from taking the course later for credit.
A student who wishes to audit a course must be admitted to the University and
enroll in the course as an auditor. However, students taking the class for credit
are given preference over auditors where enrollment limits are a concern.
A student who is auditing a course, but who wishes to take the course for credit,
may change his or her registration by the end of the late registration period.
Students wishing to audit a course or to change from credit to audit may
do so only with permission of the instructor. Each instructor may set attendance
conditions for the audit. Students not meeting those conditions
will be withdrawn from the audit at the end of the semester when the
faculty submit grades, with the withdrawal date listed on their transcript.
1. Students who wish to audit or change from credit to audit should get
an audit form from the website.
2. The form must be signed by the professor with any limiting attendance
conditions specified. The form is then signed by the student's advisor
and turned into the Records Office.
3. The last day to change credit to audit is the same day as the last day to
change course schedule or drop without a grade of W being recorded.
A student who has an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and who wishes to investigate
fields of study other than those required by his or her degree program may
choose the pass-fail option. The pass-fail option applies only to elective
courses. No more than eight courses may be taken on a pass-fail basis during
a student’s academic career (excluded are credits granted for AP, CLEP,
or ACT PEP). The option is offered on all courses at the undergraduate level,
and normal prerequisites may be waived on these courses.
Enrollment for a course under the pass-fail option requires approval of the
dean in the student’s major. The option must be elected or revoked no later
than the last day to withdraw without academic penalty.
Courses taken on a pass-fail basis do not count in the student’s GPA nor toward
the hours required for the Chancellor’s or Dean’s honor lists.
REPETITION OF COURSES
Grades earned in a repeated course appear on the transcript and are calculated
in the GPA (see Grade Forgiveness Policy). Students may receive
transient credit for courses previously attempted at USC Upstate. (See
transient credit policy).
UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT IN GRADUATE COURSES
An undergraduate senior in his or her final semester may enroll in graduate
courses under the following conditions:
1. The student has an overall GPA of 3.0.
2. The graduate course(s) do not create an overload.
3. Courses for graduate credit are not to be used to meet undergraduate
Summer semester consists of a three-week term (Session A) and two four
and one-half-week terms (Sessions B & C). Students regularly enrolled in
the University may take work applicable to the degree during the summer
The maximum course load permitted in the summer is 18 semester hours.
The University reserves the right to cancel any course in the case of inadequate
enrollment. Registration in any course may be closed when the maximum
enrollment for effective learning is reached.
CHANGES IN REGISTRATION
A change in registration involves adding a course, dropping a course,
withdrawing from a course, changing from one course section to another,
changing the number of credits in a variable credit course, or changing
course registration from audit to credit.
Any change involving adding a course, dropping a course, changing a section,
changing the number of credits in a variable credit course, or changing from
audit to credit must be completed by the end of late registration as published
in the university calendar. Students may elect or revoke the pass-fail option
no later than the last day to withdraw without penalty. Students are urged
to consult with the academic unit in which they are enrolled concerning
any change of registration.
With the permission of both instructors, students may make the following
schedule changes during the first few weeks of the semester (assuming the
availability of the course to which the student desires to move):
• French, German, and Spanish 101 to/from 102; 102 to/from 201;
201 to/from 202 or 210; (French or German); 202 or 210 (French or
German) to/from 310;
ADDING A COURSE, DROPPING A COURSE,
AND SECTION CHANGES
Students may add a course, drop a course or make a section change through
the last day of late registration through the Self Service Carolina. Courses
dropped through this period are not recorded on the permanent record
and are not entered into the computation of hours attempted, grade point
hours or any other totals.
COURSE WITHDRAWAL AFTER LATE REGISTRATION
Course withdrawal is allowed after late registration until the last day to drop
without penalty (the last day of the tenth week of the regular semester)
through Self Service Carolina, with a grade of W recorded on the permanent
record; the semester hours will not enter into the computation of hours
attempted, grade point average or any other totals. In summer sessions or
other shortened terms the time allowed to withdraw from a course is 72
percent of the total number of class days.
COURSE WITHDRAWAL AFTER LAST DAY TO DROP
WITHOUT ACADEMIC PENALTY
Students who wish to drop a course after the last day to drop without
penalty do so through Self Service Carolina. A grade of WF is recorded. A
WF is treated as an F in the computing of a student’s grade point average.
Exceptions to the assignment of a grade of WF are possible for verifiable,
documented reasons. If a student must either drop a course for medical
reasons or other acceptable cause after the last day to withdraw without
penalty, the grade of W may still be assigned. A Request of W Grade for
Extenuating Circumstances form originates with the dean of the student’s
academic major and if approved, must have a grade assignment by the
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