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To add or drop a course, a student must complete a Drop/Add form from the Registrar’s office. Failure to observe this regulation results in a recorded grade of “F” in the course.

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Courses dropped after the deadline printed in the University Calendar are recorded on the student’s permanent record as “W” if the student’s average grade is passing or “F” if failing at the time of withdrawal.

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No course may be changed from Credit/Audit without permission of instructor after the last day to add a class. (See University Calendar.)

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The last day to withdraw from a course will be the 75% point in the semester (See University Calendar).

CLASS ATTENDANCE

The attendance policy for a graduate class will be left to the discretion of the instructor, as stated in the course syllabus. In no case, however, shall absences exceed 25 percent of the scheduled meetings of class. In such cases, the student shall receive a grade of F in the class. Particular policies and procedures on absences and makeup work are established for each class and are announced in writing at the beginning of the term. Each student is directly responsible to the individual professor for absences and for making up work missed.

COURSE LOAD LIMITS

Students enrolled for 9 hours or more during a regular semester or 4 hours or more during a summer term are classified as full-time graduate students. Students may take up to 13 hours during a regular semester and up to 6 hours during a summer term. Exceptions to the upper limits must have the prior approval of the graduate advisor and the department chair. Students taking in excess of these upper limits will be assessed an overload fee.

PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Before the student completes twelve hours of graduate work toward a degree at Delta State University, a program of studies must be filed with the graduate advi- sor. The program must be completed in triplicate, signed by the student and the advisor, and then forwarded to the college or school dean for approval.

THESIS

The thesis is an original research project conducted by a candidate under the direction of an advisory committee appointed by the college or school dean upon recommendation of the department chair. A detailed instruction sheet for the preparation and submission of the thesis is available in the office of the college or school dean.

DISSERTATION

The dissertation is an original research project conducted by a candidate under the direction of an advisory committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Education upon recommendation of the Coordinator of Doctoral Studies. A detailed instruction sheet for the preparation and submission of the dissertation is available in the office of Coordinator of Doctoral Studies.

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