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University Regulations

For information about university regulations, see Regulations or visit the University of Kansas Policy Library.

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Absences

A student with excessive absences may be withdrawn from the course by the dean.

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Credit/No Credit

A Credit/No Credit option is available to all degree-seeking undergraduates. You may enroll in one course a semester under the option, if the course is not in your major or minor. For more information, visit the KU Policy Library.

Warning: Certain undesirable consequences may result from exercising the option. Some schools, scholarship committees, and honorary societies do not accept this grading system and convert grades of No Credit to F when computing grade-point averages.

Credit/No Credit is allowed for electives not in the major. It is not allowed for required courses or electives in the major.

ARCH 690 and ARCH 691 can only be taken for Credit/No Credit.

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Graduation with Distinction and Highest Distinction

Students who rank in the upper 10 percent of their graduating class graduate with distinction. The upper third of those awarded distinction graduate with highest distinction. The list is compiled each spring and includes July, December, and May graduates.

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Honor Roll (Dean's List)

Students in the upper 10 percent of undergraduate student body in architecture who have completed at least 14 hours with letter grades are recognized on the honor roll or dean’s list in fall and spring. An Honor Roll notation appears on the transcript.

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Independent Study Through KU Continuing Education

Students may take 9 hours of elective credit in Independent Study courses offered through KU Continuing Education.

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Maximum and Minimum Semester Enrollment

No student may enroll in more than 19 or fewer than 14 hours (12 hours for design students) without the approval of the chair. No more than 14 hours (9 hours for design students) may be taken in summer session. A student on probation may not enroll in more than 15 hours without permission of the chair or associate dean.

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Prerequisites and Corequisites

The school strictly enforces prerequisites for all courses. Students enrolled in a course without successfully completing the appropriate prerequisites may be administratively dropped without notice in the first weeks of the semester.

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Probation

B.A. in Architectural Studies

Probation

Student records are reviewed after each semester. A student is placed on probation if the KU semester or cumulative grade-point-average is below 2.0. Students placed on probation are sent a letter stating the length of probation and the requirements for being returned to good standing.

Continued on Probation

A student on probation may be continued on probation for one more semester if the following KU semester and cumulative grade-point-averages show considerable improvement, but the semester or cumulative grade-point-average is lower than 2.0.

Dismissal

A student may be dismissed for poor scholarship if any of the following situations apply:

  1. Fall and spring KU semester or cumulative grade-point-averages are below 2.0 with no considerable improvement.
  2. The student has been placed on probation and has failed to meet the conditions required to return to good standing.
  3. The student has repeatedly failed to make progress toward graduation.

Reinstatement

Appeals for reinstatement may be submitted to the department’s probation committee, 206 Marvin Hall. A student reinstated has one semester to return to good standing.

Good Standing

Students with KU semester and cumulative grade-point-averages of 2.0 or above are in good standing.

B.F.A. in Design

Probation

A student is placed on probation after completing a semester at KU without a 2.0 grade-point average. Students with strong portfolios may be admitted on a probationary basis if their grades or ACT scores are not quite strong enough. Students placed on probation are informed of their probatoinary terms and must have a mandatory advising meeting with a departmental adviser. A student on probation may be continued on probation for an additional semester if the student's cumulative grade-point average shows considerable improvement. A failure to raise the grade-point average above 2.0 in a semester while on probation may be grounds for dismissal. Students may also be dismissed by the Department of Design chair at any time for excessive absences or for failing to make progress toward the degree.

Master of Architecture

Student records are reviewed after each semester. A student is placed on probation if the KU semester or cumulative grade-point average is below 2.0. Students placed on probation are sent a letter stating the length of probation and the requirements for being returned to good standing. A student on probation may be continued on probation for one more semester if the following KU semester and cumulative grade-point averages show considerable improvement, but the cumulative grade-point-average is lower than 2.0. A student may be dismissed for poor scholastic performance if any of the following situations apply:

  1. Fall and spring KU semester or cumulative grade-point averages are below 2.0 with no considerable improvement.
  2. The student has been placed on probation and has failed to meet the conditions required to return to good standing.
  3. The student has repeatedly failed to make progress toward graduation.

Reinstatement

Appeals for reinstatement may be submitted to the department’s probation committee, 206 Marvin Hall. A student reinstated has one semester to return to good standing.

Good Standing

Students with KU semester and cumulative grade-point-averages of 2.0 or above are in good standing.

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Required Work in Residence

Architecture Students

All architecture students must complete 30 hours of KU work. Architecture students who have grade-point averages of 2.0 in total and in residence hours may take up to 12 of the final 30 hours in nonresident study. Such an enrollment requires prior approval by petition and excludes fifth-year studios.

Students Enrolled in Design Degree Programs

6 of the final 30 hours may be taken for nonresident credit, with advance permission. Nonresident credit may fill only elective requirements not in the major field of study.

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Transfer of Credit

CredTran is a transfer course equivalency system that lists more than 2,200 colleges and universities from which KU has accepted transfer courses in the past. If your school or course is not listed, your evaluation will be completed when you are admitted to KU.

Architecture Students

Only grades of C or higher are accepted in transfer credit toward a degree. Architecture students who wish to transfer design courses may do so only upon submission of a portfolio of work done in such courses. Placement in the professional curriculum is based on completed course work, a review of the comprehensive portfolio of prior work in architecturally oriented courses, and on a space-available basis. The student must conform to the work in residence requirements stated above.

Students Enrolled in Design Degree Programs

Only grades of C or higher are accepted as transfer credit toward degrees. Applicants with a lapse of four or more years since their last full-time enrollment may not expect studio credits to be accepted for transfer. Grades for studio related course work must be B or higher for transfer credit.

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University Regulations

For information about university regulations, see Regulations or visit the University of Kansas Policy Library.

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Credit/No Credit

The Credit/No Credit option is not authorized for graduate students’ enrollments, including, but not limited to, courses taken to fulfill the research skills requirements, undergraduate deficiencies, etc.

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