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CHAPTER I: GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1: Registration (Regs.5-15)

5. (Senate Regulation 540)

Credit toward a University degree may be earned only for work or examinations for which a student has registered. Such registration requires prior approval by the Faculty concerned, but the appropriate Graduate Council may grant exceptions to persons seeking higher degrees. With the approval of the appropriate Faculty, under written petition, a student in good standing who is enrolled in a limited amount of regular class work may undertake certain matriculation or University examinations for advanced standing.

10. (Senate Regulation 542)

  1. No student may enter upon any organized instructional activity until he or she has registered and his/her enrollment has been approved by the appropriate study-list authority. No student may begin or continue a course if the officer of instruction in charge considers him or her unqualified by lack of preparation. Late registration may not be used to justify inadequate performance in a course.
  2. In the Santa Barbara Division an instructor's refusal to permit a student to begin or continue a course may be appealed on grounds that such refusal arises from discrimination on political grounds, or for reasons of race, religion, sex, ethnic origin, or for other arbitrary or personal reasons. The procedure for the initiation of such an appeal is that set forth in Appendix V-A. However, the only final recommendations and decisions to be made by the officers and the committees therein specified shall be to deny or authorize the student's entry into, or continuation in the course concerned. (Am 22 Apr 99)

15. (Senate Regulation 544)

  1. A UC student's home campus must permit a student in good standing to enroll simultaneously in courses offered by the home campus and in course(s) offered by any other UC campus. However, non-home campuses are not obliged to accept enrollment by students from other UC campuses. Each campus may set an upper limit on the total number of non-home campus simultaneous enrollment units or courses its own student may apply toward graduation requirements.
  2. In order to ensure that the units will count toward any requirements, including unit requirements, students in residence at their home campus must inform the home campus in writing before enrolling in a course offered by another UC campus. This may be accomplished by electronic or conventional means, according to the home campus's procedures.
  3. If the student wishes a simultaneous enrollment course taken on a non-home UC campus to satisfy a breadth, major, or other specific requirement (other than unit credit), the student is responsible for determining that an existing formal agreement establishes that the course will satisfy the requirement OR for securing approval, in advance of registering, from the relevant academic unit on the home campus. If these requirements are not met, the home campus may refuse to allow the course to satisfy specific requirements (other than unit requirements). (Resc 13 May 97; En 27 May 99)

Section 2: Grades and Credit (Regs. 20-40)

20.

Except as provided in Divisional Regulation 36, the work of all students in the Santa Barbara Division shall be reported in terms of the following grades:
  1.  
  2. Undergraduate Courses
    • A (excellent)
    • B (good)
    • C (adequate)
    • D (barely passing)
    • F (not passing)
    • P (passed)
    • NP (not passed)
    • I (incomplete)
    • IP (in progress)
    • W (withdrawal)
    Graduate Courses
    • A (excellent)
    • B (good)
    • C (adequate)
    • D (barely passing)
    • F (not passing)
    • S (satisfactory)
    • U (unsatisfactory)
    • I (incomplete)
    • IP (in progress)
    • NG (no grade)
    • NR (no report)

    The grades A, B, C, D may be modified by plus (+) or minus (-) suffixes. Grade points per unit shall be assigned by the Registrar as follows: A--4, B--3, C--2, D--1, F, I, IP, P, NP, S, U -- none. Units, but not grade points, are assigned by a P or an S grade; however, the units awarded shall not be counted in computing grade-point averages. Minus grades carry three-tenths grade point less per unit and plus grades (excluding A+) three-tenths grade point more per unit than unsuffixed grades. The grade A+ carries 4.0 grade points per unit, the same as for an unsuffixed A; but when A+ is reported it represents extraordinary achievement [see, also, Regulation 36(A)]. (Am 14 Apr 77; Sen Assy 24 May 90, AM 7 Nov 96; Am 28 Jan 99)

    Undergraduate students with less than a C average (2.0) are subject to academic probation and are not eligible to graduate. [See Divisional Regulation 45(A) and Senate Regulation 634, which is the same as Divisional Regulations, Chapter I, Regulation 77].

  3. All grades except I and IP are final when filed by an instructor in his/her end-of-term course report, subject to the provisions of Regulation 25. However, an instructor may report a correction of a recorded course grade at any time if a clerical or procedural error has been made; furthermore, an instructor may report to the Registrar an altered course grade based on suitable and appropriate re-evaluation of a student's performance within the next term following that in which the original grade was received, subject to the following restrictions [see, also, Divisional Legislative Ruling 2.69, Appendix II]:
    1. The basis for change is found in the work previously accomplished in the course in question by the student as a part of his/her regular participation in class activities.
    2. The change in the student's grade will not create inequities to others whose grades are fixed.
    3. No term grade, except I, may be revised by re-examination.
    4. No change from letter grade to Passed/Not Passed basis or the converse will be allowed. A grade may be changed to an I only with the approval of the dean, and the change is subject to the conditions of 20(D)(1). (Am 24 May 78)
  4. Repetition of undergraduate courses not authorized by the appropriate Committee on Courses to be taken more than once for credit is subject to the following conditions:
    1. A student may repeat only those courses in which he/she received a grade of C-, D+, D, D-, F, NP or W. Such courses may be repeated on a Passed/Not Passed basis if the course is so offered. In no case, however, shall an NP grade replace an earlier letter grade in the computation of the grade-point average. Courses in which an NP has been received may be repeated on a letter-grade basis, if the course is so offered. (Am 20 May 82; Sen Assy 24 May 90)
    2. Repetition of a course more than once requires approval by the appropriate dean in all instances.
    3. Degree credit for a course will be given only once, but the grade assigned at each enrollment shall be permanently recorded.
    4. In computing the grade-point average of an undergraduate who repeats courses in which he/she received a C-, D+, D, D-, or F, only the most recently earned grades and grade points shall be used for the first 16 units repeated. Units earned in only one of these attempts may be counted toward satisfaction of graduation requirements. In the case of additional repetitions, the grade-point average shall be based on all grades assigned and total units attempted, except for this first 16 units. (Am 20 May 82; Acad Cncl 14 Jul 82)
    1. The grade Incomplete (I) may be assigned when a student's work is of passing quality [as defined in Divisional Regulation 20 and 35], but is incomplete. The notation No Grade (NG) will be assigned to graduate students when a grade is not turned in for the student. The notation No Record (NR) will be assigned to graduate students when a course report is not turned in for a class. An I grade may be placed on a student's record only if the completed "request for an I Grade" form, with the necessary processing fee paid, is on file in the Registrar's Office, signed by the instructor, and indicating the reason for assigning the I grade, the student's grade to that point, the nature of the course work to be completed, the percentage of the final grade to be based on that work, and the deadline, if any, for submitting the work. Copies will be sent to the student, the instructor, the department chair, and the dean. In the absence of the form, an F or NP grade shall be recorded by the Registrar when an I is reported for a student.

      A student is entitled to have the grade of Incomplete, or No Grade or No Record notations in the case of graduate students, replaced by a passing grade as determined by the instructor concerned, and to receive unit credit and appropriate grade points upon satisfactory completion of the work of the course by the end of the term following the term in which the NG or NR notations, or the I grade was reported, whether or not the student is registered or the course is offered. Unless the work is completed and a grade reported to the Registrar; by the deadline, the I, NG, or NR shall be changed automatically to an F, NP, or U as appropriate. If the instructor is unavailable, the chairperson of the department in which the course was offered is authorized to supervise the completion of the work and to make the appropriate grade change. The chairperson of the department in which the course was offered also has authority to extend the deadline for completion in the event of unusual circumstances that would clearly impose an unfair hardship on the student if the original deadline were maintained. A copy of each authorization of extension of deadline will be sent to the dean. (79; Am 7 Nov 96; Am 28 Jan 99)

    2. In the calculation of an undergraduate student's grade-point average, the grade Incomplete (I) is disregarded, except as provided in Senate Regulation 634 [see Divisional Regulations, Chapter I, Regulation 7779; Am 7 Nov 96].
    3. An I grade on the student's record at the time of graduation in a course not necessary for the fulfillment of degree requirements may be removed only up to the end of the fifth week of the term following the date of graduation. If not removed, it will not be changed to an F, NP, or U, but will remain an I permanently. At the time of graduation, an I grade in a course taken for a letter grade must be utilized in the computation of the grade-point average, in accordance with Senate Regulation 634 [see Divisional Regulations, Chapter I, Regulation 7779; Am 7 Nov 96].
  5. The grade IP (in progress) may be assigned provisionally in each but the last term of a course sequence extending over more than one term, provided that the course sequence has been approved for such grading by the Executive Committee of the appropriate college or school and the Committee on Undergraduate Courses or the Graduate Council. In the last term the letter grades assigned in accordance with Divisional Regulation 20(A) replace such provisional grades. (Am 24 May 79; Sen Assy 20 Nov 79; Am 7 Nov 96)
  6. The W grade will be assigned when an undergraduate student withdraws from the University or drops a course after the period for change of program established by the Executive Committee of the college or school [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II] in which the student is enrolled. Only the Registrar may assign a W and it will be assigned to the student for each course affected. Courses in which a W has been entered on the student's transcript will be disregarded in determining a student's grade-point average and will not be considered as courses attempted in assessing the student's satisfaction of Senate Regulation 634 [see Divisional Regulations, Chapter I, Regulation 77] for graduation [see Divisional Regulation 20(A)]. (Am 24 May 90, Sen Assy 79; Am 7 Nov 96)

25. Contested Grades in the Santa Barbara Division

The term grade assigned to an individual student or, in the College of Creative Studies the number of units assigned, may be appealed on the grounds that the grade (or the number of units) was based on an evaluation of the student's work by criteria that were not clearly and directly related to student's performance in the course for which the grade was assigned. [See Appendix V for appeal procedure] (Am 22 Apr 99)

30.

  1. With the approval of the departments concerned, individual study and research, or other individual graduate work undertaken by a graduate student may be evaluated by means of the grades Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
  2. The grade S shall denote work of quality that would otherwise be awarded the grade B [not B-] or better. No credit will be allowed for work graded U. Courses graded S or U are disregarded in computing the grade-point average. (Am 7 Nov 96)
  3. Departments may offer graduate courses on an S/U only basis with the approval of the Graduate Council.
  4. With the approval of the Graduate Council, departments may designate certain graduate courses in addition to those noted in (A) above as available to the student on a letter-grade or an S/U basis, or in the case of undergraduate students admitted to the course, Passed/Not Passed.
  5. With the approval of the Graduate Council, departments may designate certain graduate courses as available on an S/U basis to students not majoring in or otherwise concentrating on the subject matter in question, providing the students have the approval of their Graduate Advisors.

35.

A student in good standing may undertake courses on a Passed/Not Passed basis subject to the following limitations and to such additional limitations as may be adopted by the Faculties of the various colleges and schools. Subject to the same limitations , a student on probation may elect the Passed/Not Passed option only in those courses offered exclusively on a Passed/Not Passed basis. The grade P will be awarded only for work which would otherwise receive a grade of C [not C-] or better. [In the College of Creative Studies these grades are governed by Divisional Regulation 36; see, also, Senate Legislative Ruling 3.67.B, Appendix II]

  1. At the time the degree is awarded, students enrolled in a Bachelor's program may receive graduation credit for courses graded P which were undertaken and passed on the UCSB campus [see Divisional Regulation 20(A)], subject only to:
    1. the limitation that at least 120 units taken in residence must be taken on a letter-grade basis as part of the requirements for graduation, or
    2. the limitation that a minimum of two-thirds of the units taken in residence at UCSB must be taken on a letter-grade basis as part of the requirement for graduation.
  2. A department may, after securing approval of the Undergraduate Council; and the Executive Committee of the appropriate college or school [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II], designate which "major" courses may be taken on a Passed/Not Passed basis, with a maximum of eight such units being allowed per student [see, also, Divisional Legislative Ruling 3.74 and Divisional Committee on Undergraduate Courses Ruling 3.70, Appendix III]. However, in the Art Department, the "student's major" is understood to refer to either Art History or to a studio emphasis, so that art majors with a major in Art History may take required studio courses on a Passed/Not Passed basis, and conversely art majors with an emphasis in studio may take required art history courses on a Passed/Not Passed basis (up to a maximum of eight units).
  3. Units earned on a Passed/Not Passed basis count toward the degree requirements but the course is disregarded in computing the student's grade-point average. If a student earns more than eight units of NP grades in any one term, or more than 20 units of NP grades in all terms of University enrollment combined, the Faculty or its agents may prohibit or restrict for any specified period of time his or her further exercise of the P/NP option. In the case of repeated courses in which an NP grade was earned for the first attempt, the original NP grade will be ignored in the determination of the 20 units total.
  4. Undergraduate courses may be offered on a Passed/Not Passed only basis with the approval of the Undergraduate Council and the Executive Committee of the appropriate college or school [CC 23 July 80; see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II]
  5. Election of the Passed/Not Passed option must be indicated when programs are filed. On approval by petition prior to the end of the seventh week of instruction, a student may change a Passed/Not Passed enrollment to an enrollment under the letter-grade system (A-F), and vice versa [see, however, Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.75, Appendix II]. Class enrollment lists distributed by the Registrar; prior to the assignment of term grades shall not indicate Passed/Not Passed enrollments. (Am 10 Oct 85)
  6. Any University Extension courses under the jurisdiction of the Santa Barbara Division may be taken on a Passed/Not Passed basis with the approval of the instructor and the department concerned, and subject to such further conditions as the Divisional Committee on Extended and International Education may impose. Note Senate Regulation 812 regarding enrollment in University Extension while a resident student. (CC 23 Jul 80)

36.

Grade points as well as unit credit earned in concurrent enrollment courses taken through UCSB Extension will be counted in computing the grade-point average of subsequently admitted or readmitted students. (En 2 Nov 00)

38.

The work of each student in the College of Creative Studies shall be evaluated as follows:

  1. Courses taken in the College are to be reported in terms of Passed/No Record. The grade Passed shall be strictly reserved for work of satisfactory quality. For each course in which he/she earns a grade of Passed the student shall receive from one to six units of credit, as determined by the instructor of the course. Courses for which the grade of Passed is inappropriate are removed from the student's record. (Approved May 75 as a three-year experiment. Approved without restriction 28 Mar 79.) [See, also, Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.77, Appendix II]
  2. Courses taken outside the College of Creative Studies shall be reported as provided in Regulation 20.

40. (Senate Regulation 620)

Credit by examination may be earned only in accordance with general policies established by the appropriate committee on courses in each Division. The deans of the several schools and colleges shall have the power to approve or reject any application for the examination. [See, also, Divisional Committee on Undergraduate Courses Ruling 4.70, Appendix III]

Section 3: Scholarship Regulations (Regs. 45-46)

45.

  1. The following minimum provisions shall govern the scholastic status of all undergraduate students [as indicated in strictly internal University records; see Divisional Regulation 35 and Senate Regulation 902] at Santa Barbara except students in the College of Creative Studies:
    1. Academic Probation: An undergraduate student shall be placed on academic probation if at the end of any term while he/she is in good standing his or her cumulative grade-point average is less than 2.0 computed on the total of all courses undertaken in the University (however, see paragraph (D) below). (Am 29 Nov 72, Sen Assy)
    2. Academic Disqualification: An undergraduate student shall be subject to academic disqualification from the University if:
      1. at the end of any term his or her grade-point average for that term is less than 1.5, or
      2. while on academic probation his or her grade-point average for any term falls below 2.0, or
      3. after two consecutive terms on academic probation he/she has not achieved a grade-point average of 2.0 computed on the total of all courses undertaken in the University (however, see paragraph (D) below). (Am 29 Nov 72, Sen Assy)
    3. Minimum Cumulative Progress. [Effective Fall 2008] An undergraduate student is required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units in each Fall, Winter and Spring quarter and to maintain the minimum cumulative progress in accordance with the chart, below. An undergraduate student who does not fulfill the unit requirements of the minimum cumulative progress in the previous two completed Fall/Winter/Spring quarters shall be placed on cumulative progress probation and after four completed Fall/Winter/Spring quarters shall be subject to disqualification from further registration at the University. Petitions for exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the dean or designate, and may be granted only for special circumstances, including study abroad and participation in the UC Washington Center and UC Center Sacramento.
      Minimum Cumulative Progress
      Number of Completed Quarters Units Completed (excluding AP)
      1 12
      2 27
      3 42
      4 56
      5 71
      6 86
      7 101
      8 116
      9 132
      10 148
      11 164
      12 180
    1. Units earned during a summer session at UCSB or at another accredited school and transferred to UCSB shall be counted toward the minimum cumulative progress. These units may not be used to offset the minimum 12 units per quarter requirement.
    2. For students who enter directly out of high school, units earned under the following two circumstances are not counted toward expected cumulative progress: 1) Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Examinations; 2) enrollment in college courses while in high school or prior to admission to UCSB.
    3. For transfer students entering with 90-105 units, expected cumulative progress will begin at quarter 7 as outlined in the table above. Advanced standing units upon admission will be counted toward cumulative progress. However, while registered and enrolled in a regular quarter at UCSB, a minimum of 12 units per quarter is required.
    4. Up to 16 units of an allowable repeated course will be calculated as units passed [See also SBR 20C]. Units graded IP (In Progress) will be counted as units passed. Units graded I (Incomplete) are not counted as units passed. When the grade I is replaced by a passing grade, the units will be counted toward cumulative progress for the quarter in which the course was taken.
    5. Students will be exempt from a normally scheduled for review if they have had an approved deficit load in either of the previous two quarters. Students with permanent approved deficit loads are exempt from this regulation for the duration of their college career.
    6. For college-specific norms see the Divisional Regulations as follow:
      1. College of Creative Studies: SBR 46, and 145
      2. College of Engineering: SBR 150
      3. College of Letters and Science: SBR 155 (Am 7 Jun 07)
    1. An undergraduate student on academic probation is under such supervision as the Faculty of his or her college or school may determine. The continued registration or the return of an undergraduate student subject to academic disqualification is at the discretion of the Faculty concerned, or its authorized agent, and is subject to such conditions as that Faculty may impose. (Am 29 Nov 72, Sen Assy).
    2. Undergraduate students in particular schools or colleges may be subject to more stringent norms with respect to academic probation or disqualification, but only on the basis of regulations adopted by a Division of the Senate and approved by the Assembly of the Senate.
  2. To transfer from one campus of the University to another, or from one college or school to another on the same campus, a student who has been academically disqualified or is on academic probation must obtain the approval of the Faculty, or its designated agent, to whose jurisdiction transfer is sought. Upon completion of the transfer, the student is subject to the supervision specified in paragraph (B).
  3. Variances from A.1 and 2.B and C of this regulation must be approved by the Assembly. (Am 7 Jun 07)

46.

  1. Continued registration; in the College of Creative Studies is governed by the following provisions:
    1. each student in the College must maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.0 in all University courses undertaken outside the College;
    2. continuation in a major is subject to Divisional Regulation 105.I. (Am 4 Dec 14)
  2. Students subject to withdrawal from the College as specified in paragraph (A) shall be under such supervision as the Faculty of the College may determine. In the case of students with scholastic deficiencies in courses taken outside the College, the Faculty or its designated agents may exercise the authority specified in Regulation 45.

Section 4: Withdrawal from Courses (Regs. 50-55)

50.

To withdraw from a course after the period for change in study-list set by the Executive Committee of the college or school [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II] or the Graduate Council, approval by petition to the dean or Dean of the Graduate Division (hereafter included in "dean' as pertains to graduate students) must be obtained. At the dean's discretion, the student's registration in the course may be canceled, or the student may be excused from further attendance and the Registrar be directed to enter a grade of F, NP, U or W (where appropriate) on the official transcript. The dean may also stipulate that re-enrollment in the course(s) will be authorized only with his or her approval. A student who wishes to withdraw completely from all courses on the study-list for the term after the period for change established by the Executive Committee or Graduate Council, will be required to obtain, by petition, the approval of the dean. At the dean's discretion, the student's registration in all courses will be canceled, or the Registrar will be directed to enter the grade of W for each course on the student's study-list. (Am 24 May 90, Sen Assy; Am 7 Nov 96)

55. (Senate Regulation 912)

A registered student who withdraws from the University before the end of the term without authorization duly certified by the Registrar shall receive a grade of F or, where appropriate, Not Passed or Unsatisfactory in each course in which the student is enrolled. (Am 7 Nov 96)

Section 5: American History and Institutions (Reg. 60)

60. (Senate Regulation 638)

A knowledge of American history and of the principles of American Institutions under the federal and state constitutions is required of all candidates for the degree of A.B., B. Arch. [not given at UCSB], and B.S. This requirement may be met by passing an examination or examinations under the direction of the appropriate committee [see Divisional Bylaw 115] or by passing any course or courses of instruction that may be accepted as satisfactory by that committee. The papers submitted in the examination shall be rated Passed/Not Passed.

Section 6: Foreign Language (Reg. 65)

65.

  1. Equivalents

    Foreign language requirements established by individual major departments may be satisfied partially or wholly by one foreign language taken in high school, in accordance with a schedule which equates two years of a given language in high school to University courses 1, three years to courses 1, 2, and 3, four years to courses 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5, and five years to courses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
  2. Examination

    Except for students in the College of Creative Studies, freshman students who have completed a level of high school foreign language work sufficient to satisfy the foreign language requirements of the major must also pass at that level the placement examination prescribed by the foreign language department concerned.

    An entering freshman electing to complete the foreign language requirements of the major in a language previously studied in high school shall take, after his or her admission, a placement examination, his or her achievement in which will determine the amount of additional course work, if any, he/she will be required to completed in order to satisfy the requirement of that language.

Section 7: Persons in Charge of Courses; Guest Lecturers (Regs. 70- 72)

70. (Senate Regulation 750(A))

Only regularly appointed officers of instruction holding appropriate instructional titles may have substantial responsibility for the content and conduct of courses which are approved by the Academic Senate. [See, also, Divisional Legislative Ruling D11.70, Appendix II]

72. Guest Lecturers in Courses

Department chairs (or their equivalents) shall verify whether any guest lecturer in a course has substantial responsibilities for its content and conduct. If a lecturer has such responsibilities, his or her participation shall be approved only if the Chancellor authorizes an appropriate academic title. The chairman shall report his or her evaluation promptly to the Chancellor and quarterly to the Undergraduate Council. (Am 23 May 74)

Section 8: General, Systemwide Requirements (Regs. 75-80)

75. Residence Requirement

(Senate Regulation 612)

Except as provided in Senate Regulations 614 and 694, the minimum residence at the University of California required for a degree is three quarters (or two semesters). Each Summer Session in which a student completes at least two units may be used by him [or her] in satisfaction of half a term's residence. A Summer Session in which a student completes at least 6 units may be used as a semester of residence. (Am 9 Mar 83 Am 6Mar85).

(Senate Regulation 614)

With the approval of the dean of the candidate's college or school, a candidate for the Bachelor's degree who was in active service in the armed forces of the United States in the year preceding the award of the degree may be recommended for the degree after only one term of University residence in which the candidate completes at least 16 units or passes a comprehensive examination in his or her major field of concentration.

(Senate Regulation 630)
  1. Except as otherwise provided in this section and Senate Regulation 614, 35 (or 24 semester) units of the final 45 (or 30 semester) units completed by each candidate for the Bachelor's degree must be earned in residence in the college or school of the University of California in which the degree is to be taken. (Am 9 Mar 83 Am 23 May 01).
  2. [not applicable to UCSB]
  3. When two or more campuses of the University of California have approved a joint program of study, a student enrolled in such a program may meet the Requirement stated in Paragraph A by completing the requisite number of units in courses offered at any or all of the participating campuses. The student's program of study must be approved by the Dean, or equivalent officer of the School or College in which the degree is to be awarded. (En 13 May 97)
  4. A further exception to the rule stated in paragraph (A) above is made in the case of students who meet the residence requirement as provided in Senate Regulation 614.
  5. Except when Divisional Regulations provide otherwise, a student in the Education Abroad Program, the UC Washington, D.C., Program, or the UC Center in Sacramento Program may meet the residence requirement in accordance with the following provisions: (Am 27 May 99; Am 10 Mar 04; Am 10 Nov 04)
    1. A student who completes the graduation requirements while in the Education Abroad Program, the UC Washington, D.C., Program, or the UC Center in Sacramento Program may satisfy the requirements stated in paragraph (A) in the final 45 (or 30 semester) units preceding the student's entrance into the Education Abroad Program, the UC Washington, D.C., Program, or the UC Center in Sacramento Program. (Am 9 Mar 83; Am 10 Mar 04)
    2. Subject to the prior approval of the department concerned, a student who is enrolled in the Education Abroad Program, the UC Washington, D.C. Program, or the UC Center in Sacramento Program may satisfy the residence requirement by earning 35 (or 24 semester) of the final 90 (or 60 semester) units, including the final 12 (or 8 semester) units, in residence in the college or school of the University of California in which the degree is taken. (Am 7 Jun 72; Am 9 Mar 83; Am 10 Mar 04)

77. Scholarship Requirement

(Senate Regulation 634) Except as provided in Senate Regulation 782 for the grade of Passed/Not Passed, to receive a Bachelor's degree a student must obtain a grade-point average of at least 2.00 for all courses attempted in the University.. (En 30 Nov 69; Rev 4 May 95)

80. University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement (Senate Regulation 636)

  1. University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement is a reading and writing proficiency requirement. Each student must be able to understand and to respond adequately to written material typical of reading assignments in freshman courses. This ability must be demonstrated in student writing that communicates effectively to University faculty. (Am 30 Nov 83; Am 23 May 96; Am 19 Feb 2004)
  2. There are three ways a student may satisfy the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement prior to enrollment at the University of California: by passing the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Examination, by attaining an acceptable score on another approved test of Writing, or by earning at least 3 semester credits or 4 quarter units of transferable college credit in English composition. (Am 19 Feb 2004; Am 30 Jan 2008)
    1. The content of the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Examination shall be approved by the University Committee on Preparatory Education, which shall also set the passing standard on the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Examination.
    2. The list of approved tests of Writing shall be determined by the University Committee on Preparatory Education, with the concurrence of the Academic Council of the Academic Senate. The acceptable scores for each test of Writing shall be determined by the University Committee on Preparatory Education. (The current list of approved tests and the corresponding acceptable scores is on the University of California, Office of the President web site.)
    3. The student must earn a letter grade of at least C in any transferable college English composition course used to satisfy the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement. (Am 6 Mar 74; Am 28 May 80; Am 26 May 82; Am 30 Nov 83; Am 4 May 86; Am 23 May 1996; 30 Jan 2008)
  3. There are two ways a student may satisfy the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement subsequent to enrollment at the University of California: by passing the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Examination, or by successfully completing a course or program of study approved for that purpose by an appropriate agency of the Academic Senate Division of the student’s campus. (Am 28 May 80; Am 26 May 82; Am 19 Feb 2004; Am 30 Jan 2008)
    1. To satisfy the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement by means of a course, the student must earn a grade of C or above or its equivalent. A student who receives a final grade of C- or below has not fulfilled the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement and may repeat the course (s). (Am 30 Jan 2008)
    2. Any award of baccalaureate credit for University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement course(s) must be consonant with SR 761. (En 30 Nov 83; Am 19 Feb 2004; Am 30 Jan 2008)
  4. A student who has not satisfied the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement prior to enrollment at the University of California must do so as early as possible during the first year in residence. A student who has not satisfied the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement after three quarters or two semesters of enrollment will not be eligible to enroll for a fourth quarter or third semester. Exceptions to this requirement may be made by an appropriate agency of the Academic Senate Division of the student's campus. (Am 26 May 82; Am 23 May 96; Am 19 Feb 2004; Am 30 Jan 2008)
  5. Once enrolled at the University of California, a student must satisfy the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement before earning transfer credit for the purpose of satisfying any subsequent University of California writing requirements by taking courses at other institutions. (Am 30 Jan 2008)

(Am 18 Jan 18)

Section 9: Ethnicity Requirement (Regs. 85)

85. Ethnicity Requirement

[For College of Creative Studies, see Divisional Regulation 175(A)(3); for College of Letters and Science, see Divisional Regulations 185 and 210; for College of Engineering, see Divisional Regulation 205]

Section 10: Student Academic Integrity (Regs. 90)

90. Student Academic Integrity

  1. The Student Code of Conduct provides the governing definitions of academic dishonesty and regulations for student academic integrity. Departments and instructors may in writing supplement (but not contradict) these rules with department-specific or course-specific stipulations. Instructors shall make clear to students expectations regarding collaboration and sharing of material or effort in their course.
  2. Responsibility for handling cases involving academic integrity is dual, reflecting two jurisdictions on campus. A) The Office of Student Conduct, Student-Faculty Committee on Student Conduct, and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs have responsibility for student discipline, and so may act on cases of academic dishonesty. B) The faculty has responsibility for evaluating students' performance and assigning grades, which may reflect breaches of academic integrity. Coordination between these two jurisdictions is required in handling cases of academic dishonesty.
  3. Instructors who believe they have evidence of academic dishonesty in a course must inform the student(s) of their concern either in writing or in person and provide the student(s) an opportunity to respond.
  4. After providing the student(s) an opportunity to respond, instructors who believe they have evidence that a student has violated academic integrity rules shall notify the Office of Student Conduct and recommend any further action or disposition of the case (e.g., letter of reprimand, conduct hearing).
  5. In those cases in which the instructor wishes to have the student referred to the Student-Faculty Committee on Student Conduct, the instructor shall withhold the student's grade until the committee has rendered a decision and the instructor has been notified of the outcome. The instructor shall report the student's grade in the course, after considering the committee's findings.
  6. The Office of Student Conduct and the Student-Faculty Committee on Student Conduct shall make every effort to complete consideration of each case by the end of the academic quarter following that in which the alleged act of dishonesty occurred. In instances where its consideration of a case is not completed by the end of the subsequent quarter, the deadline by which the student's grade must be reported before it becomes an "F" shall be extended to the end of the quarter in which the case is completed. In instances of alleged academic dishonesty, the deadline for the student to contest the instructor's grade shall be either the end of the quarter subsequent to the course in question or thirty days after a grade is reported, whichever is later.
  7. The executive office of the division shall send a reminder regarding the regulation on academic dishonesty to all faculty at the start of each academic year.
  8. The Undergraduate Council, in consultation with the Graduate Council, the Executive Committees of all colleges, and the Office of Student Conduct, shall develop and periodically review guidelines for the implementation of this regulation on academic integrity. (En Mar 9 06)

(En 16 Mar 2006)