UMR catalogs are in effect for five years from the initial effective term as identified in Program and Curriculum Approval System (PCAS) and take effect the first day of classes for the respective major. The catalog followed for a student's major and for liberal education requirements must be the same.
Current students: Students follow the catalog requirements in effect during the semester they matriculate to UMR. Upon the advice of their Success Coach, students may follow a more recent catalog, but never an earlier catalog.
Former students: Students who re-enter UMR after an absence of two or more semesters, excluding summer session, must meet the requirements of the current catalog, or submit a Request for Change of Academic Catalog Year requesting to use degree/major requirements from an earlier catalog, up to five years prior to the term of re-entry. Former students must have attended during the year of the catalog they choose to use.
Transfer students: Transfer students admitted to UMR follow catalog requirements in effect during the semester they matriculate to UMR.
Students returning to UMR after an absence should contact UMR One Stop Student Services to determine which catalog will best fit their graduation plans.
Reason for Policy
To identify how and when a student can declare a different catalog than the catalog in effect when they matriculated to UMR.
|Primary Contact(s)||Diane Douglas, Registrar||507-258-8008||
- Current students meet with their Success Coach to discuss if declaring a different catalog would be a better option.
- The Success Coach works with the student to evaluate whether a change is beneficial for the student; if the change is beneficial to the student, then move to #2.
- Student completes and signs a Request for Change of Academic Catalog Year form.
- Success Coach signs/approves the Request for Change of Academic Catalog Year form and submits it to One Stop.
- One Stop changes the catalog year for the student in PS and APAS; emails the student and Success Coach when completed.
- October 2018