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Capitol Technology University Course Catalog

   
    Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Course Catalog

Matriculation



Classification of Undergraduate Students

Freshman 29 semester credits or fewer

Sophomore 30-59 semester credits

Junior 60-89 semester credits

Senior 90 semester credits or more

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 15 semester credits, including 12 semester credits in the student’s degree program, must be completed at Capitol Technology University in order to receive an associate degree. At least 30 semester hours of academic credit must be earned by direct instruction. Direct instruction does not include instruction through correspondence, credit for prior learning, cooperative education activities, practica, internships, externships, apprenticeships, portfolio review, departmental examinations or challenge examinations.

A minimum of 30 semester credits, including 18 semester credits in the student’s degree program, must be completed at Capitol Technology University in order to receive a bachelor’s degree. At least 60 semester hours of academic credit must be earned by direct instruction. Direct instruction means synchronous or asynchronous instruction for academic credit that allows regular interaction between student and instructor, such as lectures, laboratory instruction, interactive instructional television, delayed video online instruction and (if regular interaction is available from an instructor) independent study.

For all BS degrees, at least 27 credits must be 300-level or above to qualify for graduation. Students who want to take courses at another institution for possible transfer after enrolling at Capitol Technology University must receive prior written permission from their academic department chair. Transfer credit approval forms are available at the Office of Registration and Records and online.

Graduate degrees must be completed in their entirety at Capitol Technology University, with the exception of students transferring courses in accordance with the transfer credit policy on page 41 of this catalog.

Primary Student and Location Registrations

The university has established undergraduate tuition rates based on location (either Asynchronous or Live/On Campus) and remains committed to a thriving campus. In order to support the demand for on-campus sections, the university wishes to limit enrollment in asynchronous courses for students whose primary enrollment location is Live/On Campus. Because asynchronous students’ tuition based on per credit hour with no flat full-time rate to ensure this policy is not abused, the university wishes to limit the number of live credits for students whose primary enrollment location is asynchronous.

Determination of Location

Primary Enrollment Location is determined at first enrollment by program and selected location. The student’s primary enrollment location is asynchronous if their program of study is advertised as available exclusively online or if the program is advertised as available entirely asynchronously and the student indicated their preferred modality was asynchronous during the admission process. Alternatively, the student’s primary enrollment location is Web/Live Online if the student identified their primary enrollment location as Web/Live Online. Otherwise, the student’s primary enrollment location is Laurel.

Registration Limits

Registration will be limited based on primary enrollment location.

  • Web/Live Online and Laurel students may register for both Web/Live Online and Laurel location courses without limit (see tuition rates for associated costs of a full-time overload).
  • Asynchronous students may register for asynchronous courses without limit.
  • Web/Live Online and Laurel students may register for one 3 to 4 credit course per semester with a location of asynchronous with advisor approval and more than one course with a location of asynchronous with approval of a committee appointed by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Asynchronous students registered for 12 credits or more in a semester may register for no more than 50% of their credits with a location of Web/Live Online or on-campus with advisor approval.
  • Students registered for 12 credits or more in a semester where more than 50% of the credits with a location code of Web/Live Online or On-campus must have a primary enrollment location of Web/Live Online or On-campus or be granted an exception by the Vice President of Finance or their designee.

Tuition Policy

  • Web/Live Online and Laurel students will be billed the per credit hour rate based on the course location when registered for fewer than 12 credits in a semester.
  • Web/Live Online and Laurel students will be billed the full-time flat rate when registered for 12 to 18 credits in a semester, and the full-time flat rate plus the campus overload per credit rate, regardless of course location, for credits above 18 in a semester.
  • Asynchronous students will be billed the per credit hour rate based on the course location.
  • The university will change a student’s primary enrollment location when their primary enrollment location is asynchronous and more than 50% of the credits they are registered for in that semester are in the combined locations of Web/Live Online or On Campus. Students may request a change of primary enrollment location with the approval of advising and the department chair using a form maintained by the Office of Registration and Records.

Enrollment Status

Undergraduate 1-11 credits is considered part time

12-18 credits is considered full time

Master’s 1-8 credits is considered part time

9 or more credits is considered full time

Doctoral 1-5 credits is considered part time

6 or more credits is considered full time

For federal and Veterans’ benefits enrollment requirements, see Financial Aid .

Graduation Requirements

Capitol Technology University holds an annual commencement ceremony at on campus each spring. Transcripts always reflect the exact semester the degree program is completed. The “date degree conferred” information on transcripts and diplomas coincides with the date of the May commencement ceremony for spring semester graduates and with the last day of classes in the semester for summer and fall semester graduates.

Undergraduate Requirements

Undergraduate students must have satisfactorily completed the curriculum requirements for their degree program with a CGPA and degree program GPA of at least 2.0, including a grade of C or better on their Senior Project capstone course, and must have satisfied the Capitol Technology University residency requirements as listed.

Undergraduate students who complete all degree requirements by the end of the summer session are permitted to take part in the commencement ceremonies as degree candidates.

If a student is not enrolled for the summer by April 15, permission to participate as a degree candidate will not be granted.

Undergraduate students must file an application for graduation with the Office of Registration and Records no later than six months before the semester of completion. Students are subsequently notified of approval and status. Applications for graduation are available in the Office of Registration and Records and online. The graduation fee, due by April 15, cannot be waived.

Undergraduate students are considered degree candidates only when the above procedures have been completed. Students who change their plans for graduation must notify the Office of Registration and Records in writing.

Graduate Requirements

Capitol Technology University conducts an annual commencement ceremony at the Laurel campus each spring. The “date degree conferred” information on transcripts and diplomas coincides with the date of the commencement ceremony for spring semester graduates and with the last day of classes in the semester for summer and fall graduates.

Time Limit for Degree Completion

Doctoral students are required to maintain satisfactory progress toward the completion of course requirements, which must be accomplished within ten years. MS/PhD students must complete course requirements within ten years. The ten-year period begins when the oldest course applied to the degree was completed. If a doctoral student takes more than ten years then approval will be needed from the VPAA to continue. DSc in Cybersecurity students and PhD in Business Analytics and Data Science students then have an additional two years after completing all required coursework to submit and defend their dissertation.

Graduation Clearance

In the final weeks of their last semester of study, students should check with the Business Office, the Office of Financial Aid, the Office of Residence Life and the Puente Library to be certain that they have no outstanding obligations. Diplomas and transcripts will not be issued for students who have outstanding library books or fines, outstanding balances in the Business Office, or for financial aid recipients who have not completed the exit interview survey with the Office of Financial Aid.

Academic Honors

Honors are awarded and noted on the transcript of students who graduate with the following cumulative GPAs:

Undergraduate

3.9 - 4.0 summa cum laude

3.75 - 3.8999 magna cum laude

3.5 - 3.7499 cum laude

Master’s

4.0 with honors

If an undergraduate student is completing more than one degree, the overall CGPA is used to calculate honors for the multiple degree programs. If a master’s student is completing more than one degree, the CGPA within their degree program is used to determine honors.