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George Mason University
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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog

Academic Policies

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AP.1 Registration and Attendance 


AP.1.1 Academic Calendar 

AP.1.2 Academic Load 

AP.1.3 Registration Procedure 

AP.1.4 Special Registration Procedure 

AP.1.5 Withdrawal 

AP.1.6 Attendance Policies 

AP.1.7 Re-enrollment After Previous Attendance 

AP.1.8 Undergraduate Leave of Absence 

AP.2 Course Information 


AP.2.1 General Information 

AP.2.2 Contact Hours 

AP.2.3 Undergraduate Numbering 

AP.2.4 Graduate Numbering 

AP.2.5 University Courses 

AP.3 Grading 


AP.3.1 Undergraduate Grading 

AP.3.2 Graduate Grading 

AP.3.3 Additional Grade Notations 

AP.3.4 Midterm Reports 

AP.3.5 Final Grades 

AP.3.6 Transcripts 

AP.3.7 GPA 

AP.3.8 Change of Grade 

AP.3.9 Grade Appeals 

AP.3.10 Final Exams 

AP.4 Degree Application, Conferral and Graduation 


AP.4.1 Application for Degree 

AP.4.2 Degree Conferral 

AP.4.3 Graduation 


AP.5 Undergraduate Policies 


AP.5.1 Student Classification 

AP.5.2 Academic Standing 

AP.5.3 Requirements for Undergraduate Programs 

AP.5.4 University Honors 

AP.5.5 Dean’s List 

AP.6 Graduate Policies 


AP.6.1 Student Classification 

AP.6.2 Full-time Classification 

AP.6.3 Academic Advising 

AP.6.4 Student Status 

AP.6.5 Credit by Exam, Reduction or Transfer 

AP.6.6 Graduate Academic Standing 

AP.6.7 Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Degrees 

AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates 

AP.6.9 Requirements for Master’s Degrees 

AP.6.10 Requirements for Doctoral Degrees 

AP.7 Research Policies 


AP.7.1 Human Subjects Research 

AP.7.2 Animal Use in Research 

AP.7.3 Research Misconduct