University of Minnesota Policies
Complete all-University policies are found at the University Policy Library.
Commonly referenced policies are listed below. Bulleted information explains Morris implementation practice. Additional policies exclusive to Morris are listed with the date of Assembly approval.
- Academic Integrity—Definition and Consequences of Cheating
- Academic Probation and Suspension
- Declaring a Major
- Degrees with Distinction, Honors, and UMM Honors Notation
- Examinations—Scheduling Exams, Final Exams, and Study Days
- Overlapping or Back-to-Back Classes, Enrollment in
- Prerequisites: Establishing, Enforcing, Waiving
- At the request of the instructor, the registrar may administratively drop a student from a course if the student has not met the prerequisite(s) for the course, provided that notification is received before the semester begins or within the first five class days of the semester (Campus Assembly, May 2006)
- Minimum Credits and Upper Division Major Work Required for a Degree (Residency)
- Exceptions to “15 of the last 30 credits at UMM” will be granted for experience such as National Student Exchange, Study Abroad, etc.
- Morris Scholastic Committee Multi-Institutional Enrollment Policy
- Nondegree student dismissal
- Student Workload Expectations per Credit
- Study Day policy and form
Grades and Grade Point Average
- Grades and Symbols
- Withdrawing from a Course (under 'C. Other Transcript Symbols')
- S/N Grades and Limits on Use (under 'A. University Grading Scales')
- Limits in Use of Credits
- Repeating Courses
- A Course that carries University Credit toward a Degree in One Department or College must carry University Credit in All Other Departments and Colleges (under 'E. GPA Calculation and Other Provisions')
UMN Morris Policies
Adviser Approval to Register
Adviser approval is required for registration and annual planning for students with fewer than 60 credits. Campus Assembly April 13, 1998.
Students entering UMM with no prior post-high school college experience are eligible to play athletics for their first two semesters of attendance. Transfer students are eligible to play for their first semester at Morris if and only if they would have been eligible at their former institutions. For all other students, eligibility is based on maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or higher. Campus Assembly, May 2007.
Catalog and Requirement Expiration
Any student who completed General Education requirements completed under any previous catalog may complete the bachelor of arts using those requirements. Major requirements are under the jurisdiction of the faculty. All other degree requirements—total credits, residency, GPA calculation, etc.—will follow semester standards and current policies.
- Students in elementary education and secondary education must complete licensure requirements and apply for licensure within seven years from the time of admission to the licensure program. After seven years, all education courses previously taken become void and must be retaken for licensure. Minnesota State Board of Teaching Requirement.
- Degree applications on file with balance sheet, old APAS reports, and correspondence that defines requirements to be completed will be honored and reasonable effort will be made to allow students to graduate based on this agreement.
Faculty can allow major requirements under an expired catalog to be completed.
Precedents and business practice
On file, approved Scholastic Committee petitions may be used as a guideline for granting similar requests that allow students to complete degree requirements using expired General Education. Campus Assembly approval May 2006.
Commencement Ceremony, Participation in
Students who are within 15 credits of the 120 required for graduation and who can verify registration in courses that will complete all outstanding credits and requirements may participate in the ceremony as a graduating senior. Scholastic Committee 1980, reaffirmed 1991, verification of registration formalized 2005.
Credit Maximum Policy
Spring and Fall Semesters
Twenty (20) credits is the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student will be allowed to enroll without approval. Empowered by the Scholastic Committee, the Registrar’s approval is a requirement for students to enroll for more than 20 credits in a semester. If the request is denied, the student may appeal to the Scholastic Committee.
Twelve (12) credits is the maximum number of total credits for which a student will be allowed to enroll without approval. Summer term comprises May session, summer session I, and summer session II. Empowered by the Scholastic Committee, the Registrar’s approval is a requirement for students to enroll in more than 12 total credits for the three sessions. If the request is denied, the student may appeal to the Scholastic Committee.
Students are expected to meet the published deadlines concerning their registration and schedule. This includes changing grade basis A/F or S/N.
The following courses are open to enrollment after the essential deadline (day 10 each semester). Note that the first five exceptions require approval from the faculty teaching the course.
- Directed Studies (1993…4993): to last day of instruction
- Internships: to last day of instruction
- Out-of-sequence classes: to last day of instruction
- Senior Project/Seminar: to last day of instruction
- Some extended session courses may be approved
- Theatre Production (Th 1060 or 1070): The list of students (with name, ID number, and five-digit class number) will be sent to the Scholastic Committee within one week of the auditions. Requests received after that date will not be approved.
The Scholastic Committee has jurisdiction over exceptions in General Education and to college regulations. The faculty in the disciplines have jurisdiction over exceptions in the majors. Morris Constitution.
Students who demonstrate proficiency equivalent to completion of Beginning Language II (1002) are exempt from the WL requirement. Students whose native language is not English are exempt from the WL requirement. Campus Assembly approval Fall 1999, affirmed Fall 2008.