduct a search from this site by typing in the statute number.

  • Minn. Stat. § 197.775 Higher Education Fairness

Policy History:

Date of Adoption: 03/19/14
Date of Implementation: 03/19/14
Date of Last Review: 05/22/19

Date & Subject of Amendments:

05/22/19 – Added “graduate certificate” to the Graduate and Professional Programs definition, and added “Annual” to the Part 4 heading.

No additional history.

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