Computer Science (COSC)

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COSC A211 Introduction to Programming I  3 crs.

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Foreign Language Requirement

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All students (freshmen and transfers) who enter the B.A., B.S., or B.F.A. degree programs will be required to pass a second-semester course in first-year foreign language (i.e., French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Latin, or Greek A101) or demonstrate equivalent knowledge by placing into a higher level on a departmental examination. Students who must take A100 of the language in preparation for the required A101 will use the A100 credit as general elective hours.

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Knowledge of Regulations

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Students are responsible for compliance with the regulations of the university and should familiarize themselves with the provisions of this bulletin distributed by the Office of Admissions, the deadlines posted on the academic calendar published by the Office of Student Records, the Student Handbook distributed by the Division of Student Affairs, and posted official notices and official instructions given to students.

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Auditing a Course

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Students who do not want to earn university credit for a course may elect to audit the course. Such courses are considered part of the student's term course load and are recorded on the transcript.

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Withdrawal from the University

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To withdraw officially from the university a student must:

  • Obtain a withdrawal form from the Office of Student Records.
  • Obtain signatures of the designated officials on the withdrawal form.
  • Students should consult the academic calendar for the tuition refund schedule and deadlines.

Withdrawal is not complete or official until all signatures have been obtained and the student record’s copy is returned to the Office of Student Records.

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Withdrawal from Courses

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After the drop/add period and up to one week following the midterm period, students may receive an administrative withdrawal from a course. A grade of W for the course is placed on the transcript, and the transaction requires the adviser’s and instructor’s signatures. Course withdrawal is not complete or official until all signatures have been obtained and a copy is filed in the Office of Student Records. Students who stop attending but do not officially withdraw from the course will receive a grade of F.

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Transcripts

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Registration

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Currently enrolled students are encouraged to register early for the subsequent terms.

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Graduation

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Loyola confers degrees in May, August, and December. After grades are received, the university determines graduation grade point averages and distinctions. Subsequently, the Office of Student Records posts the degrees and distinctions to transcripts and provides the students with their diplomas. Diplomas and transcripts are not released until the student has discharged all financial and contractual obligations to the university and has completed the required senior exit survey.

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Drop / Add Period

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Deadlines for drop/add activity are strictly enforced. A dropped course is removed from the student’s record. Registration for the audit grading option may be selected by students, with approval of the instructor, during any registration activity or the drop/add period and may not be changed at a later date.

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Diplomas

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The diploma given to students upon graduation carries the university information, student’s name, university distinctions, and degree title. Diplomas will be released only to students who have discharged their financial and legal obligations to the university and who have completed the required exit surveys.

Replacement diplomas are available upon written request.  There is a charge of $25.00 for duplicate diplomas.  Please contact Mrs. Susan Brunson (brunson@loyno.edu) or call 504-865-3237 for further information.

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Records Retention

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The following guidelines are recommended by AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrar's and Admission's Officers) and also approved by Loyola University:

  • The admissions records of enrolled students are retained for 10 years.
  • Acceptance letters, applications, correspondence, credit by examination, test scores, transcripts, transfer credit evaluations, and admissions decision information are retained on non-enrolled students for a period of two years.
  • Records and Registration Documents are retained for a period of one year.
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Policy on Release of Information _FERPA

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

What is FERPA?

Maintaining confidentiality of student records is everyone's responsibility whether you are faculty, staff or student.

Annually, Loyola University New Orleans informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. Review this annual notice to students »

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Auditing a Course

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Students who do not want to earn university credit for a course may elect to audit the course. Such courses are considered part of the student's term course load and are recorded on the transcript.

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Veteran's Certification

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Immediately following registration held in the beginning of each semester, students who are enrolled in a V.A. approved program may be eligible for benefits through the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs. All inquiries concerning the certification should be directed to the Office of Student Records.

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Academic Advising

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Loyola University New Orleans maintains a number of resources to support a holistic approach to Academic Advising. Students may access these resources through the Academic Advising website, and include:

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Certificate in Forensic Investigation

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For more information about the Certificate in Forensic Investigation, learning objectives, faculty, and student opportunities, please visit the Professional & Continuing Studies (PCS) Website.

Professional & Continuing Studies (PCS) Staff

Department of Criminal Justice Faculty & Staff

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Certificate in Translation & Interpreting

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For more information about the Certificate in Translation & Interpreting, learning objectives, faculty, and student opportunities, please visit the Professional & Continuing Studies (PCS) Website.

Professional & Continuing Studies (PCS) Staff

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies Faculty & Staff

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Plagiarism Appeals Policy

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If the matter cannot be amicably resolved in consultation with the instructor and chairperson up to 30 days after the beginning of the subsequent semester, excluding summers, the student has the right to submit a plagiarism appeal form to the dean of the college in which the course was offered a decision of the instructor indicating that the student is guilty of cheating, plagiarism, or misrepresentation.

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Student Academic Grievance Procedure

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The following policy is subject to periodic review and modification:

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