Advising Handbook - General Academic Information
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- 0-25 earned credits - First-year/Freshman
- 26-57 earned credit hours - Sophomore/TSAS second-year
- 58-89 earned credit hours - Junior
- 90+ earned credit hours -Senior
- Reduced Course Load
-11 semester hours or fewer
-More information at http://www.unh.edu/registrar/registration-courses/withdrawal-leave-of-absence.html
- Registration for Credits in Excess of 20
-Must petition College or School Dean
- Procedure and calendar information:
- Add/drop attempts after deadlines must be petitioned. Contact Dean’s office. Fees are assessed.
- Students must fill out a Add/Drop Form (Change of Registration Form) to add and/or drop courses once the semester begins. These forms are available in the Registration Office.
- Tutorial on add/drop: http://www.unh.edu/uacc/add-drop
- The Petition for Variance in Academic Policy form is used to request a variance in academic policy; (e.g., a suspension, an overload, an extension on an incomplete, etc.)
- Discovery Program petitions go to the Discovery Program Committee;
- Writing requirement petitions go to the Writing Committee.
Grading and Withdrawal Policies and Guidelines
|D-||(0.67)||intermediate grade (passing grade)|
|F||(0.00)||failure: academic performance so deficient in quality as to be unacceptable for credit|
- Repeated Courses
- Auditing - A Change of Registration Form (also called “add/drop form”) and instructor’s signature are required.
Withdrawal/Leave of Absense
Requirements for a Second Major
- When two different degrees are involved, student chooses which degree he/she wants and lists that degree's major as first major.
- All degree requirements must be satisfied.
- Courses of the second major can be used toward the Discovery requirements.
- Students must meet the requirements for declaring each major. In addition, students must meet the 2.5 grade-point average requirement for all colleges. If the student's cumulative is below the required 2.5 for second (double) major candidates, the student may petition the dean for an exception.
- 8 credits may overlap between the two majors, with the approval of the major departments.
- A minimum of 128 credits are needed to graduate with a Baccalaureate degree.
- Student must take one designated writing intensive (“WI”) class for each major.
- To earn both a BA and a BS, 160 credits are required to graduate and this usually takes an extra year.
- Must complete both degree requirements (i.e. foreign language if one is B.A)
- Minimum 2.5 grade-point average to declare dual degree.
- Major courses may not be used to complete the Discovery requirements unless normally allowed
- No more than 8 credits used to satisfy one major may be used for the other major in the second degree (if both major departments agree).
- Students must complete one writing intensive course in each major.
- Students can earn more than one B.S. degree, if each degree is in a different field. One must be designated, as in a B.S. in Chemistry. Students cannot earn more than one B.A. degree from any institution or combination of institutions.
- For example: BS & BA: Engineering and Spanish
- BS & BS: B.S. in Chemistry (designated) and B.S., Biology
Student Designed Major (SDM)
- Guidelines are available in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, which is located in Thompson Hall.
- Proposals must be submitted before the middle of the junior year.
Degree Evaluations/Degree Works
- Available to students and advisers in MyUNH/WebCat.
- Evaluations are run at least twice every semester for each student, just before registration and after grade reporting.
- New evaluations are run throughout the semester for students who have academic record changes or who change programs.
- Contact Norma Bazylinski, email@example.com or Susan Sager, firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Graduation and Commencement: http://www.unh.edu/registrar/graduation-diplomas/index.html
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