2004-2005 Policies

Degrees Awarded

Upon satisfactory completion of requirements, Georgetown College confers the Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in the following fields: American Studies, Art, Commerce, Language and Culture, Communication and Media Studies, Economics, English, European Studies, French, German, History, Information Systems, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, and Theatre and Performance Studies. The Bachelor of Science degree is conferred with majors in the following fields: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Business Administration/Management Information Systems, Business Administration/Ethics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Elementary Education, Engineering Arts (dual degree), Environmental Science, Kinesiology, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Nursing Arts (dual degree), and Physics. The College also offers the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and Master of Arts in Education degrees.

Completion of Second Degree

Georgetown College recognizes that superior academic achievement may result in levels of scholarship that exceed customary academic expectations. In appropriate circumstances, the college may choose to award two separate degrees to a student upon graduation, if the student so desires. Minimum criteria for such would include two majors (one being either a BA or BS program of study) and two minors or three majors (with no more than one being a BM or BME); a total of 160 semester hours; and at least 25% of each degree’s coursework earned at Georgetown College.

Degree Limits

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, a department may require no fewer than 24 hours nor more than 33 hours (36 hours in art and foreign language) in the major field (exclusive of applied music), with a maximum total requirement of 42 hours if allied courses are also required for that major. A student may apply no more than 48 semester hours (56 hours in music) from one department toward a Bachelor of Arts degree. For a Bachelor of Science degree, a department may require no fewer than 30 hours nor more than 42 hours (or no more than 51 hours including allied courses) for a department major (exclusive of accounting). A student may apply no more than 57 hours from one department toward a Bachelor of Science degree (or a Bachelor of Arts degree when major and minor are both languages). (For a minor, no fewer than 15 hours nor more than 21 hours, exclusive of applied music, may be required.) Degree requirements and limits for the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and Master of Arts in Education degrees may be found in the appropriate sections of this catalog.

Area majors require no fewer than 50 and no more than 60 hours. Area minors shall require no fewer than 21 and no more than 27 hours, with a concentration of at least nine hours in one department and at least nine hours at the 200 level or above. Interdisciplinary majors require no fewer than 45 and no more than 60 hours. Interdisciplinary minors shall require no fewer than 21 hours, with a concentration of at least nine hours in one department and at least nine hours at the 200 level or above. Area majors and interdisciplinary majors do not require a minor.

Graduation Requirements

Students have considerable freedom in planning their course schedules in conjunction with their faculty advisor. It is the responsibility of the student, however, to meet all requirements for graduation.

Total Credit Hours Required

The student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 semester hours, including core curriculum requirements, upper division course requirements, and requirements in the major area and minor area of study. This requirement is exclusive of the three-year liberal studies program. Students should be aware that some combinations of majors and minors require more semester hours than others and may create degree programs of more than 120 semester hours. A required level of achievement is a grade point average of 2.0 or better. At least 25% of coursework for a degree must be taken at Georgetown College including those stipulated in the Residence Requirement.

Completion of General Education Curriculum

The General Education curriculum requirements at Georgetown College are distribution requirements, allowing each student considerable choice of courses to meet requirements yet ensuring that the student has experience with a broad range of ideas and subjects. Courses are required in seven significant areas of knowledge and human experience.

Language Proficiency

Students must demonstrate a language proficiency through the intermediate level. Those with two years or more of a foreign language at the high school level desiring to continue in the same language must take the departmental placement exam. Students for whom English is a second language are exempt from the foreign language requirement in the General Education Curriculum.

Technology Literacy

Technology proficiency, as demonstrated in the successful completion of general education coursework, is a requirement for graduation. Students must demonstrate basic proficiencies in the use of computers and related information-technology resources.

Graduation Application

Candidates for graduation must submit an application for a degree to the Registrar’s Office during the semester preceding the semester in which they intend to graduate. Candidates for graduation must attend the practice session, Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises unless they obtain an exemption in writing from the Provost.

Catalog in Effect

A candidate for a degree may choose to graduate under the regulations of the catalog in force at the time of enrollment or any subsequent catalog provided that the catalog chosen is not more than seven years old. A student must have been enrolled under the catalog chosen and must conform to the degree requirements of that catalog.

Graduation Honors

Graduation honors are awarded for high academic achievement according to grade point average (G.P.A.). Attainment of a:

  • 3.50 through 3.69 G.P.A. will result in the designation of Cum Laude;
  • 3.70 through 3.89 G.P.A. will be designated Magna Cum Laude;
  • 3.90 through 4.00 will be designated Summa Cum Laude.

Major and Minor Requirements

Each student selects one major and one minor or two majors and no minor or one major and in lieu of a minor, students may compete 15 credit hours of 300/400 level courses outside the major and major allied requirements. The major and minor may not be in the same department with the exception of Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures and Math, Physics, Computer Science. (A second minor may be awarded from the same department as the major but must consist of at least 70% of credit hours in a subject area other than that of the major.) Specific requirements for majors and minors are listed at the beginning of the course descriptions for the departments. Matters related to major and minor requirements should be checked with the chair of the department involved. Students must declare the major and minor selected at the beginning of the junior year. A form for this purpose is supplied by the Registrar’s Office and, after approval by the appropriate department chair, is filed in that office. Courses in which grades below C have been earned are not acceptable toward either major or minor, including required allied courses. Prerequisite satisfaction is at the discretion of the department. At least 12 semester hours in courses numbered 300 or above must be included in the major. In the event that a student desires to transfer substantial credit from another college toward a major or minor, the chair of the department involved shall evaluate the student’s previous experience in terms of Georgetown College major or minor requirements. The chair will also determine what additional courses are needed at the College to validate the major and minor, generally including at least six semester hours within a major and three semester hours within a minor. All department headings in the Catalog list the requirements for majors and minors and the degrees which are conferred.

Comprehensive Examination

Each senior is required to pass a comprehensive examination in the major field of study. This special examination will be held during the final year of the candidate’s residence at least 30 days prior to the end of the final term. The comprehensive examination will be given under the direction of the chair of the department, and may be oral or written, or both, as the faculty of the department may require.

Upper Level Hours

Each student must complete 39 semester hours of upper division courses (300 and above) toward the required minimum total of 120 semester hours. Freshmen may not take courses numbered 300 and above without the approval of the Provost.

Residence Requirements

Thirty of the last 36 semester hours prior to graduation must be taken in residence at Georgetown College.

Foust Cultural Enrichment Program

Designed to supplement the educational experience offered, each student must attend a total number of CEP events, (no more than 48), equal to six times the number of regular semesters (fall and spring) one is enrolled as a full-time student on campus at Georgetown College. CEP events are classified in four groups. Group A consists of worship; Group B, lectures; Group C, music; and Group D, art, theatre, and all other events. The group designation for each event will be indicated. A student may receive credit for no more than 24 events (or one-half of the total events required) from one group in completing the Cultural Enrichment Program.

Each semester students receive a list of programs which count toward CEP during the semester. Students will receive a ticket to complete and turn in at the conclusion of each event they attend. These are then tabulated, and a cumulative report of the total number of CEP events attended is made a part of the students’ records. Students should attend a minimum of six CEP events per each full-time semester at Georgetown College to assure timely completion of the degree program, although no more than 48 CEP credits will be required of any graduate. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor his/her progress in meeting this graduation requirement. If a student has CEP deficiencies, a Cultural and Aesthetic Values course may be taken at Georgetown College and passed. A 2-hour course will remove 6 CEP deficiencies; a 3-hour course will remove 9 CEP deficiencies. Contact the registrar before registering. The above requirements shall be in addition to the 16-hour Cultural and Aesthetic Values requirement and all other degree requirements.

Course Limitations

The following courses have limitations on the amount of credit earned that can be applied to graduation: GSC (seven semester hours); independent study and correspondence (15 semester hours); ROTC (16 semester hours); and internship (nine semester hours total). Elementary and secondary student teaching is exempted from this requirement. Note: A maximum of six semester hours of independent study/correspondence and internship may be taken in any one semester.

Additional Policies and Regulations

Transferable Credit

Courses taken at an accredited college or university will be accepted as credit earned at Georgetown College provided that the courses are similar in content to courses taught at Georgetown College and provided that grades of “C” or above were earned in the courses. Courses transferred to Georgetown College will be accepted as credit earned only and will not be figured in the grade point average. Work transferred from a two-year institution will not be counted toward the upper division course requirements.

The maximum amount of transferable credit from an accredited junior college is 66 semester hours but subject to the provision above that the courses be similar in content to courses taught at Georgetown College and that grades of C or above were earned. In all cases, 30 of the last 36 semester hours must be taken at Georgetown College. Transfer of credit from institutions without regional accreditation is considered on an individual basis. The student must complete 16 semester hours at Georgetown College with a 2.0 grade point average before any work from one of these non-regionally accredited institutions will be accepted.

Students are responsible for providing data necessary to verify that coursework meets the standards and stipulations listed above. Students enrolled at Georgetown College who wish to take courses at other accredited institutions for credit toward a Georgetown College degree should ensure that a particular course intended for transfer may be credited for the major, minor, or core curriculum requirements by processing a Transfer/ Correspondence form, available in the Registrar’s Office, prior to enrolling in the course. Transfer students should carefully read the above sections titled Upper Level Hours and Major and Minor Requirements.

Dual Credit

Georgetown College accepts for credit college level courses taken before graduation from high school provided that such work:

  1. meets the standards as defined in Guidelines for Dual Credit Courses published by the Council on Postsecondary Education;
  2. was a regularly scheduled lower division college course offered by a college on its campus to its full-time students and is recorded on an official transcript and otherwise acceptable for credit; or
  3. has been validated by Advanced Placement tests or CLEP tests. (See Credit by Examination for other details.)

Scott County Dual Credit Program

High school students enrolled at Scott County High School may enroll in a dual credit program providing high school students the opportunity to earn high school credits and college credit hours simultaneously. Georgetown College instructors are assigned to Scott County High School for course delivery. For additional information contact the Guidance Office of Scott County High School.

Bypass

Students who possess considerable knowledge and skill in English and Math courses as documented by ACT/SAT I test scores may bypass certain general education requirements. Bypassing courses involves no credit awarded, though competency has been demonstrated, and students are eligible to take additional courses as if prerequisites have been completed.

Advanced Placement

Students who have completed college-level work and who wish to receive advanced placement with college credit should take the advanced placement tests given by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). With the approval of the department concerned, a student who makes a CEEB advanced placement score of 3, 4, or 5 may receive 3 to 6 semester hours credit.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program is intended to reward college-level achievement without regard to how that level of achievement was attained. Only subject examinations, which are essentially end-of-course tests developed for selected undergraduate courses, are utilized at Georgetown College. A student may take any number of CLEP examinations and receive credit for the commensurate course provided he/she achieves the minimum score. (Contact the Office of the Registrar for information regarding CLEP scores.) Registration information, costs, and payment procedures may be obtained from the Registrar. To receive Georgetown College credit on the basis of CLEP, a student must:

  1. be officially admitted to the College as a degree-seeking student;
  2. register and pay for the examination(s);
  3. achieve the minimum score;
  4. have an official transcript of the CLEP score report on file in the Office of the Registrar; and
  5. pay the recording fee in the College Business Office.

SCALED HOURS

EXAM TITLE SCORE COURSE CREDIT
American Government 50 Political Science 100 3
American History I 54 History 223 3
American History II 54 History 225 3
Biology 47 Biology 100 3
Business Law 50 Business Administration 330 3
Business Management 50 Business Administration 357 3
Calculus w/ Elem. Functions 50 Mathematics 125 3
College Algebra 54 Mathematics 107 3
College French 56 French 201 3
College French* 66 French 230 3
College German 54 German 201 3
College German* 56 German 230 3
College Spanish 56 Spanish 201 3
College Spanish* 66 Spanish 230 3
Freshman College Composition* 50 English 111 3
Freshman College Composition** 60 English 112 3
General Chemistry 40 Chemistry 102 3
General Chemistry 54 Chemistry 111 4
General Chemistry 60 Chemistry 111, 112, 113 8
Introductory Psychology 50 Psychology 111 3
Introductory Accounting 50 Business Administration 210 3
Principles of Marketing 50 Business Administration 326 3
Introductory Macroeconomics 50 Economics 221 3
Introductory Microeconomics 50 Economics 223 3
Introductory Sociology 50 Sociology 111 3
Western Civilization I 54 History 111 3
Western Civilization II 54 History 113 3

*Plus departmental examination in composition.
**Plus departmental examination in research technique, documentation and paraphrasing.

Department Examination

Students who possess considerable knowledge in the subject matter of a given course may obtain college credit for that course by passing a departmental test and paying the appropriate fee. If a department develops its own tests for credit by examination, the examination must be approved by the Academic Policy Committee.

International Baccalaureate

Georgetown College recognizes the International Baccalaureate and will offer credit for IB courses passed with grades of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level examinations.

Dean’s List and Honor Roll

Students completing their sophomore year with a 3.5 cumulative GPA are eligible for the Dean’s List. Continued attainment of a 3.5 G.P.A. each semester is required to remain on the Dean’s List. Junior and senior transfer students must maintain this A average for one term at Georgetown College in addition to one year’s comparable standing in the college or university from which they transfer. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must earn 12 semester hours in that semester. Exceptions are made for students in the Honors Program who receive an IP grade for research in progress.

An Honor Roll is published at the close of each semester. It is composed of two classes of students: “A” Honor Roll includes those students making a grade point average of 3.75 to 4.0; “B” Honor Roll includes those students making a grade point average of 3.25 to 3.74. To be eligible for the A or B Honor Roll, a student must earn a minimum of 12 semester hours that semester. Exceptions are made for students in the Honors Program who receive an IP grade for research in progress.

Grading

The College grading system is as follows:

  • A (Excellent),
  • B (Above Average),
  • C (Average),
  • D (Below Average),
  • F (Failure),
  • I (Incomplete*),
  • IP (In Progress*),
  • X (Incomplete for English 111*),
  • P (Passing*),
  • WP (Withdrawn Passing*),
  • WF (Withdrawn Failing**),
  • AU (Audit*).

* Not figured in computing the grade point average
** “Withdrawn Failing” is figured in computing the grade point average

Pass/Fail/Incomplete

Students may designate up to 14 semester hours of coursework in their Georgetown College career (and no more than six per semester) for the Pass/Fail option. With the exception of Art studio courses for non-majors or non-minors, courses so chosen must be elective (outside the major, minor, and general education curriculum requirements). Language courses numbered 101/102/201 may not be taken Pass/Fail unless one has otherwise satisfied the language requirement. The student’s selection of P/F grading is known only to that student and the Registrar. Incomplete grades indicated on the record by an “I,” including an “I” in a mini or summer term, become an “F” if not removed within the next semester of the student’s residence, exclusive of summer school and mini terms. After three semesters of continual absence if the “I” is not removed, it will remain on the record, but the student will no longer have the opportunity to remove it.

Grade Point Average

Quality points are awarded according to the grade received in a course. With a grade of:

  • A, the student is given 4 quality points;
  • B, 3 quality points;
  • C, 2 quality points;
  • D, 1 quality point;
  • F, 0 quality points.

The student’s grade point average is calculated by dividing the number of quality points earned by the total number of semester quality hours. Quality hours are courses taken at Georgetown College in which a grade of A, B, C, D, or F is earned.

Course Repetition Policy

A student may repeat (to remove the quality points and credit hours) a maximum of four courses other than English 111 in which grades of D or F were earned provided that:

  1. the courses repeated were originally taken at Georgetown College;
  2. they were taken while the student was a freshman or sophomore (before the completion of 60 hours); and
  3. the courses are repeated at Georgetown College.

In such cases the Registrar shall calculate the grade point average on the basis of the grade earned the last time the course was taken. A student may repeat other courses in which grades of C, D, or F were earned, but in such cases a student can earn credit only once; both grades will be used in computing the grade point average.

Classification of Students

Students who have satisfactorily completed courses receive classification as indicated:

  • Sophomore (at least 24 semester hours),
  • Junior (at least 60 semester hours), and
  • Senior (at least 94 semester hours).

Minimum Scholastic Attainment

A student must attain and maintain a grade point average of 2.0 by the time 65 quality hours have been earned. The record will be judged on the basis of semester quality hours and progress made according to the following table:

Cumulative Quality Hours Grade Point
1-15 1.6
16-30 1.7
31-45 1.8
46-60 1.9
61 or more 2.0

Transfer students should note that only coursework completed at Georgetown College is used in calculating the grade point average.

Class Attendance

Class attendance is considered to be a key to successful academic performance. Individual faculty and departments may establish specific expectations regarding class attendance, and these are addressed early in the course of instruction. However, a student who consistently fails to attend classes, to prepare assignments, and/or to live responsibly in the academic community may be considered to have forfeited status as a student and may be suspended.

Probation and Suspension

Whenever a student’s grade point average falls below minimum scholastic standards (see Minimum Scholastic Attainment), the student is automatically on probation. Students on probation must follow the recommendations of their advisors and may not register nor earn credit for more than 15 semester hours. Failure to earn at least a 1.5 grade point average during any probationary semester will result in suspension. Failure to raise the overall grade point average to the required level within two semesters will result in suspension from Georgetown College for a period of one semester. Suspensions will be for the full term of attendance, regardless of what credit may be earned before the term begins (i.e., in mini-terms). Having served the suspension, the student may apply for readmission to the Director of Admissions, who will request a review by the Academic Policy Committee before making a decision. Within two semesters, the student must attain the overall grade point average as listed under Minimum Scholastic Attainment. Failure to do so will result in a second suspension. In rare cases a student who has been suspended twice may appeal to the Academic Policy Committee and may be readmitted only with the strong recommendation of the faculty under whom the student has studied most recently. No credit earned by a student during suspension, either academic or social, will be honored by Georgetown College.

Academic Bankruptcy

The bankruptcy policy permits the student who has earned very poor grades in any one term, due to extreme personal or financial difficulties, to petition the Academic Policy Committee for Academic Bankruptcy status for that one term. The bankruptcy term will be so designated on the student’s permanent record, and no credit earned during the semester will be calculated in the student’s grade point average at Georgetown College. Nothing will be erased from the permanent record. Students are cautioned that many colleges and universities will not honor another institution’s bankruptcy policy, nor may certain medical, law or graduate institutions. Following consultation with one’s advisor, at any point in a student’s college career while enrolled at Georgetown College, a student may request Academic Bankruptcy for one term, according to the following procedure:

  1. The request will be made to the Academic Policy Committee;
  2. The student must demonstrate to the Academic Policy Committee that the particular term for which bankruptcy is petitioned was an extraordinary case;
  3. If the Academic Policy Committee approves the petition for bankruptcy, the student forfeits credit for all courses that semester, and grades for that semester are not used in computing the grade point average, although they do remain on the permanent record. The permanent record will indicate clearly that Academic Bankruptcy was granted;
  4. If a student has been issued a notification of academic suspension, Academic Bankruptcy cannot be claimed until fulfillment of the suspension and the student is again enrolled at Georgetown College;
  5. Once bankruptcy status has been granted, the action is irreversible.

Course Overload

The normal full-time student load is 15 hours per semester. The maximum is 21 hours per semester, and the minimum load for full-time status is 12 semester hours. Upon the approval of one’s academic advisor, and the department chairperson of the student’s major field, when declared, a student with a GPA of 3.0 or better may register for more than 18 hours according to the following: 3.00-3.25, 19 semester hours; 3.26-3.75, 20 semester hours; 3.76-4.00, 21 semester hours. Students with a GPA below 3.00 must have permission of the advisor, the department chairperson, and the Provost. There is an additional per semester hour charge for each hour taken above 18. The normal load for each summer term is six semester hours with the maximum being seven semester hours.

Semester Hour Definition

A semester hour is the unit by which academic progress is measured. Each semester hour is expected to occupy at least three hours per week including time spent in preparation and in class meetings.

Add/Drop

Courses may be added during the first week of a regular semester. Courses may be dropped without or with grades after that date. The respective deadlines are shown in the Academic Calendar. A drop card must be filed with the Registrar’s Office. A charge of $15 will be applied after the first week of the term for each schedule change.

Withdrawal

In the event of withdrawal from Georgetown College during a semester, a student must obtain a withdrawal form from the Registrar’s Office. The signature date of the Registrar and/or the Provost on the withdrawal card is the official date for calculation of refund. (See the schedule of refunds under Refund Policy.) A student may not withdraw after the Last Day to Drop WP/WF (see the Academic Calendar) unless forced to do so by emergency circumstances. Withdrawal without official approval will result in a grade of “F” in all courses. Students suspended for disciplinary causes shall not receive credit for courses in which they are enrolled.

Grade Appeal

Following consultation with their advisor, the professor, and the appropriate department chair, students may request a review of a grade assigned in a particular course. Such an appeal will be heard by the Academic Policy Committee, which will make a recommendation to the Provost.

Students must file an appeal within one term (semester or summer) of receipt of the grade in question. Appeals should be made in writing, addressed to the Academic Policy Committee, and submitted to the Provost.

Request to Waive or Modify an Academic Policy

Requests to waive or modify an academic policy (for example, to drop a course after the deadline has passed, to make a substitution for a required course, or to alter the academic residence requirements) should be made in writing, addressed to the Academic Policy Committee, and submitted to the Provost.

Transcript

A Georgetown College student or former student is entitled to an official transcript of academic record subject to the established schedule of necessary charges for this service and provided that all financial obligations to Georgetown College have been satisfied. “Official” is defined as an exact duplicate of the student’s academic record with the official seal and the Registrar’s name imprinted on the transcript. The official transcript is released only upon the written request of the student to the Registrar.

The Honor System

Georgetown College is “an innovative community of scholars developing ethical scholars committed to our heritage of Christian discernment.” In a truly academic community, honor must be expected. Honor is an ideal that is evident in the lives of ethical scholars. Primarily, the function of the Georgetown College Honor System is to educate and instill a common purpose within the campus student community. The Honor System is an educational tool to assist the process of teaching morality and ethics. The Honor System helps create an environment that will assist in the development of the whole person by insisting upon honorable traits and behavior. Further, the process assists in the establishment of precedent, consistency and fairness with regard to questions of academic integrity. An effective honor system requires students and faculty to understand and abide by the system’s expectations.

The strength of the Honor System is in the creation of an atmosphere in which students can act with individual responsibility. This includes the personal decision to act honorably and not to tolerate others who choose to violate the conditions of the Honor System. Therefore, an important aspect of the College’s Honor System is that all students must report violations of the Honor System by their peers. Faculty and Staff must also understand the spirit of the system and do everything possible to abide by the guidelines.

All students must sign an understanding of the Honor System. Record of this understanding is kept on file in the Office of the Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students. For a full discussion of the Honor System—including infractions, procedures, sanctions, and the role of the Honors Council—see the current edition of the Georgetown College Agenda (the Student Handbook).

Harassment

Georgetown College prohibits harassment and intimidation on the basis of one’s sex, race, color, religion, or national origin. Examples of conduct prohibited by these policies include but are not limited to repeated insults, humor, jokes and/or anecdotes that belittle or demean an individual’s or group’s sex, race, color, religion, or national origin and physical conduct or verbal innuendo which, because of one’s sex, race, color, religion or national origin, creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

Confidentiality of Student Records

Each year Georgetown College is required to give notice of the various rights accorded to parents or students pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). In accordance with FERPA, notification is made of the following:

  1. RIGHT TO INSPECT: Students have the right to review and inspect substantially all education records maintained by or at this institution.
  2. RIGHT TO PREVENT DISCLOSURES: Students have the right to prevent disclosure of education records to third parties with certain limited exceptions. No written consent is needed for the following:
    1. for school officials who have a legitimate educational interest;
    2. for collection of personally identifiable data specifically authorized by the federal law;
    3. for transfer of materials under court order or lawful subpoena;
    4. for parents of dependent students (as defined by the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, Section 152);
    5. for publication of directory information. The College has designated certain information contained in the education records of its students as directory information for purposes of compliance with FERPA. The following constitutes directory information regarding students:
      1. name,
      2. home address,
      3. campus address,
      4. telephone number and e-mail address,
      5. picture,
      6. date and place of birth,
      7. major field of study,
      8. participation in officially recognized activities and sports,
      9. weight and height of athletic team members,
      10. dates of attendance and full-time/half-time enrollment status,
      11. degrees and awards received,
      12. the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student,
      13. denominational preference, and
      14. other similar information.
    6. Directory information may be disclosed by Georgetown College for any purpose at its discretion, without the consent of a parent of a student or an eligible student. However, parents of students and eligible students have the right to refuse to permit the designation of any or all of the above information as directory information. In that case, this information will not be disclosed except with the consent of a parent or student, or as otherwise allowed by FERPA. Any parent or student refusing to have any or all of the designated directory information disclosed must file written notification to this effect with Georgetown College at the Registrar’s Office within two weeks after registration day of the semester. In event a refusal is not filed, the College assumes that neither a parent of a student nor eligible student objects to the release of directory information designated.
  3. RIGHT TO REQUEST AMENDMENT: Students have the right to seek to have corrected any parts of an education record which is believed to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of rights. This right includes the right to a hearing to present evidence that the record should be changed, if the College decides not to alter the education records according to the request.
  4. RIGHT TO COMPLAIN TO FERPA OFFICE: Students have the right to file a complaint with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202, concerning this institution’s failure to comply with FERPA.
  5. RIGHT TO OBTAIN POLICY: Students have the right to obtain a written copy of the policy adopted by this institution in compliance with FERPA. A copy may be obtained from: Registrar, Georgetown College, 400 E. College St., Georgetown, KY 40324. (502) 863-8024.


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