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2022 - 2023 Adler Catalog 
    
2022 - 2023 Adler Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures


Course Drop and Withdrawal 

Students wishing to drop a course must do so before or during the published add/drop deadline (Day 10 of the term). On the final day of the add/drop deadline (Day 10 of the term), students will have until 12 p.m. CT to submit add/drop requests to the Department of Student Experience and Academic Advising (DSEAA). Please consult the academic calendar for specific dates. 

If taking more than one course, the official date of the drop is the date DSEAA receives the request and revises the term registration. If only taking one course, this constitutes taking a leave of absence for the term. DSEAA will provide the appropriate documentation and highly encourage a financial assessment with the Financial Aid Office and/or Student Accounts. The official date of the drop is the date the Office of the Registrar receives written notification from the Department of Student Experience and Academic Advising of the student’s last participation in a required course activity, with a request to drop the course. 

Students who withdraw from a course(s) after the add/drop deadline, but before the Withdrawal W deadline will receive a W grade for the course and have financial liability for tuition. Students who withdraw from a course after the Withdrawal W deadline will receive a WF or WNC for the course which is the same as a failing grade,) and have financial liability. Please consult the academic calendar for specific dates. 

Failure to provide official notification of withdrawal may result in administrative withdrawal. 

Attendance Policy 

Students enrolled in online programs for which campus attendance is not required must fulfill the following attendance requirements: 

  • Students must log in to the Learning Management System (CANVAS) and participate in their course(s), at least one time, during the Add/Drop period, which is within the first seven days of class (the first seven days commencing with the start date of the course). 
  • Students that do not log in to the Learning Management System (CANVAS) and participate in their course(s) within the first 10 days of the term may be administratively withdrawn from the course in which there was no participation, or from the entire term if the student did not participate in any of their multiple courses. 
  • Every week thereafter (academic week consists of 12:00 a.m. Monday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday), students must participate twice. 
  • Participation Options: 
  • Student posting in a discussion forum 
  • Student submission of an academic assignment 
  • Student submission of an exam 

If a student’s online activity indicates no participation for 14 days from the previous date of participation, students may be administratively withdrawn from the course, term, or university. 

Transfer Credit 

Students accepted for admission may be granted transfer credit for degree-level courses previously taken at another accredited institution. Upon enrollment into a degree program, students may request a review of their academic history and a determination about granting transfer credit will be made at the discretion of the University. Requesting transfer credit involves a review of previous academic work, including transcripts with the grades earned. Course syllabi may also be requested, when applicable. 

It is Adler University’s policy that a request for transfer credit for all courses within a student’s program must be received with all supporting documentation no later than the first day of the first course of the student’s degree program. 

Transfer credit requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Courses completed with a B or better grade for graduate coursework and a C or better grade for undergraduate coursework and completed within 10 years of the date of the student’s program matriculation will be considered for transfer credit. In some cases, credit earned more than 10 years prior to the start of a student’s program may be considered for transfer. Students must request consideration in writing, including a justification for their request. Students may transfer up to 30 credits toward the Online Campus` bachelor`s degree program and up to 12 credits toward any Online Campus master’s degree program. Students may transfer up to 39 credits toward the Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and 41 credits toward the Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership program.

Leave of Absence 

A Leave of Absence (LOA) refers to the specific time period during a program when a student is not in active attendance. Students on a LOA are considered to have withdrawn for financial aid purposes and their student loans will come due after any applicable grace period. 

Applicants admitted on a conditional basis are not eligible to take a leave of absence until they no longer occupy conditional status. 

Bachelor`s degree students may take a LOA for no more than two consecutive course periods, with a total not to exceed six full-course periods. Master’s degree students may take a LOA for no more than two consecutive full-course periods, with a total not to exceed four full-course periods. Doctoral degree students may take a LOA for no more than two consecutive full-course periods, with a total not to exceed six full-course periods. 

Students may take a LOA by completing a Leave of Absence form, including necessary signatures, and submitting it to the Department of Student Experience and Academic Advising. 

Students who desire an additional one-term leave of absence past two consecutive full-course periods may provide a written request to the Director of Student Experience and Academic Advising.  However, the total number of leaves may not extend past three LOA’s at any given time nor exceed four course periods for master’s students and six course periods for bachelor`s and doctoral students. 

The LOA will be noted on the student’s transcript for each course period. Time approved for an LOA does not change or lengthen the maximum time allowed for degree completion. 

Students who do not return from an LOA by the agreed-upon term may be administratively withdrawn from the University.