Appendix F: General Definitions
The following terms and definitions are currently in use at Norwich University relative to student status for all students enrolled in an online master’s or bachelor’s degree completion offering.
A student who is registered for twelve or more semester credit hours.
A student who is registered for fewer than twelve but more than zero semester credit hours.
A student who is a formal candidate for a Norwich degree.
A student who is not a candidate for a Norwich University degree.
Students who have received academic, financial, and disciplinary clearance to attend the University during a specified period and who are registered for a schedule of seminars or courses. At the beginning of each semester, students shall follow the instructions issued to them concerning enrollment.
Students who have a schedule of seminars or courses for one semester.
A graduate semester is comprised of a total of twelve credit hours of study taken in sequential seminars, typically as two, six-credit seminars. A semester begins with enrollment in the first seminar in the sequence and ends with enrollment in the second seminar of the sequence. The semester is twenty-four (24) weeks in duration.
Semester: Bachelor’s Degree Completion
A degree completion semester is comprised of a total of twelve credit hours of study taken in two sequential eight-week blocks. A semester begins with enrollment in the courses offered during the first eight-week block and ends with enrollment in the courses offered in the second eight-week block. The degree completion semester is sixteen (16) weeks in duration.
Those grades entered in the student’s permanent academic record at the University.