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GRADUATE CREDITS, GRADES AND LOADS

Grade Requirements

 

A graduate student is considered to be in Academic Good Standing if he or she has a cumulative GPA of 3.0.† A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required for graduation.

 

No more than 3 credit hours with a grade of C or less will count toward fulfillment of the requirements for a masterís degree or for an alternative licensure program.† A student whose cumulative grade point average at the end of the semester or summer session is less than a 3.0 or who has received two grades of C or lower will receive a warning andbe placed on Academic Probation. A student who receives more than 6 credit hours with grades of C or lower in his or her graduate work will be disqualified from the Graduate Division.

 

A student who is disqualified from the Graduate Division may file an Appeal for Readmission for Academic Disqualification from the Graduate Division.† See the WNMU Catalog section ďAppeal Process for Disqualification from the Graduate Division.Ē

 

Graduate Course Load

 

For purposes of verification for graduate assistantships, scholarships, financial aid, and loan deferments, WNMU certifies a studentís enrollment status as to full-time or part-time, according to the guidelines below.†

 

Fall and Spring Semesters

Summer Terms

Status

Credit Hours

Status

Credit Hours

Full Time

9 or more graduate Hours

Full Time

6 or more graduate Hours

Three Qtr. Time

6-8 graduate Hours

Half Time

3 graduate Hours

Half Time

5 graduate Hours

Less than Half Time

2 graduate Hour

Less than Half Time†

1-4 graduate Hours

 

 

 

The graduate student is limited to taking no more than 12 credit hours during each semester of the regular academic year (Fall and Spring Semesters.)† During the Summer Term, the student is limited to no more than 6 credit hours.† Graduate assistants and scholars are limited to between 6 and 12 graduate credit hours during a regular term.

 

Graduate Credit

 

All credits required for degree completion must be earned at WNMU with the exception of the maximum allowed transfer credit amount of 6.†

 

Students who are deficient in certain undergraduate courses in the major field will be expected to remove these deficiencies without graduate credit.† However, when it is apparent that further work in auxiliary subjects may make a substantial contribution to the M.A. and/or M.A.T. graduate program, the student may be allowed to take up to 6 credit hours of courses at the undergraduate 400-level.† Registration for such courses must have the approval of the graduate studentís advisor, the Department Chair/Dean in which the courses are offered, and the Director of the Graduate Division.† The instructor is required to submit to the Director of the Graduate Division an outline of all extra work undertaken by the graduate student to justify graduate credit in a 400-level course. When students register for a course numbered below 500 for graduate credit, they must make certain that the registration form carries official notation of the fact.

 

Graduate Credit Time Limit

 

All graduate credit, including transfer credit, must have been earned within the seven years prior to issuance of the graduate degree unless a Petition for Validation of Courses over Seven Years Old is submitted and approved.

 

Graduate Transfer and Tour Credits

 

A maximum of 6 credit hours of graduate work or tour credit may be accepted for transferand applied toward the masterís degree at WNMU.† Continuing education and extension courses are excluded.† Correspondence work will not be accepted for graduate credit.† The work accepted must be approved by the student's advisor(s) and Department Chair/Dean based upon its appropriateness to the studentís degree plan and must have been earned no more than seven years prior to the issuance of the graduate degree.† No transfer hours will be accepted if a student is completing a 30-hour second masterís degree.

 

 

 

 

 




 

 


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