Faculty Committee on Examinations and Standing

Secretary: 

On behalf of the Faculty, the Committee on Examinations and Standing administers academic regulations concerning the program of study and scholastic standing of undergraduate students. It may present proposals for changes in these regulations to the Committee on the Course of Study. In keeping with these regulations, the committee determines whether or not a student has met the qualifications for admission to particular programs of study, for promotion to a higher class and for graduation. It is authorized by the Faculty to recommend directly to the Board of Trustees, through the dean of the college, candidates for the bachelors’ degree. Acting for the Faculty, it determines whether students who are academically deficient shall be required to withdraw from the University and whether students who have withdrawn because of academic deficiency shall be readmitted. It is also responsible for the formulation and administration of policies in regard to student records. The committee nominates to the Faculty, during the spring term each year, a candidate for the post of Latin Salutatorian and a candidate for the post of Valedictorian, under the rules set forth in the Undergraduate Announcement with respect to the selection of Commencement speakers. Requests made under the provisions of the University’s academic regulations, as well as petitions for exceptions to them, should first be discussed with a student’s residential college dean or director of studies. The final request or petition should be delivered in writing to the secretary of the committee for presentation to the committee. Students do not appear in person before the committee.