Academic Policies

Information is available here for:

Academic Honors: criteria for Doane and Alden scholars, graduation honors, Phi Beta Kappa, and the senior class Valedictorian.

Academic Standing: definitions of Good and Poor academic standing and criteria for academic dismissal from the College.

Class Attendance: policies governing class attendance and  excused absences.

Commencement Policy: criteria for student participation in the May Commencement ceremony.

Concurrent Enrollment Policy: forbids simultaneous enrollment at Allegheny and another college

Tests, Papers and Examinations Policy: how to find scheduled exam times for final exams; policy for requesting exceptions to scheduled times.

Grading Policies: includes information on the College grading system (including criteria for awarding grades of Incomplete and Withdrawal).

Graduation Requirements: a summary of requirements that must be completed to complete an Allegheny degree.

Change in Graduation Requirements: the process to change the Academic Bulletin under which a student graduates.

Privacy Policy: College policy on the privacy of students’ academic records (FERPA policy). Please see here for FERPA release forms for specific use.

Transfer Policy: complete text of the “Transfer of Courses” section in the Academic Bulletin. A summary of the Criteria for Transfer is also available here.