The mission of the Academic Standing Committee (ASC) is to rule on petitions for exceptions to academic policies, to track students’ progress toward graduation, and to adjudicate cases of suspected academic dishonesty.

The Academic Standing Committee also oversees three subcommittees: the ASC Administrative Subcommittee, the Academic Integrity Subcommittee, and the Language Requirement Exemption Committee. The ASC also oversees Academic Review


Faculty: Three faculty members serve this committee. Each are appointed by the Faculty Affairs Committee to serve a three-year term. One faculty member is selected to chair the committee.

Staff: Six staff members serve in an ex officio capacity. They include two Associate Provosts of the College, one of whom serves as the Coordinator, three Associate Deans of Students, and the College Registrar.

Students: Three student-at-large positions are appointed by the Carleton Student Association each spring to serve during the upcoming academic year. 

Preferred Skills or Experience for Committee Members

The committee does not request any particular skills or experience.

Committee Work

The committee meets weekly during the term (Monday from 3:15–4:30 p.m.). Faculty and staff members also participate in Academic Review, which requires meeting a few days after grades have been submitted each term, as well as after EX1 and EX3 grade submissions. Meeting agendas are determined by the Coordinator, in consultation with the Chair. The committee is a subcommittee of the Education and Curriculum Committee (ECC) and reports updates to that group when requested. For more information on Academic Regulations and Procedures, please visit the College Handbook.