Policies and Rules for Undergraduate Students

NOTE: The Policies and Rules for Undergraduate Students index has been revised to improve navigation. Similar items are now grouped together. If you experience difficulty in locating a policy, please contact the Senate Office at 814-863-0221.

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These policies and rules are published for the guidance of students and faculty and apply specifically to undergraduate students of The Pennsylvania State University.

Procedural details may differ among the several campuses and other locations. Academic policies and procedures for graduate students can be found in the Graduate Degree Programs Bulletin.

Principles of Student Participation in Academic Affairs

Increased student involvement in academic affairs also will yield desirable benefits for the University, both as an institution and as an academic community.

Academic Policies and Procedures for Undergraduate Students

These academic policies and procedures apply to all undergraduate students enrolled in or seeking admission to credit courses and are published for students, faculty, and staff, all of whom are held responsible for reading and adhering to these policies and procedures.

02-00 Classification of Undergraduate Students

Students are classified according to the degree they seek, the number of credits successfully completed, GPA achieved, grade point deficiency, and the number or requirements fulfilled. In order to be eligible for certain financial aid, students are required to complete 26 credits with grades of D or better, each year to maintain 'satisfactory academic progress.'

05-00 and 06-00 Degree Candidates

06-20 Articulation Agreements

10-00 Provisional Students

12-00 Admission Of A Provisional Student As A Degree Candidate

14-00 Nondegree Students

16-00 Degree Candidate Or Provisional Student To Nondegree Student

18-00 Admission Of Nondegree Student As Degree Candidate

20-00 Resolution of Classroom Problems

32-00 Advising Policy

34-00 Course Scheduling

37-00 Entrance To A College Or Major

39-00 Division Of Undergraduate Studies

42-00 Acquisition Of Credit

43-00 Syllabus

44-00 Examinations

47-00, 48-00, and 49-00 Grades

51-00 Grade-Point Average

54-00 Academic Warning, Drop Action, And Reinstatement

56-00 Withdrawal And Leave Of Absence

58-00 Re-enrollment As A Degree Candidate

59-00 Requirements For The Minor

60-00 Completing More Than One Undergraduate Program (Concurrent Majors and Sequential Majors)

63-00 Scholarships

65-00 Schreyer Honors College

67-00 Athletic Competition

82-00 and 83-00 Degree Requirements

86-00 Candidates' Responsibilities And Options

88-00 Distinction And Honors

Appendix A.1 General Education (Baccalaureate Degree)

Appendix A.2 General Education (Associate Degree)

Appendix B Bachelor Of Arts Requirements

Appendix D Academic Conditions For Veterans Benefits And Receipt Of Financial Aid


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