Student Academic Resources

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The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) offers several resources to serve the academic needs of students enrolled in, or considering, programs within our college.

We coordinate student events including first-year student orientation and commencement, maintain official academic student records and program evaluations, answer student questions, address student needs, and help facilitate various academic processes.

For assistance with academic questions, your first point of contact is your academic advisor. Students may also contact a staff member in the ENHP Dean's Office:  

Natalie Webb

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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Melissa Trinks

Collegiate Manager of Student Services and Data

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Frequently Asked Questions

For information about your program, including the specific academic requirements for your degree, please reference the University Catalogs (Undergraduate or Graduate) to access ENHP programs. The Catalog is updated each academic year and lists each program, including program guidelines, academic requirements, required courses and descriptions of those courses.

In addition, students should regularly check their degree evaluation on Degree Works. Degree Works provides real-time degree progress and completion. Degree Works is available through Self-Service, and will provide information regarding your current course schedule, any transfer coursework as well as courses required to complete your degree.

Each semester, advisors are given a list of their advisees' personal identification numbers (PINs) for registration. PINs enable students to register online through the self-service portal during the designated advanced registration period. Students are required to meet with their academic advisors to discuss course selection, potential minors/double majors, as well as other academic factors before obtaining their PIN. At times other than advance registration, students will need to register with the Registration (Add/Drop) Form and submit it to the Center for Student Success. Additional signatures may be required, depending on the time of registration.

Students may make changes to their course schedule through the first week of classes in the self-service portal, with their PIN. During the second week of classes, students will need to complete the Registration (Add/Drop) form with instructor and academic advisor permission/signatures and submit to the Center for Student Success. For any schedule changes after the third week, students will also need to obtain ENHP’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs permission/signature. This schedule is based on full-term sessions.  

Students should first consult with their academic advisor when considering changing or adding a major/minor.  The “What-If” feature on Degree Works allows students to see a preliminary evaluation of what their degree progress would look like if they were to change their major.

To change/add major or minor, students must complete the form and submit to their current major advisor for signature, acknowledging that the advisor is aware of the desired change(s). Students should then get the department chair's signature of the major/minor they desire to change to or add. Once these signatures have been obtained, the form should be returned to ENHP’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  Forms may be submitted electronically or hard copy. Please note, it may take a few days for your new major/minor to be updated in Degree Works.  

Students must complete the Permit for Transfer Credits form and list the courses they intend to take at the other institution. The completed form, along with a course description of the class, should be electronically submitted to ENHP’s Collegiate Manager of Student Services and Data, who will approve or deny the course(s). The University has a residency requirement in which the last thirty (30) credits must be taken at UHart. Additionally, any course(s) that are transferred in will not be factored into any GPA calculations and will only count towards the credit hour total.

UHart provides a wide range of services to enhance our students' academic experience. If a student is having academic difficulties in any courses, they are encouraged to speak with their course instructor, academic advisor, and/or program director. Departmental tutoring, the Reading and Writing Center, and the Center for Student Success are just a few of the academic support resources available for students here at the University.

For additional student resources and support provided by the University, visit Academic Support on the University website.

At the University of Hartford, students may repeat any course one time in an effort to improve their GPA. The most recent grade for a course (not the highest grade) is factored into the GPA. Please note that repeating a course does not add to earned credits; a student only earns credit for a course once. Also, repeating a course does not remove the previous grade from the transcript. The previous grade is simply excluded from the GPA calculation.  Some programs have additional programmatic guidelines surrounding course repeats.  In cases of academic dishonesty, the repeat course policy of allowing a subsequent grade of a course to replace the prior grade for that course cannot be used for courses where an F has been given, and the grade has been affirmed upon appeal if the student has chosen to appeal the grade. 

If a student is passing a course and is unable, under extenuating circumstances, to complete the course work at the end of a term the student may request from the professor an "incomplete" grade. “Extenuating circumstances” include such situations as serious illness or events that make it impossible to complete the work. An incomplete is prohibited for situations involving heavy workloads or the pressure of other responsibilities of the student. If an instructor agrees that an incomplete is warranted, the instructor and student will establish an agreement including a deadline for the completion of incomplete coursework. Students who do not complete the course work within the established timeframe or as outlined in the Manual of Academic Policies and Procedures (MAPP) will receive a final grade of “F”.  Some academic departments may have different regulations in permitting an incomplete grade. A grade of incomplete will not show the course as complete on Degree Works. The course will show in “Insufficient” until the incomplete has been resolved. Incompletes that roll to a grade of “F” will remain in the “Insufficient” block on Degree Works and the course will need to be retaken.

Students may elect to take one class per semester (maximum of 20% of required credits to fulfill degree requirements) on a pass/no pass basis in certain regularly-graded courses. Not included in the pass/no pass system are WRT 110, 111 and courses in the student’s major (departmental) requirements, unless approved by the chairperson of that department.  Students must declare intent to enroll in a course on a pass/no pass basis at the time of registration for the course, except that they may change this registration status either from a pass/no pass basis to a letter-grade basis or from a letter-grade basis to a pass/no pass basis at any time up to the end of the tenth week of the semester.

If a student is contemplating changing to the pass/no pass option, they should consult with their academic advisor. Students should be sure to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of grade changes to be sure they are making a well-informed decision.

Changing the grading option requires completion of the Registration/Add/Drop form along with the advisor's signature. A student may also elect to "audit" a course. However, auditing a course confers no academic credit towards a degree.


If a student does not maintain satisfactory academic progress, the student will be placed on academic probation (except for first semester first-year students, who receive a first-year warning letter).

A student may be placed on academic probation for not maintaining the appropriate GPA for the number of credits earned, passed or failed, or for not completing the appropriate number of credits based on the number of semesters they have attended the University.

If the issue(s) are not resolved by the end of the following semester, a student may be removed from degree candidacy, meaning they will be allowed to take classes at the University but will not be enrolled in a specific degree program. Furthermore, a student will only be allowed to enroll for part-time status. This will impact housing and existing financial aid awards. The student is therefore at risk for being academically dismissed from the University.

Students are encouraged to work with their advisor or other support staff to identify strategies towards academic success.  The University provides many support services to aid students in their academic success.

At times, a student may choose to take a break from their program with intent to return in a later semester.  This may happen for a variety of reasons. Taking a leave of absence does not indicate that a student has failed at something, but rather it can be a tool to help deal with other pressing issues and upon return a student will be able to better focus on their studies.

There are a few different ways a student may take a break; including, a leave of absence (active status), medical leave of absence, or a withdrawal from the University. 

STUDENT Leave of Absence/Active Status:

If a full-time student is considering taking a leave of absence, they should consult with their academic advisor to discuss their options, impact on their degree progression and how best to return.  A student, while in good academic standing, may request to be placed on an “active status” to remain out of classes for up to two semesters while maintaining matriculation.  Extension beyond two semesters must be authorized by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in ENHP.

To make this request students must submit the standard Registration (Add/Drop) Form  indicating their intent for an active status and when they plan to return. This form should be signed by the academic advisor and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in ENHP. If approved, students will be charged a $75 active status fee.

If a student does not register for a semester and does not request active status, the student will have to apply for re-admission upon returning to the University.  Part-time students need not register each semester to maintain their matriculation.  However, part-time students who have not registered for three consecutive regular semesters, nor for any summer session during the three-semester period, will be required to apply for re-admission.

STUDENT Medical Leave of Absence

Occasionally, students experience medical or psychological problems severe enough to require more intensive treatment or time away from the University environment.  Students needing to interrupt their studies for psychological reasons may request to be placed on a medical leave of absence upon the written recommendation of a staff member from the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services, a private therapist, or a medical provider. Students requesting a medical leave of absence must present a statement from their attending physician, which will be reviewed and acted upon by the Associate Vice President of Student Success.

Students on medical leave of absence remain matriculated at the University and are not required to reapply for admission. Students participate in the normal registration and room-selection process in absentia, are eligible for tuition and fee refunds according to the University’s published refund policy, and are informed of the implications of the leave on their financial aid packages. It is the student’s responsibility to contact financial aid to determine what, if any, impact the leave will have on their financial aid for the semester.

Students returning from a medical leave of absence will be required to submit a return to campus form (available in the Dean of Students Office) completed by a qualified licensed professional; to meet with the Associate Vice President of Student Success, and to make arrangements when appropriate, for on or off campus support services tailored to their individual needs.

The full Student Medical Leave of Absence policy can be found in the student handbook, The Source.  

Voluntary Withdrawal

We encourage students to speak with their academic advisor prior to making a decision to withdraw from the University.  However, if a student decides to voluntarily withdraw from the University they should do so by withdrawing (dropping) from all courses, if currently enrolled, through the Registration Add/Drop form, or contact the Center for Student Success (CSS) in writing via e-mail from their University of Hartford issued account.

A tuition refund, if applicable, for a student who is voluntarily withdrawing is based on the date of withdrawal. See the current academic calendar in the bulletin of classes for specifics.

Any student seeking to return to the University should contact the Admissions Office. Students who are reapplying to the University under the Fresh Start program need to re-apply through Admissions and prepare a letter of intent for the ENHP Academic Standing Committee.

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