Academic Regulations & Procedures

Effective Catalog Policy

A student is normally expected to satisfy the college-level graduation requirements published in
the catalog in the academic year of their initial matriculation (or, in the case of withdrawal and
subsequent readmission, the year of their readmission). For example, a student who
matriculated in Fall 1866 would have to adhere to the requirements published in the 1866–1867
catalog.

A student who declares a major or minor is bound by the requirements in the catalog published
in the academic year in which they declare. For example, a student who declared a major or
minor in Spring 1866 would have to adhere to the requirements published in the 1865–1866
catalog.

When changes in the requirements for a major or a minor occur, any student who has already
declared that major or minor may request that their requirements be altered to the newer
catalog year by meeting with the chair or director of the relevant program/department. The
alteration is at the discretion of the chair/director.

For: Faculty Students,

Maintained by: Office of the Provost