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2020-2021 Springfield College Catalog 
2020-2021 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Policies

Academic life at Springfield College is governed by a series of policies and regulations that ensure consistency and permit fairness to all students. These policies are under the auspices of the Office of Academic Affairs. They are managed by the Office of the Registrar which is responsible for preparing class schedules, enrolling students in courses, and compiling and maintaining grade reports and records.  Student’s transcripts and certifying eligibility for loans take place at the Office of the Registrar, which is located on the first floor of the Administration Building.

Academic policies apply to all students enrolled for the current academic year.  Specific program requirements and course descriptions apply to entering matriculated students for the duration of their enrollment as degree-seeking students.

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This document contains information about the following topics:

Academic Classifications  

Academic Credit  

Academic Grievance Policy (Grade Appeal)  

Academic Honesty and Integrity  

Academic Honors  

Academic Load  

Academic Progress - Graduate  

Academic Progress - Undergraduate   

Adding and Dropping Courses  

Audit Policy  

Cancellation of Classes  

Catalog Year   

Calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA)  

Change of Major  

Class Attendance Policy  

College Consortium Agreements  


Continuous Registration   

Course Numbering System  

Course Overload  

Course Registration  

Course Withdrawal   

Credit by Examination   

Credit Hour Definitions   

Credit Pending Grade  

Cross Registration for courses between Regional Campuses, Online, and Main Campus  

Dean’s List  

Exiting the College  

Grade Change  

Grade Policy  

Graduate Credits taken as an Undergraduate  

Incomplete Grades  

International Baccalaureate coursework  

Late Registration  

Non-Matriculated Students  

Pass-Fail Grading  

Permanent Incomplete Grades  

Posthumous Degree  

Prior Learning Assessment Policy  

Repeating a Course  

Residency Credit Requirement  

Second Bachelor’s Degree  

Student Records  

Study Abroad  

Transcript of Academic Work  

Transfer Credit