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On Behalf of the Agency for Graduate Concerns and the Graduate Admissions and Graduate Studies Office we Warmly Welcome all New Graduate Students to Florida Atlantic University This Event is Co-Sponsored by AGC and Graduate Admissions/Studies Located in University Center Room 221

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On Behalf of the

Agency for Graduate Concerns

and the Graduate Admissions

and Graduate Studies Office we Warmly Welcome all New Graduate Students to Florida Atlantic University


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This Event is Co-Sponsored by AGC and Graduate Admissions/Studies

Located in University Center

Room 221

agc@fau.edu

561-297-1170

(This is where you would apply for grants to attending conferences or presenting papers!)

Graduate Admissions and

Graduate Studies

Dr. Gary Perry, Dean

Suzette Vandeburg, Director

Located in SU-80 Room 101

561-297-3624

graduate.fau.edu


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FAU Services Admissions/StudiesVisit FAU.EDU for more info.

  • Graduate Admissions graduate.fau.edu

  • Financial Aid www.fau.edu/student/fin_aid.htm

  • Student Employment http://www.fau.edu/finaid/finaid_stdemp.htm

  • Library www.fau.edu/library

  • Multicultural Affairs http://www.fau.edu/student/ma/

  • International students services

    www.fau.edu/student/isss

  • Food Services (561) 297-3548 (Two cafeterias)

  • University Police http://www.fau.edu/student/police/police.htm

  • Traffic and Parking http://parking.fau.edu/map.asp

  • Student Health Services http://www.shs.fau.edu/

  • Counseling Center www.fau.edu/student/counsel

  • Students with Disabilities http://www.osd.fau.edu/


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ACADEMIC POLICIES Admissions/Studiesand PROCEDURES

An Overview of Important Information for Graduate Students

(Graduate Catalog and Graduate Policy and Procedures Manual is currently being updated- visit the web for the most up-to-date version)


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CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT Admissions/Studies

  • At least one credit during at least two semesters (fall, spring, or summer) of every academic year in order to remain eligible for the degree.

  • If continuous enrollment is not maintained, catalog requirements for degree are no longer binding.

  • If not enrolled continuously, requirements will be based on the catalog in effect when the student re-enters.


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REGISTRATION Admissions/Studies

  • Web registration is preferred method of registering. https://oasis1.fau.edu/ia-bin/ahomepg.htm

  • The on-line schedule of courses shows course availability.

  • Early registration = greater course availability

  • Administrative holds - cleared prior to registering.

  • Pay tuition by 1/18/200 to avoid any late fees ($125).

  • Late drop/add period runs through January 17; all courses are fee liable after this date.


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GRADE POINT AVERAGES (GPAs) Admissions/Studies

  • Computation of GPA:

    • Computed by dividing the sum of all grade points earned by the total number of credits in all courses for which grades of A through D- or F have been received.

Plus/Minus Grading System

S/U grading for thesis/dissertation


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SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE Admissions/Studies

  • To remain in good standing, graduate students must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA on all work attempted by the end of the second term of enrollment and all subsequent terms.

  • Minimum GPA required for a degree is 3.0 (some programs require higher GPAs for continuation and graduation).


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UNSATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE Admissions/Studies

  • DISMISSAL

    • A student who ceases to be in good academic standing must attain a 3.0 cumulative average within the next two in which enrolled, including summer semesters. Further registration as a degree-seeking graduate student will not be permitted unless cumulative average is above a 3.0.


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ACADEMIC PETITION PROCESS Admissions/Studies

  • Students may appeal academic requirements or regulations that they believe are causing them particular hardship.

    • Hardship usually considered a situation over which the student has no control.

    • Does not include grievances against instructors or financial matters.

    • Initiate petition with academic department of your major.


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Honor Code, Academic Irregularities, and Student’s Academic Grievances:

  • To assure academic integrity, the Honor Code requires a faculty member, student, or staff member to notify an instructor when there is reason to believe an academic irregularity is occurring in a course.


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Honor Code, Academic Irregularities, and Student’s Academic Grievances(continued):

  • Irregularities include improper assistance on an examination or assignment and plagiarism.

  • Instructors required to investigate charges of academic irregularities and take appropriate action.

  • Student appeals Instructor’s actions to the Department Chair, Dean, college faculty-student council, and to Provost on grounds specified in the Student Handbook.


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Requires official protocol approval of the IRB Academic Grievances

before collection of data (file form with Sponsored Research (561) 297-2310). http://www.fau.edu/dsr/irb_faq5.htm

Consult with your academic advisor.

Human Subjects, Animal Subjects, Boating/Diving,

Hazardous Chemicals, Infectious Agents, Recombinant DNA, Radioactive Material, X-Rays, or Lasers.

Intellectual Property – creation of works and inventions

Research Compliance& Intellectual Property


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CHANGE OF ADDRESS Academic Grievances

  • Please submit all address changes to the Office of the Registrar

  • Address changes can be sent via e-mail to: http://www.fau.edu/academic/admissions/AddressChange.htm

  • As 8/1/2004, all students are required to maintain an FAU e-mail account. Visithttp://www.fau.edu/aboutfau/email_policy.htmlfor more information


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QUESTIONS??? Academic Grievances

  • What courses to take?

    • Ask academic advisor.

  • Problems with a course, policy?

    • See Professor, then Graduate Director or Chair, then Dean.

  • Other questions, contact Graduate Admissions and Graduate Studies at 561-297-3624.


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GET INVOLVED Academic Grievances

  • Student Development & Activities (clubs and organizations)

  • Student Government

  • University Press (newspaper); WOWL (radio)

  • Campus Recreation

  • FAU Athletics (Owl Card = admission to FAU athletic events!)

  • Other Student Organizations include:

    • Agency for Graduate Concerns

    • Graduate Grant Committees

    • Graduate Student Association

  • Campus Volunteer Center

  • Student Alumni Association


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Thank you for your time. Academic Grievances We wish you an enjoyable graduate experience at Florida Atlantic University.


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