CATALOG_Undergraduate_1920_update_91019.pdf - 1 CATALOG 2019-2020 THE UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE 48380 U.S Hwy 52 N Misenheimer NC 28109 PHONE 704-463-1360

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Unformatted text preview: 1 CATALOG 2019-2020 THE UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE 48380 U.S. Hwy 52 N Misenheimer, NC 28109 PHONE: 704-463-1360 FAX: 704-463-1363 Accreditation Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Pfeiffer University. This Catalog is not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between a student and Pfeiffer University. The information in this catalog applies to the academic year 2019-2020 and is accurate and current, to the best of Pfeiffer’s knowledge, as of July 2019. Pfeiffer University reserves the right to change fees, programs of study, academic requirements, faculty, the academic calendar, and other items described herein without prior notice, in accordance with established procedures. 2 Notice of Compliance with Federal Law TITLE IX Pfeiffer University is committed to providing equal access to its educational programs, activities, and facilities to all otherwise qualified students without discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. An equal opportunity employer, Pfeiffer affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq). Pfeiffer University prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment. For student-related disability discrimination concerns, contact the disability services coordinator, 704-463-3366. For all other concerns, including any arising under Title IX, contact the director of human resources, who is also Pfeiffer’s Title IX Coordinator, 704-463-3067. TITLE VII Pfeiffer University employs individuals and admits students of any race, color, or national origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other university administered programs. Furthermore, Pfeiffer University trustees have determined that students not be denied admission, rights, privileges, programs, or activities on the basis of religion, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, relationship status, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and/or health status; nor will the University discriminate on the basis of religion, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, relationship status, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and/or health status. SECTION 504 Pfeiffer University does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants who are disabled. This policy is in keeping with Section 504, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. AGE DISCRIMINATION ACT Pfeiffer University does not discriminate against students or applicants on the basis of age. This policy is in keeping with the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and with the EEOC Age Discrimination Act. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Pfeiffer University is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. EXCHANGE VISITORS Pfeiffer University has been designated by the U.S. Department of State as a sponsor of exchange visitor programs. Pfeiffer University further complies with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This act, as it applies to institutions of higher learning, ensures that students have access to certain records that pertain to them and that unauthorized persons do not have access to such records. A copy of the act and the University’s policy regarding student educational records and information is available upon request at the Office of the Dean of Student Development. Information on crime statistics and graduation rates is available upon request from the Dean of Students in the Student Development Office. 3 Table of Contents The Pfeiffer University Catalog is a reference manual for current students, faculty, staff, and others. It describes the University programs for the 2019-2020 academic year and provides other information about Pfeiffer University. The largest section of the Catalog contains, in alphabetical order, all areas of study available at Pfeiffer University. It defines some terms commonly used at Pfeiffer and describes the programs which are offered, the requirements for each, and the student organizations and special services available; a listing of the faculty, staff, and trustees of Pfeiffer University; the history of the University; the academic calendar for 2019-2020; and other information. Contents Accreditation ............................................................................................................................. 1 Notice of Compliance with Federal Law .................................................................................... 2 Table of Contents....................................................................................................................... 3 Mission Statement ................................................................................................................... 10 Pfeiffer Facts ............................................................................................................................ 11 Program Accreditations ........................................................................................................... 11 Open Door Tradition ............................................................................................................... 11 Admissions Procedures ............................................................................................................... 12 Pfeiffer Admission Criteria ...................................................................................................... 12 Undergraduate Admissions ....................................................................................................... 12 Rolling Admission ................................................................................................................... 12 The Undergraduate Admissions Process ................................................................................... 12 Instructions for Freshman Applicants ...................................................................................... 12 Instructions for Transfer Applicants ......................................................................................... 13 Instructions for Non-Degree Applicants ................................................................................... 13 Instructions for International Applicants .................................................................................. 13 High School/Pfeiffer Dual Enrollment Program ...................................................................... 13 Re-Admission to Pfeiffer University –Undergraduate Students ................................................. 13 Immunization Records ............................................................................................................ 13 Acceptance of Credits from Other Colleges or Agencies .............................................................. 14 Transfer Credits ....................................................................................................................... 14 North Carolina Community College System Articulation Agreement...................................... 14 Greater Charlotte Consortium ................................................................................................. 15 Credit for Completion of International Baccalaureate Certificate or Diploma Programs .......... 15 Credit by Examination/Advanced Placement .......................................................................... 16 Advanced Placement Test Equivalencies ................................................................................. 16 College Board’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP) ................................................. 16 CLEP Examination Equivalencies ........................................................................................... 17 Military Credit ......................................................................................................................... 17 Undergraduate Pfeiffer Challenge Exams ................................................................................ 17 Correspondence Credits ........................................................................................................... 17 Undergraduate Academic Programs ............................................................................................ 18 Degrees Offered ....................................................................................................................... 18 Important Definitions .............................................................................................................. 18 Digital Transformation and Technology ...................................................................................... 19 Technology Requirements ....................................................................................................... 19 Computer Purchase Program for Students ............................................................................... 19 Pfeiffer University Active Directory, Email and Blackboard Accounts ..................................... 19 Costs and Financial Policies ........................................................................................................ 20 Payment of Tuition, Fees, and Room and Board ...................................................................... 21 Undergraduate Payment Plan .................................................................................................. 21 Charges for Students Enrolled In The 3-2 Programs ................................................................. 21 Credit Balances ........................................................................................................................ 21 Refund Policy for Withdrawal Full Time & Part Time Students ............................................. 21 Effects of Withdrawal to Financial Aid Package ...................................................................... 21 4 Effects of Withdrawal to Charges............................................................................................. 22 Effects of Student Suspension/Dismissal ................................................................................. 22 Student Military Activation ..................................................................................................... 22 Unpaid Accounts ..................................................................................................................... 23 Returned Checks...................................................................................................................... 23 Check Cashing Service ............................................................................................................. 23 Bookstore Policies ....................................................................................................................... 23 Buy-Back ................................................................................................................................. 23 Textbook Return Policy ........................................................................................................... 24 Restocking fee .......................................................................................................................... 24 Financial Aid General Information ............................................................................................. 24 FA Application Procedure ....................................................................................................... 24 Scholarships and grants............................................................................................................ 25 Student Loans .......................................................................................................................... 25 The Federal Work Study Program ........................................................................................... 25 Academic Scholarships ............................................................................................................ 25 Financial Aid and Satisfactory Academic Progress .................................................................. 26 FA Contact Information .......................................................................................................... 26 Special Programs ......................................................................................................................... 26 Study Abroad Policy ................................................................................................................ 26 3-2 Programs............................................................................................................................ 26 Payment Plans ......................................................................................................................... 26 Veterans’ Educational Assistance Benefits ................................................................................... 26 Certificate of Eligibility ............................................................................................................ 27 Pfeiffer Provisions for Covered Individuals under Chapters 31 and 33 ..................................... 27 The Yellow Ribbon Program ................................................................................................... 27 Termination of VA Benefits ..................................................................................................... 27 Academic Assessment ................................................................................................................. 27 Admission Criteria ................................................................................................................... 27 Standardized Tests (norm referenced)/Assessments ................................................................. 27 Surveys .................................................................................................................................... 28 Academic Program Assessment of Students ............................................................................. 28 Undergraduate Academic Policies ................................................................................................. 28 Declaration or Change Of Major/Minor ................................................................................. 28 Definition of Semester Hour (SH) ............................................................................................ 28 Undergraduate Enrollment Status ............................................................................................ 29 On-Line Courses/Cross Registration ....................................................................................... 29 Dual Undergraduate/Graduate Registration............................................................................ 29 Study Abroad Programs........................................................................................................... 30 Class Standing ......................................................................................................................... 30 Residence Requirement ........................................................................................................... 30 Attendance .............................................................................................................................. 30 Definition and Change of Catalog (Catalog Year).................................................................... 30 Double Degree Option ............................................................................................................. 30 Double Majors ......................................................................................................................... 30 Application For Degree(graduation)/Degree Audit ................................................................. 31 Checklist to aid in preparing for graduation audit .................................................................... 31 Commencement (graduation) .................................................................................................. 31 Policy on Student Records ....................................................................................................... 31 Academic Transcripts .............................................................................................................. 31 Grades and Satisfactory Academic Policies ................................................................................. 33 Grade Point Average Computation.......................................................................................... 33 Letter Grade and Quality Points per SH .................................................................................. 33 D Grades ................................................................................................................................. 34 Incomplete Grade .................................................................................................................... 34 Undergraduate Grade Repeat Policy........................................................................................ 34 5 Administrative Course and Grading Errors .............................................................................. 34 Student Appeals for Grade Changes......................................................................................... 35 Honor Code/Honor Board ...................................................................................................... 35 Registration and Withdrawal Policies .......................................................................................... 35 Registration and Add/Drop Period ......................................................................................... 35 Dropping or Withdrawing from a Course ................................................................................ 35 Impact of less than full time status on financial aid and athletic eligibility ................................ 35 Withdrawal from the University .............................................................................................. 36 Medical Withdrawal ................................................................................................................ 36 Withdrawal from The University Due to Military Deployment ................................................. 36 Undergraduate Course Load .................................................................................................... 36 Course Audit ........................................................................................................................... 36 Internal Undergraduate Course Substitution Policy ................................................................. 37 Independent and Directed Study .............................................................................................. 37 Satisfactory Academic Progress/Academic Standing ................................................................... 37 Undergraduate Academic Standing Scale .....
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