Undergraduate students carrying 12-18 credit hours per semester are classified as full-time students. Graduate students carrying 9 or more credit hours are considered full-time. Remedial courses, while not counting toward the required 36 credit hours of the MA program, may still be considered part of the 9 credit hours required for full-time status. Registration in excess of 18 credit hours requires written approval from the VPAA.
Part-Time Undergraduate Students:
Students may enroll in courses on a part-time basis. Undergraduate students carrying less than 12 credit hours per semester are classified as part-time students. Graduate students carrying less than 9 credit hours are considered part-time.
Students not planning to enroll in a BA or MA degree program at AIC must submit a Non-Degree Course Application to the Registrar’s Office. Non-Degree students may register for any number of credit hours (no minimum). Non-Degree students must reapply for regular admission if they decide to pursue a BA or MA program. Credits earned in this category may or may not be applicable towards the chosen program.
An auditor is a student who attends a course not for credit but for personal enhancement. Students who desire to audit a course must file with the Registrar’s Office before registration. The auditor must be granted approval from the instructor.
Examinations and Evaluation:
The type and frequency of examinations and overall evaluation scheme are left to the discretion of the course instructor. AIC’s Liberal Arts curriculum is writing-intensive, and so, aside from the courses in foreign language and art, each course must include a writing component (essays or essay-based exam). A final examination and/or final paper may be required at the termination of the course. Grading schemes and examination policies should be announced and explained in the course syllabus, which should be distributed and explained to the students at the beginning of the course.