2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Jun 14, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Calendar for 2014-2015



 

Summer Academic Period 2014
Monday, May 12-Friday, August 1

Late Registration/Academic Advisement for Summer Academic Period 2014:  Monday May 12.
Summer Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar:  August 4.

Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes  Ending Date of Classes
 Term I  Monday, May 12  Friday, June 6
 Term II  Monday, June 9  Thursday, July 3
 Term III  Monday, July 7  Thursday, July 31
 Term IV*  Monday, May 12  Monday, June 23
 Term V*  Monday, June 23  Thursday, July 31
 Term VI  Monday, May 12  Thursday, July 31
 Term VII  Monday, May 12  Friday, August 1

 Summer Academic Period Notes:

  1. Holidays: Memorial Day (May 26), Independence Day (July 4).
  2. Terms IV and V classes are in session unless the University is closed.
  3. *Beginning/Ending Dates for Terms IV and V overlap.
  4. FRESHMEN and TRANSFER Registration date (June 6 and July 11).
  5. ACT Residual June 28.
  6. Terms IV, V, VI and VII students should consult the class schedule for class dates.
  7. Terms IV, V, VI and VII students should consult the registrar’s office and business office concerning drop/add dates and withdrawal from classes.

Days the University offices are closed:  May 26 and July 4, 2014.

 

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

Terms I, II, III

  • Courses dropped after the 1st day of the term incur a drop fee and receive a 100% refund of tuition.
  • Courses dropped after the 3rd class meeting will incur a drop fee and no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added before the 4th class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 4th class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 10th class meeting.

Terms IV and V

  • Courses dropped after the 1st class meeting will receive a 100% refund of tuition.
  • Courses dropped after the 2nd class meeting will incur a drop fee and no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 5th class meeting.

 Terms VI and VII

  • Courses dropped after the 2nd class meeting will incur a drop fee and receive a 100% refund of tuition.
  • Courses dropped after the 3rd class meeting will incur a drop fee and receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 8th class meeting.

A withdrawal is processed when a student ceases attendance before the end of the academic period.

 

Fall Academic Period 2014
Monday, August 11-Friday, December 12

Late Registration/Academic Advisement for Fall Academic Period 2014: August 11 - 15.
Fall Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: December 15.

Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes Ending Date of Classes
 Term I  Monday, August 18  Thursday, December 11
 Term II*  Monday, August 11  Monday, September 22
 Term III*  Monday, September 22  Thursday, October 30
 Term IV*  Wednesday, October 29  Thursday, December 11
 Term V  Monday, August 18  Tuesday October 7
 Term VI  Monday, October 13  Friday, December 5
  Term VII  Monday, August 11  Friday, December 12

Fall Academic Period Notes:

  1. Institutional Workshop:  August 11-13.
  2. Holidays: Labor Day (September 1); Thanksgiving (November 24-28-Term I; University closed 26-28).
  3. Fall Break (Classes not in session for Term I):  October 8-10.
  4. Last day to apply for Graduation:  September 12.
  5. Registration for Spring and Summber academic periods begins:  October 27.
  6. ACT Residual November 8.
  7. Terms II, III, and IV classes are in session unless the University is closed.
  8. *Beginning/Ending Dates for Terms II, III, and IV overlap.
  9. Terms II, III, and IV and Evening students should consult the class schedule for class dates.
  10. Terms II, III, and IV and Evening students should consult the registrar’s office and business office concerning drop/add dates and withdrawal from classes.
  11. Final Exams:  December 8-11 for Term I only.

Days the University offices are closed: September 1, November 26-28, and December 22-26; 31, 2014.

 

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

Terms I and VII

  • Courses dropped after the 2nd day of the term will incur a drop fee and receive a 100% refund of tuition.
  • Courses dropped after August 29 will incur a drop fee and no refund of tuition. Courses added after August 29 may incur additional tuition and fees. See Business Office.
  • Evening courses dropped after the 2nd class meeting will incur a drop fee and 100% refund of tuition.
  • Evening courses dropped after the 3rd class meeting will incur a drop fee and no refund of tuition.
  • Day courses may be added with special permission before August 28 and evening courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be added or changed to audit without permission before August 22 and evening courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before November 4 and evening courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 10th class meeting.


Terms II, III, IV, V, and VI

  • Courses dropped after the 1st class meeting will receive a 100% refund of tuition.
  • Courses dropped after the 2nd class meeting will incur a drop fee and no refund of tuition. 
  • Courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 5th class meeting.

A withdrawal is processed when a student ceases attendance before the end of the academic period. 
 

Spring Academic Period 2015
Monday, January 5-Friday, May 8

Late Registration/Academic Advisement for Spring Academic Period 2015: January 5-9.
Spring Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: May 8. 

Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes Ending Date of Classes
 Term I  Monday, January 12  Wednesday, May 6
 Term II*  Monday, January 5  Monday, February 16
 Term III*  Monday, February 16  Tuesday, March 31
 Term IV*  Monday, March 30  Thursday, May 7
 Term V  Monday, January 12  Friday, February 27
 Term VI  Monday, March 9  Thursday, April 30
 Term VII  Monday, January 12  Monday, March 30
 Term VIII  Monday, February 16  Thursday, May 7
 Term IX  Monday, January 19  Friday, March 13
 Term X  Monday, March 16  Friday, May 8

Spring Academic Period Notes:

  1. Holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 19), President’s Day (February 17) and Easter holiday (April 3).
  2. Last day to apply for Graduation: February 6.
  3. Spring Break (Classes not in session for Term I): March 2-6.
  4. Registration for Fall academic period begins: March 23.
  5. 49th Graduation: May 9.
  6. Terms II, III, and IV classes are in session unless the University is closed.
  7. *Beginning/Ending Dates for Terms II, III, and IV overlap.
  8. Terms II, III, and IV and Evening students should consult the class schedule for class dates.
  9. Terms II, III, and IV and Evening students should consult the registrar’s office and business office concerning drop/add dates and withdrawal from classes.
  10. Final Exams: May 1; May 4-6 for Term I only.

Days the University offices are closed: January 1 & 19, February 17, and April 3, 2015.  

  

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

Term I

  • Courses dropped after the 2nd day of the term will incur a drop fee and receive a 100% refund of tuition.
  • Courses dropped after January 26 will incur a drop fee and no refund of tuition. Courses added after January 26 may incur additional tuition and fees. See Business Office.
  • Evening courses dropped after the 2nd class meeting will incur a drop fee and 100% refund of tuition.
  • Evening courses dropped after the 3rd class meeting will incur a drop fee and no refund of tuition.
  • Day courses may be added with special permission before January 23 and evening courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be added or changed to audit without permission before January 16 and evening courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before April 1 and evening courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 10th class meeting. 

Terms II, III, IV, V, and VI

  • Courses dropped after the 1st class meeting will receive a 100% refund of tuition.
  • Courses dropped after the 2nd class meeting will incur a drop fee and no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 5th class meeting.

 A withdrawal is processed when a student ceases attendance before the end of the academic period.

  

Summer Academic Period 2015
Monday, May 11-Friday, July 31

 Late Registration/Academic Advisement for Summer Academic Period 2015: Monday, May 11.
Summer Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: August 3. 

 Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes Ending Date of Classes
 Term I  Monday, May 11  Friday, June 5
 Term II  Monday, June 8  Thursday, July 2
 Term III  Monday, July 6  Thursday, July 30
 Term IV*  Monday, May 11  Monday, June 22
 Term V*  Monday, June 22  Thursday, July 30
 Term VI  Monday, May 11  Thursday, July 30
 Term VII  Monday, May 11  Friday, July 31
 Term VIII  Monday, June 1  Friday, July 24

 Summer Academic Period Notes:

  1. Holidays: Memorial Day (May 25), Independence Day observed (July 3).
  2. Terms IV and V classes are in session unless the University is closed.
  3. *Beginning/Ending Dates for Terms IV and V overlap.
  4. FRESHMEN and TRANSFER Registration date (June 10).
  5. ACT Residual July 25.
  6. Terms IV, V, VI and VII students should consult the class schedule for class dates.
  7. Terms IV, V, VI and VII students should consult the registrar’s office and business office concerning drop/add dates and withdrawal from classes.

Days the University offices are closed: May 25 and July 3, 2015.

 

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

 Terms I, II, III

  •  Courses dropped after the 1st day of the term incur a drop fee and receive a 100% refund of tuition.
  • Courses dropped after the 3rd class meeting will incur a drop fee and no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added before the 4th class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 4th class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 10th class meeting.

Terms IV, and V

  • Courses dropped after the 1st class meeting will receive a 100% refund of tuition.
  • Courses dropped after the 2nd class meeting will incur a drop fee and no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 5th class meeting.

Terms VI and VII

  • Courses dropped after the 2nd class meeting will incur a drop fee and receive a 100% refund of tuition.
  • Courses dropped after the 3rd class meeting will incur a drop fee and receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 8th class meeting.

A withdrawal is processed when a student ceases attendance before the end of the academic period.