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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 School of Engineering Academic Policies and Procedures Registration and Course Information Course Information  

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Graduate Courses.An undergraduate student may enroll for a graduate-level course with the approval of the course instructor or the graduate director and the administrator of the graduate school offering the course. The student must submit an application form to the graduate school. In general, approval is given only to seniors who have cumulative grade-point averages of 3.0 or better.

Pass/No Credit Courses.An engineering student may take one elective course (not exceeding 4 credits) on a Pass/No Credit basis in any two terms of the curriculum. An application to enroll in a course for Pass/No Credit must be filled out by the student and presented to the office of the associate dean before the end of the 12th week of the term. For courses taken during Summer Session, the application must be submitted by the end of the first week of classes. Students taking a course for Pass/No Credit must take all quizzes and examinations and are subject to attendance requirements. Grades of A, B, and C correspond to Pass, and D and F correspond to No Credit. These grades do not affect the cumulative grade-point average.

Auditing Courses.Upon obtaining the permission of the instructor of the course and subject to the availability of space, full-time matriculated students may audit courses without registration. No academic credit is earned in this manner and no notation is made on the student's academic transcript.

Summer Courses.For courses taken at institutions other than Rutgers, the prior approval of the associate dean for academic affairs of the School of Engineering is required in order to receive degree credit. Students in the first two years of a five-year program must obtain approval from the office of the dean of the college that has academic jurisdiction during that time period.

Only courses taken at divisions of Rutgers are included in the cumulative grade-point average. For courses taken elsewhere, it is the student's responsibility to have an official transcript mailed directly to the office of the associate dean. Degree credit is granted only for those courses that are equivalent in content and credits to courses required in the student's curriculum and passed with a grade of C or better.

Attendance.Students are expected to attend all scheduled course meetings. No special provisions are made for reporting occasional absences from class. However, when absences are so excessive as to impair the student's academic achievement in any course, a report is sent by the instructor to the associate dean of the School of Engineering. Reasons for the absences are then investigated and a report is sent to the instructor. Students are expected to notify the associate dean if they find that they will be absent from class for one week or more.

The makeup of work missed due to class absences is the responsibility of the student. The extent to which such work is counted toward the student's grade is left to the discretion of the instructor. A student absent from class because of required religious observance is excused without penalty.

Examinations.Final examinations are held at the end of each term. All students enrolled in a course in which a final examination is given must take the examination. During the term, unannounced and announced tests may be held at the discretion of each instructor. Common hour examinations in multisection courses may be scheduled during the evening hours on Monday through Thursday. They are not scheduled on Saturdays, except in those courses that regularly meet on Saturdays.

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