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students are degree-seeking students who have been admitted to the doctoral
program in Educational Leadership at the University of North Florida.
doctoral program in Educational Leadership at the University of North Florida
is designed to accommodate students who are full‑time employed professional
educators. Each student is required to enroll in course work common to the
cohort in which they were admitted and to continue such enrollments until the
common cohort courses are completed. Such enrollments will include a minimum of
six semester hours during each of the first seven consecutive semesters,
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must maintain continuous enrollment in pursuing their degrees by following the
policies and requirements in effect at the time of their original admission. To
maintain continuous enrollment a doctoral student must enroll for each term of
the academic year including summer prior to admission to candidacy. After
admission to candidacy, students are not required to register for dissertation
credits during the summer term. Students
who have not maintained continuous enrollment and who have not been admitted to
candidacy for the degree shall follow the regulations in the most recent
catalog. Students who have not maintained continuous enrollment and who have
been admitted to candidacy for the degree shall follow the regulations in the
catalog in effect at the time at which they were admitted to candidacy.
Students are responsible for being aware of all changes in regulations that
affect their graduate work.
who is approved for a leave of absence, will then enroll in the common course
work with a subsequent cohort and maintain continuous progress with that group.
University of North Florida defines full‑time enrollment in graduate programs
as a minimum of nine semester hours for each term.
maximum number of credits in which a doctoral student may enroll in any one
semester is 12 semester hours. No student will be permitted to enroll for more
than 15 credit hours in a semester.
enrollment in course work at other universities that is included on a doctoral
student's program of study shall be included in the determination of enrollment
enrollment is defined as registration in fewer than nine semester hours of
otherwise exempt, part‑time doctoral students must enroll in the common course
work of the cohort in which they were admitted. That common registration is
approximately six semester hours per term for seven semesters.
student cohort is an integral feature of the doctoral program in Educational
Leadership. Once admitted, students are expected to matriculate with the other
members of their cohort and to observe the policy on continuous enrollment.
event of personal hardship, a student may request a leave of absence from the
program for a specified period of time. To officially withdraw from all classes
and thereby from the university, or to not register in a given semester without
loss of student status, doctoral students must obtain prior approval of the
faculty sponsor/faculty research mentor and the Doctoral Program Director.
extension of an approved leave of absence, whether before or after admission to
candidacy, requires prior approval of the student's faculty sponsor/research
mentor and the Doctoral Program Director.
student is approved for a leave of absence, then the student must enroll in the
common course work with a subsequent cohort and maintain continuous progress with
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who were previously admitted to the doctoral program, have not been on a formal
leave of absence, and wish to be reinstated will need to petition for
readmission. A petition for readmission
should be submitted to the doctoral program director and should include the
applicants for readmission will also need to petition for extension of the
eight-year time limit for completion of the program (see the Doctoral Policy Handbook, Section 5.11
to the program and exceptions to doctoral policies and procedures must be
approved by the student's Faculty Advisor, the Program Director, and the Department
Chair (see the Doctoral Policy Handbook,
1.4 Exceptions to Policies and Procedures).
doctoral student who is earning a passing grade in a course but who has not
completed all of the course requirements at the end of the term may, with
approval of the instructor, be assigned a grade of "I".
"I" grade will be changed to the earned final grade at the time the
student completes the required assignments.
the "I" grade is not removed within one calendar year following its
assignment, the grade will be recorded as "F".
students who fail to maintain satisfactory academic progress are subject to
dismissal. The graduate average of a student is computed over all graduate course
work taken at UNF, regardless of the level of the course. Graduate students are
expected to maintain at least a 3.0 (B) average. A grade of C or below in two
or more courses will result in academic probation. Students who fail to maintain satisfactory
academic progress are denied further registration, and may be readmitted to the
program following a successful appeal, only upon the approval of the dean.
the Graduate Academic Policies and Regulations of the current UNF Graduate Catalog for an expanded
description of University policies regarding academic progress, academic probation, and academic dismissal.)
APPROVED: DSC 12/08/03; DTF 3/04/04; DTF 4/08/09Students may be subject to administrative dismissal for the following reasons:
a) failure to maintain continuous enrollment until the completion of the doctoral degree, b) failure to take the comprehensive written and oral examinations in the first administration following the semester in which the student completes 52 credit hours of approved course work, c) failure to pass the comprehensive written examination by the second attempt, d) failure to pass the oral comprehensive examination by the second attempt, e) failure to register for at least 3 credit hours of dissertation each semester after admission to candidacy, with the exception of the summer terms, unless the faculty mentor and the program director approve enrollment in a 1 credit hour dissertation course, f) failure to defend the dissertation successfully within 5 years of admission to candidacy.
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