When do I have to declare my major?

September 25th, 2013 by Elizabeth

Students are required to declare an academic major no later than the semester they are completing 60 credits. Students who fail to declare a major after completing 60 credits are not eligible to register for any subsequent semester until a major is declared. Transfer students with 60 or more credits must declare a major by the end of their first full-time semester.

How many credits do I have to be enrolled in to be full-time?

May 27th, 2010 by Bridget

You must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits to qualify as a full-time student for insurance, some financial aid, and athletic purposes. Discuss this with your advisor, Bursar and Financial Aid Offices if you want to drop coursework that will then bring your credit load below full-time status.

Is there a time frame in which I should complete my General Education requirements?

May 27th, 2010 by Bridget

You should try to complete your lower-level General Education requirements within your first two years at PSU.

What is the lowest grade I may receive in a course to repeat it at PSU?

May 27th, 2010 by Bridget

Students are allowed to retake any course in which they earned a grade of C- or below. Credits and grade points for the first grade will be deleted from the cumulative record, while the grade itself will remain on the transcript and the repeat noted. The most recent grade counts even if lower than an earlier grade.

Can I retake a PSU course at another school and transfer it back to Plymouth?

May 27th, 2010 by Bridget

With prior approval, you may retake courses you have failed at PSU through transfer credit. Those are the only courses you may retake via transfer that will impact on your cumulative GPA. You may not retake, through transfer, courses in which you have earned credit with grades above F (i.e., a grade of D- earned at PSU may not transfer back to Plymouth to improve your grade point average).

Will my instructor drop me from class if I do not attend the first class of the semester?

May 27th, 2010 by Bridget

If you do not attend the first class of the semester, you MAY be dropped from the course. This is not automatic and many faculty instructors do not drop students. You should always recheck your schedule to be sure you are attending the courses in which you are actually registered. This includes making sure you are attending the right section of the course.

How do I change my advisor?

May 27th, 2010 by Bridget

Ask the advisor you would like to change to, and contact the Undergraduate Advising Center so they can change your advisor in the computer system.

How do I declare or change my major?

May 27th, 2010 by Bridget

Students submit the electronic form Academic Major Declaration or Change through the Registrar’s office to declare or change their major. Typically, a new advisor from the new major department is either chosen by the student or assigned.

How do I declare a minor?

May 27th, 2010 by Bridget

Declaration of Academic Minor forms are available at the Registrar’s Office or online. This form requires the signature of your advisor and the appropriate representative of the department or council offering the minor. Completed forms are returned to the Registrar’s Office.

Can I earn a PE credit if I play on a varsity athletic team?

May 27th, 2010 by Bridget

A student may earn one PE credit by playing on a varsity team. Athletes must register for PE1970 during the semester in which they are in season.

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