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Petition to the Graduate Council Obtain faculty recommendations and file this petition with the UW-Superior Ofice of Graduate Studies, McCaskill 102, PO Box 2000, Superior, WI 54880-4500 Voice: (715) 394-8296 Fax: (715) 394-8146 Term of Last Attendance Expected Term of Graduation Date: SID # 0 Fall Spring a Summer (Yr) - 0 Fall aSpring 0 Summer (Yr) - Name Present Area Code Address: and Phone: Degree Major. Credits earned Overall Grade Program: 0W aMSE aEdAd EdS Curriculum: to date: Point Average: Please type or print concisely the policy, action and rationale o f your petition: 1) the university policy f o r which an exception Is sought; 2) the action you request; and 3) the rationale supporting your petition. I n defining the action, please be sure t o specify the course number, title, number o r credits, and academic term for ail courses being petitioned. 1 Policy: Action: Rationale: #1&020525 emh 07/29/08 Student's Signature and Date Instructor Recommendation: Advisor Recommendation: Dept Chair Recommendation: a Approve a Deny aNo Comment 0 Approve 0 Deny 0 No Comment a Approve 0 Deny a No Comment Instructor signature and date Advisor signature and date Deparfment Chair signature and date Additional comments by any signatory: 1 1 1 m m 1 1 1 1 ~ 1 1 m 1 1 1 1 I m ~ I ~ I ~ I I I ~ m m I m ~ I I Action o f the Graduate Council Petition approved 5 Petition.denied 0 Other Meeting Date Chair, Graduate Council/Faculfy Date Sample policies and actions: The Graduate Councilmeets biweekly during the fall and spring semesters (and as needed during the summer session). Student Responsibility: It is the responsibility of students to be informed and to follow all graduate policies and degree program requirements as well as any specific requirements of the major program. Therefore, it is important that all students carefully read the Academic Policies section of the university catalog. Catalog: Students normally use the catalog requirements in force at the term of their official admission (except for mandatory legal changes). With their advisor's approval, students may designate a different catalog year for requirements, which shall not be more than seven years old at the date of graduation. Credit Load: The minimum full-time credit load for a graduate student is nine credits per semester. The maximum load for a graduate student is 15 credits per semester. The maximum load includes Extension classes. It is expected that one graduate credit should require at least 48 hours of work from the student Graduate students may enroll for a maximum of 12 credits in courses which occur during various summer dates between the end of the spring term and before the beginning of the fall term. DropIAdd, Withdrawal, Refund: The last day to drop a class for full refund (less withdrawal fee if withdrawing from all classes for the fall or spring semester) is within 14 days from the start of the semester (within 28 days for a 50% refund). The last day to add a full term class is within seven days from the Start of the semester. Exceptions t o Graduate Studies Policies Exceptions to established Graduate Studies policies may be requested by submitting a petition to the Graduate Council. Petition forms are available in the Graduate Studies Office or online at www.uwsuper.edu/graduate. Probationary admission An applicant desiring to pursue a degree but not meeting one or more of the requirements for unconditional admission may be granted probationary admission if all of the following are met: 1 The applicant holds a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. 2 The applicant has a grade point average greater than 2.5 (four-point scale.) Graduate coursework may be considered. An applicant who does not have a grade point average of less than 2.5 has the right to initiate a petition to the Graduate Council requesting probationary admission. Such a petition should include documentation of the applicant's ability to perform satisfactorily at the graduate level. Petitions require concurrence by the program coordinator and department chair. 3 An applicant does not have an appropriate undergraduate major or equivalent evidence of suitable background for entering the individual program. 4 All necessary papers and information have been filed with the Graduate Studies Office. 5 Other probationary components may be required by individual graduate programs. 6 Probationary graduate students may be admrtted unconditionally when the student, with faculty advisor approval, petitions the Graduate Council with substantial evidence that the student has the potential for doing satisfactory graduate work. Such evidence may include: a A grade point average of 3.0 or better average in the first 8-10 semester hours of graduate work selected by the faculty advisor (work may count toward degree.) b Other evidence as deemed important by the faculty advisor. Any student who has not successfully become eligible for unconditionaladmission by the completion of 10 semester hours of work will be denied enrollment in graduate studies. . Sample Action: Please allow me probationaladmission with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of - Second Semester Senior: Second-semester UW-Superior seniors, with approval of the Graduate Council, may take a maximum of six graduate semester credits in courses numbered 500-699 during their final semester, subject to certain provisions. The graduate credits must be beyond those required for the baccalaureatedegree, and cannot count toward the baccalaureate degree. Permission to enroll for the graduate credits requires approval of the Graduate Council, obtained by means of a petition during the prior semester. Seniors seeking this privilege must meet the grade point average required for unconditional admission to Graduate Stud~es. Undergraduate academic fees will be charged for these six graduate credits. After completion of an undergraduate degree, these graduate fees must be paid before credits will be entered on the student's graduate transcripts. Special Student Credits: A maximum of 10 semester credits taken as a special student may be applied to a degree or certification program. Sample Action: Please allow the completion of the follow 12 credits: (list title, credit and term taken for each class) Ten Year Limit (Seven Year Limit u s i n g the 2000-2006Catalog): All credits used in meeting the requirements of a graduate degree or certification in professional education must be earned within a period of not more than 10 consecutive years, commencing with the enrollment date in courses applicable to the degree (or certification program) rather than the completion date of applicable courses. This limit applies to resident credit courses, Extension courses, and courses taken at other universities. Transfer Credit: A student who is admitted may transfer 14 credits from other institutions accredited to offer graduate programs provided the transfer credit is appropriate to the degree being undertaken. No credit below a grade of B will transfer and no credit will be allowed for undergraduate work, work completed more than seven years before the expected degree, or work used to complete another degree. Students who wish to transfer credit from another accredited institution must: 1) Have an official transcript sent to the Graduate Studies Oftice. 2) Complete a Transfer Credit Request form. Each course transferred must have approval of the student's faculty advisor and department and will be recorded by the Graduate Office. Transfer Credit Request forms are available in the Graduate Studies Office or online at www.uwsuper.edu/graduate.
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