Policy Updates & Reminders
Compressed Courses (201.40)
Curriculum Review Overview (201.00)
Catalog language defining satisfactory completion of prerequisites
Prerequisites and Corequisites
"Prereq." indicates the course or courses to be satisfactorily completed (C- or better, unless otherwise specified in the course description in the UM Catalog) before enrollment in the course described. Failure to complete satisfactorily the prerequisite will result in the student being dropped from the course. If credit was earned for a prerequisite through the Advanced Placement Examination Program, the grade "CR*" signifies satisfactory completion unless otherwise specified in the course description in the UM Catalog.
"Coreq." indicates a course is taken concurrently with the course described. In some cases a coreq may be completed prior to the semester of the described course.
Academic Forgiveness (New Policy)
Residency Requirement Catalog Language
Requirements for the First Bachelor Degree
A first bachelor degree is defined as any bachelor degree earned by a student who has not previously earned a bachelor degree from The University of Montana-Missoula. Thus, the following requirement below also applies to any student who previously earned a bachelor degree at another institution and now is seeking a bachelor degree from The University of Montana-Missoula:
a) A minimum of 30 credits of the required number must be earned from The University of Montana-Missoula.
b) A minimum of 30 credits of the required number must be earned in study on The University of Montana-Missoula campus.
c) Of the last 45 credits required for the degree, at least 30 of these must be earned from The University of Montana- Missoula. Students attending elsewhere on a University approved exchange may be exempt from this requirement with the prior written approval of their major department chair or dean.
Requirements for the Second Bachelor Degree
In regard to residency requirements, a second bachelor degree is defined as any bachelor degree earned by a student who previously had earned a bachelor degree from The University of Montana-Missoula.
A minimum of 20 credits of the required 30 credits must be earned in study on from The University of Montana-Missoula campus.
General Education Credit reminder
General Education courses must be listed as approved in the Class Schedule for the semester a student registers for it.
A specific Special Topics course may be offered a maximum of three times. After an X91 (previously X95) course has been offered twice, the Registrar will notify the department of the policy. In the case of compelling special circumstances, ASCRC will consider exceptions and allow a fourth offering. Each semester, the Registrar will run a report of special topics courses offered three times. The report will be submitted to ASCRC.
Auditing a course
A student may elect to register for a course as an auditor of the course without earning credit or being graded. On the academic transcript AUD is recorded for all students who register in courses as auditors. The same fees are assessed as when registering for credit. Attendance and participation expectations are established by the instructor of the course. If attendance and participation expectations are not met, the instructor may request a notation be placed on the student's academic record indicating attendance and/or participation was not satisfactory.
Grade Point Average Calculation Policy
For repeated courses, excluding courses assigned W, WF, WP, CR, NC, NCR, I, AUD, or N grades, only the last grade earned will count toward the cumulative grade average.
Drop/ Add policy
Change the course drop date from the thirtieth (30) instructional day to the forty-fifth (45) instructional day of the semester, and the thirty-first (31) instructional day to the forty-sixth (46) instructional day for drop petitions
A course will be considered dormant if it has not been offered for three calendar years. Each year, as part of the catalogue preparation process, the registrar’s office will notify departments of any dormant courses in their offerings and inform those departments that these courses will be deleted from the catalogue. Departments may request that dormant courses remain in the catalogue for one additional year by providing a rationale to the registrar. The registrar’s office will notify ASCRC of the deleted courses.