Transfer of Credit The Graduate School of Commerce requires
students to complete 30 credits of graduate level work in-residence. Because
of the cohort, lock-step format of the programs, transfer credit is not given.
Language Requirements. All foreign students, whose
first language is not English, are required to take the Virginia English Proficiency
Examination unless a waiver has been received by the Associate Dean. This is
not a substitute for the TOEFL examination required for admissions. Students
whose examination results are lower than deemed necessary for success in graduate
studies will be required to develop a plan of remedial study.
Enrollment Requirements Students must carry a minimum
of 9 credits to be considered a full time student at the University of Virginia.
Departmental program policies may vary as to the minimum semester credit requirements
within each program.
Incomplete Policy An IN is recorded when reasons known
to the professor are judged adequate to justify an extension of time to complete
course requirements. An IN may not be used to allow a student to attempt to
raise a grade at the end of the term. The time to change the IN to a grade is
determined between the student and the instructor, but may not exceed beyond
one semester in which the class was taken. Students must enter into a written
agreement specifying the remaining requirements and agreed-upon time line. If
the agreed time for completion has passed and the student has not met the agreement,
the grade automatically becomes an F unless changed by the instructor.
Program Attendance Given the intensive and cumulative
nature of the program, students are required to attend all scheduled class meetings.
In addition, students are expected to clearly communicate program commitments
to all relevant parties (i.e., both family and work relationships). In the event
that a student cannot be present for any part of the program, or falls behind
for any reason, it is the responsibility of the student to make up the work
in a manner that is approved by the faculty. Attendance may be reviewed periodically
by the faculty and absence from more than 20% of any course will automatically
result in an evaluation of non-performance ("F").
Leave of Absence Requests for a leave of absence should
be made in writing to the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and cannot exceed
one calendar year. Please note that due to the lockstep, cohort nature of McIntires
graduate programs, permission to take a leave of absence is granted only in
Withdrawals and Refund Policy Students may withdraw
from any program in the Graduate School of Commerce upon the following conditions:
- Withdrawals must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Graduate
- The withdrawal becomes effective the date it is received.
- Students who withdraw have no guarantee of readmission.
- All requests for refunds must be made in writing to the Associate
Dean for Graduate Programs.
- The date of the postmark, fax or in-person written request determines
the amount of any refund.
- Refunds are calculated according to the following conditions:
If the student withdraws before the first class
meeting, a full tuition refund, less a $12 processing fee, is granted.
If the student
has paid for materials, that fee is not refunded.
For courses of 10 or more sessions, 80% of the tuition
is refunded if the student withdraws between the first and second class
A refund of 60% of the tuition is granted for withdrawal between the second
and third class meetings. No refunds are awarded after the third class
For courses of three to nine sessions, 80% of the
tuition is refunded if the student withdraws between the first and second
No refunds are granted after the second meeting.
For courses of one or two sessions, no refund is
available after the course begins.
All departmental scholarship and fellowship allocations
are rescinded upon a students withdrawal.
Student Financial Services issues refund checks, if applicable.
Allow four to six weeks for processing refund payments. Please direct inquiries
to Student Financial Services.
Grade Changes After it has been submitted to the Office
of the University Registrar, no grade may be changed without the approval of
the dean. The dean is not authorized by the faculty to change a grade submitted
to the Office of the University Registrar except when an instructor certifies
that, because of errors in calculation or transcription, an incorrect grade
has been submitted.
Grade Appeals McIntire students who wish to appeal a
grade must first attempt to resolve the issue with the instructor of the course.
The appeal must be in writing and filed within thirty days of the first class
day of the following semester. Absent a satisfactory outcome, the student should
submit a written appeal to the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, who reviews
the matter and consults with the Graduate Program Committee. The final level
of appeal is to the Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce.