FAA Student Handbook: Contents

Undergraduate Student Handbook





  • Structure of the University
  • Design of the College of Fine and Applied Arts



  • Registration Procedures
  • Special Registration Limitations
  • Applied Music Courses for Music Majors


Transfer Credit

  • Evaluation of Transfer Credit
  • Community College Credit


Substitution of Courses

  • University Policy
  • College Procedure


College and Curriculum Changes

  • Preliminary Considerations
  • Recommended Counseling Procedures
  • Instituting a College or Curriculum Change
  • Leaving FAA
  • Transition Semester


Degree Requirements

  • How Curricular Requirements Are Established
  • English Composition
  • Foreign Language
  • Mathematics
  • Electives and General Education
  • Specific Curricular Requirements
  • Teacher Education
  • Residency
  • Scholastic Requirements for Graduation
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA Requirements


Scholastic Requirements

  • Normal and Maximum Study Loads
  • Academic Progress
  • Probation


Additional Scholastic Information

  • Withdrawal from the University
  • Cancellation of Registration
  • Proficiency Examinations
  • Auditing Courses
  • Credit-No Credit Grading Option
  • Adding and Dropping Courses
  • Class Attendance
  • Incomplete Grades and Excused Excused Absences from Final Exam
  • Undergraduate Academic Appeals Process
  • Readmission
  • Graduate Credit


Special Programs

  • Study Abroad
  • Internship Programs and Academic Credit


Honors Programs

  • James Scholars
  • Campus Honors Program
  • Dean’s List
  • Chancellor’s Scholars
  • Honors at Graduation
  • Bronze Tablet


General Education Requirements

  • General Information
  • Elective Areas


Additional Sources of Information

  • General Academic Resources
  • Services
  • Placement Offices


Policies and Forms


FAA Directory


Please note: The information contained in this handbook is for general guidance on matters of interest to faculty, staff, and students in the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The handbook cites and summarizes campus policies as a convenient reference tool. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this handbook has been obtained from accurate and current sources, the information in the handbook is provided with the understanding that the official policies as contained in the communications from the Office of the Provost, the Campus Administrative Manual, and other campus and university publications take precedence and are the controlling documents. Because of this, it should not be used as a substitute for consulting those documents or unit, college, or campus offices when seeking the official versions of campus or university policies.

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