2.02 Credit

2.02-1 Credit Hours per Semester

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Policy
http://bulletin.uga.edu/bulletin/acad/Workload.html
Sources:
  • University of Georgia Bulletin

2.02-2 Units of Credit

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Policy
https://curriculumsystems.uga.edu/sites/default/files/pdfs-and-docs/credit_hour_policy_20140626.pdf
Definition
http://bulletin.uga.edu/bulletin/acad/credit.html
Sources:
  • Office of the Provost 2014; University of Georgia Bulletin

2.02-3 Credit Earned Through Study Abroad

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Some programs sponsored by the University of Georgia offer resident credit (otherwise, international or domestic transfer credit is awarded). Students should check with the individual program. Credit earned in programs sponsored by other institutions or organizations will be recorded as transfer credit if accepted by the University of Georgia. To obtain credit for these programs, students must complete the UGA Study Abroad Credit Approval Form before departing. The Admissions Office and/or the academic departments will make final determination of the transfer of credit upon completion of the program and receipt of the final transcript.

Please see www.uga.edu/oie for a more comprehensive look at each particular program’s guidelines and credit earning opportunities.

2.02-4 Course Challenging

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Policy
http://bulletin.uga.edu/bulletin/ind/courses3.html
Sources:
  • University of Georgia Bulletin

2.02-5 Credit Earned Through ARCHE Cross Registration Program

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Policy
http://bulletin.uga.edu/bulletin/ind/cross.html
Sources:
  • University of Georgia Bulletin

2.02-6 Policy for Foreign Language Placement Tests, Exemption and Credit for Undergraduate Students

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  1. To ensure proper placement in University of Georgia language courses for any language studied in high school, students must present scores from either the College Board Achievement Test, the College Board Advanced Placement examination, the International Baccalaureate examination, the Cambridge A-Level examination, or the Cambridge AICE examination in the foreign language they studied in high school. In addition to the standardized tests listed above, students may take a University foreign language placement examination before enrolling in courses in the foreign language studied in high school. Advanced placement and course credit may be awarded based on these test scores as determined by the University’s foreign language faculty, the Advanced Placement Council, and the University Curriculum Committee. Transfer students are subject to the same requirement, unless they have already earned college credits in the language they plan to continue studying.

  2. Any University of Georgia student may receive course exemption and/or credit for demonstrated proficiency in the foreign language, under one of the following circumstances:

    1. Through a satisfactory score on an approved exam listed in section 1. The required scores for exemption and credit will be established by the department teaching the language courses in concert with the Advanced Placement Council.

    2. Through a satisfactory score on an appropriate test developed by faculty who teach the language on this campus. The department teaching the language shall be responsible for developing the examination and specifying the performance required for receiving course exemption or credit.

    3. When a language is not offered through an approved standardized examination or through a department on campus, the student may opt to be certified through formal language testing programs approved by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and offered through the Testing Services.

    4. When the language is not available for testing by any of the above methods, it will not be possible for students to receive exemption (except for the option available to international students described below) or credit for the language unless a course or courses in the language are completed at another institution of higher education and, upon proper evaluation by the Office of Admissions, are placed on the student’s academic record.

  3. In degree programs requiring a foreign language, international students, for whom English is a second language, may be exempted from up to 12 semester hours of foreign language study when all other required and elective hours for the degree are completed. International students may, as an alternative, opt to utilize the procedures available to all students described above.

  4. Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.

Sources:
  • Educational Affairs Committee, July 16, 1991; General Education Subcommittee, February 2010
  • Revision approved by University Council, February 17, 2016

2.02-7 Credit for Elementary-Level French and Spanish Language Courses

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Policy
http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/bulletin/acad/Courses.html#Credit
Sources:
  • University of Georgia Bulletin

2.02-8 Military or Extra-Institutional Experience and Credit

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Policy
http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/bulletin/acad/Courses.html#Military
Sources:
  • University of Georgia Bulletin

2.02-9 Forfeiture of Course Credit

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Policy
http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/bulletin/acad/Courses.html#Forfeiture
Sources:
  • University of Georgia Bulletin

2.02-10 College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Tests

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Policy
http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/bulletin/acad/Courses.html#Tests
Sources:
  • University of Georgia Bulletin

2.02-11 Advanced Placement Policy

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  • Advanced placement courses are evaluated by the faculty in the prefix department to determine if the Advanced Placement course is equivalent to a University of Georgia course.
  • The department will determine the score on the Advanced Placement exam that is necessary to receive credit for the course.
  • Any changes to existing credit for Advanced Placement courses will be considered by the A.P. Council and the University Curriculum Committee.

If an Advanced Placement course is not equivalent to a UGA course, the University Curriculum Committee will determine whether or not this Advanced Placement course can be used in a specific Area of the Core Curriculum.

Guidelines developed by the Office of Instruction are available here.

Sources:
  • University Curriculum Committee, March 22, 2005
  • Guidelines developed by the Office of Instruction, July 26, 2017