OTHER ACADEMIC POLICIES
Students who believe that an academic injustice
has occurred should try to resolve the problem at the lowest appropriate
level of authority. If the problem is not resolved at this level, the case
should be presented to progressively higher levels of authority for further
consideration. The levels of authority, from lowest to highest, are individual
faculty member, department chairperson and/or department grievance committee,
school dean and lastly, the provost and vice president for academic affairs.
If the student believes an academic injustice
has been committed by an administrator (e.g., the registrar or director
of academic advisement), the levels of authority are the administrator,
the associate provost for academic administration and lastly, the provost
and vice president for academic affairs.
Class standing is based on total credits
earned, including those transferred from other colleges and earned through
advanced standing programs such as CLEP, as follows:
|90 or more
Students are expected to attend all their
classes and to accept full responsibility for a decision to miss a class
without official authorization.
Authorized absences are granted for reasons
Official authorization may be obtained from
the registrarís office, Lyle Hall. For participation in educational activities
or athletic contests, students must apply for authorized absence and arrange
to make up work before the missed class.
death in the family,
participation in outside-of-the-classroom
educational activities, and
participation in University-sponsored activities
or programs including intercollegiate athletic contests.
Each instructor will establish his/her
own grading policy based on classroom participation, homework, unannounced
quizzes, etc. This policy shall be clearly stated in writing at the beginning
of the course.
Students who miss class for an officially
authorized reason are entitled to make up work at the convenience of the
instructor. Students who miss a class without official authorization may
make up work at the discretion of the instructor. Students are solely responsible
for materials presented, assignments made, and tests given in regularly
COURSE NUMBER SYSTEM
Millersville University uses the following
course numbering system:
The following course numbers are reserved:
000-099 Pre-college developmental courses
100-199 Courses primarily designed for freshmen
200-299 Courses primarily designed for sophomores
300-399 Courses primarily designed for juniors
400-499 Courses primarily designed for seniors
500-599 First level graduate courses (these
courses may be taken by advanced undergraduates but may not be required
of an undergraduate student).
600- Graduate level courses
200, 300, 400, 500 Cooperative Education experiences
179, 279, 379, 479 Experimental courses
489 Honors courses
498 Independent study
499 Departmental honors
A student is eligible for the Deanís List
after a given semester if he or she has:
earned a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher, and
attempted at least 12 credits of course work,
excluding those courses not used to compute the GPA.
Students who have earned consistently superior
grades in their course work are recognized for their achievements at graduation
with the designation of graduation honors. The studentís diploma and University
record carry the appropriate honors designation:
Graduation Honors for Transfer Students.
To qualify for graduation honors, transfer students must:
Cum laude for a cumulative GPA between
3.35 and 3.64
Magna cum laude for a cumulative GPA
between 3.65 and 3.94
Summa cum laude for a cumulative GPA
between 3.95 and 4.00
Graduation Honors for Candidates for a
Second Baccalaureate Degree. To qualify for graduation honors, second
degree students must earn an honors average in work in the second degree
program. The entire previous academic record is combined with second degree
credits and grade points when determining graduation honors.
Earn an honors average in work done at Millersville,
Complete at least 30 credits with grades A
through D- at Millersville, and
Earn a combined honors average in all work
done at Millersville and in accepted transfer credit courses.
Graduation Honors for Associate Degree
Candidates. To qualify for the designation "with honors" on their diploma
and University record, associate degree candidates must:
Millersville credits and grade points are
combined with accepted transfer credits and grade points when determining
Earn a GPA of 3.50 or higher in work done
at Millersville, and
Complete at least 30 credits with grades A
through D- at Millersville.