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Murray State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Murray State University. Normal inquiries such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Murray State University.
1967-Present: Murray State University
1948-1967: Murray State College
1930-1948: Murray State Teacher's College
1926-1930: Murray State Normal School and Teacher's College
1923-1926: Murray State Normal School
Fall 1948-Present: Semester
Fall 1943-Fall 1948: Quarter
Fall 1923-Fall 1943: Semester
Graduate Students: 9 semester hours
Undergraduate Students: 12 semester hours
Prior to Summer 2005, full-time status during summer term was 6 hours for undergraduate students and 5 hours for graduate students.
CURRENT COURSE NUMBERS
001-089 Special category post-secondary courses
090-299 Lower division undergraduate courses
300-499 Upper division undergraduate courses
500-599 Upper division undergraduate courses (prior to Spring 2011 could also be used as graduate courses)
600-899 Graduate courses
Prior to the fall of 1963, 400-level courses were for graduate credit only, and a "G" preceded the course number of any 200-level or 300-level courses that were graduate credit on legacy transcripts.
HIGH SCHOOL RECORDS
Current academic standing policy can be found here.
From the fall of 1978 through the summer of 2000, the following academic regulations applied:
Dean's List, High Scholarship - Full-time undergraduate student with a minimum term GPA of 3.5 (3.3 prior to Fall 1993) as of the end of that term (fall or spring only).
On Probation, Low Scholarship - Student lacked 12 or more quality points having a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
Continued on Probation - Student who was previously on probation reduced the quality point deficit, but not below 12.
Dropped, Low Scholarship - Student did not earn a minimum term GPA of 2.0 and reduced the quality point deficit after a term on probation. (Beginning with the fall of 1999, this also included any new freshman who had a 0.0 term GPA during their first term - fall or spring.)
From the fall of 2000 through the summer of 2009, the following academic regulations applied:
Dean's List, Academic Excellence - Full-time undergraduate student with a minimum term GPA of 3.5 as of the the end of that term (fall or spring only).
Academic Probation - Undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student whose cumulative GPA falls under the following minimums: 60 or more hours earned - 2.00 GPA; 30-59 hours earned - 1.90 GPA; fewer than 30 hours earned - 1.75 GPA.
Academic Probation Continued - Student previously on probation whose cumulative GPA increases, but does not reach the appropriate minimum indicated under Academic Probation.
Academic Suspension - Student previously on probation whose cumulative GPA does not increase, or a new freshman who has a term GPA of 0.0 during their first term (spring or fall).
Murray State University currently uses a 4.0 grading scale. Prior to the fall of 1956 Murray State used a 3.0 grading scale.
An asterisk (*) in the R column indicates this attempt does not count in the GPA because the course was repeated.
|Grades that may appear on transcript||Quality Points|
|E or F Failure||0|
|AU Audit, no credit earned||Not computed in GPA|
|CR Credit earned||Not computed in GPA|
|GR Academic Second Chance granted||Not computed in GPA|
|IP In Progress||Not computed in GPA|
|NR Grade not reported||Not computed in GPA|
|P Passing, credit earned||Not computed in GPA|
|R Deferred grade||Not computed in GPA|
|T# Weighted average grade||Varies|
|W Withdrew with no grade||Not computed in GPA|
|WE Withdrew Failing||0|
|WP Withdrew Passing, no credit earned||Not computed in GPA|
|X Absent from exam||0|