Curriculum, Honors, and Academic Regulations Exceptions to Academic Regulations Academic regulations exist in order to ensure integrity and fairness in the academic programs of the University. Therefore, exceptions to academic regulations will be granted only when there are extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control that justify special consideration. If a student believes that such circumstances exist, he or she may petition for an exception to an academic regulation. The petition process is outlined below: 1. The student obtains a petition form from the Registrar’s Office. 2. The student fills out the petition, stating clearly the reasons for the request and providing any supporting evidence. 3. The student signs the petition and returns it to the Registrar’s Office. The registrar then passes the petition to the Provost. Upon the student’s request, the registrar will also make an appointment for the student to speak with the Provost concerning the petition. 4. The Provost considers the petition, and if he/she deems it necessary, consults with the Curricular Council. 5. The Provost approves or denies the petition and returns the petition with an explanation to the registrar who informs the student of the decision.
Eligibility Student organization offices are restricted to full-time students who are not on academic probation. Athletic eligibility is granted only to students who are not on academic probation and who meet the standards of the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Student Papers Faculty may dispose of papers, projects, quizzes, exams, or other materials that remain unclaimed or unexamined by the student on the last day of classes of the next semester (excluding summer semester.) Transfer Courses All students enrolled at the University of Jamestown who wish to complete courses at other academic institutions and to transfer those courses for credit to the University of Jamestown must have those courses preapproved through the registrar’s office. Whether a course corresponds in content and quality to a University of Jamestown course will be determined by the registrar in conversation with the relevant department chair and the Provost. A minimal expectation is that the course in question comes from an institution that is accredited by a CHEA approved regional accrediting association of schools and colleges that offers either associate or bachelor degrees.