Academic Policies

Adjusting Course Schedules

If you have any questions or concerns about adjusting your schedule, consult your academic advisor. He or she will help you choose the right classes to meet the Board of Regents (BOR) and institution core requirements. Remember that you must have at least 12 credits to be considered a full-time student. Dropping below 12 credits may affect your financial aid, scholarship eligibility, and possibly health insurance coverage. Students may only request class schedule changes during the scheduled drop/add period indicated in the academic calendar.

Auditing a Course

All students are permitted to audit college courses without credit. Students interested only in personal gain and not interested in college credit may want to consider the audit option. Auditing allows you to fully participate in the course (attending class and taking exams) without receiving a letter grade for the course. However, tuition is assessed and course prerequisites are imposed for all audited classes. Students who audit a course will receive an AU (audit) on their transcript.

Classification of Students

Classification is determined by the number of credit hours the student has earned.

  • Freshman
    • Fewer than 32 credits
  • Sophomore
    • 32-63 credits
  • Junior
    • 64-95 credits
  • Senior
    • 96+ credits

Minimum Progression Standards

Minimum progression standards and related actions are based on the student's cumulative grade point average and system term grade point average.

  • A student with a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or better is considered to be in good academic standing.
  • If a student's cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 in any academic term (i.e. fall, spring, summer), the student is placed on academic probation the following term.
  • While on academic probation, the student must earn a system term grade point average of 2.0 or better.
  • When a student on academic probation achieves a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better, the student is returned to good academic standing.
  • A student on academic probation who fails to maintain a system term grade point average of 2.0 or better is placed on academic suspension for a minimum period of two academic terms.
  • Students on academic suspension will not be allowed to register for any coursework at any Regental university except when an appeal has been approved by the Regental university from which the student is pursuing a degree.  An approved appeal granted by one Regental university will be honored by all Regental universities.
  • Only academic suspension will be entered on the student's transcript.  Academic probation will be noted in the internal academic record only.

Pre-General Education Requirements

Based on an entering students' Enhanced ACT score or their ACT COMPASS examination, students may be required to take pre-general education courses. Pre-general education courses include ENGL 033, LART 110, MATH 021 and MATH 101.

Students placed in pre-general education courses must enroll in and complete the courses within the first 30 regental credit hours attempted. If a student does not complete the pre-general education course(s) within the first 30 regental credit hours attempted, a registration hold is placed on the student's record. During the next 12 credit hours attempted, the student must enroll in and complete the pre-general education course(s).

If the pre-general education course(s) is not completed within the first 42 regental credit hours attempted, the only course(s) in which a student may enroll is the pre-general education course(s); and the student's status is changed from degree seeking to non-degree seeking.

Repeating a course

Students may repeat any course. All grades for all attempts of a course remain on your transcript, however only the most recent grade for a repeated course will be calculated into your cumulative GPA. Beginning Fall 2003, a student will only be allowed a total of 3 takes for an undergraduate course. The Audit (AU) grade is the only grade that does not count as a take of the course. All other grades, including a withdrawal (W) count as a take of the course.

Last Updated: 7/31/12