General Academic Regulations - part 2

Transfer Credit and Credit by Examination

Current CMU Students Transferring Credit to CMU

CMU strongly encourages CMU students to get prior written approval (from the appropriate Division Chair, Dean, and Registrar) before enrolling for any courses at another institution and then attempting to transfer the credit to apply to any CMU degree program. This will ensure that the proposed transfer coursework will apply to their degree programs as they intend. If students take courses at another institution without advanced written CMU approval (from the Division Chair, Dean, and Registrar), CMU accepts no responsibility for the applicability of these courses to the student's degree program.

Students Transferring to Central Methodist University

CMU subscribes to the guidelines of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education of the State of Missouri. CMU welcomes students with course work or associate's degrees from other accredited colleges and pledges to seek harmonious solutions to any problems that transfer students may encounter. Transfer credit from an accredited institution may be used to satisfy any course requirements where the courses or course categories are generally equivalent to CMU requirements. Credit from non-regionally accredited institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. CMU will accept as general elective courses those courses meeting graduation requirements from the transferring accredited institution but not counting toward specific major or general education requirements at CMU. CMU computes cumulative grade point averages on the basis of all hours attempted at all colleges attended. Courses that cannot transfer are not used in GPA calculations. CMU does not accept for transfer those courses in which failing grades were received.

When CMU accepts associate's and bachelor's degrees from other regionally accredited institutions of higher learning, we honor the means by which those institutions granted credit (including credit granted by internal testing-out procedures, Advanced Placement scores, International Baccalaureate scores, CLEP scores, etc.). [12/11]

General Education Requirements for Transfer Students with a Bachelor's Degree

Students with a Bachelor's Degree from another accredited institution have met all requirements for the General Education Common Core but must satisfy any additional General Education requirements for each program and/or degree.

When CMU accepts bachelor's degrees from other regionally accredited institutions of higher learning, we honor the means by which those institutions granted credit (including credit granted by internal testing-out procedures, Advanced Placement scores, International Baccalaureate scores, CLEP scores, etc.). [12/11]

General Education Requirements for Transfer Students with an Associate's Degree

Students transferring to CMU with a post-1995 Associate of Arts degree and Associate of Arts in Teaching degree (and 60-89 hours of transfer credit) from a Missouri institution of higher education (or with a completed general education program consistent with the "42-hour General Education Curriculum" described in the Missouri State Transfer and Articulation Agreement) are required to complete an advanced writing course, foreign language (for students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree), analytical skills (for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree), and any specified courses for a specific degree (BSE, BAcc, etc.) as identified in the catalog or as designated in any subsequent catalog. Students are cautioned, however, that Associate of Arts coursework might not meet individual program requirements.

When CMU accepts associate's degrees from other regionally accredited institutions of higher learning, we honor the means by which those institutions granted credit (including credit granted by internal testing-out procedures, Advanced Placement scores, International Baccalaureate scores, CLEP scores, etc.). [12/11]

General Education Program Transfer Policies

The following general transfer policies apply to CMU's General Education Program:

 

Take CMU101 &

CMU102?

Take PE111?

Take CMU201?

0-29 transfer hours without one full-time semester of study on a university campus

Yes

Yes

Yes

0-29 transfer hours with one full-time semester of study on a university campus

No

Yes

Yes

30-59 transfer hours

No

No

Yes

> 60 transfer hours

No

No

No

 

Earning Non-Transfer Academic Course Credit

CMU recognizes the need for students to earn credit in a variety of ways. The following information recognizes different ways in which CMU will accept credit other than transfer credit from other institutions of higher education. A maximum of 32 hours of such credit may be counted toward the hours required for graduation. Such non-transfer academic credit appears on the student's transcript as being non-transfer academic credit earned with "P" as the grade received.

  • Credit by Institutional Examination: Students enrolled in the University may receive credit for 100-level courses if they earn at least a C on a comprehensive institutional examination approved by the appropriate Division Chair, Dean, and Registrar. CMU charges an examination fee for such institutional examinations. See the appropriate Division Chair for additional information. Students may receive credit by institutional examination for courses beyond the 100 level only if the instructor agrees that the course can be adequately assessed by an examination the instructor provides and administers, and only with the approval of the Division Chair and the Dean. Students must complete the process of receiving credit for all prerequisite courses before taking the next course above the course taken by examination. Currently, institutional examinations are possible for the following courses only:
    • AS101 Descriptive Astronomy
    • AS102 Descriptive Astronomy-Beyond the Solar System
    • BI101 General Biology
    • BI102 General Biology
    • BI104 Biology of the Dinosaurs (same as GL104)
    • BI105 Introduction to Environmental Science
    • BI106 Human Biology
    • BI107 Human Anatomy
    • BI108 Biodiversity
    • BI110 Introduction to Biotechnology
    • BU110 Introduction to Business
    • CH107 Chemistry/Allied Health
    • CH114 General Chemistry
    • CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • CS121 Introduction to MS Office
    • CS122AW Computers in the Academic World
    • CS172 .NET 1
    • ES101 Physical Geology (same as GL101)
    • GL101 Physical Geology (same as ES101)
    • GL102 Historical Geology
    • GL104 Biology of the Dinosaurs (same as BI104)
    • HI101 World History I
    • HI102 World History II
    • HI103 Introduction to Missouri Civics (same as PS103)
    • HI117 Development of the U.S. I
    • HI118 Development of the U.S. II
    • MA103 (but not MA101/102) College Algebra
    • MA104 Analytical Geometry & Trigonometry
    • MA105 Elementary Statistics
    • MA107 Discrete Mathematics
    • MA112 Selected Topics in Calculus
    • MA118 Calculus & Analytical Geometry
    • PH111 General Physics I
    • PH112 General Physics II
    • PS101 Introduction to American National, State, and Local Government
    • PS103 Introduction to Missouri Civics (same as HI103)
    • SC101 Concepts in Physical Science
    • SO101 Introduction to Sociology
    • SO102 Social Problems
    • SO150 Introduction to Anthropology
  • CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) Credit: When approved by the appropriate Division Chair, Dean, and Registrar, CMU gives 100-level credit for subject examinations administered by the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).
  • AP (Advanced Placement) Credit: CMU affirms the intellectual achievement of students who have participated in the Advanced Placement program. Students may apply for credit for Advanced Placement (AP) courses that they have successfully completed with an AP score of 3 (three) or higher; acceptance of any AP examination or examination score is subject to approval by appropriate Division Chair, Dean, and Registrar. Students must provide an official copy of the score report from AP, sent directly to the Office of Admissions.
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) Credit: CMU recognizes the high achievement and academic excellence of students who have participated in the International Baccalaureate degree program. IB's breadth of focus and commitment to scholarship are commensurate with the Mission and educational goals of CMU. Usually, a score of 4 (four) or above on the Higher Level IB exam or a score of 5 (five) or above on the Standard Level IB exam will be assessed as equivalent credit for specific courses. Specific course equivalents will be designated in consultation with the appropriate Division Chair, Dean, and Registrar. Students must provide an official copy of the score report from IB, sent directly to the Office of Admissions.
  • DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support) Credit: CMU awards semester-hour credit recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE ) upon attainment of an acceptable passing score per section, or CMU awards credit as determined by the testing authority at the time the test was taken. Students must provide an official copy of the test results, sent directly to the Office of Admissions. At the time of application, students must send an official record of test results to the Office of Admissions. Acceptance of any DANTES credit score is subject to approval by the appropriate Division Chair, Dean, and Registrar.
  • Military Credit: Military veterans may receive limited credit for military training as recommended in the Handbook of the American Council on Education. CMU will review all credit on an individual basis. Please consult CMU's Registrar for more information. Acceptance of any military credit is subject to approval by the appropriate Division Chair, Dean, and Registrar.
Transcripts

The student's permanent record is confidential, and, by the terms of the Family Education Rights of Privacy Act, transcripts of the student's record are not issued except upon receipt of a signed request from the student. A fee of $7.25 is charged for each transcript. Electronic PDF is available for $9.00. Priority mailing for official transcripts is available for an additional $20.00 per address and FAX service for unofficial transcripts costs an additional $7.50 per transcript.

Official transcripts are issued directly to other schools, employers, official governmental agencies, or other persons or organizations entitled to receive an official statement of the student's record. Unofficial transcripts are issued to the student or parents.

No transcripts will be issued for any student or former student who is not financially in good standing with the University. Transcripts will not be issued to current students during the last two weeks of the term, until grades for that term are recorded.

To have a transcript issued, complete the online request form. For further information call the Registrar's Office at 660-248-6208.

Withdrawal from Classes

No student may withdraw from any class the last two weeks of the Fall or Spring semester.

A student who wishes to withdraw from the University must obtain a withdrawal permit from the Office of Student Development located in the Student and Community Center. It is the student's responsibility to see that this withdrawal permit is completed and filed in the Office of Student Development. The form requires signed clearance from the Residence Hall Office, the Library, the Registrar's Office, Financial Assistance Office, and the Business Office. The completed with­drawal permit, together with the student ID Card, is filed in the Office of Student Development. An honorable dismissal will be granted to all students who desire to withdraw from the University if they are in good academic standing, are not subject to discipline, have made satisfac­tory arrangements for settling their financial account, and file the completed withdrawal form.   Students who withdraw from the University will receive grades for the courses in which they are registered according to the grading policies published in this catalog.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any student from one or more classes or from the University for academic misconduct, excessive absence, disruptive behavior, or other sufficient cause.

Medical Withdrawal

Students may withdraw from classes at any time during the term for medical reasons. Requests made after the last day to drop with a "W" must be approved by the Dean of the College or, at the Dean's request, by The Academic Standards and Admissions Committee. The Registrar will indicate the withdrawal by placing a "W" on the tran­script. A student (or someone representing the student) must initiate the medical withdrawal process by notifying the Office of Student Development or the Registrar's Office. They will outline the proper procedures for withdrawal. The student seeking a medical withdrawal must present a bona fide medical excuse signed by a physician. The regular refund schedule will apply to medical withdrawals.

Students who have been granted a medical withdrawal and wish to re-enter the University must follow standard re-admission policies and must provide satisfac­tory evidence that their medical condition will no longer impede their academic performance.

Academic Grievances

Students who wish to file an academic grievance not involving a grade appeal should contact the instructor (if appropriate), followed by the Division Chair (if necessary), and if a resolution has not been reached, the Office of the Vice President and Dean of the University at 660-248-6211.

Students wishing to appeal a grade should consult the Grade Appeal policy.

 
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