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Posted 5/14/2020

UH’s Interim Graduate Grade Policy provides an option for graduate students to opt for a grade of “S” for any letter grade of C- or better during Summer 2020.

Below are the COSC policies related to any department-specific course and degree requirements, and are applicable only to Summer 2020 UH COSC courses.

Admissions Prequisites/Deficiency Course Requirements

  • A grade of "S" in an assigned admissions prerequisite/deficiency course taken during Summer 2020 WILL NOT fulfill the prequisite requirement if the letter grade (roster grade) behind the "S" is below a B-.
  • A letter grade (roster grade) of B- or better must be achieved during Summer 2020.
  • Applicable to current UH COSC graduate students enrolled Summer 2020 in an assigned admissions prerequisite/deficiency course.

 M.S. Track Requirements

  • A grade of “S” in a track course during Summer 2020 WILL NOT apply towards the M.S. track requirements.
  • Students must receive a letter grade in order to apply the course as a track requirement.

Ph.D. Core Course Requirements

  • Not applicable. No Ph.D. core courses are being offered Summer 2020.

Questions? Contact Matthew Pariyothorn at mmpariyo [at] central.uh.edu

Posted 4/09/2020

UH’s Interim Graduate Grade Policy provides an option for graduate students to opt for a grade of “S” for any letter grade of C- or better during Spring 2020.

Below are the COSC exceptions to any department-specific requirements and policies, and are applicable only to Spring 2020 UH COSC courses.

Admissions Prequisites/Deficiency Course Requirements

  • A grade of "S" in an assigned admissions prerequisite/deficiency course during Spring 2020 will fulfill the prequisite requirement.
  • Applicable to current UH COSC graduate students enrolled Spring 2020 in an assigned admissions prerequisite/deficiency course.

M.S. Track Requirements

  • A grade of “S” in a track course during Spring 2020 will apply towards the M.S. track requirements and will not impact your M.S. track GPA

Ph.D. Core Course Requirements

  • A grade of “S” in a core course during Spring 2020 will apply towards the Ph.D. core course requirement and will not impact your Ph.D. core course GPA.

Questions? Contact Matthew Pariyothorn at mmpariyo [at] central.uh.edu

Graduate Courses and Descriptions

Graduate Course Policies

  • COSC 6305, 6306, 6308, 6309, 6310 are graduate admissions prerequisite / deficiency courses for computer science graduate students only who are required to complete the course(s) as outlined in their admissions offer or first semester prerequisite check. These courses cannot be applied towards any graduate degree. However, the grades do affect a student's GPA as well as the low grade (C+) rule.
  • Some courses listed in the Graduate Catalog are not offered on a regular basis. Consult previous semester course offerings to get an idea of what courses might be offered in a future semester.
  • COSC graduate students can enroll in a maximum of 6 hours of non-COSC courses and use towards the degree provided it is related to the discipline and has approval from the COSC director of graduate studies via a Graduate & Professional Student Petition prior to completing the course.
  • Non-COSC graduate students are permitted to enroll in a maximum of 6 hours total of COSC graduate courses during a graduate program.
  • Being on the waitlist does not guarantee enrollment in the course. Be sure to have a backup.