Academic Policies

It is the responsibility of the graduate candidate to become thoroughly informed about the general regulations as stated in this catalog.

The graduate candidate is responsible for completing all program requirements within the permitted time limit. Academic policies of the Graduate Education program are made and enforced by the Graduate Academic Curriculum and Policy Committee (GACPC). Requests for clarification or exceptions to these policies must be made through the Dean of Education to this body.

Graduate study is generally more research oriented and more specialized and in-depth than undergraduate education. Graduate candidates are expected to show maturity and resourcefulness and to accept the responsibility of meeting the demands of challenging course work. They are also expected to have organized and disciplined work habits that maximize success in demanding courses.

A candidate is admitted to the pool of accepted applicants after she/he has submitted all required materials to the Graduate Admissions Office, completed an online application, and when the materials have been reviewed and approved by the Dean of Education. Formal admission occurs after the candidate has completed the required orientation advising session, signed a curriculum contract and completed registration. Admission allows the candidate to take initial coursework and to receive financial aid. Formal admission and continuous progress requirements vary by program. Successful scores on all program assessments, meeting requirements at the various checkpoints, a 3.0 GPA, and compliance with the qualitative standards for coursework are also requirements for the degree.


This catalog is a description of the academic programs, policies, facilities, services, and staff of the Graduate Education program at Georgetown College. It describes what is available and what is expected in order to complete a program of study successfully. This catalog is essential for planning one’s academic experiences, and can be most useful when supplemented with faculty advising and guidance.

This catalog is not an offer to make a contract. While the information in this catalog is current at the time of publication, Georgetown College reserves the right to change or delete any of its courses of study, course offerings, schedule, tuition, and other changes, policies or programs of the College at any time and without any notice. General academic policies published in the Georgetown College Catalog are applied when there is not a separate policy stipulated in the Graduate Education Catalog. The Georgetown College Catalog is available online or in print copy through the Registrar’s Office.

A candidate for a degree may choose to graduate under the regulations of the catalog in force at the time of enrollment or any subsequent catalog, provided that the catalog chosen is not more than seven years old. A student must have been enrolled under the catalog chosen and must conform to the degree requirements of that catalog.

While Georgetown College is committed to academic quality, the College is not able to guarantee that a student’s pursuit of a particular course of study will result in any profession or occupation, or admission to other undergraduate or graduate courses of study at other institutions. Advisors and college officials make every effort to provide current information to students, but it is the student’s responsibility to know all applicable policies and degree requirements.

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