The College Committee on Academic Standing is concerned with the academic performance of students, with power to act on individual requests and on standing and retention of individuals. The committee also makes recommendations to the faculty on policies for academic progress and standing, evaluation, retention, and graduation of students.
All requests for registration and/or add/drop after the published deadline are submitted to the committee for review and approval if appropriate. Requests for changes of grade must also be submitted to the committee. Petitions are reviewed biweekly during the fall and spring semesters. Students must submit petitions with all appropriate signatures to the office of the registrar in advance of the scheduled meeting dates. Meeting dates and times are posted in the registrar’s office.
The Caspersen School Academic Standing Committee maintains an overview of the curriculum, approves new courses, receives and ratifies recommendations of areas pertaining to advanced standing, decides on advancement of students from the M.A. to Ph.D. program, approves those prospectuses of Ph.D. dissertations which have been recommended by its Prospectus Subcommittee and deal with petitions for extensions of time beyond seven years for the Ph.D. and five years for the M.A. degrees. In addition, the committee reviews all request for grade changes and approve all language examination substitutions. The committee meets on a monthly basis during the fall and spring semesters. Petitions should be submitted in advance of the schedule meetings to the Caspersen School Dean’s Office, S.W. Bowne First Floor.
The Theological School Committee on Academic Standing administers the approved instructional program of the seminary. The committee is concerned with monitoring the academic progress of students in the Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, and Master of Sacred Theology programs. The committee makes recommendations when required for persons to be placed on academic probation or termination of their programs. The committee also works with the Student Assembly on the form for student evaluation of teaching, pedagogical innovation, and related matters. All requests for late registration and add/drop, grade changes, and advanced standing are forwarded to the committee. Petitions are reviewed on a monthly basis during the fall and spring semesters.