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Competency Based Degree Program Update

Is SNL changing its competency based programs?

Yes. SNL regularly reviews all acadmic programs to ensure they reflect the best practices in higher education for adults. As part of this process, SNL is updating certain degree requirements with the approval of the University and its accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission​

In Fall 2017, SNL expects to update the BA with an Individualized Focus Area, the BA in Computing, the BA in General Business and the BA in Early Childhood Education​.

What does this mean for me as a current SNL student?

Nothing will change in your degree program as long as you remain an active student by enrolling in classes each quarter.​ You will have 6 years to complete your degree program (until Fall 2023).

What if I can't enroll in classes in a quarter?

If y​ou do not enroll in classes for three consecutive quarters (not including Summer), you will become discontinued. If you then return to SNL after Spring 2017, you will be readmitted into the revised degree program and need to complete additional requirements.

If you do not enroll in one quarter, you will be able to remain in your current degree program. The key is to continue to make progress toward your degree.

What do I need to do now?

What if I am a discontinued student?

​You can complete your current degree program if you are readmitted and enroll in Spring 2017 classes.  Contact the SNL Advising Center at​ or 312-362-5445 and indicate your want to be readmitted and reenrolled in classes.

What can I do if I have a financial or academic 'hold?'

​Do not let a hold, hold you back. Apply for readmission and you will be counseled on next steps by SNL advisor Roni Buckley.​ 

What if I have additional questions?

Please c​ontact your faculty mentor or academic advisor if you have additional questions, or email​ or call 312-362-5445.