Committee On Academic Standing
Occasionally, one of your advisees may need to petition the Committee on Academic Standing (CAS) for an exception to an academic policy. All petitions are to be made in writing; most petitions will require a supporting document from an instructor and/or an adviser. Petitions are due in the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 pm Wednesday of the week preceding the next CAS meeting. CAS meets bi-weekly: typically every other Tuesday beginning with the first Tuesday of each semester. It is the responsibility of the student to secure all materials and recommendations necessary to resolve a petition in a timely fashion. Petitions will not be presented to CAS until they are complete. Students will be notified in writing of the Committee's decision as soon as possible after CAS meets. A few common requests to CAS and the documentation required:
- Adding a course after the deadline. A statement by the student listing the reasons for adding the course and a statement from the instructor assuring that the students can make up the work without undue difficulty, together with the "Registration Change Form."
- Dropping a course after the deadline. A statement by the student listing the reasons for dropping the course and a statement from the instructor assuring that the student was never in the class, together with the "Registration Change Form."
- Repeating a course. Students are not required to petition CAS to repeat a class in which he/she received a D or F grade. All other requests for repeating must be approved by CAS.
- Request for a ninth semester. A statement by the student listing the reasons why the additional term is needed and an endorsement from the adviser and the department explaining the reason for the additional term.
- Request to graduate early. A student must submit a completed Application for Accelerated Graduation.
- Request for waiver of requirements or substitution for required courses in a major or concentration. The department or program chair on behalf of the student must present this petition. Transfer course substitutions need not come to the Committee.
- Other requests. Consult the Office of the Registrar for the required documentation.
CAS meets at the end of each semester to determine the status of students who are not meeting the normal requirements of academic progress. Students may be warned, placed on probation, suspended, or remain in good standing. Questions regarding the Committee can be directed to the Dean for Student Academic Support and Advising, the Associate Dean of the College, or the Registrar.