Courses & Academic Policies
For course schedules, student guides, registration appointment times, and add/drop/withdrawal deadlines, visit the Office of Records and Registration's website.
Any one course can be repeated only twice for a total of three times taking the class. EMU allows no more than 10 course repeats. Students with more than 10 repeats are not eligible for the Initial Teacher Preparation Program.
If a student receives an E in a course, the student does not necessarily need to repeat it unless it is a requirement for the degree. However, the E will always appear on the transcript because it is part of the student's academic record. Usually, the fastest way for a student to raise his grade point average is to retake any course/s in which an E was received. Only the grade received the last time the course is taken will be used in compiling graduation credits and in determining the cumulative GPA.
Keep in mind that courses failed at EMU must be repeated at EMU and not at another college or university.
Complete details regarding EMU's grading and repeat policies can be found in the EMU Undergraduate Catalog.
To enroll in a math class, you must meet certain placement requirements. Placement is determined by some combination of ACT or SAT math score, placement test score, and previous college-level math classes.
If your ACT math score is less than 19 (SAT math less than 520) and you have no college-level math credits, then you should take the math placement test.
Please visit the Mathematics Department at http://www.emich.edu/math/placement/ for more information about the placement test, including study materials.
Alternative Methods for Earning Credit
Students may earn academic credit through alternative means. These alternative options include:
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Credit by examination (available through some academic departments when CLEP is not available)
- Portfolio-assisted Prior Learning Assessment
See the EMU Undergraduate Catalog for policy and procedure details.
Undergraduate students may run a self-audit at any time to monitor progress through their program(s). To learn how to run and read a self-audit, please visit the Office of Records and Registration U.achieve: EMU's UG Degree Evaluation Tool webpage.
Post-baccalaureate Teacher Certification Students
If you are a post-baccalaureate student, you may request an audit by returning the Application for Audit (pdf) to the Post-baccalaureate Teacher Certification coordinator in 206 Porter. While this can be requested at any time, plan to request one around the time you are applying for student teaching.
Applying for Graduation/Certification
You must complete two steps to be awarded your teaching certificate.
Step 1: Apply for graduation/certification and pay the application fee during the first two weeks of your final semester of your bachelor's degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program. The application is available through my.emich.edu.
Step 2: After the close of the semester in which you are graduating, and when you meet all certification requirements including student teaching, and have met the Michigan Department of Education CPR/First Aid Requirements, and all required MTTC tests, apply for your teaching certificate through the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS). MOECS instructions are available to assist you with this process.