The policies and guidelines listed below are intended for graduate students in the MEM, MF and DEL-MEM master's degree programs at the Nicholas School of the Environment. To browse this information by topic, visit the Master's Advising Guide.
For School policies intended for faculty and staff, please visit the Nicholas Intranet.
- Owner:Student ServicesStudents are expected to meet with their faculty academic coursework advisor before registering for classes (includes group advising). The academic advisor will meet with the student to assist in planning a proposed program of study using the Course Planning Worksheet.
- Owner:Student ServicesMEM and MF students have to meet specific credit and grade requirements in order to continue in their program and retain their financial aid. The Nicholas School has a policy regarding academic status, and central Financial Aid requires a policy regarding satisfactory academic progress for students receiving Title IV financial aid.
- Owner:Student ServicesWe will accept AP/IB courses for satisfying prerequisites if the student earns college credit for the course(s) from their undergraduate institution.
- Owner:Student ServicesIt is occasionally possible to audit certain classes. In order to audit a course, the instructor must sign the Permission to Audit Request form; an original signature is required.
- Owner:Student ServicesIf you have taken a college level course that you think may fulfill a prerequisite that has been listed as a deficiency, you should submit to us a letter or email identifying the course name and number and also send a syllabus for the course. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. To prove successful completion of the prerequisite you must also submit an official transcript to the Office of Student Services.
- Owner:Student ServicesPart of the final graduate process is to run an iThenticate scan on your Master's Project.
- Owner:Student ServicesProcess for adding or withdrawing from a course, including courses that begin mid-semester
- Owner:Student ServicesDuke University course numbers: Courses in the 100-199 range are introductory level courses, and while professional/graduate students may take courses in this range, they cannot be counted towards their MEM and MF degree or to fulfill program requirements. Courses in the 200-499 range are upper level undergraduate courses; courses in this range cannot be counted towards their MEM and MF degree requirements. Courses in the 500-699 range are graduate/professional level classes but upper level undergraduates may enroll. Courses at the 700 level and above are open only to graduate and professional
- Owner:Student ServicesThe following courses at Duke, UNC, NC State and NC Central University have been approved to satisfy prerequisites.
- Owner:Student ServicesIn order to register for more than 16.5 credits, the student must obtain approval from their academic coursework advisor and submit the Course Overload Request form. Overload request forms should be submitted to the Student Services office for processing no later than the end of drop/add. Students should allow 1-2 business days for processing. Form Course Overload Request Form >