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Full time is 12 credits or more. While you are not required by UCD to be a full-time student, attending less than full time can affect your financial aid, scholarships, veterans’ benefits and being covered by family insurance.
All students must complete 120 credits that consist of:
(1) general education requirements -- known as the UCD core curriculum and CLAS graduation requirements)
(2) a major
(3) general electives --if the first two categories don’t add up to 120 credits.
A minor is optional. A student is also required to complete 45 upper-division credits (3000 or higher level; part of the 120 credits) and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Students in CLAS classes may be awarded an incomplete grade ("I") only if the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) student successfully completes 75% of course
(2) student has special circumstances that precluded the completion of graded assignments
(3) the missed assignments are to be completed with the original instructor
(4) course grade is determined using original grade combined with missed assignments.
***Please be aware that not all faculty award incompletes.***
IMPORTANT: If the student is unable to complete the class within a year, the "I"will be changed to an "F" on the student's transcript.
See further information here.
Students have the right to appeal a grade. The first step is to discuss your grade with your professor. It is possible that an error was recorded that can be easily resolved by talking with your professor. If the situation is not resolved, then you can speak with the chair of the department. If there is still no resolution, you can submit a petition to the Academic Standards Committee for review. See your academic advisor for more detail about this process.
For general information on transfer credits, please see Transferring Credits From Other Institutions.
Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credits are considered transfer credits. Please visit the CLAS website under Earned Credit for additional details.
Grade point averages (GPA) don’t transfer from schools outside the University of Colorado system. However, if you are transferring from another UC school (Boulder or Colorado Springs), your UCD GPA will include this coursework at other UC schools.
Yes. You can attend other UC schools by completing a concurrent registration form.
UCD has an agreement with Metropolitan State College of Denver for you to register directly into certain Metro classes (Metro Pooled Classes).
UCD students can also register for approved community college classes through a process known as interinstitutional registration. You will also need to complete an interinstitutional application.
Please see your academic advisor if you have questions about taking classes at another institution outside UCD and how these classes may be able to transfer back to UCD and apply to your degree.
You declare your major by completing a declaration of major/minor form, which you can obtain from the CLAS advising office, NC 4002.
A double major is two majors, but one degree (both BA or both BS), and could possibly be completed within the 120-credit minimum. A double degree consists of a minimum of 150 credits and is required when pursuing a BA and BS degree, or a degree in both CLAS and a degree in another college at UCD (such as arts and media, business, engineering, public affairs, etc.)
Sixty (60) hours is the maximum allowed from community colleges. Ninety (90) hours is the total maximum allowed.
Regardless of the number of hours you have completed prior to coming to UCD, you must complete a minimum of 30 hours in residence.
The Sociology and English Writing majors have been designed to allow you to take all your MAJOR classes online, but this isn't necessarily true for the rest of your required classes. While many classes are available online, you might not be able to complete all 120 hours for graduation through online courses.
Departmental Honors (known as "Latin honors": cum laude, summa cum laude, magna cum laude) are determined by your major department. Contact your Major Advisor for details.
College honors ("graduating with distinction") is awarded to students completing their last 45 credit hours in CLAS with a 3.75 GPA. You will be sent a letter your final semester with directions for picking up your honnors cords for graduation if you receive college honors.
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