Undergraduate Student Policies

GENERAL ADMISSIONS POLICY
(UNDERGRADUATE)

Morgan State university is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Morgan State University welcomes applicants with the determination to use the college years for self-improvement, with a desire for a sound education, and with interest in contributing to improvements in their community. Morgan students come from all 50 states and from countries around the world.

For priority consideration, applications for the fall semester should be submitted by April 15; applications for the spring semester should be submitted by December 1. Other applications will be considered on a space-available basis.


STUDENT ABSENTEE POLICY

The following class attendance policy (approved by the Board of Regents on May 15, 1991) applies at the University:

With the intent of optimizing student performance and ensuring students the opportunity to achieve their ultimate academic success, students are expected to attend all classes. Excessive absences may result in a failing grade. It is the students' responsibility to confer with the course instructor concerning absences and the possibility of arranging to make up missed work, where that is a possible option.

If students are absent from class to participate in university-sponsored or other university-endorsed activities, they may be permitted to make up any work that they missed, but they must make arrangements with their instructors in advance of the absence. Students must provide appropriate documentation for absences from classes resulting from illness or other emergencies. Instructors will make good faith efforts to ensure that students are not unduly penalized for excused absences.

Instructors shall provide, as part of their course syllabi, a clear explanation of the policy on class attendance expectations, and the consequences of breaching said policy.


ACADEMIC CLEARANCE TRANSCRIPT AUDIT POLICY

An academic degree audit will be conducted of all seniors who have completed the appropriate form and who have earned over 90 credits prior to the commencement of the final semester in which they will be enrolled. The audit should be requested prior to the commencement of the final semester of registration so that the remaining courses needed for completion may be taker.

The audit process begins with submitting the completed graduation application form, signed by the appropriate chairpersons and validated by the university cashier for payment of the graduation application fee, to the Dean's Office prior to announced deadlines.


TRANSFER STUDENTS EVALUATION POLICY

Transfer of major courses from two-year colleges

Consistent with university policy, the School of Business and Management will accept as transfer equivalent courses from a two-year higher education institution only those major courses that address the following areas:

  • Principles of Accounting I & II
  • Introduction to Computer-Business Systems
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Business Communication
  • College Statistics

Transfer from Four Year Institutions

Student transferring from four-year institutions must complete at least 50 percent of the School of Business and Management and Major requirements at Morgan.


REQUEST TO TAKE COURSES AT OTHER UNIVERSITIES OR COLLEGES POLICY

Students can take courses off-campus only after obtaining prior permission from the Dean's office. Please remember that only credits are transferable from the outside institution, not grades. Only letter grades of "C" or higher will be considered in the transfer of credits.


APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION POLICY

In order to be placed on the eligibility list for graduation, the candidate must file a formal Application for Graduation with the dean of the respective college/school at the beginning of the fall semester of the academic year in which the degree is to be awarded.


WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL POLICY

It is the policy of the SBM that no student is permitted no student is permitted to drop a single course or part of the schedule after the published deadline, unless it can be verified that an administrative error was committed by the school.

The school will support administrative withdrawal from all courses provided that student has a compelling reason to withdraw and can produce supporting documentation. Request for withdrawals after the semester ends will not be approved.