Undergraduate Policies and Expectations

 

The Eller College of Management enforces the academic policies described in the Academic Catalog. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information about various policies.

Student Responsibility

The Eller College expects all students to act responsibly in their academic performance. As a competitive program, the college holds its students to the highest academic standards. Students are responsible for the academic information that is shared with them during Orientation, that is sent out over the listservs, that is listed on this website and that is shared with them through other outlets. Students are also expected to act with academic integrity in the classroom and beyond.


Our Standard of Ethics

The Eller College believes that ethics and academic integrity are a core component of your business education and professional life. In addition to the Center for Leadership Ethics, the following resources are available for undergraduate students:

Eller College Student Integrity Oath

Eller's Standard of Ethics is focused on the education and enforcement of academic integrity policies and the promotion of ethical behavior and is supported by the entire Eller community including students, faculty, and the administration. A key component to these standards is the Student Integrity Oath. This oath is voluntary, but one that ideally all Eller students acknowledge and accept as members of the Eller community:

As a student of the Eller College of Management, I promise:

  • To foster an honorable and academic environment for current and future students;
  • To uphold the principles outlined in the University of Arizona Code of Conduct and Code of Academic Integrity;
  • To neither engage in nor tolerate: cheating, plagiarism, lying, or stealing;
  • To accept the lifelong responsibility of upholding the highest levels of honesty, integrity, and respect for others.

I accept this oath and make these promises freely and upon my honor.

UA Policies and Codes

The Dean of Students Office oversees all academic integrity and student conduct policies. If you ever have concerns about conduct on campus, the Dean of Students office is the guiding authority.

Academic Integrity Resource Guide

View the Academic Integrity Resource Guide


Registration Dates and Deadlines

The Eller College adheres to the registration dates and deadlines as determined by the Registrar's Office each semester. Students are expected to be aware of their class schedules and the posted dates and deadlines. Students are able to withdraw from courses through the 10th week of the semester. Beyond this posted deadline, the Eller College does not support late registration requests, except in the most extreme situations. Please contact your Academic Advisor for more information.


Spring 2020 COVID-19 Related Policy Guidance

On March 20, 2020 Provost Liesl Folks announced revised academic grading and eligibility policies specific to the Spring 2020 semester in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shifts on campus at the University of Arizona.  These policies temporarily adjusted campus policies, regarding:

  • Academic Grading: at the discretion of the individual student, any course may be graded on a pass/fail basis, and these courses will count towards program requirements and satisfy future prerequisite requirements if a passing grade is earned. A student wishing to move to the pass/fail grading option must notify the registrar by the last day of class for Spring 2020 (May 6, 2020).
    • This policy change is true for any current course(s) taken within the Eller College of Management during Spring 2020
    • Students can find instructions on how to change to the pass/fail grading here. Students will complete the change request on their UAccess Student Center.
    • Students do not need instructors’ permission to change to Pass/Fall, but should speak with their instructor(s) to understand how they determine a passing grade in their course(s)
    • Students do not need their Advisor’s permission, but are encouraged to schedule an appointment with their Academic Advisor so that they can discuss how Pass/Fail grades may impact their overall academic and career plans
    • Neither Pass nor Fail grades count in a students’ GPA, but they will show on transcripts
      • Please feel free to schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor to do some GPA calculations.
      • This GPA Calculator can also help to calculate how to reach a target GPA.  Remember that if students elect to have a course graded as pass/fail that it does not factor into the calculation of their GPA.
    • Pass grades will count toward credit requirements (for scholarships, classification, etc.)
      • Please note that while passed credits will count towards scholarship requirements that the GPA standards for scholarships will still need to be achieved.
      • Pass/fail credits do not qualify for Dean’s List honors. They will count for Academic Distinction, assuming a student has otherwise met the GPA requirements.
  • Course Withdrawal: The deadline for a student to opt to withdraw from an individual course was extended to April 14, 2020 for semester-long courses.  These course withdrawals will not count towards the traditional 18 unit of withdrawal max for undergraduate students.
  • Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) and course repeats: Students have the ability to withdraw from or change to a pass/fail grading system courses that they are currently in progress with a GRO without using one of their limited GROs.  If a GROed course is withdrawn or switched to pass/fail grading, the initial grade earned in the original attempt of the course remains in the calculation of the GPA. However, students will still be held to the eligibility policy that exists for GROing a course in the future.  See more information about the nuances on the Registrar’s FAQ.
  • Undergraduate Academic Eligibility: The academic eligibility status of an undergraduate student at the end of the Spring 2020 term will be determined by the student’s most recent status, unless a student earns a cumulative 2.0 GPA or greater, in which case their status will become “eligible.” This will allow students to move out of the bottom four statuses if they had a “good” Spring 2020 semester or remain in their current status if the Spring 2020 semester is not helpful to their academic standing.
  • Updated Absence Policy: If a student is feeling ill, make sure that they follow the university guidelines for communicating with their instructor and the Dean of Students

For additional and the most updated information and guidance for The University of Arizona during the COVID-19 outbreak, please check here.


Late Withdrawal Requests

The Eller College typically enforces university dates and deadlines.  If you feel that you have extenuating circumstances that warrants an exception to the late withdrawal policy, please speak with your Academic Advisor about the next steps.  A written statement and documentation will be required.  Students requesting to withdraw from a single course must demonstrate how their extenuating circumstances have affected their single courses and not the rest of their courses in the semester. Academic advising services are offered in McClelland Hall Room 201.


Incomplete Grades

When a student is facing extenuating circumstances at the end of an academic term and all but a minor portion of the coursework has been satisfactorily completed, the student can discuss with their instructor the potential of being awarded an "Incomplete" grade, with the intent to finish the coursework on a schedule set by the instructor within one year. It is up to the discretion of the instructor to determine if it is appropriate to award an Incomplete grade.  


Academic Warning, Academic Probation and Academic Ineligibility

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to be in Academic Good Standing and eligible to enroll in classes at the University. Students who fall below 2.0 will be on Academic Warning and must raise their cumulative GPA to at least 2.0 by the end of the very next semester in order to continue as a student in the Eller College. Students who do not achieve a 2.0 Cumulative GPA by the end of the very next semester will be on Academic Probation and will be removed from the Eller College.


Petitions

The Eller College supports and adheres to the University policies as set forth in the Academic Catalog. If a student believes that they deserve redress or exception to a university policy, they can explore a University General Petition. To discuss the General Petition requirements and initiate the process, students should contact Laura Ullrich, director of academic advising, by email at lullrich@eller.arizona.edu.

For all other questions and for further clarification, contact your Academic Advisor.