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Unformatted text preview: Courses, Degree Requirements, Faculty and General Information 2016 - 2017 Graduate Catalog The choice is clear. • 281-283-2500 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058 G RA DUATE C A TAL OG 2016-2017 VOLUME 43 PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: This publication is available on the internet at: or by request to the Office of Admissions UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE 2700 Bay Area Boulevard Houston, Texas 77058-1098 Telephone: 281-283-2500 Important dates are available at: 2| UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE GRADUATE CATALOG 2016-2017 T ABLE OF C ONTENTS Directory .......................................................................................................................................... 18 Directions ......................................................................................................................................... 20 The University .................................................................................................................................. 21 Overview .............................................................................................................................. 21 A Metropolitan University........................................................................................ 21 Establishment of UHCL........................................................................................... 21 Creation of UHCL Pearland Campus ....................................................................... 22 Accreditations .......................................................................................................... 22 Governance .............................................................................................................. 23 The Campus ............................................................................................................ 23 University Services ................................................................................................................ 24 Alfred R. Neumann Library...................................................................................... 24 Computing and Telecommunications....................................................................... 24 UHCL Alumni Association ...................................................................................... 25 University Police ...................................................................................................... 25 Parking .................................................................................................................... 25 New Student Admissions .................................................................................................................. 26 General Information ............................................................................................................. 26 Admission Statuses ................................................................................................... 26 Application Fees ....................................................................................................... 27 Graduate Application Deadlines ............................................................................... 27 Admission Policies and Procedures ........................................................................................ 29 Transcripts and Records Information ....................................................................... 29 Admissions Communications ................................................................................... 30 Admission Requirements .......................................................................................... 31 Readmission or Status Change Process...................................................................... 36 Graduate Transfer Credit Information...................................................................... 36 International Admissions and Programs............................................................................................. 38 General Information ............................................................................................................. 38 International Admissions ...................................................................................................... 38 Application Fees ....................................................................................................... 38 Application Deadlines .............................................................................................. 38 Admissions Requirements......................................................................................... 39 Admission Procedures .............................................................................................. 39 Examinations for Graduate Candidacies ................................................................... 40 Notification of Admission ........................................................................................ 40 Applicants with Pending Bachelor Degrees ............................................................... 40 Non-Degree-Seeking Status ...................................................................................... 41 TABLE OF CONTENTS |3 Graduate Transient Status ........................................................................................ 41 International Conditional Admission........................................................................ 41 Transcripts and Records Information .................................................................................... 41 Applicants with Both US and International Documentation ..................................... 41 International Transcript and Document Requirements ............................................. 41 English Proficiency Requirements for Students Educated Outside of the United States ................................................................................................................................ 42 Procedure to Apply for an English Proficiency Waiver .............................................. 42 Changing Careers or Enrollment Status .................................................................... 43 Other Policies Applicable for International Students ............................................................. 43 Transfer-In Policy .................................................................................................... 43 Health Insurance ...................................................................................................... 43 Check-In .................................................................................................................. 44 International Student Orientation ............................................................................ 44 Co-Enrollment (International Students) ................................................................... 44 Study Abroad Programs ........................................................................................................ 44 Financial Aid..................................................................................................................................... 45 Financial Aid Programs ......................................................................................................... 45 Qualifying for Financial Aid Programs ..................................................................... 45 Applying for Financial Aid ....................................................................................... 45 Awarding of Aid ....................................................................................................... 46 E-mail as Official Communication ........................................................................... 46 Disbursement of Funds ............................................................................................ 47 Criteria for Satisfactory Academic Progress ............................................................... 47 Financial Aid Policy for Students Withdrawing from the University ......................... 49 Dropping From a Class but Retaining Half-Time Status .......................................... 49 College Work Study ................................................................................................. 49 Exit Interview ........................................................................................................... 50 State Waivers and Exemptions .............................................................................................. 50 Scholarships .......................................................................................................................... 50 Enrollment Status ................................................................................................................. 51 Veteran Services ................................................................................................................................ 52 Satisfactory Academic Progress for veteran benefits................................................................ 52 Enrollment Status ................................................................................................................. 52 Hazlewood Act ..................................................................................................................... 53 Hazlewood Exemption Deadline ........................................................................................... 54 Tuition and Fees ............................................................................................................................... 55 E-Mail as Official Communication ....................................................................................... 55 Definitions and Regulations .................................................................................................. 55 Tuition ................................................................................................................................. 55 4| UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE GRADUATE CATALOG 2016-2017 Tuition Residence Regulations and Appeals .............................................................. 55 General Residency Requirements .............................................................................. 56 Fees ...................................................................................................................................... 56 Student Service Fee .................................................................................................. 56 Reinstatement Fee .................................................................................................... 56 Recreation and Wellness Facility Fee ........................................................................ 56 Academic Record Fee ............................................................................................... 57 Orientation Fee ........................................................................................................ 57 Tuition Designated Fee ............................................................................................ 57 Parking Fee .............................................................................................................. 57 Information Resource Fee......................................................................................... 57 Extended Access and Support Fee ............................................................................. 57 Student Center Fee .................................................................................................. 57 Designated Differential Tuition................................................................................ 58 College of Education Doctoral Program ................................................................... 58 International Education Fee ..................................................................................... 58 Graduate Programs Research Capability Fee (BUS) .................................................. 58 BUS Computer Support Fee .................................................................................... 58 Credit Card Processing Fee....................................................................................... 58 Schedule of Charges and Special Fees .................................................................................... 58 Special Fees .............................................................................................................. 59 Tuition and Fee Schedule for Graduate Students .................................................................. 61 Fee Schedule Codes .................................................................................................. 61 Rebates or Exemptions from Tuition and Fees ...................................................................... 62 Payment Plans Available for payment of Tuition and Fees ..................................................... 63 Installment Plan ....................................................................................................... 63 Short Term Loan ..................................................................................................... 63 Vocational Rehabilitation ..................................................................................................... 63 Refund Policies ..................................................................................................................... 63 Refunds on Withdrawals .......................................................................................... 63 Refunds on Dropped Courses ................................................................................... 65 Payment Agreement .............................................................................................................. 65 Student Financial Responsibility ........................................................................................... 65 Registration and Records Services ...................................................................................................... 66 Registration .......................................................................................................................... 66 Degree-Seeking Versus Non-Degree-Seeking Status .................................................. 66 Availability of Courses .............................................................................................. 66 Class Enrollment ...................................................................................................... 66 Time Conflict Enrollment ........................................................................................ 66 Automatic Enrollment-Master's Option Course Work ............................................. 67 TABLE OF CONTENTS |5 Late Registration ...................................................................................................... 67 Census Date ............................................................................................................. 67 Registration Discrepancies ........................................................................................ 67 Cancellation of Registration ..................................................................................... 67 Auditing Courses...................................................................................................... 67 Academic Record Services ..................................................................................................... 68 Academic Record Changes ....................................................................................... 68 Personal Information Changes .................................................................................. 68 Transcripts ............................................................................................................... 68 Enrollment and Degree Verifications ........................................................................ 69 Student Notification of Rights under FERPA ........................................................... 69 Student Services ................................................................................................................................ 73 Office of the Associate Vice President ................................................................................... 73 Career Services ...................................................................................................................... 74 Career Services ......................................................................................................... 74 Counseling Services .............................................................................................................. 74 Counseling Services .................................................................................................. 74 Dean of Students .................................................................................................................. 75 Student Assistance Center ........................................................................................ 75 Student Advocacy ..................................................................................................... 75 Student Travel Policy ............................................................................................... 75 Disability Services ................................................................................................................. 76 Health Services ..................................................................................................................... 76 Intercultural Student Services................................................................................................ 76 Women’s and LGBT Services ................................................................................... 77 Cultural Competency for Leaders, Social Justice, and Safe Zone Training ................. 77 Math Center ......................................................................................................................... 77 Orientation and New Student Programs ............................................................................... 78 Student Conference for Research and Creative Arts ............................................................... 78 Student Housing .................................................................................................................. 78 Student Life .......................................................................................................................... 79 Student Organizations and Student Government Association ................................... 79 Activities & Spirit Programs ..................................................................................... 79 Campus Recreation .................................................................................................. 79 Honor Societies ........................................................................................................ 79 Student Publications ............................................................................................................. 80 Student Success Center ......................................................................................................... 80 Writing Center ..................................................................................................................... 81 General Program Requirements ......................................................................................................... 82 Student Responsibility .......................................................................................................... 82 6| UNIVERSITY OF HOU...
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