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UD Academic Policies and Information

The following information is found in the University's Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog. Topics highlighted under each section relate to UD Academic Policies and Procedures.

Academic Honesty

University Attendance

  • Class Attendance expections, inclement weather, religious holidays
  • Seat Claim Policy
  • Academic Leave of Absence
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Academic Withdrawl and Program Interruption - 15 month rule
  • Failure to Withdraw Officially - (See Financial Consumer Information under "Conditions to Financial Aid")

Undergraduate Programs of Study     (Majors and Minors)

Registration / Enrollment

  • Class Registration Schedule (Matriculated Students)
  • Changing Class Registration

Earning Course Credits

  • Your Earned Credit Hour Classification - ie. What Year Are You?
  • Full-time or Part-time Status (Academic Course Load)
  • Transfer course work from other institutions: Policy and Procedures
  • Exemptions / Waivers
  • Earning Credit by Exam
  • Policies regarding Taking a Course more than once

Grading System Policies

  • Final Grades and Quality Points, Incompletes and Temporary grades
  • Policies regarding taking courses pass/fail
  • How your GPA Index is Calculated
  • Your Academic Standing- Quality Point Deficits, Probation, Dismissal, Readmission procedures
  • Dean's List requirements

    NOTE: Undergraduate students assigned temporary grades are not eligible for inclusion in the Dean's List until they have received final grades in all their courses for the semester.

Undergraduates: Academic Requirements for Graduation

  • Academic Honors: Summa, Magna, Cum Laude, Degree with Distinction
  • NOTE: Upon degree conferral, the academic record is finalized and no further changes (addition of a minor, grade change) may be made.

Graduate Program Academic Requirements