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Residency Requirement – Final 30-Hour Rule

All candidates for a Roosevelt University undergraduate degree must plan to take their final 30 credits in residence since the advance work of their major study normally occurs in the last year of the undergraduate program.  The university-wide requirement in all colleges with undergraduate programs is as follows:

  • Students must take a minimum of their last 30 credit hours at Roosevelt University.
  • If a student wishes to seek exception to the residency requirement (final 30-hour rule), an Exception Request to the Residency Requirement–Final 30-Hour Rule Form [PDF] must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar – listing the school to be attended, the term of attendance and the reason for requesting the exception.  The request must be approved by the student’s Advisor, the Department Chair, the Dean of the College, the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Administration and submitted to the Registrar.  Without the completed and approved Exception Request to the Residency Requirement–Final 30-Hour Rule Form [PDF] on file in the Office of the Registrar, the transfer credit cannot be added to a student’s academic record and/or applied towards graduation.
  • Exceptions will be made only for viable reasons; please note that cost alone is not typically considered a legitimate reason.