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200 - Academic, Grant and Research

200 - Academic, Grant and Research Policies

200.1 Grading System and Grade Point Average

Grades shall be assigned to all students taking any graded course. A grade point average will be calculated for each student for each term and a cumulative grade point average for all graded courses taken at The University of Montana Western shall be calculated.

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200.2 Advanced Placement Program (AP)

The University of Montana Western allows the awarding of college credit to individuals who pass Advanced Placement Examinations (AP) with a score of 3 or higher.

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200.3 College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The University of Montana Western allows awarding of college credit to individuals who successfully attempt College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests.

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200.4 Student Academic Freedom

The University of Montana Western has established regulations by which its members must abide and procedures by which its organizations function in order to provide a campus atmosphere conducive to the intellectual and personal development of all members of the UMW community.

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200.5 Classification of Students

The University of Montana Western established certain criteria for classification of students.

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200.6 Add/Withdraw

The University of Montana Western has a process for officially adding a class, dropping a class, or withdrawal from all classes at the institution.

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200.7 Hold Harmless

The University of Montana Western administration and faculty agree that students will be held harmless for absences due to University sanctioned activities in so far as possible.

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200.8 Academic Appeals

The University of Montana Western has established regulations by which its members must abide and procedures by which its organizations function. These regulations are necessary to provide a campus atmosphere conducive to the intellectual and personal development of all members of the UMW community.

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200.9 Grade Appeal, University Policy Grievance, and Concerns about Faculty or Administration

The University of Montana Western has established regulations by which its members must abide and procedures by which its organizations function. These regulations are necessary to provide a campus atmosphere conducive to the intellectual and personal development of all members of the UMW community.

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201.1 Outreach Program

The University of Montana Western, through its School of Outreach, provides continuing education programs consisting of night and weekend classes, summer school, online classes, and extension classes in various communities throughout Montana.

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201.10 Posthumous Degree

In exceptional circumstances, The University of Montana Western may award degrees posthumously.

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203.1 Student Enrollment and Attendance

Students at the University of Montana Western enroll on a semester basis and are expected to register (including paying tuition and fees) prior to the start of the term for all classes they plan to complete during that term and, once registered, to actively participate in learning activities associated with courses in which they are enrolled. Based on this policy, the following procedures will enable university officials to determine the enrollment status of students.

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204.1 Textbook Adoption

The University of Montana Western will follow all applicable state and federal policies with regard to providing textbook information to students.

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205.1 Military Credit Policy

The University of Montana Western will endeavor to accept the maximum number of military credits per applicant. The campus follows board of regent policy 301.5 (E) and accepts credits for prior military courses and training for credit as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE).

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