American College of Education
Nine (9) Credit Term Request Form
Deadline for Submission:
The Nine (9) Credit Term Request form must be received by the Registrar's office no later than 11:59pm PT on Monday three (3) weeks prior to the term in which you plan to register for nine (9) semester credit hours of course work. Any form that is not received on time or has missing or incorrect information, will not be processed.
Example: Term begins May 21st - Form must be received by11:59pm PT April 30th
To complete a doctoral degree program, students are registered in multiple courses per term at the student’s request, with a maximum term credit limit of seven (7) semester credit hours. However, ACE recognizes there may be extenuating circumstances wherein a student may need to take an additional course during a single term. It is ACE’s policy to consider student requests to take additional courses simultaneously, but the College will grant such requests only in extenuating or compelling cases. The decision to allow additional courses in a single term will be made by the Department Chair or designee. Decisions will be based on GPA, and reason for requesting course work that exceeds the current term maximum. You must have completed at least two terms with ACE before you are eligible to request a nine (9) credit term. A separate Nine (9) Credit Term Request Form must be submitted for each term you are requesting to take more than seven (7) semester credit hours of course work.
Nine (9) Credit Term Request Forms will be processed approximately two (2) weeks prior to term start date.
I understand that by submitting this form, I am requesting to take up to nine (9) semester credit hour of course work within a single term. I understand that merely submitting this form does not guarantee approval of this request. Approval decisions will be made by the Department Chair or designee within ten (10) business days of receiving this form.
ACE Issued Student ID Number (NOT SSN)
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Certificate in Community Leadership
Ed.S. in Leadership
Ed.D. in Leadership
Courses requested for this term:
Number of courses attempted and completed by the term designated for nine credit enrollment
Cumulative grade point average at the time of request
Detailed Extenuating Circumstance for request:
Attach documentation supporting your extenuating circumstance:
Have you completed a nine (9) credit term with ACE in the past?
Signature (type name here)
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