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Image 40 of University of Kentucky Bulletin, 1992-1993

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Certain conditions concerning the number and level of credit hours, ajunior upon completion of 60 credit hours, and courses required, the patterns they must follow, the amount of a senior upon completion of 90 credit hours. time to be spent as a full-time student, grades and conduct A law student is classified as a second-year student upon have been established bythe University Senatefor all University completion of 24 credit hours and as a third-year student upon of Kentucky students who are pursuing adegree.Those which completion of 53 credit hours. However, a student is not relate to academic requirements are listed below. Others will classified asa second-year student untilthat student has been be found in the University Senate Rules, pertinent portions of in residence for at least two semesters, nor as a third-year ' which are printed in the booklet Student Flryhts and Flespon- student until that student has been in residence for at least sibilities, which is available to all students through the Dean of three semesters. Students Office. A pharmacy student is classified as a second-year student · I upon completion of 28 credit hours and as a third-year student STUDENT LOAD upon completion of 56 credit hours. With the exceptions noted below, the maximum load to be Credit granted by examination is included in determining a carried during any semesterby any student in an undergraduate student's classification. college (including residence and correspondence courses) is 19credit hours orthe amountspecified inthe curriculum forthe GENERAL MARKING SYSTEM particular semester, whichever is larger. The general marking system uses a series of letters, to The maximum allowable load to be carried during any which are assigned grade-point values. The system is based summerterm for undergraduate students (including residence neither on an absolute numerical system nor on a distribution and correspondence courses) is 9 credit hours in the eight- curve, but on the following descriptions: - week summer session and 4 credits in the four-week inter- Grade A represents exceptionally high achievement as a session. result of aptitude, effort, and intellectual initiative. It is valued A student may be permitted by the dean of his or her college at four grade points for each credit hour. . to carry such extra credit hours as in the dean’s judgment, Grade B represents a high achievement as a result of based upon the student's past performance, the student can ability and effort. lt is valued at three grade points for each complete successfully. credit hour. Astudent on academic probation cantake no more than 15 Grade C represents average achievement. It is valued at credit hours in a semester, 3 credit hours in the four-week two grade points for each credit hour. intersession, or 7 credit hours in the eight·week session. Grade D representsthe minimum passing grade (not to be Students in the combined Bachelor’s/Master’s degree used forgraduate students). lt is valued at one grade point for program (University Scholars program) should not take more each credit hour. _ » than 16 credit hours per semester. Permission to exceed that Grade E represents unsatisfactory performance and indi- number must be given bythe Director of Graduate Studies and cates failure in the course. It is valued at zero grade points and the Dean of The Graduate School. zero credit hours. A student receiving this grade can obtain The professional colleges and The Graduate School may credit in the course only by repeating the entire work of the set lower maximum loads which are consistent with their course in class, or by special examination in accordance with degree requirements. the procedures outlined under Special Examinations. ln rare The maximum allowable load to be carried during any cases in which undue hardship is involved in repeating the summer term for graduate students is 9 credit hours in the work in class, the dean of the college in which the student is eight-week summer session and 4 credit hours in the four- enrolled may approve repeatingthe work by correspondence. week intersession. The maximum load for graduate students Grade F represents failure in a course taken on a pass-fail in any combination of the four- and eight-week sessions is 12 basis. credit hours. _' Grade l—incompIete—means that part of the regularly Astudent may be registered simultaneously atthe University assigned work of the course remains undone. lt is given only of Kentucky and at anotherinstitution only with the approval of when there is a reasonable possibility that the student can the dean of the college in which the student is registered atthe complete the work within the allowable period of time for University of Kentucky, the credit hours obtained at the other removal of an I grade and that a passing grade will result from institution being considered a part of the student's maximum completion of the work. An I grade will not be given when the load. If the simultaneous registration has not been authorized, student's reason for incompleteness is unsatisfactory to the the transfer of credit from the other institution may bedenied. instructor. A grade of I must be replaced by a regular final letter grade CLASSIFICATION not later than 12 months from the end of the academic term in A student in any undergraduate college is classified by the which the I grade was awarded or prior to the student's University Registrar as a sophomore upon completion of 30 graduation, whichever occurs first. ln the event the grade ofl · 40

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