A full-time graduate course load is nine hours; a part-time graduate course load is fewer than nine hours. A fully admitted MSCJ graduate student is able to register for any course for which special permission is not required. Graduate courses are those at or above the 5000 level, and the Graduate Catalog provides individual course descriptions. Prior to each term, the class schedule is posted online.
Occasionally, a student may receive a registration error when they attempt to enroll and will be unable to complete the registration process. When this occurs, students should e-mail the MSCJ Director with their N number, the name and number of the course for which they are attempting to register, and the specific error message they are receiving. The MSCJ Director will ascertain the nature of the problem and take steps to ensure successful registration.
In addition to seminar-style courses, there are several electives that engage a graduate student in one-on-one work with a faculty member for which special permission is required. In order to participate, the student must consult with the MSCJ Program Director the semester prior to the one in which he/she hopes to enroll in the course. These courses require the completion of a form and the signatures of the student, collaborating faculty member, MSCJ Director and/or Department Chair. Forms can be acquired from the MSCJ Director or the CCJ Department Office Manager.
Special permission MSCJ courses include the following:
The graduate GPA includes all graduate credits taken once the student has been accepted as a degree-seeking graduate student. This includes graduate credits taken as a post-baccalaureate student, even before official admission to graduate program, when those credits are used to fulfill degree requirements. Graduate credits taken as a post-baccalaureate student, when those hours are not counted toward fulfillment of degree requirements, are not counted in the construction of the graduate GPA. Undergraduate credits, no matter when they are taken, are not counted in the graduate GPA; nor are transfer credits. Good Academic Standing
A graduate student who has a cumulative UNF graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is considered to be in good academic standing. A graduate student must have a cumulative UNF graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for graduation and the award of a graduate degree. Graduate students who hold assistantships and fellowships are expected to be in good academic standing.
In addition to remaining in good academic standing, MSCJ students are required to earn a "B" or higher in all MSCJ courses in order to get receive credit for the course toward graduation. If a student earns a grade lower than a "B" in a core course, the student must retake the course ans earn a "B" or higher. If a student earns a grade lower than a "B" in an elective course, the student may retake the same elective course and earn a "B" or higher; or take a different elective course and earn a "B" or higher. Only courses where a student has earned a "B" or higher will count toward program completion. Academic Probation
A graduate student who fails to maintain a cumulative UNF graduate GPA of at least 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. Probation shall be noted on the academic transcript for each term in which the cumulative UNF graduate GPA is below 3.0. Academic Suspension and Dismissal
(1) If, while a graduate student is on probation, the cumulative UNF graduate GPA does not reach 3.0 in the next academic term, the student is eligible for suspension or dismissal from the program. (2) If, while a graduate student is on probation, he or she earns a “D” or an “F” in a graduate course in his or her program of study, the student is eligible for suspension or dismissal from the program. The decision concerning whether the student is actually placed on academic suspension rests with the MSCJ Director and the Graduate Committee. Academic suspension is noted on the academic transcript. A graduate student may not register for courses while on academic suspension. The decision to release the student from academic suspension rests with the MSCJ Director and Graduate Committee.
Decisions made by graduate program directors and/or graduate program committees may be appealed by graduate students; such appeals are made via written letter to the Graduate Committee. The letter must present the reasons as to why the student requests re-consideration of the original decision.
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