At the discretion of the instructor, students may be dropped from a class if they do not attend the first class meeting for a once-a-week class, or the first two class meetings for a twice-a-week class. In addition, based on the pedagogical needs of any particular class, an instructor may set specific attendance guidelines.
If a student is considering missing classes, or wishes to add a class after it has started meeting, he/she is responsible for contacting the instructor in advance to confirm that it is permissible to add the class late, and to agree on a plan for catching up on missed material. Students are responsible for reviewing the Canvas site, class syllabus, and emails sent from the instructor for additional attendance guidelines regarding each class. A student who has been absent from studies for more than one week because of illness or other emergency should consult with their academic advisor to determine the advisability of reducing course loads.
A student may repeat a course in which a passing grade was received if the desire is to strengthen knowledge or improve the grade, but only if classroom seats are available after students wishing to attempt the course for the first time have registered. Both the old and new grades are used to compute the student’s grade point average (receive MSH – Michigan Semester hours and MHP – Michigan Honor Points), but the credit hours for a passing grade are counted only once toward degree requirements (does not earn CTP – Credits Toward Program). Both the initial and the second course registration will be displayed on the student’s transcript.
A student will be required to repeat a core course in which a failing grade was received. Both the original failing grade and the grade received when the course is retaken are used to determine the student’s academic standing and honors.
Students who fail any core business course or ECON 102 will be automatically placed on Academic Probation. When a core business course or ECON 102 is failed, students must repeat that specific failed course in the next available term to meet degree requirements. Students have one chance to repeat the course and receive a passing grade. If the course is failed a second time, the student will be dismissed from the BBA program. Both the original failing grade and the grade received when the course is retaken are used to determine the student’s academic standing and honors.
If a business elective or capstone course is failed, students may elect to complete another course in that area to meet the degree requirement. If a different class is elected, the grade received for the new course is weighted with full points and credits in the student’s GPA. If the same failed class is repeated, both the original failing grade and the grade received when repeating the course will be used when calculating the student’s GPA.