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Coggin College of Business Undergraduate Academic Policies



The Coggin College of Business adheres to all academic policies and regulations of the University. In addition, the policies listed below apply to all undergraduate students in the Coggin College of Business. Individuals needing clarification of any of these policies, or an interpretation of how a policy might apply in a given situation, should contact the Student Service Center in the Coggin College of Business, located in Building 42, Room 2021, (904) 620-2575. Please see your Academic Advisor if you do not see the policy that applies to your specific situation.

Admissions Policy

Transfer students are admitted into the Coggin College of Business if they satisfy the following: (note: the conditions outlined below may be overridden by the university's admission policy)

  • Completion of 60 semester or 90 credit hours at an approved institution
  • Attainment of an overall average of “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum 2.0 grade point average at the last institution attended. All transfer credit must be evaluated to ensure that the course work is current and appropriate.
  • See Transfer Enrollment Policy below.

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Exception Policy

Students who do not meet the minimum criteria above may be admitted on probation with special restrictions. The Coggin College of Business carefully evaluates the students' academic records, may ask for additional documentation, outlines restrictions that students must meet, and makes the final decision on admission or denial. Conditions for admission/readmission are monitored by an academic advisor, and students who do not meet the probationary restrictions will be suspended.

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Admission from a Non-Degree or Special Student Status

Students seeking a BBA degree from the Coggin College of Business should meet all admission deadlines and policies and enroll as degree-seeking students. Students who are permitted to enroll as non-degree/non-admitted students may apply after one semester to be Coggin College of Business degree-seeking students. This application must be made early enough to allow students to be accepted as degree-seeking students prior to taking any additional UNF course work. In no case should a student continue in a non-degree/non-admitted status beyond one term. These students are subject to all college admission requirements. No more than 12 semester hours earned as a non-degree /non-admitted student may be transferred to an undergraduate degree program in the college. Students enrolling in a non-degree/non-admitted status will not be allowed to take upper-level business courses until all prerequisites have been satisfied.

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Attendance Policy

Effective Fall 2003, students are required to attend the first class meeting. Registered students not attending the first day of class may be dropped from the course at the instructor's discretion. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control, must notify the instructor if they are unable to attend the first class meeting. Contact the UNF Operator at 620-1000 for departmental phone numbers.

Effective Fall 2005, you can email your instructor directly when viewing your Detail Schedule in Banner Self Service, via the Academic tab within the myWings web portal. Just click on the email icon next to your instructor's name.

NOTE: Non-attendance does not guarantee a student will be dropped from the course(s). Students are fee liable for all courses for which they are registered.for unless dropped. Students must drop themselves (by the end of add/drop period) from all courses they do NOT plan to attend.

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Appealing an Academic Decision

Appealing an Academic Decision Policy

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Probation/Suspension Policy

Any time an undergraduate student drops below a 2.0 UNF overall &/or semester GPA, they will be put on probation. They will stay on probation until they increase their UNF overall GPA to a 2.0 or higher. While on probation if the student does not maintain a semester 2.0 GPA or better, they will be suspended.



A student that is not meeting the academic requirements of the Coggin College of Business may be suspended.

  • With the first suspension the student is not allowed to take coursework for one semester.
  • With the second suspension the student is not allowed to take coursework for a minimum of one semester and a maximum of up to one year.
  • With the third suspension after one year the student may try to re-reapply for admission to the university. Admission is not guaranteed.

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Correspondence and Distance Learning Course Policy

No more than nine semester hours of correspondence or distance learning courses may be accepted as upper-level transfer coursework in a program of study for a degree-seeking student in the Coggin College of Business. Students who have matriculated into the Coggin College of Business are not permitted to enroll in such coursework at another institution. The number of credit hours permitted to transfer in, may vary by program.

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Lower-level Prerequisite Policy

The Coggin College of Business lower-level prerequisite courses are prerequisites for all upper-level courses in the college. A grade of “C” or better is required in each of these prerequisite courses. Students should complete all prerequisites before taking Coggin College of Business upper-level course work.

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Prerequisite/Co-requisite* Policy

Students enrolled in Coggin College of Business courses are responsible for assuring that they have satisfactorily met the requirements for all prerequisite/co-requisite courses. The student's professor, the department chairperson, or the Director of Student Service Center has the discretionary authority to dismiss any student who has not fully complied with this policy from the related courses. Fees will not be refunded for dismissal from a course by one of the parties listed above if the dismissal is for lack of required prerequisites or co-requisites.

  • * Prerequisite = “Taken before”
  • * Co-requisite = “Taken at the same time”

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Incomplete Grade Policy

Faculty members in the Coggin College of Business may give a grade of “I” (incomplete) if special circumstances exist. Occasionally, because of sickness or other emergencies, a faculty member may choose to assign an “I” grade. The “I” grade can only be given when the student has completed a substantial part of the course and is passing the course, but because of an emergency cannot complete some final course requirements. (For example, a final exam or a term paper may need to be completed.) In these cases, an “I” grade can be assigned, and a definite time for completing the course requirements must be given. The maximum time allowed to remove a grade of “I” is one calendar year or graduation, whichever comes first. Normally, however, the time permitted should not exceed one month.

In addition to recording the “I” on the online grading system, an “Assignment of Incomplete Grade” form must be completed by the instructor. This form should give specific details on how the “I” grade is to be resolved. An “I” grade should never be assigned prior to the withdrawal date and should also never be used for the purpose of allowing a student to completely retake a course. Students may not re-register for any course in which an incomplete grade was received. Students may not graduate with outstanding “I” grades.

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Directed Independent Study (DIS) Policy

Undergraduate Students desiring to enroll in a “directed independent study” must have an institutional GPA of 2.5 or better and obtain appropriate approvals from the faculty member, department chairperson, and the Director of the Student Service Center. Traditionally, the faculty member chooses the student that is preferred for research collaboration. The student and the faculty member must complete an “independent study” form, which must detail the work to be done and grading policy to be used. Only regular faculty members can supervise directed independent study courses unless the appropriate department chairperson and the associate dean grant special permission.

The maximum number of DIS hours allowed for an individual undergraduate student is six semester hours. 

Policy on Use of International Academic Experiences in Undergraduate Degree Evaluations

The Coggin College of Business allows its students to use in their degree programs the following three types of international academic experiences. In all cases, the student and his/her academic advisor must agree in writing how credits will be used in the student’s program of study before the student begins the study abroad or exchange experience.

1. College-sponsored faculty-led study abroad courses

These include international travel and business visits as an integral part of a larger course that focuses on business issues.

  • Undergraduate students may use only one college-sponsored, faculty-led study abroad course (i.e., 3 credits) as a major course in their program of study.
  • Undergraduate students may not use non-college, faculty-led study abroad courses as major electives.
  • Students may use credits from college-sponsored, faculty-led study abroad courses elsewhere in their programs of study, including satisfying the following requirements:
    • Coggin College of Business Cultural Diversity
    • Business Elective
    • Free Elective
2. Non-college, faculty-led study abroad courses

These are study abroad courses sponsored by other UNF colleges, which include international travel as an integral part of a larger course that focuses on non-business issues.

Undergraduate students may use study abroad courses offered by other UNF colleges to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Coggin College of Business Cultural Diversity
  • Non-business elective
  • Free elective
3. Student Exchange Programs

These programs provide students with the opportunity to take courses at foreign institutions. Most student exchanges are one or two semesters in duration. 

Acceptance of “D” Grades

“D” Grades are not acceptable in Coggin College of Business courses.

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Change of Major Policy

Matriculated students that desire to enter the Coggin College of Business from another college, or those wishing to change majors within the college, must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher. Students should meet with an academic advisor to review required coursework. Academic advisors will submit the major change request.

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Concurrent Enrollment Policy

Concurrent enrollment at other institutions is NOT permitted for Coggin College of Business students. 

In extenuating circumstances (documentable) when permitted, concurrent enrollment requires prior approval in advance of taking courses at another institution. Students must first fill out a “Waiver of College Policy” form for permission. If permission is granted, students must complete the Concurrent Enrollment form on website. See your advisor for clarification.

Students are not allowed to take courses at another institution in their final semester at UNF. This policy includes correspondence courses and CLEP examinations. If a student obtains permission to take a prerequisite course at another institution, permission to take the subsequent course will not be given until a final grade is provided.

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Continuous Enrollment

UNF defines continuous enrollment as UNF class enrollment without a break of three or more consecutive semesters (note: summer counts as a semester). Students who break continuous enrollment (by not attending or withdrawing from all courses) are subject to the program requirements published in the catalog for the academic year in which they reinitiate continuous enrollment at UNF.

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Double Majors and Simultaneous Degree Policies

Double Majors:

Any UNF student working towards a single baccalaureate degree who satisfies all requirements for two majors within the Coggin College of Business will be awarded two diplomas and both majors will be indicated on the permanent record. Once the degree has been awarded, subsequent course work cannot be added to create a second degree for either major. In order to earn a double major, students must complete all prerequisites and major requirements for each major. Students must meet GPA requirements for each major and earn a minimum of 120 semester hours.

Simultaneous Degrees:

A Coggin College of Businss student may pursue a simultaneous degree as long as the second college (for example Arts and Sciences) agrees that the student may seek the simultaneous degree in that college. Advisors in both colleges work closely together to ensure the student completes the appropriate courses and meets all requirements to obtain two degrees (simultaneously) at the University of North Florida.

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General Education and Foreign Language Policy

All Coggin College of Business students are expected to complete all general education and foreign language requirements before reaching senior standing (90 semester hours). Students who do not comply with this policy may have their enrollment restricted to specific courses.

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GPA Required for Graduation

Students graduating with a BBA degree must have a minimum 2.00 GPA in all course work taken at UNF, in all course work in their degree program, and in all upper-level course work taken at UNF. Students will not be allowed to take the Business Policy course without a 2.00 GPA in both the UNF overall and UNF upper level GPA.

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Graduation with Less than 60 Upper Level Hours

Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from the Coggin College of Business with less than 60 upper-level credits is NOT permitted.  Additionally, all students attempting to graduate with a bachelor's degree in business must have 120 credits overall that count toward the degree.

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Leveling Policy for Upper-level Courses

Students must have complete a minimum of 51 semester hours of acceptable college-level course work in order to enroll in 3000 or 4000-level courses in the Coggin College of Business. There is one exception to this policy: BUL 3130 Legal Environment of Business.

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Second Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration

In order to earn a post-baccalaureate Bachelor of Business Administration degree from UNF, students who already hold a UNF bachelor's degree in business must complete a minimum of 30 additional hours of upper-level course work at UNF. If the first degree is not a UNF business degree then a minimum of 45 additional upper-level hours of upper level-course work at UNF must be completed.  This course work must be directly related to the new major and new degree. If these course distribution requirements cannot be met, then a second degree in that major cannot be earned. Therefore, students desiring to earn a second bachelor's degree in Business Administration must have an approved degree evaluation before beginning work on the second degree.                

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Transfer Enrollment Policy

Students transferring from other institutions with upper level credit completed that will have an expiration date of less than 10 years at the date of graduation (see special policy below on the transfer of major courses) may use a very limited number of credits in their upper level program of study if appropriate. The courses must be equivalent to required UNF courses, and the student must have earned a grade of “C” or better in each course. It is the student's responsibility to furnish proof of this equivalency (syllabus). A limited number of courses carrying common course numbers and completed at approved (AACSB accredited) Florida institutions will be applied appropriately to degree requirements.  See an academic advisor about the limitations of transfer courses. 

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Policy on Multiple Minors

Undergraduate students pursuing a BBA degree in the Coggin College of Business who wish to pursue more than one minor in their degree evaluation may do so. Students should contact their academic advisor and have a maximum of two minors incorporated into their degree evaluation. Students should not just assume that taking the courses required for the minor will ensure that the minor will be recorded in their academic record (degree evaluation and transcript). Students pursuing the BBA degree are not required to choose a minor.

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10–Year Rule

This policy related to degree evaluation course work applies both to courses taken at UNF and courses taken at other institutions. Courses expire when they are 10 years old and will need to be repeated.

This includes:

  • All core courses
  • All major courses
  • All major electives
  • For International Business majors, this includes regional studies and intermediate foreign languages
  • All substitutions for the above courses

This excludes:

  • All pre–req/foundation classes
  • All cultural diversity
  • All public speaking

(Note: Classes that may be in the 10-year window at start of the degree may fall off of the degree evaluation as the 10 year window closes and the courses expire.)

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Additional Policies and Procedures

This catalog does not encompass all policies and procedures for the programs in the Coggin College of Business. Please contact an academic advisor for clarification or additional information. As a student you are responsible for any policies and procedures not included on this page or discussed by your advisor.

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