The vast majority of the Administrative Board’s work involves evaluating requests for exceptions to academic rules or regulations, or for changes in enrollment or registration. These include leaves of absences, changes to your courses after the Registrar's deadlines, and exam conflicts, to name a few. Many such requests, or petitions, are frequent, customary, or involve circumstances that are straightforward. Decisions of the Board take into account the best educational and personal interests of the student as well as the mission of the College.
Petitions handled by the Board include, but are not limited to, the ones listed above. All of these petitions have clear guidelines that must be met before the Board can give its approval. These can be found in the Handbook for Students.
For a list of the most common petitions heard by the Board, visit our page on Statistics.