The Academic Requirements Committee considers and acts on student petitions for exceptions to the Academic Regulations. The petitions are referred to the Committee by the Office of the Registrar. Petitions may require interpretations of the regulations. In considering academic matters or problems, the Committee consults with appropriate individuals, committees, or academic units. All students have the right to petition the Committee. The petition process begins when the student submits their petition to the Registrar. If the Committee denies the petition, students can appeal the Committee twice. If the second appeal is denied by the Committee, the student can appeal to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (or designee). Decisions by the Vice Provost (or designee) are final.
The Committee consists of seven Faculty, one of whom may be retired on a 1039-hour appointment, with at least one, but no more than three, undergraduate academic advisors, and two Students (one graduate, one undergraduate). In addition, the following shall be ex-officio members, non-voting: Registrar (or representative), a Disability Access Services (DAS) representative, an Office of International Services representative and a Graduate School representative. All members should be available to serve during the summer since the committee reviews petitions all year. The Committee may recommend changes for improvement of regulations or procedures to the Academic Regulations Committee.
(Rev 5/05; 05/17; 12/17)