Enrollment Status and Academic Standing

enrollment statusFULL-TIME STATUS

(required for most financial aid and scholarships): 

Graduate Assistant: Six hours minimum 

All Others: Nine hours minimum 

GRADES AND ACADEMIC STANDING 

GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING 3.0 average 

SECOND GRADE OF C Review by the Director of Graduate Studies and Chair of the Department of English 

THIRD GRADE OF C Termination from program; reacceptance conditional upon appeal to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

GRADE OF F Termination from program; reacceptance conditional upon appeal to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

INCOMPLETE (X) In exceptional circumstances and with the permission of the instructor of record in a course and the Chair of the Department of English, a student may take an incomplete. He or she receives a grade of X for the term. The student must complete the requirements for the course by the end of the next long semester; otherwise, the grade of X will be changed automatically to an F, imperiling the student’s academic status. (Both summer sessions are considered the equivalent of one long semester.) A student in a thesis course (ENGL 6098 or ENGL 6099) may not take an incomplete. 

GRADES OF CREDIT (CR) AND NO CREDIT (NCA thesis student who successfully completes ENGL 6098 (Thesis I) or ENGL 6099 (Thesis II) receives a grade of CR (Credit) for the course and three credits; the grade does not affect the student’s graduate GPA mathematically. A student who does not complete the requirements for ENGL 6098 receives a grade of NC (No Credit); this grade does not affect the student’s graduate GPA mathematically, but the student may not continue on to ENGL 6099 until she or he passes the Thesis I course. 

COURSE IN PROGRESS (IP) A thesis student who does not complete ENGL 6099 (Thesis II) in a given term receives an IP (In Progress) and continues to enroll in the course until completing the thesis, at which time she or he is awarded a final grade of CR (Credit) and the remaining three credits for the six-hour thesis; this grade does not affect the student’s graduate GPA. A student must enroll continuously in ENGL 6099 every long term until the project is completed. (Both summer sessions are considered the equivalent of one long semester.) A student who drops out and then later resumes the course must pay back-tuition for any missed terms. 


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