Clayton State University
Master of Archival Studies
College of Information & Mathematical Sciences
Georgia Archives Building
5800 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
(678) 466-4459 (fax)
Mr. Joshua Kitchens
Director, Master of Archival Studies
It is the policy of Clayton State University that every student own or have ready, on demand access to a notebook computer to use for academic assignments and communications. This will often, but not always, require taking the computer to class. For hardware and software specifications and additional details, go to the University's ITP-Choice website.
Students shall complete course work within six (6) years to earn the MAS degree. Any student who exceeds the six-year time limit for completing a degree must apply for admission to the degree program as a new student and begin a new planned program of study. Course credit over six years old will not be accepted in the new program. Other previous course work will be evaluated on the basis of its applicability to the new program of study. To remain a student in good standing, degree candidates must maintain a B (3.0) average and must take at least one class per academic year in which the candidate is enrolled. Full-time enrollment for graduate students is nine (9) semester hours. Graduate students in good standing may enroll for twelve (12) semester hours in any semester with the approval of the MAS Director.
Students admitted on a provisional basis are limited to six (6) semester credit hours during their provisional semester. Failure to maintain at least a B (3.0) grade point average during the provisional semester will result in dismissal.
In order to keep students on track for completing the degree, the MAS program director will serve as advisor to all students. The student will be required to meet with his or her advisor each semester before registering for courses each semester.
To receive a graduate degree from Clayton State University, a student must complete at least 27 semester hours of program requirements at Clayton State University. All of these 27 hours must be completed after the student has been admitted to the degree program.
Graduate work taken at other Commission of Colleges (COC) regionally accredited institutions must be evaluated and approved by the MAS program director in order to satisfy degree requirements at Clayton State University. Such transfer credit:
Students admitted to the program may defer their admission for one semester.
Students may withdraw from one or more courses any time before the last three (3) weeks of the semester. To withdraw they should complete an official withdrawal form in the Office of the Registrar. Students who officially withdraw from courses before mid-semester will receive a "W" in those courses and receive no credit. They will not, however, suffer any academic penalty. Students who officially withdraw after mid-semester (and before the last three (3) weeks of the semester) will receive a "WF," which will be counted as an "F" in the calculation of their grade point average regardless of their current grade. Exact withdrawal dates will be published in the official academic calendar and are subject to approval by the Board of Regents. Students who simply stop attending classes without officially withdrawing usually are assigned failing grades. The only exceptions to these withdrawal regulations will be for instances involving unusual circumstances that are fully documented. Students will receive refunds only when they withdraw from all their classes and only by the schedule outlined in the university System refund policy.
A student desiring to be considered for a hardship withdrawal must complete the official withdrawal process and submit a Hardship Withdrawal Request Form to the dean of the school of the student's major. The Hardship Request form may be obtained from the Registrar online (http://www.clayton.edu) or in person.
To be eligible for hardship withdrawal, a student must have experienced an emergency or other unanticipated hardship that makes continuation in the course or courses ill-advised.