Regulations

University Regulations

For information about university regulations, see Regulations or visit the University of Kansas Policy Library.

Academic Forgiveness

Academic forgiveness does not apply in the School of Nursing.

Change of School

To change from one school to another, you must submit a Change of School form in the dean’s office of the school you plan to enter. Follow the deadlines on the form.

Admission is competitive and occurs once each year, in fall semester. Applications are due by October 15 of the year before beginning classes.

Credit/No Credit

A Credit/No Credit option is available to all degree-seeking undergraduates. You may enroll in one course a semester under the option, if the course is not in your major or minor. For more information, visit the KU Policy Library.

Warning: Certain undesirable consequences may result from exercising the option. Some schools, scholarship committees, and honorary societies do not accept this grading system and convert grades of No Credit to F when computing grade-point averages.

Grading

Courses in which grades of D and F are earned do not count toward graduation.

Graduation with Distinction and Highest Distinction

Students who rank in the upper 10 percent of their graduating class may graduate with distinction. The upper third of those awarded distinction may graduate with highest distinction. The list is compiled each spring and includes July, December, and May graduates.

Honor Roll

Students with grade-point averages of 3.5 who have completed at least 12 hours are recognized on the honor roll or dean’s list in fall and spring. An Honor Roll notation appears on the transcript.

Honors Graduates

For students who complete the school’s honors program, designation of honors appears on the transcript.

Independent Study Through KU Continuing Education

Students may complete up to 31 hours of Independent Study through KU Continuing Education, credit-by-examination, and/or extension courses.

Probation

Probation

Students whose grade-point averages fall below 2.0 for the semester are placed on probation. The associate dean of student affairs notifies the student by letter. It is the student’s responsibility to seek a conference with the student affairs advisor. The student and the student affairs advisor assess the situation jointly and make appropriate recommendations.

Return to Good Standing

A student remains on probation until completion of the next term in which the student is enrolled full time. (Full-time enrollment is 12 hours or more; full-time summer session enrollment is 6 hours or more.) To be removed from probation, a part-time student must maintain a 2.0 grade-point average in the next 12 semester hours of enrollment. Only courses required for the nursing major (junior/senior course work) apply toward the required grade-point average for removal from probation. If the student attains a grade-point average higher than 2.0 in the probationary semester, the student is removed from probation. No student may graduate with a nursing grade-point average lower than 2.0 or an overall grade-point average lower than 2.0.

Dismissal

If the student does not attain a grade-point average higher than 2.0 in the probationary semester, the student is dismissed for academic reasons. One nursing course may be repeated one time only if necessary to earn the minimum grade of C or S. Failure to achieve a minimum grade of C or S in two nursing courses or one repeated nursing course results in the student’s dismissal.

Repetition of Courses

For admission to the school, grades in all courses taken and retaken are included in the grade-point average. All grades are considered for calculation of honors and awards.

Transfer of Credit

CredTran is a transfer course equivalency system that lists more than 2,200 colleges and universities from which KU has accepted transfer courses in the past. If your school or course is not listed, your evaluation will be completed when you are admitted to KU.

Only transfer grades of C or higher apply toward graduation at KU.

University Regulations

For information about university regulations, see Regulations or visit the University of Kansas Policy Library.

Academic Forgiveness

Academic forgiveness does not apply in the School of Nursing.

Credit/No Credit

Graduate students may select the Credit/No Credit option for courses that do not fulfill a degree requirement, but this option may be limited in certain programs. Students should follow the policy outlined in the University Senate Rules and Regulations, Section 2, article 2.27, and contact the department or program for more information.

Contact Info

School of Nursing

KU Medical Center, G020 School of Nursing Building
Mail Stop 2029, 3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-1619
913-588-1615
913-588-7963
soninfo@kumc.edu
http://nursing.kumc.edu
Debra J. Ford, Associate Dean, Student Affairs
913-588-1619
dford@kumc.edu

School of Nursing

KU Medical Center, G020 School of Nursing Building
Mail Stop 2029, 3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-1619
913-588-1615
913-588-7963
soninfo@kumc.edu
http://www2.kumc.edu/son/
Debra Ford, Associate Dean, Student Affairs
913-588-1619
dford@kumc.edu
Debbie Stratton, Graduate Recruiter
913-588-1619
dstratton@kumc.edu
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