Courses are offered in Five Terms that span over an eleven-month period. Each Term has a length of 8 weeks. There are two holiday breaks, a Summer Break and a Winter Break (refer to the current Academic Calendar for specific dates). Clover University offers solely graduate courses and each course accounts for three credit hours. Enrolled students are offered an orientation session to familiarize them with the university’s online campus, the learning management system and provide information to help students make the most of the online resources available (online classroom, library, where to find the universities policies online, etc.).
Good Academic Standing
Good Academic Standing’ requires maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher. A student who fails to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher will be put on ‘Academic Probation’ and at risk from being dismissed from Clover University. A student on ‘Academic Probation’ can continue to enroll in courses at Clover University for two additional consecutive terms. However, during these two additional consecutive terms the student must reach ‘Good Academic Standing’; failure to do so will result in his dismissal from the university. A student who is put on ‘Academic Probation’ a second time, will automatically be dismissed from the university. If a student’s GPA falls below 2.0 while on Academic Probation, the university will dismiss the student at the end of the current term.
A student who has been dismissed from Clover University can appeal the university’s decision via a ‘petition for reinstatement’ which will require the student to provide evidence of extenuating circumstances. If the university grants reinstatement, the student will be required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or he will be dismissed.
Course Repeat Policy
Students who earned a grade below “C” in a course are allowed to the repeat this course only once. If a student fails to pass a course at the second attempt, he will not be able to graduate from Clover University.
Extensions and Incomplete Grades
Clover University offers a convenient schedule and ample time to complete assignments. However, deadlines for assignments are firm deadlines and will need to be adhered to. If circumstances occur that are beyond your control “extenuating circumstances” and you cannot submit the required work by the assignment’s deadline you must submit the “Petition for Extension” form via email to both your professor and the chairperson of your department, before the deadline but no later than 72 hours after the assignment due date/time.
Course grades are provided to students at the end of each term in which they completed a course. If a student could not submit the entirety of the required assignments due to extenuating circumstances and has submitted at least 80% of all graded coursework the student can submit a “Petition for Extension” before the end of the term. A student who has been granted the extension will receive a grade of “I” for “Incomplete” as term grade and will have 2 weeks after the end of the term to complete the required coursework. At the end of the 2-week extension the grade of “I” will be replaced by a final course grade.
Grade Challenge Procedure
A student challenging his grade should discuss the matter with his professor. If no solution is found the student must follow a more formal procedure in which he challenges the professor’s assessment of his work. To do so the student must submit a formal letter to the Office of Academic Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org) and also copy his academic advisor when submitting this letter. The letter must be submitted within one term after the grade is received. The Office of Academic Affairs will require a written statement from the professor in response to the student’s letter. Should the professor no longer be with Clover University, the Office of Academic Affairs will appoint a small committee of faculty to respond to the student’s letter in writing. The Office of Academic Affairs will then review the evidence and make a final decision. A ‘decision-letter’ will be sent to the student and the professor..