• Academic Standing Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-02)
      4.02 Academic Standing Policy: Georgia Health Science University maintains required academic standards of performance for its students. This policy describes those academic standards and the courses of action that can occur when these academic standards are not met. These include Academic Probation, Academic Dismissal, and Academic Suspension. This policy applies to students in all undergraduate programs at Georgia Health Sciences University. It should be noted however, that departments may apply more stringent academic standards than are outlined in this policy. Academic standards for graduate and professional level programs are set by the individual colleges at Georgia Health Sciences University
    • Adding and Dropping Courses

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-01-21)
      4.03 Adding and Dropping Courses: Addition of courses to a student's course schedule will not be allowed after the deadline for adding courses as set forth in the Academic Calendar. A course may be dropped without penalty up to the midterm date set forth in the Academic Calendar. Following this deadline, a student who drops a course will receive a grade of WF (Withdrew Failing) except in cases of hardship as determined by the appropriate academic dean. WF grades will be treated as F grades for grade point calculations. Courses may be added or dropped only by procedures established by the Registrar of Georgia Health Sciences University
    • Auditing Classes Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-01-26)
      4.04 Auditing Classes Policy: Regularly enrolled students of Georgia Health Sciences University may register for courses as auditors. No academic credit shall be awarded to students enrolled on this basis. No changes from audit basis to credit or from credit basis to audit will be permitted after the last day of the drop/add period. Students auditing courses will be required to pay regular fees for enrollment. Courses taken as audits do not count toward financial aid eligibility
    • Class Attendance Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2010-03-17)
      4.05 Class Attendance Policy: Regular, punctual attendance is expected of students in all classes at Georgia Health Sciences University and is counted from the first class meeting each term. Students who incur an excessive number of absences are subject to academic penalty. Specific attendance requirements may be established by the individual schools or programs at Georgia Health Sciences University as well as by the faculty for distance learning courses
    • Classification of Students Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-01-26)
      4.07 Classification of Students Policy:Undergraduate students at Georgia Health Sciences University are classified as follows, based on the number of credit hours previously earned: Classification Hours earned Freshman Less than 30 Sophomore At least 30 Junior At least 60 Senior At least 90 The classification under which a student registers at the beginning of each academic semester will continue throughout the academic semester.
    • Course Load Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-01)
      4.12 Course Load Policy: The normal course load at Georgia Health Sciences University varies with the degree program. Students may be required to register for a course load less than the normal load if this action is determined to be advisable in light of the student's academic standing or for other reasons. An undergraduate student who in any semester registers for less than 12 semester credit hours and a graduate studies or professional student who registers for less than 9 semester credit hours is considered a part-time student; a student who registers for more hours than these is considered a full-time student. No student in the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Graduate Studies, or Nursing may register without special approval from his/her Dean for any hours above the norm (including audit courses) in any given academic semester. The College of Medicine does not admit students on a part-time basis. Students may, with appropriate approval, carry lesser academic loads than other students because of academic or scheduling problems. However, these students are considered to be committed to full-time pursuit of the Doctor of Medicine degree.All Doctor of Dental Medicine degree-seeking students are considered to be full-time and are expected to devote full-time efforts to completing requirements for the degree. Most students complete the program in four calendar years and take a uniform semester course schedule. Other students may, with special permission, complete the degree program in more than four years and take a variable semester course load designed to meet their academic or scheduling circumstances. The only exception to this rule is for part-time College of Dentistry faculty vvho may be allowed to register as part-time students in order to complete the DMD degree. A limited number of special students, vvho are not degree-seeking, may also be permitted to enroll part-time
    • Course Numbering System Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-02-13)
      4.09 Course Numbering System Policy: Georgia Health Sciences l.kliversity offers courses numbered from 1000 to 4999 to students at the undergraduate level. Courses in the Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry are numbered from 5000 to 5990. Graduate courses are numbered from 6000 to 9999. Certain courses are offered to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students jointly. Such courses are numbered appropriately for each class and degree program.
    • Dean's List Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-01-24)
      4.06 Dean's List Policy: Georgia Health Sciences University recognizes the superior academic performance of undergraduates and College of Dentistry students by awarding them Dean's List designation for a given semester according to the conditions set forth in this policy. To qualify for the Dean's List, an undergraduate student must be enrolled for 12 or more hours of graded academic work in a semester and have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.50 for that semester. for students with an incomplete grade, Dean's List computations will not be made until a grade is determined. To qualify for the Dean's List in the College of Dentistry, students must exhibit acceptable professional behavior and have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) or higher for that semester while carrying at least 12 hours of credit and must not have received any unsatisfactory or failing grades for that semester. the achievement of each student who qualifies for Dean's List is acknowledged and noted in the student's permanent record
    • Grade Change Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-01)
      4.14 Grade Change Policy: Any grade recorded by the Registrar will be changed, in accordance YJith Georgia Health Sciences University and Board of Regents' grading policies, upon receipt from the instructor of a completed Grade Change Report form. Forms are available from the Registrar.
    • Grading System Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-01)
      4.13 Grading System Policy: Georgia Health Sciences l.kliversity uses the 4.0 grade point average system, as required by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Grades are calculated and truncated at two significant digits. This policy relates grade points to grade letters and defines symbols and terms approved for use in grading at Georgia Health Sciences University.
    • Graduation With Honors Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-01-16)
      4.10 Graduation With Honors Policy: Georgia Health Sciences l.kliversity awards undergraduate degrees with honors to candidates who meet specific standards of academic excellence as measured by the grade point average under the conditions set forth in this policy. Georgia Health Sciences l.kliversity awards honors to students who successfully complete a program of study in a one-year-certificate program in the College of Allied Health Sciences under the conditions set forth in this policy. This distinction of high academic achievement is placed on the student's diploma or certificate and is noted on the permanent record.
    • Incomplete Grade Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-01)
      4.19 Incomplete Grade Policy: No individual may engage in any clinical or laboratory activity for the purposes of completing the requirements of a course in which he or she has an Incomplete grade (I) unless the individual is registered as a student at Georgia Health Sciences University. Registration as a student requires enrollment in a course and payment of appropriate tuition and fees. However, the student may not be re-registered in that same course for the purpose of meeting the requirement to be registered while making up the Incomplete grade; to do so would result in the student being awarded credit twice for the same course.Students with an Incomplete grade (I) who must return to school after their expected graduation date in order to complete assignments that include any clinical or laboratory activities must also be registered as a student. Likewise, however, the student may not be re-registered in the same course a second time.Therefore, each degree program shall establish an independent study course that will be used to meet the requirements of this policy. The course will be graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory and will have a minimum of one credit hour. Registration in a course for the purpose of completing course requirements to remove an Incomplete grade (I) is not required if no clinical or laboratory activity is involved, for example, if only a paper, "Written assignment, and/or examination is involved.
    • Professional Liability Insurance Requirement Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-05)
      4.21 Professional Liability Insurance Requirement Policy: Students in the health professions are required to participate in various clinical learning experiences as a prerequisite to successful completion of programs of study. Many of the clinical facilities where these learning experiences take place willl only accept students who are covered by professional liability insurance. Therefore Georgia Health Sciences University requires students enrolled in programs with a clinical component to be covered by professional liability insurance.
    • Registration/Late Registration Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-03)
      4.18 Registration/Late Registration Policy: Registration procedures at Georgia Health Sciences University are the responsibility of the Office of the Registrar. Notification of these procedures and any changes in the Academic Calendar \Nill be sent to students at the appropriate time.Students at Georgia Health Sciences University are allowed ample time to register for classes. Registration for courses must be completed on the dates stated in Georgia Health Sciences University Academic Calendar. The failure to register during the time allotted for registration will result in a $50 late registration fee being charged to the student.In keeping with Board of Regents' policy 704.03, students are required to pay all tuition and fees prior to the first day of class. Students are not considered enrolled in the institution until all tuition and fees have been paid. Except for unusual circumstances, students are not allowed to register after the last day of late registration (the drop/add period listed in the Academic Calendar).While reasonable efforts shall be made to inform students of registration dates and any changes in the dates published in the catalog, it is the student's responsibility to keep apprised of such changes.
    • Repeated Course Work Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-01)
      A student at the Georgia Health Sciences University forfeits credit toward graduation for a course if the student has already received credit for that course, that is, if the student is repeating the course. The final grade in that course, for graduation purposes, will be the grade in the repeated course; ho'\M9ver, all hours attempted and grades earned will appear on the transcript and be used in computing the grade point average.
    • Requirements for Graduation & Participation In Commencement Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-09-01)
      4.11 Requirements for Graduation & Participation In Commencement Policy: Students must meet all graduation requirements to receive a degree or certificate from Georgia Health Sciences University. Undergraduate students also must meet requirements established by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. These requirements can be found in the Board of Regents Policy Manual, section 303.01, Core Curriculum. This policy also describes the requirements for participation in commencement. Requirements for graduate, medical, and dental degrees are stated in Georgia Health Sciences University catalog under the sections for the Medical College of Georgia, College of Dentistry and College of Graduate Studies. Additional requirements for baccalaureate degrees are also stated in Georgia Health Sciences University catalog under the sections for the College of Allied Health Sciences and the College of Nursing.The faculty of each College recommending a candidate for a degree is required to ensure the candidate has met all requirements for the degree to be conferred. Every candidate for a baccalaureate degree at Georgia Health Sciences University must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours in residence (see definition, pg. 2). Candidates for a one-year certificate or a post-masters certificate must earn a minimum of 15 hours in residence. All financial obligations to Georgia Health Sciences University must also be met prior to graduation.
    • Student Withdrawal Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-02)
      4.16 Student Withdrawal Policy: Georgia Health Sciences l.kliversity requires students to withdraw from the institution if they will not be enrolled in classes. Students who stop attending during the semester, but will return the very next semester, are not required to withdraw from the institution. This policy applies when the withdrawal is initiated by either the student or a faculty or staff member acting on behalf of the institution.