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R1 Grading System

R1.1 All courses shall be graded on the basis of A (distinction, indicating exceptional achievement), B (high pass, indicating more than minimal competence but less than exceptional achievement), C (pass, indicating competence), D (marginal pass), or F (fail).

R1.1.1 Grade points per unit shall be: A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0. Passing grades A, B, C and D may be modified by plus (+) or minus (-) suffixes. Minus grades carry three-tenths grade point less per unit, and plus grades (excluding A+) carry three-tenths grade point more than the unsuffixed grade. The grade A+ carries 4.0 grade points per unit, the same as for an unsuffixed A; but when A+ is reported it represents extraordinary achievement. (Am 5 May 77)

R1.1.1.1 The grade GD (Grade Delay) shall be entered on the student’s record: a) when administratively the faculty member is not able to assign a grade or b) when disciplinary proceedings are in progress. The GD shall not itself be calculated in any way in the student’s grade‐point average. The GD shall be changed to a grade, or an incomplete, only when the Registrar receives a written request from the instructor, or if unavailable, the program chair, to indicate that the student situation has been resolved.

Once an instructor has decided to proceed with disciplinary proceedings, he or she will refrain from assigning a course grade for the student. If the course concludes before the charge has been resolved, the instructor will assign a grade GD and indicate as a note that this GD is for a “Pending Charge of Academic Integrity”.(En Feb. 15, 2011)

R1.1.2 A grade point average of at least 2.0 is required for graduation in any undergraduate program. A grade point average of at least 3.0 is required for graduation in any graduate program.

R1.1.3 A student may add a course up to the end of the second full week of instruction. With the approval of the instructor and advisor, a student may also add a course during the third full week of instruction. (En 5 May 77) (Am 21 Nov 02)

R1.1.4 A student may drop a course without prior approval no later than the end of the second full week of instruction. From the third through the sixth full week of instruction, a course may be dropped with the approval of the advisor. Any course drop which would reduce the undergraduate student's academic load to less than 12 units must be approved by the Dean. (En 5 May 77)(Am 26 May 88) (Am 21 Nov 02)

R1.1.4.1 With the approval of their college's Executive Committee, instructors and departments may devise policies that drop students from particular courses up to the end of the second full week of instruction -- if students do not meet attendance requirements approved by the Executive Committee and posted in the Schedule of Classes. (En 21 Nov 02)

R1.1.5 A course dropped after the end of the second full week of instruction will remain as a permanent transcript entry showing course number and title, with a transcript symbol of W, signifying withdrawal, entered in the grade column.(En 5 May 77) (Am 21 Nov 02)

R1.1.5.1 A student who has been referred for a pending academic integrity violation may not drop or withdraw from the course to escape the consequences of the misconduct. If a student drops or withdraws from the course prior to the resolution of the case brought to Student Conduct, they will be re‐enrolled in the course. Students are encouraged to attend and engage fully in the course during the academic integrity review.(En Feb. 15, 2011)

R1.1.6 The final date to petition for conversion from letter grade to S/NC or vice versa will be the end of the eighth week of instruction. (En 5 May 77; Am 25 May 89)

R1.1.7 The only exceptions to this grading system are in R1.2, R1.3, R1.4 and R1.5 below. (En 5 May 77)

R1.2 A student in good standing may undertake courses on an S/NC (satisfactory/no credit) basis subject to the following limitations. The grade S shall be awarded for work satisfactory, that is, work equivalent to a GPA level of 2.0 or higher at the undergraduate level and a GPA level of 3.0 or higher at the graduate level, for unit credit in meeting degree requirements. In the determination of what is "satisfactory" for meeting degree requirements, instructors will take note of R1.1.2 above. Units are assigned for courses graded S, but it has no grade point equivalent and does not enter the grade point average. Neither units nor grade points are assigned for an NC grade; the grade is recorded on the transcript but does not enter the grade point average. (Am 20 Nov 73)

R1.2.1 Subject to the approval of the Graduate Council, each department may set conditions regulating the taking of courses by graduate students on an S/NC basis. Except as provided in R1.3.1, each department may decide that some graduate courses be taken on an A, B, C, D, F basis only. It may require that some graduate courses be taken on an S/NC basis only (provided it proves this to be educationally necessary and gains approval through the channels stated in R1.3). The department may also allow a third (residual) category in which a graduate student may elect to take any course on an S/NC basis, provided that the student's advisor consents.

R1.2.2 Students enrolled in any undergraduate degree program may receive credit for courses undertaken and graded S on the Riverside campus to a limit of one-third of the total units undertaken and passed on the Riverside campus at the time the degree is awarded. Units completed on another campus of the University by a Riverside undergraduate student enrolled as an intercampus visitor are considered Riverside work for the purposes of this regulation.

R1.2.3 Courses which are required in, or prerequisite to, the undergraduate student's major subject may be taken on an S/NC basis only on approval of the Chair of the student's department (or other primary instructional unit) in each individual case.

R1.2.4 A special student or limited status student may take courses on an S/NC basis at the discretion of the Dean of the school or college in which he is enrolled.

R1.2.5 Except as otherwise specified by the Executive Committee of the school or college or division concerned, students may elect to take X or XR300, X400, or 300 series courses on an S/NC basis without reference to the one-third limitation specified in R1.2.2.

R1.3 Departments may designate graduate or undergraduate courses to be graded only on an S/NC basis, provided that they have the approval of the Executive Committee of the college (and the Graduate Council for graduate courses) and the Committee on Courses and the Division, except as provided in

R1.3.1 Courses in the 290 series (290-299) shall be graded S/NC unless approved for A, B, C, D, F grading by the Graduate Council on the recommendation of the department.

R1.3.2 Graduate students may not use undergraduate or graduate courses taken on an S/NC basis to complete their master's or PhD degree requirements, unless the course is only offered on an S/NC basis. Exceptions must be approved by the Dean of the Graduate Division. (En 24 Jan 74)(En 6 June 16)

R1.4 The grade I (incomplete) denotes that a student's work was of passing quality but incomplete for good cause. Subject to the provisions of R1.4.2, units are not charged and grade points are not assigned for I grades. The grade I can be replaced as follows:

R1.4.1 Subject to time limitations stated in R1.4.2 and upon completion of the required work, as specified by the instructor, the grade I shall be replaced by a grade A to F or S/NC.

R1.4.2 When a course graded I has not been successfully completed within one additional quarter, it will be replaced by a grade of F or by NC if the course was undertaken on an S/NC basis. In the case of a graduating senior an I grade will automatically be recorded as an F or NC. Before a grade of I lapses into a grade of F or NC, the appropriate Dean may extend time for successful completion when he considers that circumstances warrant it. (Am 5 May 77)

R1.5 For a course extending over more than one term, where evaluation of the student's performance is deferred until the end of the final term, provisional grades of IP (in progress) shall be assigned in the intervening terms. Neither units nor grade points shall be assigned for IP grades. The provisional grades shall be replaced by the final grade if the student completes the full sequence. In the event that the full sequence is not completed, the grade IP will be replaced by the grade I and further changes in the student's record will be subject to the conditions of R1.4.

R1.6 Repetition of courses not authorized by the Committee on Courses to be taken more than once for credit is subject to the following conditions:

R1.6.1 A student may repeat only those courses in which a grade of D, F, or NC was received. (Am 5 May 77)

R1.6.2 Repetition of a course more than once requires approval by the appropriate Dean in all instances.

R1.6.3 Degree credit for a course will be given only once. The grade assigned each time a course is taken shall be permanently recorded on the student's transcript, but only the most recently earned grade shall be computed in the grade point average. (Am 8 Jan 76)

R1.7 All grades except I and IP become final when they are assigned. No term grade may be revised by reexamination. The only exception to these rules is in R1.7.1, R5.1.6.2, and R5.1.6.3. (Am 5 May 77)

R1.7.1 An instructor may approve and report to the registrar a correction of a recorded course grade at any time if clerical or procedural error has been made in assigning, transmitting, or recording the original grade.

R1.8 No student shall be excused from assigned final examinations, except as provided in R1.8.1 below.

R1.8.1 The instructor in charge of an undergraduate course shall be responsible for assigning the final grade in the course. The final grade shall reflect the student's achievement in the course and shall be based upon adequate evaluation of that achievement. The instructor's methods of evaluation must be clearly announced during the progress of the course. Evaluation methods must be of reasonable duration and difficulty and must be in accord with applicable departmental policies. The methods may include a final written examination, a term paper, a final oral examination, a take-home examination, or other evaluation device. If a final written examination is given, it shall not exceed three hours' duration and shall be given only at the times and places announced in the Schedule and Directory.

R1.9 A maximum of 16 units of credit may be obtained through internship courses, with a maximum of 12 units of internship scheduled in a single quarter. Internship course credit is given for academic work related to the experience of the internship, not for the work experience alone. (En 2 Dec 76)

R1.9.1 Students who are on academic probation may not enroll in internship courses. (En 27 May 82)

R2 Requirement in American History and Institutions

R2.1 The requirement in American History and Institutions may be satisfied under one of the following provisions:

R2.1.1 By the successful completion of one high school unit in American History, 1/2 high school unit in American History and 1/2 high school unit in civics or American Government;

R2.1.2 By the successful completion of the requirement in a community college or other accredited institution; (Am 17 Feb 09)

R2.1.3 By the successful completion of one college course in the field of American History or one college course in the field of American Government. A list of courses which fulfill this requirement may be obtained in the College offices or the Office of the Registrar. (Am 27 May 82)(Am 17 Feb 09)

R3 Guest Participation

R3.1 The decision whether a guest in a course assumes substantial responsibility for the content and conduct of the course such that the guest must (under Academic Senate Regulation 750(A) have an appropriate instructional title before he can so participate rests with the Chair of the department (or equivalent officer) in which the course is offered.

R4 Foreign Language Credit (En 20 Apr 71)

R4.1 A student continuing studies of a foreign language undertaken in high school may receive credit for University language courses in that language starting at the course level for which he qualifies according to departmental (foreign language) placement procedures. For example, if a student matriculates with three years of high school French, he may take French 1, 2, or 3 for credit subject to the advice given him on the basis of the results of the departmental placement procedures.

R4.2 After a student has received credit for a foreign language or literature course, he may not receive credit for any less advanced lower division language course in that language. For example, no student may receive credit for German 1, 2, or 3 after he has successfully completed German 4. (En 1 Jun 71)

R5 Procedures for the Appeal of Grades (En 5 May 77)

R5.1 If a student believes that non-academic criteria have been used in determining his/her grade, he/she shall attempt to resolve the grievance with the instructor in the course through written appeal to the instructor via the Chairperson of the department. If the grievance is not resolved to the student's satisfaction at the departmental level, the student may file a complaint with the Dean of the college or school having jurisdiction over the course, or with the Dean of the Graduate Division, if he/she is a graduate student. If such a complaint is filed, these procedures shall be followed. In these procedures the term department shall be read to understand: department and/or program. Non-academic criteria shall be understood, in the sense of the Faculty Code of Conduct, as criteria not directly reflective of class performance, such as discrimination on political grounds, or for reasons of race, religion, sex or ethnic origin or for other arbitrary or personal reasons.

R5.1.1 In challenging a grade that a student believes to have been awarded on the basis of non-academic criteria, the student shall present to the Dean of the college or school having jurisdiction over the course, or to the Dean of the Graduate Division, in the case of graduate students, a written brief stating the nature of the grievance, including any and all documents supporting the grievance, immediately after the alleged use of nonacademic criteria, or no later than six weeks after the beginning of the subsequent quarter. (For these procedures, Summer Session is not considered a quarter.) Upon receipt of the brief, the Dean shall, immediately, forward a copy of the brief and of all attached documents to the instructor. (Am 23 May 91)

R5.1.2 The Dean, after having determined that all other avenues of adjudication have been exhausted, shall, without evaluating the merits of the case, submit the brief and all attached documents to the Executive Committee of the college or school, or to the Graduate Council if the complainant is a graduate student.

R5.1.3 The Executive Committee or the Graduate Council shall review the brief to determine if there is evidence that non-academic criteria were used. If the Executive Committee or the Graduate Council decides the allegations are without substance, it shall serve written notification of its findings to the complainant and to the instructor. Within one week of receipt of such notification, the complainant or the instructor shall have the opportunity to respond to the findings. If, after such response, the Executive Committee or the Graduate Council sustains its decision, the decision is final. The Executive Committee or the Graduate Council shall, then, forward written notification of the decision to the complainant and to the instructor. The student shall have no further recourse for filing the same grievance.

R5.1.4 If there is evidence that non-academic criteria were used, the Executive Committee or the Graduate Council may review the case to arrive at a decision, or it may appoint, within one week, an ad hoc Review Committee to review and adjudicate the case. The Review Committee shall consist of one Senate member of the department of which the instructor is a member whose knowledge of the discipline, or sub-discipline, qualifies him/her to evaluate all documents relevant to the case; one Senate member of the same department, or another department, in a related discipline or subdiscipline; and one Senate member from an unrelated department and discipline. In the event that an Officer of Instruction (Acting Assistant Professor, Adjunct Professor, Lecturer, etc.) may be the most qualified to evaluate the brief, the Executive Committee or the Graduate Council may make such an appointment to the ad hoc Review Committee. Neither Chairpersons of departments nor members of the Executive Committees or the Graduate Council are eligible for service on review committees.

R5.1.5 The reviewing committee shall interview any individual whose testimony might facilitate resolution of the case, and shall have access to any and all documents, papers and records in the possession of the complainant, the instructor or the department, which might facilitate the resolution of the case. The complainant and the instructor shall be interviewed. At the conclusion of the case all documents shall be returned to the source from which they were obtained.

R5.1.6 The reviewing committee shall complete its deliberations and arrive at a decision within two weeks of receipt of the brief.

R5.1.6.1 If the allegations of the complainant are not upheld, the Executive Committee or the Graduate Council shall so notify the complainant and the instructor in writing. Within one week of such notification, the complainant and the instructor shall have the opportunity to respond to the findings and the decision of the committee. If after such response the reviewing committee sustains its decision, the Executive Committee or the Graduate Council shall so notify the complainant and the instructor in writing. The student shall have no further recourse in filing the same grievance.

R5.1.6.2 If the allegations of the complainant are upheld, the reviewing committee shall decide that the grade be changed from letter to letter, from letter to S, from NC to letter or to S. Alternatively, the reviewing committee may, with the approval of the complainant, decide that the grade be struck from the record of the complainant and that the grade points, if any, be deducted from the cumulative Grade Point Average.

R5.1.6.3 The reviewing committee shall, then, serve written notification of its findings and its decision to the complainant and the instructor. Within one week of such notification, the complainant and the instructor shall have the opportunity to respond to the findings and the decision of the committee. If after such response, the reviewing committee sustains its decision, it shall so notify the instructor to provide him/her the opportunity to comply with the decision. Upon refusal of the instructor to so comply, the Executive Committee or the Graduate Council shall notify the Registrar, in writing, with copies to the complainant and the instructor, that the grade be changed.

R5.1.7 If the case was reviewed by an ad hoc Review Committee, the Executive Committee or the Graduate Council shall review the findings and the decision of the Review Committee to assure that due process has been followed, but not to reassess the evidence.

R5.1.8 If the findings, under Section R5.1.6, are positive, no punitive actions are implied, or may be taken, against the instructor as a consequence of these procedures. Neither the filing of charges nor the final disposition of the case shall, under any circumstances, become a part of the Personnel file of the instructor. These procedures are designed to effect a change of grade when it has been determined that non-academic criteria have been used in assigning that grade.

R5.1.9 If the findings in Section R5.1.3 or R5.1.6 are negative, no punitive actions are implied, or may be taken, against the complainant as a consequence of these procedures. Neither the filing of charges nor the final disposition of the case shall, under any circumstances, become a part of the complainant's file.

R5.1.10 The use of non-academic criteria in assigning a grade is in violation of the Faculty Code of Conduct. Sanctions against an instructor for violation of the Faculty Code, if sought, must be through the committees of the Academic Senate (Charges and Privilege and Tenure) upon referral by the Chancellor. The instructor may, if he/she feels that his record has been impugned by false or unfounded charges, file charges against the complainant through the Office of the Vice Chancellor--Student Services.

R5.2 If the Student Conduct Committee has found that allegations of cheating or plagiarism against a student have not been proven, and if the student believes that the instructor has notwithstanding assigned a grade based upon the non-academic criterion of prejudicial suspicion of cheating, the student has the right of appeal as defined in sections R5.1 through R5.1.10 above. (En 4 Feb 88)

R6 Campus Graduation Requirements (En 5 May 81)

R6.1 English composition. Students must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English composition by completing a one-year sequence of college-level instruction in English composition, with no grade lower than C. Courses in the Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) program and other alternatives approved by the Academic Senate as alternatives to the sequence’s third-quarter course, English 1C, may be applied toward satisfaction of the third-quarter requirement if a student’s college permits its majors to substitute such a course for 1C, and if students have first passed English 1B with a “C” or higher. The grade in the alternative course must be no lower than a “C.” Individual colleges may set a higher GPA requirement in English 1A and/or 1B as a prerequisite to take Senate-approved alternatives to English 1C.(Am 16 Nov 2004)(AM 30 Nov. 2010)(Am 23 Feb 16)

R6.1.1 Transfer students who have taken one semester of English composition at another college or university are required to take English 1B and English 1C, with the option of taking a course in the WAC program and other alternatives to English 1C approved by the Academic Senate if a student’s college permits its majors to substitute such a course for 1C.(Am 24 May 84)(Am 30 Nov. 2010)(Am 23 Feb 16)

R6.1.2 The requirement for the first two quarters of instruction (or equivalent proficiency) may be met as follows:

R6.1.2.1 (1) By achieving a score of 4 or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement Test in English;

R6.1.2.2 (2) By achieving a score of 3 on the College Board Advanced Placement Test in English and taking English 1A-1B for credit or by taking only English 1B for credit;

R6.1.2.3 (3) By achieving a passing score on both parts of the California State University and College English Equivalency Examination (taken prior to July 1, 1993) (Am 30 May 96)

R6.2 Natural sciences and Mathematics: five courses.

R6.2.1 One course must be in the departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics or Statistics.

R6.2.2 One course must be in the biological sciences, chosen from the departments of Biochemistry, Biology, Botany and Plant Sciences, Entomology, Nematology, or Plant Pathology.

R6.2.3 One course must be in the physical sciences, chosen from the departments of Chemistry, Earth Sciences (excluding cultural geography courses), and Physics.

R6.2.4 The two additional courses required may be in any of the departments and programs listed in R6.2.1, R6.2.2, and R6.2.3, or in physical and/or biological science courses offered in the Department Environmental Sciences.

R6.3 Humanities: for the A.B. Degree: five courses for the B.S. Degree: three courses.

R6.3.1 One course must be in world history, taken in the Department of History.

R6.3.2 For the A.B. Degree: one course from (a); and two courses from the following: (b), (c), (d) For the B.S. Degree: one course in one of the following areas:
a) Fine arts, taken in the departments of or programs in Art, Art History, Dance, Media and Cultural Studies, Music, Theatre, or Creative Writing courses in poetry, fiction, or playwriting, or from among courses within these disciplines as designated by the Executive Committee of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. (Am 30 May 96) (Am 31 May 01) (Am 28 May 13)
b) Literature, taken in the departments/programs of English, Comparative Literature and Foreign and Languages, Hispanic Studies, or Media and Cultural Studies, or from among courses within these disciplines as designated by the Executive Committee of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. (Am 28 May 98) (Am 31 May 01) (Am 28 May 13)
c) Philosophy, taken in the Department of Philosophy, or from among courses within these disciplines as designated by the Executive Committee of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. (Am 31 May 01)
d) Religious Studies, taken in the Department of Religious Studies, or from among courses within these disciplines as designated by the Executive Committee of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. (Am 28 Jan 82)(Am 24 May 90)(Ed 30 Jun 91)(Am 21 May 92)(Am 31 May 01)

R6.3.3 The additional required coursework (one course for the A.B. Degree,
one course for the B.S. Degree) may be taken in any of the
departments or programs listed in R6.3.1 and R6.3.2, in a foreign
language at level 3 or higher, or in humanities courses offered by
the following programs:
a) Ethnic Studies
b) Comparative Ancient Civilizations
c) Creative Writing courses in journalism
d) Global Studies
e) Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
f) Latin American Studies
g) Linguistics
h) Media and Cultural Studies
i) Women's Studies
(Am 22 May 86)(Am 24 May 90)(6 Feb 92)(21 May 92)(Am 31 May 01) (Am 28 May 13)

R6.4 Social Sciences: for the A.B. Degree: four courses. for the B.S. Degree: three courses.

R6.4.1 One course must be taken in the departments of Economics or Political Science, or from among courses within these disciplines as designated by the Executive Committee of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. (Am 31 May 01)

R6.4.2 One course must be taken in the departments of Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology, or from among courses within these disciplines as designated by the Executive Committee of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. (Am 31 May 01)

R6.4.3 The additional required coursework (two courses for the A.B.
Degree, one course for the B.S. Degree) may be taken in any of
the departments or programs identified in R6.4.1 and R6.4.2, or in
social-science courses in the following programs:
a) Comparative Ancient Civilizations
b) Ethnic Studies
c) Environmental Sciences
d) Global Studies
e) Human Development
f) Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
g) Media and Cultural Studies
h) Public Policy
i) Women's Studies
(Am 22 May 86)(6 Feb 92)(Ed 94)(Am 28 May 98)(Am 28 May 13)

R6.5 Ethnicity: one course (En 25 May 89)*

R6.5.1 One four-unit course dealing with general concepts and issues in the study of race and ethnicity in California and the United States. Courses that satisfy this requirement must concentrate on one or more of four principal minority groups (African-American, Asian- American, Chicano/Latino, and Native-American). These courses must be comparative in nature, analyzing the minority group experience within the present and historical context of other racial and ethnic groups, such as European-American minorities. The courses are to be offered by or cross-listed with the Program in Ethnic Studies.

R6.5.2 Regardless of the student's college and major, the course may be counted toward the Humanities or the Social Sciences graduation requirements, depending upon the course's content as evaluated by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Executive Committee. (Am 22 May 03)

R6.6 Courses taken in a student's major discipline (including courses cross-listed with the major discipline) may not be applied toward satisfaction of R6.2 to R6.5 (except for History majors in connection with R6.3.1 and for Biology and Neuroscience majors in connection with R6.2.2). However, courses outside the major discipline, but required for the major, may be applied toward satisfaction of these requirements. (Am 2 Jun 83; 25 May 89) (Am 30 May 96) (Am 29 May 97)

R6.6.1 Students who elect a double major may apply courses in one of the two majors toward satisfaction of R6.2, R6.3, R6.4, or R6.5. (Am 25 May 89) (Am 13 Jun 2005)

R6.7 In R6.2, R6.3, and R6.4 any one course may be used to meet only one campus graduation requirement. (Am 25 May 89)

R6.8 In R6.2, R6.3, R6.4 and R6.5, a course is defined to be a block of instruction which carries four or more units of credit. (Am 25 May 89)

R6.9 The Committee on Educational Policy, in consultation with appropriate Academic Senate committees, departments, programs, and administrative officers, will regularly review the classifications of courses in interdisciplinary departments and programs, and will report its findings to the Academic Senate.

R6.10 Graduation requirements in R6.2, R6.3, and R6.4 will become effective July 1, 1982 for entering freshmen, and July 1, 1983 for transfer students.

R6.11 A course which is cross-listed in two or more departments or programs may be applied toward satisfaction of a campus graduation requirement in any one of these fields, irrespective of the course number under which the student formally enrolls for the course.

R6.12 To be awarded the Bachelor's Degree, a student must either (a) meet graduation requirements in the UCR catalog in effect in the year of his/her graduation from the Riverside Campus; or (b) fulfill graduation requirements in one UCR catalog applicable during any of the previous four years in which the student successfully completed at least one quarter or one semester of full-time college-level work, regardless of where matriculated. Upon applying for candidacy, the student must specify the applicable catalog. (En 5 November 87)

R6.12.1 Changes in a curriculum or prerequisite requirements both for courses and majors may not be implemented until the quarter following the publication of the change in the General Catalog unless an exception is approved at the time the change in curriculum or prerequisite requirements is adopted. (En 27 May 2014)

R6.13 (for undergraduates)


In cases of student misconduct, the student’sCollege Executive Committee may defer or withhold his or her degree for a specified period of time. The Dean of Students may recommend such an action to the College Executive Committee.(En May 24, 2011)(Am 19 May 15)

R7 Expected Progress for Undergraduate Students (En 22 May 2007)

R7.1 Expected Progress. A full-time undergraduate student is considered to be making Expected Progress toward a baccalaureate degree if he or she: (Am 22 May 2007)

R7.1.1 passes at least 45 units each academic year,

R7.1.2 declares a major by the time the stu dent earns 90 units, and

R7.1.3 follows a program of study consistent with the requirements of the student's declared major or undeclared student's College or School.

R7.2 Continued Registration. A full-time undergraduate student is considered ineligible for Continued Registration if he or she:

R7.2.1 does not pass at least 37 units in   each academic year, or

R7.2.2 does not complete the requirements as stated above in Sections R7.1.2 and R7.1.3.

R7.3 Failure to Meet Criteria for Continued Registration. Registration of a full-time undergraduate student who is ineligible for Continued Registration under any of the criteria described above in R7.2 shall be at the discretion of the faculty in the student's College or School or Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs in each College or School.

R7.4 Units Passed. For purposes of determining eligibility for Continued     Registration, in addition to units earned by passing regularly enrolled courses, the following defines what shall be counted as units passed.

R7.4.1 Workload only, non-credit courses with passing grades shall be counted as units passed.

R7.4.2 If a student receives a grade of D in a course and then repeats and passes the course, the units from each enrollment shall be counted as units passed during the quarter the course was taken, provided the student has not accumulated more than a total of 16 repeated units. (SR 780.D.4)

R7.4.3 Units earned during a summer session, either at UCR or another accredited school and transferred to UCR, shall be counted as units passed during the academic year immediately preceding the summer session.

R7.4.4 Units passed by examination shall be counted as units passed during the quarter in which the examination was taken.

R7.4.5 Units graded IP (In Progress) shall be counted as units passed.

R7.4.6 Units graded I (Incomplete) are not counted as units passed. When the grade of I is replaced by a passing grade, the units shall be counted toward Expected Progress for the quarter in which the I grade was awarded.

R7.5 Units for Courses Taken at other Institutions. A student is prohibited from obtaining transfer units for courses taken at a non-University of California campus in a quarter during which the student is enrolled as a full-time student at UCR. Summer session course work is exempt from this restriction.

R7.5.1 To request an exception, a petition must be submitted to and approved by the appropriate College or School committee or administrative officer prior to the quarter of concurrent enrollment.

R7.5.2 In those instances where approval has been granted, units earned from courses taken at a non-University of California campus shall be counted toward the Expected Progress in the quarter(s) in which the concurrent enrollment occurred.

R8 Prerequisite Equivalence and Overlap Equivalence for Honors and Corresponding Non-Honors Courses (Am 28 May 13)

R8.1 For purposes of fulfilling prerequisites for other courses and for issues of overlap with other courses, Honors courses and corresponding non-Honors courses are equivalent. (Am 28 May 13)


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