Academic Progression Policy
Academic Skills Courses & Placement Assessment
Course Numbering System
Credit Hour Load
Undergraduate Repeat Policy
Withdrawal from the University
Students who have not successfully completed the academic skills requirements will
have a hold(s) placed on their records which will remain until the specified requirements
have been met.
English and Reading / Once accepted for admission to Chicago State University, all freshmen and/or transfer
students must take the university diagnostic examinations in English and Reading by
the end of their first term in residence. All students must either meet their minimal
requirements of the university diagnostic examinations in English and Reading or pass
the appropriate academic skills course, namely, English 1230/123 or 1240/124, or Reading
1500/150. Students placing into an academic skills course in English or reading must
enroll in the appropriate course the semester immediately following the examination.
To exit from these courses, students must pass the appropriate examination.
Math/ Degree seeking undergraduate students may not register for any mathematics or computer
science courses until they have passed the mathematics qualifying examination or the
appropriate academic skills mathematics course(s). This is a computerized examination
which will place students into MATH 0880/088 (Math Tutorial), 0990/099 Level I or
0990/099 Level 2 (Intermediate Algebra) or a higher-level mathematics course depending
on the student’s major.
Transfer students who transfer in one or two general education math courses with a
C or better and whose majors do not require additional math courses do not have to
take the placement examinations in mathematics. Students must meet with their advisors
to determine whether or not their majors require them to take the mathematics placement
examination. Regardless of major, any student who wishes to enroll in a course or
courses for which passing the Math 0990/099 level of the diagnostic math examination
is required as a prerequisite must take the examination and enroll in Math 0880/088
or 0990/099 Levels I or II as advised based on the mathematics examination results.
Math 0990 has the following general characteristics: (a) based on a computer platform
that actively helps students develop the skills of self-monitoring and reflection,
and allows individuals to proceed at a faster pace; (b) utilizes students' preexisting
knowledge; (c) emphasizes acquiring computational skills and understanding of concepts;
(d) uses graduate and undergraduate assistants as in-class tutors; (e) accommodates
the students’ various levels of preparedness; (f) prepares students for Math 1800/123,
1010/140, 1200/162, CPTR 1100/141, etc. with Math 1800/123 being the general education
course of choice for non-science majors; and (g) revises the curriculum to address
math as needed in the majors.
Math 0990 is an eight credit course comprised of two levels of four credits per level:
Level 1 and Level 2. The current upper-end of 090 and lower half of 095 have been
merged into Math 0990 Level 1; the upper end of 095 and material from 098 have formed
Math 0990 Level 2. Thus, students needing only Level 2 will enroll in 4 credits only;
students needing both levels will enroll in eight credits. The placement exam will
determine a student’s level. Half a semester or eight weeks is devoted to each level.
Questions about the courses, the examinations, or preparation materials should be
addressed to the appropriate area.
||Dr. K. Attele
||Dr. B. Aghahowa
||Dr. R. Buteau
The university reserves the right to limit the size of the classes and to cancel classes
for which there is insufficient enrollment. If the class for which you are registered
is cancelled, you will automatically be dropped from the class. If you do not find
an alternative class, a tuition refund will be processed to your account according
to the refund policy. Students receiving financial aid may wish to consult with their
financial aid counselor concerning any award implications.
Students are expected to attend all class sessions in the course sections for which
they are registered unless prevented by illness, an official university activity,
or other urgent and unavoidable reasons. The responsibility for maintaining class
attendance records rests with each faculty member. Students are expected to make their
own arrangements with faculty members regarding making up class work and all assignments
when classes are missed.
The following is the university policy on class attendance:
• An instructor may drop students who do not attend the first day of class and make
no attempt to contact the instructor or department chairperson prior to the absence.
The instructor may report students who do not attend the first two weeks of class
without evidence of a legitimate excuse to the Registrar who will drop the student
from the class.
• Instructors are required to monitor and keep records of the attendance of students
at all class meetings. If a student’s total absences are equal to or exceed the equivalent
of two weeks of instruction, the instructor may drop the student from the course with
a grade of W by February 18. The instructor may assign a nonattendance grade of W/A
or W/N. (See WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY)
• To drop or withdraw from courses, the student must use the drop/withdrawal form,
have an advisor sign it, and then submit the form to the Registrar’s office. If a
student stops attending a class but fails to withdraw officially from the class before
the official drop date, the result may be a failing grade. Although the instructor
may drop a student for nonattendance, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility
to drop the class. (See WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY).
If you are attending a class and you are informed that your name does not appear on
the official preliminary and/or subsequent class rosters, it is your responsibility
to investigate the matter immediately by contacting the Office of Records and Registration.
Effective Fall 2008, Chicago State University course numbers have changed from 3-digit
numbers to 4-digit numbers. Please check the Course Number Conversion Guide for a
list of the former 3-digit course numbers and the equivalent 4-digit course number
for all courses offered including courses offered during the Spring 2009 term.
|0900 to 0999
|1000 to 1999
|2000 to 2999
|3000 to 3999
|4000 to 4999
|5000 to 5999
|6000 to 6999
Graduate students-at-large may enroll in Masters level courses by obtaining permission
from the academic department supervising the course prior to attempting to register
for these courses. Restrictions or safeguards are built into the registration system
that prevent registration in these courses by students-at-large. Students at-large
who wish to enroll for Masters courses should first check with department graduate
advisors or chairpersons to have these restrictions lifted prior to registration.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS -The maximum credit hour load for the Spring semester is 16 credit hours. This includes
all day session courses, evening courses; extension courses and courses taken elsewhere.
Students whose CSU cumulative grade point average is 3.0 or better may register for
a program of eighteen (18) semester hours. Additional hours beyond sixteen (16) must
be approved by the department and the Registrar’s Office must put the approval in
Students who have a cumulative CSU grade point average of 1.99 or less are limited
to a maximum of 12 credit hours or four courses. Although there is no minimum credit
hour load for students, the following minimum credit hour loads are recommended: Veterans
receiving benefits under Public Law 89-358 “Veterans Readjustments Benefits Act of
1966,” must carry 12 credit hours to be eligible for full subsistence allowances during
the Fall semester. Students may not be registered at other colleges without written
permission from the Academic Evaluation and Advisement Office, ADM 128. This permission
MUST be obtained prior to registration at either college.
F-1 international students must carry a minimum 12 hours during Fall and Spring terms
to maintain lawful F-1 student status in the United States.
GRADUATE STUDENTS – A full-time academic load of graduate courses is twelve (12) hours in the Spring
semester. Exceptions to the graduate course credit hour load may be made with the
approval of the graduate faculty advisor and/or the department chairperson and the
Graduate Dean. Students may not be registered at other colleges and universities without
approval of their advisor and the Graduate Dean. Permission must be obtained prior
to registration at either college.
F-1 international students must carry a minimum of 12 hours during Fall and Spring
terms to maintain lawful F-1 student status in the United States.
Students must have a picture ID to take the placement assessment. The placement assessment
schedule is posted in the office as well as on the Examination Office web site www.csu.edu/examinations/.
Prerequisites are listed in the university catalog or on CSU’s web site at www.csu.edu/catalogs.
A student should not attempt to register for a course unless she/he meets the prerequisites,
if any, for the course. If a student does not meet the prerequisite for a course,
the student may be dropped from the course. Please consult with your academic advisor
about prerequisites for your courses.
Students are allowed to repeat a course and have the highest grade earned count toward
the cumulative grade point average. Please note that certain financial aid programs
may not cover tuition toward repeating a course. Students should contact a financial
aid advisor when attempting to repeat a course to determine eligibility.
Students who withdraw from the university by February 3 are eligible for a total
refund of all mandatory fees. Students are permitted to withdraw from the university
until Tuesday, February 17 upon completing a Change of Program/Withdrawal form. Students
must receive the approval of the advisor, Bursar and the Financial Aid Office for
the course(s) withdrawn during this period on their Change of Program/Withdrawal form.
Students who withdraw from the university during the period beginning February 3 and
ending February 17 are eligible for a 50% refund of the eligible tuition and fees.
No refunds will be issued after this date if a student withdraws from the university.
A withdrawal from the university is not complete until the Change of Program/Withdrawal
form is submitted and approved by a Records and Registration staff member. Errors
in the completion of the Change of Program/Withdrawal form are the student’s responsibility.
Students can request to drop or withdraw from a course after the submission of midterm
grades until Friday, March 27, 2009 with the instructor’s signature. The form must
have the instructor’s signature, student’s signature, and the grade of W/P or W/F
must be circled by the instructor. It is the student’s responsibility to submit the
signed form to the Office of the Registrar, ADM 128, no later than Friday, March 27,
2009. Forms submitted after March 27, 2009 will not be accepted.
Students can also request to be totally withdrawn from the university prior to the
start of the final exam period. Each instructor must sign the Post Mid Term Drop form
in the space for written permission and circle the grade of W/P or W/F. It is the
student’s responsibility to submit the signed form to the Office of the Registrar
no later than Friday, May 8, 2009 before the onset of final exams. Grades of either
W/P or W/F will appear on the final grade sheet for students who have requested a
total withdrawal prior to the final exam period.
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