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Academic Policies Transition

Academic Policies Transition For Continuing Students

 

Hours Toward Degree

POLICY VWC CURRENT VWC REVISED
Hours to Graduate 120 sem. hrs. 120 sem. hrs. - continuing students prior to F'11;
128 sem. hrs. - new students F'11 forward
Full-time and Rate 12-18 sem. hrs. No change
Normal Course Load 15 sem. hrs./semester 16 sem. hrs./semester
Four Year Graduation Guarantee Annual Credit Minimum 30 sem. hrs./year 32 sem. hrs./year, incl. Winter Session and summers
Credit Hour Threshold for Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors 24-54-85 No change

 

Majors

POLICY VWC CURRENT VWC REVISED
Major Hour Limitation 54/78 64/88
Lead Time for Divisional, Interdivisional, Interdisciplinary, Individualized Majors Min. of 3 semesters No change
Departmental Major 24-42 sem. hrs. in major At least the mimimum sem. hrs. as required in old major
18 sem. hrs. at 300/400-level At least the mimimum sem. hrs. as required in old major
Divisional Major 50 sem. hrs. w/ 30 at 300/400-level Eliminated other than Social Science Divisional major

 

 

Minors

POLICY VWC CURRENT VWC REVISED
Requirements Min. of 18 sem. hrs. w/ 9 at UL No change
Double Dipping with Majors Max. of 8 hr. overlap allowed with major Max. two course (8 sem. hrs.) overlap with major

 

 

Second Degree Requirements

POLICY VWC CURRENT VWC REVISED
2nd VWC degree Min. 30 additional hrs. in residence No change
Min. 24 sem. hrs. UL, min. 18 in major area No change
Min. 150 sem. hrs. No change

 

 

Grading/GPA

POLICY VWC CURRENT VWC REVISED
Grading System 4.0 grading system No change
Major GPA Required for Graduation 2.00 or 2.50 depending on major with 2.00 cumulative GPA No change
Traditional Graded Courses 2/3 hrs. traditional graded for graduation No change

 

 

Course Load Restrictions

POLICY VWC CURRENT VWC REVISED
Freshmen and New Transfers 4 or 5 courses for the first semester 3 or 4 courses for the first semester
AP or less than 2.0 limited to 13 sem. hrs. AP or less than 2.0 limited to 14 sem. hrs.
2.00-2.49 GPA limited to 16 hrs. No change
2.50 or above GPA limited to 18 hrs. No change
Sem hrs. of "I" from previous term (including summer) are considered part of student's academic load. No change

 

 

Honors

POLICY VWC CURRENT VWC REVISED
Dean's List/Honorable Mention List 3.50/3.25-3.49 + add. qualifications No change
Latin Honors 60 sem. hrs. in residence + add. qualifications No change

 

 

Graduation Eligibility

POLICY VWC CURRENT VWC REVISED
Residence Requirement At least the last 30 sem. hrs. + at least 15 sem. hrs. in major area No change
Two Course Rule 2 courses remaining for graduation following spring semester (w/GPA and other stipulations) No change

 

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