CASES WHEN AN ICP IS NOT APPROPRIATE
- An ICP cannot be a "general studies" degree.
- Students who are undecided about a major or a career should not apply for an ICP. Instead, they should be meeting with academic advisors or Career Services staff.
- An ICP cannot be used by students who have earned a large number of credit hours without completing a major or who wish to change majors at the last minute, simply because they wish to graduate on time. ICP policy requires that students seeking a baccalaureate degree have at least 30 s.h. yet to be completed at the time the program is approved.
- Students with a GPA less than 2.50 are not eligible to apply for an ICP.
- An ICP is not appropriate for students whose goals can be met with a traditional major and minor. Students who are interested in a traditional program but unable or unwilling to complete one or more of the degree requirements (typically mathematics or foreign languages) cannot develop an ICP in the same area to avoid the requirements.
- Certain professions, such as accounting, education, engineering, or health, may require special educational certification, and some employers may have very specific guidelines about the types of degrees that they require. An ICP may not be appropriate in these cases.
- There certain areas of study where we simply do not offer the coursework at YSU to accomodate the student's interests. ICP's can only be designed from courses that are currently offered at YSU.