Academic Regulations

Associate Degrees
Baccalaureate Degrees
College Credit Definitions
Credit Load
Grading System
Honors and Awards
Readmission
Registration
DSST / CLEP / AP / IB

Academic Year

Troy University operates on the semester system. Some courses are offered on an accelerated semester schedule/term.

Associate Degrees

Degree Requirements
In order to receive the associate degree, students must complete all course requirements for the degree. An associate degree cannot be declared if a baccalaureate degree has been awarded in the same program.

Credit Hours
The student seeking an associate degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 60 semester hours.
  2. At least 50% of the degree program must be traditional academic credit (excludes credit by correspondence, challenge exams, etc.).
  3. No more than 25% of the degree may be earned using portfolio-based credit. (See Specialized Curricula-Experiential Learning Credit.)
  4. At least 25% of the credit hours required for the degree must be completed in residence with Troy University. See the Academic Evaluation available on Student Planning.
  5. Nine semester hours must be completed in residence at Troy University in the major area of concentration. See Residency for additional information.

Grade Point Average

  1. A candidate for graduation must have an overall institutional average of C (2.0 GPA).
  2. A candidate for graduation must have an overall cumulative average of C (2.0 GPA).
  3. A candidate for graduation must have an overall average of C (2.0 GPA) in the concentration.

Second or Subsequent Associate Degrees
The following policies apply:

  1. No more than one Associate of General Education
    degree may be earned.
  2. Credit earned in a concentration or major may be used to meet the requirements of only one associate degree.
  3. Credit earned in a concentration or major may not be used retroactively to satisfy the requirements of another associate degree.
  4. Only one degree will be conferred on a student for any term/semester.

Requirements:

  1. Complete the first degree as certified by the registrar.
  2. Declare a new program of study after the first degree has been certified as completed by the registrar.
  3. Earn an additional 15 semester hours in residence in the declared program (see residency credits under residency).
  4. File an Intent to Graduate form at www.troy.edu/records/graduation/ in accordance with the published deadlines.
  5. Meet all current requirements for the second or subsequent degree. An associate degree cannot be declared once a baccalaureate degree has been awarded in the same program.

Attendance Policy

Students receiving financial assistance are required to attend classes according to the regulations for financial assistance benefits in addition to those regulations required for the course.

Faculty members may levy academic penalties upon unexcused absences. However, such penalties for unexcused absences will be a part of each course syllabus and will be distributed to each class at the beginning of the term and a copy filed in the departmental office.

Auditing a Course

A student may audit any Troy University course by indicating audit at the time of registration. No credit will be given, and fees will be assessed based on the audit credit-hour rate. Audit hours are not counted in maximum or minimum load limits. Students are not permitted to change from audit to credit hours after the last day to add a course, or from credit to audit after the last day for dropping a course.


Baccalaureate Degrees

Note: Students earning a degree in the College of Education should refer to the Education section for requirements.

Degree Requirements
In order to receive the baccalaureate degree, the student must complete all requirements for the degree.

Credit Hours
The student seeking a baccalaureate degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 120 semester hours.
  2. At least 50% of the degree program must be traditional academic credit (excludes credit by correspondence, challenge exams, etc.).
  3. No more than 25% of the degree may be earned using portfolio-based credit. See Specialized Curricula-Experiential Learning Credit.
  4. At least 25% of the credit hours required for the degree must be completed in residence with Troy University. (See the Academic Evaluation available on Student Planning.)
  5. Twelve semester hours of work in each major field must be completed in residence with Troy University. See Residency for additional information.
  6. A minimum of 50% of all degree program hours must be completed at a senior college (four-year degree) level.
  7. A course may be used to satisfy only one requirement. For example, if the same course is required for both the major and minor selected, it may be used to satisfy only one of these requirements. An additional course or courses must be completed to satisfy the remaining requirement.

Grade Point Average

  1. A candidate for graduation must have an overall institutional average of C (2.0 GPA). Note: The School of Education requires a 2.75 GPA for any degree program that must meet TEP requirements. See Teacher Certification for additional Information.
  2. A candidate for graduation must have an overall cumulative average of C (2.0 GPA).
  3. A candidate for graduation must have an overall average C (2.0 GPA) in each major field.

Second or Subsequent Baccalaureate Degrees
In order to earn a second or subsequent baccalaureate degree, a student must:

  1. Complete the first degree as certified by the registrar.
  2. Declare a new program of study after the first degree has been certified as completed by the registrar.
  3. Earn an additional 30 semester hours in residence in the declared program (see residency credit.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 12 semester hours (beyond the previously earned degree) in the major field.
  5. File an Intent to Graduate form at www.troy.edu/records/graduation/ in accordance with the published deadlines.
  6. Meet all current requirements for the second or subsequent degree.
  7. A course may be used to satisfy only one requirement. For example, if the same course is required for both the major and minor selected, it may be used to satisfy only one of those requirements. An additional course or courses must be completed to satisfy the remaining requirement.

Students With a Completed Bachelors Degree
Some or all General Studies requirements may be waived for the TROY bachelor degree programs for students who have earned a previous bachelor’s degree in transfer from a regionally accredited institution provided the General Studies courses are not direct prerequisites for courses needed at TROY for the selected associate degree program or are not directly specified for the student’s major/program. Regardless of any waived coursework, all residency requirements for TROY (minimum 25% of degree hours) and in the major/concentration area (minimum 12 hours) must still be met. All requests for waivers must be communicated to the appropriate Troy University campus registrar prior to beginning any Troy University course work toward this bachelor’s degree.

Institutional Assessment of Student Academic Performance
Troy University is committed to the continual improvement of its educational programs. The University periodically conducts assessments of student outcomes; therefore, a student can expect to participate in academic outcomes assessment activities during his or her time of enrollment.

Class Section Cancellation

The institution reserves the right to cancel any class section due to insufficient enrollment.

Classification

Hours Earned Classification
Less than 30 Freshman
30-59 Sophomore
60-89 Junior
90 or more Senior

Credit Definitions

Regular Credits
College credits are expressed in semester hours or credit hours.

Credit Hour Equivalency

  1. One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks (does not include final exam time) for one semester or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or
  2. 50 minutes of classroom instruction plus additional out of class work-the general expectation is two hours-for fifteen weeks is the basis for a credit hour; or
  3. a minimum of 2,250 minutes per three semester hour course of instruction, which does not include final exam time; or
  4. an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes that are at least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.

Laboratory Credits
Two hours of laboratory work are usually accepted as the equivalent of one hour of regular class work. The actual number of hours is determined in order to satisfy the course objectives.

Credit by Examination
Credit is allowed for CLEP, General and Subject Examinations, the Advanced Placement program, IB, GCE-A/AS, and DSST examinations as approved by the Academic Council and department chairs. The number of credits allowed for satisfactory performance on the general examinations may be reduced by the amount of credit the student has previously earned in the subject matter areas covered by the examinations.

Some departments of the University have developed challenge examinations in areas which, with approval of the Academic Council, can be used in lieu of certain required courses. Consult the appropriate department chairs for additional information.

Experiential Credit
Troy University recognizes that learning equivalent to the college level can occur outside the formal structure of accredited colleges and universities. Policies and procedures have been established for the assessment of this learning based upon the “Principles of Good Practice in Assessing Experiential Learning” recommended by the Council for the Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL).

In addition, credit as recommended by the American Council on Education may be granted for learning acquired through military, industrial, or regionally accredited technical school training programs where the learning is applicable to the student’s degree program.

Experiential credit is considered non-traditional credit and will be posted only after the student has satisfactorily completed 12 semester hours of undergraduate credit with Troy University and has attained unconditional admission status.

Provisional Credit
If a student meets regular admission standards and has earned college level courses at an unaccredited institution of higher learning, the student may be given provisional credit. However, the credits will not be considered for acceptance until the student has completed 24 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better at Troy University. Credits will be reviewed by the dean of the discipline and the Records Office. A determination will be made based on (1) the unaccredited institution’s affiliation with the Commission on Recognition of Post Secondary Accreditation; and/or (2) acceptance of credit by at least three other accredited institutions located in the area of the unaccredited institution.

Transfer Credit
Transfer credit is defined as college credit that was earned at a regionally accredited institution and is transferable and accepted for credit toward degree programs at Troy University, and credit recommended by the American Council on Education.

In addition, credit as recommended by the American Council on Education may be granted for learning acquired through military, industrial, or regionally accredited technical school training programs where the learning is applicable to the student’s degree program.

See the Admissions chapter of this catalog for more information regarding transfer credit.

Transient Credit
A currently enrolled student who wishes to study at another institution for a term should consult with the Records Office concerning procedures and required approvals. Any courses taken by a student after the initial registration with Troy University must have prior approval by the University, and transient hours must be included with the student’s semester load for load-limit purposes. If a student takes coursework at another institution without proper transient authorization, the University reserves the right to deny credit for these courses. No more than six semester hours of credit may be taken as Transient after the last term of enrollment with Troy University.

Course Sequences

In general, students should take all required courses in their plan of study in the appropriate numeric sequence when possible, unless otherwise stated in this catalog or by the student’s assigned academic advisor. Courses and programs that have prerequisite requirements must not be attempted until the necessary prerequisites have been satisfactorily met.

Advanced Courses
Advanced courses are courses at the sophomore level or above.

Upper level courses
Upper level courses are courses at the junior level or above.

Numeric course sequencing

  • 0090 sequence: Developmental courses (do not count toward degree requirements)
  • 1100 sequence: Freshman level (exceptions noted in course descriptions)
  • 2200 sequence: Sophomore level
  • 3300 sequence: Junior level
  • 4400 sequence: Senior level
  • 5500 sequence: Graduate courses (open to seniors by permission)
  • 6600 sequence: Graduate students only
  • 8800 sequence: Graduate students only—doctoral level

Credit Load Calculation

Definitions

  • A “semester” is defined for hour limit purposes as 16 weeks of class meetings.
  • A “term” is defined for hour limit purposes as up to a nine week period of class meetings.
  • A “session” is defined for hour limit purposes as up to nine weeks of class meetings within a semester.

Fall, Spring, and Accelerated Semesters/Terms

  • Minimum Full-Time Undergraduate Load: 12 semester hours (six semester hours for accelerated semester schedules)
  • Maximum: 18 semester hours (10 semester hours for accelerated semester/term)
  • Overload: 19-21 semester hours (11-13 semester hours for accelerated semester/term schedules) Credit overload requires unconditional admission status, a minimum institutional GPA of 3.5, recommendation of the student’s academic adviser, and signature of the department chair, or designee. Troy Campus student overloads require the signature of the Associate Provost/Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
  • Students on academic probation: Limited to 13 semester hours (seven semester hours for accelerated semester/term schedules)

Summer Semesters (Alabama Campuses)

  • Minimum Full Time Undergraduate Load: 9 to 12 semester hours (over the entire summer). Students are advised that full-time status for federal financial assistance is 12 semester hours.
  • Maximum: 13 semester hours
  • Overload: 14-15 semester hours. Credit overload requires unconditional admission status, a minimum institutional GPA of 3.5, recommendation of the student’s academic adviser, and signature of the department chair. Troy Campus student overloads require the signature of the Associate Provost/Dean of Undergraduate Studies or his designee.
  • Students on Academic Probation: Limited to 10 semester hours.

Important note regarding concurrent enrollment:

Within the beginning and ending dates of a fall or spring semester, concurrent enrollment in the semester and any term(s) may not exceed 18 hours. Enrollment in more than 18 hours requires a student to meet the University policy for an overload.

Concurrent enrollment in the summer semester and any term(s) may not exceed 13 hours. Enrollment in more than 13 hours requires a student to meet the University policy for an overload.

The maximum number of overload hours for any fall or spring semester block of time is 21.

Drop

A student who wishes to reduce, but not entirely eliminate, his or her credit load may drop a course. Students may drop a course or courses online via Student Planning, or submit a request in the Record’s Office.

The last day to drop a course will be assigned for each term, session or semester based on 65% completion of the length of the course. Dates will be published in the Academic Records web page (www.troy.edu/records). The 65% rule also applies to international teaching locations.

  • From Early Registration through Late Registratration-Free Course Schedule Adjustment Period

    Students may drop a course or courses during the Free Course Schedule Adjustment Period. Tuition and refundable fees will be returned.

  • From the end of Late Registration (Free Course Schedule Adjustment Period) through the last day to Drop

    A non-punitive grade of DR will be assigned up until the last day to drop, as posted in the Schedule of Classes and on appropriate web pages. Students may not drop after the deadline. Any student who fails to do so will be assigned a grade.

    Extenuating circumstances such as military deployment must be properly documented before an exception can be considered.

Grade Appeals

Faculty members have the authority to grade student work and to assign grades, these are academic judgments. A faculty member’s syllabus enumerates student academic performance expectations and consequences. Faculty members render academic judgments when a student’s academic performance violates established standards or fails to meet stated expectations. Academic judgments, made by faculty, are based on academic content, course requirements, and student performance. Students may not appeal grades based on allegations concerning the competence of a faculty member, the fairness of examinations, the difficulty of a course, or other matters of a purely academic nature. Grades for individual assignments and exams may not be appealed. While it is recognized that faculty hold the right and responsibility to grant a grade, a student who receives a course grade that he or she believes to be unwarranted for reasons other than those listed above may appeal that grade using these stated procedures:

Step 1. Within the first four weeks of the start of the following term or semester in which the grade is received, the student shall have informally appealed the grade to the instructor. If that instructor is not teaching at Troy University during the term following issuance of the grade, the student will make contact with the instructor through the department chair to informally appeal the grade. In the case of a course taught through TROY Online, students should contact their home campus or site to determine the person designated by the appropriate college dean to assist the students with their appeals.

Step 2. If the issue is not resolved at this informal level and the student wishes to pursue the appeal, the student shall request in writing a meeting with the respective department chair. This request shall be addressed to the department chair and shall be received no later than the end of the fifth week of instruction for the term or semester following issuance of the grade. The request must summarize the student’s complaint and the student’s informal appeal to the instructor. In the case of a course taught through TROY Online, students should contact their home campus or site to determine the person designated by the appropriate college dean to assist the students with their appeals.

Step 3. Within two weeks of receipt of the request, the department chair shall discuss the appeal with the student and with the instructor, separately or at the same time. If the department chair upholds the decision, the matter is closed. The decision is final.

Step 4. If the department chair does not support the decision of the instructor, the matter shall be appealed within two weeks of the department chair’s decision to the designated associate dean or dean of the college. The department chair will forward the appeal package to the designated associate dean or dean. The designated associate dean or dean will empanel three full-time faculty colleagues from the department and/or discipline to review the matter. The decision of this panel shall be final and binding on all parties.

Note: Students may not use this procedure to appeal grades resulting from violations of academic honesty. Students should refer to the Oracle, the University’s official student handbook, for those appeals.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The grade point average is computed by dividing the number of credit hours attempted into the total number of grade points earned. The official transcript displays two GPA types: (1) The institutional GPA is based on hours attempted with Troy University only; (2) the Cumulative GPA is based on hours attempted with Troy University and transfer institutions.


Grading System

Note: Some grades, in addition to the F, calculate as an F in the grade point average.

Grade Description
Credit
Grade points per credit hour
A
Excellent
Yes
4
B
Above Average
Yes
3
C
Average
Yes
2
D
Below Average
Yes
1
F
Failure
No
0
AU
Audit
No
0
DR
Dropped course prior to the published deadline
No
0
FA
Did not attend any classes
No
0
I
Incomplete
No
0
FI
Course requirements not completed by end of time limit for course assigned an Incomplete. Assigned by registrar. (calculates as an F in the GPA)
No
 
NG
No grade reported by faculty at end of term (assigned by registrar)
No
0
P
Pass
Yes
0
W
Withdrawal prior to the published deadline.
No
0

Honors and Awards

Chancellor's Honor List
Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for 12 semester hours and who earn a grade point average of 4.00 qualify for the Chancellor’s List, which is published at the end of each term. A Troy University part-time student who earns a 4.00 grade point average on 12 consecutive semester hours of credit will also be named on the Chancellor’s List.

Provost's Honor List
Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for 12 semester hours and who have a grade point average of 3.65 or higher qualify for the Provost’s List, which is published at the end of each term. A Troy University part-time student who averages 3.65 or higher on 12 consecutive semester hours of credit will also be named on the Provost’s List.

Graduation with Honors
To be eligible for graduation honors, students must have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours of non-pass/fail work at Troy University prior to their final registration. Honors will be calculated based on the average of all hours attempted at Troy University and transfer credit, excluding any remedial courses.

Please note: Due to the unavailability of grades for the final semester during the time commencement programs are printed, honors designations are based on the grade point average earned through the previous academic term. Final academic honor designations are determined after grades have been posted. Final, official honor designations will be printed on the transcripts. Diplomas will be reprinted for students whose last term alters the honors designation.

Undergraduate honor students are awarded differentiated diplomas as follows:

  • Cum Laude: Grade point average of 3.40
  • Magna Cum Laude: Grade point average of 3.60
  • Summa Cum Laude: Grade point average of 3.80

Inclement Weather and Emergency Situations

Both faculty and students are responsible for meeting all assigned classes. In the event of inclement weather, faculty and students will be expected to attend classes as usual as long as they may do so without risking peril to themselves or to others. During periods of inclement weather, faculty and students will not be penalized for absences dictated by perilous conditions. In severe cases of inclement weather or other emergency conditions, each campus or site will announce cancellation of classes through local and regional media as well as through the University’s website.

As part of Troy University’s efforts to provide accurate, timely information to our University community, the SOS communication system delivers emergency notices to a variety of electronic devices. To subscribe to SOS visit the SOS– Emergency Information Web page at www.troy.edu.

Incomplete Grade

This incomplete grade policy replaces all other incomplete grade policies as of August 9, 2012.

If a student is unable to complete all course grading requirements, the student may be eligible to request the assignment of an incomplete grade. An incomplete grade is not automatically assigned by the instructor, but must be requested by the student and approved by the instructor. The decision to approve or reject a student’s request for an incomplete grade is at the discretion of the instructor using the following criteria:

  • Student submits a completed “Petition for an Incomplete Grade” form prior to assignment of a course grade.
  • Student’s progress in the course is deemed satisfactory.
  • Student is passing the course when the request is made.
  • The circumstances that prevented the student’s completion of course requirements are beyond the student’s control, and adequate documentation is provided.

Time limit for removal of incomplete grade
Any student who receives an “I” must adhere to the deadlines set by the instructor for when required assignments must be received. The deadline must not exceed 9 weeks from the date of the end of the term that the “I” was awarded. All set deadlines apply whether or not the student enrolls for the semester or term following the assignment of the incomplete grade. Work received on or before the instructor set deadlines will be graded and computed into the final course grade. The instructor will submit a “Change of Grade” form to the registrar on or before the last day to remove an Incomplete from the previous semester or term published in the University’s master calendar. Student assignments not received by instructor deadlines will not be graded and a “Change of Grade” form will not be submitted. If a “Change of Grade” form is not submitted by the appropriate time, the “I” will automatically be converted to an “FI”. An “FI” is calculated as an “F” when determining grade point average.

Placement in Academic Courses

A student may be placed in an advanced section of a given subject area if the student’s record indicates a high degree of achievement or if it indicates the student has successfully completed studies that should not be duplicated. Troy University does not accept placement exemptions granted by other institutions. For more information, students should consult their academic advisers and/or their respective academic departments.

ACT (English): with ACT (English) score of 30-34, student will receive three hours credit for ENG 1101.
ACT (English): with ACT (English) score of 35-36, student will receive six hours credit for ENG 1101 and ENG 1102.
SAT (Verbal): with SAT (Verbal) score of 680-710, student will receive three hours credit for ENG 1101.
SAT (Verbal): with SAT (Verbal) score of at least 720, student will receive six hours credit for ENG 1101 and ENG 1102


Readmission

To be readmitted to Troy University, students who have been out of attendance with the University for one year or more must apply through the Admission’s Office. The following categories are available:

  1. Former Students in Good Standing: Troy University students who have been out of college for one year or more must apply for readmission before they will be permitted to register. Any student attending the Troy Campus who has not filed a Student Medical Record with the University Health Center within the last six months must submit a new Student Medical Record.
  2. Students Suspended from Troy University: Students who have been suspended from Troy University must apply for readmission and may be readmitted under probation after serving suspension. However, students may appeal to the Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs or designee for readmission under certain mitigating circumstances to avoid suspension. Appeal forms are available in the Registrar’s Office.

Registration

Students should register during designated registration times. Once students have registered for a course or courses, they have incurred a financial commitment which must be met. Students can pay their tuition on line by accessing the Student Planning site.

Students must be registered for all classes prior to attendance in these classes. If a student’s name does not appear on a class roster, they may not sit in or otherwise attend the course.

Students who fail to attend a class without following drop/withdrawal policies will receive a grade of “FA” and still be charged full tuition and fees. Students with an outstanding balance will not be permitted to register for future terms.

Registration in Special Programs

  1. Contract Program
    Entering students who do not find a stated program which meets their specific needs should consult the department chair to discuss the possibility of a contract program, which normally consists of at least 30 hours of a regular academic major and 36 hours of agreed upon electives that contribute to the student’s program of study, not to exceed 77 semester hours. All General Studies requirements must be met. See the appropriate department chair for additional information.
  2. Accelerated Study for Superior Students
    This opportunity permits enrollment in an accelerated or broadened program through registration for credit hours above the normal load. For specific credit loads permitted, see Credit Load.
  3. Independent Study and Research
    This program consists of several special study and research courses. Guided Independent Research, Guided Independent Study, and Honors Independent Study are offered in various departments.

    Guided Independent Research (course numbers 4491 and 4492, one to three credit hours per course): Undergraduate research with attention to critical evaluation of research techniques, methods and procedures. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, permission of guiding professor, approval of the department chair and dean. A written request must be submitted to the department chair at least two weeks in advance of the term the research is to be undertaken; application forms are available in the Registrar’s Office. Guided Independent Research may be taken only in the applicant’s major or minor field.

    Guided Independent Study
    (course numbers 4493 and 4494, one to three credit hours per course): Supervised study through internship, field or laboratory projects, guided readings, creative endeavors, or achievement in specific skills. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, permission of guiding professor, approval of the department chair and dean. A written request must be submitted to the department chair at least two weeks in advance of the term in which the study is to be undertaken; application forms are available in the Registrar’s Office.

    Honors Independent Study
    (course number 4498, one to three credit hours per course).

  4. Non-traditional Study
    See Credit by Examination and Experiential Credit.
  5. Off-campus Courses
    Courses offered to groups of a minimum of 20 students, prepared on demand with approval of the provost. Students admitted to a Troy University off-campus course will be admitted on a conditional basis and must earn a minimum of 20 semester hours with a grade point average of 2.0 or better to be admitted as a regular student to the campus.

Repetition of Courses

Troy University courses may be repeated once for grade forgiveness. Only the first grade earned for a course may be forgiven (not calculated in the GPA). The grades of courses repeated more than once will be calculated in the GPA. If the course being repeated is required for the program, then the last grade for that course must meet the program requirements.

Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete degree requirements must be completed within eight years after first entering Troy University or student will be moved to the current catalog. Students not attending Troy University for three consecutive calendar years must meet all degree requirements of the current Catalog at the time of readmission.

Filing for Graduation
An Intent to Graduate form must be filed according to the published dates. For more information, see the website at http://www.troy.edu/records.

Degree Plans /

Academic Evaluations
Academic evaluations are available in the Record’s Office. Unofficial academic evaluations are available to students on Trojan Web Express.

Residency

Residency Credits
Effective Fall 2005, credit taken through any Troy University location will be counted as residency credit for graduation.

Residency Requirements
A candidate for graduation must have attended Troy University for at least two semesters and must have earned at least 25% of the degree in residence. This may include the semester in which graduation is scheduled. Certain exceptions may apply to RN-to-BSN students. These students should contact the Registrar for further information.

Any Troy University course for credit counts toward residency (excluding developmental courses and institutional credit English as a Second Language [ESL] courses).

Responsibility

It is the responsibility of every student to follow the standards and expectations contained in this catalog, as well as those in the student handbook, The Oracle. Failure to follow these standards and expectations may adversely affect student success and academic progress as well as their standing within the University.

Retention

Conditionally Admitted Students
These students must earn a 2.0 or higher grade point average on the first 24 semester hours attempted or be dropped from program.

Unconditionally Admitted Students

Probation
A student must earn or maintain a 2.0 grade point average or higher or be placed on probation for one semester/term. A student on probation is limited to 13 semester hours (seven semester hours for accelerated terms) and must earn a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average each subsequent term until the overall (i.e. institutional or cumulative) grade point average reaches the 2.0 level.

Suspension
A student on probation who fails to earn a term grade point average of 2.0 or higher will be suspended. A student’s first academic suspension will be for one semester/term; the second suspension will be for two semesters/terms; and a third suspension will be for an indefinite period.

Suspension Period Regulations
Courses completed at any institution during a suspension period will not be accepted for credit. Students placed on indefinite suspension may petition for readmission following a period of 12 months.

Readmission after Suspension
A student returning from academic suspension will be readmitted on probation. A student must earn or maintain a 2.0 average or higher while on probation. A student on probation is limited to 13 semester hours (seven semester hours for accelerated terms) and must earn a minimum of a 2.0 average each subsequent term until the overall grade point average reaches the 2.0 level. Failure to meet the 2.0 term/semester GPA requirement will result in further suspension. Suspension from all other colleges will be honored, including all Troy University locations.

Servicemembers' Opportunity College Program

As an affiliate member of the Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC) network, Troy University is part of a group of member institutions selected by the military services to deliver specific associate and bachelor’s degree programs to service members and their families. As such, TROY University has agreed to special requirements and obligations that provide military students and their adult family members with opportunities to complete college degrees without suffering loss of academic credit due to changes of duty station.

Withdrawal

Also see “drop.”

Withdrawal from the University is defined as a removal or withdrawal from all courses for the current semester and/or term. The student is no longer enrolled in any course(s).

The last day to withdraw will be assigned for each term or semester based on 65% completion of the length of the course. Dates will be published in the Schedule of Classes and on the Academic Records web page (www.troy.edu/records). The 65% rule also applies to international teaching locations.

  • From Early Registration through Late Registration-Free Schedule Course Adjustment Period
    Students who wish to withdraw from all classes prior to the last day of late registration must CANCEL their registration in writing through the designated withdrawal officer (DWO) listed on the Academic Records web page (www.troy.edu/records). Written cancellation does not require the completion of the withdrawal form or an exit interview. Tuition and refundable fees will be returned.
  • From end of Late Registration (Free Course Schedule Adjustment Period) through the last day to Drop
    A student who wishes to withdraw from all courses for a current semester/term/session may withdraw with no academic penalty with a non-punitive grade of W until the last day to withdraw (posted in the Schedule of Classes and on appropriate web pages). Tuition and refundable fees will be charged during this period.

    Students may not withdraw via Student Planning. An official withdrawal form must be completed and processed before the student’s withdrawal is considered final. The form may be accessed at www.troy.edu/records.

    Students may not withdraw after the withdrawal deadline. Any student who fails to withdraw by the deadline will be assigned a letter grade (check with the Financial Aid department to determine how financial aid is calculated prior to withdrawing).

    Extenuating circumstances such as military deployment must be properly documented before an exception can be considered.

DSST (DANTES SUBJECT STANDARDIZED TEST) SCORES

TEST TITLE
TEST FORM NUMBER
CREDIT
HOURS
COURSE
ACE RECOMMENDED/TROY REQUIRED SCORE
Introduction to World Religions SF/SG/SH/SL 496
3
REL 2280
48 / 400
Lifespan Developmental Psychology SF/SG/SH/SL 490
3
PSY 2210
46 / 400
Management Information Systems SE/SF/SG/SH 551
3
ELECTIVE
46 / 400
Money and Banking SG/SH/SL/SM 548
3
ECO 3353
48 / 400
Organizational Behavior SF/SG/SH/SL 531
3
MGT 4472
48 / 400
Personal Finance SE/SF/SG/SH 550
3
Area IV GS Social Science
46 / 400
Physical Geology SF/SG/SH/SL 519
3
SCI 2234
46 / 400
RETIRED - NO LONGER AVAILABLE AS OF 12-31-2014
Principles of Finance SF/SG/SH/SL 524
3
ELECTIVE
46 / 400
Principles of Financial Accounting SG/SH/SL/SM 525
3
ACT 2291
47 / 400
RETIRED - NO LONGER AVAILABLE AS OF 12-31-2014
Principles of Physical Science I SE/SF/SG/SH 512
3
SCI 2233
47 / 400
Principles of Public Speaking SE/SF/SG/SH 815
3
Area II GS Humanities
47 / 400
Principles of Statistics SF/SH/SL/SM 450
3
QM 2241
48 / 400
Principles of Supervision SE/SF/SG/SH 532
3
ELECTIVE
46 / 400
Rise & Fall of the Soviet Union SF/SG/SH/SL 471
3
HIS 4433
45 / 400
Substance Abuse SE/SF/SG/SH 495
3
ELECTIVE
49 / 400
Technical Writing SF/SG/SH/SL 820
3
ENG 2260
46 / 400
The Civil War & Reconstruction SE/SF/SG/SH 483
3
HIS 4413
47 / 400
Western Europe Since 1945 SF/SG/SH/SL 465
3
HIS 4403
45 / 400
RETIRED - NO LONGER AVAILABLE AS OF 12-31-2014


CLEP EXAMINATIONS

Troy University accepts a variety of CLEP exams. Students must meet the required score in effect as of the date of the exam. CLEP Exams cannot be taken, or credit given, for a course in which a student has previously enrolled and attended. In the case of a CLEP exam where multiple courses could be awarded, prior enrollment in any one or more of those courses would nullify the opportunity to take that exam. For additional information, please contact the campus coordinator of testing or campus Records Office.

Clep Exam Title
Troy University Course(s)
Credit Hours
Required Score
American Government
POL 2241
3
50
American Literature ENG 2211
3
50
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature Free Elective
3
50
Biology BIO 1100 and BIO 1101 (NO LAB CREDIT)
6
50
Calculus MTH 1125
4
50
Chemistry CHM 1142/L142 and 1143/L143
8
50
College Algebra MTH 1112
3
50
College Composition (NOT modular version) ENG 1101 and 1102
6
50
College Mathematics Free Elective
3
50
English Literature ENG 2205 or ENG 2206
3
50
Financial Accounting ACT 2291
3
50
French Language FRN 1101 and 1102
6
50
German Language GER 1121 and 1122
6
50
History of the United States I HIS 1111
3
50
History of the United States II HIS 1112
3
50
Human Growth and Development Free Elective
3
50
Humanities - General General Studies Area II-Fine Arts Course
3
50
Information Systems IS 2241 or Free Elective only for Business Majors
3
50
Introduction to Educational Psychology Free Elective
3
50
Introductory Business Law Free Elective
3
50
Introductory Psychology PSY 2200
3
50
Introductory Sociology SOC 2275
3
50
Natural Sciences — General BIO 1100/L100 and SCI 2233/L233
8
50
Pre-Calculus MTH 1114
3
50
Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 2251
3
50
Principles of Management MGT 3300
3
50
Principles of Marketing MKT 3300
3
50
Principles of Microeconomics ECO 2252
3
50
Social Science and History—General Area IV—General studies social science elective and unspecified free elective
6
50
Spanish Language SPN 1141 and 1142
6
50
Western Civilization I HIS 1101
3
50
Western Civilization II HIS 1102
3
50

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) EXAMINATIONS

Troy University accepts a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Students must have official score reports sent directly to Troy University, 100 University Park, Troy, Al. 36082. Credit is reviewed/evaluated upon receipt of official scores. For more information, please contact the appropriate campus registrar.

AP Exam Title
(Minimum Score Req. = 3)
Troy Course(s)
Credit
(Advanced Score Req. = 4 or higher)
TROY Course(s)
(AP Transfer ONLY)
(Applicable as Honors Credit)
Credit
Art History
ART 1133
3
ART 1133H
3
Biology BIO 1100/L100
4
BIO 1100H/L100H
4
Calculus AB MTH 1125
4
MTH 1125H
4
Calculus BC MTH 1125 and MTH 1126
8
MTH 1125H and MTH 1126H
8
Chemistry CHM 1142/L142, 1143/L143
8
CHM 1142H/L142H and CHM 1143H/L143H
8
Chinese Language and Culture CHI 1101
3
CHI 1101H and CHI 1102H
6
Comparative Government TROY ELEC
3
TROY ELEC
3
Computer Science CS 3360
3
CS 3360H
3
English Language Composition ENG 1101
3
ENG 1101H
3
English Literature Composition ENG 1101
3
ENG 1101H
3
English Language Composition
AND
English Literature Composition
ENG 1101 and ENG 1102
6
ENG 1101H and ENG 1102H
6
European History HIS 1101
3
HIS 1101H and HIS 1102H
6
French FRN 1101 and 1102
6
FRN 1101H and FRN 1102H
6
German GER 1121 and 1122
6
GER 1121H and GER 1122H
6
Human Geography GEO 3301
3
GEO 3301H
3
Latin LAT 1131 and 1132
6
LAT 1131H and LAT 1132H
6
Macroeconomics ECO 2251
3
ECO 2251H
3
Microeconomics ECO 2252
3
ECO 2252H
3
Music Listening MUS 1131
2
MUS 1131H
3
Music Theory MUS 1102 and 1103
6
MUS 1102H and MUS 1103H
6
Physics 1 & 2: Algebra-Based PHY 2252 and PHY 2253
6
PHY 2252H and PHY 2253H
6
Psychology PSY 2200
3
PSY 2200H
3
Spanish Language SPN 1141
3
SPN 1141H and SPN 1142H
6
Spanish Literature SPN 1141
3
SPN 1141H and SPN 1142H
6
Statistics MTH 2210
3
MTH 2210H
3
Studio Art: Drawing ART 2201
3
ART 2201H
3
U.S. Government & Politics POL 2241
3
POL 2241H
3
United States History HIS 1111
3
HIS 1111H and HIS 1112H
6
World History HIS 1122
3
HIS 1122H and HIS 1123H
6

Required Score
Students must meet the required score in effect as of the date of the exam.


INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) CREDIT

Troy University awards International Baccalaureate credit with the appropriate higher-level (H-L) examination score. After official scores have been received, evaluated and certified, eligible credit will be posted to the student’s transcript. Credit is granted only for degree-seeking students at the undergraduate level. For more information, contact the appropriate campus registrar. IB credit will appear on the University transcript as a grade of P. Credit for IB credit is not calculated in the grade point average.

IB Test TROY Course(s)
Required IB Score
Credit Hours Awarded
Biology BIO 1100 and BIO L100
4
4
Business and Management MGT 3300
4
3
Computer Science (Computing Studies) IS 2241
4
3
Dance DAN 2200
4
2
Economics ECO 2251 OR ECO 2252
ECO 2251 and ECO 2252
4
5
3
6
Film THE 1132
4
3
French (Language B) FRN 1101
FRN 1101 and FRN 1102
4
5
3
6
(General) Chemistry CHM 1142 and CHM L142
CHM 1142/CHM L142 and CHM 1143/CHM L143
4
5
4
8
Geography GEO 2210
4
3
Greek GRK 1111
GRK 1111 and GRK 1112
4
5
3
6
History-American HIS 1111 OR HIS 1113
HIS 1111/HIS 1112 OR HIS 1113/HIS 1114
4
5
3
6
History-European HIS 1101 OR HIS 1103
HIS 1101/HIS 1102 OR HIS 1103/HIS 1104
4
5
3
6
History—History of Europe and the Islamic World HIS 1122
4
3
History—20th Century World
History
HIS 1123
4
3
Language A: Language and
Literature
ENG 1101 OR ENG 1103
4
3
Language A: Literature ENG 1ENG 1101 / ENG 1102 OR ENG 1103 / ENG 1104
NOTE: If both Language A: Language and Literature and Language A: Literature are passed, ENG 1101 / ENG 1103 will be awarded only once.
4
6
Latin LAT 1131
LAT 1131 and LAT 1132
4
5
3
6
Mathematics MTH 1112 and MTH 1114
MTH 1125 and MTH 1126
4
5
6
8
Music MUS 1131 OR MUS 1132
4
3
Philosophy PHI 2203
5
3
Physics PHY 2252 and PHY L252
PHY 2252/PHYL252 and PHY 2253/PHY L253
4
5
4
8
Psychology PSY 2200
5
3
Social and Cultural Anthropology ANT 2200
4
3
Spanish SPN 1141
SPN 1141 and SPN 1142
4
5
3
6
Theatre THE 1130
4
3
Visual Arts ART 1133 OR ART 1134
4
3

Required Score: Students must meet the required score in effect as of the date of the exam.


GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION FOR ADVANCED AND ADVANCED SUBSIDIARY LEVEL EXAMINATIONS (GCE A/AS LEVEL) (Also, referred to as AICE/Cambridge International Exams/etc.)

Examination scores of A, B, C, D, E and U are awarded for A/AS Level Examinations. Scores of A–E are passing and credit can be awarded. Scores of U are not passing and no credit will be awarded. Official score reports must be submitted to the University in order for credit to be placed on the student’s transcript. Credit will be awarded only once for the same subject, whether from credit by examination, dual enrollment, transfer credit or credit granted by Troy University.

Students are not required to earn the full Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma as individual GCE
subject certificates for A/AS Level examinations passed are considered for transfer credit purposes.

GCE A/AS Level examinations are offered by a number of Examining Boards (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance, Edexcel, Oxford, Cambridge, RSA Examinations, Welsh Joint Education Committee, Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment); subjects not presented in the table below will be reviewed on an individual basis.

3GCE A/AS Level Exam Title
A Level
TROY Course(s)
Credit Hours
AS Level
TROY Course(s)
Credit Hours
Accounting ACT Elective
6
ACT Elective
3
Applied Information and Communication Technology OR
Computing
IS 2241/ IS Elective
3/3
IS 2241
3
Art and Design
OR
Design and Technology
ART 1133 / ART Elective
3/3
ART 1133
3
Biology BIO 1100/L100
and
BIO 1101/L101
3/1 & 3/1
BIO 1100/L100
3/1
Business Studies BUS Elective
6
BUS Elective
3
Chemistry CHM 1142/ L142 and CHM 1143/L143
3/1& 3/1
CHM 1142/L142
3/1
Chinese CHI 1101 / CHI 1102
3/3
CHI 1101
3
Classical Studies CLA 2260 / CLA Elective
3/3
CLA 2260
3
Design and Textiles ART Elective
6
ART Elective
3
Divinity/Hinduism/Islamic Studies GS A2HUM (Area II-Humanities)
OR
GS A4 SS (Area IV Social Sciences)
3/3
GS A2HUM (Area II-Humanities)
OR
GS A4 SS (Area IV Social Sciences)
3
Economics ECO 2251 / ECO 2252
3/3
ECO Elective
3
English Language ENG 1101 / ENG 1102
3 / 3
ENG 1101
3
English Literature ENG 2211 / ENG 2212
3/3
ENG 2211
3
Environment Management N/A
N/A
BIO 1120/L120
3/1
Food Studies TROY Electives
6
N/A
N/A
Foreign Languages—Other: Afrikaans / Arabic / Hindi / Marathi / Portuguese / Tamil / Telugu / Urdu FLN Elective
OR
GS A2HUM (Area II—Humanities
3/3
FLN Elective
OR
GS A2HUM (Area II—Humanities
3
Foreign Languages—Other: Japanese N/A
N/A
FLN Elective OR
GS A2HUM
3
French FRN 1101 / FRN 1102
3 / 3
FRN 1101
3
French Literature N/A
N/A
GS A2LIT1 (Area II - Literature)
3
General Paper N/A
N/A
TROY Elective
3
Geography GEO 2210, GEO Elective
3 / 3
GEO 2210
3
German GER 1121 / GER 1122
3 / 3
GER 1121
3
Global Perspectives N/A
N/A
IDS 2200
3
American History HIS 1112 / HIS Elective
3 / 3
HIS 1112
3
European History HIS 1102 OR HIS 1123
and
HIS Elective
3 / 3
HIS 1102 OR HIS 1123
3
Law LAW Elective
6
LAW Elective
3
Marine Science BIO Elective
6
BIO Elective
3
Mathematics MTH 1112 / MTH 1114
3 / 3
MTH 1112
3
Music MUS 1131 / MUS Elective
3 / 3
MUS 1131
3
Physical Education KHP 2251 / KHP 3360
3 / 3
KHP 2251
3
Physical Science N/A
N/A
SCI 2233/L233
3/1
Physics PHY 2252/L252
and
PHY 2253/L253
3/1 & 3/1
PHY 2252/L252
3/1
Psychology PSY 2200 / PSY Elective
3 / 3
PSY 2200
3
Sociology SOC 2275 / SOC Elective
3 / 3
SOC 2275
3
Spanish SPN 1141 / SPN 1142
3 / 3
SPN 1141
3
Think Skills PHI 2203 / PHI Elective
3 / 3
PHI 2203
3
Travel and Tourism HSTM 3360 / HSTM
Elective
3 / 3
HSTM 3360
3


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