All applicants to St. George’s University who meet established admission criteria for degree programs in the School of Arts and Sciences are matriculated into the specific degree program as stated in their Letter of Acceptance. Matriculation status assures students that the requirements for a particular degree will remain in effect until they graduate.
Matriculated students may attend classes on a full-time (12 or more credits) or part-time (11 or fewer credits) basis.
Students are responsible for being fully aware of their academic program structure and enrolling in courses that will satisfy their graduation requirements.
Non-matriculated status is granted to students who wish to take classes at the University and are not seeking a degree. Students can continue to take courses for a variety of educational, occupational, and/or recreational reasons for as long as they wish.
Non-matriculated individuals who are not currently admissible to a degree program and wish to earn acceptance as a matriculated student must successfully complete at least 15 credit hours of General Education requirements, including the Oral and Written Communication requirement.
It is essential that such non-matriculated students carefully select courses in consultation with an academic advisor to assure that the courses taken will be applicable to the degree program desired. If students pass courses and earn an overall GPA of 2.00 or better, they should submit an application to the Office of Admission for full matriculation.
SEMESTER CREDIT LOAD
Normal credit loads of Full-time students are 12-15 credits per regular semester. Full-time, matriculated students are limited to a maximum of 18 credits per semester; however, matriculated students with a grade point average of 3.50 or higher in the preceding semester may be allowed to enroll for more than 18 credits in the following semester.
Working and/or busy students are advised to adjust their credit load according to the time they have available for studying.
Non-matriculated students may take a maximum of 11 credits in any semester. .
Students may not complete more than 12 credits during a Summer session.
DECLARATION OF MAJOR
Students are responsible for being fully aware of their academic program structure and for enrolling in courses that will satisfy graduation requirements. Students should review the degree audit (available from their respective department), the description of the degree program and course descriptions published by the School of Arts and Sciences.
In addition, students should meet with their assigned Faculty Advisor to discuss their academic plans and career goals. The degree audits should be reviewed by students, in consultation with the Faculty Advisor, throughout matriculation to ensure that they are progressing in a timely fashion toward their degree. Any additional queries should be directed to the Office of the University Registrar.
CHANGE OF MAJOR
Students may change major with permission of both their original and new Department Chairs to ensure the proper credits can be met within the necessary time frame. Students wanting to switch into the Biology major or into the Nursing Program, must also submit a new Application for Matriculation to the Office of Admission. In order to effect a change of major, students must submit a , signed and approved by their current Faculty Advisor and the Department Chair of the students current and new major, to the Office of the University Registrar.
If students wish to be considered for admission into the Pre-Clinical or Pre-Veterinary medical program, they must submit an application to the School of Medicine or School of Veterinary Medicine respectively, through the Office of Admission. They must receive a recommendation from the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences in order to process the application. An interview conducted by the may be required.
The School of Arts and Sciences requires students to take English and Math Placement Tests. Placement Tests are offered once per semester in the week before teaching begins.
The English Placement Test is designed to assess the level of reading and writing skills of students who have not been assigned potential transfer credits for College English I (ENGL 107) so that they can be placed in appropriate courses.
The Math Placement Test is designed to assess the levels of computation, data analysis, and problem-solving skills of students who have not been assigned potential transfer credits for College Math (MATH 120).