Policies and Guidelines

Although the review and approval process for the academic and student policies and guidelines listed below varies, new policies and revisions are typically made active at the beginning of a term rather than in the middle of a term.  Emergency exceptions, clarifications, and corrections may be put in place at any time during the year, with notice to students as deemed appropriate by the University.


Academic Policies

Academic Common Market
Academic Credit Guidelines
Academic Review and Appeal
Academic Standards
Calculating Credit Hours
Continuous Enrollment Policy
Course Numbering Scheme
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Full-Time Enrollment Status
Grading System
Graduation and Honors
Leaving the University, Refunds and Return Aid
Student Academic Records
SC Residents Sixty Years of Age

Student Handbooks

College & Program Student Handbooks

Student Policies

Alcohol and Other Drugs (Students) 
Alcohol Service Policy (Students)
Student Arrest Policy
Criminal Background Checks for Students 
Concerns and Complaints
Confidentiality Agreement for Student Workers
Electronic Communications
English Fluency in Higher Education Act
Honor Code
Identification Badge Policy (Students) 
Mandatory Annual Training (Students) 
Professionalism and Standards of Conduct for Students 
Professionalism and Standards of Conduct for Student Organizations 
Recognized Student Organizations Policy
Social Media Guidelines (requires NetID)
Student Organization Bank Account and Agency Fund Policy
Treatment of Students

General Policies

Accommodating Students with Disabilities
Crime Reporting Policy (PDF)
Crime Reporting Policy — Appendix A: Crime Definitions and Clery Geography (PDF)
Crime Reporting Policy — Appendix B: Campus Security Authorities (PDF)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule
MUSC Copyright Policy 
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule
MUSC International travel policy (PDF)
Nondiscrimination Anti-Harassment and Equal Opportunity Policy and Procedures
VA Pending Payment Compliance (PDF)
Title IX