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  • Grades and GPA | Fisk University
    Instructors must indicate consent on the withdrawal form The grade of WP withdrawn passing is given when a student files a properly approved withdrawal form with the Registrar between the beginning of the mid semester examination period and before the beginning of the final examination period but only if the instructor certifies on the official grade report that the student s standing in the course was at a D grade level or better at the time of withdrawal The grade of WF withdrawn failing is given when a student files a properly approved withdrawal form with the Registrar between the beginning of the mid semester examination period and a date four weeks before the beginning of the final examination period but the instructor certifies on the official grade report that the student was failing the course at the time of withdrawal Any student who is failing a course and requests a withdrawal after this period will receive a grade of E Fail Mid Semester Grades Mid semester reports are required from each instructor for all students who are doing unsatisfactory work C level or below in that instructor s courses at midterm Students are notified of any such reports by the Registrar and are required to meet with their faculty academic advisors to discuss the possible reasons for the deficient performance and to make plans for improvement The absence of a mid semester deficiency report however does not constitute a passing grade It is therefore the student s responsibility to remain in contact with instructors in case of any question about the student s performance level Grade Changes Grade changes may be made to correct a grade report All such changes are initiated by the course instructor and approved by the appropriate department chair and by the school dean or prior to being recorded in the Office of the Registrar Once filed in the Office of the Registrar grades are no longer the property of the instructor and cannot be changed because of a revision of the judgment of the instructor In no case may a second examination or assessment of new work be undertaken after the date of the semester report in order to secure a new grade Grade Appeals An awarded grade shall be final A change of grade however may be permitted under certain exceptional circumstances The Provost will evaluate appeals concerning a change of grade only if the following steps and procedures have been observed Step 1 The student shall seek a conference with and or forward a written appeal to the instructor awarding the grade This step shall occur as soon as possible but definitely no later than the end of the fourth week of the semester following that in which the grade was awarded Step 2 If the instructor is no longer at Fisk or if the student is not satisfied with the outcome of the conference in Step 1 an appeal may be made to the chair of the department in which the

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  • Attendance | Fisk University
    ten percent 10 of the scheduled class meetings including labs due to unexcused absences will be in danger of failing the course For a class that meets three times per week the number of unexcused absences is five class sessions for a class that meets twice a week three class sessions and for a class that meets once per week two class sessions More strenuous requirements can be applicable as stated by individual instructors in their respective course syllabi It is the student s responsibility to understand each instructor s requirements The University administration consistent with this policy does not generally issue excuses from class Definition of Terms 1 Attendance is defined in this policy statement as the physical presence participation for distance education courses of the student in the classroom for the entire scheduled class time Tardiness can be considered an unexcused absence 2 Unexcused absences are all absences that have not been approved by a certified physician nurse the instructor in charge of the course and or the provost or his her designee Applicability The Fisk Attendance Policy is applicable to all registered students Individual faculty members can choose to make the policy more rigorous but in no case should they be more lenient than the University policy stated above Occasionally students may miss class due to an emergency health accident etc or other compelling circumstances beyond their control Such students must justify with appropriate documentation unplanned absences no later than 48 hours upon return to the campus In addition there are occasions when students may be absent from campus in connection with sanctioned University activities such as athletic competitions academic competitions concerts or conference presentations In such cases students are required to notify their faculty instructor prior to the scheduled class that they will miss and make

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  • Graduation | Fisk University
    awarded a degree from Fisk University if and only if she he Is in good academic and financial standing Has completed the Core Curriculum Has completed the Foreign Language Requirement Has met the computer proficiency requirement in basic proficiency in the areas of word processing spreadsheet development electronic presentations email and the Internet OR successful completion of BAD 110 or CSCI 100 Has completed an application for degree graduation Has completed a senior audit Has completed program of study for an academic major Has completed a minimum of 120 required credit hours Has fulfilled all University and departmental requirements Has grades of C or better in major cognates and minor required courses Has earned a minimum grade point average of 2 0 in all major and cognate courses Has completed University assessment requirement as needed i e MAPP Exit Exams Major Field Tests Career Services Profile Survey Financial Aid exit profile Academic Profile Examination etc Has completed all degree requirements within 12 semesters of full time study Has submitted cap and gown measurements by appropriate deadline only applicable if planning to participate in ceremony Has paid 350 graduation fee Has earned a minimum of 32 credit hours at Fisk and Has completed his her senior year at Fisk A graduate student will be awarded a degree from Fisk University if and only if she he Is in good academic and financial standing Has completed all degree requirements for academic program Has submitted an application for degree graduation Has submitted a Request to Permit Conferring of Degree Has submitted a Graduate School Completion audit Has submitted thesis binding receipt Has submitted cap and gown measurements by appropriate deadline only applicable if planning to participate in ceremony Has paid 350 graduation fee Timely Graduation Chart Undergraduate students should expect a timely graduation

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  • Enrollment and Degree Certifications | Fisk University
    requests for certification must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Registrar Certification of directory information may be released without the student s written authorization Fisk University defines directory information as local and permanent addresses dates of attendance enrollment status school and major field of study classification earned degrees expected degree date and similar information If a student has chosen to restrict his or her directory information a written release from the student is required in order to process the request Certain confidential information may be released only with the student s written authorization and signature in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 See FERPA How to order an official verification A request for verification must include the following information The date of the request Student s full name as it appears on University records Student s Fisk ID number and date of birth The type of information you are requesting to be printed on the verification The purpose behind your request The name and address to whom it should be mailed faxed Student s signature if non directory information is requested Postal address of requesting party email address and daytime phone Any special instructions Any forms to be attached Requests may be ordered by Faxing a signed Certification Form to 615 329 8587 Submit a signed Certification Form in person or by mail Office of the Registrar 1000 Seventeenth Avenue North Nashville Tennessee 37208 Phone 615 329 8586 Fax 615 329 8587 Current Students Academic Calendar Student Forms Career Development and Leadership University Bulletin Dining Campus Mail Center Counseling Center Registration Grades and GPA Attendance Graduation Enrollment and Degree Certifications Telephone Address or Name Change Veteran Education Benefits Family Education Rights and Privacy Act FERPA Student Complaint Form Event Request Student Search

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  • Telephone, Address, or Name Change | Fisk University
    8587 Submitting a signed request in person or by mail to the Office of the Registrar 1000 Seventeenth Avenue North Nashville Tennessee 37208 Phone 615 329 8586 Fax 615 329 8587 Name Changes Students must complete the Change of Personal Information Form Any student wishing to change his her name should bring to the University Registrar official documentation driver s license passport birth certificate social security card marriage license or divorce decree bearing the correct spelling of the name as the student wishes it to appear on University Records The student may also mail the Registrar a statement certified by a notary public attesting to the correct spelling of his her name A photocopy of official documentation containing this correct spelling should accompany the notarized statement All University official records including diplomas and transcripts will display the student s name as it has been recorded by the University Registrar Current Students Academic Calendar Student Forms Career Development and Leadership University Bulletin Dining Campus Mail Center Counseling Center Registration Grades and GPA Attendance Graduation Enrollment and Degree Certifications Telephone Address or Name Change Veteran Education Benefits Family Education Rights and Privacy Act FERPA Student Complaint Form Event Request Student Search Flickr

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  • Veteran Education Benefits | Fisk University
    800 827 1000 Students must either be accepted to Fisk University for the 2014 2015 academic year or be a currently enrolled student Students must apply for the benefits under the Post 9 11 GI Bill with the U S Department of Veterans Affairs Additional Information Students receiving need based financial assistance from Fisk University must keep in mind that VA educational benefits including the Fisk Yellow Ribbon Scholarship will be coordinated with other institutional and federal financial aid funds as part of the financial aid package Certification of enrollment at Fisk University must be done through the Registrar s Office Payment for the VA s contribution toward tuition and fees will be sent directly to the College Using VA Benefits for the First Time Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill Complete an APPLICATION FOR VA EDUCATION BENEFTS 22 1990 Submit copies of all DD 214 forms to the Office of the Registrar Forms may be requested from National Archives Submit certificate of eligibility letter to the Office of the Registrar Chapter 35 Survivors and Dependents Complete an Application for Survivors Dependents Educational Assistance 22 5490 Using VA Benefits for the First Time at Fisk Universit y Used VA benefits at another school Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill Complete a Change of Program or Place of Training form 22 1995 Submit copies of all DD 214 forms Forms may be requested from National Archives Chapter 35 Survivors and Dependents Complete a Change of Program or Place of Training form 22 5495 Fisk University is an active partner in the VA Yellow Ribbon Program For the most current Veterans Benefits information go to http www gibill va gov Types of VA Educational Benefits Post 9 11 GI Bill Only active duty service performed after September 10 2001 may be considered for determining eligibility for this benefit To be eligible a service member or veteran must have served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty and have a honorable discharge However individuals honorably discharged for a service connected disability who served 30 continuous days after September 10 2001 may also establish eligibility Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty MGIB The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs flight training apprenticeship on the job training and correspondence courses Generally benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty Chapter 35 Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program DEA DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service related condition or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs apprenticeship and on the job training If you are a spouse you may take a correspondence course Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve MGIB SR The MGIB SR program

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  • Student Complaint Form | Fisk University
    alleged offender Student Administrator Faculty Member Support Staff Other Circumstances events leading up to incident actions taken follow up etc Remedy Requested I hereby declare that the information on this form is true correct and complete to the best of my knowledge I understand that any misinterpretation of information may result in disciplinary action as stipulated in the Code of Student Rights and Standards of Conduct select echo Yes echo No Other Evidence Submitting onclick javascript FC StudentComplaintForm4573 saveAnswers Submit Current Students Academic Calendar Student Forms Career Development and Leadership University Bulletin Dining Campus Mail Center Counseling Center Registration Grades and GPA Attendance Graduation Enrollment and Degree Certifications Telephone Address or Name Change Veteran Education Benefits Family Education Rights and Privacy Act FERPA Student Complaint Form Event Request Student Search Flickr YouTube Twitter Facebook Connect Fisk University 1000 17th Avenue N Nashville TN 37208 615 329 8500 Fisk University 2015 All Rights Reserved Contact ude ksif retsambew Fisk Facts Fisk ranks in the top 77th percentile of all institutions in the United States receiving federal science and engineering research funds according to the National Science Foundation Support Fisk Every dollar from every donor makes a difference in the lives of

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  • Morgan Louise O'Neal | Fisk University
    Biology GPA 3 76 Future Plans Graduate School at Vanderbilt University Medical School There are a number of things I would change about my life but attending Fisk is not one of them When I had no idea where I would go Fisk called me and gave me a home away from home I have learned valuable life lessons and will forever be in debt to this great institution Featured Students Abigayle Onessa France Alexis Victoria Elizabeth Michelle Harper Brittney Rose Miles Debresha Auriel Shelton Jacquelyn Simone Favours Jameison Theohilus Rolle Kali Shinowa Johnson Keith Ryan Chandler Melissa Jean Marie Garcia Melveshia Kenice Jenkins Morgan Louise O Neal Phillipe Eugene Cargile Andal Richard Kobby Akrobetu Shalimar Desiree Leggett Verniecea Jade Harris Search Flickr YouTube Twitter Facebook Connect Fisk University 1000 17th Avenue N Nashville TN 37208 615 329 8500 Fisk University 2015 All Rights Reserved Contact ude ksif retsambew Fisk Facts Fisk ranks in the top 77th percentile of all institutions in the United States receiving federal science and engineering research funds according to the National Science Foundation Support Fisk Every dollar from every donor makes a difference in the lives of Fisk students Donate Apply to Fisk Become a

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