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Faculty, staff urged to alert students to university policy changes

The university recently announced several university policy or procedural changes that will impact students. The campus community is asked to read the changes carefully and encourage students seek assistance from their academic advising centers if needed.
MAJOR DECLARATION: Students must select and declare a major by the time they have 75 earned BYU credit hours (excluding language exam credits). Once a student has 90 earned BYU credit hours (excluding language exam credits), they will not be allowed to change their major, unless special permission is granted.
In order to encourage timely progress toward graduation, advisement centers may require mandatory advisement before students with greater than 90 BYU hours are allowed to register for classes. Deans, in consultation with advisement centers, may also place registration holds and mandate specific course completion in order to facilitate timely graduation.
WITHDRAWALS: The withdrawal deadline for a semester was recently extended from the 25th day of a semester to the 50th day of a semester. Students who do not officially withdraw before the published deadline will receive a failing grade. Students who choose to withdraw from a class must do so officially. Refer to the current class schedule for the appropriate procedure and deadlines and fees.

Excessive Ws on academic record may affect the way it is interpreted by future employers or graduate schools. Students should review their academic records regularly by logging into AIM and entering RECSUM in the Quick URL box.
REPEATING CLASSES: Effective fall semester 2011, students may repeat any course taken at BYU. However, all grades will be averaged into the grade point average (GPA) and all credit will be counted. BYU does not remove the previous credit or grade from the transcript or the GPA calculations once a class has been repeated.

For more information, contact the college advisement centers.

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