Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 32

The Master’s College 2014-2015 Catalog
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THE COLLEGE
parties will not be processed. An Appeals Committee
will convene consisting of the Dean for Student Life
acting as the presiding officer (with no vote), one
faculty member, the student’s RD, one member of
the Student Life Staff, the Student Body Chaplain,
and, if the appealing student desires, two character
references of his/her choice (with no vote). The
Dean for Student Life may also invite any student
with relevant information to provide testimony to
the committee. Once the committee has convened,
the presiding officer will invite the appropriate Dean
and RA into the meeting, along with the appealing
student, and as many as two character references
chosen by the student. The Dean will be asked to
state the issues, after which the appealing student will
be given every opportunity to state his appeal. When
all parties are satisfied that the issues have been clearly
communicated and understood, the Dean, appealing
student, and character references will be asked to
leave although the committee may request the return
of the Dean or the student for further clarification.
After any needed deliberation, the committee will
come to a decision. Both the Dean and the student
in question will then be asked to return. If the
committee was not in agreement with the dismissal
decision, they give their reasoning and recommend
a change in the decision. If the committee upholds
the Dean’s decision, no further provision for appeal
is available.
Directed Studies
A Directed Studies (DS) course is defined as a course
that is being taken in a non-regularly scheduled class
format. The policy for taking DS courses at The
Master’s College is outlined below:
1. A student is allowed to take a maximum of 13
semester units of TMC DS coursework during
his/her undergraduate program.
2. A student may be enrolled in no more than two
DS courses at any one time.
3. A student may have no more than one DS
course still in progress during the third week in
March to be eligible to participate in the May
commencement ceremonies.
4. A student may enroll for a DS course at any time
during the school year excluding finals week.
If the student enrolls at any time during a
semester, the course will be added to the
student’s schedule for that semester, and
the cost for that semester will be adjusted as
necessary.
If the student registers between the Fall and
Spring semesters, the course will be added to
and posted as a part of the student’s Spring
schedule.
If the student registers for the course at any
time between the Spring and Fall semesters, the
course will be added to the student’s summer
term.
5. A grade for a DS course can be posted no sooner
than one week per semester unit following the
student’s official enrollment date in the course.
6. A student may withdraw from a course (and
receive a “W” grade) only during the first
12 weeks of the contract. If the work is not
completed by the deadline (a maximum of 4
months), the Registrar’s office will assign a grade
of “F” to the student for this course.
7. The percentage of tuition refunded to a
student dropping a DS course will be based
on the number of weeks the student has been
enrolled in the DS course and will be parallel to
the tuition refund schedule for regular Fall and
Spring semester courses.
8. A per-unit fee will be charged to the
student to cover faculty and institutional
expenses. The per-unit fee is non-refundable after
the first two weeks of enrollment in the course.
Institutional Eligibility Regulations for
Athletics
Institutional Semester GPA Regulation of
1.75
Any student-athlete having a semester GPA
lower than 1.75 is subject to the following guidelines:
1. First semester freshman student-athletes are
allowed a one semester grace period to improve
their GPA before being denied the privilege of
representing the institution in athletics.
2. Student-athletes who do not have first-time
freshman status or are transfer students will be
denied playing status during the next semester
of attendance.
3. Once student-athletes raise their GPA to 1.75
or above, they can begin athletic participation
and continue as long as their semester GPA is
maintained at 1.75 or above.
Institutional Cumulative Grade Point
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