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ADMISSION AND RETENTION REQUIREMENTS

General Regulations

Student responsibility. College of Education students are expected to register for appropriate courses necessary to make reasonable progress toward completing program requirements by the expected date of graduation. Students must familiarize themselves with the requirements contained in this catalog.

Local mailing and e-mail addresses. Students are expected to maintain mailing addresses and e-mail addresses at which communications from the College of Education will, with reasonable certainty, reach them. These addresses should be recorded in the Office of Academic Records and University Registrar and provided to their respective program offices.

Class hour load. The normal class hour load for College of Education students is 15–17 hours each semester. Seniors who need 18 hours during the final semester to complete degree requirements may register for those hours without special permission. In all other cases, each student must have at least a "B" average to receive permission from the College's Office of Student Services to register for more than 18 hours. The maximum class hour load with a "B" average permit is 21 hours. During the summer/Interim session, the maximum load without a "B" average permit is 17 hours (7 hours per term/3 hours during the Interim). A student with a "B" average permit may carry a maximum of 18 hours (9 hours during one summer term, 6 hours during the other summer term, and 3 hours during the Interim term).

Class attendance. Students are expected to pursue successful completion of all courses for which they are registered, including regular class attendance. The dean may withdraw a student from courses and/or may assign failing grades at any time during a semester when excessive absences have accumulated or when the student is disenrolled from a course.

Academic bankruptcy. The College of Education observes the general University policies governing academic bankruptcy and also maintains a committee to review all petitions for academic bankruptcy. The petitioning process begins in the College's Office of Student Services and Certification.

Auditing courses. With approval from the dean of the College, an education student may audit one course. No tests or final examinations may be taken when a course is audited. An audited course is counted as if it were a credit course in the determination of the class hour load. Normally, an audited course may not be repeated for credit.

Duplicate credit. A course that substantially duplicates the content of a course for which credit has already been earned may not count toward degree requirements.

Repeating courses for higher grades. With written permission from the dean, education students may repeat certain courses in which a grade of "D" was received. The dean's written permission must be filed with the registrar of the College of Education. When the cumulative grade point average is computed, each enrollment in the course will count as hours attempted. However, only the most recent enrollment may count toward degree requirements.

Transfer between divisions. Before transferring into the College of Education from another division of The University of Alabama, a student must attend an orientation session sponsored by the College of Education Office of Student Services and Certification.

Second bachelor's degree. If for any reason a student wishes to earn a second bachelor's degree in the College of Education, a minimum of 32 semester hours of additional credit must be earned in residence in the College of Education. These 32 hours must be over and above all credit earned for the previous degree. All quantitative and qualitative requirements for the second degree program must be met in full, according to standards in effect on the date of enrollment in the second program.

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