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Academic INFORMATION

Academic Renewal - Academic forgiveness after a period of absence

The academic renewal policy permits undergraduate students who return to Clarion University after a minimum three-year absence the one-time option of having D and E coursework excluded from their grade point average (GPA) calculation. Students enrolled in a bachelor's degree program may have up to 18 semester hours excluded from their GPA calculation. Students enrolled in an associate degree program may have up to nine semester hours excluded from their GPA calculation. These semester hours must have been completed at Clarion University prior to readmission. The courses, grades, and probationary actions will remain on the transcript with an appropriate notation of academic renewal approved.

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 30 hours before receiving a baccalaureate degree. Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 hours before receiving an associate degree. Students may complete a Request for Academic Renewal form upon completion of 12 semester hours after readmission with a minimum semester GPA of 2.00.

Academic Standing

Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 to be in good academic standing.  Students who fall below a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 will be placed on academic probation. Students with an approved AIP (Academic Improvement Plan) who are fulfilling their semester goals will be eligible to continue to register. Students are removed from probation once their cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher. 

Students not meeting the goals under the AIP are subject to a one semester suspension and risk the loss of subsequent financial aid. If a student does not meet the AIP goals, the student can appeal for a revised AIP that must be endorsed by the students advisor and department chair of the students major, with final approval by the Office of Academic Affairs. Only one such appeal is permitted during a students time of programmatic study.  If the appeal is not approved, the student will be suspended for one semester and must have an AIP for subsequent readmission.

Academic Improvement Plan FAQs'

 

Classification Credit Ranges

   Class  Standing    
Credits
Freshman 0-29
Sophomore 30-59
Junior 60-89
Senior 90-120+

 
Final Exam Schedule 

General Education Requirements

General Education Flags

Residency Policy- Information on PA residency for tuition calculations

BOG Policy 1985-03 requires each university to determine the residential classification of all students. Section B of the policy reads: "The universities shall, subject to the provisions of these regulations, determine the residential classification of all students. Students who are domiciled in Pennsylvania shall be assessed the tuition fee applicable to Pennsylvania residents and all other students shall be assessed the tuition fee applicable to non-residents." The policy defines domicile as "the place where one intends to reside permanently or indefinitely and does in fact so reside."

A student's residency classification is initially determined by the admissions office based on information provided by the student during the admissions process. A student may appeal that initial determination to the vice president for Finance and Administration.

The BOG policy also requires students to notify the university when their domicile changes from Pennsylvania to another state. According to the policy, a university may reclassify a student in the event it believes he or she is no longer a Pennsylvania domiciliary. The student may challenge such a determination under the procedures provided in this policy. Involuntary reclassification shall be effective as of the date on which the university determines that the student has changed permanent residences and is no longer a Pennsylvania domiciliary. Students who change domiciles between semesters or terms shall be reclassified the next semester or term of enrollment.

Graduate Students

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Last Updated 6/10/16