Students under academic suspension for the first time will be considered
for reinstatement provided at least one academic semester has elapsed
since suspension. Students suspended a second time will not normally be
reinstated. Exceptions may be considered by the vice president for aca-
demic affairs upon the recommendation of the academic deans. Students
requesting reinstatement from suspension or who were on probation at
the time of withdrawal may be subject to conditions for reinstatement
such as reduced course load, repetition of specific courses, taking new
program requirements, required participation in the Academic
Assistance Program, or referral to the Fresh Start Program.
Credit earned from other colleges or universities during the period of
academic or disciplinary suspension will not be accepted for transfer to
Edinboro University without the prior approval of the appropriate aca-
Plagiarism may be defined as the act of taking the ideas and/or expres-
sion of ideas of another person and representing them as one's own. It is
nothing less than an act of theft, and, as such, is subject to University dis-
ciplinary action. The penalty for plagiarism may include a failing grade
for the assignment in question and/or a failing grade for the course.
Clearly, plagiarism defeats the central purpose of education, namely, to
enable one to think and formulate one's own ideas. The student who has
doubts about whether his/her work may constitute plagiarism should
consult with the course instructor prior to submitting the work. The
instructor can provide clear guidance on how the student can avoid com-
mitting this act of academic misconduct.
Transfer Credit and the Edinboro Student
It is possible for students, in good standing at Edinboro University, to
take courses at other institutions for transfer to their programs at
Edinboro. Before taking such courses, a student must complete the
Transfer Credit Authorization form. Course equivalencies are deter-
mined by the Office of Records and Registration and permission to take
courses at other institutions is obtained from the advisor, chair and dean
of the school in which the student is majoring.
Credit to meet the degree requirements for a particular program will not
be given for: 1) courses which are not equivalent to those required or
approved in the curricula offered in this university; 2) courses complet-
ed at other colleges or universities in which grades below C- were
earned. Courses from accredited institutions which are designed as trans-
ferable may or may not be counted as part of the requirement for gradu-
ation. All credits of students who apply for admission with advanced
standing must be approved by the dean of the school in which they will
Transfer credit from other colleges and universities will not be granted
for work pursued during the period the student must remain out of col-
lege because of academic or disciplinary action without the prior
approval of the appropriate academic dean.
Official transcripts from other colleges and universities submitted for
evaluation of transfer credit must be received directly from the institu-
tion. Transcripts that are marked "issued to student" or received from the
student in sealed envelopes are not official and cannot be accepted.
Visiting Student Program
As a member institution of the State System of Higher Education,
Edinboro University participates in the Visiting Student Program, which
is designed to facilitate enrollment of undergraduate students at SSHE
institutions other than their home campuses. Through the program,
Edinboro University students may enroll for a limited period of time at
any of the other SSHE institutions in order to take advantage of courses,
programs, or educational experiences not available at Edinboro, without
loss of institutional residency, eligibility for honors or athletics, or cred-
its toward graduation. Any visiting student wishing to receive financial
aid for coursework taken at Edinboro must make arrangements for aid
through their "home institution." For more information about the
Visiting Student Program, contact the coordinator of records, Office of
Records and Registration, Hamilton Hall.
A student who has been academically dismissed may apply for rein-
statement to the institution and have a new academic record created.
Students must sign an application form permitting full review of their
records by the associate vice president for enrollment management and
retention. Students can be admitted only once under the Fresh Start pro-
1. A student must sit out at least five years before being eligible for
2. A student will be placed on provisional status for one semester of
full-time study, or until he/she has attempted 15 semester hours if
attending part-time. A student must achieve a minimum quality point
average of 2.00 by the end of the period of provisional status. Failure
to achieve the 2.00 minimum QPA will result in permanent suspen-
sion from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
3. All grades for courses taken prior to the point at which Fresh Start is
granted will remain on the academic transcript and academic histo-
ry, but the cumulative quality point average will be represented as
4. A student may be reinstated only once under the provisions of the
Fresh Start program.
5. A student who applies for Fresh Start must sign an application form
permitting full review of his/her records by the associate vice presi-
dent for enrollment management and retention.
1. Only courses in which grades of C or better were earned at Edinboro
University of Pennsylvania will count as semester hours earned
2. Coursework applied to the new academic history will have no qual-
ity point average equivalence.
3. A student who is reinstated under the provisions of the Fresh Start
program retains the right to utilize course repeat options as specified
by University policy.
A Fresh Start Appeal Committee will review requests for exceptions to
the stated policy. This committee will include the associate vice presi-
dent for enrollment management and retention, the chairperson of the
Senate Academic Concerns Committee, and the assistant director of stu-
dent support. Any exception to these procedures must be approved by
the provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Change of Major Procedure
Students desiring to change from one major to another must make appli-
cation at the Office of Records and Registration. Before a curriculum
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