- How long will it take to graduate?
- How much time do I need to study?
- How many credits do I take each semester?
- How would the online degree be reflected on the transcript and diploma?
- Is there a maximum time to completion?
- What is the GPA requirement?
- What is the academic progress policy and how am I affected?
- What happens if you miss a term?
It will depend on your situation. Some of the questions you will need to ask yourself are:
Will you be a full-time student or part-time student?
Will you attend classes fall, spring and summer semesters?
For example, a student with approximately 18 courses left to complete their degree program wants to take two classes a semester and attend all three semesters in a year, including summer session. It will take this student three years. The calculations are as follows:
Eighteen courses divided by 2 courses in a semester equals nine semesters.
Nine semesters divided by three semesters in a year equals three years to complete the degree.
Take the Total courses left
Divided by the number of courses taken in a semester
Equals the number of semesters to complete the degree
Take the "number of semesters to complete the degree"
Divided by the number of semesters taken in a year (1, 2 or 3)
Equals the number of years to complete the degree
Students should expect to need as much time for an online class as would a campus course. Online courses are primarily taught by campus instructors. Students should figure 1 hour per each semester hour per course and an additional 2-3 hours of study time per each hour of class time.
Students can take up to 18 credits each semester. If they wish to take more, they will need an advisorís approval. Students on financial aid will need to take a minimum of 6 credits per semester.
The online degree is not noted as online. It is reflected on the diploma as a Bachelor of Science degree or a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.
2.0 is the GPA requirement for graduation. 2.0 is also the GPA requirement for each term. Contact the admissions office for GPA requirements for admission 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3347.
To maintain satisfactory academic progress students must maintain a GPA of 2.0.
Academic Warning: The first time a studentís end-of-term grades bring the Cum GPA below the required minimum, a warning shall be issued fro the Records Office notifying the student that he or she has been placed on Academic Warning. A notation of ĎAcademic Warningí is added to the studentís permanent record/transcript. Students on Academic Warning are limited to a total of eighteen (18) credits attempted during any term.
Probation: The student on Academic Warning is given another term of enrollment to bring the Cum GPA up to at least the required minimum. Failing that effort, the student is moved from a status of warning to one of Academic Probation. A notation of ĎAcademic Probationí is added to the studentís permanent record/transcript. Students on Academic Probation are limited to a total of eighteen (18) credits attempted during any term.
Suspension: Students who do not meet these guidelines for three consecutive semesters must meet with the chief student affairs officer for a possible one-year suspension. Suspended students must meet with that officer prior to being readmitted.
If you do not register for a term, you will not be penalized. If you are inactive for 1 or more years, you will need to contact the Records office to re-activate your student file.