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.
Academic AdvisorOwner:Student ServicesStudents are expected to meet with their faculty academic coursework advisor regularly, which includes attending group advising meetings. The academic advisor will meet with the student to assist in planning a proposed program of study using the Course Planning Worksheet.
Academic Standing & Satisfactory Academic ProgressOwner: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.
Advanced Placement (AP) / International Baccalaureate (IB) CoursesOwner:Student ServicesWe will accept AP/IB courses for satisfying prerequisites if the student earns college credit for the course(s) from their undergraduate institution.
AuditOwner:Student ServicesIt is occasionally possible to audit certain classes. In order to audit a course, upload instructor approval in the Permission to Audit Request form.
Challenge a Prerequisite DeficiencyOwner: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.
Course Add or WithdrawOwner:Student ServicesProcess for adding or withdrawing from a course, including courses that begin mid-semester
Course NumberingOwner:Student ServicesCourse numbers indicate whether the course is open to undergraduate, graduate and/or professional students, and whether the course can be counted towards the degree requirements.
Course Options for Fulfilling Prerequisites – Duke & Inter-InstitutionalOwner:Student ServicesThe following courses at Duke, UNC, NC State and NC Central University have been approved to satisfy prerequisites.
Course Overload RequestOwner: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 >
Course Registration HandbookOwner:Student ServicesDownload the most recent Course Registration Handbook from the Nicholas School Registrar's Office.