Academic Policies and Procedures

CITS Acceptable Use Policy

Counseling & Corrective Action Form

Delegation of Authority

Employment Hiring Procedure

Faculty and Staff Development Policy and Procedures Manual

New Course and Course Changes Procedure

Policy on Catalog Revisions

Policy on Degree Completion

Textbook Adoption Policy

Undeclared Student Policy

As promulgated by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), students attending Alcorn State University must be a “regular student.” Under §34 CFR 600.2, a regular student is one who is enrolled for the purposes of receiving a degree, certificate, or other credential awarded by the school. Therefore, to be eligible for Title IV aid, even a student whose major may be “undecided” must still be enrolled in a program that leads to a degree, certificate, or other credential. Furthermore, as to any student who has not officially declared a major by the end of their sophomore year, the University takes the initiative of placing said “undeclared major” student in the University’s General Studies degree program. This action is done sua sponte to ensure the undeclared student's positive progress towards his/her college degree. It also ensures University compliance with other third-party external agency regulations (e.g., NCAA).

Academic Year Policy


The academic year is defined as the period beginning with the Fall Semester of a given calendar year, followed by the Spring semester, and ending with the succeeding, last summer session.



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