The credit hour policy at Southeastern applies to all undergraduate and graduate courses that award academic credit which appears on an official University transcript. This policy is in accord with federal regulations and Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education policy; a credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is reasonably achieved in one of the following ways:
1. A credit hour for a standard, face-to-face course includes at least one Carnegie hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and at least two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately sixteen weeks for one semester or an equivalent amount of work for a different amount of time.
2. A credit hour for a distance education course (hybrid or 100% online) includes not less than three hours of student time per credit hour for each week for approximately sixteen weeks for one semester or an equivalent amount of work for a different amount of time; however, the ratio of faculty-directed instruction to out-of-class student work may vary across the different course types. Distance education courses must have regular, faculty-initiated interaction with students, meet the same student learning outcomes, and use comparable student assessments as the equivalent face-to-face course.
3. A credit hour for other types of academic activities such, as but not limited to, laboratory work, practicum, internships, and studio work include academic activities as established by the institution to demonstrate at least an equivalent amount of work as required for the standard credit hour.
Courses are numbered so as to indicate the degree of advancement. In general, courses numbered lowest are those which should be completed first. Zero-level courses (i.e., MATH 0123) are remedial and do not count as college credit hours in meeting academic/degree requirements. Courses with numbers beginning in the 1000 and 2000 series are lower-division and considered designed for freshman and sophomore students. Courses with numbers in the 3000 and 4000 series are upper-division level to be taken by junior and senior students. Courses numbered in the 5000 series are for graduate students only. Students should also be aware that the last digit of the course number indicates the amount of semester-credit-hours awarded for the course completion. For example, ENG 1113 is a three-hour course while EDUC 4332 is a two-hour course.
Students should contact their academic advisor prior enrollment to have their advising hold removed.
Southeastern Oklahoma State University reserves the right to cancel any course for which the enrollment is insufficient. If this becomes necessary, students will be notified by the department and may adjust their schedule without penalty or receive a full refund of tuition and fees. Course cancellations will be noted on the web at the course schedules.
Room assignments will be listed on the semester bill and also available on the web after the billing date and before the start of each semester.
Other changes to course listings will be noted on the web at the course schedules. The schedule listed on the web will be the most current version.
All instructor assignments in the Schedule of Classes are tentative and are subject to change based on class enrollment and other factors. Enrollment in a class does not guarantee the instructor listed will teach the class.
Any student requesting a change of residency status should file a petition and all documentation supporting a change in the Registrar’s Office by the last day to enroll in a class and/or drop a class with no record. An information sheet and petition to determine residency may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office (A100). (Refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin for additional information.)
Extra-institutional credit (non–formal credit) is credit granted through means other than the completion of formal college–level courses. Southeastern offers various ways extra-institutional credit can be granted. Testing is one means of evaluating extra-institutional learning. Testing methods include institutionally prepared examinations, institutionally administered performance testing, and standardized national tests especially designed for the establishment of credit. Extra-institutional credit can also be granted for non–collegiate sponsored instruction (e.g., military training/learning, etc.).
Extra-institutional credit (non-formal credit) earned through any of the following methods must be validated by successful completion of 12 or more semester hours of academic work at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and will be recorded on the transcript only if the student is currently enrolled.
Grading: All credit through non-formal means will be recorded with a grade of “P”. Only those courses for which the minimum passing score is attained will be recorded.
Maximum Credit: Maximum non-formal credit accepted depends on the type of degree program a student is pursuing:
For non–education degree programs (B.A. or B.S.), the amount of extra-institutional credit (advanced standing, CLEP, AP, correspondence, military training, etc.) which may be awarded shall not exceed one–half of the total semester hours required at the lower–division level, and not more than one–half of the total semester hours required at the upper–division level for the B.A. and B.S. degrees.
For education degree programs (B.A. or B.S.), not more than one–fourth of the work used to satisfy requirements in any area of preparation (professional education, general education, specialized education) nor more than one–fourth of the total academic work submitted in an approved teacher–certificate program may be taken by non–formal study (advanced standing, CLEP, AP, correspondence, military training, etc.).
Types of non-formal credit available at Southeastern include:
Detailed information regarding non-formal credit, including a list of CLEP and AP tests accepted by Southeastern, is found in the current academic catalog. The minimum score required for receiving college credit for an AP test is three.
Any additional questions regarding non-formal credit may be directed to the Registrar’s Office at 580–745–2165.
Southeastern Oklahoma State University accepts all credits earned at 2 and 4 year institutions that are accredited by the institutional accrediting associations. Transfer credits are accepted and applied to degree programs generally in accordance with the recommendations in the Transfer Credit Practices Guide published by AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers).Once a student is currently enrolled in course work at Southeastern, transfer credits will be recorded from the official transcript of each institutionally accredited institution attended by the student. All coursework attempted by the student will be recorded. Students are required to submit official transcripts from all institutions attended regardless of credit earned and/or applicability to their degree plan. Course equivalencies and acceptance in a degree plan are determined by the Academic Departments and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Course Equivalency Project.
Oklahoma state law (Oklahoma statute, Title 70 §3244) requires that all students who attend an Oklahoma college or university provide documentation of immunization against hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). Meningococcal vaccination is required for students living in campus housing.
The law requires institutions to notify students of the immunization requirements and provide students with educational information concerning these diseases, including risks and benefits of vaccinations. More information is available here:
The law permits that when the vaccine is medically contraindicated and a licensed physician has signed a written statement to that effect, such students shall be exempt from the immunization. Further, the law permits a student or if the student is a minor, the student’s parent or legal guardian, to sign a written waiver stating that the administration of the vaccine conflicts with the student’s moral or religious tenets.
Students may call the following numbers for closing information due to inclement weather:
Off–Campus: 580-745–2000 (Option 9) On–Campus: ext. 2000 (Option 9)
If possible, the decision to close will be made the evening before prior to the ten o’clock news and no later than 6:00 a.m. the morning of the possible closing. Closings will be broadcast on local radio and television stations.
Students requiring accommodations and/or assistance due to a physical, mental, or learning disability should contact the Coordinator of Student Disability Services by calling (580) 745–2394 or TDD (580)745–2704. It is the responsibility of each student to make an official request to the Coordinator for academic accommodations. Documentation of a disability can be subject to verification by the University. SOSU complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:
Any Oklahoma Resident may be awarded a high school diploma by the Oklahoma State Department of Education upon the successful completion of at least thirty (30) hours of college work at an accredited college or university. Title 70 O.S. § 24-116. For more information, please visit the Oklahoma State Department of Education website.