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Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Courses are offered in the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters and are 12-weeks in length. Courses taken at the graduate level provide three credit hours. Each three-credit hour course requires approximately 135 hours of work, and students should expect to spend approximately nine hours per week on their studies. Coursework includes weekly assignments (e.g., reading assignments, group discussion posts, short written assignments) and larger assignments (e.g., final papers, practicums). Students are encouraged to review course schedules and syllabi at the beginning of the semester, as well as throughout the semester and plan accordingly in order to keep pace with assignments and discussions.

 

Good Academic Standing

Good academic standing refers to students who maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and uphold high academic standards in their writing, classroom communication, and correspondence with faculty and staff. 

Good academic standing is a requirement for:

  • Receiving scholarships
  • Taking a leave of absence
  • Enrolling in TP6900 Directed Study

 

Advice & Support

Academic advising is essential to student success. It is our objective to see students succeed and attain their goals throughout their experience and after they complete their programs of study. 

Academic advising is available to assist students in:

  • Selecting courses
  • Program requirements
  • Financial records
  • Scholarships and military benefits

Contact your advisor at advising@atlanticuniv.edu.

The Student Services Administrative Assistant is available to assist with:

  • Proctored exams
  • Academic records
  • Grades and transcript orders
  • Program completion requirements, diplomas and certificates

If students need assistance with any of the listed items, they may contact the Student Services Administrative Assistant at studentservices@atlanticuniv.edu.

 

Attendance Requirements and Student Participation

All assignments must be posted through the online classroom in Moodle. Students must submit all assignments listed both in the syllabus and in the classroom by their due date. Late assignments will be penalized with a grade reduction. Under extenuating circumstances, the student must contact the instructor to make alternate arrangements for submitting the assignment late. Instructors will grade and return all assignments through the online classroom within one week of the original submission unless otherwise indicated. 

The online courses have mandatory weekly discussion posts. Participating in these discussions will count, in part, as attendance and participation for that week. Participation also includes completing and submitting all assignments on time. Failure to participate in the weekly discussion and to submit assignments will negatively affect the course grade.

Students who have not posted or submitted assignments will be contacted by their instructor. If the student fails to attend class or participate for more than two weeks, the student can be Administratively Withdrawn (AW) from the course.

All students are expected to complete courses within a 12-week time frame.

 

Maintaining Active Status

A student must enroll in at least three semesters per calendar year to maintain “Active” status. Active status also entails course completion within the past 100 days or current active enrollment while progressing on schedule towards course completion and submitting academic work within the past six months. Failure to maintain a minimum level of course activity will result in the student being placed in “Inactive” status. Inactive students must seek readmission by reapplying to the university and completing all procedures as outlined in the admissions requirements. Students must be readmitted formally prior to registering for additional classes. Readmitted students are admitted under the policies included in the catalog in effect at the time of readmission and are subject to the current tuition rate.