Students are responsible for all requirements of their degree program, based on the curriculum outline published in the Catalog for the year of entry and/or change into the program, as well as for any program-specific standards that may apply. Students who enter the College and/or change their program in 2017-2018 are subject to the requirements and policies for their program in this Catalog.
Curriculum Petition for Course Waiver or Substitution
Any exceptions to above general rule require the filing and approval of a Curriculum Petition to Waive or Substitute Program Requirements or Prerequisites. An approved petition requires the signature of the student’s faculty advisor, Department Chair, and School Dean. If a course waiver is approved, the student is still responsible for earning the credits associated with the waived requirement.
Students who wish to change their major or minor must petition for approval to do so. The petition process requires students to complete a Change of Major and/or Faculty Advisor form. Students complete the sections of the form that apply to them and sign and submit their petition to their current academic advisor and new Department Chair for approval. Once approved by both parties, the form is sent to the Office of the Registrar to be processed.
Students seeking a change of major must meet all entrance and/or academic progress standards for the desired new program of study. Students are responsible for the requirements and policies of the program that are published in the Catalog for the academic year that the program change is effective. As a general rule, as an NCAA Division III institution, Mount Ida College does not allow program changes that involve a change in an athlete’s degree level from baccalaureate to associate after the start of their first semester as an enrolled student.