Academic Policies & Procedures Myth Busters Megan Coulter,

Academic Policies & Procedures Myth Busters Megan Coulter,

Academic Policies & Procedures Myth Busters Megan Coulter, Associate Registrar April 26, 2016 Radford Advising Conference CATALOG catalog.radford.edu

Radford Advising Conference WITHDRAWALS, REFUNDS, CENSUS DATE Myth: Students can withdraw from a course through the MyRU Portal. Policy: Withdrawal forms

required Busted Radford Advising Conference WITHDRAWALS, REFUNDS, CENSUS DATE Under Academic PoliciesWithdrawal Procedures Radford Advising Conference

WITHDRAWALS, REFUNDS, CENSUS DATE Under Academic PoliciesWithdrawal Procedures Radford Advising Conference WITHDRAWALS, REFUNDS, CENSUS DATE Myth:

Students expect tuition refunds for class withdrawals by census. Partially busted. Exceptions: part-time students, overloads, classes with built-in fees Radford Advising Conference WITHDRAWALS, REFUNDS, CENSUS DATE

Under Fees and Financial Aid Radford Advising Conference WITHDRAWALS, REFUNDS, CENSUS DATE Under Academic PoliciesWithdrawal Procedures Radford Advising Conference

WITHDRAWALS, REFUNDS, CENSUS DATE Under Academic PoliciesWithdrawal Procedures Radford Advising Conference READMISSION Myth: Undergraduate students who sat out a semester (for various reasons)

think they can automatically register for next semester classes. Busted Radford Advising READMISSION Under Academic PoliciesReadmission

Radford Advising READMISSION Under Academic PoliciesReadmission Radford Advising READMISSION Under Academic PoliciesReadmission

Radford Advising READMISSION Under Academic PoliciesReadmissionAcademic Renewal Policy Radford Advising

SUSPENSION & PROBATION Probation: Less than 2.0 cumulative GPA not subject to suspension or dismissal Suspension: New Students: Full-time, below 1.00

Continuing Students: Threshold based on hours attempted and GPA (may attend Wintermester or Summer) Hours Attempted 13-23 24-35 36-47 48 or more

Cumulative GPA Required 1.00 1.50 1.80 2.00 Dismissal: After suspension and readmission, falls below suspension threshold again Radford Advising

SUSPENSION & PROBATION Under Academic PoliciesAcademic Probation and SuspensionAcademic Probation Radford Advising SUSPENSION & PROBATION Under Academic PoliciesAcademic Probation and

SuspensionAcademic SuspensionNew Student Policy Radford Advising SUSPENSION & PROBATION Under Academic PoliciesAcademic Probation and SuspensionAcademic SuspensionContinuing Student Policy

Radford Advising SUSPENSION & PROBATION Under Academic PoliciesAcademic Probation and SuspensionAdditional Information about SuspensionSuspension and Dismissal Radford Advising

SUSPENSION & PROBATION Pre-13 Suspension Policy: Attempted 30 or more hours, must have 2.0 cumulative GPA by the end of the last summer session Radford Advising

SUSPENSION & PROBATION Under Academic PoliciesAcademic Probation and Suspension (Select 2012-2013 or earlier catalog) Radford Advising SUSPENSION & PROBATION Readmits who left not in good

academic standing: 2013 Policy Forward: Regular policy Pre-2013 Policy: Attain half deficit in readmit term, remaining deficit (2.0) by last summer session Academic Renewal Readmits: 2.0 by the time attempted 12 hours Radford Advising

April 26, 2016 SUSPENSION & PROBATION Under Academic PoliciesReadmission Under Academic PoliciesReadmission (Select 20122013 or earlier catalog) Under Academic PoliciesAcademic Renewal Policy

Radford Advising April 26, 2016 REPETITION OF COURSES Myth: Undergraduate students think they have taken enough credit hours and are surprised when they are short

hours for graduation. Depends on the specific situation but often involves classes repeated or retaken. Radford Advising REPETITION OF COURSES **All courses completed and grades earned will remain on the students transcript.**

REPEATS Grade earned in repeat course replaces the original grade (even if it is worse). Think of as excluded or included in GPA calculation. Additional credit hours are not earned unless the previous grade was an F. RETAKES All attempted credit hours and all earned grade points included in GPA calculation.

Additional credit hours are not earned unless the previous grade was an F. Radford Advising REPETITION OF COURSES Under Academic PoliciesRepetition of Courses Radford Advising

REPETITION OF COURSES Under Academic PoliciesRepetition of Courses Radford Advising INCOMPLETE GRADES/GRADE CHANGES

Final grades cannot be changed to incompletes after the term has ended. Registrars Office does not automatically revert Is to Fs until the last day of

classes of the following Fall/Spring term (not necessarily date on the course contract). Faculty needing to correct errors on final grades need to submit grade change form within one year after submission of

Radford Advising INCOMPLETE GRADES/GRADE CHANGES Under Academic PoliciesGrades and Credit Radford Advising

INCOMPLETE GRADES/GRADE CHANGES Under Academic PoliciesGrades and Credit Radford Advising TRANSFER CREDIT

Myth: Student thinks they can take a class at another institution to improve their RU GPA. Students cannot earn transfer credit for a class in which they already have RU credit. Grades do not transfer (not computed in RU GPA) Transfer classes cannot be used as

repeats (repeat policy not applied). Busted Radford Advising TRANSFER CREDIT Under Academic PoliciesGrades and CreditTransfer Credit and also under

AdmissionsTransfer Student Radford Advising HELPFUL REMINDERS Sophomore standing (26 semester hours) is required before registering for 300/400 level classes. Under Courses-Click here for information about

how to read a course description Radford Advising HELPFUL REMINDERS Prerequisite and Test score error General registration error message for most prerequisites (including specific required courses, GPA requirements,

etc.) Under Courses-Select any course to view catalog prerequisites Radford Advising Q&A Megan Coulter: [email protected], x5751

Registrars Office: [email protected], x5271 catalog.radford.edu Radford Advising Conference

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