Policies and Procedures

Admission Process

Purpose

The purpose of the admission process is to ensure that only students who are prepared to be business administration or accounting majors are admitted to those majors. Admission to Elizabeth City State University, while obviously required, does not constitute admission to the Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration programs.

General Process

Students enrolled at either Elizabeth City State University or transferring from other institutions may be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration programs. Students will complete an "intent to major" form in business as the first step and will be assigned a business faculty advisor. 

Matriculation Requirement

To be eligible for admission to the Business Administration and Accounting programs, however, students must satisfy the following admission requirements:

  • completion of a minimum of 45 semester hours at ECSU or at a regionally accredited College or University;
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. (Transfer credits of students from other institutions will have satisfied the grade of "C" or better); and
  • completion of the following courses or equivalent courses with a minimum grade "C" or better in each:
      • GE 115 College Algebra
      • ACCT 210 Financial Accounting
      • BUAD 190 Management Information Systems I
      • BUAD 115 Introductions to Business
      • ECON 201 Principles of Economics I (Macroeconomics)

Upon completion of the above, students must submit an application for official admission to the program. Students not accepted may retake courses to meet eligibility requirements and reapply.
Once admitted to the program, the student's progress will be monitored and subject to the Department's Retention Process.

Retention Process

Purpose

The purpose of the retention process is to ensure timely completion of the business administration and accounting degree programs through early intervention in meeting academic eligibility and graduation requirements. This process applies only to those students who are admitted to the programs and is separate from the University's "academic eligibility standards" in the ECSU catalog. Students admitted to the programs are those who meet the requirements established in the Department's Admission's Process.

General Process

In order to graduate with a degree in Accounting or Business Administration, students are allowed no more than two "Ds" in courses offered in the Department of Business Administration & Economics. Further, they must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. In addition, the grade for all courses serving as a pre-requisite for another course must be "C" or better:

  • WARNING. The semester in which a business student's cumulative GPA in the major courses falls below the minimum requirement of 2.0 will result in the issuance of a "Warning" letter from the Department. Students under warning must retake courses in which they earned a grade less than "C" and the student will be allowed to enroll in no more than 12 semester hours of both business and non-business courses.
  • PROBATION. Students who fail to meet the minimum cumulative GPA in their major courses the semester after the warning will be placed on probation. Students placed on probation will be required to meet with their academic advisor for counseling. The advisor will direct the students to tutorial and developmental student services to help them improve their academic performance. Students on probation will be required to sign in with tutors for at least two hours each week in order to document the student's time-on-task.

While on probation, students will not be allowed to take additional business courses but rather will be limited to retaking business courses in which they earned a grade less than "C". However, they may take general education and non-business elective courses to allow the students to improve their overall GPA.

NOTE: Repeating of courses is subject to the limitations specified in the University's catalog "Repeating of Courses Policy." A student may "repeat a given course only twice." In addition, a student "may repeat a maximum of 15 semester hours during the matriculation toward a degree."

Student Integrity Policy 

Purpose As members of the academic community, students are expected to recognize and uphold standards of intellectual and academic integrity. The examples and definitions given below are intended to clarify the standards by which academic honesty and academically honorable conduct are to be judged. The following list is merely illustrative and is not intended to be exhaustive.

  • PLAGIARISM. Plagiarism is presenting another person's work as one's own. It includes paraphrasing or summarizing the works of another person without acknowledgement, including submitting another student's work as one's own.
  • CHEATING. This involves giving or receiving unauthorized assistance before, during or after an examination.
  • UNAUTHORIZED COLLABORATION. Submission for academic credit for a work, product or a part thereof, represented as being one's own effort that has been developed in substantial collaboration with or without assistance from another person or source is a violation.
  • FALSIFICATION. It is a violation to misrepresent material or fabricate information in an academic exercise or assignment.
  • MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS. It is a violation of academic honesty to submit substantial portions of the same work for credit more than once without the explicit consent of the instructor(s) to whom the material is submitted for additional credit. In cases where there is a natural development of research or knowledge in a sequence of courses, use of prior work may be desirable or even required.

Consequences The consequences of behaviors that do not comport with the standards of intellectual and academic integrity are at the discretion of the professor and may include a grade of 0 or F for the assignment or an F for the course.

Admission Process and Matriculation Requirements

Purpose

The purpose of the admission process is to ensure that only students who are prepared to be business administration or accounting majors are admitted to those majors. Admission to Elizabeth City State University, while obviously required, does not constitute admission to the Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration programs.

General Process

Students enrolled at either Elizabeth City State University or transferring from other institutions may be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration programs. Students will complete an "intent to major" form in business as the first step and will be assigned a business faculty advisor. 

Matriculation Requirement

To be eligible for admission to the Business Administration and Accounting programs, however, students must satisfy the following admission requirements:

  • completion of a minimum of 45 semester hours at ECSU or at a regionally accredited College or University;
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. (Transfer credits of students from other institutions will have satisfied the grade of "C" or better); and
  • completion of the following courses or equivalent courses with a minimum grade "C" or better in each:
    • GE  115 College Algebra
    • ACCT 210 Financial Accounting
    • BUAD 190 Management Information Systems I
    • BUAD 115 Introduction to Business
    • ECON  201 Principles of Economics I (Macroeconomics)

Upon completion of the above, students must submit an application for official admission to the program. Students not accepted may retake courses to meet eligibility requirements and reapply.

Once admitted to the program, the student's progress will be monitored and subject to the Department's Retention Process.