Policies

Students intending to apply for admission to UF

Be advised, Flexible Learning courses cannot be used for credit towards admission. Courses taken through our department will remain permanently on the student's transcript and may impact future acceptance to UF.

Students who have been denied admission to UF

Anyone who has been denied admission will be asked to verify in writing that they are transferring any credits earned through Flexible Learning to another university.

Repeat Coursework

UF Students

University of Florida coursework that is repeated is counted in the computation of your UF grade point average as many times as grades for that course are recorded, although credit hours will be awarded only once.

However, when you earn a C (2.0) or higher in a course and you repeat that course and earn a C (2.0) or higher on the subsequent enrollment, the new grade will not be computed into the UF grade point average or awarded additional credits.

If you entered UF with credit for Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses and you then repeat and pass the equivalent course at UF, you will receive a grade for the UF course and no credit for the prior work.

Non-UF Students

Non-UF students, who are repeating a Flexible Learning course, need to check with their academic advisor to see what effect the grade has on their GPA.

UF and Non-UF Student Repeat Registration Fees

Beginning Fall 1997, any undergraduate course numbered 1000-4999 at the university for which a student registers three or more times will be subject to a repeat course fee at 100 percent of the full cost of instruction, calculated annually (Section 1009.285, Florida Statutes). All students, regardless of classification or residency status, will be assessed the fee in addition to the tuition costs per UF-3.0375(7) Regulations of the University of Florida.

Course Completion

UF Flexible Learning courses are self-paced, allowing students to complete coursework more quickly than typical online or residential courses. Students have a maximum of sixteen (16) weeks to complete their course, but in many courses, may take as few as four (4) weeks. Students who wish to complete their coursework in less than 16 weeks should communicate with their instructors to determine an appropriate plan of action.

When the registration process has been finalized, UF Flexible Learning will send students their expiration date. Students should take note of this date and plan their work accordingly. Any coursework not completed by this date may result in grade penalties.

If students make significant progress in their coursework, but are unable to complete it due to extenuating circumstances, contact your instructor about receiving an incomplete grade. The Official UF Policy on Incomplete grades is listed below:

An incomplete grade may be assigned at the discretion of the instructor as an interim grade for a course in which the student has completed a major portion of the course with a passing grade, been unable to complete course requirements before the end of the term because of extenuating circumstances, and obtained agreement from the instructor and arranged for resolution of the incomplete grade. Instructors are not required to assign incomplete grades.

Plagiarism

A student shall not represent as the student's own work all or any portion of the work of another. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:

  1. Quoting oral or written materials including but not limited to those found on the internet, whether published or unpublished, without proper attribution.
  2. Submitting a document or assignment which in whole or in part is identical or substantially identical to a document or assignment not authored by the student. Source: Regulations of the University of Florida, UF-4.041. For more information, view the Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Scope and Violations document.

For a violation or violations of the Honor Code, a student may receive any of the sanctions that can be imposed for Student Conduct Code violations, including but not limited to conduct probation, suspension and expulsion as well as any educational sanctions. In addition, students may receive the following:

  1. Assignment grade penalty. The student is assigned a grade penalty on an assignment including but not limited to a zero.
  2. Course grade penalty. The student is assigned a grade penalty in the entire course including but not limited to an "E".

Source: Regulations of the University of Florida, UF-4.047.