Grading System Students wishing t o obtain a graduate degree must maintain a consistently high academic performance throughout their program. An overall B average, i.e., 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, is required for all degrees. Only grades of "A", "B", "C" earn graduate credit. Grades of all students are recorded in the admissions and records office. Grading is on the following basis: Grade Grade Points A Superior achievement 4.00 A3.67 B+ Above average achievement 3.33 B Average achievement 3.00 BLow average achievement 2.67 C+ Minimum passing performance 2.33 C Minimum passing performance 2.00 C- Minimum passing performance 1.67 F Failure 0.00 A "W" indicates an official withdrawal from a course and does not affect the stu dent's grade point average. A "UW" indicates an unofficial with drawal. Students who register for a class but do not attend it are automatically given the grade of "UW" wh ich will influence the grade average the same as an "F". A temporary mark of "RD" (Repor t De layed) will be used in special cases of ex treme hardship where an extension is war ranted and approved by the dean. A stu dent must appeal for an RD grade before the end of the semester. Such a grade in curred in one semester must be made up by the end of the first nine (9) weeks of the next semester or the grade will auto matically become an "F" . An "F" can be made up only by repetition of the course. A student may only be al lowed a combina tion of two F's and/or two C's (understood to include both C + or C-); a third "C" and/or "F" brings automatic elimination from the program.
No grade other than an RD may be al tered once it has been reported to the di rector of records unless an error was made in grading or recording. These changes can only be made upon written approval of the instructor, the director of records and the Committee on Admis sions and Academic Qualifications. The following grades are also used in Rosemead records with special significance for the professional aspects of Rosemead's programs: S Satisfactory 0.00 points AUD Audit 0.00 points R Dissertation research in progress 0.00 points IP Internship in Progress 0.00 points Credit by Examination and Course Validation No graduate credit in psychology will be given by examination or validation. Stu dents who possess an excellent but non transcripted background in an area of study may, with the permission of the advi sor and chair of the Committee on Aca demic Qualifications, validate by examina tion to receive a waiver for a required course. No unit credit is given for such vali dation. Successful validation allows the stu dent to take additional equivalent elective hours in the program. Time Limit for Degrees Al l cou rse and academic requirements must be completed within four years for the terminal Master of Arts degree, and within eight years for the Psy.D. and Ph.D. degrees, beginning on the date of the stu dent's first registration for graduate study at Rosemead. Student Academic Load The normal full-time load for a Rosemead student in psychology is 12 to 15 nours per semester, but not less than nine hours. Without the advisor's approval , a student may not carry over 15 units in any semester. Part-time registration of less than nine units is permitted only after a student has been admitted to candidacy. Rosemead does not admit part-time stu dents to its degree programs. For full statement on satisfactory aca demic progress please see page I I .
Transfer Credit Students in the master's program may, upon the approval of their advisor and the Committee on Academic Qualifications transfer up to nine semester hours of ap plicable graduate-level courses in theology and Bible from an accredited graduate school or theological seminary. Doctoral students may transfer up to 30 semester hours of applicable graduate-lev el courses in psychology (including the nine hours on the master's level) and/or up to 15 hours of theology and Bible applicable to Rosemead's program (includ ing the ni ne hours on the master's level) from an accredited graduate school or theological seminary. Practicum credit in the amount equal to one Rosemead practicum of three hours may be transferred with the permission of the director of clinical train ing. These hours will be counted toward the 30 hour transfer maximum. Practicum transfer credit will be granted only when it is shown as practicum on an official gradu ate transcript. Rosemead will not evaluate non-traditional learning or non transcripted work experience for academ ic or practicum credit. When students wish to use transfer credit for a required course in the Rosemead curriculum, it is their responsi bility to provide documentation assu r ing the equivalency of course content. Com petency examinations may be given to verify equivalence to Rosemead required courses. Documentation may include cata log descriptions, syllabi and other support ing materials from the professor of record or department, as deemed necessary. Unofficial Withdrawal A student who fails to register in any given semester without arranging for a leave of absence or formal withdrawal is eliminated from the program by default. Readmission requ ires the submission of a formal petition for readmission, action by the Admissions and Academic Qualifica tions Committee, and final approval of the dean. Th is policy is in effect for students in any status, including internship and disser tation.
Pre-Internship and Dissertation Students Pre-internship, internship and disserta tion (ABO) status students must continue to register and pay the required fees each semester appropriate to their status (see fee schedule). Students in dissertation sta tus who have completed their required units in dissertation research and all pre-in ternship students must register for three additional units each semester until the dis sertation is completed. Inactive Students Inactive students are those who have requested and been granted a leave of ab sence from their program. A leave of ab sence may be granted upon petition for change of status if there is deemed suffi cient reason for interrupting the program and intention to return to the program. Change of status forms are available from the director of records. A leave of absence must be renewed by petition each semester and may not ex ceed two consecutive semesters. A leave of absence longer than two semesters will require withdrawal from the program and a petition for readmission if the student later wishes to regain active status. The committee responsible for processing readmission requests is the Admissions and Academic Qualifications Committee. Each leave of absence must receive the ap proval of the student's advisor and the final approval of the dean.
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