A student wishing to enroll for more than 18 semester hours per semester or 9 semester hour in an 8-week session, who does not meet the GPA criteria listed below, must petition for an overload. Overload petitions may be obtained in the START Office, Crites 115. The signature of the Dean of Curriculum will be required.
GPA Requirements for Overload:
19 hours - 2.75
20 hours - 3.00
21 hours - 3.25
Signatures from the appropriate faculty member, chairperson, and dean of Curriculum are required for registration in independent study courses. The form describing the course and expected course requirements must accompany the registration. All independent study courses will be given a course title on the transcript. Download the Independent Study Request Form.
Students enrolled at Chadron State College can earn college credit by "challenging" selected courses listed within the undergraduate catalog.
These courses require participation within the traditional classroom AND are not distance learning courses.
These sections are available entirely on the Internet.
Campus-based learners have online access to course materials, but are required to attend regularly scheduled face-to-face classroom instruction.
These sections are conducted in a place, geographically separate from the Chadron campus, where instruction takes place. An additional location typically does not have a full range of administrative and student services staffed by the facilities personnel. Such services are provided from the Chadron campus. A facility may provide access to instruction requiring students to be present at a physical location that receives interactive TV, video, or online teaching.
ACES (Access to College Engagement to Success) or dual credit refers to courses taught to high school students for which the students receive both high school credit and college credit.
Requires permission from the Career and Academic Planning Services, Reta E. King Library. Please request paperwork through that office.
Block and Student Teaching
Requires clearance through the Field Experiences Office, Old Admin. 106
Courses Involving Trips
Requires the signature of the instructor.
To Be Added To A Course That Is Closed
Requires the signature of the dean of Curriculum.
All first-time entering students, transfer students, or students returning to Chadron State College will be assigned to the current catalog. Students may choose to follow a later catalog published after their (re)enrollment. Students may choose to appeal entrance into the current catalog by writing an explanation of reason to the dean of Curriculum.
Freshman = 1 – 29 completed credits
Sophomore = 30 – 59 completed credits
Junior = 60 – 89 completed credits
Senior = 90 or more completed credits
The first digit of a course number indicates the class level at which the student would ordinarily register for the course, but students may enroll in lower level courses as well as one level above their class ranking as follows:
A student may petition for a grade of Incomplete only when the student has a justifiable reason for his or her inability to complete the course. The petition must be made prior to a letter grade (A-F or W) being posted. The student and the instructor will designate a due date for all work to be completed and after the student’s coursework is submitted to the instructor, the student will be assessed a final letter grade. The due date for the coursework must be less than 1 year from the end of the term, with the exception of the Thesis, Scholarly Project, or COUN 640 Counseling Internship. Failure to complete coursework by the agreed upon timeframe will result in a grade of F being posted.
Failure to complete a course within the semester may impact Financial Aid eligibility. The student is encouraged to seek counsel from the START Office prior to petitioning for an Incomplete.
Chadron State College assigns quality points to letter grades as follows:
A = 4 points
B = 3 points
C = 2 points
D = 1 points
F = 0 points
To determine grade point average, the total number of quality points earned for each attempted credit hour is divided by the total credit hours attempted (including semester hours passed and failed). The grade point average is computed only for courses taken at Chadron State College.
Please refer to the Grade Appeals Policy for further details.
Please refer to the Audited Course Policy for further details.
During the fall and spring semesters, the Deans’ List (3.5-3.99 GPA) and President’s List (4.0 GPA) are established to recognize undergraduate students seeking their first degree for their academic achievements. Students completing at least 12 credit hours with no incomplete grades during that semester are eligible to receive a Certificate of Recognition. The Vice President for Academic Affairs Office presents the certificate to the student.
Please refer to the Academic Good Standing, Probation & Suspension Policy for further details.
Please refer to the Academic Amnesty Policy for further details.
Undergraduate (per semester)
Full time = 12+ credit hours
Three quarter time = 9-11 credit hours
Half time = 6-8 credit hours
Less than half time = 5 or less credit hours
Graduate (MA, MAE, & MSOM) (per semester)
Full time = 9+ credit hours
Half time = 6-8 credit hours
Graduate (MBA) (per 8-week session)
Full time = 6+ credit hours
Half time = 3-5 credit hours
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