2016-17 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Change in Registration

Program Change

Each student is responsible for the program of study that has been approved by the advisor and submitted to the Graduate School no later than the completion of their first nine semester hours. A change in a student’s program is made only with the approval of their advisor, department chair, and on proper forms filed with the Graduate School.

Adding and Dropping a Graduate Class

The dates for adding and dropping graduate classes are printed in the calendar portion of this catalog and are consistent with the dates for adding and dropping undergraduate classes.

Hardship Withdrawal from a Class

After the drop period, special consideration may be given to hardship cases if recommended as such by the instructor, department/division chairperson, college dean, and the Graduate School Assistant Dean.

Withdrawal from the University

A student who finds it necessary to withdraw from the University before the end of the term must complete a withdrawal form with the Financial Aid Office. A letter must also be addressed to the Graduate School and the advisor stating the reason for withdrawal. Failure to follow the regular procedure will result in the student receiving an “F” in the courses for which he/she was registered. A student is not permitted to withdraw from the University during the last three weeks of a semester or the last two weeks of a summer session except in the case of an extreme emergency.

Auditor

An auditor is one who attends class as a listener without the privilege of participating in the regular class work. An auditor may participate in class activities at the discretion of the instructor. No credit is awarded for an audited class and an auditor may not later establish credit in the class by taking a special examination. A student may change his/her status in a course from “credit” to “audit” up through the final drop date of the term. This must be done on the proper form available at the Registrar’s Office. An auditor must meet admission requirements for the Graduate School. The student must pay one-half of the normal tuition to audit the course.

Transfer of Credit

A student may request to transfer a maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate credit into a program of study, provided that an “A” or “B” was recorded for each course. The hours must have been earned at a regionally accredited institution. Transfer credits will not be accepted if the work was earned more than seven years prior to the date the student expects to complete the graduate degree.

A student must complete a “Request to Transfer Credit to a Degree Program” form. The transfer of credit must be recommended by the student’s advisor and chairperson, and approved by the Graduate School Assistant Dean. Transfer work is not used in the calculation of cumulative grade point average.