College of Public Health Catalog 2014/2015

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The following academic procedures will assist you in processing the required paperwork needed to accomplish each request.  Please follow the procedure properly in order to expedite your request quickly.  All of the forms needed are on the forms page unless otherwise stated.

Students should be aware of the information and policies in the USF Graduate and Undergraduate catalogs. The catalogs may be found at:

 

 Incomplete Grades

Undergraduate students complete the following steps -

  1. Download and complete the Contract for Incomplete Grades for Undergraduate Students on the COPH forms page
  2. Get the required signatures
  3. Submit to the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office
 Change of Grade

Incomplete or missing grades are the responsibility of the student. Upon completing all work required for the class, please contact the instructor to submit a change of grade form to the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office. Only the faculty member can pick up a change of grade form.

 Change of Advisor

Download the COPH form Petition for Change of Advisor, Concentration Area, Department or Degree Program.  Complete the top portion of the form and submit to COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office.  The student will be notified by email once the change is approved.  All forms will be processed during the semester processing dates established by the department. 

 Change of Concentration Area

Download the COPH form Petition for Change of Advisor, Concentration Area, Department or Degree Program.  Complete the top portion of the form and submit to COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office.  The student will be notified by email once the change is approved.  All forms will be processed during the semester processing dates established by the department.

 Change of Degree Program

Download the COPH form Petition for Change of Advisor, Concentration Area, Department or Degree Program.  Complete the top portion of the form and submit to COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office.  A USF Change of Degree Program form will be required also, this form is only available in the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office.  The student will be notified by email once the change is approved.  All forms will be processed during the semester processing dates established by the department.   Also see the USF Graduate Catalog: http://www.grad.usf.edu/policies_Sect4_full.php (change of program section).

 Change of Department

Download the COPH form Petition for Change of Advisor, Concentration Area, Department or Degree Program.  Complete the top portion of the form and submit to COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office.  The student will be notified by email once the change is approved.  All forms will be processed during the semester processing dates established by the department.

 Courses and Registration

Detailed information may be found in the USF catalogs at

Add a Course:

Please see our staff to assist you during the first week of classes to add a course in the OASIS system. To petition to add a course after add/drop week the form required for this action is a USF Graduate Petition available in the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office. Petitions submitted will take 2-3 weeks to process before a change in the OASIS system is noted.

Contract Courses

Please see our staff to assist you during the first week of classes to add a course in the OASIS system. To petition to add a course after add/drop week the form required for this action is a USF Graduate Petition available in the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office.  Petitions submitted will take 2-3 weeks to process before a change in the OASIS system is noted.

Contract Courses

These courses require additional paperwork in order to receive a registration permit. Please read this link . http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/academicaffairs/contractcourses.html information thoroughly as it will help you understand requirements and required paperwork. All courses are "S" Satisfactory or "U" Unsatisfactory grades only.

Drop a Course / Withdraw:

You can drop a course in the OASIS system up to the final drop date without academic penalty. See the COPH Schedule for dates.  After the final drop date the form required for this action is a USF Graduate Petition available in the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office.  Please see our staff to assist you.  Petitions submitted will take 2-3 weeks to process before a change in the OASIS system is noted.

Delete a Course:

The form required for this action is a USF Graduate Petition Delete Form available in the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office.  Only non-attended courses can be deleted.  Please see our staff to assist you.  Petitions submitted will take 2-3 weeks to process before a change in the OASIS system is noted. 

Exchange a Course:

The form required for this action is a USF Graduate Petition available in the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office.  Please see our staff to assist you.  Petitions submitted will take 2-3 weeks to process before a change in the OASIS system is noted.

Late Registration:

Two forms are required for this action a USF Registration Form & a Graduate Petition available in the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office.  This procedure replaces the normal OASIS registration.  Students do not need to register again in OASIS.  Please see our staff to assist you.  Petitions submitted will take 2-3 weeks to process before a change in the OASIS system is noted.

 Dissertation

Please refer to the following documents:

 Student Grievance Procedure

Review USF Academic Grievance Policy at http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/policies-and-procedures/pdfs/policy-10-002.pdf

Student assistance is provided by Division of Student Affairs, Office of the Student Ombudsman.

 Thesis

Please refer to the following documents:

 Time Conflict

A Time Conflict form is needed when a student has two classes in conflict and cannot complete their registration in OASIS.  Complete the Time Conflict form, get the required signatures, and attach to the Registration Worksheet.  Submit the forms to the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office to receive a time conflict permit in order to register.

 Transfer Credits

For detailed information see the folowing USF sources

 

 Use of "c" in Degree Acronyms for Degree Candidates

The College of Public Health does not permit students who are pursuing their masters or doctoral degrees to use the degree acronym after their names and a small “c” for candidate. In other words students are not permitted to use MPHc, MSPHc, MHAc or PhDc. If students, after successfully completing all comprehensive exams (core and concentration) for the master degrees or the qualifying exam for the doctoral degree wish to put their name followed by the words—master degree candidate or doctoral degree candidate-- this is allowed.

The reason for this is that the use of the degree acronym and small “c” causes confusion for faculty, employers, and other individuals who are reviewing students’ CVs and other materials. It creates the situation whereby a student appears to already have the degree when this is not the case. As a degree-granting College, this cannot be allowed.

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