Dr. Frank Elwell
202 Prep Hall
felwell at rsu.edu
Purpose: This syllabus
is provided as a tool for you to manage your Plan of Study so that you
can graduate in a quick and academically sound manner. Along with your
advisor, you share considerable responsibility for your educational planning.
This syllabus should provide you with the information necessary for scheduling
Degree Plans: The
RSU degree plan in force at the time you enter any Oklahoma public college
or university constitutes your
Plan of Study. Degree plans appear
in the appropriate Rogers State Bulletin. Your Plan of Study is valid as
long as you are continuously enrolled, unless you opt for a newer degree
plan or the degree plan expires (degree plans are valid for seven years).
It is important that you keep this degree plan, along with any other paperwork
you are given by your advisor. Your degree plan serves as a guide to specific
classes you will have to take in order to finish your degree.
Advising Process: In
order to get into the classes you need, you are strongly encouraged to
enroll during "pre-enrollment" at Rogers State University. When you are
ready to enroll in classes you must make an appointment with your advisor.
Prior to arriving for your appointment you should review the class schedule
which is available on-line or in printed form. Based on the class schedule
and your degree plan, you should be able to select the classes you need.
Undergraduate students having
fewer than 30 semester hours of earned credit are classified as freshmen;
students having 30 to 59 semester hours are classified as sophomores; students
having 60 to 89 hours of earned credit are classified as juniors; and students
who have a minimum of 90 semester hours of earned credit are classified
as seniors. Students with less than 45 credit hours are not allowed to
take 3000 and 4000 level courses. Second semester sophomores may
take 3000-level or 4000-level courses only with the permission of the professor
and the head of the department in which the course is offered.
Fill out an enrollment form
and bring it with you to your scheduled appointment. During the advising
session, your advisor will make sure you have selected the proper classes
and possibly make suggestions for change. After your advisor signs your
enrollment form you are ready to take the form to the enrollment office.
Bulletin and Schedules:
may have questions regarding degrees, payment schedules, holidays, etc…
The Rogers State University Bulletin and class semester schedules are full
of important information that should answer most of the questions you may
have. Please take time to read these publications.
Grades: You are required
to score a "C" or better in all your major courses or you must retake the
General Education Requirements:
will notice on your degree plan that you have general education courses
that must be taken. These courses are important as they are designed to
develop important writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills as well
as help you understand the world in which we live. These courses are required
for graduation and are included in the overall grade point average.
All students who enter Rogers
State University must enroll in the appropriate composition course and
remain enrolled continuously until the composition sequence or the equivalent
is complete. Students should complete their general education math
course within the first 30 hours. Students should complete all general
education requirements within their first 60 hours.
When an Associate Degree
Candidate (AA/AS/AAS) has completed 35 hours, or a Bachelor Candidate (BA/BS/BIT)
75 hours, the student, in conjunction with her advisor, should request
a "Preliminary General Education Check” from the registrar.
Overall Grade Point Average:
order to graduate from Rogers State University you must have a 2.0 grade
point average or higher. Although the required graduation grade point average
is a 2.0 you are strongly encouraged to achieve a higher GPA. Employers
will evaluate your education not only based upon your degree but on how
well you did in your classes. Employers often seek to hire those that are
Graduation: In your
final semester of course work prior to graduation you must request a final
degree check from your advisor. The student's application for graduation
stimulates a final degree audit in the Office of Admissions and Records.
The following is a list of deadlines for requesting final degree checks:
Fall Graduation- October 1st
Spring Graduation- March 1st
Summer Graduation- May 1st
For other important
information regarding graduation requirements consult the Rogers State