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POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Issuing Office:

Office of the Registrar

Policy Author:

    

Contributing Offices:

    

Affected Parties:

Office of the Registrar, Faculty, Students, Staff

Location where Existing Policy can be Viewed:

https://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=28805

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

Master’s-level graduate students are considered to be full-time when enrolled nine or more hours per semester. All doctoral graduate students are considered full-time with a semester load of six or more semester hours.

Graduate students must secure permission from the appropriate Associate Dean or Program Director and from the Associate Registrar for Graduate Studies to take more than 15 hours.

Policy Rationale:

To establish a consistant definition for full-time status by level.

SACS Criteria:

Enter SACS Criteria here.

Other Regulatory Criteria:

FERPA

Definition of Glossary Terms:

    

Policy Keywords:

Master’s-level, graduate students, Full-time, doctoral, semester hours

Implementation Description:

Enter Implementation Description here.

PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Policy Administrators:

University Registrar/Registrar's Policy Coordinator

Policy Review Cycle:

5 years

Procedures:

Enter Procedures here.

Sanctions:

 

Exceptions:

University Registrar Or Provost

Other Policy Link Locations:

Registrar's Office webpage/University search database

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University Policy Template

Policy Name:

Semester Load

Submission Date:

June 30th, 2014

Policy Area:

University-wide

☐ Unit-specific

 

Applies To:

Resident

Online

☒ Both

 

Action Being Taken:

Revision

New Policy

☒ Migration

Discontinue

Permission Level:

☒ Public

☒ Student

☒ Staff

☒ Admin

 

POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Issuing Office:

Office of the Registrar

Policy Author:

    

Contributing Offices:

    

Affected Parties:

Office of the Registrar, Faculty, Students, Staff

Location where Existing Policy can be Viewed:

https://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=28805

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

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Graduate Semester Load



Definition of Glossary Terms

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University Registrar Or Provost

 

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Issuing Office

Registrar's Office

Affected Parties

Students

Policy Language

Master’s-level graduate students are considered to be full-time when enrolled nine or more hours per semester. All doctoral graduate students are considered full-time with a semester load of six or more semester hours.

Graduate students must secure permission from the appropriate Associate Dean or Program Director and from the Associate Registrar for Graduate Studies to take more than 15 hours.

Policy Rationale

:

To establish a

consistant

consistent definition for full-time status by level.

SACS Criteria:

Enter SACS Criteria here.

Other Regulatory Criteria:

FERPA

    

Policy Keywords:

Master’s-level, graduate students, Full-time, doctoral, semester hours

Implementation Description:

Enter Implementation Description here.

PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Policy Administrators:

University Registrar/Registrar's Policy Coordinator

Policy Review Cycle:

5 years

Procedures:

Enter Procedures here.

Sanctions:

 

Exceptions:

Other Policy Link Locations:

Registrar's Office webpage/University search database

POLICY APPROVAL (Official Approver Use Only)

Need for Legal Counsel Review?

Yes         ☐ No

Approved By:

Enter Policy Approver here.

Approval Date:

Enter Policy Approval Date here.

Implementation Date:

Enter Policy Implementation Date here.

Final Policy Number:

Enter Final Policy Number here.

None specified



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Procedures

None specified

Sanctions

None specified

Exceptions

Exceptions are made on a case by case basis by the University Registrar or Provost.