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Pomona College    
  Feb 19, 2018
2017-2018 Pomona College Catalog

Academic Procedures Committee (APC)

Degree Requirements & Academic Regulations


The Academic Procedures Committee is a standing committee of the faculty charged with ruling on student petitions for exceptions to the academic rules and regulations of the faculty. It consists of three faculty members (one from each division of the College), the registrar, the dean of students, and two students, one of whom is the elected Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) Academic Affairs Commissioner.


Examples of the kinds of requests handled by the Academic Procedures Committee include but are not limited to the following: course overloads; exceptions to registration deadlines; withdrawal from courses; incomplete grades; changes to final exam times; second major declarations; exceptions to residency requirements; and requests for enrollment beyond the eighth semester. Certain types of petitions are rarely, if ever granted, such as requests to reverse election of the Pass/No Credit (P/NC) grading option, to substitute ineligible courses for general education requirements, or to declare a double major before general education requirements have been completed.

Exceptions to major requirements are handled within the major departments and programs. 

Dismissal from Courses 

A student who proves unable or unwilling to carry a course satisfactorily may be dropped from it by the Academic Procedures Committee upon the recommendation of the instructor.