Policies and Related Information - Academic Policies and Information

The most comprehensive information relating to academic issues may be found on the University Policies Web site. Information includes:

Academic Standards including grading system, grading appeals policy, grade points, computing grade point average, certification of scholastic achievement (Dean’s List), academic requirements, suspension policy, procedure for reinstatement of suspended students, undergraduate academic forgiveness, and dismissal.

Federal and state regulations require that all students maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to be eligible to receive financial aid. The purpose of this requirement is to encourage all students to progress steadily at a reasonable rate toward graduation. Students must read the requirements if they are to receive federal, state, or institutional financial aid.

Academic Policies including application to major program of study, assessment, auditing of classes, cancellation of classes, change of student class schedule, class attendance, correspondence, extension, workshop or field trip credit, forgeries, prerequisites, repeating courses for additional credit, repeating courses for improvement of grade, residence requirement, full-time/part-time enrollment status, and withdrawal.

Academic Credit Options including advanced placement, arranged courses, college level examination program, common market program-student exchange, credit-by-examination, experimental courses, independent study, international baccalaureate (IB), internships, and tri-college registration program.

Graduation including requirements and graduation with honors.

Academic Honesty

Course instructors are expected to take reasonable measures to prevent cheating and other types of academic dishonesty in the classroom. Where an instructor has convincing evidence of cheating, he/she may take the following action:

  1. Assign a failing grade to the paper, examination, report, etc. on which the student was caught cheating; or
  2. Assign a failing grade for the course in which the student cheated; or
  3. Assign other appropriate sanction(s).

The student must be notified of the offense and sanction. The instructor should report the incident to the Office of Student Life and Development. Any conduct action would follow the University’s Student Code of Conduct guidelines.

The student accused of cheating has the right to appeal the decision of the faculty member per established procedures.

For more information concerning academic honesty, refer to www.stcloudstate.edu/studenthandbook/code.

Policy and Procedure for Handling Student Complaints Concerning Faculty (pdf)

Policy and Procedure for Grade Appeals (pdf)

Student Concern Processes

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