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  • Certificate Programs
    3 Business Plan This paper will be related to the student s studies and particular area of interest and will be submitted and presented to a two person faculty committee comprised of faculty selected by the student The faculty members selected for this committee should be selected from among those who teach courses that are approved for this certificate program The paper must receive a score of at least 75 using the attached grading rubric The committee will notify the registrar s office upon satisfactory completion of this requirement Total Hours Required 12 Global Perspectives Certificate The Global Perspectives Certificate provides students at Ferrum College the opportunity to expand their education beyond the boundaries of a standard major by selecting courses designed to prepare them for life in the twenty first century where traditional boundaries are rapidly giving way to broader cultural and global issues that demand new perspectives and new insights and knowledge Completion of the requirements of the Global Perspectives Certificate will prepare students to become better informed socially responsible and environmentally conscious members of the national and world community and thus better able to collaborate with people of diverse cultural attitudes beliefs and values as stated in the college s student learning outcomes Requirements I A minimum of six hours of foreign language study More recommended 6 hours II Religion 151 World Religions is required as the second course to fulfill the required 6 hour religion philosophy core requirement III A minimum of one course from the following list 3 hours PSC 277 African Politics Film and Literature 3 ENG 202 World Literature 3 THA 302 World Drama 3 RUS 402 20th Century Literature 3 SPA 403 Latin American and Spanish Short Story taught in Spanish 3 SPA 404 Selected Topics in Hispanic Literature taught in Spanish 3 IV A minimum of one course from the following list 3 hours HIS 371 China 3 HIS 373 India 3 HIS 374 Southeast Asia 3 HIS 375 Sub Saharan Africa 3 HIS 378 North Africa 3 HIS 380 Latin American History 3 RUS 304 Russian Culture 3 SPA 325 Spanish Culture 3 SPA 326 Latin American Culture 3 V One of the following science courses 2 hours Substitutions may be made SCI 121 Population Food and Environment 2 SCI 123 Global Ecology and Climate Change 2 SCI 126 Natural Resource Conservation 2 VI One of the following 3 hours This category provides choices related to the varied interests of the students pursuing a Global Perspectives Certificate ACC 407 International Accounting 3 BUS 420 International Business 3 BUS 492 493 Global Competitiveness Practicum 3 ECO 315 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 3 ECO 330 International Trade 3 HUM 300 Holocaust 3 HUM 333 Intercultural Conflict Mediation 3 PSC 306 Politics and Human Rights 3 PSC 435 Political Economy of Development 3 PSC 440 International Law and Organization 3 VII An international travel E Term course or an approved study abroad course with another provider 3 hours VIII Capstone research paper related to the student s studies and particular areas of interest to be submitted to a faculty committee and presented at an annual symposium for students seeking the Global Perspectives Certificate Generally in order to present the paper the student must have demonstrated having completed all other requirements for the certificate Total Hours Required 23 Professional Accountancy Certificate The Professional Accountancy Certificate provides students at Ferrum College the opportunity to focus their studies in a way that will provide all of the academic coursework necessary for them to become a Certified Public Accountant CPA prepare them to pass the rigorous CPA exam and succeed in the workplace as a professional accountant Students will select accounting business and other classes that provide them with an understanding of the various roles professional accountants fill and the knowledge and skills demanded to fill those roles in a professional ethical manner Requirements I Complete the following courses ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I 3 ACC 202 Principles of Accounting II 3 ACC 301 Managerial Accounting 3 ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting I 3 ACC 303 Intermediate Accounting II 3 ACC 304 Advanced Accounting 3 ACC 306 Government and NonProfit Accounting 3 ACC 403 Auditing 3 ACC 405 Taxation 3 ACC 408 Accounting Software Applications 3 BUS 230 Computer Applications 3 BUS 303 Principles of Management 3 BUS 308 Business Communications 3 BUS 311 Marketing 3 BUS 313 Business Finance 3 BUS 315 Business Law 3 BUS 498 Senior Seminar Business Policy 3 II Select four of the following cannot be the same Electives used for the Accounting Major ACC 401 Advanced Studies in Cost Accounting 3 ACC 407 International Accounting 3 BUS 314 Advanced Corporate Finance 3 BUS 325 Advanced Computer Applications 3 BUS 330 Quantitative Methods 3 BUS 331 Production Operation Methods 3 ECO 313 Money and Banking 3 ECO 400 International Finance 3 ECO 405 Government and Business 3 IIII Select at least two hours from the following experiential ACC 290 390 490 Accounting Practicum 1 each ACC 499 Accounting Internship 3 BUS 190 Free Enterprise Strategies and Implementation 1 IV Complete the following Liberal Arts Core and Degree Specific ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3 MTH 203 Concepts in Calculus 3 MTH 208 Introductory Statistics 3 MTH 306 Intermediate Statistics 3 V select one of the following PHI 211 Ethics 3 PHI 311 Business Ethics 3 PHI 312 Professional Ethics 3 VI Capstone Research Paper Related to the student s studies and particular areas of interest to be submitted and presented to a two person faculty committee comprised of faculty from business and accounting who have been requested by the student to serve on the committee Generally in order to present the paper the student must have demonstrated having completed all other requirements for the certificate The committee will notify the Registrar s Office of satisfactory completion of this paper Total Hours Required 83 The Stewardship toward Sustainability Certificate This Certificate provides students at Ferrum College

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  • Degree Requirements
    literature class RUS 401 or 402 or SPA 403 or 404 at Ferrum College to meet three hours of the Writing Intensive requirement At least three hours of Writing Intensive courses must be at the 300 400 level All courses used to satisfy the Writing Intensive requirement must be taken at Ferrum College Students who wish to transfer courses specifically designated as writing intensive at other institutions may appeal to the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities The following courses will meet the Writing Intensive requirement BUS 403 Human Resource Management BUS 498 Senior Seminar Business Policy COM 433 Media Scriptwriting COM 483 Senior Synthesis Seminar CJU 498 Senior Seminar CSC 498 Senior Research Seminar ECO 313 Money and Banking ECO 330 International Trade EDU 302 Foundations of Education ENG 301 Literature for Children and Adolescents ENG 310 Media Issues ENG 311 News Writing and Editing ENG 338 Rhetoric ENG 350 Appalachian Literature ENG 361 British Literature 1660 1798 ENG 365 Shakespeare ENG 398 498 Junior and Senior Seminar ENG 428 Contemporary Lit and Film ENG 461 Professional Writing EPD 498 Senior Project ESC 302 Conservation Biology HIS 306 Women in 20th Century America HIS 309 The United States 1900 1945 HIS 310 The United States since 1945 HIS 380 Latin America HIS 398 Historiography HIS 498 Senior Seminar with HIS 499 Senior Thesis HON 213 Media and Violence HON 216 The Sixties HON 435 Values and Vocation HUM 302 African American Studies Forty Years and a Dream MTH 420 Foundation of Geometry MTH 498 Senior Research Seminar NSM 307 497 498 Junior and Senior Seminar PHI 301 Fundamentals of Writing Philosophy PHI 498 499 Senior Seminar in Philosophy PSC 310 Political Parties and Groups in the United States PSC 435 Political Economy of Development PSY 307 Behavioral Research Methods II REC 360 Recreation Leadership Theory and Philosophy REC 375 Wilderness Leadership II REC 440 Recreation Seminar REL 315 Studies in the Gospels REL 316 Life and Letters of Paul REL 481 Seminar in Religious Studies REL 482 Seminar in Religious Studies SOC 470 Social Science Research Methods SSC 490 Stewardship toward Sustainability Capstone Seminar SWK 320 Social Welfare Policy SWK 330 Human Behavior THA 301 World Theatre I THA 302 World Theatre II Experiential Component Experiential education is a philosophy of teaching and learning and a set of instructional methods in which educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge and develop skills within a discipline Experiential education is an educational strategy that connects the classroom to the world beyond the classroom and theory with practice Ferrum College students complete an experiential component as part of their major Definition of Service Learning Service learning is a form of experiential education in which students engage in activities that address individual and community needs employing structured opportunities intentionally designed to promote student learning and development Reflection and mutual benefit for student college and community are key concepts of service learning Service learning may involve various forms of research and scholarship The Experiential Term E Term the E Term is a three week term which offers a variety of two three and four credit hour courses that apply to the liberal arts core and some majors E Term is offered the three weeks immediately following graduation each year Effective 2009 2010 academic year all returning students will be required to pass only one E Term without requesting to change catalogs Returning students who entered under catalogs requiring two E Terms will be allowed to take a second E Term at no additional tuition room board cost All new entering students effective 2009 10 will be required to take and pass one E Term course New students entering in 2009 10 will be required to take and pass the one E Term requirement before they achieve senior status in order not to delay graduation All classes are taught by Ferrum College faculty through the Ferrum College campus A majority of the courses offered do not require prerequisites and are appropriate for students entering their second or third semester of college There are no additional tuition or room board costs attached to the E Term session If a student wishes to take more than the required E Term course tuition and room board costs will be applicable Any costs for travel laboratory etc in an E Term course will be listed with the course description during pre registration Currently enrolled full time students will register for E Term courses when they pre register for spring semester The last day for currently enrolled full time students to register for E Term is the last add date during the first week of the spring semester Students must register for a minimum of 12 hours for the regular spring semester Students are obligated to all course fees if they do not drop by the fourth week of the semester An E Term course will not count in those 12 hours but could put a student in an overload status for spring semester if the student registers for 18 19 hours and then registers for an E Term course However overload fees for this situation will not apply The last day to drop an E Term course is the first day of the E Term classes Students will be obligated to pay any fees by this deadline Part time students must register by the last day to ADD the first week of spring semester the add drop week Part time students will be charged for a course during E Term at the same credit hour rate as they are during the long semester Factors for consideration for registration in E term courses Students who are in good academic standing may register for any E term course and are eligible for travel scholarship opportunities Students who are on academic warning during fall semester may register for any E term course and are eligible for travel scholarship opportunities Students who

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  • Description of Courses
    Performance HSC Health Sciences HIS History HON Honors HOR Horticulture HUM Humanities MTH Mathematics MUS Music NSM Natural Science and Mathematics PHI Philosophy PHY Physics PSC Political Science PSY Psychology REC Recreation Leadership REL Religion RUS Russian SCI Topics in Science SSC Social Science SST Social Studies SWK Social Work SOC Sociology SPA Spanish SPD Special Education SAB Study Abroad THA Theatre Arts In special cases students may seek a waiver of stated course prerequisites by obtaining written approval of their academic advisor the course instructor and the appropriate school dean Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends and Donors Faculty and Staff Visitors Student Calendar Campus Safety Procedures Title IX Information Related Pages Accounting ACC Agriculture Sciences AGS Agronomy Animal Science Art ART Biology BIO Business BUS Chemistry CHM College Skills CSK Communications COM Computer Information Systems CSC Criminal Justice CJU Dance DAN Democracy Justice and Civic Engagement DJC Economics ECO Education EDU English ENG Environmental Science ESC Environmental Planning and Development EPD Ferrum FER Ferrum Gateway Seminar GWS Foreign Languages LAN French FRE Geography GEO Health and Human Performance HHP Health Sciences HSC History HIS Honors HON Horticulture HOR Humanities HUM International

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  • Expenses and Financial Assistance
    second week of the semester 60 During the third week of the semester 80 During the fourth week of the semester 100 The above scale does not apply to fees Fees are charged at 100 After four weeks of any semester no adjustments to any charges will be given Title IV aid recipients will have their financial aid pro rated if they withdraw within the first 60 of the semester The College s complete refund policy is published on the Ferrum College website under Financial Aid Ferrum College Grant Funds Policy Ferrum College funds Merit Grants FC Grants FC Scholarship Endowments etc will be prorated based on SCALE 1 as listed above i e Students will receive 20 of total Ferrum College Grant funds if they are charged 20 and withdraw in the first week Students who are expelled suspended will receive institutional funds based on SCALE 2 i e If a student is suspended in the first week the student will be charged 40 and only receive 20 of their institutional funds Return of Title IV Funds Policy Federal Withdrawal Policy When a student withdraws from coursework before 60 of the semester is completed regardless of the reason for the withdrawal a Title IV refund is required by federal laws Title IV refund refers to all Title IV Federal funds such as Pell Grants SEOG Grants Iraq Afghanistan Service Grant TEACH Grants Perkins Loans Stafford Loans Subsidized and Unsubsidized and PLUS Loans For example if a student withdraws on day 30 of a semester that is 100 days in length Week 4 they essentially would be eligible for 30 of any Title IV aid received 30 100 30 This percentage is the amount of Title IV aid earned by the student Assume that the student received an award of 2 775 Pell Grant 350 SEOG 7 000 Ferrum Grant 750 Perkins and 1 742 in Subsidized Stafford Loan for a total of 12 617 both Federal and Institutional funds for the semester Total Federal Funds 5 617 multiplied by percentage earned 30 Federal Funds Earned to Date 1 685 10 Essentially the institution would be required to refund 3 931 90 of the students Title IV federal aid since this portion is considered unearned by the student The student would then be responsible for payment of these funds and any other outstanding balance to Ferrum College after the adjustments have been made Only aid that is final and disbursed is eligible to be included in the total Title IV and Ferrum Grant aid figure i e if a student fails to sign a promissory note and their Stafford Loan has not yet been disbursed the student may no longer be eligible for those funds Additional Information A student who earns a grade of F or I in all classes at the end of the semester is also subject to the Return of Title IV policy Professors will be e mailed to verify the last date of attendance in class and the withdrawal calculation will be completed based on the professor s certification of the last day the student attended the course Note If a student withdraws before census date 4th Friday of class or end of drop add period they will lose eligibility for state aid such as the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant VTAG College Scholarship Assistance program CSAP and Higher Education Teacher Assistance Program HETAP Financial Assistance Ferrum makes every effort to provide financial aid consistent with individual and family ability to meet college expenses A comprehensive assistance program including campus jobs scholarships grants and loans is available The majority of Ferrum s financial aid programs are awarded to students based on financial need in combination with other factors such as academic achievement as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA Award programs which are not based on need include the Virginia Tuition Assistant Grant Ferrum College Merit Grants and Scholarships and alternative educational loans available through lending institutions Financial Aid Application Procedure 1 New students will automatically receive aid information from the Ferrum College Admissions Office returning students should use PIN numbers received in the previous academic year 2 The Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA must be completed after January 1 of each year Priority deadline for receipt of the FAFSA results is March 1 for new students and April 1 for returning students Please allow 4 weeks for processing by the servicer Students whose forms are received after the priority deadline will still be considered for financial aid However self help loans or work may constitute a larger portion of the aid package and or the student may receive less total aid 3 If a student is chosen for verification of income information appropriate documentation must be provided to Ferrum s Financial Aid Office before financial aid is disbursed or made final 4 The Financial Aid staff will develop a financial aid package which may be composed of gift aid grants scholarships and or self help aid work study loans The student is notified of his or her financial assistance in a letter or through the institutions online web portal 5 New aid applications must be completed for each academic year In order to receive financial assistance students must be enrolled at Ferrum College and must be making satisfactory academic progress see Academic Policies section 6 There may be some instances when a student s financial aid award must be adjusted New students will receive a revised award letter Returning students will be notified electronically through email 7 Financial aid is usually disbursed in 50 increments i e 50 in the fall term and 50 in the spring term Financial General Policies There will be no refund of tuition fees charges or any other payments made to Ferrum College in the event that the operation of the College is suspended at any time as a result of any act of God strike riot disruption or for any other reason beyond the control of the College Change of Residency Status Students who move off campus whether with a relative or in their own residence will see a change in their financial aid award Merit awards including Ferrum College Scholarships and Grants as well as Ferrum College need based financial aid awards will be reduced for students who move off campus Students should make an appointment to speak with a staff member in the Financial Aid Office to learn about changes to their financial aid award should you wish to live off campus Grants Scholarships The following programs are sources of gift assistance They do not require repayment Students must maintain satisfactory Academic Progress as designated in the College Catalog to be eligible for any Title IV Federal Grant Programs Tuition Assistance Grant TAG Virginia residents who plan to attend Ferrum College will be eligible for a grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia which is not based on financial need The program was established to assist Virginia s private colleges in reducing the tuition gap between private and public in state colleges Grant funding is determined by the General Assembly and amounts reflected on the student and award letter are estimated and not guaranteed For the academic year 2014 2015 the estimated grant amount is 3 100 Applications are available from the college in the spring of each year The completed application must be returned to the Financial Aid Office by July 31 Late TAG applications may be submitted but awards for late applicants are contingent on available funds remaining after the July 31 applicants are funded Students may receive TAG funds for a maximum of eight semesters undergraduate Federal Pell Grant Pell is a federal aid program which provides grants to high need students Students apply by submitting the FAFSA The maximum Pell Grant award for 2014 2015 is 5 730 Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant FSEOG The FSEOG was also established under the federal aid programs By completing the FAFSA each student with exceptional financial need is automatically considered for an award Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients Endowed Scholarships Numerous endowed scholarships are available to students who demonstrate financial need A complete listing of these scholarships appears at the end of this section Endowed scholarships may be used to replace the Ferrum Grant during the academic year There are no additional applications for endowed scholarships Praise and Worship Team Scholarships This scholarship is offered to eight students per year who are interested in singing and or playing contemporary Christian music The recipients of this scholarship will receive a 1 600 award in exchange for their participation in weekly chapel services required rehearsals and other public relations obligations An in person or videotaped audition is required and can be arranged through the Dean of the Chapel s office This scholarship is renewable annually if the recipient maintains a 2 5 G P A and fulfills all other requirements of the scholarship Academic Scholarships The college offers academic scholarships based upon scholastic achievement for entering students Only full time students are eligible for academic scholarships Students who are eligible for more than one scholarship other tuition scholarships such as Tuition Remission or certain Veteran s Benefit programs receive only the higher award Ferrum College Scholarships and Merit Grants Entering freshmen and transfers seeking their first bachelor s degree are eligible for Ferrum College Scholarships or Merit Grants ranging of 3 500 to 21 000 To be eligible students be accepted for admission Students must have a GPA of 2 0 or higher on a 4 0 scale and a minimum combined SAT score of at least 1080 on the three part test or 15 on ACT test Amounts will vary depending upon the above criteria as well as resident commuter status and transfer credits Awards are renewable for each year of enrollment as long as students maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress Resident students who elect to more off campus will see their Ferrum College merit scholarships and grants reduced Students are advised to consult with staff in the Financial Aid Office should they wish to live off campus Work Programs All students who complete the FAFSA and are eligible for need based aid are considered for a work study position Approximately 825 students participate in the work study program each year working approximately 6 15 hours per week in areas as diverse as faculty and administrative offices the library science labs and maintenance shops Funds are provided by the Federal Work Study Program FWS and various college programs Federal Work Study funds are paid directly to the student for hours completed Students must maintain satisfactory Academic Standards in order to be eligible for any Title IV Federal Work Study funds Loan Programs Loan funds borrowed from the following programs are to be repaid according to the guidelines established in the federal regulations By accepting a loan the student has a legal responsibility to repay the loan amount as instructed in the promissory note In fulfilling this obligation the student establishes an early credit reference Students must maintain satisfactory Academic Progress in order to be eligible for any Title IV Federal Loan Program Federal Perkins Loans The Perkins Loan is a low interest federal loan By completing the FAFSA students with exceptional need are automatically considered for the Perkins Loan Funds are borrowed at a five percent interest rate with repayment commencing nine months after the student graduates or drops below half time enrollment Repayment can be postponed or cancelled according to provisions listed on the promissory note A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling session are required before funds are eligible to for disbursement The Promissory Note details the terms and conditions of the student loan and entrance counseling informs student borrowers of his her rights and responsibilities in regards to borrowing through the Perkins Loan program Total repayment time for the aggregate loan amount ranges up to ten years Each student with a Perkins Loan must complete an Exit Interview at Ferrum prior to graduation or withdrawal from the college Federal Stafford Loans Stafford Loans are available at an interest rate as determined by higher education legislation A student with financial need as determined by the FAFSA can apply for the Subsidized Stafford Loan Interest does not accrue until graduation and loan repayment is deferred during college enrollment A student without financial need also determined by the FAFSA can apply for the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan but the interest accrues during college enrollment Repayment commences six months after the student leaves school or drops to less than half time Students must complete a Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note and Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling as first time borrowers to apply for the Stafford Loan Returning students who have borrowed previously do not need to complete any additional loan information Students who wish to decline all or a portion of their Stafford Loan should contact the Financial Aid office by phone e mail or written notification Each student will be informed of his her rights and responsibilities through the entrance counseling session Federal PLUS PLUS is a federal loan program designed to assist parents of dependent undergraduate students Parents must provide documentation which verifies the dependency status of the student A credit check is required Interest rates are determined by July 1 of each year by the Federal Government Repayment commences within sixty days after the loan funds are disbursed Loan eligibility is determined by subtracting the student s expected financial aid from the total estimated cost of attending Ferrum PLUS applications are available in the Financial Aid Office Deferment options are available for PLUS Loans effective July 1 2009 Alternative Loans In addition to federal loans financing options are available through banks and other educational lending institutions These options include both long and short term loans payment plans and educational lines of credit they are designed to assist students and their families who either are not eligible for federal grand and loan funds or who need additional educational financing Most alternative loans require that the borrower cosigner demonstrate credit worthiness Students are encouraged to read Ferrum College s Code of Conduct policy online at http www ferrum edu student links financial aid aid types loans html United Methodist Aid Programs United Methodist students are encouraged to apply for assistance from The United Methodist Church programs which are described below Applications for all programs are available in the Financial Aid Office United Methodist Scholarships Ferrum nominates qualified applicants annually for the United Methodist Scholarships available through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in Nashville Tennessee Financial need superior grades and church membership are factors in selection A FAFSA must be filed to determine eligibility Scholarships available to four or five students each year range from 500 to 1 000 Nominations end on June 1 United Methodist Foundation Scholars Program The purpose of the scholars program is to value centered education in a Christian context in United Methodist related institutions through scholarship assistance to United Methodist students This program provides four 4 1 000 scholarships at each United Methodist related pre collegiate school and four year college or university One scholarship is earmarked for an entering first year college student one for a second year college student one for a third year college student and one for a rising college senior Nominations end on June 1 Other United Methodist Programs Many other United Methodist programs are available Ferrum College participates in the Triple and Double Your Dollar for Scholars Programs as well as the United Methodist Leadership Scholars Program United Methodist scholarship information is available online at www gbhem org or www umhef org Students may be limited to one United Methodist program per year United Methodist Student Loans Low interest student loans are available through the United Methodist Church Office of Loans and Scholarships in Nashville Tennessee Need is a factor as are grades church membership and U S citizenship The maximum annual loan is 5 000 Loan applications are available from the Financial Aid Office or can be requested from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry at www gbhem org Endowed Scholarships The college has established numerous endowed scholarships through donations from friends A partial list of these funds may be found on the following pages Most grants are made based on financial need as determined by the results of the FAFSA and on qualifications particular to the individual scholarships Accepted students who have submitted a FAFSA will be automatically considered for these scholarships and will be notified if additional information is needed Archie Everett and Eugenia Long Acey Scholarship Fund Mr and Mrs William B Adams Endowed Scholarship Fund Ruth McKenry Ainsley Memorial Scholarship Elizabeth Hite Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund Annandale United Methodist Women Endowed Scholarship Ruth and Alex Armour Scholarship Fund W Barney Arthur Endowed Scholarship Fund Astin Endowment for Christian Ministries William B Bales Scholarship Richard 26 and Margaret Barbour Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship Barton Heights United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund J E Bassett Endowed Scholarship Bassett Walker Scholarship BB T of Virginia Roanoke Valley Region Endowed Scholarship Frederick Beazley Scholars Endowment Benjamin M Beckham Endowed Scholarship Nannie Barrow Beckham Endowed Scholarship Flora East Spencer Boone Scholarship Harry E Born Scholarship Lillian Rangeley Lanier Bowles Endowed Scholarship Charles T Boyd 30 and Mary Lou Bond Endowed Memorial Scholarship George H Boyd 32 and Mildred W Boyd Scholarship Fund Walter Y Boyd 49 and Mary Louise H Boyd Endowed Scholarship Walter Y and Helen Elizabeth Boyd Endowed Scholarship J Marvin Brammer Endowed Scholarship Charles E Brauer Jr Scholarship Fund General James Breckinridge Chapter NSDAR Endowed Scholarship Wavie Roberson Brinkmann Endowed Scholarship Charles Robert Brogan Endowed Scholarship Virginia Grace Brogan Endowed Scholarship Fae H Brown Scholarship Mary Evelyn Bryant Scholarship Betty Jackson Burrows Endowed Scholarship J Lawson Cabaniss Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund Carilion Health System Endowed Scholarship Sylvanus and Virgie Carter Family Memorial Scholarship Worth Harris Carter Jr and Katherine S Carter Scholarship Fund

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  • Majors in Schools
    Ferrum College Arts and Humanities Art Religion English Russian History Social Studies Media and Communication Spanish Philosophy Theatre Arts Natural Sciences and Mathematics Agricultural Sciences Environmental Studies Biology Health Sciences Chemistry Mathematical Science Environmental Science Pre Professional Science Social Sciences Accounting Health and Human Performance Business Administration Liberal Arts Computer Information Systems Political Science Criminal Justice Psychology Democracy Justice and Civic Engagement Recreation Leadership General Business Studies Social Work International Studies Teacher Education minor Note In the state of Virginia students may not major in Teacher Education but may pursue teacher licensure through this offering Other Liberal Studies Certificate Programs African American Studies Agricultural Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship Studies Global Perspectives Professional Accountancy Stewardship toward Sustainability Women s Studies Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends and Donors Faculty and Staff Visitors Student Calendar Campus Safety Procedures Title IX Information Related Pages Accounting Agriculture Sciences AGS Art Biology Business Administration General Business Studies Chemistry Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice Democracy Justice and Civic Engagement English Environmental Science Environmental Studies Health and Human Performance Health Sciences History International Studies Liberal Arts Liberal Studies Mathematical Science Media and Communication Philosophy Political Science Pre Professional Science Psychology Recreation Leadership

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  • Minors
    Science Philosophy Psychology Recreation Leadership Religion Russian Contemporary Russian Studies Social Work Sociology Spanish Teacher Education Theatre Arts Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends and Donors Faculty and Staff Visitors Student Calendar Campus Safety Procedures Title IX Information Related Pages Accounting Agriculture Art Graphic Design Minor Art Studio Arts Minor Biology Business Chemistry Coaching Computer Science Computer Technology Criminal Justice Democracy Justice and

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  • Academic Policies
    cards residence hall or apartment keys post office box key and clear any charges on their student account at the time of the exit interview Failure to complete formal withdrawal procedures will result in grades of F for courses in which students were registered that term and in general cannot be appealed to Academic Standards The form with all acquired signatures must be submitted to the Registrar s Office Official withdrawals within the first four weeks of the semester will result in the deletion of courses from a student s permanent record Official withdrawals between the fourth and tenth week will result in grades of WP or WF as granted by each faculty member Withdrawals after the tenth week will result in grades of F regardless of academic performance A student with extenuating circumstances may appeal to the Academic Standards Committee for grades of W prior to the last day of classes Involuntary withdrawals will be administered by the Office of Student Affairs Refer to the Student Handbook for guidelines and processes related to involuntary medical withdrawals In order for the College to consider granting a voluntary medical withdrawal the student must provide evidence supported and documented by a physician of a serious personal medical issue Any refund for which withdrawing students are eligible will be based upon the date of the official withdrawal Students who withdraw early may be subject to a refund of Title IV aid programs Stafford loan PLUS loan Pell grant SEOG and Perkins loans All withdrawals except those for which the Academic Standards Committee has granted grades of W following an appeal will be subject to the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress and Financial Aid Eligibility chart Students that withdraw from Ferrum may seek readmission by writing the Dean of Admissions Repeating Courses For the purpose of improving their overall academic average students are permitted and encouraged to repeat courses in which they have grades of D or F Although only the higher grade obtained in a repeated course is included in a student s grade point average it should be noted for transfer purposes that other institutions may consider total hours attempted in calculating the G P A A Penalty F See Grading System may be repeated but the F is still computed in the grade point average Retention Alerts Faculty members are encouraged to use Retention Alert for students who are not performing satisfactorily e g poor attendance assignments not turned in daily grades Students are expected to review their progress and to seek help from instructors advisors the ARC or other support services as soon as they experience problems in class Graduation Requirements Students must utilize the assistance of faculty advisors in the formulation of an acceptable course of study leading to a degree and should review their progress frequently to be sure they are in compliance with all degree requirements Prior to registration all students with Junior or higher status are required to complete an academic worksheet with their advisor Utilizing the Panther Portal Academic Planning Link click Create Add to Worksheet The student and the advisor will review the student s academic record and complete the worksheet for meeting graduation requirements Both the student and the advisor will review the catalog program evaluation and the academic worksheet each semester and adjust the worksheet based on the course rotations and schedule of offerings Completed forms must be submitted to the Registrar s Office for approval The student is ultimately responsible for ensuring compliance with all degree requirements To graduate a student must have completed the Application for Graduation The link is available on the Panther Portal by clicking on Academic Planning link Students will complete the application for graduation link and a diploma order form from the Registrar s Office by September of the Fall Semester prior to May graduation successfully complete 121 semester hours with 30 of these hours at the 300 400 level maintaining a grade point average of at least 2 0 for hours earned at Ferrum Students must also maintain a 2 0 grade point average within their academic major meet the appropriate Liberal Arts Core requirements and major minor requirements including Degree Specific Requirements Experiential Component and pass one Experiential Term E Term satisfy the Speaking Intensive requirement in order to demonstrate the ability to access analyze synthesize and share ideas and information through oral presentation This requirement can be fulfilled by completion of COM 201 Public Speaking ENG 433 Small Group Communication EPD 498 Senior Project HUM 333 Intercultural Conflict Mediation SPA 302 Advanced Speaking and Comprehension THA 222 Voice and Diction THA 346 Readers Theatre or any two courses identified as Speaking Intensive with a grade of C or higher such as ENG 398 Junior Seminar and 498 Senior Seminar or NSM 307 Junior Seminar and NSM 498 Senior Presentation satisfy the Writing Intensive requirement in order to demonstrate the ability to access analyze synthesize and share ideas and information by writing This requirement can be met by completing six hours of courses identified as Writing Intensive with a grade of C or higher Completing English 102 with a grade of C or higher is a prerequisite for any Writing Intensive course Students who have completed one sophomore literature course to meet the distribution requirement English 201 212 may take a second sophomore literature course at Ferrum College to meet three hours of Writing Intensive requirement At least three hours of Writing Intensive courses must be at the 300 400 level All courses used to satisfy the Writing Intensive requirement must be taken at Ferrum College Students who wish to transfer courses specifically designated as writing intensive at other institutions may appeal to the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities be enrolled for at least one academic year or its equivalent at Ferrum have completed at least 50 percent of total hours required for a major at Ferrum This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Program Coordinator in association with the School Dean have completed at least 50 percent of total hours required for a minor at Ferrum This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Program Coordinator in association with the School Dean complete the last semester of academic work at Ferrum College A student may transfer a maximum of nine semester hours of work to Ferrum to complete the requirements for graduation More than nine hours must have the approval of the Academic Standards Committee clear all financial obligations to the college be approved for graduation by formal vote of the faculty To participate in graduation exercises as a summer candidate a student may not fall short of the required minimum of 121 credit hours by more than one course or an internship must have attained at least a 2 0 cumulative and major grade point averages and must have submitted proof of summer registration with the Registrar to complete the work prior to the beginning of the next fall term Unless excused by the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the College all degree candidates must participate in graduation exercises Students requesting to be excused must submit a letter to the Vice President for Academic Affairs Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress and Financial Aid Eligibility All students at Ferrum College are expected to achieve satisfactory progress toward a baccalaureate degree Exhibiting such progress is necessary to remain in good standing and to remain eligible to receive financial aid For satisfactory progress to be demonstrated a full time student must meet the following standards designed to set minimum guidelines for advancement to the baccalaureate degree within a period of time up to five years For purposes of this policy students will be considered full time for the semester if their class load is at least twelve credit hours at the end of the add period The status of transfer students will be determined based on the number of transferable hours they bring to Ferrum College upon entry For example a student who enters Ferrum with 30 41 transferable hours will be considered to have completed three semesters consequently his or her first Ferrum semester will be considered the fourth and he or she must meet the appropriate Grade Point Average in chart below based only on course work at Ferrum Readmitted students who have taken courses at other institutions after leaving Ferrum College will not be considered transfer students for the purpose of determining satisfactory academic progress rather readmitted students will be evaluated individually by the Registrar s Office in consultation with the Dean of Admissions to determine their readmission status good standing academic warning or academic probation Transfer grades with scores of C or higher and hours completed will be taken into consideration as will the students prior Ferrum College academic and citizenship records in making this determination In order for satisfactory progress to be demonstrated a part time degree seeking student must complete 75 of all hours attempted and maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average specified on the following chart based on cumulative hours earned A student who is part time during any regular semester will be evaluated by this standard at the end of all subsequent semesters In addition a part time student who has not passed at least half of the hours attempted in any single semester will be placed on academic suspension Students meeting these standards will be considered in good standing Academic penalties for not meeting these standards are academic warning academic probation and academic suspension see next section Students listed on academic probation status will see Financial Aid Policy need to submit a letter of appeal to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee for review of financial aid eligibility Official student records are maintained in the Registrar s Office The student should contact this office for any question regarding academic status After completing a total number of semesters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A student must have earned a total of semester hours 9 19 30 42 55 68 81 94 107 121 With at least this cumulative G P A 1 40 1 60 1 80 1 90 2 00 2 00 2 00 2 00 2 00 2 00 Academic Warning At the end of any semester if a student in good academic standing fails to meet the published standards See chart above and has passed at least six hours he or she will be placed on academic warning A student on academic warning must comply with the program of study for students on warning coordinated by the Academic Resources Center This program requires students on academic warning to register and attend a required College Skills course CSK 092 and use the ARC and other appropriate campus resources Students on warning who fail to meet these requirements will have their names submitted to the Dean of Academic Affair s Office Placement of academic warning will also impact a student s financial aid eligibility See Financial Aid Policies in the next section A student can remain on academic warning for only one semester At the end of that semester if he or she has complied with the program of study for students on academic warning and has met the published standards see chart above he or she will return to good standing If not he or she will either be placed on academic probation or academic suspension see below Academic Probation At the end of any semester during which the student has been on academic warning if the student does not return to good standing and has passed at least six hours he or she will be placed on academic probation A student on academic probation must comply with the program of study for students on probation coordinated by the Academic Resources Center This program requires students on academic probation to register and attend a required College Skills course CSK 096 and use the ARC and other appropriate campus resources Students on academic probation will review progress assess problems and plan their return to good standing through enrollment in the required College Skills course Placement on academic probation will impact a student s financial aid eligibility See Financial Aid Policies in the next section A student can remain on academic probation for only one semester At the end of a semester of academic probation if the student meets the published standards see chart above the student returns to good standing If the student does not meet the published standards following a semester of academic probation the student will be placed on academic suspension The Academic Resources Center will maintain records of students use of services in the ARC Eligibility for participation in co curricular activities is determined annually at the beginning of each fall semester Students on academic probation are ineligible to participate in the following co curricular activities Intercollegiate and club sports Touring performance groups Student Government Association officers Clubs and class organizations officers Art shows and major drama productions unless required for satisfaction of course requirement Student media organizations editors and managers unless required for satisfaction of course requirement Students on academic probation during the fall semester may participate in these activities during the spring semester provided they have returned to good academic standing In addition individual teams clubs and organizations may enforce stricter eligibility standards than these minimum standards Academic Suspension At the end of a semester on academic probation if a student fails to meet the published standards see chart of satisfactory academic progress he or she will be placed on academic suspension Regardless any full time student who does not earn at least six hours of credit in a semester will be placed on academic suspension at the end of that semester A student on academic suspension may not be enrolled during the next regular semester at Ferrum College although he or she may enroll in any summer courses Students seeking readmission following academic suspension should show evidence of being able to do acceptable college work This is normally accomplished by successful course work earned at another accredited institution A student suspended at the end of the spring semester may seek readmission on the basis of work completed during the summer at Ferrum or at another institution Approval of transferability must be obtained prior to enrolling in a course at another institution from the Registrar s Office at Ferrum College by using the pre approval form available on the Panther Portal click on Student Services then the Registrar Link An official transcript must be sent to the Registrar s Office In order for grades to transfer back to Ferrum students must earn a C or higher Enrollment at Ferrum College obligates the student to pursue actively the earning of college credit Students who are absent excessively or refuse to complete assigned course work may be subject to suspension at any time All appeals of academic suspension must be made in writing to the Academic Standards Committee following directions provided in the student s letter of suspension No student may return to the college either part time or full time without following the appeals procedure outlined in his or her suspension letter Students who submit an appeal to the Academic Standards Committee should also submit an appeal for review of Financial Aid eligibility to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee See Appeals Process under Financial Aid Policies Readmission to the College does not guarantee approval of Financial Aid Financial Aid Policies Using Federal Financial Aid for Repeating Courses New Federal guidelines limit the use of federal financial aid when repeating courses The first time that a student repeats a passed course with a grade of D or higher to improve Grade Point Average GPA it is permissible to use federal financial aid However if the same course is repeated a second time the course will not be counted in the student s total credit hours for the semester possibly making the student part time and therefore losing full time federal financial aid Students may retake failed courses with no reduction in federal financial aid New Federal regulations prohibit the Financial Aid Office from awarding aid to any student who is not making satisfactory academic progress The satisfactory academic progress policy applies to all sources of Title IV financial aid programs including student and PLUS loans with the exception of the Virginia TAG grant and selected Ferrum College entitlement grants which do not have an academic requirement for renewal Satisfactory Academic Progress will be reviewed at the end of each semester Definitions Financial Aid Warning Financial Aid Warning occurs when a student does not make Satisfactory Academic Progress standards as listed above for the first time after a semester of good academic standing Students who are placed on financial aid warning will retain their eligibility for financial aid for the next semester Financial Aid Probation At the end of any semester during which the student has been on Financial Aid Warning if the student does not return to good academic standing they are considered ineligible for Financial Aid Students may appeal their financial aid status see Appeals Process If the appeal is approved by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee the student will either be placed on Financial Aid Probation for one semester or be required to complete an Academic Plan with the student s academic advisor see Academic Plan section below Policy Student folders are reviewed each semester when final grades and academic standing lists become available For those students attending E Term those folders will be reviewed after completion of E Term coursework The student s name is checked against the Academic warning probation and suspension lists provided by the Registrar s Office If the student is on academic probation or suspension he she is determined to be ineligible to receive financial aid for the subsequent semester A notification letter is sent to the student by the Financial Aid Office regarding their financial aid status and right to appeal

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    be completed and returned to the appropriate offices at least one month prior to a student s registration Orientation Ferrum College offers several programs to ensure that all new students begin their college careers as smoothly and pleasantly as possible All new freshmen and transfer students and their parents or guardians are introduced to the campus during a Panther Pre Registration Assessment Weekend in the Summer PAWS Connection Weekend an orientation program for all freshmen and transfer students is offered immediately prior to the opening of fall semester All incoming students must attend PAWS and Connection Weekend which include counseling advising orientation and social gatherings These programs are part of Ferrum s comprehensive Gateway First Year Experience Program see Gateway First Year Experience section Special Admissions Categories Admission as a Special Student Individuals registering for fewer than 12 semester hours per term may be admitted as special students Admission as a Transfer Student Ferrum welcomes transfer applicants and encourages them to visit the college campus Transfer students should follow the same admissions procedure as outlined for recent high school graduates In addition transfer students must request that an official transcript of their college work be sent to the Ferrum College Admissions Office Transfer students with more than 24 hours of transfer credit may be exempt from submitting high school transcripts and college entrance tests All courses which correspond to those offered at Ferrum and which have been passed with a C or better grade will be accepted for credit towards graduation Students with transferable credit will not be required to repeat equivalent course content at Ferrum Students must meet the number of upper level hours required for graduation by the student s major program and the College Only credit hours not grade point average transfer to Ferrum College Therefore transfer credit does not enter into the grade point average for honors Transfer students will receive full consideration for housing financial aid and campus co curricular activities Transfer students may be eligible for academic merit scholarships Direct Transfer When a student graduates from an accredited Virginia Community College with an Associate of Arts degree an Associate of Science degree or an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree transfers into Ferrum College Ferrum College agrees that the student has satisfied the Liberal Arts Core requirements portion of its graduation requirements If the student has not had a 3 credit Bible based course as part of the Associate degree curriculum then Ferrum College will require that the student successfully complete REL 111 112 113 or PHI 131 The student must satisfy all other graduation requirements including writing intensive speaking intensive E Term and experiential learning requirements Similar agreements may be established with other community and junior colleges in the mid Atlantic states To receive additional information or a listing of these cooperative institutions please contact the Ferrum College Admissions Office Leave of Absence Students in good standing prior to completion of a semester may be granted a leave of absence from the College

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