Special restrictions apply to the load permitted to graduate teaching fellows and teaching assistants. The total load of course enrollment and teaching assignment may not exceed 16 semester hours in any long semester. Approval of the graduate dean is required for loads in excess of this amount, but approval will not be granted for a combined load in excess of 18 semester hours.
Three-Quarter Time: long semester, 9 to 11 hours; summer session, 3 hours per term; mini-mester, 2 hours.
Half Time: long semester, 6 to 8 hours; summer session, 2 hours per term; mini-mester, 1 hour.
Full Time: long semester, 9 or more hours; summer session, 3 hours per term; mini-mester, 3 to 4 hours.
Three-Quarter Time: long semester, 6 to 8 hours; summer session, 2 hours per term; mini-mester, 2 hours.
Half Time: long semester, 4 to 5 hours; summer session, 1 hour per term; mini-mester, 1 hour.
Extension courses are considered non-traditional credit and are excluded for certification purposes.
International students also may request International Advising (Kendall Hall, Room 171) to issue letters of enrollment for the use of foreign governments, embassies, scholarship agencies and banks.
With the written permission of the department chair and the dean of the college or school in which the course is taught, an individual fully eligible to enroll in the university may sit in a class as an auditor without receiving college credit. The auditor's name will not be entered on the class roll, and the instructor will not accept any papers, tests or examinations from the auditor.
Attendance as an auditor may not be made the basis of a claim for credit in the course. Auditors pay a fee, which is published in the 2002-2003 Tuition, Fees and Other Charges brochure (available at Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services). Only one audit fee is required per semester regardless of the number of courses audited.
Permission cards for auditors are not available during the official registration period, but may be requested in the offices of the academic deans after classes begin.
A person 65 years of age or older may enroll as an auditor and observer without credit and without payment of an audit fee, if space is available and if approved by the department chair and the appropriate dean. Such enrollment entitles the person to library privileges, but not to instruction in applied music, the use of laboratory equipment and supplies, admission to university-sponsored fine arts and athletic events, or health and hospital benefits.
ASSIST, Access Student Service Information Systems by Technology [Touch-Tone phone (940) 565-3701 or www.unt.edu/assist], is a unique system of menu-driven information available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. During teleregistration and schedule revision, ASSIST is available from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Several general information areas are available on ASSIST 23 hours a day, seven days a week. Main menu selections include:
For complete information regarding ASSIST, see the Schedule of Classes for the semester of enrollment. Wallet guides for teleregistration, ASSIST and FAVORS (Financial Aid Voice Response System) are available in the Registrar's Office.
Students also may use ASSIST- (940) 565-3701 or www.unt.edu/ASSIST - to access information regarding their admission status, open sections and course fees, to listen to and obtain a fax copy of their class schedule via phone or view their class schedule online. Students may listen to or view their grades for a particular semester.
Failure to secure the required permission for concurrent enrollment prior to registration at the second institution may cause UNT to refuse degree credit for the work taken elsewhere. In no case may the combined total of semester hours enrolled for at the two institutions exceed the maximum load permitted to graduate students.
UNT graduate students who have been admitted to a jointly offered degree program and who wish to enroll for graduate courses offered by one of the other universities should first secure their major adviser's approval of registration for a specific course or courses. Students register at UNT for the desired TAMU-C or TWU courses under the appropriate UNT departmental prefix and course number 5900 or 5910 (for master's-level courses) or 6900 or 6910 (for doctoral-level courses). Section numbers for such enrollment are 790 through 799. The course title appearing on the UNT academic transcript will be identical to that of the course as offered by the other institution. Class schedules for both TAMU-C and TWU may be consulted in the office of the graduate dean, UNT.
The registration procedure described above is available only to graduate students admitted to one of the degree programs jointly offered by the federation, and applies to graduate courses only.
Students who enroll at the UNT System Center must meet the same admissions requirements as students who apply to the UNT campus in Denton. Diplomas granted will be the same as those earned by students attending the Denton campus.
In January 2000, UNT began offering a limited number of academic programs at the UNT System Center facility. The 78,200-square-foot building features state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs with Internet access, a counseling clinic and the region's first virtual library. In addition, the facility is staffed with student service professionals to help students with admissions, advising, financial aid, registration, disability accommodation and other student services.
As enrollment increases, more academic programs will be added. In May 2001, the Texas Legislature passed a bill providing for the growth of the UNT System Center into UNT-Dallas. When System Center enrollment reaches 2,500 full-time equivalent (FTE) students for one semester, UNT-Dallas will be created and may begin offering courses and granting degrees.
For current information about the University of North Texas System Center at Dallas, call (972) 780-3600 or metro exchange (972) 228-8100, or visit the UNT System Center at Dallas web site (www.unt.edu/unt-dallas).
Graduate programs: counseling, higher education (student services administration), information science and library science, and public health**.
Certifications and endorsements: educational diagnostician certification, information processing technology teaching endorsement and music teacher certification.
Certificates: alternative dispute resolution, diversity, e-commerce and technology applications.
*Program offered through University of Texas at Arlington.
**Program offered through UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
A few of these classes also are available during summer sessions. Again, consult the Schedule of Classes.
Students considering enrollment for courses at off-campus centers are reminded of the rule of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, that at least one-third of the semester hours required for any graduate degree from UNT must be completed in courses on the Denton campus.
The grade of W is recorded for any course dropped with the instructor's consent prior to the end of the sixth week of classes (summer term, eight class sessions; mini-mester, four class sessions). After that time the student must have a passing grade for the instructor to assign a grade of W for a dropped course; otherwise, the grade WF is recorded.
Instructors may drop students with grades of WF from courses for non-attendance at any time after the completion of the sixth week of classes (summer term, eight class sessions; mini-mester, four class sessions). See "Class Attendance" above.
No student may drop any course after Tuesday of a given semester's 10th week (summer term, 15 class sessions; mini-mester, four class sessions.)
Drop procedures must be completed by 5 p.m.
on the deadline dates specified in the Academic Calendar. After these dates a student may not drop a course.
See the Schedule of Classes for drop procedure and instructions.
If the instructor-initiated drop action falls within the time that the student is eligible to drop with instructor consent and without penalty, the Registrar's Office notifies the student that a WF will be recorded unless the student initiates the drop procedure, in which case a W will be assigned.
Notification must be in writing, either personally delivered with receipt of the notification acknowledged and dated by the instructor, or by certified mail, return receipt requested.
Only holidays or holy days observed by a religion for which the place of worship is exempt from property taxation under Section 11.20 of the Tax Code may be included. A student who is excused under this provision may not be penalized for the absence, but the instructor may respond appropriately if the student fails to satisfactorily complete the assignment or examination.
Official dates and deadlines for withdrawing are specified in the Academic Calendar.
Notice: Students receiving financial aid also must contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships before dropping a class or withdrawing. Students receiving financial aid may be required to go through an exit interview with a financial aid counselor before they are permitted to withdraw.
To receive a refund for a parking permit, a student must return the permit to the Parking Office located in the Sullivant Visitor Center.
Student organizations do not meet; activities requiring student participation, such as field trips, athletic events or performances by dance, drama or music ensembles, are not scheduled unless approved in advance by the appropriate dean. Themes, reports, notebooks, research problems or exercises of similar scope are not to be assigned during this period, but students may submit previously assigned work.
Only examinations covering daily assignments, makeup tests or laboratory examinations may be given. Faculty members may not give any portion of the final examination during this seven-day period without advance approval from their academic dean.
On the Thursday and Friday of the week immediately preceding final exams, review classes shall be held. Furthermore, attendance at these reviews cannot be made mandatory and there will be no papers, projects, exams, quizzes, or like assignments due on those days. Makeup exams will be permitted to take place. The above policy will not be applicable to classes that meet only once a week and meet on Thursday or Friday.
If a final examination is not given in a particular course, the faculty member is expected to utilize the final examination period for summary, evaluation or other productive purposes.
Students who have three final examinations scheduled on one day may appeal to their academic dean to reschedule one of those examinations on another day during the final examination period.
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