Grades and Academic Standing
If your overall or semester GPA is below 2.00, the Academic Board will place you on probation. Probation is a warning that you must focus on methods to improve your grades.
If you are placed on probation you may not:
- enroll in courses through the Five College interchange
- run for or hold an elected or selected office, either campus-wide or within your house
- practice or compete in intercollegiate athletics or club sports
While you are on academic probation we ask you to meet regularly with your dean.
Probation is not made public or noted on the transcript, but the dean will inform your parents or guardians.
Petitions to the Academic Board
Requests to the board are called petitions. The most common requests can be handled by filling out the petition located under the Announcements section of our webpage.
Students do not appear before the AcBoard, but they may explain their request in writing and give it to their class dean.
If your situation appears to be beyond the reach of the petition form, consult with your adviser and your class dean to find a way to accomplish what you want to do. We will try our best to help.