The following policy has been implemented. Please see the CSU Student Handbook for more information.
Purpose: The purpose of the Teach-Out Policy is to provide eligible students who are enrolled in CSU programs scheduled for discontinuation the opportunity to earn college credit before the program is no longer available for enrollment registration. Eligible students are those who are actively enrolled in the program at the time of discontinuation.
Teach-Out Policy: Columbia Southern University is committed to provide students program options that will prepare students to enter the workforce in a discipline of interest. The University regularly reviews programs (courses, concentrations, certificates or full degree programs) and considers those which will meet the needs of our students and the workforce. As a result of this comprehensive review, decisions sometimes result in a discontinuation of a program.
When a program is discontinued, a teach-out plan is administered to ensure eligible students receive the education and student services needed to complete the program within defined parameters. Eligible students are those who are actively enrolled in the program scheduled for discontinuation. CSU will notify students actively enrolled in the program and include a reasonable registration schedule that will allow students to complete the program requirements before the program is no longer available for enrollment registration. This notification will include active students who may need to repeat program requirements. Students who are readmitted will be required to choose a different program upon readmission. Students who do not respond to the teach-out notification may be required to change programs once the program is discontinued.