Regent Policy Documents

SECTION IV: ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROGRAMS

4-15 EXCESS CREDIT POLICY

(Formerly 02-1)

Upon the recommendation of the President of the University of Wisconsin System, the Board of Regents instructs the President and the Chancellors to take the following actions:

  1. Institutions will review the requirements for all programs that currently require more than 130 credits.
  2. Each Institution will develop a process to identify and counsel students who are accumulating credits in a manner that could result in their amassing more than 165 credits (or 30 credits more than required by their degree programs, whichever is greater) by the time they fulfill all of the degree requirements.
  3. Starting in the fall of 2004, all resident undergraduate students who have accumulated 165 credits (or 30 credits more than required by their degree programs, whichever is greater) will be charged a surcharge, equal to 100 percent of the regular resident tuition, on credits beyond that level. Furthermore, implementation rules should provide flexibility for University of Wisconsin Institutions to provide exceptions where appropriate to ensure that students are able to complete their degree requirements.

History: Res. 8625 adopted 12/5/02.


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The Regent Policy Documents were adopted and are maintained pursuant to the policy-making authority vested in the Board of Regents by Wis. Stats. § 36. The Regent Policy Documents manifest significant policies approved by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. This document is a ready reference for those charged with carrying out these policies. Unless noted otherwise, associated documents and reports may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Regents, 1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, ph 608-262-2324. http://www.uwsa.edu/bor/policies/