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earns quality points on attempted hours during the current probationary semester or two summer terms such that his or her cumulative quality points result in a deficit of no more than 5 quality points from the total quality points required for the retention period and the hours attempted, or
is readmitted by the Readmission Appeals Committee following submission of an appeal to that committee.
Evidence of participation in the intervention program prescribed by the academic unit to which the student is assigned or by the Academic Support Center in the Office of Undergraduate Studies is considered.
Appeals of Suspension
Only students who have completed the required intervention strategies are eligible to appeal for exception to suspension.
or appeal in writing Readmission Appeals Committee. The appeal form or letter must be received in the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 p.m. according to the following schedule.
Appeals for fall semester: Examination day of the second summer term
Appeals for spring semester: Last day for examinations for fall semester
The appeal should contain the following:
dation of peror medical problems; , where available,
Continuing students who have served a portion of their suspension and who wish exemption from the remainder may submit a letter of appeal. This letter must be received according to the deadlines stated in the previous paragraph. The Readmission Appeals Committee normally will not approve appeals from ineligible students unless they are based on personal or family problems of an extreme nature or on evidence of substantial academic improvement.
Readmission Following Suspension
of one semester or GPA or two summer terms, has a total quality point deficit of 5 or fewer for the retention period and hours attempted, .
GPA or she cumulative GPA of or two summer terms, has a total quality point deficit of 5 or fewer for the retention period and hours attempted, .
remove academic deficiencies only by ing Quality points do not transfer.
Any student not nrolled on the main campus of the university must apply for readmission. rO
Students who have been enrolled at another college or university since their last enrollment at East Carolina University must submitO official transcripts indicating that a minimum cumulative C average (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) has been earned on all transferable courses attempted. In order to ensure processing, applicants should submit readmission applications Transfer credit will be evaluated in accordance with established university policy. (See Transfer Credit.)
Special Readmission (Forgiveness) Policy
East Carolina University students who have been out of school for a minimum of three consecutive academic years (summer sessions excluded) may request special readmission. Such requests must be submitted in writing according to application deadline dates as specified above.
Students who have been enrolled at another college or university since their last enrollment at East Carolina University must submitOofficial transcripts
itransferableNo transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at any institution of higher education during the initial three consecutive academic years. For courses taken in subsequent years, only those in which the student received a grade of C or better will be accepted for transfer credit at ECU. The sole exception is that students may attend ECU during summer sessions for credit.
Subsequent GPAs of students readmitted under this policy will be computed without inclusion of previous course work in which a grade below C was received; credit toward graduation will not be allowed for such course work. However, this work will be included in calculations for consideration for honors.
A student may be readmitted under the Forgiveness Policy only one time. Those readmitted under this policy are on academic probation for the first 19 s.h. of attempted course work. At the end of the term in which the nineteenth semester hour is attempted, a minimum cumulative C average must have been earned at East Carolina University since readmission. Failure to meet this stipulation will result in the student's being ineligible, except for summer school, until such time as the C average is obtained.
Nontraditional Student Readmission
Nontraditional students admitted under the Performance-Based Admission Policy who fail either to meet the GPA requirement or to satisfy the retention stipulations may not continue enrollment at East Carolina University except under the following conditions:
1. Students may attend summer school at East Carolina University to satisfy retention stipulations.
2. Students may be readmitted under the provisions of the Special Readmission (Forgiveness) Policy to resume progress toward satisfying retention stipulations.
3. Students may be readmitted after completing at an accredited college or university 30 s.h. or 45 q.h. of transferable work with a minimum grade of C on all transferable work.
Duplicate credit will not be granted under any circumstances. In all cases the stipulations specified at the time of initial admission must be satisfied.
CLASS ATTENDANCE REGULATIONS
Students are expected to attend punctually all lecture and laboratory sessions and field experiences in the courses for which they are registered
Each instructor shall determine the class attendance policy that is felt to be best for the particular course.
The Student Health Service does not issue official written excuses for illness or injury except in the case of a final examination when a grade of incomplete (I) is recommended. Upon request, however, the Student Health Service will confirm that the student has received medical care. If a faculty member needs additional information regarding the nature and/or scope of an illness or injury, the student must authorize the release of the information by signing a release of information form in the Student Health Service.
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POLICY ON POSTING GRADES
As soon as they are determined at the end of each semester or summer term, grades are posted electronically and a report of grades is sent to the student at his or her permanent home address. Students may also secure their grades via the automated voice response system (252-328-2149) and via the World Wide Web, using their pin numbers. Questions about final examination grades should be directed to the instructor who determined the grade.
CHANGE OF GRADE
A change in grade, other than I (incomplete), for any reason, must be made within one year from the date the original grade was received.
A student wishing to contest a course grade should first attempt to resolve the matter with the instructor who determined the grade. The student may appeal the instructors decision by submitting a written appeal to the instructors departmental chairperson or dean not later than the last day for undergraduate students to drop semester-length courses during the next regular semester. The instructors departmental chairperson or dean, as appropriate, shall review the students request with the faculty member and either concur with the grade or request that the faculty member reassess the grade. The final decision shall rest with the faculty member responsible for the course grade.
CHANCELLOR'S LIST, DEAN'S LIST, AND HONOR ROLL
The Chancellor's List is composed of the names of all full-time undergraduates who make four grade (quality) points per credit hour on all work taken with no incomplete grades.
The Dean's List is composed of the names of all full-time undergraduates who make at least three and one-half grade (quality) points per credit houron all work taken with no grade below C and no incomplete grades.
The Honor Roll is composed of the names of full-time undergraduates who make at least three grade (quality) points per credit hour on all work taken with no grade below C and no incomplete grades.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
Every student should confer with his or her e administrator or designeeabout program and degree requirementssessO and complete the application for graduation on a form that is available in the Office of the Registrar, departmental offices, and the cashier's office, and on the World Wide Web. The diploma fee must accompany the application
All requirements must be met by the official graduation date of East Carolina University. A student may expect to be allowed to obtain a degree in accordance with the requirements set forth in the regulations in force when he or she enters the university or under subsequent regulations published while he or she is a student. However, a student is restricted in choice to the requirements of one specific catalog. Undergraduate students who enter the university under the regulations of a catalog have a period of five years, inclusive and continuous, in which to claim the that catalog.
Any student who receives a degree from East Carolina University must complete minimum of 30 s.h. and at least one-half of the total hours required in the major discipline. The required resident study does not need to be accomplished in consecutive semesters. One-half of the minimum semester hours required in the student's program must be earned at a senior college.
First-year students enrolling at East Carolina University in (or after) the fall of 1993 and transfer students enrolling in (or after) the fall of 1995 must fulfill the writing across the curriculum requirement prior to graduation. To do so, each student must complete a minimum of 12 s.h. of writing intensive courses, including ENGL 1100, 1200; at least 3 s.h. of writing intensive course(s) in the major; and any other writing intensive course(s) of the student's choice. Writing intensive courses/sections are identified each semester in the course schedule book and will be designated WI on the student's transcript. If a writing course (a course whose primary content is writing according to its course title and description) is accepted in transfer by number and credit hour for a writing-intensive course at East Carolina University (e.g., ENGL 3880, ITEC 3290, etc.), the transferred credit hours will count as writing intensive for ECU degree requirements.
Each academic unit will ensure that its majors complete at least one course which exposes them to cultural diversity. Courses which meet this requirement will be designated by the respective unit.
In order to graduate, all students must have earned a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.0. If a student completes required courses in his or her major and takes other courses in that field as electives, these additional courses, as well as cognate courses, will also be counted in computing the major GPA. Grades made on courses taken at other colleges and universities will not be considered except in the calculation of graduation with honors, but official transcripts must be on file in the Office of the Registrar.
DOUBLE OR SECOND MAJOR
Students desiring a second major will be advised in the department offering the primary major. However, the chairperson or dean of the unit offering the second major also must review the requirements for the second major and sign the senior summary sheet.
If the primary major is part of a non-BA degree program and the second major is identified in the curriculum for the BA degree, neither additional general education requirements for the BA degree nor a foreign language requirement will apply. Courses taken to meet general education requirements may be used to satisfy requirements for a second major or a minor, but not a primary major. All second degree students will be required to complete at least 3 s.h. of writing intensive course work in the major; double major students, however, are not required to complete additional WI course work.
SCHOLASTIC REQUIREMENTS FOR A SECOND UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE
To satisfy the requirements for a second baccalaureate degree at East Carolina University, a student must complete a minimum of an additional 30 s.h. through regular class attendance after satisfying requirements for the first degree, and he or she must also satisfy the requirements of a major other than the major declared for the first baccalaureate. Se. A student may choose to earn simultaneously two degrees (e.g., BA and BS or BS and BFA, etc.). General education requirements for one degree may be used to satisfy the general education requirements for the second degree. However, all other degree requirements, including a foreign language, must be met. Students who wish to satisfy the requirements for a BS degree in teacher education may use the same major that they declared for the first baccalaureate provided that the
The student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. Inhe GPA, only attempted hours toward the second degree will be counted. Grade points earned in the first degree will not apply scholastic eligibility while a student is enrolled for a second degree.
All second degree students will be required to complete at least 3 s.h. of writing intensive course work in the major.
GREES WITH DISTINCTION
Based on all work attempted, three degrees with distinction are granted to graduating undergraduate students as follows:
"Summa Cum Laude" for a cumulative average of 3.90
"Magna Cum Laude" for a cumulative average of 3.60
"Cum Laude" for a cumulative average of 3.50.
Degrees with distinction are granted to transfer students under the following conditions.
1. The student must complete at at least one-half the minimum number of hours required for the degree.
2. The student must have the required average on all work taken at this university.
3. The student must have a cumulative average that meets the requirements for the appropriate degree with distinction on all work attempted (all ECU and transfer work).
Second undergraduate degrees with distinction are awarded under the following conditions.
1. The student must complete a minimum of 30 s.h. at 2. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on course work for the second degree and a cumulative average that meets the requirement for the degree with distinction on all course work attempted for the first degree as well as for the second degree.
NOTE: Ds and Fs on transferable work are included in the calculation of honors.
CHANGE OF NAME AND ADDRESS
It is the obligation of every student to notify the Office of the Registrar of any change in name or address. Failure to do so can cause serious delay in
TRANSCRIPTS OF RECORDS
Requests for transcripts of a student's record should be addressed to the Office of the Registrar. For each copy, there is a fee of $3. A transcript will not be issued for a student who is financially indebted to the university.
PRIVACY OF STUDENT EDUCATIONAL RECORDS POLICY
The university policy for the administration of student educational records is in accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as the Buckley Amendment or FERPA. This policy provides that the student has a right of access to student educational records maintained by the university or any department or unit within the university. The policy also protects the confidentiality of personally identifiable information in student records. A copy of the university policy dealing with the privacy of student educational records is maintained in each professional school and academic department within the university. Each member of the faculty should be thoroughly familiar with this policy and comply with its provisions.
ACCESS TO STUDENT EDUCATIONAL RECORDS
In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, it is the policy of the university that students have the following rights in regard to official educational records maintained by the university.
1. Each student has the right to inspect and review any and all official educational records, files, and data maintained by the university and directly related to the student and not related to other students.
2. The university will comply with the request from a student to review his or her records within a reasonable time, but in any event not more than forty-five days after the request is made. Any inquiry pertaining to student records should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.
3. A student who believes that his or her educational records contain inaccuracies or misleading information or that his or her right of privacy is violated on the basis of information contained in such records has the right to a hearing to challenge such information and to have it removed from his or her record or to include in the record his or her own statement of explanation. Any complaint pertaining to student records should be made directly to the Office of the University Attorney, telephone 252-328-6940.
4. The university will not release any information from student records to anyone (except those agencies noted in item 5., below) without the prior written consent of the student. The consent must specify the records or information to be released, the reasons for the release, and the identity of the recipient of the records.
5. Information from the student's records may be released without the written consent of the student in the following situations:
a. in compliance with a court order or subpoena provided the student is notified of all such orders or subpoenas in advance of compliance by the university;
b. requests from the staff or faculty of the university who have a legitimate educational interest in the information;
c. requests from other departments or educational agencies who have legitimate educational interest in the information;
d. requests from officials of other colleges or universities at which the student intends to enroll provided the student is furnished with a copy, if he or she so desires, so that he or she may have an opportunity to challenge the contents of the record;
e. requests from authorized representatives of the US Comptroller General or the administrative head of a federal educational agency in connection with an order or evaluation of federally supported educational programs;
f. requests in connection with a student's application for receipt of financial aid;
g. requests from parents of a dependent student as defined in Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954; or
h. requests from appropriate persons in connection with an emergency if the knowledge of such information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other persons.
A student has the right to file a complaint at any time with the US Department of Education. However, it is expected that the student normally would exhaust the available administrative remedies for relief according to the university grievance procedures before filing such a complaint.
RELEASE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION
The university routinely makes available in an annually updated printed directory and in an on-line directory certain information about its students. This policy is for the convenience of students, parents, other members of the university community, and the general public. In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the university will continue this policy of releasing directory information, such information being defined by the act as some or all of the following categories: the student's name, address (including e-mail address), telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institute attended by the student. If any student does not wish any or all of this directory information released without prior consent, the student must notify the Office of the Registrar in writing within seven days after registration day of the current term of enrollment.
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