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ACCREDITATION
SACS
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.


INSTITUTIONAL NAMES

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

 

CREDIT UNIT

Fall 1948 - Present

Semester

Fall 1943 - Fall 1948

Quarter

Fall 1923 - Fall 1943

Semester

 

FULL-TIME STATUS

Graduate

9 semester hours

Undergraduate

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. 

DEGREE CREDITS
All credit hours passed are reflected in the credit hours earned.  However, credit hours earned in the following courses do not apply toward the hours required for a degree at Murray State University:  ENG095, 100, 109, 110; FYE100; GUI096, 097; HEA189; INT110; MAT095, 100, 105, 118; REA095, 100; and all courses with a CEC or ESL prefix. CEC courses receive college credit and are not continuing education units (CEUs). Only the latest grade on a repeated course counts toward a degree at Murray State. 

TRANSFER CREDIT
Posted transfer work from a regionally accredited institution appears as the Murray State University’s equivalent prefix and course number unless stamped “Legacy Academic Record.”  Transfer hours and quality points are computed in the student’s cumulative GPA, using semester hours, a 4.0 grading scale and Murray State University’s repeat policy.

GRADING SYSTEM (4.00 grading scale; prior to the Fall of 1956 Murray State used a 3.00 grading scale)

Grades that may appear on transcript

Quality Points

A

Excellent

4

B

Good

3

C

Fair

2

D

Poor

1

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

I

Incomplete

0

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

 

An asterisk (*) in the R column indicates this attempt does not count in the gpa because the course was repeated.

EAGLE UNIVERSITY
From the spring of 1973 through the spring of 1978 Murray State University participated in a college consortium at Ft. Campbell, KY that was known as Eagle University.  Each institution has official records for students enrolled in that college’s courses.  Transcripts of Eagle University records for Murray State University courses are official if they bear the signature of the Registrar.

HIGH SCHOOL RECORDS
Murray State University operated a training school for teachers that is now closed, and is the repository of that school’s records.  Eagle High School was operated by Murray State at Ft. Campbell, KY from July 1983 to June 1990.  A Murray Training School, College High School, University High School, or Eagle High School transcript is official if it bears the signature of the Registrar.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The academic history of students enrolled prior to Fall 2009 may appear on more than one type of transcript. In these cases, please refer to the enclosed letter.

GRADE POINT AVERAGE

UNDERGRADUATE REPEAT POLICY

ACADEMIC STANDING:
 Current academic standing policy can be found here.

For 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 3.50 (3.30 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 2.00 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 0.00 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 3.50 as of 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 hrs. earned-2.00; 30-59 hrs. earned-1.90; fewer than 30 hrs. earned-1.75.

            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 0.00 during their first term (spring or fall).

Last revised 1/24/2011


BACCALAUREATE DEGREE HONORS

ACADEMIC SECOND CHANCE

Program Definitions

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) has defined specific terminology for a set of courses designed to develop expertise within a major, and the term varies by degree level.  Track is the specified term at the undergraduate level, Concentration at the master's level, and Specialization at the doctoral level.  Tracks, Concentrations, and Specializations are noted on the MSU transcript as "Concentration".


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Murray, KY 42071-3312

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