Catalog Additions and Amendments

Veteran's Choice Act

Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 requires public institutions of higher education to charge in-state tuition rates to certain veterans regardless of the veteran’s state of residence. Henderson State University is in compliance with this Act.

Late Course Registration Policy  

Implementation Date: Spring 2016  

Students may add a course online using MyHenderson through Friday of the first week during fall/spring semesters and the second day of classes during summer terms. Beginning Monday of the second week during fall/spring semesters and the third day of classes for summer terms, late adds will only be permitted with instructor approval. Students should submit an add form to the Registrar’s Office with the instructor’s signature. Beginning Monday of the third week during fall/spring semesters and the fourth day of classes for summer terms, late course adds will only be permitted with approval of the instructor and college dean. Students should submit an add form to the Registrar’s Office signed by both instructor and dean. Students will not be allowed to add courses beginning Monday of the fourth week during fall/spring semesters and the fifth day of classes for summer terms. Students may download late course add forms from the Registrar’s Website.  

Note: Please refer to the academic calendar for late course add dates during pre-summer terms. Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine monetary implications of adding courses.   

Drop/Withdrawal From a Course and Withdrawing From The University

Implementation Date: Spring 2016

Drop/Withdrawal From a Single Course: Students may drop a course through the 11th class day of fall/spring semesters and the 5th class day of summer terms with no record appearing on the transcript. Starting the 12th class day of fall/spring semesters and the 6th class day of summer terms students may withdraw from a course with a “W” on the transcript. Beginning Monday of the 13th week during fall/spring semesters and Monday of the 4th week during summer terms students will no longer be permitted to withdraw from a single course. Information and/or forms for dropping/withdrawing from a course may be secured from the Registrar’s Office, Womack 210B.

Withdrawal from the University: A student withdraws from the university when requesting to be removed from all currently enrolled courses. Withdrawals from the university require approval from both the Dean of Students and the Vice Provost. Students wishing to withdraw from the university should contact the Office of the Dean of Students, Womack 102F. No record of coursework will appear on the transcript when a withdrawal from the university is requested prior to the 11th class day of fall/spring semesters and the 5th class day of summer terms. Withdrawals from the university after this time will result in all currently enrolled courses being given a grade of “W.”

In the event of documentable extenuating circumstances and/or judiciary outcomes, the Dean of Students and Office of the Provost reserve the right to withdraw a student from the university by issuing an administrative cancellation of enrollment with a grade of “AC” on the transcript.

Instructor Initiated Course Drops Prior to Census Day. In order to comply with state reporting mandates faculty are requested to drop non-attending students prior to Census Day (11th class day fall/spring semesters and 5th class day summer terms). However, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to make sure he/she is dropped from any courses that are not attended. Any student who has not logged on or participated in an online class will be considered to have not attended and will be dropped. A student who has been dropped from class may only be added back at a later date under significant, verifiable and extenuating circumstances and with instructor approval. In any circumstance, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the faculty member prior to the census date in regard to absences.

Note: Please refer to the academic calendar for drop/withdrawal dates for pre-summer terms. Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine monetary implications of course drops and withdrawals. 

Dropping/Withdrawing From Remedial Courses

Implementation Date: Spring 2016

Students may drop/withdrawal from remedial courses without instructor/advisor permission. However, students in need of remediation must continue to enroll in such courses each semester until completed. Students receiving an Arkansas Challenge Scholarship are required to complete all remediation during the first year at Henderson State University. Students are encouraged to discuss enrollment decisions with an academic advisor. 

Catalog Year Policy

Students will be assigned to the catalog year current at the time they first enroll at Henderson. This will be the catalog year for any majors or minors declared while the student remains continuously enrolled at Henderson. Students who fall out of continuous enrollment will have their catalog year reset to the catalog current at the time of readmission to the university.

The only exception will be if a student returns after falling out of continuous enrollment with a previously signed and approved graduation application on file less than five years old. In this case the student will be permitted to finish under the original catalog. If the original major, minor, or required coursework are no longer available, the registrar will coordinate with the student and relevant department chair to find the most appropriate path to degree completion. 

This policy was approved for second reading by the University Academic Council on November 10, 2015. 

Continuous Enrollment Policy

A student will fall out of continuous enrollment if he/she does not enroll in classes at Henderson for one calendar year. College credit earned through other institutions will not count toward continuous enrollment.

This policy was approved for second reading by the University Academic Council on November 10, 2015. 

Awarding of Bachelor Degree After First Year of Professional School

Students who have enrolled at an accredited Professional School (e.g., dental, medical, pharmacy, optometry, chiropractic or veterinary) prior to completion of a degree at Henderson State University may, upon successful completion of the first year of their professional program, receive an undergraduate degree from HSU provided they have met the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of at least 90 undergraduate credit hours prior to entering professional school with at least 30 credit hours earned in residence at HSU; 

  • Completion of at least 42 upper division undergraduate credits hours; 

  • Completion of all state mandated liberal arts core requirements; and 

  • Completion of all requirements for a major area of study. Courses in the 
professional curriculum may, with approval of the department chair, be used to satisfy the major requirements.
  • This policy may be implemented on behalf of a student at anytime. However, students who do not request the bachelor degree within one year of leaving HSU will have their catalog year for graduation requirements moved forward to the current catalog. 
  • An official transcript from the atteded professional school must be submitted before the bachelor degree can be awarded. 

Acceptance of Transfer Work for Suspended Students

Implementation Date: Spring 2016

Students suspended from Henderson State University, or any other institution, are eligible to transfer in credit completed during the suspension period. Transfer credit will be evaluated according to the policies and procedures of the University.

Department of Aviation Standard of Progress Addendum