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Academic Review Committee and Midterm Progress

Academic Review Committee

The progress of students is reviewed at the end of each semester by the assistant dean in each school (School of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of the Arts). Appeals of academic dismissals are reviewed by the Academic Review Committee (ARC). Students are entitled to appeal dismissals in writing to this committee; those who are dismissed at the end of each semester have the right to an immediate appeal by following the specific instructions included in the dismissal notification.

Academic Review Committee (ARC) Composition:

  • Voting members: The assistant dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the assistant dean of the School of the Arts (co-chairs), and 5 faculty members appointed by the deans.
  • Non-voting members: two student affairs staff members appointed by the dean of student affairs, the registrar, a representative from EOP and at minimum, one current student.

Students in the BFA, MusB, MFA, and MM programs must also adhere to the professional standards, including professional conduct, of these programs.

Midterm Progress

Midterm Progress is a notification sent after the sixth week of a semester to notify a student that there is some question as to whether the student can complete a course satisfactorily. If a student is warned of this possibility, it is hoped that he or she will make whatever extra effort that may be needed to pass (or to withdraw from the course, if appropriate).