No one is permitted to attend a class for which he or she has not been properly and officially registered. Credit is accumulated on the basis of quarter hours. The College of Communication does not allow students to audit graduate coursework. Graduate programs will not accept credit from undergraduate courses.
Students are not permitted to take graduate classes as pass/fail. They must earn a letter grade in all coursework. Grades of "D" and "F" are failing grades and will not count towards the completion of the degree. If a course is repeated, all of the grades are recorded on the academic record and calculated in the GPA.
Students enrolled for eight or more credit hours in an academic quarter are considered full-time. Those enrolled for less are considered part-time.
Courses completed within six years of the student's first date of enrollment will be considered in awarding the final degree.
College of Communication graduate programs vary with regard to the number of transferred credit hours allowed, with a maximum threshold of three courses (12-credit hours) that can be transferred in. Students must have earned a grade "B" or better in graduate-level courses in order for credit to be transferred. The courses must have been taken in the last five years and not taken toward the completion of another academic degree. Course transferability is not guaranteed, and each request will be addressed on an individual basis.