Student Status

CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS

Students are classified by the Registrar's Office based on their program, degree sought, and cumulative credit hours.

UNDERGRADUATE  CLASSIFICATIONS

Undergraduates Completing Degrees:  (Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science)

Class 1. FRESHMAN: having less than 30 semester hours.

Class 2. SOPHOMORE: 30-59 semester hours.

Class 3. JUNIOR: 60-89 semester hours.

Class 4. SENIOR: 90 or more semester hours.

 

Undergraduates Not Completing a Degree

Class 5. POST-BACCALAUREATE:  Students pursuing a specific course of study, but not earning a degree such as student who has a bachelor's degree and is completing the requirements for another major or minor subsequent to graduation, or completing courses for teacher certification.

Class 6. SPECIAL STATUS: Students taking courses not intended to apply to any degree or program who have been admitted to take one or more classes for a specific academic year, and not expected to continue the next year.  To continue in Special status for more than two semesters, or earn more than 12 semester hours, requires approval from the registrar each year.

Class 8. VISITOR: Transient students taking courses intended to transfer to another institution’s degree program.

Class 9. AUDITOR:  Approved to attend non-activity classes for no academic credit.   See audit policy under Academic Policies section.

 

ASBURY ACADEMY: Dual enrollment high school students

Class A. High school students in dual enrollment from public or private high schools.

Class B. High school students in dual enrollment from home school high schools.

When an Academy student continues as a degree seeking student after high school graduation all credits earned in the Academy will apply towards the degree hours and requirements.

 

GRADUATE CLASSIFICATIONS

Graduates Completing Degrees - proceeding towards an initial master’s level degree

Class 5. GRADUATE:  Student who has a bachelor's degree and is earning credits to complete an initial master’s level degree.

 

Graduates Not Completing an initial master’s degree

Class 6. SPECIAL STATUS: Students taking courses not intended to apply to any degree or program. 

Class 7. CERTIFICATION ONLY & ADDITIONAL DEGREE. Students in this category hold a master’s degree, and intend to complete the requirements for additional certification or additional degree in a graduate program.

Class 8. VISITOR: Transient students taking a graduate course to transfer to another institution.

Class 9. AUDITOR:  Approved to attend non-activity classes for no academic credit.   See audit policy under Academic Policies section.

 

STUDENT ACADEMIC FULL TIME LOAD

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • 12 or more hours a semester is considered full-time for all undergraduates. The normal, expected academic load is 15-17 semester hours. 
  • Students with a GPA below 2.75 are not permitted to register over 17 hours. 
  • Traditional undergraduate students are not permitted to take more than 19 semester hours. 
  • APS undergraduate students are not permitted to take more than 21 semester hours.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • 9 or more hours a semester is considered full-time for all graduate programs.  The normal academic load varies by specific graduate program.

 

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT (MINMUM SEMESTERS ENROLLED AT ASBURY)

FOR ALL UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

To earn undergraduate Degrees at Asbury University candidates must satisfy the following three criteria:

1. Associate’s degree candidates must complete their final two full-time semesters at Asbury University.

Bachelor’s degree candidates must be registered at Asbury at least three sequential semesters (excluding summer) as a full-time student each semester, including two semesters as a senior.  Exceptions: students completing a Pre-Nursing major or Engineering Math (UK) major.  These must meet the residency in the three semesters prior to finishing program off campus.

B. Seniors must complete 12 out of their final 21 semester hours at Asbury University using no more than 9 credits elsewhere to finish after ending Asbury enrollment.

C. Complete at least 50% of each of their majors’ and minors’ requirements with courses at Asbury.

D. Bachelor’s degree candidates must complete a minimum of 49 hours in courses at Asbury University (may not count institutional credit).  Associate’s degree candidates must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at Asbury University for the degree.

 

Graduate Program Time Limitation

A master’s degree should be completed within five years from the time of start in the specific graduate program.  Students taking longer must apply through their program director to extend their academic time.

 

 

MAJOR AND MINOR FIELDS

All students receiving a degree must have a major or program. Students are not required to have a minor. 

It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements are met.

 

1. The requirements for graduation for any chosen major are listed in this Bulletin and on the major/minor sheets which are available online at:

      http://www.asbury.edu/offices/registrar

2. Majors and minors must be officially declared to be listed on the student’s record and official graduation record.

3. To declare, change, drop or add a major or minor students must contact the Registrar’s Office.

4a. Undergraduate Students are expected to declare a major by the beginning of the junior year (60 hours completed). 

4b. Associate degrees, the Liberal Arts major, must be declared before the end of the sophomore year or before 60 hours are completed.

5. Fifty percent of all major or minor requirements must be completed at Asbury University.

6. To graduate with a major or minor on the official transcript all such must be officially declared in the registrar’s office by February 1of the student’s commencement year.  After that, second majors and minors may be dropped in order to graduate, but no new minors or majors may be added. One major is required for the BA or BS degree.

7. To graduate and commence with an associate’s degree on the official transcript all such must be officially declared in the registrar’s office by February 1of that commencement year.

 

2013-14 BULLETIN  08/14/2013