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University Regulations

For information about all university regulations, see Regulations or visit the University of Kansas Policy Library. A few examples specific to the School of Music are shown below.

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Absences

The school defines excessive absence as absence in excess of the number of credit hours in the course. A student with excessive absences may be withdrawn from the course by the dean.

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Change of School

To change from one school to another, the student must submit a Change of School form in the dean’s office of the school the student plans to enter. Deadlines are provided on the form.

Admission is competitive. Students must have minimum cumulative grade-point averages of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from all colleges or universities including KU. Music admission is contingent upon a successful audition. Change-of-school applicants must meet the same requirements as transfer applicants.

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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.

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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

Students with grade-point averages of 3.6 who have completed at least 12 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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Incompletes

The letter I should not be used when a definite grade can be assigned for the work done. It is not given for the work of a student in any course except to indicate that some part of the work has, for reasons beyond the student’s control, not been done, while the rest has been satisfactorily completed. At the time an I is reported on the electronic roster, the character and amount of work needed, as well as the date required for completion and lapse grade if further work is not completed by this date, should be indicated.

If the instructor specifies that repetition of a portion of the classroom work is required, the student may attend classes but should not officially enroll in that course again.

A student who has an I posted for a course must make up the work by the date determined by the instructor, in consultation with the student, which may not exceed one calendar year, or the last day of the term of graduation, whichever comes first. An I not removed according to this rule shall automatically convert to a grade of F or U, or the lapse grade assigned by the course instructor, and shall be indicated on the student’s record.

Extensions to the time limit may be granted by the dean’s representative upon submission of a petition from the student containing the endorsement of the course instructor who assigned the I grade, or the department chairperson if the instructor is unavailable. After the I grade is converted to a grade of F or U, the grade may only be changed in accordance with USRR Article II, Section 3.

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Maximum and Minimum Semester Enrollment

The normal maximum enrollment is 20 hours during fall or spring semesters or 9 hours during the summer session. Students may exceed the normal maximum enrollment only with the permission of the dean.

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Probation

Students may be dismissed at any time by the dean for excessive absences or for failure to make satisfactory progress in their studies.

A student not on probation who fails to earn a grade-point average of at least 2.0 in any semester is placed on probation for the following semester.

At the end of the semester in which the student has been on probation, he or she is removed from probation if the grade-point average for the semester is at least 2.0, with a minimum course load of 12 hours and a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0. A student whose course load is fewer than 12 hours or whose cumulative grade-point average is below 2.0 continues on probation even if the semester grade-point average is 2.0 or above.

At the end of the semester in which the student has been on probation, he or she is dismissed for poor scholarship if the grade-point average for the semester is below 2.0.

A student who has been dismissed for poor scholarship is not eligible to enroll again at any time, except with the special permission of the dean. A reinstated student is placed on final probation. If the student fails to achieve a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 for the semester, he or she is dismissed, and readmission is not granted.

Students who take courses at other institutions during the suspension may receive credit for such work only if it meets the approval of the dean.

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Required Work in Residence

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.

Only grades of C or higher are accepted as transfer credit toward degrees.

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University Regulations

For information about all university regulations, see Regulations or visit the University of Kansas Policy Library. A few examples specific to the School of Music are shown below.

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Absences

A leave of absence may be granted on request. View the Graduate Studies policy on leaves of absence.

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Credit/No Credit

The Credit/No Credit option is authorized, as of spring 2012, for graduate students (USRR Article II, 2.2.7). THe full explanation can be found in the KU Policy Library under University Senate Rules and Regulations.

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Incompletes

The letters W and I may be given. The letter I indicates incomplete work that may be completed without re-enrollment in the course. The letter W indicates withdrawal for which no credit or grade point is assigned. For more information, see USRR Article II, Section 3.

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Maximum and Minimum Semester Enrollment

The normal maximum enrollment is 16 hours during fall or spring semesters or 6 hours during the summer session. Students may exceed the normal maximum enrollment only with the permission of the dean.

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Probation and Dismissal

Students may be dismissed at any time by the dean for excessive absences or for failure to make satisfactory progress in their studies.

A student not on probation who fails to earn a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in any semester is placed on probation for the following semester.

At the end of the semester in which the student has been on probation, he or she is removed from probation if the grade-point average for the semester is at least 3.0, with a minimum course load of 12 hours and a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. A student whose course load is fewer than 12 hours or whose cumulative grade-point average is below 3.0 continues on probation even if the semester grade-point average is 3.0 or above.

At the end of the semester in which the student has been on probation, he or she is dismissed for poor scholarship if the grade-point average for the semester is below 3.0.

A student who has been dismissed for poor scholarship is not eligible to enroll again at any time, except with the special permission of the dean. A reinstated student is placed on final probation. If the student fails to achieve a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 for the semester, he or she is dismissed, and readmission is not granted.

Students who take courses at other institutions during the suspension may receive credit for such work only if it meets the approval of the dean.

View the Graduate Studies policies on probation and dismissal.

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Required Work in Residence

For information about the doctoral residence requirement, see the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog.

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Transfer of Credit

View the Graduate Studies policy on graduate credit, including transfer credit.

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