Whether it is a policy regarding internships, student complaints, and payment policies - the information pertaining to affairs dealing with students can be found here.
Degrees with Distinction: The degree of bachelor of arts with honors, bachelor of architecture, bachelor of music or bachelor of music education is awarded with merit in three grades: with distinction, cum laude; with high distinction, magna cum laude; with highest distinction, summa cum laude.
The three primary goals of Drury's internship program are:
In addition to completing the on-site internship, the student may be asked to reflect about the experience with his or her faculty sponsor through reading about the chosen field or work, writing about the experience and discussing the experience with people working full-time in the field of the internship.
Juniors and seniors with a 2.5 or better grade point average are eligible for internships. Students must have completed course work appropriate for the internship experience and must be able to demonstrate potential benefit from an internship plan. The student is required to fill out a Permission to Register for Special Coursework Form, an Internship Agreement and an Internship Learning Contract. The Learning Contract must be completed and signed by the site supervisor, student and faculty sponsor. The Permission to Register form must be signed by the advisor, faculty sponsor, department chair and Career Center staff member.
All paperwork must be submitted to the Career Center prior to the beginning of the work experience and/or before the deadline to add a class or register for credit. Credit will not be granted retroactively. Evaluation will be performed by the faculty sponsor in consultation with the on-site supervisor and grading will be on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
In order to receive credit for the internship, the student must be registered for coursework (course numbers 397, 398, 497, 498). Each course carries three or six semester hours credit and a maximum of six semester hours is applicable to the student's degree. Internships cannot be undertaken without all approvals being given and formal arrangements having been made. Student interns must work at least 135 hours during the full semester for each three hours of academic credit.
More internship information is available in the Career Center.
Semester statements covering tuition, fees and residential plans are normally mailed on approximately July 1 and December 15. No student will be officially registered unless and until payment or satisfactory deferred payment arrangements have been made in advance of the start of classes. Student account balances that become past due will result in notification from the director of business services for official withdrawal from future classes. Students with any prior semester balance will not be permitted to register for subsequent semesters. All delinquent accounts will be subject to a charge of 1% per month, legal fees and collection costs. Students who have failed to comply with payment policies in any semester may be denied the opportunity to register for future semesters and may be denied the opportunity to participate in deferred payment plans.
Deferred Payment Policy
It is the intention of the Drury University deferred payment policy to provide the means whereby students and parents are able to pay tuition and fees over time. Drury offers two types of deferred payment plans to its students. A tuition contract is required of all students/parents who wish to participate in a deferred payment plan. Tuition contracts must be submitted, for approval, to the university on or before the first stipulated due date. Plans "B" and "C" are described below. The dates may vary from semester to semester. An administrative fee of $20 per month will be charged for processing a late payment. Tuition is due in full by the first day of class.
Students who do not submit a satisfactory payment plan will be assessed a $40 processing fee per month until such time as a satisfactory payment arrangement is approved and/or all tuition is paid in full. Any balance not covered by an approved payment plan will be assessed interest at 1% per month on the unpaid balance, or 12% per annum. Any collection cost or legal fees incurred in collecting an account will be the responsibility of the student/parent.
*Payment Plan C — Full-time undergraduate only
This plan allows you to pay university fees in 4 equal payments for the fall semester and 4 equal payments for the spring semester. A separate payment plan contract must be signed for both the fall and spring semester. There is a deferred payment fee.
|Amount Due||Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|25% of total semester tuition, fees, residential plans||August 1||January 1|
|25% of total semester tuition, fees, residential plans||September 1||February 1|
|25% of total semester tuition, fees, residential plans||October 1||March 1|
|25% of total semester tuition, fees, residential plans||November 1||April 1|
* Payment plan "C" requires that the responsible party sign a payment plan contract each semester.
The responsibility for initiating and completing the withdrawal process with appropriate university offices rests with the student. The first day of classes constitutes the beginning of the semester for tuition refund purposes. For courses which are scheduled out of sequence of the regular fall, winter, spring and summer semesters, the day published as the first day of instruction constitutes the beginning of the course for tuition refund purposes.
|Refunds||Fall/Spring||Fall/Summer||5 Weeks Summer||Other|
|Prior to first day||100%||100%||100%||100%|
|During first five days||100%||100%||100%||0%|
If a student has an unpaid account with the university, any tuition refund due from withdrawal will be applied to such unpaid accounts.
Each year the university publishes a calendar guide for institutional refunds and complies with the Return of Title IV Funds policy for federal programs. Students should become familiar with the guide each semester or term, and must remember that credit courses that are less than a regular term in duration follow the refund schedule for the full semester or term in which they are taught, regardless of the start date of instruction. The refund policy for noncredit conferences, institutes, seminars and community services courses is a 100 percent refund if the official withdrawal occurs prior to the first day of instruction.
Residential Plan Refund Policy
Refunds generally are not granted after signing the annual room contract. Appeals to the no-refund policy should be directed to the vice president for student affairs. Students who exempt off campus mid-semester and receive pro-rated room rates, are required to pay for the semester's meal plan in full. It will remain in effect for the remainder of the semester, as long as the student is enrolled.
Drury University complies with all applicable laws relating to personal privacy, including the
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. The act was designated to protect the privacy of education records and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through formal and informal hearings. Annually, Drury University informs students of their rights relating to FERPA (20 U.S.C. Sections 1232g; and implementing, 34 C.F.R. Section 99.1 et seq). 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 alleged failure to comply with FERPA.
The university has designated certain information contained in the education records of its students as directory information for purposes of the FERPA.
The following information regarding students is considered directory information:
Indications of religious preference along with name, addresses and telephone number of student's listing in the information are provided to the University Chaplain.
Directory information may be disclosed by this institution for any purpose in its discretion, without the consent of a student. Students have a right, however, 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 student, or as otherwise allowed by FERPA.
Any student refusing to have any or all of the designated directory information disclosed must file written notification to this effect to the dean of student services during regular business hours. The written notification does not apply retroactively to previous releases of directory information (e.g., once the Student Directory has been published, the directory information contained therein will remain). To prevent publication of directory information in the student Directory, written notification must be filed no later than the second week of classes during the fall semester.
If no refusal is filed, this institution assumes that a student does not object to the release of the directory information designated. Questions or inquiries should be addressed to the registrar's office.
Drury takes pride in using photographs of current students in materials that promote the university to prospective students, alumni, families, other universities and the community.
Student Photo Release Forms are available on Freshmen First Day or through the Office of Marketing & Communications, Bay Hall 211. This form releases to Drury University the right and license to use a student's name, image, likeness or comments in Drury's materials for internal and external audiences. Students will have the choice to opt-in to participate in official university photo shoots to submit comments for publication. Photos of public university events may be obtained without express consent.
University materials include but are not limited to: advertisements, brochures, news releases, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, videos, social media, and www.drury.edu.
Courses and policies listed in this catalog are subject to change through normal channels. New courses, changes in existing coursework and new policies are initiated by the appropriate institutional departments, committees or administrators. Policy revisions are normally implemented in the next academic year following notification thereof. However, occasionally a policy must
be changed and implemented in the same academic year. The university reserves the right to make changes that seem necessary or advisable, including course cancellations. A curriculum or policy change could be applied to matriculated students, and for this reason, this catalog should not be construed as constituting a contract between the university and any person.
To complete degrees, students are expected to meet requirements listed in the catalog that are in effect for the year of the student's admission or readmission to the university. Students also must meet any additional degree requirement of which they have been officially advised.
Information contained in the catalog is certified as correct in content and policy as of the date of publication in compliance with the Veterans Administration Circular 20-76-84 and Public Law 94-502.