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Charge – UCM Admissions and Financial Aid Subcommittee


Charge – UCM Admissions and Financial Aid Subcommittee



The Admissions and Financial Aid Subcommittee (AFAS) of the Undergraduate Council (UGC) consists of at least three members of the Merced Division of the Academic Senate and one student member appointed by the Associated Students of UC Merced (ASUCM). Senate membership should include at least one representative from each school, with a minimum of two who also serve on the UGC. Senate members of the Subcommittee who are not affiliated to UGC are appointed by the Committee on Committees. The Merced Representative to the Systemwide Board on Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS) serves as Chair of the Admissions Subcommittee. The Vice Chair of the Subcommittee will normally succeed to the position of Chair the following year. The Senate faculty are voting members of the Subcommittee.  The Director of Admissions, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (or designee) and the Director of Financial Aid (or designee) are ex officio non-voting members of the Subcommittee. Members serve a one-year term beginning the first day of Fall semester.



The Admissions and Financial Aid Subcommittee:

  • Considers matters related to admissions such as eligibility requirements, enrollment, financial aid, relations with schools, and sets campus admissions policy;
  • Considers the weighting of academic and non-academic criteria for the admissions process and appeals to eligibility, admissions, and financial aid decisions;
  • Determines criteria for undergraduate admissions;
  • Advises the Undergraduate Council, the Merced Division and the administration regarding policy and practices related to admissions, access, enrollment, and outreach;
  • Requests the development of and analyzes institutional data needed to fully inform decisions;
  • Maintains liaison with the Campus Enrollment Management Council and administrative units which implement and manage admissions-related policies;
  • Reports at least monthly to the Undergraduate Council on matters under consideration.



A vote requires a minimum of two senate faculty members. In the absence of a quorum the Subcommittee may discuss business at the meeting, and then vote on action items electronically.


The Subcommittee convenes once a month.



Approved by UGC on March 17, 2016 

Approved by DivCo on March 30, 2016

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