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University of Louisville Undergraduate CatalogSummer 2011 Spring 2012
Admission to the College of Arts & Sciences
Students are admitted to the College of Arts andSciences on either a matriculated or non-matriculated basis. High school visitors, visiting students fromother institutions, auditors, postbaccalaureatestudents, and students admitted as special studentsare considered non-matriculated. All other studentsare considered matriculated. Students planning toearn degrees from the College of Arts and Sciencesmust be matriculated in order for the credits theyhave earned to apply toward their degrees.Students admitted on a non-matriculated basis will benotified by the Office of Admissions of their statusand of the conditions of their enrollment at the timethey are accepted. Students admitted on amatriculated basis remain matriculated until theygraduate, transfer to another college, or aredismissed.Transfer students who left their last institution ingood standing and who have a standing of at least 2.0on a 4.0 scale may, upon presentation of transcriptsand satisfactory test scores (if applicable), requestmatriculation at the time of applying for admission.
Entering Arts & Sciences Freshmen Students
Admission for a normal course load is granted tostudents meeting the following requirements:
Graduation from an accredited high school witha grade point average of 2.5 or better, or successful completion of the General EducationDevelopment (GED) tests.
Completion of the Pre-College Curriculum (Stateof Kentucky) (see “Minimum AdmissionStandards for Public Universities inKentucky/Pre-College Curriculum” in theGeneral Information section of this catalog).
A composite ACT score at or above the nationalmean.Persons with deficiencies in the above areas may beeligible for admission under certain conditions:
Exceptionally gifted students who havecompleted three years of high school may beadmitted by action of the Admissions andAppeals Committee, provided recommendationsfrom high school counselors and teachers, previous academic records, test scores, and personal interviews indicate the ability tosucceed in college level work.
Students with pre-college curriculumdeficiencies are, in general, not admissible if they lack two courses in one area or threecourses overall. Exceptions are made if thestudent has a score of 22 (enhanced) or better onthe appropriate ACT subtest. Other exceptionsmust be approved by the College Admissionsand Appeals Committee. Students admitted byaction of the College Admissions and AppealsCommittee will be required to enroll in coursesto remove pre-college curriculum deficiencies.All deficiencies must be removed by the time thestudent completes twenty-four (24) semester hours of degree credit. Deficiencies may beremoved by successfully completing coursesoutlined in the Pre-College Curriculum sectionof this catalog.
Students who have a high school grade pointaverage between 2.25 and 2.49 may be admittedif the composite ACT score is 23 or above.
Students who have a composite ACT score of 18-19 may be admitted if the high school grade point average is 3.0-3.25 or above.
A student whose ACT College Reading score islower than 20 or whose SAT I verbal score islower than 470 must participate in the state-mandated Supplemented Study Program inCollege Reading. During their first semester of enrollment they must register for one section of anon-mathematics General Education courseoffered with a supplemented college readingcourse (GEN 105). Specific courses in thesupplemented program vary each semester andwill be listed in the Schedule of Courses.
Students who graduated from an unaccreditedhigh school may be admitted upon satisfactorycompletion of such examinations as the Collegefaculty may require. For further informationconsult the Admissions Office.
Conditional Admission
Students who do not qualify for automatic admissionor who cannot remedy deficiencies as prescribed in1-5 above may be admitted in conditional status if they meet the university’s minimum admissionstandards.1.Students admitted in conditional status whoseACT College Reading Scores are 18 and belowor whose SAT I Verbal Scores are 430 and below,must participate in the state-mandated
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Supplemented Study Program in CollegeReading. During their first semester of enrollment they must register for one section of anon-mathematics General Education courseoffered with supplemented study hours eachweek. Specific courses in the supplemented program vary each semester and will be listed inthe Schedule of Courses.2.Students admitted in conditional status mustregister for required developmental coursesimmediately following matriculation and mustcontinue to do so until all deficiencies have beenremoved.3.Students admitted in conditional status mayregister for a maximum of 14 credit hours of coursework in their first semester and 13 credithours of coursework each semester thereafter until removed from conditional status. Not allcourses are suitable for conditionally admittedstudents and enrollment restrictions exist.Students should consult their academic advisor regarding courses for which they are eligible toenroll.4.Students admitted in conditional status must beadvised prior to registration each semester untilremoved from conditional status.Students will be removed from conditional statuswhen the following requirements have been met:1.Successful completion of GEN 101: A & SOrientation;2.Successful completion of any requireddevelopmental courses;3.A grade point average of 2.0 or better on allcollege level courses; or 4.Completion of 24 degree applicable hours with aGPA of 2.0 or above.Students not meeting the requirements for admissionmay be admitted on a non-matriculated basis asspecial students by consent of the Dean or by actionof the Admissions and Appeals Committee. Specialstudents must pay the regular fees. Special studentsmay not become candidates for degrees except bysubsequently satisfying the requirements for admission on a matriculated basis.
High School Visitors
The College offers qualified high school students theopportunity to earn college credits by enrolling inselected freshman-level courses (i.e., courses at the100 or 200 level). The program is open to high schoolseniors, and in exceptional cases to juniors. In order to be admitted as a High School Visitor, a studentmust submit an application, a high school transcriptshowing a minimum grade point average of 3.0, testscores on the ACT or SAT in the top 70th percentile,and a recommendation letter from the high schoolcounselor or principal. High School Visitors mayenroll in one or two courses each semester, and mayearn a maximum of 24 college credits. All gradesearned by High School Visitors will be recorded onan official university transcript.
Transfer Students
Students who seek admission to the College withcredit for work taken at another institution or inanother college or school of the University of Louisville are transfer students. Such applicants may be admitted in good standing, admitted in SpecialStatus, or denied admission.Admission in good standing requires:
A grade point average of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 point scale based on all work attempted,excluding developmental courses (see “Transfer Students” in the General Information section of this catalog);
Good standing in the institution of lastattendance, including eligibility to return to thatinstitution;
Full disclosure of previous attendance in another school or college of this University and/or anyother post-secondary institution.Transfer students with fewer than twenty-four (24)acceptable credits must submit high schooltranscripts and ACT scores, and must meet therequirements for freshmen.
Admission in Special Status
Transfer students not meeting the above criteria may be admitted only in Special Status by action of theAdmissions and Appeals Committee. Such studentsare subject to the following guidelines:
Remain in special status with limited load asspecified by the Admissions and AppealsCommittee for a minimum of 24 semester hours.
Maintain a minimum 2.0 semester grade pointaverage for the first 24 semester hours attemptedin courses applicable to an Arts and Sciencesdegree.
Removed from special status after 24 semester hours if the cumulative grade point average is2.0 or above.
Suspended if the semester grade point average islower than 2.0 at the end of any semester.
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Students ineligible for admission in the College because of disciplinary action in another institution or another school of this University may be ruledeligible for admission to the College by the Dean;students who violate the full disclosure requirementwill be referred to the Admissions and AppealsCommittee for determination of a mandatorywithdrawal from the College for a period stipulated by the committee.
Additional Transfer Requirements
To be eligible for a degree from the College of Artsand Sciences, students transferring from a four-yeainstitution must complete at least 30 hours of work applicable to the degree as a student enrolled in theCollege, including 30 of the final 36 hours and aminimum of 6 credits in the declared major. Studentstransferring course work from a two-year college arecautioned that a maximum of 60 semester hours of credit from a two-year college may be applied towardthe minimum hours required for a baccalaureatedegree. The remaining semester hours of theminimum 121 hours required for the baccalaureatedegree must be completed at a four-year institution. If a student has earned more than 60 semester hours at atwo-year institution, the additional work may, if equivalent, be applied toward fulfillment of generaleducation or other requirements, but will not beapplied toward earned hours.Students must complete at least 50 semester hours of course work numbered 300 or higher. Work from atwo-year or community college usually will not applyto this requirement. For this reason, students planningto transfer to this College from a community collegeor two-year college are advised to complete the lower level portion of the College’s General Educationrequirements and the foreign language series prior totransferring. Students who have transferred to theCollege should meet with an academic counselor of the Arts and Sciences Advising Center for assistancein evaluating their records for transfer credit.
Transfer Credit Evaluation
The College recognizes appropriate course work done at other accredited universities and colleges andaccepts that work according to the principles set forthin the American Association of Collegiate Registrarsand Admissions Officers Transfer Credit Practicesand state law. Transfer work that is college-level,academic in nature, and earned at appropriatelyaccredited institutions will be accepted as credittoward degree, consistent with policies in effect for resident students. Transfer students must be awarethat majors and/or programs may require a minimumof a “C” or better for certain degree requirements.Work graded “Pass” will not count toward fulfillmentof General Education requirements, the languagerequirement, or requirements specified in thestudent’s major program.Credits granted on the basis of examination and posted on an official transcript from a fully accreditedinstitution must be accompanied by a minimum of 24additional degree applicable semester hours (or theequivalent) completed at that institution.Courses that meet General Education requirementsmay be transferred under course equivalenciesestablished in the Office of Transfer Services. Incases where no equivalency is established, the Officeof Transfer Services will direct students to theuniversity academic department, school or collegewhere similar courses are offered for evaluation of transfer credits.The College will accept no more than 24 semester hours toward the 121 hours required for a degreewhich is completed by correspondence and/or extension work (which includes college creditsearned as a high school visitor at another institution).Work taken beyond the 24 hours may, however, beapplied toward General Education or other requirements.Transfer students who wish to major in creative artwill be required to submit portfolios before they cantake 300 level creative art classes. (Consult theDepartment of Fine Arts.)
Foreign Students
Foreign students who have a secondary school recordsufficient to predict college success and whodemonstrate proficiency in the English language will be admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences.Beginning applicants and transfer applicants whohave completed less than one full academic year of  postsecondary credit (fewer than 24 semester hoursof acceptable transfer credit) must submit test scoresfrom the American College Testing (ACT) program.Refer to the General Information section of thiscatalog for more information.
Persons not eligible for admission to the College, or not seeking admission for the purpose of takingcourses for credit, may receive permission to takecourses as auditors. All persons who audit classes
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