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Date:         Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:52:46 +0000
Sender:       Graduate School <GRAD-SCHOOL@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         UGA Graduate School <grad-sch@UGA.EDU>
Subject:      IMPORTANT: Graduate Enrollment Policy
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Dear Graduate Students,

Please note that this account does not accept replies. Contact information is given at the end of this message.

If you are a new graduate student for spring 2011 semester, please read this to learn about the Graduate Enrollment Policy.

If you are a continuing student, this is a WARNING that you could be out of compliance with this policy: If you were not registered fall 2010 semester and you are not enrolled this semester (Spring 2011), you are out of compliance with the Graduate Enrollment Policy unless you have an approved leave of absence.

IT IS NOT TOO LATE: If you are in this situation, you can avoid penalties and re-application to your program by late registering for this term if approved by your academic advisor. If you have experienced a situation beyond your control that kept you from being enrolled, you can request a leave of absence (see enrollment policy link later in this message).

ALL STUDENTS PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ENROLLMENT INFORMATION CAREFULLY TO:

o Finish your degree on time

o Learn how to save money by complying with this policy

o Learn how this affects withdrawal from courses

GRADUATE STUDENT ENROLLMENT POLICY SYNOPSIS:

Degree-seeking graduate students: You are REQUIRED to register for a minimum of 3 hours for at least two semesters in each academic year (fall, spring, summer). You must register for a minimum of three hours in any semester in which you use university resources, including faculty time. Please note that the graduate enrollment policy does not replace any more stringent policy by the Graduate School or other units of the University of Georgia affecting your enrollment.

Students on graduate assistantships: You must register for the minimum hours required, http://www.uga.edu/gradschool/academics/registration.html#CourseLoad

International students: Must register for the number of hours required by Federal guidelines, http://www.uga.edu/oie/

Financial aid recipients: Must register for the number of hours required by the lending agency or program, http://www.uga.edu/osfa/index.html

Graduation term: You must register for a minimum of 3 hours of graduate credit during the semester you complete degree requirements even if you were registered for the two previous semesters.

Falling out of compliance will COST YOU MONEY! Penalties are explained in the policy. Please become familiar with the enrollment policy in the Graduate Bulletin at http://www.uga.edu/gradschool/academics/registration.html

This policy affects all graduate students except the following:

1. University employees on the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and

2. Students in non-degree status

TAP and Non-Degree Students: You will lose registration eligibility by being non-enrolled for three consecutive terms. In other words, you can miss two terms in a row, but you must register the third term or lose registration eligibility. Persons in TAP and Non-degree categories who have lost the ability to register must apply for readmission to the Graduate School and pay the applicable application fee if they wish to continue taking courses, but will not be assessed a penalty fee. REMEMBER THAT ONLY NINE HOURS taken during non-degree status can be used toward a degree program later.

NOTE REGARDING WITHDRAWAL FROM COURSES: Students CANNOT use a request for a leave of absence from graduate enrollment to withdraw from courses. Students must initiate withdrawal in the OASIS system, subject to the deadlines established by the University. Withdrawal policies and dates are available at <UrlBlockedError.aspx> http://www.reg.uga.edu/policies/withdrawals

<http://www.reg.uga.edu/policies/withdrawals>

A semester during which a student withdraws from courses is counted as an enrolled semester. Students who withdraw after drop/add are not penalized by the Graduate Enrollment Policy.

You can find answers to FAQs about registration at http://www.uga.edu/gradschool/academics/ess_faq.html

If you have questions regarding the Graduate Enrollment Policy, please contact gradinfo@uga.edu<mailto:gradinfo@uga.edu>

The Graduate School The University of Georgia 320 E. Clayton Street, Suite 400 Athens, GA 30602-4401 http://www.grad.uga.edu

This message was sent by staff in the UGA Graduate School to all graduate students who have registration eligibility. This is for official communication only. This listserv does not accept replies. Please contact the person identified in the message if you have questions.


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