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Undergraduate Program Policies

Graduation Requirements

Online Eight-week Terms and Course Credits

You can enroll in Florida Tech at any time and begin your studies six convenient times during the year. Each course is presented in eight-week terms with three semester credit hours. As long as you meet the prerequisites, you may take your courses in any order. Upon successful completion of Florida Tech’s academic requirements, you will receive your degree. You can be assured, it's the same diploma earned by your on-campus counterparts.

If you transfer in your associate’s degree, it may be possible to earn a bachelor’s degree in two years or less. For full details, call University Alliance toll-free at 888-622-7344.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

  • Students must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA to graduate.
  • Students may only register for two classes per term.
Associate Degree Requirements
Core and Major Education: 37-55 credit hours
Restricted and Free Electives: 6-27 credit hours
Total: 61-64 credit hours
Bachelor Degree Requirements
Core and Major Education: 97-115 credit hours
Restricted and Free Electives: 9-24 credit hours
Total: 121-124 credit hours

Grading Requirements

Undergraduate work is evaluated by letter grades, with only grades of A, B, C, D and P being credited toward degrees. A grade of F is a failing grade in undergraduate programs for which students will receive no credit. A grade of I indicates incomplete work and the work must be completed in specified time or it will become an F. Failed courses must be repeated at the earliest opportunity if they are required courses.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

A student’s academic standing is expressed by a cumulative grade point average. It’s determined by dividing the total number of grade points earned at Florida Tech by the total number of credit hours attempted. The number of grade points for each course is the product of the credit hours for the course: 4 for A, 3 for B, 2 for C, 1 for D and 0 for F. Plus and minus grades (e.g., B+) are not used at Florida Tech. The GPA is truncated at three digits.

Note: University policies are subject to change. Please consult the official Florida Institute of Technology catalog for the most up-to-date information.

An undergraduate student who takes a graduate course and wishes it to be included on his or her undergraduate transcript must submit a written request to the Office of the Registrar. Once the graduate course has been included on the undergraduate transcript it cannot be used toward fulfillment of the requirements of any graduate degree, except in the case of approved accelerated master’s program.

Probation Initiation

An undergraduate student is placed on academic probation at the end of any term completed with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) less than 2.0. All condensed format courses, including eight-week University Alliance courses, will be reviewed at the end of the 8-week term.

Probation Termination

The student’s academic performance will be reviewed at the end of the probationary term. If the cumulative GPA has increased to 2.0 or greater, the probationary status is removed.

Probation Dismissal

If the cumulative GPA has not increased to 2.0 or greater at the end of the probationary term, the probationary status will continue. If the cumulative GPA exceeds the applicable minimum level defined as follows, where the number of credit hours includes transfer credits, credits by examination and all Florida Tech credits earned.

0 to 59 credit hours at least 1.50
60 to 89 credit hours at least 1.70
90 or more credit hours at least 1.90

A student is academically dismissed at the end of any probationary term in which the cumulative GPA does not reach the level defined in the preceding paragraph, with the exception of a student who has been reinstated and is meeting all reinstatement conditions.

Dismissal may result from cheating or plagiarism when acted on by the University Disciplinary Committee and approved by a committee consisting of the student’s college/school dean, the associate provost for student affairs and dean of students, and members of the faculty and student body.

Notification of academic dismissal from the university will be sent to the student by the University Registrar.

Reinstatements

An academically dismissed student may be reinstated for educationally sound reasons by special action of the Academic Standing Committee of the college or school in which the student is enrolled. A letter requesting reinstatement should be submitted to the committee through the Program Chair. A student who has been away from the university for four or more consecutive terms and was dismissed after the last term of enrollment must submit a letter of appeal for reinstatement. The letter is sent to the Office of Online Programs along with the application for readmission. Students reinstated by the Academic Standing Committee may be subject to special requirements as determined by the committee. Failure to meet the conditions specified at the time of reinstatement will result in a second dismissal, with the student retaining the right to request another reinstatement, although such requests are normally granted only in extraordinary cases.