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CLARIFICATION OF THE AFFILIATED STUDIES COURSEWORK AND RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS IN THE UNIVERSITY CHAPTER IN THE THE UNDERGRADUATECATALOG, 2006-2008

On page 18, under the heading GRADUATION, in the University chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

To receive an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a student must fulfill all the requirements for the degree as set forth in a catalog under which he or she is eligible to graduate and any special requirements of the college or school and department offering the degree, as well as the following minimum general requirements:

1.
The student must have a grade point average of at least 2.00 on all courses undertaken at the University (including credit by examination, correspondence, and extension) for which a grade or symbol other than Q, W, X, or CR is recorded. Additional requirements imposed by a college or school, if any, are given in the college’s chapter in this catalog.

2.
[A] The student must fulfill the following requirements regarding coursework taken in residence. Residence credit includes only courses taken at the University of Texas at Austin; it does not include credit by examination, courses taken by extension or correspondence, and on-line courses that are recorded as transfer credit. Coursework in university-approved affiliated study abroad programs (international provider programs) is treated as residence credit for requirements 2a and 2b below. However, coursework in university-approved affiliated study abroad programs may not be used to fulfill requirement 2c.

[Additional requirements imposed by a college or school, if any are given in the college’s chapter of this catalog.]

[In the context of requirements 2a and 2b, coursework in approved affiliated study abroad programs (international provider programs) is treated as residence credit. However, coursework in study abroad programs may not be used to fulfill requirement 2c.]

a. The student must complete in residence at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree. 9
b. Twenty-four of the last thirty semester hours counted toward the degree must be completed in residence.
c. At least six semester hours of advanced coursework in the major must be completed in residence.

Additional requirements imposed by a college or school, if any are given in the college’s chapter of this catalog. Many degree plans include residence rules in addition to the above University-wide requirements; the appropriate academic units have the discretion to determine applicability of university-approved affiliated study abroad credit towards all other residency requirements. Course equivalency and University approval of study abroad courses are determined by the appropriate academic units.

{no changes made to requirements 3-4}


9. This requirement is waived for students in the Accelerated Track for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a degree program for registered nurses, who hold associate’s degrees or diplomas in nursing.