STUDENT STANDING COMMITTEE
The Student Standing Committee reviews requests for exceptions to academic policies. Typically, the Committee reviews requests for:
· Minor exceptions to academic requirements and/or approval of transfer course substitutions
· Extending time for making up an incomplete
· Permission to take a course overload
· Student schedule changes after registration deadlines (adding, withdrawing, or grade option changes)
For petitions requesting a late registration, any student account holds must be cleared before submitting the petition.
In addition, the Committee reviews students’ transcripts in determining academic probation or dismissal from the College on academic grounds. The Committee also hears appeals from students who have been dismissed for academic reasons.
The Committee reviews student requests for readmission to the College after dismissal or returning after leaving while on probation, or students readmitting to the College immediately after a term in which they withdrew from College.
During fall and spring semesters, the Committee meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. During summer semester, the Committee meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Petitions must include all information requested on the petition form and be submitted by 12 pm the day prior to the Committee’s meeting. Petitions to change registration after a published deadline must be submitted within six months of the deadline for the relevant term. These petitions may affect your financial aid or student account. Contact Student Financial Services to learn any financial implications. Support of instructor, advisor, or department chair is required for all petitions. Decisions are based on the policies and dates published in the College Catalogs, Student Guide, and Academic Calendars. Decisions will be communicated to you by email within 3 – 5 business days of the committee’s meeting.
1. Complete and sign the Academic/Student Standing Petition (found on the Registrar’s Office website), clearly stating your request and rationale.
2. Obtain support from an instructor, advisor, or department chair.
• Requests to add/drop/withdraw a course must have a statement from the instructor.
3. Complete any forms that relate to the petition (i.e. Registration Form)
4. Attach any supporting documents.
• For medical issues, include medical documentation.
• For death of an immediate family member, include an obituary that states your relationship.
5. Submit completed petition (both pages) and attachments to the Registrar’s Office.
6. Check your Augsburg email account for the committee’s decision. Read the decision carefully, as you may be required to submit further paperwork.