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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=28839

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

All matriculated students, whether Resident or Liberty University Online, must meet the same academic requirements for certificate completion. Online certificate-seeking students must have all courses within the certificate successfully completed before being considered candidates for the awarding of a certificate.

  1. The undergraduate certificate requires a minimum of 18 semester hours. Each program differs; therefore, the student must follow the certificate requirements carefully.
  2. Each undergraduate certificate program requires a minimum GPA of 2.00.
  3. To satisfy the requirements for the fields of study, only final grades of C or above, in all certificate courses, will apply towards successful certificate completion.
  4. Students who return to Liberty to complete a second certificate at the undergraduate level must have at least 3 credit hours remaining and must take a minimum of 3 additional hours of coursework at Liberty to qualify for a second certificate.
  5. All 18 semester hours of the certificate coursework must be completed at Liberty.

A Certificate Completion Application must be filled out at the beginning of the final semester before the certificate can be awarded. The Certificate Completion Application is found here: http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=4849.

Policy Rationale:

To outline the parameters set forth by the University regarding certificate-seeking students.

SACS Criteria:

Enter SACS Criteria here.

Other Regulatory Criteria:

FERPA

Definition of Glossary Terms:

Enter Definition of Terms here.

Policy Keywords:

Certificate, completion, requirements

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:

Enter Sanctions here.

Exceptions:

 

Other Policy Link Locations:

Registrar's Office webpage/University search database

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University Policy Template

Policy Name:

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Submission Date:

July 2, 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=28839

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

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Certificate Completion Requirements



Definition of Glossary Terms

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Issuing Office

Registrar's Office

Affected Parties

Students

Policy Language

All matriculated students, whether Resident or Liberty University Online, must meet the same academic requirements for certificate completion. Online certificate-seeking students must have all courses within the certificate successfully completed before being considered candidates for the awarding of a certificate.

  1. The undergraduate certificate requires a minimum of 18 semester hours. Each program differs; therefore, the student must follow the certificate requirements carefully.
  2. Each undergraduate certificate program requires a minimum GPA of 2.00.
  3. To satisfy the requirements for the fields of study, only final grades of C or above, in all certificate courses, will apply towards successful certificate completion.
  4. Students who return to Liberty to complete a second certificate at the undergraduate level must have at least 3 credit hours remaining and must take a minimum of 3 additional hours of coursework at Liberty to qualify for a second certificate.
  5. All 18 semester hours of the certificate coursework must be completed at Liberty.

A Certificate Completion Application must be filled out at the beginning of the final semester before the certificate can be awarded. The Certificate Completion Application is found here: http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=4849.

Policy Rationale

:

To outline the parameters set forth by the University regarding certificate-seeking students.

SACS Criteria:

Enter SACS Criteria here.

Other Regulatory Criteria:

FERPA

Enter Definition of Terms here.

Policy Keywords:

Certificate, completion, requirements

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:

Enter Sanctions here.

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.

Certificate Completion Requirements

None specified



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Procedures

None specified

Sanctions

None specified

Exceptions

None