The UNC Charlotte Graduate Catalog is not an irrevocable contract. Regulations published in it are subject to change by the University at any time without notice. University regulations are policy statements to guide students, faculty, and administrative officers in achieving the goals of the institution. Necessary interpretations of these policies will be made by the appropriate authorities with the interest of the students and the institution in mind. Students are encouraged to consult an advisor if they have questions about the application of any policy.
The University reserves the right to change any of the rules and regulations of the University at any time, including those relating to admission, instruction, and graduation. The University also reserves the right to withdraw curricula and specific courses, alter course content, change the calendar, and to impose or increase fees. All such changes are effective as proper authorities determine and may apply not only to prospective students, but also to those who are already enrolled in the University.
The requirements specified in this Catalog apply to students who commence their studies at UNC Charlotte during the 2016-2017 academic year and who remain in continuous enrollment at the institution until they graduate. If requirements are changed, students may elect to comply with the new requirements or to remain under the requirements by which they are governed at the time of the change. The choice to apply the new requirements must be declared by students at least one semester prior to graduation through their academic departments.
Students who change their major/minor are bound by the requirements of their new major/minor that are in effect the semester they officially begin studies in the new program.
Students who are readmitted to the University are bound by the program and degree requirements in force at the time of readmission.
Exceptions to these policies may be necessitated by changes in course offerings, degree programs, or by action of authorities higher than the University. In that event, every effort will be made to avoid penalizing the student.