Below are policies that are specific to the Department of Psychology at Spring Hill College.
Class Retake Policy
No student may retake an upper-level core class by appointment (i.e., independent study or tutorial).
The SHC Department of Psychology has a policy in place that no psychology professor will drop you from the class after the student withdrawal date. That means students will not be assigned any WP or WF grades for excessive absences. If you qualify for an Incomplete in the class, it must be arranged prior to the last week of class; no exceptions.
Exit Exam Policy
All majors will be required to take the ETS Major Field Test in Psychology during their senior year.
Independent Studies and Tutorials Policy
The Social Sciences Division follows the policies for Independent Study and Tutorial courses listed in this bulletin. Additionally, due to faculty workload issues, the division has adopted a policy that normally permits a faculty member to offer only one Independent Study or Tutorial course per semester during the regular academic year and if there is an exception it needs to be approved by the Division Chair. Faculty members are permitted to offer more of these courses during the summer terms.
Transfer Credit Policy
The following policy for transient credit (before or after matriculation) was established:
Credit will be accepted for lower level menu requirements (e.g., PSY 204, 225) pending approval of course description by the department chairperson.