The Fayetteville State University Graduate Catalog is not an irrevocable contract. Regulations published in it are subject to change by the University at any time without notice. University regulations are policy statements to guide students, faculty, and administrative officers in achieving the goals of the institution. Students are encouraged to consult an advisor or department chair if they have questions about the application of any policy, rule, or regulation. The university reserves the right to change any policies, rules, and regulations at any time, including those pertaining to admission, instruction, and graduation.
The university also reserves the right to withdraw curricula and specific courses, alter course content, change the calendar, and to impose or increase fees. All such changes are effective at such times as the proper authorities determine and may apply not only to prospective students but also to those who are already enrolled in the University.
Each new edition of the Graduate Catalog becomes effective at the opening of the fall semester following its publication. To receive a degree, a graduate student must complete satisfactorily all requirements described in the Graduate Catalog in effect at the time of first enrollment as a degree student at the university or all requirements described in the Graduate Catalog in effect at the time of graduation. Any student who changes from one program of study to another must meet requirements of the new program of study in effect at the time of the change.
Readmitted Students-Any student who leaves the university for a period of one fall or spring semester or longer and then returns to the university will be required to meet new catalog and program requirements in effect at the time of return.
Change of Program of Study-Any student who changes to another program of study will be required to meet new catalog and program requirements in effect at the time of the change.
Exceptions to these policies may be necessitated by changes in course offerings or degree programs. In that event, every effort will be made to avoid penalizing the student.