Jun 08, 2023  
2017-2018 Evening, Weekend, Online Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Evening, Weekend, Online Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Academic Rules, Policies, & Information

The following policies guide the matriculation, withdrawal, and graduation of Lakeland graduate students, as well as establish the normal rules by which courses are conducted and credit is granted. Students who believe they have legitimate grounds for appealing or being excluded from the requirements of any Lakeland academic policy included in this catalog should address those appeals to the Provost.

Degree Requirements
  • Contingent upon continuous enrollment, students are allowed to complete any degree program offered by Lakeland University on the date of their first enrollment in the university, provided no substantive curricular changes have been made.
Semester Hour Definition
  • Lakeland’s academic policies all assume that the basic credit unit is the semester hour.
  • One Lakeland semester hour is equivalent to 1.5-quarter hours.
  • Unless designated otherwise, all Lakeland courses carry three semester hours of credit.
  • A full-time load for a student enrolled in a year of Lakeland classes is 18 semester hours (9 fall and 9 spring).
  • A semester hour represents not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week, for approximately fifteen weeks, or an equivalent amount of hours worked over a different span of time, or the equivalent amount of hours worked during other activities established by the University including but not limited to internships, practica, and other academic work at the graduate level, which results in the awarding of semester hours.