Extra Institutional Learning
Extra Institutional Learning is learning that is attained outside the sponsorship of legally authorized and accredited post secondary educational institutions. The term applies to learning acquired from work and life experiences, independent reading and study, and participation in formal courses sponsored by associations, business, government, industry, unions and the military. Credit from extra institutional learning is treated as transfer credit and is subject to the limits described this section of the catalog.
- Basic ROTC courses may be waived on the basis of at least 6 months of active duty in the Armed Forces or as approved by the appropriate Professor of Military Science.
- Credits, not grade points, for other extra institutional learning as recommended in nationally recognized guides and publications may be awarded upon the positive recommendation of the appropriate course department head and dean. Such credits shall be awarded in compliance with the evaluations provided by the American Council on Education, (ACE).
- Credits, not grade points, may be awarded for upper level International Baccalaureate courses based on evaluation by corresponding academic program departments.
Students who intend to engage in an internship must register for the internship during the designated registration period for a fall or spring semester internship and by 1 May for a summer internship. Departmental or school permission is required for an internship. Enrollment for internships will not occur unless the faculty member has received written confirmation from the field supervisor that internship arrangements are complete. Internships will be scheduled to coincide with opening and closing dates of the semester of internship enrollment. Summer internships will coincide with the beginning and ending dates of the appropriate summer session.
To support a course registration for an independent study, the affirmative recommendation of the student’s academic advisor and the course Department Chair/Director and College Dean must be present on an Independent Study form .
Use of Military Courses to Satisfy Curricular Requirements
Up to six degree credits as free electives toward the Baccalaureate degree may be granted for the following courses: AS 311, AS 312, AS 411, AS 412, MS 311, MS 312, MS 411, MS 412, NS 321, NS 322, NS 331, NS332, NS 342, NS 421, NS 422, NS 431.
Extra Credit Charges (Course Load & Overload)
Course loads in excess of 16 credits for freshmen and 20 credits for upper class students, (including ROTC and one credit courses) except if specified differently in the major curriculum; require the approval of the student’s adviser and Major Department Chair/Director.
Extra credit charges will be applied at the part-time rate for credits over 19, except as specified differently in the Major curriculum. This excludes ROTC courses and MU 260.
- MU 200 Applied Music is subject to the extra credit charge.
- Students should be familiar with published Fees & Financial Policy booklet. Copies may be obtained in the Bursar’s office.
- There will be no charge for extra courses if they are dropped before the Add/Drop deadline