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PPR2 REGISTRATION AND COURSEWORK

PPR2.1 ACADEMIC ADVISOR

PPR2.1.1 The School of Public Policy, hereafter referred to as School, will assign an academic advisor to each of their majors and will require students to obtain the academic advisor's signature before submitting an academic petition. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.2 STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

PPR2.2.1 Students should plan their program of studies carefully in consultation with their academic advisor. They should go to the Chair of their program with any irregularities in the program that may require special approval. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all requirements for graduation are satisfied.(En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.2.2 Withdrawal from any course or a change in enrollment after the deadlines published in the Schedule of Classes requires the approval of the Chair of the student's program. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.3 REGISTRATION/ENROLLMENT REGULATION

PPR2.3.1 The confirmation of classes is a student’s selection of courses to be pursued in any term. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.3.2 Each term, students are required to register and enroll by the date set by the campus. Selection of courses must be approved by the academic advisor if this is required by the School. Students who do not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from the course. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.3.3 A student is expected to make regular progress toward the degree. For undergraduate students, enrollment in less than 12 units must have the approval of the Chair of the student’s program. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.3.4 Any addition that would increase the student's academic load to more than 20 units must also be approved by the student's academic advisor. An undergraduate student on probation may not enroll in more than 17 units without the consent of the student's academic advisor. An undergraduate who is subject to dismissal may not enroll in more than 15 units without the consent of the student's academic advisor. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.3.5 After on-line enrollment in classes is closed, students may request changes in courses by formal petition. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.3.6 A student may add a course up to the end of the second full week of instruction. Courses may be added until the end of the third week of instruction with the consent of the instructor and academic advisor. No course may be added after third week without approval of the Chair of the student's program (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.3.7.1 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 academic advisor. No course may be dropped after week 6 without approval of the Chair of the student's program. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.3.7.2 Any withdrawal which would reduce the undergraduate student's academic load to less than 12 units must be approved by the chair of the student's program. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.3.7.3 In the School of Public Policy, instructors can enforce policies in which students may be required to forfeit their seats in particular courses by removing students' names from the roster after the first full week of classes and up to the end of the second full week of instruction if students do not meet attendance requirements approved by the Executive Committee of the School of Public Policy, hereafter referred to as Executive Committee, or course syllabi. A student who is removed from a course roster for not meeting attendance requirements will not be allowed to continue in that course and will receive an "F" or an "NC" unless the student formally drops the class. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.3.7.4 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 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.3.8 With approval of the Chair of the student's program, students may withdraw from the University up until the last day of instruction. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.3.9 Any changes in a student's schedule of classes not covered by the above regulations must have the approval of the Chair of the student's program. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.4 MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

PPR2.4.1 A major shall consist of no fewer than 36 and no more than 72 upper-division units. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.4.2 Candidates for the B.A. degree may not receive more than 80 units of credit toward the degree for work taken in the major discipline (i.e., students must take at least 100 units outside the major discipline) (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.4.3 A student may elect a second (or third) major in a department or program of another college. In such cases, the student must complete all course requirements for each of the two (or three) majors chosen and must complete a minimum of 36 upper division units (BA degree) or 40 upper division units (BS degree) in each of the chosen areas. Up to 8 units in courses acceptable for the two (or three) majors may be counted toward the 40 upper division units required for each major. Where the multiple major offers the same degree and includes departments or programs in more than one college or school, students will be expected to satisfy the college/school requirements of the college/school of their choice. If the multiple majors include different degrees, the college/school breadth requirements for each degree designation must be satisfied. If the multiple majors lead to different degrees (BA and BS) it will be noted on the transcript. A declaration of two (or three) majors requires the approval of the Dean of the student's program of the colleges/school concerned and filed by the students with their chosen college/school. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.4.4 All courses in the major must be completed in regular or summer session at UCR. Exceptions to this policy must have the approval of the student's program Chair. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.4.5 A student may transfer from one major to another by filing a change of major petition which requires the approval of the academic advisor and Chair of the student's program. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.4.6 Transfer students must complete a minimum of 16 upper-division units in their major on the Riverside campus for the bachelor's degree. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.4.7 A grade point average of at least 2.00 in upper division courses taken in the field of the major is required for graduation. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.5 CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

PPR2.5.1 A student who wishes to have the privilege of examination for degree credit must be in residence and in good academic standing. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.5.2 A student may take examinations for degree credit in courses offered in the School, without formally enrolling in them with the exception of English composition courses. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.5.3 Arrangements for examinations for degree credit must be made in advance with the Chair of the student's program of the school and (where the student's major department requires it) with the student's academic advisor. The approval of the Chair of the student's program, the instructor who is appointed to give the examination, and the academic advisor (where required by the major department) are necessary before the examination may be given. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.5.4 The results of all examinations for degree credit, either with grades or with a satisfactory/no credit report, are entered upon the student's record in the same manner as they are entered in regular courses of instruction. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.6 UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT FOR GRADUATE COURSES

PPR2.6.1 A student who has a grade point average of at least 3.00 in all courses taken in the University, or who has shown exceptional ability in a special field and received approval by the academic advisor, may take a graduate course for undergraduate credit, with the permission of the instructor concerned, within the limitations specified by Systemwide Regulation 740. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.7 ENROLLMENT ON A SATISFACTORY/NO CREDIT BASIS

PPR2.7.1 An undergraduate student in good academic standing 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. This same limitation applies to courses that are only graded Satisfactory/No Credit. Units completed on another campus of the University by a Riverside undergraduate enrolled as an intercampus visitor are considered Riverside work for the purposes of this regulation. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.7.1.1 Courses which are required in or prerequisite to the undergraduate student's major subject may not be taken on a Satisfactory/No Credit basis unless approved by the Chair of the student's program. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.7.1.2 Limited status or special status students may take courses on a Satisfactory/No Credit basis only with the approval of the Chair of the student's program in which they are enrolled. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.7.2 Units earned on a Satisfactory/No Credit basis will be counted in satisfaction of degree requirements, but such courses will be disregarded in determining the student's grade point average. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.7.3 Students are permitted to add Satisfactory/No Credit their schedule of classes or delete Satisfactory/No Credit from their schedule of classes until the end of the eighth week of instruction. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.8 MINORS

PPR2.8.1 A disciplinary minor is a subset of courses selected from a non- interdisciplinary major. It is proposed by the sponsoring department or program and approved by the Executive Committee, the Faculty, the Committee on Educational Policy and the Academic Senate. Among these courses must be a sufficient number (totaling 16 units) selected from courses accepted for the major. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.8.2 An interdisciplinary minor is a set of courses focused on an interdisciplinary thematic area, proposed by the Executive Committee, and approved by the Faculty, the Committee on Educational Policy and the Academic Senate. Each minor is to be supervised by a representative committee of at least four Faculty members. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.8.3 A minor shall consist of no fewer than 16 and no more than 28 units of organized upper- division coursework. No overlap may occur among courses used to satisfy upper-division course requirements for a major and a minor. A minor may use up to one upper-division course in the major discipline for minors requiring 16 units and up to two upper-division courses in the major discipline for minors requiring 20 units or more provided that the courses are not also applied to the major. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.8.4 A grade point average of at least 2.00 in upper division courses taken in the field of the minor is required for graduation. (En 4 Dec 2018)

PPR2.8.5 Courses in the minor may be applied toward college/School breadth requirements. (En 4 Dec 2018)


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