The Academic Standing Committee (ASC) in the College of Liberal Arts determines status when a student’s GPA falls below 2.00 or the student does not, at the end of the academic year, successfully complete the proper multiple of at least 12 credits. Students can submit petitions to the faculty for issues that fall outside of regular academic policy.

For 2013/14, the ASC is Comprised of the Following Individuals

  • Dean of the CLA Chris Taylor (or his representative)
  • Dean of Students Frank Merckx
  • Faculty Members – Kathleen Madden (chair), Seung-Kee Lee, Hilary Kalagher, and Hannah Wells
  • University Registrar – Leslie Sutton-Smith
  • Two Student Representatives

The Academic Standing Committee in the College of Liberal Arts determines a student’s status when his or her GPA falls below 2.00 or when he or she does not successfully complete at least 12 academic credits per semester. Student can submit petitions to the committee requesting and exemption to an academic policy. The committee meets every other week during the course of the semester to consider these petitions.

Petition Forms

  1. Appeal to a required leave of absence or a required withdrawal at the end of a semester
  2. Retroactive medical withdrawal of all classes for a previous semester
  3. Request for an extended incomplete (6 week maximum)
  4. Request to withdraw from course after the end of the withdrawal period (Not to be used in cases where the incident / situation is perpetual)
  5. Late additions to a course after the end of the add/drop period
  6. Late requests to add an Internship
  7. Request to exceed credit limit restrictions
  8. Re-Entry Application after required leave or more than one year leave
  9. Other

Students requesting an exception to academic rule must officially file a petition to the faculty. Students should submit a well-written and substantial document to support their request, and they should secure appropriate signatures/and or letters or support. Exceptions are not granted as a matter of course but are sometimes granted in the presence of unusual or extenuating circumstances. Thus, in their petition, student should give a clear explanation why the exception is warranted. Petitions must be filed in accordance with the dates below. Any supporting documents should be submitted to the Office of Academic Services (BC-114).

Petitions and supporting documentation for meeting dates, should be submitted by 9:00 am on the following dates:

January 28th
February 11th, 25th
March 4th, 18th
April 1st, 8th, 22nd
May 6th