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Academic Standards and Student Class Policy

College of Business (COB) Academic Standards and Policy CSULB

  • COB Policy on Course Transfers / Substitutions  As Documented in the current Course Catalog. 

The College of Business has a strict policy on course transfers/substitutions. This is necessary to preserve the academic integrity of programs and to meet accreditation standards. No credit by examination will be allowed for any COB course. The COB Center for Student Success can be consulted for more information on course transfers and substitutions.  

  • COB Academic Standards  As Documented in the current Course Catalog.

Timely Graduation: All undergraduate students officially admitted to the College of Business (all options) are required to complete all remaining lower division major requirements in a timely fashion. The lower division major courses must be completed within two academic semesters (excluding summer and winter session) to continue with the major. An exception will be made for the undergraduates in the Accountancy option who elect to take CBA 400 or PHIL 400, instead of PHIL 160 to satisfy the Ethics requirements.

Grading PolicyAll CBA majors must maintain major GPAs of 2.0 or higher. A student whose GPA in the major falls below 2.0 will be advised that they are at risk of being dismissed from the major and granted one semester to raise their major GPA(s) to 2.0. Students who do not successfully raise their major GPA(s) must meet with an advisor to declare another major or submit an appeal to the CBA Center for Student Success explaining why they need one additional semester. Students whose major GPAs remain below 2.0 after this additional semester must declare a new major. As Documented in the current Course Catalog.

CSULB Class-Related University Policies & Other Student Resources

Full list of university policies available to students on CSULB’s Academic Senate website. Below are just some important university policies that are typically included in syllabi as they relate to classroom business.

University Policies on Academic Standards and Other Classroom Business

Academic Technology and the Mode of Instruction (PS 03-11)

Academic Technology and the Mode of Instruction (PS 03-11) 

Policy includes student rights relative to various instruction modes in which classes may be offered (e.g. traditional face-to-face, hybrid, or online classes), including, but not limited to, right to same level of access to faculty regardless of instruction mode, access to reasonable support services and adequate technical support for academic technology.

Attendance (PS 17-17)

Attendance (PS 17-17)

Policy outlines that students are expected to attend classes, but also lays out reasons where students may have a valid reason to miss class (excused absences), and that students are responsible for informing faculty members of the reason for the absence and for arranging to make up missed assignments, tests, quizzes, and class work insofar as this is possible.

Cheating and Plagiarism (PS 08-02)

Cheating and Plagiarism (PS 08-02) 

Policy provides definition of cheating and plagiarism; provides for a variety of faculty actions in allegations of cheating or plagiarism; outlines membership and charge of the Academic Integrity Committee; and possible academic actions and disciplinary sanctions. 

Course Syllabi and Standard Course Outlines (PS 11-07)

Course Syllabi and Standard Course Outlines (PS 11-07) 

 Policy includes list of items that must be included in course syllabi.

Final Course Grades, Grading Procedures, and Final Assessments (PS 12-03)

Final Course Grades, Grading Procedures, and Final Assessments (PS 12-03)  

Policy includes: definitions for final course grades; student responsibilities and deadlines in regards to any withdrawals from courses; instances in which an instructor may withdraw a student; course grading options; final assessments during Final Exams Week; assignment of final course grades; and change of final course grades.

Grade Appeal Procedure (PS 11-09)

Grade Appeal Procedure (PS 11-09)  Policy outlines procedure for appealing a final course grade. COB Grade Appeal Form (PDF)

Student Grievance (07-01)

Student Grievance (07-01)  Policy outlines student grievance procedures.

Additional Resources for Students