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This Schedule applies to records in all media, unless otherwise specified.

  • Items - a sample listing of items found within a series. Other related records not listed may also be part of a series.
  • Disposition - all dispositions are minimum requirements and include, where applicable, transfer to the custody of the University Archives for appraisal and final disposition.
  • Destruction - takes place in the office. Any record with confidential or sensitive information shall be properly destroyed by shredding or by means to ensure that the records cannot be physically recreated.
  • Original and Reference Copy -original copy (also known as a record copy) is the official authorized copy kept by the office charged with creating or maintaining the record copy. Reference copies (also known as convenience copies) are preserved for the convenience of reference or ease of access.

No destruction of records may take place if litigation or audits are pending or reasonably anticipated or foreseeable.

Refer to prefatory material for additional instructions or contact your university's records officer for clarification.


  • GU248 Advanced Placement
  • GU249 Applications for Admission (Graduate)
  • GU250 Applications for Admission (Undergraduate)
  • GU251 Entrance Examination Reports / Test Scores
  • GU252 Residency Classification Forms
  • GU253 Student Waivers for Rights of Access to Letters of Recommendation

Student - Admissions Records

Series # Series Title Series Description Items Disposition
GU248 Advanced Placement Comply with 20 U.S.C. 1232g. placement tests, test results Enrolled students, destroy 5 years after graduation or separation.
Non-enrolled, destroy 1 year after application period.
GU249 Applications for Admission (Graduate) Comply with 20 U.S.C. 1232g. applications, correspondence, recommendations, transcripts Enrolled student, destroy letters of recommendation 3 years after admission and transfer remaining records to Registrar's Office when accepted.
Non-enrolled, destroy 3 years after application period.
GU250 Applications for Admission (Undergraduate) Comply with 20 U.S.C. 1232g. applications, correspondence, recommendations, transcripts Enrolled students, destroy letters of recommendation 3 years after admission and transfer remaining records to Registrar's Office when accepted.
Non-enrolled, destroy 3 years after application period.
GU251 Entrance Examination Reports / Test Scores Comply with 20 U.S.C. 1232g. ACT, CEEB, GRE, SAT, LSAT, MCAT Enrolled students, destroy 5 years after graduation or separation.
Non-enrolled, destroy 1 year after application period.
GU252 Residency Classification Forms Comply with 20 U.S.C. 1232g. classification forms, change of residency status forms Destroy in office 5 years after graduation or separation and when released from all audits.
GU253 Student Waivers for Rights of Access to Letters of Recommendation Comply with 20 U.S.C. 1232g. Destroy in office when letters of recommendation are destroyed.