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					Visits to the Gainesville Campus
Brenau welcomes visitors to the main campus in Gainesville throughout the year. The
administrative offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. See the
telephone directory in this Catalog for important phone numbers.

See our web site at http://www.brenau.edu/About/maps.htm for complete maps and
directions. Here are directions to Brenau from several locations:

From Atlanta: Take I-85 north to I-985 north. Take exit 22 off I-985 and turn left onto
Hwy. 129 N. Follow 129 and turn right onto Washington St. Brenau is on the corner of
Washington and Boulevard.
From Chattanooga: Take I-75 south to the Hwy. 20 exit in Cartersville, Ga. Follow Hwy. 20
east through Canton. Before you reach Cumming, turn left onto Hwy. 369. Continue on
Hwy. 369 for about 40 minutes and you will arrive in Gainesville. When you enter
Gainesville, Hwy. 369 becomes Jesse Jewell Parkway. Turn left onto Hwy. 129 and right
onto Washington St. Brenau is on the corner of Washington and Boulevard.
From Greenville, SC: Take I-85 south to Georgia. At Jefferson, GA., take the Hwy. 129 exit,
and turn right on Hwy. 129 N. Follow 129 and turn right onto Washington St. Brenau is on
the corner of Washington and Boulevard.

While every effort is made to provide accurate and current information, Brenau reserves
the right to change, without notice, statements in the Catalog concerning rules, policies,
fees, curricula, courses, calendar, or other matters. Students enrolled at Brenau agree to
comply with its rules and regulations and to comply with any necessary changes. The
material contained in this Catalog is provided for information only and should not be
construed as the basis of a contract between any student and this institution. The faculty
and administration of Brenau University assume that students read and understand its
requirements and policies prior to entering the university.

Brenau makes no claim that a course of study will lead to positions of employment.

Student Responsibility
All colleges and universities establish certain requirements which must be met before a
degree is granted. These regulations concern such things as curricula and courses, majors
and minors, required institutional testing and residency requirements. Advisers, faculty
and deans assist students in meeting these requirements; however, students are
responsible for fulfilling them. If these responsibilities have not been satisfied at the end of
their course of study, degrees will be withheld until the student satisfies these
requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to be familiar with and to complete the
chosen course of study.

To remain in good standing, students also are required to meet their financial obligations
as specified in this Catalog. Failure to do so will result in the withholding of grades and/or
transcripts until bills are paid in full. Students whose accounts are not current will not be
allowed to register for courses until accounts are paid in full or a payment plan is
approved. These obligations must be met prior to the registration deadline or first day of
class.

Students are held responsible for being acquainted with regulations and procedures as
stated in this Catalog and other official publications of Brenau. Therefore it is important
that students read these publications and remain informed throughout their academic
career.

Admission to and attendance at Brenau University is a privilege and not an inherent right.
The University expects students to conduct themselves with dignity, courtesy,
responsibility and integrity, and with due respect for the rights of others. Students may be
involuntarily withdrawn for failure to comply with institutional policies, requirements and
standards of conduct.
                      Brenau University
                       Undergraduate
                            and
                          Graduate
                           Catalog


                                 2009-2010

                                  The Women's College

                            Evening and Weekend Studies

                                     Online Studies




Brenau University is an Equal Opportunity University open to any qualified individual
without regard to race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability.
Pursuant to all applicable federal anti-discrimination laws and regulations, Brenau
University does not discriminate against any of the protected categories of individuals in
the administration of its policies, programs or activities. This non-discriminatory policy
includes admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices, and
athletics and other school-administered programs.



                                Annual Catalog, Vol. 125
                                 Published June 2010 by
                                   Brenau University
                                 500 Washington St. SE
                             Gainesville, Georgia 30501-3697

                                      (770) 534-6299
                                      (800) 252-5119

                                     www.brenau.edu
                                                    TABLE OF CONTENTS


Brenau Academic Calendars ............................................................................................... 5 - 8

Introduction ...............................................................................................................................10
  Mission of Brenau University ..............................................................................................10
  University Policies .................................................................................................................17
  Student Support Services ......................................................................................................24
  Information Technology .........................................................................................................29

   Women's College ....................................................................................................................32
   Evening and Weekend Studies ..............................................................................................35
   Online Studies ........................................................................................................................38

Undergraduate Catalog
 Undergraduate Admissions Information ..............................................................................42
 Financial Information ............................................................................................................47
 Financial Aid ..........................................................................................................................52
 Records Information ..............................................................................................................58

   Undergraduate Academic Information and Programs ........................................................68
    Business and Mass Communication ..................................................................................86
    Education ............................................................................................................................97
    Fine Arts and Humanities................................................................................................107
    Health and Science ...........................................................................................................143
    Honors Program for Women’s College Students .............................................................168
    Women's College Leadership Development Program .....................................................170
   Undergraduate Course Descriptions ..................................................................................171

Graduate Catalog
 Graduate Admissions...........................................................................................................248
 Financial Information ..........................................................................................................252
 Financial Aid ........................................................................................................................255
 Academic and Records Information ....................................................................................257

   Graduate Academic Information and Programs ...............................................................265
    Business ............................................................................................................................269
    Education ..........................................................................................................................275
    Fine Arts and Humanities................................................................................................289
    Health and Science ...........................................................................................................291
   Graduate Course Descriptions ............................................................................................307

Trustees, Advisers, Administrative Officers, Faculty and Staff...........................................336
Inquiries (Telephone Directory) .......................................................................................................351
Index ........................................................................................................................................352
Visits to Campus (directions to Brenau) ....................................................................................1
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy and Student Responsibility .............................................1
Brenau Campus (Gainesville) map ...................................................................Brenau web site
                                  Brenau University
                          Daily Schedule Semester Calendar



Women’s College

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
(60 minute class times)

 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.                               1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
 9:15 – 1015 a.m.                               2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.                              3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
11:45 – 12:45 a.m.                              4:45 – 5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday
(90 minute class times)

 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.                               2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
 9:45 – 11:15 a.m.                              4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.                               5:45 – 7:15 p.m.




Evening Classes (offered through the Evening and Weekend Studies program)

Evening classes will meet either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 6:00 p.m.
until 10:00 p.m. In some cases, i.e. Education, a 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. class will be scheduled.



Weekend Classes (offered through the Evening and Weekend Studies program)

Weekend classes meet on alternating weekends throughout the semester. The specific
weekend class dates are available on line at www.brenau.edu/reg/schedules.htm. The times
are as follows:

Friday               6:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Except for some education classes that may be
                     scheduled for 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.)
Saturday             8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday               8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Atlanta Campus Only)

Online Classes (offered to all Brenau University students)

Online classes meet via the internet. These classes are offered in two seven-week sessions
each semester. The weeks run Wednesday to Tuesday which allows the weekend for time-
intensive class activities. Class sites are available online at blackboard.brenau.edu




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                                                 Brenau University
                                                  Women's College
                                            2009-2010 Academic Calendar

See the Registrar’s Office web site for updated academic calendar information including
registration deadlines and registration/drop periods at www.brenau.edu/reg/schedules.htm

Fall Semester 2009

Registration for new unregistered students ................................................................... Aug. 20
Classes Begin .................................................................................................................... Aug. 24
Labor Day Holiday ............................................................................................................ Sept. 7
Fall Break ............................................................................................................ ^^ Oct. 15 &16
Thanksgiving Holiday ............................................................................................... Nov. 25 - 27
Deadline to apply for graduation....................................................................................... Dec. 1
Last Day of Classes ............................................................................................................ Dec. 4
Final Exam Period ...................................................................................................... Dec. 7 - 11
Christmas Holiday .............................................................................................. Dec. 12 - Jan. 3

^^ Women’s College students registered for an Evening and Weekend Studies class that
   meet on Thursday, must attend class. Fall break is not an excused absence from the
   Evening and Weekend Studies course.


Spring Semester 2010

Registration for new students ........................................................................................... Jan. 5
Classes Begin ...................................................................................................................... Jan. 6
   Note Evening Classes begin Jan. 4
Formal Convocation/MLK Celebration ........................................................................... Jan. 14
MLK Holiday .................................................................................................................... Jan. 18
Spring Break.............................................................................................................. March 1 – 5
Assessment Day ............................................................................................................ March 18
Spring Honors Convocation ............................................................................................ April 22
Last Day of Classes ......................................................................................................... April 23
Final Exam Period ................................................................................................... April 26 - 30
Graduation Rehearsal ........................................................................................................ May 7
Graduation .......................................................................................................................... May 7




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                                         Brenau University
                            Evening & Weekend Studies and Online Studies
                                    2009-2010 Academic Calendar
See the Registrar’s Office web site for updated academic calendar information including
registration deadlines and registration/drop periods at www.brenau.edu/reg/schedules.htm
Fall 2009
Returning student registration deadline for all fall semester sessions ........................ July 27
Evening 1 Session begins ................................................................................................. Aug. 24
Online 1 Session begins ................................................................................................... Aug. 26
Weekend Session begins .................................................................................................. Aug. 28
Labor Day Holiday ............................................................................................................ Sept. 7
Make up date for Labor Day Holiday ............................................................................. Sept. 19
Online 1 Session ends ....................................................................................................... Oct. 13
Evening 1 Session ends ..................................................................................................... Oct. 15
Evening 2 Session begins .................................................................................................. Oct. 19
Online 2 Session begins .................................................................................................... Oct. 21
Make Day for Thanksgiving Holiday .............................................................................. Nov. 14
Thanksgiving Holiday ............................................................................................... Nov. 25 - 27
Deadline to apply for graduation....................................................................................... Dec. 1
Weekend Session ends ....................................................................................................... Dec. 6
Online 2 Session ends ........................................................................................................ Dec. 8
Evening 2 Session ends .................................................................................................... Dec. 10
Christmas Holiday .............................................................................................. Dec. 11 - Jan. 3
Spring 2010
Evening 1 Session begins ................................................................................................... Jan. 4
Online 1 Session begins ..................................................................................................... Jan. 6
Weekend Session begins .................................................................................................... Jan. 8
MLK Holiday .................................................................................................................... Jan. 18
Make up day for MLK Holiday ........................................................................................ Jan. 30
Online 1 Session ends ...................................................................................................... Feb. 23
Evening 1 Session ends .................................................................................................... Feb. 25
Spring Break...............................................................................................................March 1 - 5
Evening 2 Session begins ................................................................................................ March 8
Online 2 Session begins ................................................................................................ March 10
Weekend Session ends .................................................................................................... April 25
Online 2 Sessions end ..................................................................................................... April 27
Evening 2 Sessions end ................................................................................................... April 29
Graduation .......................................................................................................................... May 8
Summer Semester 2010
Online Session 1 begins ..................................................................................................... May 5
May Session begins .......................................................................................................... May 10
Weekend Session begins .................................................................................................. May 14
Memorial Day Holiday ..................................................................................................... May 31
May Session ends .............................................................................................................. June 4
Make-up day for classes missed on Memorial Day.......................................................... June 4
Evening Session begins ..................................................................................................... June 7
Online 1 Session ends ..................................................................................................... June 16
Online 2 Session begins .................................................................................................. June 21
Independence Day Holiday ................................................................................................ July 5
Make up date for July 4th holiday (day classes) .............................................................. July 16
Make up date for July 4th holiday (evening classes) ....................................................... July 17
Evening Session 2 ends .................................................................................................... July 29
Weekend Session ends ....................................................................................................... Aug. 1
Online Session 2 ends ........................................................................................................ Aug. 9




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                   Brenau University
                   Weekend Program
              2009-2010 Academic Calendar




Fall 2009
                      Friday        Saturday   Sunday
Aug.                   28              29       30
Sept.                  11              12       13
Sept.                  25              26       27
Oct.                    9              10       11
Oct.                   23              24       25
Nov.                    6               7        8
Nov.                   20              21       22
Dec.                    4               5        6


Spring 2010
                      Friday        Saturday   Sunday
Jan.                    8               9       10
Jan.                   22              23       24
Feb.                    5               6        7
Feb.                   19              20       21
March                  12              13       14
March                  26              27       28
April                   9              10       11
April                  23              24       25


Summer 2010
                      Friday        Saturday   Sunday
May                    14              15       16
May                    21              22       23
June                    4               5        6
June                   11              12       13
June                   25              26       27
July                    9              10       11
July                   23              24       25
July/Aug.              30              31        1




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 Brenau University
General Information
                                                                Introduction
Mission of Brenau University
Brenau University prepares students to live extraordinary lives. Grounded in liberal
education and based on individual and social equity, the Brenau experience leads to
intellectual and professional accomplishment, inspires appreciation for artistic expression,
encourages a commitment to service and increases global understanding and personal
integrity.

Brenau University fulfills its mission by:

     •    Designing intellectually and artistically stimulating academic programs
          grounded in the liberal arts;
     •    Providing a student-centered environment that support the highest level of
          individual achievement;
     •    Inspiring community responsibility and service to others;
     •    Developing a progressive curriculum that conforms to or exceeds the best
          national standards and respects individual worth and equity;
     •    Establishing a culture that is intolerant of mediocrity;
     •    Attracting and retaining an exemplary faculty and staff committed to the
          intellectual, creative and ethical growth of Brenau students;
     •    Maintaining its position as a nonsectarian institution that respects individual
          spiritual choice, including the Judeo-Christian heritage of the University’s
          founders, and encouraging the understanding of diverse global traditions and
          beliefs;
     •    Operating in a fiscally responsible manner;
     •    Offering its services and facilities to the external community for cultural, civic,
          and intellectual enrichment without compromising University principles.

Institutional Organization
Each component of the university enhances the others through shared resources, facilities,
faculty and cultural opportunities with some limited cross-enrollment opportunities are
available. However, each unit is defined by distinct characteristics.

The Women's College offers baccalaureate programs, some of which feed into graduate
programs, with a multi-discipline liberal arts foundation that enables students to explore
general interests as well as pursue specialized studies. Women have opportunities to
develop leadership skills in an environment that encourages awareness of and
participation in a world characterized by pluralism, and to explore and prepare for various
career opportunities.

Evening and Weekend Studies Program offers men and women studies leading to
associate, baccalaureate, master's, and educational specialist degrees. The baccalaureate
programs provide foundations for individual and professional growth and competence. The
master's programs encourage students to develop the proficiency and professionalism
necessary to meet the challenges inherent in their fields of study.

The Online Studies Program offers men and women studies leading to fully accredited
associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees through classes facilitated entirely online
using a Web-based delivery platform. These classes and programs are designed for
students who must balance the demands of family, work and personal lives with the desire
to pursue their educational goals. Online faculty make effective use of the online platform
to design, construct and deliver meaningful courses that address the motivations, needs,
learning styles and constraints of learners. The open and collaborative sharing of student
experiences within the context of the course material serves to enrich the learning process
for themselves and their peers.

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Founded in 1928, The Academy is a college preparatory boarding and day school for
young women in grades nine through twelve. Among the many education opportunities
available to Academy students is the chance to take college classes and earn college credits
through the Women’s College.

History
Founded in 1878, privately owned Brenau University has evolved from a school primarily
for the education of women into a highly regarded coeducational institution for
undergraduate and graduate studies through multiple learning platforms. In 2008 trustees
approved a strategic framework for the university that will help it maintain the single-
gender Women’s College and Brenau Academy for those who chose that learning
environment. However, Brenau will also expand to become the region’s foremost doctoral
degree-granting institution in myriad academic, research and professional disciplines.

Although the institution never received direct support of affiliation with any religious
organization, it first opened its doors as the Georgia Baptist Female Seminary. Located
near the north Georgia mountains, site of the first major gold strike in the United States,
owners in 1900 officially changed the name to Brenau – a linguistic blend of a German
metallurgical term, brennen, and the Latin-based elemental symbol for gold, Au. Hence,
Brenau students become “refined gold.”

Brenau Academy opened in 1928. In the late 1960’s, in response to the needs of a non-
traditional student population, evening courses began on Brenau’s Gainesville campus.
The Brenau Board of Trustees decided to admit men into this program at the junior and
senior level. Through the years, the structure of the Evening and Weekend Studies and
Online Studies gradually evolved from a branch of the Women’s College to separate
administrative units. They operate in Gainesville and other locations and they reflect the
growth and multiple purposes of Brenau.

In the late 1960s, in response to the needs of a non-traditional student population, evening
courses were begun on Brenau's Gainesville campus. The Brenau Board of Trustees
decided to allow the admission of men into this program at the junior and senior level.
Through the years, the structure of the Evening and Weekend Studies and Online Studies
gradually evolved from a branch of the Women's College to separate administrative units
reflecting the growth and the multiple purposes of Brenau. Currently Brenau has satellite
campuses in three Georgia locations – The Atlanta suburbs, Augusta and Kings Bay near
Brunswick and Jacksonville, Fla. The institution because Brenau University during the
1992-1993 academic year.

Brenau has been governed by eight presidents. The first administrator, Dr. W.C. Wilkes,
organized the faculty and constructed the school's first buildings. After Wilkes death in
1886, Dr. A.W. Van Hoose purchased the institution and continued operating it as an
individually owned nonsectarian seminary. In 1893 Dr. H.J. Pearce bough half ownership
and ultimately, in 1900, full ownership. With the exception of a three-year period, from
1910 to 1913, when Dr. T.J. Simmons was associated with the institution, Brenau was
continuously administered by Dr. Pearce until his death in 1943.

At that point, a faculty committee under the leadership of Pearce’s widow, assumed
leadership. In April 1945 Dr. Josiah Crudup became president and served until 1965. He is
remembered for his efforts to beautify and restore the campus property as well as to
improve Brenau’s financial status. After Crudup’s retirement trustees appointed Dr.
William K. Clark, who served until May 30, 1970 when Dr. James T. Rogers began a 15-
year term as Brenau’s sixth president. Dr. Hugh M. Mills Jr., succeeded Rogers and served
as interim president from June 30, 1985 until the appointment of Dr. John S. Burd the
following November. In Burd’s 20-year tenure, the president made numerous campus and
financial improvements, including sizable growth of the university endowment,
construction of the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, and making significant
additions to the Permanent Art Collection of Brenau. Dr. Burd retired December 31, 2004.
Dr. Ed L. Schrader assumed leadership of Brenau University January 1, 2005.
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Collegiate Divisions
Through its separate collegiate divisions, Brenau University serves a diverse student
population.

The Women's College is designed for the traditional 18 to 22 year-old female student, as
well as the more mature woman who may wish to complete her education or renew skills
through programs offered by this division. Classes are normally scheduled during morning
or early afternoon.

The Brenau University Evening and Weekend Studies meets the needs of men and
women through career-oriented programs based in the liberal arts. Evening and weekend
courses are offered both on the main campus in Gainesville and at other locations in
Georgia- north Atlanta, Augusta, and Kings By on the Georgia coast.. Courses are typically
scheduled after 4 p.m. during the work week and on alternating weekends throughout the
year.

Online Studies at Brenau University offers flexibility to students with degree and
certificate programs via the Internet. Courses are offered within a seven-week schedule. A
synchronous participation by students enables them to attend five of seven days at their
convenience. The format of these courses and programs demands a high degree of
motivation and self-direction of the students who often report them to be more rigorous
than campus-based experiences.

Enrollment of Women’s College Students in EWC and OL Classes
Women's College students primarily take courses in the day schedule. Women's College
students may, with the approval of their academic advisor, take an Evening and Weekend
Studies or Online Studies course will the following stipulations:

The student is in good academic standing. (Student is not on academic probation or
suspension and has a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher.)
The course is not being offered in the Women's College schedule within a reasonable time.
Enrollment in an EWC or Online course will be limited to one per semester.
Additional courses may be considered when required courses are cancelled or, for other
reasons, cannot be completed in the Women's College curriculum. In these cases, students
must request approval from the Vice President of Academic Services.

Enrollment of Men in Day Classes
In special cases, men may enroll in selected programs offered only in the Women’s College.
However, these students are admitted through Evening and Weekend Studies. When
possible, they must take all non-major liberal education and elective courses in the evening
and weekend or online schedule and will graduate in the Evening and Weekend Studies
ceremony. Their major courses, however, may only be available during the day. Men who
enroll in day classes may be required to have the approval of the Vice President of
Academic Services.

Enrollment of Academy Students in Day College-Level Classes
Through Brenau University’s “Early College” at Brenau Academy, students enrolled at The
Academy have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, or up
to two years of college credit, while simultaneously earning a high school diploma.

Accreditation and Affiliation
Brenau University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools [1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097:
Telephone number (404) 679-4501] to award associate’s, bachelor's, master's and
educational specialist degrees.



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Additional accreditations have been awarded by the Accreditation Council for Occupational
Therapy Education, the Collegiate Commission for Nursing Education, Council for Interior
Design Accreditation, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for teacher
education programs, the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education
(IACBE), the National Association of Schools of Dance, the National Council for
Accreditation of Teacher Education and the National League for Nursing Accrediting
Commission

The institution also holds memberships including the American Association of Colleges of
Nursing, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the
American Association of University Women, the American College Testing Program, the
Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education, the American
Council on Education, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the
American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the
College Entrance Examination Board, the Council for the Advancement of Small Colleges,
the Council of Independent Colleges, the Council for Undergraduate Research, the Georgia
Associate of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the Georgia Foundation for
Independent Colleges, the Georgia Library Association, the National Association of College
Admissions Counselors, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators,
the National Collegiate Honors Council, the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, the
Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and the Women's
College Coalition.

Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education
Brenau University is a member of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education
(ARCHE). Its mission is to advance Atlanta-area higher education through academic
collaboration, corporate and community partnerships and public awareness, offering
programs and services for cross-registration, interlibrary sharing, cooperative purchasing,
research initiatives and public policy. More than 130,000 students from 50 states and 165
countries attend ARCHE institutions. The Atlanta region is an international center for
business, transportation, communications, information technology, academic research,
science and health care.

Other ARCHE member institutions include Agnes Scott College, Clark Atlanta University,
Clayton State University, Columbia Theological Seminary, Emory University, Georgia
Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Interdenominational Theological Center,
Kennesaw State University, Mercer University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of
Medicine, Oglethorpe University, Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta), Southern
Polytechnic State University, Spelman College, State University of West Georgia and the
University of Georgia. For more information, contact www.atlantahighered.org or the
Office of Academic Services at Brenau University.

Governing Board – Board of Trustees
Brenau is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees of up to 40 members, nine of
whom are nominees of the National Alumnae Association of Brenau. All members are
elected to serve for three-year terms. The purpose of the board is to set policies that ensure
academic excellence in a fiscally responsible manner.

Phi Kappa Phi
The honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective honor
society for all academic disciplines. The organization inducts approximately 30,000
students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni annually from more than 300 colleges and
universities in North American and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to
the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty,
professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. Since
its founding ,more than a million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. More
than 120,000 members maintain active status in the organization.

More than 120,000 members maintain their active status in Phi Kappa Phi.
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Main Campus Location
Brenau University is located about 50 miles north of Atlanta in Gainesville in Hall County
Georgia, which is the primary industrial, agricultural, medical and educational center for
the northeast section of the state. The population of the greater Gainesville-Hall County
area is approximately 175,000. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains at an
elevation of about 1,300 feet, Gainesville enjoys the best weather the four seasons have to
offer. It was this climate, which promotes outdoor living the majority of the year, more
than 100 years ago first brought Gainesville to prominence as a health resort and made
Hall county a venue for the Olympic Games in 1996. Residence in Gainesville provides
access to a wide variety of recreational opportunities. In addition to the local attractions,
the Atlanta metropolitan area offers many amenities within an hour’s drive by interstate.
Lake Lanier, Georgia’s largest lake, borders Gainesville on two sides and provides a wealth
of recreational enjoyment. Just beyond the nearby Georgia-North Carolina border awaits
the Great Smoky Mountains with the breath-taking vistas and year-round recreational
possibilities. The area’s close proximity to numerous tourist attractions such as Stone
Mountain, Six Flags Over Georgia, the alpine community of Helen, ski resorts, the
Chattahoochee National Forest, and several Georgia state parks provides a constant
variety of scenic and entertainment pleasure.

Brenau also enjoys a close relationship with institutions of higher education. Within miles
of the campus are Gainesville State College, North Georgia College and State University,
Piedmont College, Truett-McConnell College, University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of
Technology, Georgia State University, Emory University, Philadelphia College of Medicine-
Atlanta and many others.

Brenau's main 56-acres campus, which includes both buildings and a large wooded area is
situated two blocks from the center of Gainesville in the attractive, historical residential
area of town. The campus buildings are grouped in what approximates two quadrangles
and include 15 academic buildings, nine residence halls, eight sorority houses, an
amphitheater, fitness center, tennis complex, performing arts center and other structures.

Satellite Locations of Brenau
In addition to the main campus in Gainesville, Brenau offers students the opportunity to
seek both undergraduate and graduate degrees at various satellite locations in Georgia.
Please see Evening and Weekend section of this Catalog for locations and program
descriptions.

Directors for these off-campus locations are listed in the Administrative/Support Staff
section of this Catalog. Smaller programs may be offered at other locations on a special
basis. Members of the administrative staff and faculty visit each off-campus location
periodically. In addition, off-campus classes are evaluated on a regular basis. The purpose
of these visits and evaluations is to provide a direct liaison between the students and
faculty at distinct locations and the main campus.

It should be noted that all policies, standards, and procedures applied on the main campus
are applied to off-campus locations, unless otherwise specifically indicated.

Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC)
Brenau is one of more than 800 institutions of higher education in the United States
designated as a Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC) to accommodate the special
educational needs of veterans and active-duty military personnel who desire to attend
college while in service. As a Servicemembers Opportunity College, Brenau awards credit
for selected educational experiences and courses completed in the armed services and
serves as the host college to selected credits earned at other colleges.

Cultural Activities at Brenau
Brenau Galleries. The galleries provide educational opportunities and visual arts
experiences to the university and North Georgia communities by presenting major art

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exhibitions each year, often paired with presentations by the artists. In addition, the
galleries house much of the permanent art collection.

Brenau University International Opera Center. In September 2005 Brenau created
the Brenau International Opera Center to develop undergraduate and graduate degree
programs. As a conservatory-type continuing education curriculum geared to the growth
and nurturing of the young operatic singer/actor. Since its inception the program has also
attracted internationally known opera performers for camps, recitals and master-classes
with Brenau students. The Opera Center presented its first full-staged operas in the spring
of 2007 with a cast of students, alumnae, community singers and visiting guest artists.

Gainesville School of Ballet. The Gainesville School of Ballet, housed in Brenau
facilities, provides instruction for dance students from the age of three through adult.
Attached to the school is a regional ballet company that offers performances and lecture
demonstrations throughout the year. Qualified Brenau students may work with this
company.

Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Comprising students and faculty of Brenau and
Gainesville State College, community members, visiting artists-in-residence and guest
performers, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance (GTA) is one of the most outstanding
college-community performing companies in the Southeast. The group uses facilities at
Brenau and Gainesville State College for professional quality preparation and
performances. It stages several major productions, usually a musical, a drama, and a
comedy, in addition to studio productions. GTA includes Wonderquest, an extremely
popular program for local children and school groups.

Other Cultural Activities at Brenau
Lanier Singers, one of the best choral ensembles in the Southeast, comprising students,
Brenau faculty and area musicians, selected by audition perform twice annually.
Additional cultural opportunities on the Brenau campus include the Brenau Dance
Ensemble, the Vocal Chamber Ensemble, student and faculty art shows, musical
performances, comedy shows, Lyceum programs, the Brenau Collaborative Art Show, and
endowed programming initiatives that have brought to campus documentary filmmaker
Rory Kennedy, husband-and-wife political pundits James Carvell and Mary Matalin, and
internationally acclaimed author Khaled Hosseini.

The Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute
The Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute (BULLI) is a non-credit educational
opportunity for mature adults who wish to stimulate their thinking and expand their
knowledge. No college experience is needed or required for membership in BULLI, and
neither tests nor grades are given. During each of the four terms of the year, BULLI
members may choose from some 12 to 14 courses which meet for 90 minutes per week and
take part in a variety of activities outside the classroom. The Vice President for Academic
Services is responsible for the administrative operation of the Brenau University Learning
and Leisure Institute. Guided by the Center for Lifetime Study, the BULLI program offers
a wide diversity of courses from the academic to the technical, from recreational to the
artistic. BULLI instructors include a mix of members of Brenau faculty, instructors from
other colleges and universities, community experts and knowledgeable fellow BULLI
members.

Alumnae Association
The purpose of the Alumnae Association is to promote the development and growth of
Brenau by providing an opportunity for Women's College and Academy alumnae to serve
both individually and collectively as a link with the university; to stimulate interest in the
financial support of Brenau; to encourage esprit de corps among alumnae and to preserve
and strengthen the traditions of Brenau. All former students of the Women's College with
at least 45 quarter hours or 27 semester hours are entitled to membership in the Alumnae
Association. All Brenau Academy graduates are members.

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Each year, the Association presents the Professional Achievement Award, the Community
Service Award, and the Outstanding Service to Brenau Award to recognize former students
who are exceptional in these areas. The Student Alumnae Council presents three Young
Alumnae Awards to alumnae who graduated during the past 15 years. The Association also
awards an annual scholarship to a rising sophomore or junior who meets the criteria for
the Alumnae Association Endowed Scholarship. The Awards Committee participates in the
selection of the annual inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame.

Alumni Association
The purpose of the Alumni Association is to promote, encourage, perpetuate and develop
the aims and objectives of Brenau University and to establish mutually beneficial relations
between the university and alumni of Evening Weekend Studies and Online Studies. The
specific objectives of the Alumni Association are to support the university and the
educational programs designed for its students, former students and future students. It
promotes social interaction among its members and provides an opportunity for alumni to
serve. It serves as a link between the Women’s College and the Evening and Weekend and
Online Studies programs, promotes the interests and welfare of the university, extends to
the university the experience and skill of its alumni in meeting institutional goals, and
assists the university in publicizing its good name and prestige. All graduates of Evening
and Weekend Studies and Online Studies are entitled to membership in the Association.

The Alumni Association maintains the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund.
The association participates in the Evening and Weekend/Online Studies graduation
ceremony. The Awards Committee participates in the selection of the annual inductees into
the Alumni Hall of Fame.




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                                                 University Policies
University Class Attendance and Participation Policy
All grades and evaluations earned by the student and issued by the faculty are based upon
the quality of the student's overall academic performance both in and out of class. Students
are expected to attend and participate in class regularly, and to assume responsibility for
meeting all requirements as specified in the course syllabus. Because of the differences in
schedules, and contact hours, there are different attendance policies for the Women’s
College, Evening and Weekend Studies and Online Studies. Students should consult the
specific policies for their divisions. Those divisions are Women’s College, Evening and
Weekend Studies undergraduate, Evening and Weekend Studies graduate, and Online
Studies.

Student Responsibilities
    1.   Students are responsible for all material covered in each course for which they
         are registered. In no instance does absence from class relieve a student from the
         responsibility for any course work.
    2.   Students are responsible for complying with both the institutional attendance
         policy and any special attendance regulations specified by the instructor in the
         course syllabus.
    3.   Students are responsible for initiating any request to make up work missed
         because of a class absence. The decision to assist the student with make-up work,
         including tests, in every case rests with the instructor.
    4.   Women’s College students should explain the cause of every absence from illness
         or other causes to the instructor, who if the absence is justified may grant the
         student a chance to make up work missed as a result of the absence.

Faculty Responsibilities
    1.   Faculty may prescribe reasonable requirements relevant to the course of
         instruction. At the beginning of each semester, they shall inform students in
         writing of any special requirements. Each syllabus shall state the institutional
         attendance policy and any academic consequences of excessive absences as well
         as any special attendance requirements. In no case shall any individual policy
         conflict with university policy.
    2.   Faculty should keep a record of class attendance for their enrolled students.
    3.   When a student in the Women’s College has been absent from 25 percent of the
         classes in any semester, the instructor shall report the absences in writing to the
         vice president for student life or to the appropriate department chair, and may
         recommend appropriate action. If the student is a recipient of VA educational
         benefits, the instructor must also report these absences to the director of
         veteran’s services by the next workday after the second absence for a class which
         meets once a week.
    4.   Faculty are responsible for counseling with students regarding the academic
         consequences of absences from class or laboratory sessions.
    5.   Faculty are responsible for arranging make-up work when an absence is excused.
         The student must initiate the request for make-up work in writing, along with a
         written explanation of the absences.

Academic Rights
Recognizing the mutual rights and responsibilities of faculty and students to each other is
essential to the higher education community. The following statement reflects Brenau
policies and procedures regarding those rights and responsibilities.
     1. Academic freedom includes both the freedom to teach and the freedom to learn;
          students should exercise their freedom with responsibility.
     2. As citizens and members of an academic community, students are subject to the
          policies and regulations of the institution, and responsible for preserving high
          standards of conduct and scholarship.
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    3.  Students are encouraged to engage in a sustained independent search for truth
        and to develop the capacity for critical judgment. This is the responsibility of
        everyone in a community of scholars.
    4. Students may take exception to points of view offered in any course and reserve
        judgment about opinions expressed, but they are responsible for learning the
        content of any course in which they are enrolled.
    5. Students are protected through established procedures against prejudiced or
        capricious academic evaluation, but they are responsible for maintaining
        standards of academic performance established for each course in which they are
        enrolled.
    6. Students have the right to request review of grading systems with faculty for
        clarification; such review is to be conducted responsibly and should promote
        better student-faculty understanding.
    7. Confidential information about students which instructors acquire in the course
        of their professional association is to be maintained in accordance with the Fam-
        ily Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. (See Student Records section of
        this Catalog).
    8. Students have the right to belong to any university organization if they meet
        membership requirements.
    9. Students have the right and responsibility to participate in determining their
        courses of study within the guidelines of the discipline and must assume
        responsibility for meeting degree requirements as set forth in their major
        programs of study.
    10. Students have the right to examine and discuss in a responsible manner
        questions of interest to them and to express opinions publicly and privately in a
        like manner.

Academic Honesty
Brenau University is an academic community actively engaged in scholarly pursuits. As
members of this community, students are expected to recognize and honor standards of
academic and intellectual integrity. Brenau supports the ideals of scholarship and fairness
by rejecting all dishonest work when it is submitted for academic credit. Brenau University
encourages students to be responsible and accountable for their decisions and actions. It is
Brenau’s hope that its students will uphold the honor of the university by refraining from
every form of dishonesty in the community. Any attempt by students to present the work of
others as their own or to pass an examination by improper means is regarded as a most
serious offense and renders those students who do so liable to disciplinary action. Assisting
another student in any such dishonesty, or knowing of this dishonesty and not reporting it,
is also considered a grave breach of honesty.

Plagiarism Plagiarism is the act of taking the words or ideas of another and representing
them as one’s own.

Cheating Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to, giving or receiving
unauthorized assistance, before, during, or after an examination or assignment,
falsification or misrepresentation of information in an academic exercise or assignment,
unauthorized use of someone else’s password or account number, and submitting work
more than once without the consent of the instructor.

Disciplinary Action Brenau University faculty will make every effort to deal with
suspected violations of academic dishonesty.
a) Faculty will submit an Incident Report Form detailing the violation and action taken to
the Office of the Vice President for Academic Services (VPAS), where it will be kept on file.
Should a faculty member be unable to deal with a student suspected of academic
dishonesty, the VPAS will contact the accused student concerning the incident.
b) The student will be given the opportunity to discuss the incident with the VPAS. If the
student admits guilt, the VPAS will administer the appropriate action according to the
sanctions on academic dishonesty. If the student denies guilt, the VPAS, in consultation
with the Dean of the School and the instructor involved, will evaluate the evidence and
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determine appropriate action. (In cases where the incident occurred in a class section
taught by the VPAS, the matter will be handled by the Vice President for Enrollment
Management and the Dean of the respective School.)

Appeals Process
a) Should the student disagree with the action taken by the Vice President for Academic
Services, an appeal process may be initiated by the student. This appeal must be submitted
in writing within seven days of the VPAS’s action.
b) The case will be immediately referred to the Hearing Board. The Hearing Board will
consist of three faculty members appointed by the VPAS and the Dean of the School from
which the Incident Report Form was submitted. The student may request a faculty
member or student development administrator to attend the hearing on her behalf.

Sanctions
This includes plagiarism, cheating, and dishonesty, in classroom or in class-related
activities. The following sanctions represent the minimum action that will be taken. It is
the prerogative of the Vice President for Academic Services to impose stronger sanctions if
deemed appropriate.
a) 1st offense: “0” grade on assignment
b) 2nd offense: “F” in the course in which the offense took place
c) 3rd offense: Expulsion

Disciplinary Rights
Except as otherwise provided in the Student Handbooks, students shall have the right to a
hearing when accused of any violation of Brenau regulations or rules of conduct. The right
to a hearing shall include the following:
    1.        right to notice of any charges;
    2.        right to admit or deny the alleged violation, waive a hearing, and accept
              Brenau's action;
    3.        right to admit the alleged violation but request a hearing;
    4.        right to deny the alleged violation and request a hearing;
    5.        right to a fair hearing;
    6.        right to appear in person at a hearing or not to appear with assurance the
              failure to appear shall not be construed as an admission of guilt;
    7.        right to select a university adviser;
    8.        right to call witnesses and present evidence in one's behalf;
    9.        right to request a list of witnesses;
    10.       right to confront and cross-examine witnesses and accusers;
    11.       right to request a record of the hearing if the offense involves possible
              suspension or expulsion;
    12.       Women's College students have the right to appeal to the Appellate Board,
              to the senior vice president for enrollment management and student
              services, and then to the president of Brenau. (Women's College students
              should refer to the Women's College Student Handbook for further
              information regarding hearings.);
    13.       Evening and Weekend students have a right to a hearing before the vice
              president for academic services or a committee of no less than five faculty
              members. Two of the faculty may be chosen by the student; the remainder of
              the committee will be selected by the vice president for academic services. A
              request for a hearing must be submitted within two weeks of the alleged
              violation.

Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Brenau University is committed to complying with all applicable requirements of the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and
other applicable federal and state laws. Brenau does not discriminate in violation of these
laws in its programs and services available to all admitted students.


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The Learning Center assists qualified students with disabilities in obtaining a variety of
services, directed by the University’s Disabilities Service Provider. The University’s
Compliance Officer coordinates the University’s efforts in complying with federal, state,
and local laws such as Section 504 and ADA, Title IX of the Education Amendments of
1972, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The University Compliance Officer:                  The Disabilities Services Provider (DSP):
Dr. Wayne Dempsey, C.F.O.                           Dr. Vince Yamilkoski
Executive Vice President                            Learning Center Director
Brenau University                                   Brenau University
500 Washington St. SE                               500 Washington St. SE
Gainesville, GA 30501-3697                          Gainesville, GA 30501-3697
(770) 531-3116                                       (770) 534-6134

Eligibility for services is determined by the DSP, and individuals must self-identify and
provide proper documentation as outlined by the DSP. After eligibility is approved,
students meet with an assigned coordinator to develop an individualized service plan that
identifies appropriate accommodations and services.

Section 504 and ADA Grievance Procedures. Brenau University has established an
intra-institutional grievance procedure which allows for the prompt and equitable
resolution of complaints in relation to Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act
and its subsequent amendments and impending regulations. The complaint should be filed,
in writing, with the University’s compliance officer, the executive vice president and cfo
(EVP). The official complaint should contain the name, address and telephone number of
the person filing the complaint and a brief description of the alleged violation of the ADA.
The complaint should be filed within 30 calendar days from the time the complainant
becomes aware of the alleged violation. An investigation, as may be appropriate, will follow
the filing of a complaint. The EVP will conduct the investigation and will involve other
appropriate parties as required. The investigation will be thorough and complete. A
written determination of the validity of the complaint and a description of the resolution, if
any, will be issued by the EVP and a copy shall be forwarded to the complainant with 45
calendar days of the filing of the complaint. The EVP shall maintain all files and records
relating to the complaint held.

In cases where the complainant is dissatisfied with the resolution, he or she may request a
reconsideration of the case. The request and reason for reconsideration should be made
within 15 calendar days to the EVP. If no resolution can be found within the institution,
the alleged grieved party is free to pursue other remedies.

Please refer to the chart at the end of this section of the Catalog for a complete listing of
where to obtain further information about a variety of services and information.

Title VI and Title IX Compliance
Within the stated Purpose of Brenau University, the institution is in compliance with Title
VI of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX, and does not discriminate against otherwise
qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or
veterans status in its recruitment, admissions, employment, facility and program
accessibility, or services.

Harassment Policy and Grievance Procedure
It is illegal and against Brenau policy for any employee or student, male or female, to
harass another employee or student by making sexual advances, requests for sexual favors
and/or other physical or expressive behavior of a sexual nature. Furthermore, harassment
in any form is not tolerated at Brenau.

Students who think that they have been discriminated against, harassed, or otherwise had
their civil rights violated, shall make a formal complaint in writing to the Senior Vice
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President for Enrollment Management and Student Services within five (5) calendar days
of the alleged incident. If the allegation involves a faculty member, the complaint should be
addressed to the Vice President for Academic Services. The complaint should contain, but
is not limited to, date and place of the alleged incident as well as the names and addresses
of all witnesses. Either the senior vice president for enrollment management and student
services or the Vice President for Academic Services will attempt to resolve the dispute
within the operational parameters of the office.

If resolution is not possible, the appropriate vice president will convene a formal hearing
within twenty (20) calendar days to hear the complaint. The group hearing the complaint
shall consist of:

•     Student Services staff member (appointed by the senior vice president for enrollment
      management and student services)
•     Two full-time Brenau faculty (appointed by the senior vice president for enrollment
      management and student services)
•     One full-time staff member (appointed by the executive vice president)

Involved parties and witnesses will appear where statements and questions will be allowed
for the purpose of fact gathering. The group will reconvene following the hearing to reach a
recommendation which will be forwarded to the vice president who will make the final
decision. The complainant will receive the decision in writing.

The complainant has the right to appeal the vice president's decision to the president of
Brenau University.

Required
Disclosure           Brief Description                                          Where to Obtain Person Responsible
Rights under The     •     Rights to and procedures for inspecting,                Office of the   Barbara Wilson
Family Educational         reviewing, and requesting amendment to a                 Registrar    Director of Records &
Rights & Privacy Act       student’s educational Record.                         (770) 534-6203        Registrar
(FERPA)              •     Right to consent to disclosure of personally
                           identifiable information.
Loan Deferments for •      Terms and Conditions of Stafford Loan                Financial Aid Office      Pam Barrett
Performed Services         deferment for service in the Peace Corps,               (770) 534-6152    Assoc. Vice President
                           service under the Domestic Volunteer Service                              for Enrollment Mgmt
                           Act of 1973, and volunteer service for tax-                                    & Director of
                           exempt organizations in the field of community                                Financial Aid
                           service
Available Financial  •     Description of all available federal, state,         Financial Aid Office      Pam Barrett
Assistance                 private, and institutional financial aid               (770) 534-6152
                           programs, including application forms and
                           procedures, eligibility requirements, criteria for
                           selection and award determination.
                     •     Rights and responsibilities of students receiving
                           Title IV and other financial aid, including
                           criteria for continued eligibility, satisfactory
                           academic progress standards, method and
                           frequency of disbursements, terms of loans,
                           employment conditions, and exit counseling
                           information.
                     •     Title IV eligibility for study abroad
Institutional        •     Cost of attendance, applicable refund policies,       Accounting Office       Holly Reynolds
Information                and requirements for the return of Title IV            (770) 534-6150           Controller
                           funds                                                Financial Aid Office      Pam Barrett
                                                                                  (770) 534-6152

                      •      Information regarding academic programs and           Office of the         Barbara Wilson
                             requirements for officially withdrawing from            Registrar
                             the institution                                     (770) 534-6203
                      •      Entities that accredit, license, or approve the    Office of Academic     Dr. Jim Southerland
                             institution and its programs, and procedures for         Affairs           Vice President for
                             reviewing this documentation                        (770) 534-6119         Academic Services
                      •      Description of any special services and facilities                        and Dean of Faculty
                             for disabled students                                 Office of the       Dr. Wayne Dempsey
                                                                                  Executive VP            Executive Vice
                                                                                 (770) 531-3116              President




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Completion/          •   Completion or graduation rate of cohort of               Office of      Dr. Robert Cuttino
Graduation Rates         degree-seeking, full-time undergraduates              Institutional     Director of Research
                                                                               Research and         and Planning
                                                                               Effectiveness
                                                                              (770) 538-4711
Campus Security      •   Statistics for three most recent calendar years     Office of Student        Scott Briell
Report                   concerning the occurrence of certain offenses on        Services        Senior Vice President
                         campus, in or on non-campus buildings or             (770) 534-6130        for Enrollment
                         property, and public property that were                                   Management and
                         reported to campus security or local police                               Student Services
                     •   Policies regarding procedures to report crimes
                         committed on campus and the institution’s
                         response to such
                     •   Policies concerning the security of and access to
                         campus facilities
                     •   Policies concerning campus law enforcement
Completion/          •   Number of students who enrolled, along with            Office of the    Michael Lochstampfor
Graduation Rates for     number of students who received athletically-       Athletic Director     Athletic Director
Student Athletes         related student aid                                  (770) 534-6230
                     •   Completion or graduation rate of cohort of
                         degree-seeking, full-time undergraduates



Other Policies and Regulations
Inclement Weather Policy. The University has a phone service which will be activated
during questionable weather periods and will provide a taped message advising you
whether or not classes are in session. The number will not transfer you to another Brenau
extension or provide any information other than the taped message. In periods of inclement
weather the campus switchboard may or may not be functioning; however, the new line is
available 24 hours per day. Brenau will continue to use the local media outlets in
Gainesville as well as the major networks in Atlanta for weather-related bulletins;
however, they cannot provide information customized to our campus.

    Call (770) 534-6772 (from off-campus) – or – ext. 6772 (from on-campus phones)

Automobile and Parking Regulations -- Gainesville Campus
Parking Stickers Required. Vehicles parked on the Gainesville campus on a regular
basis must be registered. Vehicles may be registered at the switchboard office in Owens
Student Center during regular office hours. Students will then be issued parking stickers
(see special fees section for cost) which should be displayed on each vehicle's rear bumper
or window as appropriate. Visitors may obtain temporary parking permits at the
switchboard in Owens Student Center.

Approved Areas. Students with valid permits and visitors may park in any Brenau
parking lot and on city streets in approved parking spaces. Brenau parking lots include:
the area behind Van Hoose, the parking lots on Academy Street, the tennis court parking
area, the parking lot at the Jacobs Building, the lot on Prior Street in front of the sorority
houses, the parking lot North of the Fitness Center, the parking lot on Washington Street
next to Senior Hall Apartments, the Occupational Therapy building parking lot, the
parking lot north of the Tea Room, the J.S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, The
Northeast Georgia History Center and the Student Center parking lot. Any cars parked
illegally or in unauthorized areas will be towed away at the owner’s expense. Damage by
towing is not the responsibility of the university or the towing company.

Damage to Property and Facilities
The taking, damaging, or malicious destruction of property belonging to Brenau, its
visitors, or any member of the Brenau community is prohibited.

Students are responsible for any damage to Brenau's property at any location where
classes are offered, beyond normal wear and tear. For such damage, a minimum charge of
$50 or the cost of repair, whichever is greater, will be assessed.


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Drug and Alcoholic Beverages Policy
Brenau recognizes the extreme dangers arising from use and abuse of drugs and alcohol
and consequently has restricted their use on its campuses. Actions of this nature are a
serious offense and will be handled accordingly through appropriate administrative
channels. The use, possession, or sale of any illegal, dangerous, or controlled drugs on any
Brenau campus or at any Brenau-sponsored event is prohibited except for the proper use or
possession of drugs prescribed by a person legally authorized to do so. However, Brenau
reserves the right to discipline any student abusing prescribed medications, when the
abuse interferes with the orderly atmosphere essential for the learning environment. For
the complete policy, please see the student handbook.

Fire Regulations
Smoking/Tobacco Use Policy. Realizing the heath implications of local, state, and
federal “no-smoking” movements associated with the use of tobacco products, Brenau
University has implemented the following policy:

•   In an effort to create a modified smoke-free environment on our campuses, not only for
    the benefit of those who work here, but for the benefit of students and visitors,
    university policy prohibits the use of tobacco products on campuses with the exception
    of designated outside areas.
•   No smoking or tobacco use is allowed in any buildings, entrance or exit doorways, or
    anywhere on the front campus. The designated outside smoking areas are limited and
    marked.

Emergency Doors. Use of emergency doors is strictly prohibited except in the case of
actual emergency. Setting off fire alarms, except during actual emergencies, is strictly
prohibited.

Firearms/Weapons Policy
Firearms and other dangerous weapons are absolutely prohibited at all times on all
university property. Firearms cannot be stored in vehicles. Because of the potential danger
from misuse of such weapons, any failure to comply with this rule shall be subject to
penalty.




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                                                  Student Support Services
Academic Advisement
All Brenau students are assigned a faculty adviser when they enroll. Women's College
freshmen are required to enroll in 1st Year Seminar and are assigned a faculty adviser as
well as a peer adviser. (See Women's College section of this Catalog.) All other students of
the Women's College or Evening and Weekend Studies are assigned an adviser in their
major or in a related department. Specific advisers are also designated for undecided
majors. Students should consult their adviser with any academic questions or concerns. All
students should consult a current Brenau catalog for information and policies related to
their course of study.

Academic advising is a developmental process, which assists students in the clarification of
their life and career goals and in the development of educational plans for the realization of
this goal through the careful consideration of a student’s plan of study. It is a decision-
making process by which students realize their maximum educational potential through
communication and information exchanges with an adviser; it is continuous, multifaceted,
and the responsibility of both student and adviser. By considering all aspects of a student’s
life, the adviser serves as a facilitator of communication, a coordinator of learning
experiences that takes place both inside and outside the classroom through course and
career planning and academic progress review, and as an agent of referral to other campus
agencies as necessary.

All students should meet with their academic advisor at least once a semester, more as
needed.

Academic Support – Students who are placed on academic probation may be required to
meet or participate in supportive academic activities.

Brenau Trustee Library
The Trustee Library sustains and enhances the University’s academic learning
environment through the provision of a welcoming physical and virtual presence that
effectively guides and instructs users on the rich variety of information resources selected
for their needs.

Library Collection. The collection contains approximately 85,000 print volumes, more
than 55,000 ebooks, a core selection of print journals as well as a media collection of DVDs,
videos and Cds. In addition some 200 databases provide access to approximately 16,000
electronic journals, magazines and other publications. The online resources are accessible
to local and distance students around the clock. Library resources are specifically selected
to support the mission and curriculum of Brenau, providing students with information
needed to successfully complete their coursework. The Library also offers a browsing
collection of popular fiction and non-fiction books for pleasure reading. Special Collections,
which includes the Bentley Rare Books Room and the Watson Collection, contains rare and
valuable materials. These are available for use in Special Collections, by appointment.
Should the student require additional materials not available on site, the Library has
reciprocal access and borrowing privileges with other institutions.

Library Circulation Policies and Procedures. Books and music scores from the
Trustee Library, with the exception of reserve and reference items, can be checked out of
the library for a two-week period, renewable once. Please note that materials can be
renewed online. Students may borrow up to 15 items at a time. Periodicals, reference
books, and media items may be checked out to faculty for instructional purposes. Students
may use these resources inside the library.

All items are due back in the Library by the end of the last day of exams for each academic
term. Fines are levied at the rate of 25 cents per day for all non-reserve materials that are
owned by the Trustee Library. Reserve and Information Delivery materials carry a $1.00
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per day late fee and two-hour reserve books carry a late fee of 25 cents per hour. For lost
items, library users will be charged an amount necessary to replace the item at current
prices plus 10 collars. Students are responsible for returning all materials and paying all
late fees prior to receiving grades or transcripts. Transcripts will be held for lost items and
late fees until these charges are cleared.

Research and Instructional Services. The Trustee Library provides courses, classes,
and personalized instruction to teach undergraduate and graduate students how to
research the literature of their discipline effectively. Instruction and assistance are
available to all students on all Brenau campuses.

Additional Support Services. The Library is an Internet “hot spot” for wireless laptop
access, and provides computers, printers, copiers, DVD players, VCRs and group and
personal study rooms for student use. It houses two peer tutoring facilities, the Writing
Center and the Math SPA, as well as the Language Bistro, a state-of-the-art language
instruction facility. Also located in the Library is the Redwine Technology Center, a
complex including a student computer lab, several computer-equipped study rooms for
individuals and groups and two instructional labs. Photocopiers, printers, and scanners are
available throughout the Library and the Redwine Technology Center.

The Trustee Library also provides an Information Delivery service for all current students,
faculty, and staff. Information Delivery contains two key components:
     1. Users may request articles and books that are not available in the Library’s
          collection and we will see to borrow the needed material from another library on
          behalf of the user.
     2. We deliver, via campus courier or mail, articles and books to the Brenau students
          who do not attend class at the Gainesville campus.

Forms for Information Delivery are available in the Library or online. Please allow up to 20
working days for materials to arrive. Please keep in mind that a user may request up to
five (5) items per week. This service is typically free, but occasionally there may be some
costs for difficult to obtain items; users will be notified of any costs prior to obtaining an
item and all costs are the responsibility of the patron. The Trustee Library complies will all
Federal copyright laws.

Hours of Operation. The Trustee Library is open throughout the year, closing for Brenau
University holidays and inclement weather. In addition, the library closes for Formal
Convocations, Graduation, and other special Brenau University functions. During those
times of the year when classes are not in session, the library closes for the weekends and is
open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and closes for the weekends.
Changes in library hours are posted at the entrance to the building, announces on the
Brenau Intranet, entered on a voicemail message [(770) 534-6113], and submitted to
university publications.

Hours of operation while classes are in session:
Monday - Thursday ................................................................................... 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday ........................................................................................................... 7:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday .................................................................................................. 10:00 a.m. - 6: 30 p.m.
Sunday ....................................................................................................... 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Student Services
General Information
Student Services employs student services professionals who facilitate appropriate and
responsible development of the whole person by enhancing and supporting students’
academic goals, by assisting the students and by demonstrating individualized concern for
their moral, ethical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and physical well being.

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Residence Life All Women’s College students under the age of 22 are required to live on
campus in approved residential housing. Students who are 21 years of age as of the final
drop/add date of the semester and who have a 3.0 cumulative GPA may live in the Brenau
student apartments. Information about student apartments can be obtained from the
Residence Life Office. Students who live with a parent or legal guardian within commuting
distance (50-mile radius) from campus may be exempt upon approval of a written request
submitted by parent or guardian. This request should be submitted to the dean of student
success and retention at least a month before the beginning of the semester the student
plans to live off campus. Students who are married and/or have dependents are not
required to live on campus. Family/married student housing is not available.

Students who have earned 90 academic credit hours or are 22 years of age may petition for
permission to live off campus, independently. This request must be submitted by the
student to the dean of student success and retention at least one month before the
beginning of the semester in which the student wants to change residential status.
Students who are members of a sorority must bring written recommendation from the
sorority president and adviser that permission is granted to move out of the sorority house.

Convenient and suitable living arrangements are provided for all single residential
students in Annex, Bailey Hall, Crudup Hall, East Hall, Simmons Hall, Van Hoose Hall,
Virginia Hall and Yonah Hall. In addition, six national sororities have houses on campus.

New students are housed in residence halls on the basis of information obtained from their
Housing Application Form, availability of rooms, and date of housing deposit. Returning
students are given priority in selecting the coming year’s room according to the number of
academic credit hours they have completed There are a limited number of private rooms in
each residence hall. Upper-class students may submit a written request for a private room
with the understanding that the room can not be guaranteed. If a private room is granted
the student is responsible for an additional private room charge. Freshman will not be
housed in private rooms. The dean of student success and retention is responsible for these
arrangements.

Residence halls and sorority houses are equipped with kitchens (no ovens), laundries and
study areas with computers. The use of microwaves or small refrigerators in the student
rooms are permitted in all residence halls and AGD sorority.

Brenau reserves the right to inspect rooms for conditions relating to the health, safety and
welfare of students, and assessment of damages as stipulated in the student housing
contract and in detail in the Student Handbook.

The university strives to maintain adequate security, but does not assume responsibility
for loss of or damage to students’ possessions. To ensure maximum security, the university
encourages families to cover students’ possessions on their current homeowners policy.

The residence halls and sorority houses are staffed with live-in professionals and
paraprofessionals. The Residence Life staff is dedicated to creating an environment in
which the student can grow and develop as a total person. Their aim is to enable students
to live in a community that is safe, comfortable, and enjoyable.

Student Activities In an effort to maximize the undergraduate experience, the Office of
Student Life and Leadership offers a unique array of co-curricular opportunities that
enhance and support the academic and social transition of Brenau University students.
Through the facilitation and implementation of on-going, quality programs, the Office of
Life and Leadership provides programmatic resources that foster leadership, citizenship,
character, and interpersonal development in addition to cultivating student success in
today’s global society. At Brenau, there are over 40 student organizations/leadership
opportunities, 13 honoraries, 5 media groups, 6 intercollegiate sports teams, and 8 national
sororities. In addition, the office advises the Honor Court and oversees the judicial system.

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Student Health Services Health services are an integral part of the university’s
educational experience. Emphasis is placed upon the maintenance of optimal health
through the provision of education and an environment that encourages appropriate
lifestyle behaviors that will benefit students throughout their lifetime. A registered nurse,
who functions under the supervision of a physician, is available for assessment, diagnosis,
and treatment of illnesses and injuries. Medical services are provided to currently enrolled,
full-time residential students. A completed health form must be on file before treatment
can be given. Many other services are provided through Health Services. A physician is on
campus one hour a week for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care. Routine diagnostic
tests are performed at student health services. The more complicated laboratory tests are
done at the local lab. Students or their insurance companies are billed for the cost of
laboratory tests. Normal office hours are Monday through Friday – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
There are no services offered during the summer. Chronic and on-going health problems
may be referred to other physicians in this area. Students who are referred to physicians,
hospital emergency facilities, etc., will be responsible for all charges incurred.

Counseling Counseling is available for all students under the supervision of a licensed
counselor. The counselor also maintains a list of community mental health professionals
for appropriate referrals. The administrators of the university share a genuine concern for
the psychological well-being of their students and assure a non-punitive response to
students encountering emotional difficulties. However, students must be able to adapt and
adjust to community living in order to maintain the privilege of living in residential
housing.

Chaplaincy As part of Student Services, chaplaincy addresses the spiritual needs of the
university community. In an ecumenical atmosphere, the chaplain plans religious studies,
worship opportunities, and discussion groups. In conjunction with the Brenau Fellowship
Association, the chaplain plans Holiday Traditions Week, Religious Emphasis Week and
other ministry and educational opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. The chaplain
consults with students addressing ethical dilemmas, spiritual questions, personal issues,
and other concerns accompanying college life.

Career Services Career planning is much more than a senior year experience. Students
visit Career Services to receive information about selecting a major, learning more about
majors and careers, securing an internship, writing a resume, developing interviewing
skills, attending job fairs, job searching and attending graduate school. The office
administers career assessments to help students identify skills, abilities, and interests and
learn more about majors and careers. Career Services assists all students and alumni with
their career counseling and job search needs.

The office can assist you with the skills needed to conduct an effective, professional job
search. Students looking for a part-time, full-time, seasonal job opportunity or an
internship can log on to the JobBoard found on Brenau University’s Student Services
(intranet: http://intranet.brenau.edu/dnn/) website. Please call (770) 534-6265 to make an
appointment.

The office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional support for
Evening and Weekend Studies and alumni is available via email. Contact Brenau at (770)
534-6265 for current email contact addresses.

International Student Services The Office of International Students & Global Studies
is committed to the enrichment of all Brenau students through greater interchange
between students from abroad and students from the United States. The director assists
international students with their transition into the Brenau community, facilitates
immigration reporting, and provides services to help international students in their
personal, social, and academic adjustment to Brenau. Many activities designed to increase
global awareness and cultural exchange on campus are coordinated from this office. The
office also provides services to faculty and students seeking study abroad opportunities.

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Internships      Concentrations offered within departments may require students to
complete an internship in a practical work setting. Guided professional study is vitally
important to the career orientation offered by these programs. Students should consult the
department chair in their major and the Career Services Office to receive guidance in
locating internships in their field of study.

Orientation At the beginning of each semester, Brenau acquaints new students with
campus life of the university. In the Women’s College, the “1st Year Seminar” course is
required for all 1st year Women’s College students. Students in Evening and Weekend
Studies can attend a new student orientation at their leisure offered via their personal
Blackboard site.

Learning Disabilities Program The Women's College offers a program to students who
have a professionally diagnosed learning disability. Services are also available for students
with other disabilities. Tutoring, extended time testing, reading therapy, taped textbooks
through Recordings for the Blind, and academic advising are among the services available.
For further information concerning the program, admission requirements and fees, please
contact the Admissions Office of the Women's College. Students already enrolled at Brenau
should contact the Director of the Learning Center.

Publications/Broadcasting

Aurum, the Women's College yearbook, gives a review of university life.
Brenau Window published quarterly, is an award winning magazine distributed free of
charge to more than 22,000 alumni and friends of the university
The Brenau Women’s College and Evening & Weekend College Student Handbooks,
published annually, compile pertinent student information.
Cable Channel 95 publicizes university announcements, student-, and class-related
information on campus and offers students the opportunity to produce their own video and
music programs.
The Alchemist is Brenau’s online student newspaper.
The Elixir, the annual Women’s College literary magazine, publishes student writing,
photography and art.
Update, a periodic faculty and staff electronic newsletter, provides information about
events, activities, meetings and other items of interest about the university.
WBCX-FM, Brenau's radio station, serves the Northeast Georgia area with eclectic music
and locally produced programming by students and community volunteers under faculty
and staff supervision.

Other Student Services
Hopkins Dining Hall. Hopkins serves meals according to the schedule posted at the
entrance. Non-residential students wishing to eat in the cafeteria may purchase a meal
ticket or pay the attendant at the door the appropriate fee upon entering the dining area.

Brenau Tea Room. Located in the Student Union Building, the Tea Room serves a
variety of sandwiches, salads and grilled items in a casual atmosphere and feature Java
City.

The Post Office. is located in the lower level of the Louise Hancock Owens Student
Center. All Women’s College students, Academy students, faculty, and administrative
offices are assigned a post office box.

Bookstore. The bookstore on the main campus of Brenau is located on Washington Street
and operated by Barnes and Noble, Inc.

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                                                   Information Technology
Brenau University’s Information Technology (I.T.) department manages academic and
administrative technology for all users. The I.T. department offers students hands-on and
virtual support through a Help Desk located in the Redwine Technology Center on
Brenau’s main campus in Gainesville

Email Communication Policy
Email is now the official means of communication for the University; therefore, all Brenau
students are required to utilize the Brenau e-mail address assigned to the student for the
dissemination of information by the administration. Students are responsible for all
information distributed in this manner. Brenau email is the official email to be used with
Blackboard courses as well.

Computing Ethics and Network Responsibilities
Computing and networking resources are provided to students, faculty and staff at Brenau
to be used for a wide variety of purposes. Access to these resources is a privilege and not a
right. These network resources are for the general benefit of the Brenau community and
are continually updated and maintained to provide an environment that is consistent with
the educational goals of the University. These resources are limited, and how each
individual uses them may impact the work of other members of the community and
beyond, as our campus network is connected (through the Internet) to other networks
worldwide. It is important that everyone be aware of his or her individual obligations and
of what constitutes proper use and behavior.

The Computing Ethics and Network Responsibilities are published as a part of the various
student handbooks, the faculty/staff handbook, and other publications of the University.
Because of the rapid evolution of computing and information networks, the University
reserves the right to modify the text of these policies, by approval of the Computing Policy
Committee. While users will be kept apprised of any changes, it is the user's responsibility
to remain aware of current regulations. These are kept up-to-date at http://www.brenau.
edu/aics/respons.html on the University's web site.

In general, common sense is a good guide to what constitutes appropriate behavior and use
of computers and networks. You should respect the privacy of others and use computing
resources in a manner that is consistent with the instructional and research objectives of
the University.

Behavior which can create problems in a networked computing environment will fall into
the following categories. This list of responsibilities should provide users with a good idea
of what constitutes illegal or unethical on-line behavior. Everyone should note that
computer users are governed by federal and state laws and University policies and
standards of conduct. Violations of these rules or, indeed, any disruptive situation (in
which a person's behavior or behavior generated on machines, accounts, or file space under
that individual's control, creates a disruption of service to our clients) may be met by
suspending access and services to the responsible parties and may also result in
disciplinary action. When there is reason to believe that illegal activities or significant
infractions of our rules have occurred or are continuing, staff may monitor a suspected
individual's computer files and activities. When necessary, the University may request the
assistance of a law enforcement agency. It is not for the computing services staff to judge
whether any request from a law enforcement agency to investigate suspected illegal
activities affords due process and is of appropriate jurisdiction. The general practice is to
defer such requests to the appropriate university vice president.

1)   Break-ins and Tampering
     a) You may not attempt to gain access to computer systems (on or off campus) for
         which you have not been granted access.

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     b)  You may not deliberately attempt to disrupt the performance of a computer
         system or a network, on or off-campus.
     c) You may not attempt to 'break' system security. You may not reconfigure
         computer systems to make them unusable for others.
     d) You may not attempt to destroy or alter data or programs belonging to other
         users.
     e) You may not modify residential computing network services or wiring or extend
         those beyond the area of their intended use.
     f)  This applies to all network wiring, hardware, and cluster and in-room jacks.
2)   Theft: (including licensure and copyright violations)
     a) By the copyright laws of the United States and most other nations, virtually all
         information in computer files is copyrighted. (See further description under
         Copyright Reminders, below.)
     b) If you have not been given direct permission to copy a file, you are not permitted
         to do so.
     c) You may not copy or redistribute software or other information which is
         copyrighted. By recent changes of the US law, software piracy is a felony.
     d) You may not attempt to override copy protection on commercial software.
     e) The ability to find and read information on computer systems does not mean that
         the information is in the public domain. Having the ability to read does not
         necessarily grant the right to copy or redistribute. Nor, even, in the case of
         certain information on the Internet, does ability to read mean that permission to
         read has been lawfully granted. Certain information, such as GALILEO, is
         licensed to be read by the Brenau community, though this does not grant the
         right to redistribute this information.
3)   Eavesdropping and Violations of Privacy:
     a) All information on a computer system belongs to somebody; some of it may be
         private or personal information; some may consist of confidential information,
         trade secrets, or classified material.
     b) If you have not been given direct permission to read or access another person's
         file, you may not try to do so.
     c) Brenau-specific or commercially obtained network resources may not be
         retransmitted outside of the University community. Examples include: CINAHL,
         ERIC or other commercial information services available from the Brenau
         Trustee Library, and private student-related information.
4)   Individual Responsibility and Archiving:
     a) Information stored by individuals on network servers, including e-mail, is the
         responsibility of the individual assigned and using that filespace.
     b) Computer services provide backup for the e-mail and file servers only to the
         extent needed to restore services in case of a network failure.
     c) Periodic removal of excess and/or inactive files and accounts may be done to
         preserve available resources for current users.
5)   Forging, Password Sharing, Password Theft:
     a) You may not attempt to impersonate another individual by sending forged
         information such as e-mail, including spam (bulk unsolicited mail)
     b) Never give your password to anyone.
     c) You may not seek to determine another person's password, through cracking,
         decryption, interception or other means.
6)   Annoyance and Harassment:
     a) Brenau University has written standards of conduct which seek to preclude
         annoyance and harassment by members of the Brenau University community
         (students, faculty, and staff).
     b) You may not use computing to violate the University's standards of conduct.
     c) You may not distribute electronic chain letters. These not only serve as
         annoyance, but can severely disrupt computing and network performance.
7)   Negligence and Misuse: (including private business)
     a) Having access to computing privileges (e-mail account, Brenau network
         connection, login, or shared file space assigned to you), means that you have
         general responsibility for all computing activity which takes place from those
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         accounts, connections, or file spaces. The University's connection to the Internet,
         for example, does not allow you to abuse that connection.
     b) Access to the Brenau University computing network and the Internet is limited
         to members of the Brenau University community. Individuals within the Brenau
         community are not permitted to provide access to the campus network to those
         outside this community.
     c) Use of Brenau Computing facilities is intended to be consistent with the
         educational mission of the University; this does not preclude personal nor even
         commercial uses. Refer to the appropriate Handbook for your unit (Faculty/Staff,
         Women's College or Evening and Weekend) to review the university's limitations
         on the community's use of computing facilities for commercial purposes.
     d) You should report any suspected illegal or unethical activity to the Chief IT
         Officer or the appropriate Dean's office
8)   Copyright and Attribution – Reminders:
     a) We would like also to remind the community that by the terms of the Berne
         copyright conference (now a part of US law), virtually all material fixed in a
         tangible medium including photos, text (printed and electronic), music, software
         and broadcast performance is, indeed, copyrighted. This is true whether or not
         copyright was registered, and whether or not the material was published prior to
         the Berne accords.
     b) Of special note, is that despite the rapid evolution of case and statutory law
         concerning intellectual property, educational "fair use" exemptions for copyright
         protection may not protect redistribution of copyrighted material beyond, or even
         within, University property. Accordingly, the University urges all authors and
         artists using Brenau University computing networks to either a) use only original
         graphics, sound and text, or b) to provide written notification of licensure or
         copyright agreement with the copyright holder in such case as the work is by
         other than oneself, whenever such work is to be shared with others outside of the
         classroom context.
     c) University rules governing attribution require that all users of Brenau
         computing networks acknowledge any use of ideas or other materials produced by
         others (in textual, pictorial, auditory or other forms) through a note clearly
         identifying both the source and the nature and extent of indebtedness.
9)   Personal Computing Equipment
     a) Students or faculty members using their own personal laptops or other
         computers in classrooms are encouraged to use battery power. They should also
         have charged extra batteries in anticipation of extended class meetings. The
         hazards posed by electrical cords that cross high traffic areas within classroom
         spaces introduce the danger of personal injury and potential damage to computer
         equipment. Brenau University assumes NO responsibility for costs associated
         with the loss of or damage to a student or instructor’s personal laptop or other
         computer and its associated peripheral equipment.

It is your responsibility to know and understand these ethics and responsibilities. If at any
point you feel you may be in violation or know of a violation, please contact the Help Desk
at helpdesk@brenau.edu so that we may correct it and minimize the risk to the university.




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                                                                  Women's College
General Information
The Women's College offers baccalaureate and graduate programs with a liberal arts
foundation designed to enable students to explore general interests and to pursue
specialized studies. These women have opportunities to develop leadership skills in an
environment that encourages awareness of and participation in a world characterized by
pluralism. The student life program of the Women's College is designed to enhance and
enrich student life at Brenau.

The Women's College is a residential institution which also provides for enrollment of
non-residential female students who desire to take advantage of the educational programs
offered in this division. Courses are normally scheduled in the morning and/or early
afternoon. All information included in this section of the Catalog pertains to students
enrolled in the Women's College.

Women’s College Handbook More detailed information regarding Women’s College
policies and procedures can be found in the Student Handbook. All Women’s College
students are required to sign for and read a copy of the Student Handbook.

Class Attendance and Participation Policy
All grades and evaluations earned by the student and issued by the faculty are based upon
the quality of the student's overall academic performance both in and out of class. Students
are expected to attend and participate in class regularly, and to assume responsibility for
meeting all requirements as specified in the course syllabus. Whenever possible, advance
notice should be given to instructors when a student anticipates an absence. In all cases it
is the student's responsibility to arrange for making up missed work and to be prepared for
class upon return.

No policy can cover every eventuality; however, the institution recognizes the following as
acceptable and excusable reasons for missing class:

               1.   Acute Illness/Injury
               2.   Death in the Family/Personal Crisis.
               3.   Approved College-Sponsored Activity
               4.   Major Religious Holiday

A student can contact the dean of student success and retention for assistance with reasons
1 & 2. In case of absences not meeting these criteria, it is the prerogative of the professor to
exercise professional judgment in deciding whether or not tests, quizzes or other work may
legitimately be made up.

Faculty exercise their professional judgment in establishing attendance policies for their
classes. These must be clearly stated in the course syllabus. However, there is a minimum
attendance requirement for the Women’s College. Students who miss more than 20 percent
of the scheduled class sessions for whatever reason may be removed from the class with a
failing grade due to non-attendance and non-participation. This policy does not operate
automatically but may be activated only through written request from the faculty member
to the vice president for academic services

When lack of attendance and/or participation detrimentally affects the student's quality of
work or performance, the instructor is encouraged to notify the student, the academic
adviser, and the Dean of Student Success and Retention.

Honor System
The Women's College has established an honor system as the fundamental principle of its
self-governing philosophy. The system is administered by the Student Honor Court in
cooperation with the university administration.

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Every Women's College student assumes personal responsibility for herself and her fellow
students for the maintenance of the rules and ideals of this system. The university is proud
of the system's long and successful history. Each new student should become familiar with
this tradition of Brenau.

The Brenau Honor Code: I promise to uphold the Brenau University honor code by
refraining from every form of dishonesty and cheating in university life, and will strive to
create a spirit of honesty and honor. Failure to do so is considered a breach of trust toward
the faculty and student body. I accept this commitment as a personal responsibility to
refrain from and to report all forms of dishonesty and cheating.

Student Government
All full-time Women’s College students are members of the Student Government
Association (SGA). SGA is composed of two branches; the Executive Committee and the
Senate. All executive power is vested in the Executive Committee which consists of the
President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Elections Chair, Campus Relations Officer
and Student Activities Board Director. Furthermore, all legislative power is vested in the
governing body of the Senate. All students are encouraged to become involved in SGA and
be the change that they want to see in their campus community.

Athletics
Brenau University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Brenau sponsors intercollegiate teams in the sports of basketball, cross-country, soccer,
softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. The tennis team has been consistently ranked in
the top five in the nation, and was NAIA National Champion in 1999 and 2002. Brenau
also sponsors the club sport of crew.

Academic Advisers for Women's College Students
All freshmen are assigned a faculty adviser according to their major, if declared. First-year
students who have not declared a major are assigned to an adviser of undeclared students.
They remain with that adviser until a major is chosen.

Transfer students entering Brenau with more than 24 semester credit hours are assigned
to a faculty adviser in their major. Students who have not selected a major are assigned to
an adviser specifically designated for undeclared majors; when they declare a major, they
are assigned an adviser in their chosen major.

Each student will confer with her adviser to obtain approval for her proposed course of
study or to make needed adjustments in her program. However, it should be noted that
while all possible assistance is given by the faculty adviser, it nevertheless remains the
duty of each student to accept full responsibility for the completion and
satisfaction of the selected course of study. In an effort to help the student exercise
and fulfill this responsibility, approval by the faculty adviser of the first semester’s
registration schedule is mandatory prior to completion of the registration process.

The “Early College” at Brenau Academy
Interested and qualified students attending Brenau Academy may pursue an Associate of
Arts degree in Liberal Studies while simultaneously earning their high school diploma. In
addition to potentially earning up to two years of transferrable college credits, academy
students in the “Early College” program have the opportunity to participate in other
Women’s’ College programs, such as the 1st Year Seminar.

1st Year Seminar
The seminar was created to assist students in making a successful transition to college life.
The course helps students to develop personally and academically, to enhance practical
skills, and to become active contributing members of the campus environment. 1st year
seminar is taken fall semester and each two-hour section of 1st year seminar carries a
different topic. All incoming freshmen and transfer students with less than 24 semester
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hours earned will choose their 1st Year Seminar topic. Brenau offers a spring semester
session for those students who begin enrollment in the spring. The instructors of 1st year
seminar serve as the students’ advisers until the students receive major adviser
assignments during spring semester.

Honors Program
The Honors Program accepts highly motivated and well-qualified students into the
program at the beginning of the freshman year or by application to the Director of Honors
at a later time. The Honors Program continues through the four years of undergraduate
study. For specific information about the Honors Program, see the “Honors Program for
Women’s College Students” section.

Writing Center
Brenau University’s Writing Center is a peer tutoring organization that supports students
of every ability level in the development of writing and speaking skills through individual
conferences, computer-based tutorials, and group workshops. For further information,
contact the director of the Writing Center.




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                                         Evening and Weekend Studies
General Information
Brenau University offers both men and women the opportunity to pursue a baccalaureate
degree or a graduate degree through programs delivered in an evening or weekend format.
Locations include the main campus in Gainesville and several off-campus sites within the
state of Georgia. The baccalaureate programs provide career-oriented courses and
programs based on a liberal arts foundation to enable the individual student to attain
personal as well as professional growth and competence. The university tailors the mode of
delivery to the needs of the adult student who is seeking a degree but finds daytime classes
inconvenient or incompatible with career and family responsibilities. Evening classes are
typically scheduled in four-hour blocks and each class meets one night each week of the
term. The weekend format provides an opportunity to earn a college degree by going to
college on alternate weekends. Both formats involve intensive study, close working
relationships with instructors and fellow students, and maximum opportunity for self-
directed learning. Students may choose their classes from among those offered at several
locations and formats to suit their particular schedule. Professional development
opportunities are also offered through Evening and Weekend Studies and serve as a link
between Brenau and the larger community, providing for personal and professional growth
through such means as short courses, workshops, and seminars.

Organization and Structure
Off-campus locations have site directors who are residents of the area and who report to
the Associate Vice President for Evening and Weekend Studies. Off-campus academic
programs are coordinated by specific subject-area coordinators who are members of the
Brenau faculty assigned to each location. On-campus academic programs are coordinated
by the department chair and dean.

Attendance Policy
Evening and Weekend Studies students are expected to attend all class meetings;
particularly the first class meeting. If a student must miss class due to a serious
emergency, the student should notify the professor as soon as possible. Students will be
responsible for the work missed due to absence from any class period or any portion
thereof. Grades will be affected by any absences or tardiness, at the discretion of the
professor. Any student who misses more than one class period, or the equivalent
(which is four hours), must drop the course or receive a failing grade. Students
who must withdraw from a course due to absences must complete a drop form.

Students may not register for any course after the 1st class meeting.

Any evening or weekend classes missed due to an institutional decision (e.g. snow) must be
made up as follows:

    •    Friday, Saturday, Sunday classes – at the regular class time on the next free
         weekend.
    •    Monday – Thursday classes – at 9 a.m. on the next free Saturday.

See the academic Calendar for holiday make-up days www.brenau.edu/reg. Click on
“Schedules” and then the appropriate academic calendar.

Orientation
Orientation programs for new EWC students are currently available through three
delivery formats: a) group, b) individual self-directed, and c) individual consultative.

Group orientation programs are delivered using a format that is similar to those provided
for traditional students. The format consists of a scheduled meeting time at the beginning
of each semester where students are introduced to administrators and faculty and provided
with information necessary for negotiating the procedural culture of the institution.

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An online orientation program is available for students needing assistance with similar
issues but who prefer a self-directed format. The information covered in this format is
similar to that of the group orientation and students have the freedom to revisit the
program as often as they wish. The system allows the information to be accessible at all
times and does not require students to login to be able to access the information. The
online orientation for the Evening and Weekend students can be found on the Evening and
Weekend Studies web site at www.brenau.edu/ewc.

Individual consultative orientations are provided in one-on-one meetings with new
students. Campus directors meet with students in multiple capacities at the beginning of
their educational programs, serving as academic advisers and providing student services
information. These initial meetings provide opportunities for the directors to conduct
individual orientations for new students in a highly contextualized format.

Majors Offered
The Brenau University Evening and Weekend Studies offers courses and programs to
individual students, or on a contract basis to corporations, governmental agencies, school
systems or community organizations. Undergraduate degrees are offered in the following
majors, though not necessarily at all locations:

Accounting (B.B.A.)                                       Liberal Studies (A.A.)
Business (B.B.A.)                                         Middle Grades Education (B.S.)
Early Childhood Education (B.S.)                          Nursing (B.S.N.)
Human Resources Management (B.S.)                         Organizational Leadership (B.A.)
Interior Design (B.F.A./M.I.D.)                           Special Education (B.S.)

Graduate degrees are offered in the following majors, though not necessarily at all
locations:

Accounting (M.B.A.)                                     Nursing Education (M.S.N.)
Applied Gerontology (M.S.)                              Nursing Management (M.S.N.)
Business Administration (M.B.A.)                        Occupational Therapy (M.S.)
Clinical Counseling Psychology (M.S.)                   Organizational Leadership (M.S.)
Early Childhood Education (M.A.T., M.Ed., Ed.S.)        Project Management (M.B.A.)
Family Nurse Practitioner (M.S.N.)                      Psychology (M.S.)
Healthcare Management (M.B.A.)                          Secondary Education (M.A.T.)
Interior Design (B.F.A./M.I.D.)                         Special Education (M.A.T., M.Ed.)
Middle Grades Education (M.A.T., M.Ed., Ed.S.)

Brenau University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30003-4097;
phone (404) 678-5401) to award associate’s, bachelor's, master's and educational specialist
degrees.

Locations Served
Locations throughout Georgia Served by Evening and Weekend Studies include
Gainesville, Atlanta North (Norcross), Atlanta South (Fairburn), Augusta, and Kings Bay.
Classes meeting at these locations are held in the evenings on weeknights and during the
day on weekends. Full-time faculty and staff are based at each Evening and Weekend
Studies location to assist students with their academic and administrative needs.

Gainesville: Undergraduate programs in liberal studies, business administration, teacher
education and nursing are offered at the Gainesville campus. Graduate programs are
available in business administration, education nursing, clinical psychology, and
occupational therapy. Full-time Faculty and staff at the Gainesville Campus are available
to assist students with their needs.


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Brenau University/Main Campus
500 Washington St. SE
Gainesville, GA 30501-3697
(770) 531-3135
(770)-534-6190 (fax)

Atlanta North: Undergraduate programs in business administration, education, human
resources management, and interior design are offered at the N. Atlanta campus. Graduate
programs are available in business, education, interior design, nursing, occupational
therapy and organizational leadership.

Brenau University/North Atlanta Campus
3139 Campus Drive
Suite 300
Norcross, GA 30071
(770) 446-2900
(770) 263-8810 (fax)

Atlanta South: Undergraduate programs in business administration.

Brenau University/South Atlanta Campus
320 W Broad St.
Fairborn GA 30213
Contact main campus at (770) 534-6299 for information

Augusta: Brenau’s Augusta campus offers undergraduate programs in education,
accounting, human resources management, management, and organizational leadership.
Graduate programs are available in accounting and business administration. Classes are
available at two locations in the Augusta Community

Brenau University
115 Davis Road
Augusta, GA 30907-2383
(706) 210-2576
(706) 210-2620 (fax)

U.S. Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay: Undergraduate programs are offered in
business administration and human resources management. Graduate programs are
available in business administration, healthcare management and project management.
Classes are taught at the naval submarine base located near St. Marys, Georgia.

Brenau University/Kings Bay Program
P.O. Box 47148
Kings Bay, GA 31547
(912) 882-7125
(912) 882-1637 (fax)

Coordinators for these off-campus locations may be found in the Administrative/Support
Staff section of this Catalog.

Please note: Evening and Weekend Studies students taking classes at any of Brenau’s
locations are also eligible to enroll in courses in through Online Studies.




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                                                                   Online Studies
General Information
The mission of Brenau University Online Studies is to be a recognized leader in the
development and provision of quality educational programs utilizing the latest technology
in distance learning delivery platforms. These programs are developed to provide the
maximum flexibility without compromising learning outcomes or academic rigor.

Online classes are available to all Brenau University students. Students should consult
with their academic advisers prior to registering for their first online class.

Note: Students requiring an F1 student visa are not eligible to take Online classes
exclusively and are advised to contact the Director of International Students & Global
Studies for more information concerning this regulation.

Organization and Structure
The Associate Vice President for I.T. and Online Studies supervises the daily operation of
this unit of the institution, while the existing academic structure is in place. Deans and
department chairs qualify, schedule, and evaluate faculty teaching in the online format.
The respective departments and appropriate faculty committees approve all courses
through the established procedures for curriculum development.

Each of Brenau’s online courses has been carefully designed by one or more full-time
faculty member(s) in keeping with the SACS accreditation Criteria for Distance Learning
Programs. Brenau faculty members teaching students online have completed a rigorous
online facilitator certification program. During this time, faculty members themselves
become online students in order to fully gain an understanding of the online learning
experience. Course syllabi, assignments, examinations, and other instructional materials
are converted to or developed for an online format during the training period. These and
other measures are undertaken to ensure the quality and consistency of online course
offerings.

Attendance Policy
Online classes do not take place at a particular time; the times are flexible, dictated only
by the individual schedule of each student. Online students must be “present” five of seven
days of the week in order to keep up with assignments and participate fully in class
discussions. Students who fail to meet the attendance requirement during the first week of
class are administratively withdrawn. Faculty members are “present” daily providing a
consistent academic challenge.

Learning is achieved through individual inquiry, collaborative process (student to student
and student to faculty) and personal synthesis of ideas into meaningful inference.
Outcomes are determined by qualitative analysis of student input, traditional and non-
traditional subjective and objective testing models, and group and/or individual projects
and/or case studies.

Advisement and Registration
Faculty members advise online students prior to their registering for the first online class.
After receiving advisement, students may register online via CampusWEB using a secure
login. Online registration is then available in all subsequent semesters as long as the
student has no lapses in enrollment of more than one semester.

Although online classes are typically offered in one of two 7-week sessions each semester
and last seven weeks each, some classes will last 14 weeks.

Orientation
It is important during initial consideration to understand exactly what an online class is,
and what it is not. First and foremost, an online class is not an easy substitute for its on-
ground counterpart. In fact, students find this format very rigorous in nature and quite

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demanding intellectually. An online class is certainly not a justification to purchase a first
computer. Online students are expected to be computer literate and skilled in word
processing, spreadsheet, and Internet applications. Faculty members expect students to
bring these skills to the virtual classroom and do not spend class time providing basic
technology instruction.

All students enrolled in online classes are also enrolled in a “Brenau Blackboard
Community” class shortly after they register for classes, which allows them to become
familiar with the delivery platform. This is not a class per se, but simply a model of what
an online class will look like. The community site offers an orientation for new online
students, which details policies and processes for online students at the institution. A
review of this presentation is highly recommended for all students taking online classes.
The Help Desk supports students with technological difficulty, and is available toll-free at
800-252-5119, ext. 4774 and by e-mail at helpdesk@brenau.edu.

Majors Offered
Graduate degrees are offered in the following majors:

Accounting (M.B.A.)
Applied Gerontology (M.S.)
Early Childhood Education (M.Ed., Ed.S.)
Healthcare Management (M.B.A.)
Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Middle Grades Education (M.Ed., Ed.S.)
Project Management (M.B.A.)

Undergraduate degrees are offered in the following majors:

Accounting (B.B.A.)
Business (B.B.A.)
Human Resources Management (B.S.)
Liberal Studies (A.A.)
Nursing (B.S.N.) [RN to B.S.N. program]
Organizational Leadership (B.A.)

A graduate certificate is offered in the following majors:

Accounting
Healthcare Management
Project Management

Additional degree programs will be offered as they are developed. Current offerings are
found in each semester’s published class schedule, which is available online at
http://campus.brenau.edu. To learn more about Brenau’s online degree programs and
additional courses, visit the Brenau University Online Studies web site at http://online.
brenau.edu.

Brenau University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools [1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097:
Telephone number (404) 679-4501] to award associate’s, bachelor's, master's and
educational specialist degrees.




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Undergraduate
   Catalog
 Undergraduate Admissions Information
Basis of Selection
All prospective students are considered impartially on the basis of academic and personal
qualifications and potential. Brenau University does not discriminate on the basis of sex,
race, color, age, religion, handicap, or national or ethnic origin.

Certain majors reserve the right to apply technical requirements for admission and have
supplemental applications. Applicants in the following fields should consult the
appropriate section of this Catalog for further admissions information: Performing/Fine
Arts; Nursing; Occupational Therapy; and Education.

Admissions Requirements
Freshman applicants who have successfully completed a college prep high school
curriculum at a regionally accredited high school with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have
composite SAT scores of at least 900 (ACT of 18) will ordinarily be granted admission.
Evidence of satisfaction of these requirements shall only be in the form of an official, sealed
transcript from authorized school personnel or an official, sealed G.E.D. certificate.
Applicants who completed high school more than seven years prior to application are not
required to submit SAT/ACT scores. SAT/ACT scores must be sent directly from the testing
company or be included on official transcripts. All home schooled students will be asked to
come for an interview as well.

Transfer applicants who present a minimum GPA of 2.0 will ordinarily be granted
admission. Students who have successfully completed over 30 semester hours of college
level work at a regionally accredited post secondary institution may be exempt from the
need to submit high school transcripts or standardized test scores. Evidence of satisfaction
of these requirements shall only be in the form of an official, sealed transcript from
authorized school personnel or an official, sealed G.E.D. certificate. Some programs have
more stringent cumulative GPA requirements. Applicants should consult the appropriate
section of this Catalog for further admissions information. Students may be admitted to
advanced standing on the basis of work completed at other regionally accredited colleges.
Satisfactory enrollment and completion of course work at other institutions is evidence of a
student's ability to do university-level work. Brenau encourages applications from these
prospective students in the belief that its academic programs and personnel can assist
them in completing their baccalaureate programs. These students add desirable diversity
and heterogeneity to the student body. Applicants for advanced standing shall submit an
official, sealed transcript and some applicants will be asked to submit a statement of good
academic standing from each institution previously attended. Transfer students generally
must be in good standing as of the date of application. In some cases, letters of
recommendation may be submitted or requested, in addition to the other documents.

Admissions Procedures
Application Applicants must complete an application for admission on the form supplied
by the University. This application must be submitted with a non-refundable application
fee of $35.00 to the Office of Admissions at the appropriate Brenau campus. To apply on-
line, go to www.brenau.edu.

The Women’s College,               Augusta Campus                Kings Bay Campus
N. Atlanta, S. Atlanta
Gainesville, and Online
Campuses:

Brenau University                  Augusta Campus                Kings Bay Campus
Office of Admissions               Brenau University             Brenau University
500 Washington St. SE              115 Davis Road                P.O. Box 47148
Gainesville, GA 30501-3697         Martinez GA 30907             Kings Bay GA 31547
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Admissions Test. Each applicant for admission must submit either SAT or ACT scores. If
the student is transferring from another university or college with more than 30 hours,
these tests are not required. Admissions tests may be waived if a first-time applicant has
completed his high school or G.E.D. program over seven years prior to the date of
application for admission. If admissions tests are waived, the applicant may be required to
take the Brenau English placement test and Brenau Math placement test.


Transcripts. If a student is a first-time university applicant, an official, sealed high
school transcript or G.E.D. certificate must be submitted. An official copy of the final high
school transcript, showing the date of graduation, must be forwarded to the Office of
Admissions prior to enrolling for the second semester. Transfer students must submit
official, sealed transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended. An official
copy of transcripts, showing completed coursework (no in progress grades), must be
forwarded to the Office of Admissions prior to enrolling for the second semester. Failure to
submit transcripts from all colleges previously attended, through omission or
misrepresentation, will disqualify the applicant.

Health Certificate. All students who have been accepted and have submitted their
deposit will receive a health form from the Office of Student Health Services. This form is
to be completed by the student's family physician and returned to Student Health Services
prior to enrollment. All students who are full-time students (12 hours or more), all resident
students, and/or all students enrolled in physical education must submit this form. A
student cannot register for classes until this form is received from the student's physician.
In addition, Brenau denies all responsibility for injuries or other problems that may result
from failure to properly advise Student Services personnel of the student's medical status
through the filing of the health certificate.


Brenau University Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy
A grade of “C” or better is required for transfer. Transfer credit is awarded for courses
taken at regionally accredited institutions and can not be awarded based on placement
tests or non-class credit awarded at other institutions.

     1.   The university will accept ALL liberal education courses regardless of the date of
          satisfactory completion unless the liberal education course is also a major course.
     2.   The university will accept major courses taken within 15 years unless listed
          below.
     3.   The university will accept major courses taken within 5 years for the specific
          courses listed below.
     4.   Exceptions to any policy above will go to the dean of the appropriate school for a
          final decision.
     5.   Courses with technical content (e.g. computer programming/applications, etc.)
          taken over five years prior to admission may not be eligible for transfer.
     6.   Changing majors after an admissions decision has been made may alter the
          eligibility of course that have been already designated on a previous program
          plan.
     7.   Developmental Studies and English as a Second Language Courses do not
          transfer.
     8.   In no case will a student be permitted to transfer more than 65 semester hours of
          credit (97 quarter hours) from two year institutions to a Brenau program. This
          65-hour limit represents the total of all credit taken at all 2 year colleges the
          student might have attended before applying for admission to Brenau. This 65-
          hour maximum does not affect Brenau’s minimal residency requirement.
     9.   Departments reserve the right to require a student to take a prerequisite course
          for a Brenau course at a four year institution.




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            Five Year Exception Rule Applies to the following Courses:

Business and Mass Communication                  Education
MM 250 Intro to Radio/TV                         Acceptance of Education Coursework from
MM 251 Radio Production                          other institutions will be determined by the
MM 302 Television Production/Editing             School of Education based upon the content
MM 402 Convergent Media News                     knowledge required by the state teacher’s
MM 450 Communication Law                         examination(s).

Fine Arts and Humanities                         Health and Sciences
ID 233/233L CADD & Lab                           PY 202 Human Growth & Development
ID 333/333L Advanced CADD & Lab                  PY 301 Research Methods
GR 207/207L Digital Graphic Design & Lab         OT 320 Neuroscience
GR 213/213L Typography Design & Lab              BY 209 Anatomy & Physiology I
GR 314/314L Printing Prod & Publication          BY 210 Anatomy & Physiology II
Des                                              BY 301 Genetics
GR 410 Digital Media Design                      BY 302 Ecology
FD 320 Computer Design in Fashion                CY 305 Biochemistry
                                                 CS 100 Integrated Computer Comp.

Tuition Deposit. To confirm acceptance and ensure enrollment, a non-refundable
deposit is required of all Women’s College students. On-campus housing is assigned in the
order that tuition deposits are received and priority is given to the student with the
earliest deposit date in the room selection process. Several Evening/Weekend and Online
Programs require deposits also. Please refer to the appropriate section of the catalogue for
this information.


Additional Information Regarding Admission

Enrollment to Brenau for Evening/Weekend and Online Applicants. If admission
deadlines cannot be met for reasons beyond the student's control, the undergraduate
applicant for Evening and Weekend Studies or Online Studies will be allowed to register
for a maximum of twelve credit hours under conditional enrollment. All twelve credit hours
must be completed within one semester. The student’s admission file must be completed
and acceptance granted by the end of the conditional enrollment period in order to allow
continued enrollment. Any student receiving a cumulative grade point average below a 2.0
during the conditional enrollment period and who meets all admission requirements will be
accepted on probation. The conditionally enrolled student must understand that acceptance
to Brenau University is not guaranteed. Financial Aid cannot be awarded until the
student is fully admitted; therefore students choosing conditional enrollment should be
prepared to meet all financial obligations. Conditional enrollment is not permitted for
students requesting an I-20.

International Applicants
Brenau is authorized under the United States Immigration and Nationality Act to enroll
non-immigrant alien students. Applicants needing a student visa must complete the
admissions procedures outlined below before a Form I-20 will be issued. Conditional
enrollment is not permitted for students requesting an I-20. Students requiring an F1
student visa are not eligible for admission to Online Studies. Permanent resident aliens
who are proficient in English will provide a copy of Resident Alien Card and follow the
regular admissions policies described earlier in this section of the Catalog.


Non-immigrant alien students are required to follow the regular admission procedures,
submit an International Supplemental Application and provide proof of English
proficiency.



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English Language Requirement. Proficiency in the English language can be proven
through submission of a minimum of one of the following:
     •   ACT composite score of 18 (see the admissions office for specific information
         regarding verbal score requirements for ACT)
     •   IELTS score of 5
     •   SAT total of 900 (verbal 450)
     •   Test of English as a Modern Language (TOEFL) score of 500 (Paper based test)
     •   Test of English as a Modern Language (TOEFL) score of 173 (Computer based
         test)
     •   Test of English as a Modern Language (TOEFL) score of 61 (Internet based test).
     •   or a grade of “C” or better in EH 101 & EH 102 from a regionally accredited U.S.
         college or university.
The Brenau placement test may be administered to all international students admitted on
a student visa in order to place student in appropriate English course.

Credential Evaluations. Credential evaluations of transcripts in languages from
countries other than the U.S. must be completed by a professional service and the student
will bear the cost of this evaluation. Evaluations by an outside agency such as World
Education Service or Education Credentials Evaluators are required to assure accuracy in
determining U.S. equivalents, and the student will pay for that service. Information
regarding these services may be obtained by contacting the admissions office.

Financial Requirements. All international students, residential and commuting, must
have sufficient funds to pay full university tuition fees, textbooks, living expenses,
transportation expenses, health insurance, and other incidental expenses while attending a
university in the United States. Documentary evidence of means of financial support must
be provided to Brenau for admission purposes and issuance of the Form I-20. This evidence
is also required by the United States Embassy or Consulate when applying for a student
visa to enter this country.

United States Immigration and Naturalization Service Laws and Regulations. It
is the student's responsibility to know and to comply carefully with all non-immigrant visa
requirements as stated under the United States laws under Section 101 (a) (15) (F) (I) of
the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee functions in an advisory capacity to
the Vice President for Academic Services and the Vice President of Enrollment
Management and Marketing with regard to cases in which the stated criteria are not met;
in which special admissions situations warrant a collective decision; in which probation or
suspension issues are raised; and in which readmission after exclusion is desired. The
Committee shall also periodically review the admissions criteria and their execution,
thereby ensuring compliance with overall Brenau admissions standards. The student may
be officially accepted as a student with one or all of the following conditions being imposed.

   I.    Accept the applicant on a probationary basis for one or more semesters.
  II.    Accept the applicant on condition that remedial or developmental course work be
         completed at this or another college or university.

Special Status (Undergraduate) Students wishing to enroll in one or more undergraduate
courses but who do not seek a degree must complete an application for admission
(application fee waived) to enroll in courses at Brenau. They will not be eligible for
financial assistance and must adhere to the following policies for all special status
students. Prerequisites courses will apply for any courses student is attempting to enroll
in. Special-status students will be registered for courses only if space is available. No more
than twelve hours, and a maximum of two semesters of enrollment, will be allowed for
students registered as special-status. All students who are classified as special-status will
be subject to the academic policies and procedures governing probation and suspension. To
become a regular degree seeking student, special-status students must apply for regular
admission to the University and meet all admission criteria, including application fee

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payment. If the student applies for a degree program hours completed as a special status
student will count as the period of conditional enrollment.

Readmission after Leaving Brenau
A student whose enrollment at Brenau has been interrupted for any reason for two or more
semesters, including summer, must reapply for admission. If students have enrolled in
other colleges or universities during the period since attending Brenau, the applicants
must also submit official, sealed transcripts of all academic work undertaken at the other
institutions. Students suspended from the University who desire readmission must contact
the office of Academic Affairs and receive written permission to reapply to the University.
If permission is granted student must follow all application procedures as outlined.

Reactivation A student whose enrollment in a Brenau undergraduate or graduate
program has been interrupted for more than one semester and is applying for re-admission
to the same program within two years of the last semester of attendance, must submit a
Reactivation Form to the Office of the Registrar or print out the form at
www.brenau.edu/reg and fax to (770) 538-4790. The student must be in good academic and
financial standing, not have attended any other school during the period of interruption,
and meet current admission requirements. Students may complete their degree under their
previous program plan if it is still in effect. Note that academic departments reserve the
right to make changes or additions to the program plan of a reactivated student.

Reapplication Students re-applying after the two year time limit will be re-evaluated
under the new or current program plan. They must be in good academic and financial
standing, have no record of misconduct, and must meet current admission requirements.
Students returning to Brenau beyond the two-year time limit must submit a new
application via www.brenau.edu. Students who have attended another institution after
they attended Brenau must re-apply. They will be re-evaluated based on current catalog
transfer credit policy and academic curriculum guidelines.




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                                                           Financial Information
Brenau is an independent, private, nonprofit institution and, as such, does not receive tax
support. Its sources of income are principally from student fees, gifts, and endowment.

It is Brenau's policy to keep its charges at the very lowest point possible without affecting
the quality of instruction, service, and accommodations offered. Realizing the desirability
of stabilized educational expenses, Brenau makes every effort to avoid increases. However,
Brenau does reserve the right to change tuition and other charges at the end of any
semester if conditions should make this necessary.

Tuition and Fees
Since Brenau must contract for its faculty and support services on an annual basis,
registration is considered a binding contract between the student and the institution for
the academic year or the specific semester of enrollment. Consequently, the student
accepts as binding and contractual all tuition costs, fees, and regulations set forth in this
Catalog.

Women's College Tuition and Fees
Resident Student Comprehensive Fee for 2009-2010 ....................................................$28,878
Resident Nursing Student Comprehensive fee for 2009-2010 .........................................29,878

Includes tuition (18 hours per semester), double room dormitory accommodations, board,
student activities, infirmary, and other services during fall and spring semesters.

Terms of Payment:
The payment schedule is as follows:
Resident Students:
       Aug. 1, 2009 ............................................................................................$14,439
       Jan. 1, 2010 .............................................................................................$14,439
Resident Nursing Students:
       Aug. 1, 2009 ............................................................................................$14,939
       Jan. 1, 2010 .............................................................................................$14,939


This Catalog statement is considered sufficient notice of the time of payment. Statements
are sent periodically during each semester as reminders of payment.

Late payments will be assessed a charge of $200.

Monthly Payment Plan. Brenau recognizes the need for many parents of residential
students to budget and pay for college expenses with a monthly payment plan. We
participate in a program offered by Academic Management Services. Academic
Management Services offers a low-cost, flexible system for paying educational expenses out
of current income through regularly scheduled payments over a period of 10 months.
Instead of the usual large payments due at the beginning of each term, education expenses
can be budgeted in convenient monthly payments for a fee of $55 per school year. Anyone
interested in this program should contact Tuition Pay, 50 Vision Boulevard, P.O. Box
14608, East Providence, RI 02914-0608 (1-800-635-0120).

All single female Women's College students age 21 or under are required to live on campus
in residence halls. Students, 21 years of age (as of the opening day of school) having a 3.0
cumulative GPA may live in Brenau student apartments. The only exceptions to this policy
apply to students who live within commuting distance and who are residing with their
parents. This policy applies for the full year, including summer sessions. In the event that
a student reaches the age of 21 years or more as of the opening day of school, the student
will be allowed to live off-campus during that year. In the event that the student does not
reach 21 years of age on the opening day of school, she will be considered to be a resident
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student for the entire year. The Student Services Office must be notified prior to any
change in status.

Commuting Students Commuting students of the Women's College (day program) will
be charged tuition at the rate of $636 per credit hour up through 11 hours, a flat tuition
rate of $9553 for 12 to 18 hours, and over 18 hours a flat rate of $9553 plus $636 per each
additional hour. This fee structure is applied toward enrollment for Evening and Weekend
Studies men enrolled in the day nursing program as well. This charge is due and payable
on the first day of the semester. For commuting students and parents desiring to pay over
a period of months, there are two payment plans available. Day students taking 12 or more
hours may use the infirmary service at no extra charge.

Commuting Health-Field Students Commuting students enrolled in the day program
for health related majors (example: Nursing and Occupational Therapy) will be charged a
flat rate of $10,053 for 12 – 18 hours. Students enrolled over 18 hours will be charged a flat
rate of 10,053 plus $670 per each additional hour over 18. This fee structure is applied
toward enrollment for Evening and Weekend Studies men enrolled in the day nursing
program as well. This charge is due and payable on the first day of the semester. For
commuting students and payments who desire to pay over a period of months, there are
two payments plans available. Women’s College day students taking 12 hours or more
hours may use the infirmary service at no extra charge.

Tuition Deposit. To confirm acceptance and ensure enrollment, a $350 non-refundable
deposit is required of all Women’s College students. This also includes Evening and
Weekend Studies or Online Studies students transferring to the Women’s College. For fall
semester enrollment the advanced payment, which will be applied to tuition charges, is due
by May first. For January entrance, the prepayment is due by December 1st. Residential
students who have decided to attend Brenau may wish to submit the prepayment upon
receipt of the acceptance letter. On-campus housing is assigned in the order that tuition
deposits are received and priority is given to the student with the earliest deposit date in
the room selection process.

International Student Fees Residential fees for international students for the academic
year will be similar to those for all other residential students.

Within 30 days of the date of acceptance and prior to the issuance of appropriate forms by
the university, international students must submit to the Brenau Admissions Office a
cashier’s check in the amount of $350.00 to ensure placement in the class and/or the
residence halls. The comprehensive fees and terms of payment for residential students are
listed under Women’s College Tuition and Fees.

Students should make every effort to pay these fees by the due date. Students will not be
allowed to register until fees are paid.

International students are advised that they must bear the additional cost of any special
tutoring that may be required due to insufficient English language skills. Such tutoring
costs are not included in the Comprehensive Fee.

Evening and Weekend Studies and Online Studies
Tuition and Fees
Payment Options
Tuition is due and payable as of the first day of each semester during the academic year.
Tuition may be paid at scheduled registrations or by the first day of each semester.
However, a student may also enter into either of two payment options to defer part of the
tuition payments to later dates in each semester. Payment contracts must be signed no
later than the first day of the semester. A fee of $50 will be imposed on each
delinquent payment received.

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One-Payment Option. The student pays in full at registration or pays in full by the first
day of each semester.

Three-Payment Option. The student signs an Installment Payment Contract to pay one-
third of the semester's tuition and the $35 Deferred Payment Fee on the first day of the
semester. The other two-thirds of the tuition will be paid in equal payments thirty (30)
days and sixty (60) days from the first day of the semester. This option is available all
semesters.

Four-Payment Option. The student signs an Installment Payment Contract to pay one-
fourth of the semester's tuition and the $50 Deferred Payment Fee on the first day of the
semester. The remaining three-fourths of the tuition will be paid in equal payments thirty
(30) days, sixty (60) days, and ninety (90) days from the first day of the semester. This
option is available fall and spring semesters.

Evening and Weekend Studies and Online Studies
Tuition Rate – 2009-2010
ALL LOCATIONS (per       semester hour)
            On ground Undergraduate .........................................................................$395
            On ground Undergraduate Nursing .............................................................441
            Online Undergraduate ..................................................................................475
            (Please see the graduate section for graduate program rates.)


Special Fees - Undergraduate
Application fee – Undergraduate (non-refundable) .............................................................$ 35
Applied Music Fee (per course, in addition to tuition) ..........................................................200
Auditing fee (per course) .........................................................................................................250
Challenge exam credit per credit hour ...................................................................................150
Challenge exam test fee (to be deducted from tuition if credit is awarded) ........................150
Damage deposit – (WC Residential--1st year only) ...............................................................100
Deferred payment fee (Brenau University three-payment option) ........................................35
Deferred Payment Fee (Brenau University four-payment option) .........................................50
Experiential credit per credit hour.........................................................................................200
Foreign transcript evaluation fee ......................................................... cost assessed to student
Graduation application fee .....................................................................................................100
Graduation application fee (A.A.) .............................................................................................75
Graduation application fee-Dual Degree (ex. B.S./M.S.).......................................................125
Graduation reapplication fee ....................................................................................................25
In Absentia graduation fee .......................................................................................................25
Laboratory fee........................................................................................... see course description
Late drop fee ..............................................................................................................................25
Late graduation application fee................................................................................................75
Late payment fee .....................................................................................................................200
Late registration fee ..................................................................................................................75
Learning disabilities program .................................................................. variable fees charged
Parking fee – yearly (fall – summer) .................................................................... 25 per vehicle
Returned check fee ....................................................................................................................40
Technology fee (per semester) ................................................................................................125
Transcript fee (2) .........................................................................................................................5
Women’s College residential overload fee per credit hour (19 hrs or more) ........................617
Women’s College health-field residential overload fee per credit hour (19 hrs or more) ....652

Refunds
Brenau discourages students from withdrawing within the academic year. Should this
become necessary due to medical or other verified reason, adjustment may be made to the
student account. Students who wish to drop courses or withdraw must first see their
advisers to fill out the required Drop/add Form. If they desire a refund of any credit
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balance that might result from dropping or withdrawing, students must request in writing
a refund of any credit balance from the controller of the university. No institutional official
other than the controller may authorize refunds.

Advisers/coordinators/directors have no authority to make commitments concerning
refunds or to grant refunds. Refunds will generally be processed within thirty (30) days
after all necessary documentation (Drop Form, written request for refund) has been
submitted.

Refund of Tuition. Brenau’s institutional tuition refund policy is as follows:
100% of tuition  if student drops by the last day of the drop period.
50% of tuition   if the student drops after the last day of drop/add but before the end of
                 the first 25% of the enrollment period.
25% of tuition   if the student drops between 25% and 50% of the enrollment period.
No refund        if the student drops after the first 50% of the enrollment period.

Refund of Room and Board. Students will receive 100% credit for room and board
charges only when they have withdrawn prior to the first day of the semester. After the
first day of the semester, room and board charges will be refunded based on the number of
weeks remaining in the semester after the week of withdrawal. Refunds of room and board
for federal financial aid recipients will be calculated along with tuition charges according to
the return of Title IV funds policy as stated below.

Return of Title IV Funds
Students who receive federal Title IV assistance and completely withdraw from all
coursework in any semester will be subject to the Return of Title IV funds policy mandated
by the U.S. Department of Education. Federal Title IV assistance includes Pell Grant,
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant,
National Smart Grant, Federal Work-Study, Perkins Loan, Stafford Loan and PLUS Loan.
This policy assumes that a student earns his or her assistance based on the period of time
he or she remains enrolled. During the first 60% of the semester, a student earns Title IV
funds in direct proportion to the length of time he or she remains enrolled. A student who
remains enrolled beyond the 60% point earns all for the semester. The percentage of the
semester that the student remained enrolled is derived by dividing the number of days the
student attended by the number of calendar days in the semester, excluding breaks of at
least 5 calendar days.

Any unearned Title IV funds, other than Federal Work-Study earnings, must be returned.
Unearned is the amount of disbursed Title IV that exceeds the amount of Title IV earned
by the student. Unearned funds must be returned to the following sources in this order:
Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Subsidized Stafford Loan, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Pell
Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, National Smart Grant, and SEOG.

Example of Return of Title IV Funds. Karen is enrolled in the spring semester at
Brenau University and is receiving Title IV . The spring semester is 117 calendar days in
length, with a spring break of 7 days, making the length of the semester for Title IV
purposes 110 calendar days. Karen finds she must withdraw from all classes in the 22nd
day of the semester. The percentage of the semester that Karen remained enrolled is
derived by dividing 22 days by 110 days, resulting in 20%. Karen has earned 20% of her
Title IV; therefore, 80% of her Title IV assistance must be returned to the source(s) of
funding according to the procedures prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education.

The detailed rules for the calculation of the return of Title IV funds are available on
request from the Office of Financial Aid or the Office of Business and Finance.




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Delinquent Accounts
Brenau University students whose accounts are not paid by the appropriate due date will
be charged a $200 late fee. This fee will be billed to the student's account and must be paid
along with any other unpaid fees.

Students whose accounts are delinquent forfeit their right to attend classes, take final
examinations, or otherwise participate in the academic program until satisfactory
arrangements have been made with the Accounting Office to meet financial obligations.
Diplomas, certificates, and transcripts are issued only when the students' accounts have
been paid in full. Students whose accounts are delinquent as of the payment due
dates for each semester will not be permitted to register for the following
semester, nor will they receive final grades for the semester in which they are
currently enrolled. In addition, transcripts (official and non official) and
transient letters are not issued to students with obligations to Brenau.

Responsibility for Property
Damage. Students are responsible for any damage to Brenau's property at any location
where classes are offered, beyond normal wear and tear. For such damage, a minimum
charge of $50 or the cost of repair, whichever is greater, will be assessed.

Student's Personal Property. Although Brenau endeavors to protect the property of its
students in the same manner as its own, the institution will not be responsible for the loss,
theft, or damage of any personal property of its students at any location where classes are
offered.

Special Expenses
Books and Supplies. Books and other academic supplies may be purchased at the Brenau
University Bookstore located on the Gainesville Campus. The cost of books and supplies for
any academic year will vary with the courses selected. Students taking courses, online or
on ground, can to online to brenau.bncollege.com to order books to be shipped. Besides
pickup, this is the preferred method of ordering. The bookstore can also be contacted by
telephone at (770) 534-6208.




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                                                             Financial Aid
General Information
Brenau University offers a comprehensive financial aid program for qualified students. A
student's eligibility for scholarships and financial aid is determined from documents
submitted by the student to both the Office of Admissions and the Office of Financial Aid.
Any undergraduate student who is a United States citizen or permanent resident may
apply for need-based financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA). Any new student must complete all Brenau University admissions
requirements and be fully accepted for admission before financial aid can be awarded. A
student who is allowed conditional enrollment for one term is not eligible for financial aid
until admissions requirements are met.

Applications for financial aid are generally processed on a rolling basis beginning late
winter. However, students with files fully completed by May 1 will receive priority
consideration for institutional, federal and state funds that may be limited. Applications
for Pell Grants, state grants, and federal student loan programs will continue to be
processed after May 1 in accordance with the deadlines published in Brenau University
financial aid materials.

Enrollment Status. An undergraduate student enrolled for at least six (6) credit hours
but fewer than twelve (12) credit hours per semester is considered a half-time student,
while an undergraduate student enrolled for twelve (12) or more credit hours per semester
is considered full time.

Satisfactory Academic Progress. In order to comply with the standards of satisfactory
academic progress mandated by the U.S. Department of Education, an undergraduate
student receiving financial aid must adhere to the following requirements:

1.   A student is not eligible to receive financial aid to enroll in courses generally not
     required for his or her program of study. This includes repeating a course when a
     higher grade is not required, taking unneeded courses for the sole purpose of
     increasing cumulative grade point average, and enrolling in unnecessary courses
     simply to maintain half-time or full-time status.
2.   The student must earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the course work
     attempted in any semester.
3.   The student must complete with passing grades (A, B, C, D) at least 67% of the credit
     hours attempted in any semester.
4.   By the end of each academic year, the full-time student must earn the minimum
     number of credit hours (excluding repeats) as outlined below:

Academic Years            Minimum Hours Earned
        1                          20
        2                          40
        3                          60
        4                          80
        5                          100
        6                          Total required for degree

Full-time students will be allowed the equivalent of six academic years of financial aid
eligibility to complete a bachelor's degree. Students enrolled less than full time will be
given a proportionally longer period of time to complete a bachelor's degree.

Failure to meet any of the above criteria in any given semester will cause a student to be
placed on financial aid probation for a period of one semester. During the probationary
period the student must enroll in and complete a minimum of 6 credit hours and earn a
minimum 2.0 grade point average. Any student who fails to meet these minimum
requirements will not be making satisfactory academic progress and financial aid will be
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suspended or terminated. Students who receive academic scholarships will be subject to
the specific grade point average requirements for each scholarship.

In addition to the above requirements, a student who is receiving financial aid must earn a
minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 after two years of enrollment at Brenau
University. Any student who fails to meet this requirement will have all financial aid
suspended without the benefit of a probationary semester. When financial aid is
suspended, a student may appeal this status through the following procedure:

1.   The student must indicate in writing to the director of financial aid the reasons why
     satisfactory academic progress was not maintained, along with his or her plans for
     academic improvement..
2.   The director of financial aid will present the appeal to the Financial Aid Committee
     for review and a decision regarding whether or not the suspension will be enforced.
3.   The student will be notified of the decision in writing.
4.   If the student's financial aid suspension is upheld by the committee, the student must
     complete a minimum of six credit hours with a 2.0 grade point average at Brenau
     University or be eligible to transfer a minimum of six credit hours with a 2.0 grade
     point average back to Brenau University from another institution. The student must
     also re-apply in writing and meet all eligibility requirements to receive financial aid
     for the following semester.


Federal Aid
General Regulations. In order to receive federally funded financial aid at Brenau
University a student must be a United States citizen or permanent resident, must be
seeking a degree or certificate, must be enrolled at least half-time (except for Pell Grant),
and must maintain satisfactory academic progress. All federal financial aid may be applied
for by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).

Federal Pell Grant. The Pell Grant is an entitlement for eligible students who have not
already earned a bachelor's degree. This grant often provides a foundation of financial aid
to which other types of aid may be added. Grant amounts range from $400 to $4,731 per
academic year.

Academic Competitiveness Grant. This federal grant provides $750 for entering
freshmen who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who have completed a rigorous
high school curriculum (as determined by specific federal guidelines). Sophomore Pell
recipients who have earned a 3.0 cumulative grate point average after the freshman year
may receive an award of $1,300. Recipients must be U.S. citizens.

National Smart Grant. Undergraduate Federal Pell Grant recipients who are juniors or
seniors pursuing majors in science or technology fields may be eligible for this federal
grant. Brenau students majoring in the qualifying field of biology may qualify for a $4,000
annual award if they have earned a 3.0 cumulative grade point average after the
sophomore year and are eligible for the Pell Grant. Recipients must be U.S. citizens.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. This grant is available to
undergraduate students with exceptional financial need with priority given to Federal Pell
Grant recipients. Grant amounts vary.

Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan.              This loan program allows students who
demonstrate financial need to borrow educational funds directly from a bank, credit union,
or other participating lender with no interest accruing as long as they are enrolled at least
half time. A freshman may borrow up to $3,500 per academic year; a sophomore, up to
$4,500; a student at the junior level or above may borrow a maximum of $5,500.
Repayment of principal and interest begins six months after the student graduates or is no
longer at least a half-time student.


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Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan. This loan is available to students without regard
to financial need in addition to the Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan. Interest will accrue
during periods of enrollment. Dependent students may borrow $2000 in addition to the
amount of eligibility established for their year in college, however, independent students
may be eligible to borrow additional funds up to the following annual limits: freshmen and
sophomores up to $4,000; juniors and above up to $5,000.

Federal PLUS Loan. The PLUS program is available for parents of dependent students.
A parent may obtain a PLUS without demonstrating financial need and may borrow up to
the entire annual cost of attendance as certified by the Office of Financial Aid. PLUS
borrowers must have satisfactory credit.

Federal Perkins Loan. A student with exceptional financial need may borrow up to
$4,000 per academic year through this loan program. Interest at the rate of 5% will accrue
beginning nine months after graduation or after a drop to less than half-time enrollment.
Repayment will also begin at that time. Loan cancellation provisions are included for
certain teaching fields, nursing, and public service.

Federal Work-Study. This program provides jobs for students with financial need,
allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. Jobs are assigned by the
Office of Career Services. Pay rates range from $6.00 to $7.00 per hour.

State Assistance
Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant. The purpose of this grant is to provide tuition
assistance to Georgia residents who wish to pursue their education at a private college or
university within Georgia. Eligible students must be enrolled full time in an
undergraduate degree program. Students may apply online at www.gacollege411.org prior
to their initial enrollment at Brenau University. The grant amount varies according to
state appropriations.

HOPE Scholarship. Funded by proceeds from the Georgia Lottery for Education, the
HOPE Scholarship is available for students who graduated from an eligible Georgia high
school with a 3.0 average in a college preparatory curriculum. Other students may be
eligible for the HOPE Scholarship if they meet specific Georgia residency requirements and
earn a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at 30, 60 or 90 attempted semester hours.
Eligible students will receive up to $1,750 per semester as long as they maintain a 3.0
grade point average and enroll as full-time students. Eligible half-time students will
receive $875 per semester. A student who has earned a previous bachelor’s degree or who
has attempted more than 127 semester hours (or 150 semester hours for degree programs
designed to take more than four years to complete) is not eligible for HOPE Scholarship.
Students who wish to be considered for the HOPE Scholarship must complete the online
scholarship and grant application (GSFAPPS) at www.gacollege411.org.

PROMISE Teacher Scholarship. This program provides forgivable loans to high-
achieving students who wish to teach in Georgia public schools. Applicants must have
earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and must be classified as a junior
or senior who is admitted to a teacher education program. The PROMISE program
provides $3000 per academic year. One year of qualified teaching service will cancel $1500
of the award. Eligible students must complete the PROMISE Teacher Scholarship
application.

State Direct Student Loan. The State of Georgia provides limited loan funds that may
be canceled for service in critical fields where shortages exist within the state. Brenau
University students majoring in nursing or occupational therapy are eligible to apply at
the junior and senior levels. Funds are limited and the average annual loan amount is
$2,000. These loans fall under the guidelines of the Federal Stafford Loan program and
eligibility is determined by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.



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Institutional Scholarships and Aid
The Women's College
The Brenau Scholars Program. This scholarship program recognizes and assists outstanding
students with demonstrated academic and leadership strengths. It is designed for those
students who desire to develop these qualities to their fullest potential in a stimulating and
challenging university environment. Students are selected based on their past and
potential academic success, leadership achievement and personal qualities as exemplified
in the Brenau Ideal. Brenau Scholars must have an SAT score of 1200 (at least 500 on each
sub-score) or better or ACT composite score of 29 or better and a 3.3 grade point average in
a college preparatory curriculum. Each recipient must be a residential student. Recipients
of the Brenau Scholar Award will receive an amount equal to tuition charges for 120
semester hours of academic coursework (the equivalent of four academic years or eight
semesters), except in the case of a student completing the BS/MS in Occupational Therapy,
which requires a fifth year of study. Georgia residents who are eligible to receive the HOPE
Scholarship and/or the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant must maintain eligibility for
those awards. Funds from those two programs will be applied first toward tuition charges,
with the Brenau Scholar Award covering the remainder of tuition cost. Technology fees and
other incidental fees, along with room and board charges, will not be covered by the Brenau
Scholar Award. However, students who are eligible to receive funds from other state grants
and/or federal student aid programs may apply those funds against the cost of fees and
room and board. Recipients of the Brenau Scholar Award are not eligible to receive
additional scholarships or grants funded by Brenau University, including athletic grants
and fine arts scholarships. Renewal of the scholarship is contingent upon the student
meeting the qualifying criteria outlined in the scholarship contract. Eligibility for renewal
will be assessed at the end of each semester.

Trustee and Faculty Excellence Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded on the
basis of academic achievement and merit at the high school level. Recipients typically
have an SAT score of 1000 or better or ACT composite score of 21 or better, accompanied by
a 3.0 grade point average in a college-preparatory curriculum. The Brenau Scholarship
Committee will determine the award based upon these minimum criteria and the level of
coursework attempted by the applicant. These awards are renewable as long as the
recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for the Trustee Scholarship and a
2.8 cumulative grade point average for the Faculty Excellence Scholarship. Eligibility for
renewal will be assessed at the end of each semester. Scholarship amounts generally range
from $6,000 to $11,500 per academic year.

Brenau Achievement Grants. These grants are awarded to students who have a record
of academic success, but do not meet the minimum standardized test score requirements
for either the Trustee Scholarship or the Faculty Excellence Scholarship. Achievement
Grants are renewable as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing at
Brenau University. Eligibility for renewal will be assessed at the end of each semester.
Scholarship amounts generally range from $5,000 to $9,000 per academic year.

Brenau Opportunity Grants. These grants are awarded to students who are not eligible
for any of the four academic awards previously mentioned, but, in the opinion of the
Scholarship Committee, have the potential to be academically successful at Brenau
University. Opportunity Grants are renewable as long as the recipient remains in good
academic standing at Brenau University. Eligibility for renewal will be assessed at the
end of each semester. Award amounts will vary.

Ada Little Business Scholarship. This scholarship is available to qualified freshmen,
transfer and current Brenau students who plan to complete a major in accounting or
business. Scholarship recipients receive a number of special opportunities to develop their
skills within that department. The annual maximum award amount is $4,000. Recipients
must be actively involved in Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) or fulfill a community
service requirement.


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Other Scholarships and Sources of Financial Aid
The following scholarships and grants are awarded annually and are made possible
through the generosity of donors to Brenau University.

Amy Andrews Memorial Scholarship                  Ada Little Endowed Scholarships
Art or Design Scholarships                        Denyse Marchesseau Scholarship
Athletic Scholarships (Basketball, Cross          Massey Journalism Scholarship
Country, Soccer, Softball, Swimming,              William S. and Mary C. May
Tennis, Volleyball)                                 Scholarship
Grace W. Ball Scholarship                         Minority Scholarships
Bank of America Scholarship                       Mintz Family Scholarship
Banks-Jackson-Commerce Hospital                   Birdie L. Moore Scholarship
  Auxiliary                                       Nancy W. Moore Scholarship
Jane and Rafe Banks, Jr. Scholarship              Roy C. Moore Music Scholarships
Baxter-Bryan Scholarship                          Gwen Mundy Endowed Scholarship
Brenau Alumnae Association                        Norton Family Memorial Scholarship
  Scholarship                                     Parr Music Scholarships
Brenau Alumni Association Scholarship             Julia and Brooks Pearson Scholarship
Katherine McKenna Brothers                        Annette Pitt Memorial
  Scholarship                                       Theatre Scholarship
Burd Endowed Scholarship                          Josephine Winter Rainey Alumnae
Mary Castle Scholarships                            Scholarship
Communication Scholarships                        Ramsey-Chester Scholarship
Dance Scholarships                                Randolph Family Scholarship
Ed Daniel Endowed Scholarship                     Georgine Riley Nursing Scholarships
Isaac A. Dawkins Endowed Scholarship              Romberg Scholarships
Ethicon Nursing Scholarship                       Rotary International Scholarships
Elizabeth Hancock Endowed                         Helen K. Rymer Scholarship
Scholarship                                       Augusta & William Schrage Scholarship
Joyce and Harold Dick Teacher                     Josephine Seymour Scholarship
  Education Scholarships                          Smith Memorial Music Scholarship
Dorsey-Ravan Scholarship                          Sydney O. Smith Scholarship
Robin Dudley Nursing Scholarship                  Algernon and Mary Mildred Sullivan
April Durham Endowed Scholarship                    Endowed Scholarship
Dorothy Ezzard Endowed Scholarship                SunTrust Bank Scholarship
Eliza Holmes Feldmann Scholarship                 Taylor Miller Scholarship
Beth Bridges Fisher Scholarship                   Joe K. Telford Scholarship
Girl Scout Gold Scholarship                       Theatre Scholarships
Thelma Mauldin Green Scholarship                  George & Anne Thomas Scholarship
Hall School of Nursing Scholarships               UPS Foundation Scholarship
Furman Greer Memorial Scholarship                 Dorothy VanGiesen Endowed
Rebecca Bowles Hawkins Scholarship                  Scholarship
Hearst Foundation Scholarship                     Harvey Watts Scholarship
Heathman 40 & 8 Scholarships                      Betty Weems Scholarship
Humanities Scholarships                           Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation
International Merit Scholarships                    Scholarships
Kay and Douglas Ivester Scholarships              Frances Wood Wilson Foundation
Jacobs Scholarship                                  Scholarships
Jinks Music Scholarships                          Wal-Mart Nursing and Healthcare
Kiwanis Endowed Scholarship                           Scholarships
Imogene Lemex Scholarships                        Wrigley Company Nursing Scholarships
Helen E. Lilly Scholarship

Veterans Administration Educational Benefits
Any veteran, veteran's dependent or active duty serviceperson who qualifies for VA
educational benefits may apply for those benefits through the Office of Financial Aid. The
necessary forms should be obtained from that office, completed and returned prior to the
beginning of the semester the student plans to initially enroll. All students who receive VA


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educational benefits are expected to comply with the following Brenau University
requirements:

    1.   Students must comply with attendance regulations of Brenau University and the
         Veterans Administration and may not drop courses or stop attending classes
         without executing formal withdrawal procedures.
    2.   Any change in a student's semester course load should be reported to the Office of
         Financial Aid immediately.
    3.   Students should notify the Office of Financial Aid when changing academic
         programs.
    4.   Students must enroll in only those courses outlined on academic program plans
         prepared by Brenau University officials.
    5.   Students can only be certified for benefits for two semesters pending their official
         acceptance by Brenau University.
    6.   Courses for which college credit has been granted by Brenau University cannot
         be repeated unless required by academic policy.

Brenau University is required to report to the Veterans Administration on attendance,
progress toward educational objectives, and other matters affecting benefits. The
institution serves only as a source of certification and information; the student must carry
out all financial transactions with, and receive payment from, the Veterans Administration
directly.




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                                             Records Information
Calendar System and Credits. Brenau operates on an academic calendar consisting of
two semesters and summer sessions. Credits are measured in semester hours.

Course Load. The general course of study for an undergraduate at Brenau is 12 to 17
credit hours per semester. Any undergraduate student enrolling for 12 hours or more per
semester will be considered a full-time student. Residential students who enroll for less
than 12 hours must obtain approval from the Dean of Student Success and Retention.

Course Overload Policy. Undergraduate students desiring to register for more than 17
hours in a semester must possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, make
no grade below C in the previous term of enrollment, and obtain the signatures of their
academic adviser and major department chair on a Course Overload Form. The form must
be presented with the Registration Form or Add Form containing the overload courses(s).
In the event students do not possess the required grade point average but feel that unusual
circumstances warrant an exception, they may request that an exception be made to this
policy. Such requests should be made in writing to the Dean of their school and attached to
the Course Overload Form. The dean’s approval will be written on the attached exception
request or on the Overload Form. No undergraduate student may take more than 21 hours
in a semester. During summer semester, no more than six (6) hours may be taken per short
session without overload permission. (See Financial Information section regarding
overload fees.)

Course Changes: Dropping or Adding. Women’s College students may drop or add
courses any time during the first week of the semester with instructor approval. Evening
and Weekend Studies students may add a course only before the course’s first class
meeting. Students may register for online classes until the Friday prior to the 1st class
meeting. If the student drops after the first week of classes, a $25 Late Drop Fee is
charged. Withdrawal from a course after midterm will result in a grade of WF
unless special circumstances or an emergency exists and approval is granted by
the vice president for academic services. Students are responsible for seeing that a
Drop/add Form is completed and processed to correct their academic and billing records.
Students’ names are retained on the official class roll after the third week of the semester.

These provisions in no way guarantee the refund of tuition; for refund policies see the
Financial Information section in the Catalog.

Registration
Registration periods are published on the Registrar’s Office web site at www.brenau.edu/
reg/schedules.htm. Web and paper registration date are available. as well as academic
calendar information and deadlines.

Late Registration. Students currently enrolled at Brenau University must complete the
registration process by the registration deadline published in the schedule of courses to
avoid the Late Registration Fee. No registration forms will be accepted after the first
official day of the semester.

Course Cancellation. Brenau reserves the right to cancel any course listed in its course
schedule. Students registered for a course that is canceled will be automatically removed
from the computer by the registrar’s office. If needed, the student can add another course
to replace the cancelled course. Pursuant to registration policy, the student must add any
courses prior to the first class meeting.

Academic Withdrawal from Brenau. Any Women's College student who desires to
withdraw from Brenau prior to the end of the semester must consult with the Dean of
Student Success and Retention and complete a withdrawal form. In addition, all students
should contact their adviser and instructors to complete a drop form. Students not
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completing the appropriate paperwork to withdraw from their courses will automatically
receive an F. Withdrawals after midterm will result in a grade of WF unless special
circumstances or an emergency exist and approval is granted by the vice president for
academic services. Students are responsible for making sure that the drop form is
completed to correct their academic and billing records.

Grading System
Academic progress, and graduation honors are all determined by grades submitted by the
instructors at the conclusion of each semester. Final grades represent a combination of
cumulative quantity and quality in a student's course work for that semester.

The grading system is as follows:
       Grade               Interpretation                                                     Quality Points
          A                Excellent ............................................................................4
          B                Good ...................................................................................3
          C                Average ..............................................................................2
          D                Poor ....................................................................................1
          F                Failure ...............................................................................0
          P*               Passing (Pass – Fail courses only) ...................................0
         W*                Withdrew ...........................................................................0
         WF*               Withdrew Failing ..............................................................0
          I*               Incomplete .........................................................................0
         IF*               Incomplete Failure ............................................................0
         AU                Audit ..................................................................................0

*Grades of I, P, W or WP are not used in computation of grade point average (GPA).
Grades of WF or IF are used in the GPA.

A       A grade of “A” signifies an exceptional, clear, and creative grasp of the concepts of the
        course with demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge to specific problem
        situations. It also means that the student has actively participated in class activities
        and has completed all material in a neat and timely manner. The material indicates
        that the student spent extra time, personal energy, and critical reflection in an effort
        to demonstrate exceptional work.

B       A grade of “B” signifies a solid understanding of the major concepts of the course and
        the ability to apply those concepts. It also means that the student’s effort and class
        participation have exceeded the minimal basic requirements for the course. All
        assignments were judged to be solid in content and were completed in a timely
        manner.

C       A grade of “C” signifies a satisfactory understanding and application of the concepts
        of the course as well as minimal participation in class activities. It also indicates that
        the student completed the appropriate assignments that satisfied the basic course
        requirements.

D       A grade of “D” signifies a below average demonstration and application of the
        concepts of the course and/or inadequate preparation in class activities. It may also
        indicate that assignments were not completed in a satisfactory or timely manner.

F       A grade of “F” signifies that the student has not demonstrated adequate
        understanding or application of the course material. It may also indicate that the
        student has not met the attendance or assignment requirements.

I       Incomplete. An incomplete grade may be given when circumstances beyond the
        control of the student interfere with the student's ability to complete the course or to
        satisfy the competencies specified therein. Students must make up a grade of I
        within one semester after such a grade is awarded. For this purpose, the summer
        sessions count as a semester. Before the Incomplete can be awarded, the instructor
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     must complete an Incomplete Grade Contract. No incomplete grade will be awarded
     in the absence of a completed contract. This contract outlines the specific
     requirements and provides the students with assignment dates for completing the
     coursework. If the coursework has not been completed within the specified time, the
     grade of I will be converted by the registrar to an IF. Grade changes for course work
     completed after a grade of IF has been assigned must be approved by the vice
     president for academic services. A student must be passing a course when an
     Incomplete Contract is approved.

IF   Incomplete Failure. If the course work has not been completed and a grade awarded
     by the end of the next semester, the grade of I must be converted to an IF by the
     registrar.

P    Students enrolled in a seminar, practicum, internship, or other activity course may
     elect to receive grades of P (Pass) or F (Fail) if the instructor, students, and
     appropriate department chair so agree at the beginning of the semester. Courses for
     which the student receives a grade of P will count toward the hours required for
     graduation where applicable. A grade of P is acceptable for courses requiring a grade
     of C or better. However, such grades carry no quality points and thus are not figured
     into the grade point average.

W    Withdrawn. A student is entitled to withdraw within one week of the beginning of
     the semester, and no reference will appear on the transcript. After the first week a
     grade of W will be awarded for withdrawals up to midterm. Withdrawals thereafter
     can only take place with the permission of the adviser and the department chair. See
     Academic Withdrawal above.

WF   Withdrawn Failing. A grade of WF is awarded when a student withdraws from the
     course without the express permission of the department, adviser, the department
     chair, or as otherwise specified herein. This grade is usually awarded when a student
     withdraws after midterm or fails to withdraw officially, or is failing at the time of
     withdrawal. A WF will be calculated in the GPA as a failing grade.

AU   Audit. Student has been approved to audit the course; no academic credit is given.

For a grade of F or WF, no credit is awarded; the student must repeat the failed course or
take an acceptable substitute to earn equivalent credit.

There is no required uniform numeric grading scale at Brenau University. It is up to the
individual instructor to determine and publish the grading scale for each course. Such
information is found in the instructor’s syllabus.

Repetition of Courses. When a student repeats a course, only the last grade earned will
be used to compute the grade point average, provided the latest grade is not lower than the
prior grade. Both grades will appear on the student's permanent record. Students are
responsible for indicating repeated coursework and requesting that their grade
point average be adjusted by notifying the Registrar’s Office.

Grading Information. All faculty must submit final grades for courses to the registrar.
All grades are entered into the student's permanent records at the end of each semester.
Grades are available online through the web-based student information system
(CampusWEB) at http://campus.brenau.edu.

Grade Point Average. The grade point average is computed by multiplying the quality
points earned by the credit hours of each course and dividing the total quality points
earned by the total credit hours attempted. Below is an example of the GPA computation
for a 12 credit hour semester load:



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      3 sem hrs of B = 3 x 3 = 9 quality points
      3 sem hrs of A = 3 x 4 = 12 quality points
      3 sem hrs of B = 3 x 3 = 9 quality points
      3 sem hrs of C = 3 x 2 = 6 quality points
      12 hrs                  36 total quality points

          36 quality points
          12 hours attempted = 3.0 GPA

AU, I, P, and W grades are not included when computing a student's grade point average,
but will be recorded on a student's transcript. The hours attempted in any course for which
a WF or IF is awarded will be counted in the calculation of the student's grade point
average.

Grade Changes. A course grade that has been reported by the instructor to the registrar's
office cannot be changed except in the following circumstances. Grade changes will be
reflected on the transcript sent to the student’s adviser at the end of each semester.

 Error in grade. An incorrect course grade will be changed by the registrar upon
 receipt of a properly executed Change-of-Grade form signed by the instructor of the
 course and the appropriate department chair.

 Removal of a grade of I. A student receiving a grade of I (Incomplete) is expected to
 consult with the instructor within the prescribed time limit and to complete all
 necessary work. See the description of the grade of I in the previous section. A
 completed Change-of-Grade form approved by the department chair must be submitted
 by the instructor in order for the registrar to change the I to any grade other than IF.
 Changes from IF to another grade must be approved by the vice president for academic
 services in addition to the appropriate department chair.

Grade Appeals
When a student has substantial grounds to dispute a final grade and is prepared to present
evidence to support a grade appeal, the student must initiate the procedure by speaking
first with the professor who assigned the grade in question. If there are no errors in the
computation of the grade or other substantial evidence to support an appeal, the student is
encouraged to accept the grade assigned. However, in cases where there are substantial
grounds for a review of the grade and a resolution cannot be reached between the student
and the professor, the student has the following recourse:

 1.      Within two weeks following the official end date of the session for which the grade
         was assigned, the student must submit to the appropriate department chair a letter
         of appeal with evidence supporting the need for an external review of the grade in
         question. The department chair will review the student’s material and consult with
         the professor before deciding if the assigned grade should stand. The department
         chair must provide a written response to the student, with a copy to the school dean.

 2.      If a student does not accept the decision of the chair, there is one additional and
         final level of appeal. The student may submit documentation to the appropriate
         school dean who will determine if new information or insufficient consideration of
         the student’s case merits further review of the assigned grade by a review panel.
         The dean’s decision to proceed or not to proceed will be final in all cases.

 3.      If the dean determines that further review is warranted, s/he will convene and chair
         a panel of five faculty members. Both the student and the professor will have the
         opportunity to address the panel. Legal counsel may represent neither party.
         However, the dean may exercise discretion to invite other faculty or students, who
         can provide relevant information, to address the panel. The review panel’s decision
         will be final, with no recourse on the part of the student or professor for any further
         appeal.
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 4.     The entire appeal process must be completed within four weeks of the time the
        grade was issued.

 5.     When the dean or department chair is the teacher of record, the dean will substitute
        for the department chair and the vice president for academic services will replace
        the dean.

Academic Standing
Classification of Students. Class designation is generally based on the number of hours
the student has earned in courses offered at Brenau or transferred from other educational
institutions. Following is a general explanation of class designation.

      Freshman:     A student who has earned fewer than 30 hours of credit.
      Sophomore:    A student who has earned 30 to 59 hours of credit.
      Junior:       A student who has earned 60 to 89 hours of credit.
      Senior:       A student who has earned 90 or more hours of credit.

Class designation does not necessarily reflect the student's readiness to graduate or
progress in their chosen program of study.

Academic Standing. The undergraduate cumulative grade point average of each student
is compiled at the end of each semester. A minimum cumulative grade point average of
2.0 must be maintained for a student to be classified as a student in good standing. A
cumulative grade point average of less than 2.0 will automatically result in a student
being classified as not in good standing.

Academic Probation and Suspension. Students who have an undergraduate semester
grade point average of less than 2.0 shall be placed on probation for one semester.

Women's College undergraduate students on academic probation will be limited to one
class absence for each credit hour received for a class. Absences above this number should
be reported to the dean of student success and retention for appropriate action. Evening
and Weekend Studies students are allowed no absences.

Any Brenau undergraduate student who fails to achieve a semester grade point average of
2.0 in the following semester after being placed on probation will be suspended from
Brenau University. The student may apply for readmission. However, in no case will
readmission be automatic. Any student who is placed on academic suspension may appeal
the suspension to the vice president for academic services in writing. The appeal will be
reviewed by the admissions committee.

Undergraduate Course Numbering System:
100-199:    Undergraduate Freshman
200-299:    Undergraduate Sophomore
300-399:    Undergraduate Junior
400-499:    Undergraduate Senior

Semester Academic Honors
Dean's List. At the conclusion of each semester, the vice president for academic services
issues a list of academic honor students. In order to be included in this listing, a student
must have taken at least 15 hours, earned a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better,
and received no grades of D, F, I, or IP that semester.

Merit List. All students are eligible to be designated for excellent academic achievement
during any semester if the following conditions are met: The student must be enrolled for
at least 12-14 hours and earn a semester grade point average of 3.5; No grade lower than a

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B shall be earned for the semester in question; and the student should not have any
outstanding incompletes.


Graduation
Commencement ceremonies for the Evening and Weekend Studies, Online Studies and the
Women's College follow the same format but are scheduled separately to reflect the
individual characteristics and traditions of the respective divisions. All ceremonies are
scheduled on commencement weekend in early May.

Although students may complete requirements for graduation during any semester,
degrees and diplomas will not be officially conferred until graduation ceremonies at the end
of spring semester. The official date when the student has completed requirements for the
degree will be specified on the student's permanent record.

Attendance Required. All students are required to participate in graduation exercises.
Students who cannot attend for some reason known in advance of the ceremony must
request to be excused from this requirement by obtaining and completing the appropriate
form available in the registrar's office. All necessary signatures must be obtained by the
student who should then return the In Absentia Form to the registrar's office. Students
who graduate in absentia will be charged a $25 fee to cover the administrative costs of
processing their request and sending their diploma through registered mail.

Application for Graduation. Students must submit their application for graduation no
later than Dec. 1 of the academic year in which they anticipate completing their programs
of study. By March 1 a student must pay the graduation fee. The fee covers the cost of
diploma, cap, gown, and other administrative costs. If a student completes graduation
requirements prior to the spring semester, the graduation fee must be paid prior to
receiving an official transcript with the degree posted. Compliance with these deadlines
will allow Brenau to review each student's record through a graduation audit. Any
student who does not apply by Dec. 1 will be charged a Late Graduation
Application Fee in addition to the regular graduation fee. No applications for graduation
will be accepted after Jan. 1 for that year's graduation. Students who will not complete
their program until the end of summer session may request to participate in the
ceremonies in the spring semester. To do so, the student must complete a summer
graduation form. This is in addition to the graduation application. Summer graduates may
not lack more than 12 semester hours to complete the degree and must agree to complete
the hours by the end of the summer session of the same year. The adviser and registrar
must sign this form. Students who do not complete graduation requirements by the end of
summer term must reapply for graduation and pay a graduation reapplication fee.

Graduation Requirements. In order for Brenau to confer a baccalaureate degree, the
following general requirements must be met:

    1.   The student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of
         college work. (Hours required for some majors may exceed this minimum.) (60 –
         63 hours for A.A. degree.)
    2.   Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. Some
         majors require a higher minimum grade point average. Consult the appropriate
         department section for specific requirements.
    3.   Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in all
         course work required for their major. Some majors require a higher minimum
         major grade point average. Consult the appropriate department section for
         specific requirements.
    4.   Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of regular coursework
         in residence at Brenau University (15 hours for A.A. degree).



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    5.     Residency Requirement: Of the 30 semester hours in residence, there
           must be a minimum of 21 hours of their major program of study, with
           Brenau University.
    6.     Students must satisfactorily complete the requirements for liberal education,
           specific degree requirements, major courses, and electives.
    7.     Students must complete their program of study by the end of summer session in
           order to participate in the graduation ceremonies held in spring semester of that
           academic year.
    8.     Students who will not complete the program of study until the end of summer
           session, may request to participate in the spring graduation ceremonies. To
           qualify, the student must lack no more than 12 semester hours (6 semester hours
           for A.A. degree) to graduate and agree to complete the hours by the end of the
           summer session. The form to approve summer graduation must be obtained from
           the Registrar’s Office. This form should be completed and returned to the
           Registrar’s Office by March 1. A Registrar’s Office representative must sign the
           form to complete the process.

Graduation Honors. Honors are conferred upon qualified Brenau students who have
achieved the following cumulative grade point averages.

         Cum Laude ...................................................................................................3.50
         Magna Cum Laude .......................................................................................3.75
         Summa Cum Laude .....................................................................................3.90

To be eligible for consideration as an honor graduate, a student must have completed a
minimum of three semesters of course work through Brenau. For computational purposes,
equivalent Brenau grades and quality points will be assigned to academic grades earned at
other accredited institutions.

Honor Society – Phi Kappa Phi
Students in the top 10 percent of the graduating class are eligible for membership to Phi
Kappa Phi, the nations oldest all-discipline honor society. Brenau students who qualify will
receive an invitation for membership from the Office of the Vice President for Academic
Services.

Applicable Catalog Requirements - Students have the right to graduate under the
catalog edition for the academic year in which they begin their coursework, or any
subsequent catalog edition during their continuous attendance at Brenau. More than five
semesters of non-enrollment will make students subject to the requirements of
the most recent catalog published by the university, or any new requirements
approved during their absence. Students are required to reapply for admission
after two semesters of non enrollment to bring their files to current status.

Academic Consistency
Brenau requires that all off-campus courses be taught in conformity to on-campus
academic standards in order to ensure program quality and maintain academic integrity.
To this end, academic department chairs supervise hiring all off-campus faculty and
supervising off-campus academic activity. The syllabi, textbooks, classroom teaching
methodology, assignments, library references and evaluations used in off-campus courses
are equivalent to those used on campus. In addition, full-time contract faculty teach in all
divisions of the university.

Transient Status
Students Enrolled at Other Institutions. A student enrolled in a degree program at
another accredited college or university may apply to Brenau for transient status. Such a
student is one who expects to return to the college or university where previously enrolled
and must have the permission of the home institution to attend Brenau. The applicant who
desires transient status must submit a Transient/Academy Admission Application. and a

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transient letter from the home institution. Transient students are admitted on a semester
basis only and are not eligible for financial aid at Brenau.

Brenau does not guarantee that a transient student will be able to secure the courses
desired, nor is Brenau responsible for advising a transient student of courses that are
applicable to their program of study at the home institution. Brenau does not
automatically forward transcripts to the home institution; transcripts are sent only at the
written request of the student.

Brenau Students Who Desire Transient Status. Brenau students are expected to take
courses needed for degree completion in residence if they are offered in our schedule.
Exceptions will be considered for extenuating circumstances and must be approved by the
Vice President for Academic Services.

Regularly enrolled students who wish to transfer courses taken at other institutions must
obtain their adviser's and department chairs written approval in advance. A transient
letter must be completed by the registrar. Brenau will not guarantee acceptance of
coursework taken without a transient letter on file. In all instances, the dean or
department chair must approve the transient status and courses. For students who are in
the last 30 hours of the program requirements, the transient request must also be
approved by the vice president for academic services. It is the student's responsibility to
obtain such approval. The other institution may impose additional requirements on the
transient student. It is the student’s responsibility to follow policy, procedures, and pre-
register at the transient institution. Those students completing course work at other
institutions must request that an official, sealed transcript be sent to the registrar at
Brenau before the course will be entered into the student's record. Courses completed with
a grade lower than a “C” will not transfer.

As a general rule, the same credit will be assigned to transfer courses as awarded at the
other institution subject to the limitations set in the Admissions Information section of this
Catalog. Courses successfully completed and accepted will count toward graduation
requirements and grade point average. European college or summer institute work will be
accepted by the vice president for academic services upon the recommendation of the
Academic Affairs Committee if properly certified and undertaken at an accredited
institution. All policies governing registration such as overload restrictions will apply to
transient coursework.

Student Records
Brenau has a long-standing commitment to, and concern for, protection of student rights
and privacy of information. Brenau complies with the provisions of the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, which defines accessibility and
confidentiality of student records.

Admissions: Information used in the process of admission to the Evening and Weekend
Studies, Online Studies or the Women's College which will be sent to the registrar upon
matriculation, and information relative to past applicants who never matriculated to
Brenau.

Advisers: Copies of various transcripts, grade reports of academic work undertaken at
Brenau, and students’ programs of study.

Career Services: Credential files, including reference forms.

Controller: Students' accounts.

Department Chairs: Recommendations for employment, ratings, other evaluative
materials, and placement credentials for Brenau University students.


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Financial Aid: Information relative to financial aid, scholarships, and VA educational
benefits.

Registrar: Academic records of work undertaken at Brenau, transcripts from other
educational institutions, applications for admissions and supporting documentation for
students who have matriculated at Brenau, periodic correspondence and information, test
scores, academic awards and honors, and the Catalog.

Student Health Services: Residential student health forms and student medical
statements.

Student Services: Permission and emergency contact forms, disciplinary records and
housing contracts and miscellaneous correspondence for Women's College residential
students.

Official Transcripts and Copies of Records. As a general rule, copies of students'
records may be obtained from the registrar upon submission of a written request by the
student. Upon request, one transcript is furnished to each student at no cost up to one year
after posting of degree. At any other time, each set of two (2) official transcripts issued at
the same time will cost $5 while unofficial transcripts are $2 each. A special rush service
for transcript issuance within 24 hours is available at a cost of $7 per transcript. A
transcript processed on a rush basis and sent by overnight mail will cost $25. Students
may incur additional charges for overseas transcript requests sent by overnight mail.
Transcript fees must be paid prior to processing, and transcripts are issued only if a
student's account is paid in full. Transcript requests received by fax will be processed
provided that the request contains the student's signature, relevant information
concerning the transcript request and transcript processing fee arrangements. Copies of
transcripts will not be faxed to the student or specified institutions. Such copies will not be
considered official transcripts and Brenau cannot assume responsibility for the
confidentiality of such records. Copies of appropriate records will be available for issuance
to other individuals, corporations, other educational institutions, and prospective
employers on the same basis upon submission of a written request by the student desiring
release of the records. A printable transcript request form is available on line at
www.brenau.edu/reg/forms.

Release of Information. Directory information concerning any student will be
distributed by Brenau only as herein provided. Directory information includes the
student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study,
participation in collegiate activities, dates of attendance, degrees conferred, awards and
honors earned, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the
student, and other similar information. The student has the right to refuse to permit the
designation of any or all the categories as directory information. If students choose to
exercise the right of refusal, they must do so in writing to the registrar within 30 days of
the beginning of each academic semester. It is understood that appropriate Brenau officials
will have access to such information and records as shall be necessary for them to perform
their professional responsibilities. All official use of student files shall be in accord with the
provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and shall be
duly recorded and shall be documented as required by its regulations.

The following information and records shall not be covered by this policy, and access shall
not be provided to students: information related to pending admissions decisions, financial
records or information relating to students or parents/guardians; confidential statements of
recommendation placed in the record prior to Jan. 1, 1975, or obtained subsequent to
receipt of a statement from students waiving the right to open accessibility of the
placement record; all information relative to the application for and receipt of financial aid;
records created or maintained by a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, or other
professional or paraprofessional acting or assisting in a similar capacity in treatment of a
student; institutional employment or faculty files; alumni information; and sole-access
educational records. Sole-access records are those records of instructional, supervisory, and

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administration personnel and educational personnel that are in the sole possession of the
makers and are not accessible or revealed to any other individual except a temporary
substitute.

In other situations not described in this policy, the use of and access to educational records
shall be in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and
regulations established for its implementation by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of
Education.

Verifications of enrollment or degree status No student information will be released
or verified in any form if there is an outstanding financial obligation to the university. If
there is a financial hold on a student’s account, the Registrar’s Office will not distribute
information to a student, employer, or any other agency. Students without financial holds
may request this information from the Registrar's Office by fax or by phone. Only
personnel in the Registrar’s, Financial Aid or Accounting Offices are qualified to release
student information.

Procedure for Review and Correction. Pursuant to Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act of 1974, Brenau students have the right to inspect their educational records
and correct such records if necessary. Students desiring to review their records should
make this request to the appropriate official in writing. Such written request will be
granted within a period of no more than 45 days from the date of request, with copies of the
pertinent records being furnished at a cost of ten cents per copy upon request.

In the event the record contains inaccurate, misleading or otherwise inappropriate
information, every effort will be made to correct or delete such material, and the student
will be so informed of such action in writing. Should such efforts not be satisfactory to the
student, a written challenge to the particular record should be filed with the vice president
for academic services who will provide a hearing conducted in accordance with regulations
issued by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to a written
challenge, students may also file a written explanation of any material contained in their
records; such statements will automatically become a permanent part of the record
challenged. Brenau reserves the right to deny such requests for review and correction if
made for frivolous or malicious purposes. The decision of the vice president for academic
services as to the appeal of the student shall be made in writing within 45 days of the
conclusion of the hearing. The student may file appeals from unfavorable decisions of the
vice president for academic services to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Office in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.




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              Academic Information and Programs
Brenau University and its faculty are dedicated to the goal of providing students with a
thorough background in the liberal arts, as well as academic and professional skills which
will help them become enlightened and productive members of society. To that end, the
faculty have developed a liberal education curriculum based on expectations and learning
outcomes. This liberal education curriculum is divided into four learning portals: World
Understanding, Scientific and Analytic Curiosity, Artistic and Creative Imagination, and
Communication and Language Fluency. The four portals, along with their expectations and
learning outcomes are outlined below.


    World Understanding_                               Scientific and Analytic_
                                                             Curiosity_
Historical Perspective                              Mathematics
• Demonstrate knowledge of major events             • Demonstrate quantitative reasoning
  and movements in history and use this               through    numeric,  symbolic,  or
  knowledge     to  generate   a   more               geometric means.
  sophisticated understanding of current
  events.                                           Science
                                                    • Demonstrate competency in a specific
Global and Civic Perspective
                                                      science curriculum and appraise the
• Engage in ethical reflection and apply              impact of that science in one’s life
  ethical principles during decision-
  making.                                           Reasoning
• Understand the rights and obligations of
                                                    • Be able to think critically and solve
  freedom.
                                                      problems effectively
• Understand the principles and practice
  of social justice.
• Further one’s personal development of
  leadership skills.
• Understand         the  importance      of
  contributing to society through service
  learning.
• Appraise      various  economic/political
  systems and how they contribute to the
  world community.
• Articulate the relevance of critical
  analysis and reasoning in dealing with
  issues involving personal values, beliefs,
  and cultures.
• Recognize, appreciate, and encourage an
  acceptance of and respect for differences
  among people.




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     Artistic and Creative_                            Communication and_
         Imagination_                                   Language Fluency_
Fine Arts                                          Writing
• Understand   artistic   concepts     and         Understand and compose effective and
  traditions and     appreciate    artistic        logical written communication.
  endeavors
                                                   Speaking
Literature                                         • Demonstrate effective oral communi-
• Read and understand literature in its              cation.
  historical context.
                                                   Modern Language
Spirituality                                       • Communicate in a non-native language.
• Recognize spiritual traditions around the
  world and the impact of spirituality in          Applied Modern Language
  one’s life.                                      • Utilize modern language in a setting
                                                     that makes its use mandatory.
Self-Awareness
• Demonstrate responsibility for self by           Interpersonal Dynamics
  either (a) exploring, nurturing, and             • Engage in the transfer     of   under-
  refining, one’s personal identity, (b)             standing between people.
  appreciating the need for and developing
  a plan for lifelong learning, or (c)             Information and Technology
  designing a sound financial plan.                Literacy
                                                   • Demonstrate knowledge of information
Lifetime Fitness
                                                     technology.
• Appraise one’s health status and
  implement a plan for a life of health and
  fitness.




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Academic Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness
Brenau University is committed to excellence and integrity in its academic programs and
consequently has developed plans for assessing liberal education course outcomes as well
as the outcomes of each major. Specific assessment plans for each major and each liberal
education course area are maintained by the Assessment Office and this information can
be viewed on its web site as well as in the relevant department. The academic majors
determine and administer their own evaluations of their major field outcomes through
capstone experiences, major field achievement tests, juried performances, or other
evaluation methods. In addition, the Assessment Office coordinates the evaluation of
several liberal education and cross curricular goals through periodic administration of
nationally normed tests, focus group interviews, writing, speaking, or critical thinking skill
assessments, and/or various surveys. The faculty Institutional Effectiveness Committee,
with representation from all the academic departments, supports assessment efforts at
Brenau, providing guidance to all academic and administrative support units in planning
institutional effectiveness strategies. These goals, and results of assessment, are
documented annually, and are shared with the Vice President for Academic Services for
use in program planning as well as instructional, curricular and support service
improvement.

Oral and Written Communication Skills
Brenau is committed to improving students’ writing and speaking competencies and
integrates these skills throughout the curriculum, both in liberal education and major
courses. Competency levels should be reflected in students’ grades.

Students’ Role and Responsibilities in Institutional Assessment
In support of continual program improvement and enhanced student learning, Brenau
reserves the right to require all students enrolled in academic programs to complete
standardized tests or other assessment instruments administered by the institution.
Students will be given appropriate notice of dates and locations for such testing. In the
case of overall institutional testing, and in certain majors, completion of these tests may
constitute a graduation requirement.

In the Women’s College, an Assessment Day is held in late March and designated annually
on the university master calendar. It provides an opportunity for students to participate in
institutional and major field assessment activities outside of the classroom setting.
Attendance is required of all full time enrolled Women’s College students, residential or
commuting / undergraduate or graduate. Registration is held for non-attendance;
therefore, students are reminded to make necessary arrangements with
employers and child care providers well in advance as they would for any
required class.

With Evening and Weekend Studies, institutional and major field assessments, with the
exception of computer competency evaluations, are generally conducted during regular
class sessions, at all Brenau locations.

General Academic Plan
Brenau University undergraduate academic plans consist of the following three
components:

1)   Liberal Education Requirements (Note: The Liberal Education program is divided
     into four learning portals: World Understanding, Scientific and Analytic Curiosity,
     Artistic and Creative Imagination, Communication and Language Fluency. Please see
     the Brenau University catalog or the Brenau University web site (www.brenau.edu/
     reg) for a list of applicable courses for each requirement.)
2)   Major Programs of Study
3)   General Electives

     Minimum Hours Required to Graduate (some majors require additional hours) .........120

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In addition to these components, students entering the university with academic
deficiencies diagnosed by placement testing may need to take developmental study
coursework to remedy those deficiencies before enrolling in regular college level courses.
Developmental coursework carries academic credit for financial aid purposes and
enrollment status (part-time, full-time, etc.) but it does not count toward graduation. For
example, if a student takes three hours of developmental coursework and the student’s
major usually requires 120 hours to graduate, that student will need 123 hours to graduate
because the developmental hours can not count toward any graduation requirements,
including general electives. Those courses are:

      EH 099          Writing Laboratory
      EL - - -        English as a Second language (ESL)
      MS 098          Survey of Basic Mathematics
      MS 099          Basic Algebra

  Developmental Studies courses and English as a Second Language courses
  completed at other institutions do not transfer to Brenau University.

Students are advised that the statement of minimum hours required to graduate assumes
the student does not need developmental coursework and has met all requirements
outlined for the major in question. Additional coursework taken beyond liberal education,
or major requirements may result in the accumulation of credit hours beyond the stated
minimum needed to graduate. Likewise, students should note that special professional
accreditation requirements of a particular field of study may require hours in excess of the
minimum 120 stated above. Individual programs of study should be consulted for specific
requirements.

No more than 27 semester hours earned outside of regular coursework (i.e., CLEP, Military
Credit, Experiential Credit, Challenge Exams, Directed Independent Study, etc.) may be
applied toward the degree. These types of non-traditional credit may not be applied toward
the minimum residency requirement of 30 semester hours.

(1)        Liberal Education Requirements

Interdisciplinary Courses: These courses can be applied as an elective in any of the four portals.
IC 210 Spirituality and Society
IC 215 The Creative Mind
IC 220 Impact of Individual Choices
IC 303 Green Space: Development, Need & Impact
IC 310 Going for Gold: Olympic Pursuit of the Extraordinary

World Understanding Learning Portal:
Historical Perspective ...................................................................................................... 3 hours
Choose from:
HY 201 History of US I                                                   HY 220H Honors World Civilization I
HY 202 History of US II                                                  HY 221H Honors World Civilization II
HY 210 World Civilization I                                              HYPO 380 Area Studies
HY 211 World Civilization II
World Understanding Portal electives: ..........................................................................6 HOURS
Choose from any course in the World Understanding portal (outlined in this section) not
already applied in the Liberal Education or choose from the courses below:

AY 101 Introduction to Anthropology                                      ED 208 School and Society
BA 206 Microeconomics                                                    ED 250 Intro to Multicultural Education
BA 207 Macroeconomics                                                    EH 202 Asian and African Literature
BA 223 Principles of Leadership                                          EH 203 Varied Voices in American Literature
BA 316 Legal Environment of Business                                     GS 200 Introduction to Gender Studies
BA 330 Cult Diversity in the Business Env                                GS 300 Gender and the Global Environment
BA 417 Ethics In Business and Government                                 GY 201 Introduction to Geography

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HN 220H Honors Sem: World Understand                                         MM 332 Media Philosophy and Ethics
HS 350 Global Health Perspectives                                            OT 311 Clinical Reasoning Seminar 1
HY 205 Women in US History I                                                 PH 222 Introduction to Ethics
HY 206 Women in US History II                                                PH 230 History of Philosophy
HY 240 Crises in Modern History                                              PO 101 American Government
HY 322 Genocides in History                                                  PO 111H Honors American Government
HYPO 307 Women/Minorities in Con Hist & Pol                                  PO 333 Law and Society
ID 420 ID Business Principles and Ethics                                     SY 101 Introduction to Sociology
IS 101 Current Global Issues                                                 SY 150 Exp Chinese Cult: Soc Perspective
MG 301 Principles of Management
MM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication
MM 200 Diversity in the Media

Scientific & Analytic Curiosity Portal:
Mathematics ....................................................................................................................3 HOURS
Choose from: (course taken depends upon math placement of the student)
MS 101 College Algebra                                                       MS 210 Calculus & Analytic Geometry
MS 111 Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry

Science .............................................................................................................................7 HOURS
Choose from:
BY 105 Human Biology (w/lab)                                                 ES 200 Current Environmental Crisis I (w/lab)
BY 111 Bio Science I for Bio Majors (w/lab)                                  ES 201 Curr Environmental Crisis II (w/lab)
BY 112 Bio Science II for Bio Majors (w/lab)                                 ES 201H Hon Curr Environ Crisis II (w/lab)
BY 111H Honors Bio Science I (w/lab)                                         HS 300 Applied Kinesiology
BY 112H Honors Bio Science II (w/lab)                                        PS 100 Physical Science
BY 115H Honors Human Biology (w/lab)                                         PS 104 Earth Science
BY 151 Internat Bio Field Studies I (w/lab)                                  PS 110 Physical Geography (w/lab)
BY 206 Microbiology (w/lab)                                                  PS 111 Meteorology & Climatology (w/lab)
BY 209 Anatomy & Physiology I (w/lab)                                        PS 112 Astronomy (w/lab)
BY 210 Anatomy & Physiology II (w/lab)                                       PS 121 Gen Coll Physics I (w/lab)
BY 251 Internat Bio Field Studies II (w/lab)                                 PS 122 Gen Coll Physics II (w/lab)
BY 340 Island Microcosms (w/lab)                                             PS 123 Gen Coll Physics III (w/lab)
CY 103 Principles of Chemistry (w/lab)                                       PS 180 Cities & The Environment
CY 110 Forensic Science (w/lab)                                              PY 101 Introduction to Psychology (w/lab)
CY 121 General Chemistry I (w/lab)                                           PY 111H Honors Intro to Psychology (w/lab)
CY 122 General Chemistry II (w/lab)

Reasoning Elective ...................................................................................................... 3-4 HOURS
Choose from:
AH 417 Aesthetics and Criticism                                              MM 360 Philosophy of Media
BA 203 Critical and Creative Thinking                                        MS 205 Introduction to Statistics
* BY 115H Honors Human Biology (w/lab)                                       OT 485 Qualitative Research
* ES 200 Curr Environmental Crisis I (w/lab)                                 PH 205 Introduction to Philosophy
* ES 201 Curr Environmental Crisis II (w/lab)                                PH 220 Logic and Critical Thinking
* ES 201H Hon Curr Environ Crisis II (w/lab)                                 PH 300 Philosophy of Science
HN 240H Honors Sem: Sci/Analy Cur                                            PH 302 Philosophy of Art
ID 275/275L ID-Process w/Lab

* These courses may not be used to meet both the science and reasoning requirements.


Artistic and Creative Imagination Portal:
Fine Arts or Literature ...................................................................................................3 HOURS

AH 100 Art Appreciation                                                      EH 211 British Literature after 1700
AH 214 Special Topics in Art History                                         EH 220 American Literature before 1865
AH 323 Art History I                                                         EH 221 American Literature after 1865
AH 324 Art History II                                                        EH 221H Honors American Lit after 1865
AR 314 Visual Media                                                          EH 331 Southern Literature
DA 100 Dance Appreciation                                                    EH 341 Shakespeare
DA 303 Dance History I                                                       EH 380 Interdisciplinary Topics in Literature
DA 304 Dance History II                                                      EH 390 Special Topics in Literature
EH 201 Western World Literature                                              FM 305 History of Fashion
EH 210 British Literature before 1700                                        GR 307 History of Graphic Design
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ID 308 History of Interiors and Architecture I                               MM 100 Film Appreciation
ID 309 History of Interiors and Architecture II                              TH 100 Theatre Appreciation
MC 101 World Music Appreciation                                              TH 221 Theatre History I
MC 323 History of Music I                                                    TH 222 Theatre History II
MC 324 History of Music II                                                   TH 323 History of Musical Theatre

Lifetime Fitness...............................................................................................................3 HOURS
Women’s College students must have:
One hour of Women’s Health (WH)
One hour of Lifetime Fitness (LF) or Leisure Sports (LS)
One hour of either WH/LF/or LS
For a total of 3 hours.

Evening and Weekend and Online students may take HS 105 Healthy Lifestyle Habits for
three hours.

Note: Nursing and Dance majors have specific Lifetime Fitness requirements. Please see
those major sections for information.

All course listed below are for one semester hour unless otherwise specified. The Lifetime
Fitness expectation courses are:
DA 101, DA 102 Ballet Technique                                              LF 111 Water Safety Instruction
DA 105, DA 106 Modern Dance Technique                                        LF 112 Karate
DA 108, DA 109 Jazz Dance Technique                                          LS 102 Basketball/Volleyball
DA 118 Ethnic Dance                                                          LS 103 Bowling/Billiards
DA 119 Tap Dance                                                             LS 104 Golf
DA 121, DA 122 Pilates Conditioning                                          LS 106 Tennis
DA 221, DA 222 Interm Pilates Conditioning                                   WH 101 Drug Abuse/Alcoholism
DA 214 Intermediate Tap Dance                                                WH 102 Exercise Science
HS 105 Healthy Habits (3 hrs)                                                WH 103 Fist Aid: Resp to Emergencies
LF 101 Aerobics                                                              WH 104 Human Sexuality
LF 105 Fitness Swim/fitness Walking                                          WH 105 Self Defense
LF 107 Life Guarding                                                         WH 106 Healthy Habits
LF 109 Personal Fitn/Weight Training

Artistic and Creative Imagination Elective ...................................................................3 HOURS
Choose from any course in the Artistic and Creative Imagination portal not already applied in the
Liberal Education or choose from the courses below:
BA 107 Personal Finance                                                      PH 207 World Religions
ED 206 Developmental Psychology                                              PH 217H Honors World Religions
EH 200 Mythology: Sacred Stories, Human Lives                                PH 304 Philosophy of Religion
HN 230H Honors Sem: Art/Creat Und                                            PH 314H Honors Philosophy of Religion
HS 102 Careers in Helping Professions                                        PY 102 Personal/Social Awareness
MK 315 Marketing                                                             PY 202 Human Growth and Dev
NG 340 Hlth Prom/Risk Reduct/Disease Prev I                                  PY 203 Human Sexuality



Communication and Language Fluency Portal:
Writing .............................................................................................................................6 HOURS
EH 101 Written Communication – or – EH 111H Honors English I
EH 102 Reading and Research Writing – or – EH 112H Honors English II

Speaking ..........................................................................................................................3 HOURS
Choose from:
EH 103 Oral Communication                                                    SP 108 Fundamentals of Speech
MM 105 Effective Interpersonal Commun.

Modern Language........................................................................................................ 3-6 HOURS
Women’s College Students must have six hours of a new modern language (not studied in
high school) -or- three hours of a continued modern language through the 201 level -or-
three hours of an applied modern language. Please see the placement information section
for specific guidelines. **
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Evening and Weekend Studies and Online Studies students must have three hours of
modern language at any level.
Choose from:

CH 101 Conversational Chinese I                                        IN 102 Elementary Italian
CH 102 Conversational Chinese II                                       SH 101 Elementary Spanish I
CH 201 Intermediate Chinese I                                          SH 102 Elementary Spanish II
CH 202 Intermediate Chinese II                                         SH 111 Elem Span/Hlth Care Pers I
FH 101 Elementary French I                                             SH 112 Elem Span/Hlth Care Pers II
FH 102 Elementary French II                                            SH 201 Intermediate Spanish I
FH 201 Intermediate French I                                           SH 202 Intermediate Spanish II
FH 202 Intermediate French II                                          SH 211 Interm Spanish for Hlthcare Workers
IN 101 Elementary Italian                                              Any 300-level FH or SH course

Applied Modern Languages:
CH 215 Applied Modern Language-Chinese
FH 215 Applied Modern Language-French
IN 215 Applied Modern Language-Italian

SH 215 Applied Modern Language-Spanish
Other approved Modern Language course

** International students will exempt the Modern Language requirement with a TOEFL
score of 500 or above.

Communication and Language Fluency Elective ..........................................................3 HOURS
Choose from any course in the Communication and Language Fluency portal not already
applied in the Liberal Education or choose from the courses below.
Note: Women’s College students may apply a 100 level language as a portal elective only for
a language not used to meet the liberal education Modern Language requirement. Evening
and Weekend and Online Studies students may use a 100 level language to satisfy the portal
elective requirement.

AR 324 Digital Photography                                             HN 210H Honors Sem: Comm & Lang
BA 306 Business Communications                                         LE 300 Conflict Resolution
EH 245 Women’s Literary Studies                                        MM 215 Persuasion
EH 360 Introduction to Creative Writing                                MM 320 Communication Theory
CS 100/100E Integrated Comput Compet
GR 160/160L Introduction to Graphic Design
GR 207/207L Digital Graphic Design



(2)      Major Programs of Study

The requirements for each major program of study available at Brenau are described in
detail in the relevant departmental sections of the Catalog. The following list represents
the undergraduate major offerings of the Women's College, Evening and Weekend Studies
and Online Studies. Not all majors are available from all divisions. Program availability
depends on demand and feasibility of offering certain majors in selected locations.

                               Major                                                                   Degree Conferred
      Undergraduate Studies
      + ^   General Studies ............................................................................................... B.S.
      + ^   Liberal Studies ** ........................................................................................... A.A.
      School of Business and Mass Communication
      + ^   Accounting.................................................................................................... B.B.A.
      + ^   Business ....................................................................................................... B.B.A.
      + ^   Human Resources Management (not available in WC daytime format)...................... B.S.
            Mass Communication ..................................................................................... B.A.
      +     Organizational Leadership ............................................................................ B.A.

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     School of Education
     +     Early Childhood Education ............................................................................. B.S.
     +     Middle Grades Education................................................................................ B.S.
           P-12 Programs
     +     Special Education ............................................................................................ B.S.
           Art Education............................................................................................... B.F.A.
           Dance Education .......................................................................................... B.F.A.
           Music Education .............................................................................................B.M.
     School of Fine Arts and Humanities
           Art Education............................................................................................... B.F.A.
           Arts Management ........................................................................................ B.F.A.
           Conflict Resolution and Legal Studies .......................................................... B.A.
     +     Dance ............................................................................................................ B.F.A.
     +     Dance Education .......................................................................................... B.F.A.
     +     Dance Studies ................................................................................................. B.A.
           English ............................................................................................................ B.A.
           Fashion Design ............................................................................................ B.F.A.
           Fashion Merchandising .................................................................................. B.A.
           Graphic Design ............................................................................................ B.F.A.
           History/Political Science ................................................................................ B.A.
     +     Interior Design ................................................................................. B.F.A./M.I.D.
           Liberal Arts ..................................................................................................... B.A.
     +     Music ........................................................................................................... B.A.M.
     +     Music Education .............................................................................................B.M.
     +     Music Performance .........................................................................................B.M.
     +     Residential Planning ................................................................................... B.F.A.
           Studio Art ..................................................................................................... B.F.A.
     +     Theatre ............................................................................................................ B.A.
     +     Theatre Arts (emphasis in Musical Theatre) ............................................. B.F.A.
     +     Theatre Design and Technology ................................................................. B.F.A.
     School of Health and Science
           Biology .............................................................................................................. B.S.
           Health Science ................................................................................................. B.S.
     + ^   Nursing......................................................................................................... B.S.N.
           Occupational Therapy ............................................................................ B.S./M.S.
           Pre-Physicians Assistant ................................................................................ B.S.
           Psychology ........................................................................................................ B.S.
** Open to Evening and Weekend Studies and Online Studies students and students dual-
enrolled through The Brenau Academy.
+ Majors offered through University Evening and Weekend Studies, though not at all
locations. Students should consult site director.
^ Majors offered in the online format.


(3) General Electives

The purpose of general electives is to provide students with greater breadth in their
undergraduate experience, beyond their liberal education and major course requirements.

General Studies. In cases of transfer of a wide variety of coursework from other
institutions, or other special circumstances, students may elect to seek a B.S. degree with a
general studies major. Students can not earn a minor along with a major of general studies
nor can a student earn a minor in general studies. Students must request their general
studies programs in the academic year prior to completion of the degree.




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    •    A faculty member will be assigned to develop and coordinate the program of
         study and advise students in such cases
    •    Each individual general studies degree plan shall specify course work to be taken
         as well as the goals and anticipated outcomes for the program of study
         designated
    •    The plan must be presented to and approved by the Academic Affairs Committee
         and the vice president for academic services during the first semester of the
         senior year
    •    A general studies major must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA to graduate
    •    There is a minimum of 24 hours in a concentration of study with at least 12 hours
         of the concentration in 300 to 400 level courses
    •    There is a minimum of 36 hours of 300 to 400 level courses which can include
         those 12 hours required for the concentration
    •    The general studies program is subject to the same residency and general
         graduation requirements as all other majors in the catalog.


Double Majors. In order to earn credit for two or more major fields of academic
concentration, a student must complete all of the Catalog requirements for each major
field, including a minimum of 24 semester hours of study at Brenau in each of the major
fields.

Minors The following guidelines must be observed to obtain a minor.
   1. Complete 18 semester hours in a subject area outside the student’s basic
       discipline.
   2. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the minor.
   3. Take a minimum of 12 semester hours in the minor in residence at Brenau.
   4. Have an appropriate mix of upper level and foundation courses in the minor, with
       at least nine hours at the 300 or 400 level.
   5. A minor must be completed while working on a degree.
   6. Minor courses may not be applied toward the students major as well, but may be
       applied toward liberal education requirements.

The following minor programs are specifically described in this Catalog: business, conflict
resolution and legal studies, dance, English, environmental science, fashion design, fashion
merchandising, gender studies, history/political science, international studies, mass
communication, mathematics, music, psychology, public health, Spanish, sport
management and theatre.

General Academic Plan (A.A.) degree
The A.A. degree in liberal studies consists of liberal education requirements and
elective/concentration courses. The elective/concentration courses should be chosen from
courses that will be applied toward the student’s future bachelor’s degree major or from an
academic field that interests the student. Students may not transfer into the A.A. program
with more than 45 semester hours of credit.
General graduation requirements:
Students must:
    •    Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0
    •    Satisfy a 15 hour residency requirement with Brenau. Experiential, challenge
         and CLEP credit do not count toward the residency requirement.
    •    Accumulate a minimum of 60 hours of academic credit (63 hours if the student
         took three hours of developmental coursework or 66 hours with six hours of
         developmental coursework). Students and advisers can track cumulative hours
         by reviewing the student’s transcript via CampusWEB.
Note: The Liberal Education section lists the individual courses that will satisfy the A.A.
degree requirements.
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Introductory Pre-requisite Courses:
        AS 110         Skills for Professional Transition ....................................2
                                           (Note: Academy students will take AS 100 in place of AS 110)
               LB 101                      Library Research...............................................................1
World Understanding:
                                           Historical Perspective .......................................................3
                                           World Understanding Electives .......................................6
                                           (less than 400 level)
Science and Analytic Curiosity:
                       Mathematics ......................................................................3
                       Science ........................................................................... 7-8
                       Science and Analytic Curiosity elective ...........................3
                                           (less than 400 level)
Artistic & Creative Imagination:
                        Fine Arts or Literature .....................................................3
         HS 105         Health Lifestyle Habits ....................................................3
                                           Note: Academy students will take the following in place of HS 105:
                                           One hour of Women’s Health (WH)
                                           One hour of Lifetime Fitness (LF) or Leisure Sports (LS)
                                           One hour of either WH/LF/or LS
                                           For a total of 3 hours.
                                           Artistic & Creative Imagination Elective ........................3
                                           (less than 400 level)
Communication & Language Fluency:
      EH 101        Written Communication ...................................................3
      EH 102        Reading and Research Writing ........................................3
                    Speaking ............................................................................3
                    Modern Language .............................................................3
                    Communication elective ...................................................3
                                           (less than 400 level)]


Elective/Concentration:..................................................................................... 10-17
Total: .............................................................................................................................. 60-66
(As noted above, the number of developmental courses taken at Brenau will affect the number of hours the
student must have to meet minimum cumulative hour graduation requirements.)

Classes
Class Size. Most classes will range from 8 to 30 students in number. Brenau University
reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment.

Final Examinations. An examination or substituted evaluative procedure will be
administered to students at the end of each term in each course. Professors and/or
department chairs shall decide upon the nature and type of final examination to be used.
Final exams must be administered according to the published schedule.

Course Auditing. Some regularly scheduled academic courses may be audited if class size
and format allow additional enrollment. Only currently enrolled Brenau degree-seeking
students may audit a class. Special status and transient students may not audit a Brenau
class. Students interested in auditing should check with the appropriate department chair
to see if this option is available. Developmental studies, activity courses (ex. photography
and computer courses) and some modern language classes may not be audited. Evening
and Weekend Studies students may request to audit classes offered through the Women's
College after the last day of registration for each term. If an auditing student's space in the
class is needed by a credit-seeking student, the auditing student will be withdrawn from
the class for full credit; however, the auditing student will be given the option of converting
to credit status prior to the withdrawal.
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 Auditing students must obtain the consent of the audited course's department and their
adviser. An audited course may not be converted to a credit course after the expiration of
the drop period. See the special fees section of this catalog for the course auditing fee.

Academic Advisement
All students are assigned an adviser in their major program of study. The adviser must
approve the initial registration of the student as well as any exceptions to registration
policy (recommending course overloads, etc.). While the adviser gives all possible direction
to the student, it remains the responsibility of each student to complete the selected major
program of study. In an effort to help students exercise and fulfill their responsibility,
students are encouraged to consult with an adviser prior to registration each semester. For
additional information concerning academic advisement in the Women’s College, see the
Women’s college section of this Catalog.

Change of Major/Minor Program of Study or Adviser. Students accepted and enrolled
in a major program of study who subsequently decide to change their major or
change/declare a minor must meet the requirements for admission to the new program.
Students should complete the necessary Change of Adviser/Major/Minor Request Form in
the Registrar's Office and receive appropriate approvals from their adviser and department
chair. Students changing advisers should complete a Change of Adviser/ Major/Minor
Request Form in the Registrar's Office and obtain the approvals of both old and new
advisers and the department. The form is available on the Registrar’s Office web site at
www.brenau.edu/reg/forms.

English and Math Placement
English Students who did not complete EH 101 (Written Communication) prior to
admission, will be placed into EH 099 or EH 101 based on ACT or SAT scores. Students
who do not have an ACT/SAT score will take the English Placement Test. The placement
exam is available via the internet through Blackboard. Based on the results of the
placement exam, the student will be placed into college level English, EH 101, or remedial
level English, EH 099. Students admitted to the honors program are encouraged to register
for the honors version of EH 101, EH 111H. In order to progress to EH 102, a grade of “C”
or better is required for EH 101.

The minimum passing score for the English Placement test is 70 percent.

The ACT/SAT placement for English is:
EH 101, Written Communication – minimum ACT-V score of 19 or SAT-V score of 490

Note: EH 099 carries academic credit for financial aid purposes and enrollment status
(part time, full-time), but does not count toward graduation.

Mathematics Placement into mathematics is determined by ACT or SAT scores. Students
who do not have ACT or SAT scores can take a math placement exam available via the
internet through Blackboard. Based on the results of the placement exam, the student will
be placed into college level math (MS 101, MS 111, or MS 210) or remedial level math. The
placement exam is available via the internet through Blackboard.

The ACT/SAT placement for math is:
MS 101, College Algebra – ACT math score of 18-20 / SAT math score of 471-540
MS 111, Pre-calculus – ACT math score of 21-23 / SAT math score of 541-589
MS 210, Calculus – ACT math score of 24 / SAT math score of 590. Students who place into
MS 210 may not elect to take MS 101 or MS 111 without departmental approval.

Note: MS 099 carries academic credit for financial aid purposes and enrollment status
(part time, full-time), but does not count toward graduation.

The minimum passing score for the math placement exam is 65 percent.
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Women’s College students who do not place into MS 101 by virtue of ACT/SAT scores or the
placement exam must take the for-credit class MS 099. Students who do not place into EH
101 by virtue of ACT/SAT scores or the placement exam must take the for-credit class EH
099. MS 099 and EH 099 must be passed with a minimum grade of C to proceed to MS 101
and EH 101.

Evening and Weekend and Online Studies students who do not place into MS 101 by virtue
of ACT/SAT scores or the placement exam will complete a non-credit self-paced course (MS
098) on Blackboard and pass the final exam of that course with an 85% prior to enrolling in
MS 101. There is no cost for MS 098 and the course does not carry academic credit and
therefore does not count toward enrollment status. Students who do not place into EH 101
by virtue of ACT/SAT scores or the placement exam must complete the EH 099 course with
a minimum grade of C prior to enrolling in EH 101.

Modern Language
Women’s College. The liberal education modern language requirement for WC students
(typically 3 – 6 credits finishing at the 201 level or above) is described below. Note that
students who place into the 101 level of a language they studied in high school will require
9 credits of language study if they continue in that language in order to reach the required
intermediate level competency.

Students with a transcript from a high school in the United States: No placement
test is required for students choosing a new language at the 101 level. Students continuing
a language studied in high school must take a placement test. Their scores are
immediately available upon completion of the test, along with a recommendation for
placement. They should print this page and have it when working with an adviser or
member of the Registrar’s staff. Note that no credit is earned by taking the placement test;
it merely identifies the level at which a student might begin study of that language at
Brenau University. A link to guidelines for taking the online placement test appears on the
home page of the Department of Humanities.

A student who places at the intermediate level (201 or above) will need three credit hours
in that language to complete the modern language requirement. Depending on the score
earned, the three credits may come from an intermediate level course, an upper division
literature or culture course, an approved applied modern language course, an approved
course taken through another university, or a study abroad approved by the language
faculty. Students scoring over 400 will need to consult a member of the Modern Languages
faculty for advisement. If this student chooses to study a new language rather than
continuing with the language in which she has been tested, the requirement will be 6
credits (101 and 102).

A student who places at the 102 level will need six hours (102 and either 201 or 215) to
complete the modern language requirement.

A student who places at the 101 level in a language studied in high school may choose to
continue study of that language but will need to complete at a minimum the 201 level (nine
hours), OR this student may choose to study a modern language NOT appearing on the
high school transcript for at least six hours (101 and 102). Native speakers may not take
101 for credit to meet this option.

Prospective students who graduated from high school 7 or more years prior to enrollment
at Brenau may take 101 and 102 of any modern language Brenau offers (as if taking a new
language); alternately, they will take the placement test and complete the requirement as
described above.

Women’s College transfer students who have completed college level 101 and 102 or
higher of a modern language will satisfy the modern language requirement as long as the
courses were taken prior to enrollment at Brenau University.
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International students who are non-native English speakers may exempt the modern
language liberal education requirement by virtue or a score of 61 or better on the internet-
based TOEFL (or the equivalent; see below).*

Evening and Weekend Studies and Online Studies. The liberal education modern
language requirement for EWC and OL students is 3 credits at any level. International
students who are non-native English speakers may exempt the modern language liberal
education requirement by virtue of a score of 61 or better on the internet-based TOEFL (or
the equivalent; see below)*

*According to Brenau University policy, proficiency in the English language can be proven
through submission of a score of 61 or better on the internet-based TOEFL (Test of English
as a Foreign Language). The following are considered equivalent to a score of 61 or better
on the internet-based TOEFL:

    a.   score of 173 on the computer-based TOEFL
    b.   score of 500 on the paper-based TOEFL
    c.   score of 5 on IELTS
    d.   SAT score of 900, with 450 as the minimum verbal score
    e.   ACT composite score of 18
    f.   grade of “C” or better in EH 101 and EH 102 from a regionally accredited U.S.
         college or university.

Senior Testing
Comprehensive Examinations for Seniors. All seniors are required to take any
comprehensive examinations which may be administered each year by Brenau or its
various departments. This may include, but is not limited to, area achievement tests or the
Graduate Record Examination.

Alternative Credit Options
Students may apply no more than a total of 27 semester hours of any combination
of alternative credit options toward their Brenau University degree. (Alternative credit
options include credit earned from Advanced Placement Exams, International
Baccalaureate Programs, CLEP, DANTES, Military Credit, Experiential Credit, or
Challenge Exams.) Alternative credit options do not apply toward residency requirements
at Brenau.

Advanced Placement Program – CEEB. Credit toward a Brenau degree for courses on
the university level completed prior to high school graduation may be granted through the
Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Entrance Examination Board when
equivalent courses are part of the Brenau curriculum. Each department determines the
appropriate scores for awarding credit within that department. Credits awarded through
advanced placement examinations do not fulfill residency requirements. Brenau does not
transfer credit for advanced placement awarded at other institutions. An official AP
transcript must be submitted to consider awarding credit.

International Baccalaureate Program. Brenau recognizes the quality of the
International Baccalaureate Program, and credit towards the undergraduate degree will be
awarded on a course-by-course basis. Course credit will be given for scores of 5, 6, or 7 on
the Higher level examinations. Although no credit will be awarded for examinations taken
at the Subsidiary level, additional credit may be awarded after departmental review and
with approval by the vice president for academic services. IB credits do not fulfill residency
requirements.

Challenge Examination. Degree-seeking students may, under specific circumstances,
apply for academic credit through challenge examinations. Each application must be
reviewed and approved by the appropriate dean and department chair and the Academic
Affairs Committee prior to the administration of the examination. Through the results of
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the examination and other evidence of prior learning which may be required by the
committee, students must demonstrate sufficient mastery of the course content to meet the
same objectives as students who have completed the requirements of the regular course.
Credits earned through challenge examinations do not fulfill residency requirements.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP). In accordance with the established
policies of Brenau University, College Level Examinations (CLEP) of the College Entrance
Examination Board is defined as an alternative credit option. Credit may come from either
approved General or Subject examinations. However, students are advised that each
departmental major has specific restrictions with regard to the total number of hours of
CLEP and experiential credit which may be counted toward requirements in the major.
Departmental sections of the Catalog should be consulted for this information. Credits
earned through CLEP examinations do not fulfill residency requirements. Passable scores
for all CLEP exams are determined by Brenau faculty with respect to ACE guidelines.

CLEP. Questions regarding the administration of CLEP tests should be addressed to the
CLEP coordinator in the Learning Center. Questions regarding the appropriateness of a
CLEP exam to fulfill an academic requirement should be discussed with the student’s
academic adviser. A current list of CLEP exams accepted by Brenau and each exam’s
minimum passing score may be obtained from the CLEP Coordinator, located in the
Learning Center.

Consistent with the Educational Testing Service’s Policy on the College Level Examination
Program (CLEP), any student who fails a CLEP Exam must wait six months before re-taking
the exam.

DANTES. Brenau students enrolled at the Augusta or Kings Bay campuses may contact
the site directors concerning DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational
Support). DANTES is a CLEP program offered at military bases and also at the Gainesville
campus. Brenau accepts several DANTES exams. Students may also contact the Brenau
CLEP Office, located in the Learning Center, for more information.

Excelsior College. The department of nursing recognizes the Excelsior College exams for
Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology. Credits earned through Excelsior College do not
fulfill residency requirements.

Students may receive no more than a total of 27 semester hours of CLEP credit or other
alternative credit toward their Brenau University degree, and should consult their
department for further restrictions in their major. If the student is awarded the maximum
of 27 semester hours of CLEP, no other type of alternative credit may be awarded.

Experiential Credit
Brenau may award undergraduate credit for experiential learning that has been acquired
through employment; non-collegiate, school-based education; and other appropriate life
experiences. Students desiring to receive experiential credit should read the following
policy statement carefully and schedule a preliminary consultation visit with the
appropriate department chair or dean. At this conference, the policy and the procedure will
be explained; and preliminary recommendations and suggestions will be made to the
student as to the most appropriate course of action.

Brenau follows the recommendations of the American Council of Education and the
Council for the Advancement of Experiential Learning in the awarding of experiential
credit. Life and learning experiences alone are inadequate bases for the awarding of
experiential credit. In order for experiential learning to be considered, it must:

    •    Relate to course work contained in the liberal education curriculum, major
         program of study, or elective components of the Brenau academic program.
    •    Relate to learning objectives and graduation requirements of the student.
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    •    Result in experientially learned competencies that are demonstrable and
         equitable to the specific competencies that would be acquired through
         participation in the Brenau course equivalent for which credit is being requested.
    •    Be recent in terms of actual experience, skill acquisition, and competency
         demonstrated.

    •    Regulations concerning alternative credit apply to experiential credit. Brenau
         awards two types of undergraduate experiential credit: school-based, and
         life/work experiential credit. Credits earned through experiential credit do not
         fulfill residency requirements.

School-Based Experiential Credit. School-based experiential credit is defined as that
credit earned as a result of educational preparation through contractual relationships with
state agencies, training institutions, or other formalized professional training programs.
The amount of credit awarded shall be limited to that specified in the educational contract
agreement between Brenau and the agency or training program.

Students qualifying for school-based experiential credit must obtain the proper application
from the appropriate department chair who must in turn approve and certify the request.
The vice president for academic services must then sign and process the application.

The vice president for academic services has the responsibility of periodically evaluating
any programs where collegiate credit is granted on a contractual basis for a prescribed
portion of the institution's or agency's regular training sequence. Such evaluations shall
take place once every five years or as often as major curriculum or other changes take place
and impact significantly on the program.

The evaluation shall be made by a committee, selected by the vice president for academic
services, consisting of one department chair and one faculty member. The formal report of
the evaluation shall be submitted to the Academic Affairs Committee, as well as to the
administration of this institution.

Life/Work Experiential Credit. Life/work experiential credit may be awarded for
learning and accomplishments that have been acquired through employment or other
life/learning experiences. This category shall include all experiential credit requests not
specifically covered by military credit or school-based experiential credit. Interested
students should secure an application for experiential credit from their adviser and then
develop a portfolio to be used for documentation purposes. The portfolio will serve to
organize the learning experiences into manageable components and should contain:

    1.   A summary of work and/or other learning experiences,
    2.   An essay describing the relationship between the acquired learning and the
         student's educational program and goals.
    3.   An appendix of supporting letters of documentation, transcripts, certificates,
         examination results, licenses, memberships, materials produced and other
         relevant documents.

The portfolio should be attached to and become a part of the completed application for
experiential credit, and these materials should be submitted by the student to the
appropriate department chair. In addition to the application and documentation described
above, the student will be required to pass a competency exam administered by the
department. A complete set of guidelines is available in the Office of Academic Affairs and
in the school offices.

Fees. See Financial Information section of this catalog.

Enrollment Requirement. In no case will Brenau receive applications for experiential or
military credit from individuals who are not currently enrolled as degree-seeking students.

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In addition, applications for course credit will not be accepted unless the course is a part of
the educational program of Brenau or unless recommendation occurs as part of the
American Council of Education's military credit evaluation.

Military Credit. Military credit is generally awarded for formal military educational
programs completed while the student was serving as a member of the Armed Forces of the
United States of America. The American Council of Education has reviewed the various
components of the U.S. military training programs and has made appropriate
recommendations for the awarding of college credit. Regulations concerning alternative
credit apply to military credit. Students wishing to obtain college credit for military
education programs should follow the guidelines listed below.

     1.   Veteran students should contact their adviser or dean concerning credit.
     2.   Students should complete the military experiential credit application form and
          submit this, along with the official military records, for verification purposes to
          their adviser.
     3.   The student's adviser will consult with the Admissions Office and consult the
          current edition of The Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the
          Armed Services for a recommendation. This recommendation will be discussed
          with the department chair and the registrar, and a decision will be reached
          relative to the awarding of credit to the student.
     4.   The application forms and recommendation will be submitted for approval to the
          vice president for academic services.
     5.   In cases where no evaluation has been made by A.C.E. or no credit equivalency is
          given, the student's adviser may, with the concurrence of the department chair,
          recommend a specific amount of credit to the vice president for academic services
          who will make the decision. In no case shall such an institutional evaluation
          exceed ten (10) semester hours.
     6.   There is no charge for military credit.
     7.   Applicants must be currently enrolled, degree-seeking students.
     8.   Military credit does not count as part of Brenau's 30 hour residency requirement.

Special Programs
Brenau Study Abroad. The Brenau International Students & Global Studies Office
coordinates programming for international students studying at Brenau and also offers
assistance in securing study abroad opportunities for our American students. The office is
located in the Student Services Department, Owen s Student Center. Brenau offers
students a wide range of foreign study opportunities. Several programs are offered through
faculty members at Brenau and the university also participates in programs offered
through other study abroad provides such as Central College of Iowa’s International
Studies Program and the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS). The global studies
office makes every effort to find a suitable program for any student interested in studying
outside the United States. New programs are offered each year so please contact the office
for updated information on a regular basis.

Developmental Studies. See the Placement Testing section of this catalog for
information on developmental studies.

Directed Independent Study (D.I.S.). One of the important aspects of the upper
division curriculum is the opportunity for Directed Independent Study courses in a
student's major area of academic interest, provided that the student's previous academic
standing indicates a probability of deriving constructive benefit from such an experience.
In this program, available only for juniors and seniors, the student is assigned to a faculty
member who will supervise the student’s work and evaluate completed projects. Periodic
conferences with the supervising professor provide necessary direction. Such studies are
usually conducted in the form of directed readings, laboratory projects or research, original
or replicated social research, or original compositions. Projects should be planned with the
consent and advisement of the student's adviser and the appropriate dean.
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Procedure for Applying:
    •    Obtain application from the Registrar’s Office website, departmental office or
         school office.
    •    A completed copy of this form, accompanied by the applicant’s current transcript
         and the course syllabus in appropriate institutional form, must be submitted by
         the instructor to the department chair.
    •    After signing, the chair will forward all documents to the Registrar’s Office.
    •    An Academic Affairs subcommittee must approve requests for four semester
         credit hours or more. Copies of the approval form are distributed to the following:

       1) instructor       3) registrar’s office
       2) student          4) department chair

         This procedure must be completed prior to the registration deadline
         unless otherwise approved by the vice president for academic services.

The D.I.S. format may be deemed necessary and appropriate for teaching courses not
falling within the design and format described above. Faculty, off-campus coordinators or
advisers recommending a D.I.S. must obtain prior approval of the appropriate
department chair before initiating a D.I.S. course or project. In this case, the
D.I.S. proposal must be submitted per the standard guidelines to the Registrar’s Office
within two weeks of either the student's registration or the beginning of the semester,
whichever comes first.

Independent Study. Independent Study courses are standard classroom courses taught
on an independent format. They are not to be confused with directed independent study
(D.I.S.), which are courses individually designed for specific student’s purposes. An
independent studies course is to be used as an option only when it is clearly a necessity.
Students are expected to complete courses in the standard on ground or online formats,
whenever possible.

Note: The option to take a class on the independent study format is available ONLY on the
undergraduate level. Graduate classes may NOT be taken as independent study.

1)   Enrollment in Independent Study requires written approval of the adviser,
     department chair, and instructor.
2)   Independent Study courses must be courses listed in the current Brenau Catalog.
3)   Although the learning experience is not exactly the same as the classroom course, the
     content must constitute a comparable substitute.
4)   Independent Study will carry the same course number as listed in the Catalog with a
     section code that will designate it as being the special study format.
5)   Independent Study must be approved using the appropriate form prior to the
     beginning of the semester, or no later than the end of the drop period for a course
     which has been cancelled.
6)   Independent Study courses will be subject to the 27 credit hour limit allowed for
     alternative credit options as identified in the Brenau Catalog.
7)   It is expected that the following criteria exist:
     a) The student must be at least a junior and in good academic standing.
     b) An Independent Study course may not meet a Liberal Education requirement.
     c) If the course is offered during the semester the Independent Study is requested,
           there must be a substantial reason for the student to take the course via
           Independent Study rather than taking the course during the regularly scheduled
           time or at a later date.
     d) There must be a substantial reason for the student to take the course via
           Independent Study rather than taking it at a later date.



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e)   The course should be taken using transient status if it is offered at a regionally
     accredited institution within a reasonable distance to Brenau or the student’s
     residence.
f)   The student will not exceed the 27-hour limit which applies to alternative credit
     options as identified in the Brenau Catalog.




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