Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic Misconduct

As described in the University’s Student Handbook, cases of academic misconduct are handled by the dean’s office of the division in which the alleged misconduct took place. In the College of Arts and Sciences, the associate dean of the academic division in which the alleged misconduct occurred will process the case.

 

Auditing Courses or Pass/Fail Option

Review the information in the academic catalog about auditing a course or changing the grade mode to pass/fail at https://catalog.ua.edu/undergraduate/arts-sciences/#progresstext.

For either request, A&S students should begin by emailing the A&S Student Services at student.services@as.ua.edu. Note: students must be registered for the class and the request must be submitted and processed before the last day to add a class for that semester.

 

Declaration of Multiple Majors or a Dual Degree 

Students may pursue multiple majors (two or more majors) at the same time within a single bachelor’s degree or across degree types. It is important for students to know the difference between a double major vs. dual degree.  Students who are interested in declaring multiple majors or a dual degree should review the academic catalog first  https://catalog.ua.edu/undergraduate/about/academic-regulations/curriculum/majors-degrees/.  Students can declare up to two majors on their myBama.  To declare a third major or a dual degree, students should email A&S Student Services at student.services@as.ua.edu and include their name, CWID and intended programs of study.

 

Late Add Request

A&S students who are requesting to register for a class after the last day to add for the semester should submit the late add request through the Late Add Request (instructor permission required) link. Note that Instructor approval is required, and written documentation of the approval must be submitted with the form request.

 

Late Drop Request

A&S students who are requesting to withdraw from a class after the last day to drop with a “W” for the semester should submit the late drop request through the Late Drop Request link. Note that a student must communicate extenuating circumstances for this request. Submitting your request through this link does not guarantee approval.

 

Request to register for over 18 hours

A&S students who are requesting to register for over 18 hours should submit the request through the Max Hour Override Request link. Note that there are GPA requirements to be eligible to take over 18 hours. Submitting your information through this link does not guarantee approval.

 

Academic Bankruptcy

Academic bankruptcy is complete, retroactive withdrawal from one semester by students who may have experienced personal or financial circumstances so extreme that they find it impossible to function academically at their usual level. Review the information in the academic catalog for important considerations at https://catalog.ua.edu/undergraduate/about/academic-regulations/policies/academic-bankruptcy/.

 

For more information or to file a petition for academic bankruptcy, please visit the Academic Bankruptcy link. Submitting your information through this link does not guarantee approval.

 

Academic Second Opportunity

Academic Second Opportunity (ASO) is an opportunity for students who have not been enrolled at The University of Alabama for at least three academic years.  Students should be re-admitted through University Admissions and then, at the beginning of the first semester, can petition the College of Arts and Sciences under the ASO policy.  With ASO, previous coursework will remain on their transcript, but it will not affect their GPA.  Review the information in the academic catalog for important considerations at https://catalog.ua.edu/undergraduate/about/academic-regulations/policies/second-opportunity/.

 

For more information or to file a petition for academic second opportunity, please visit the Academic Second Opportunity link. Submitting your information through this link does not guarantee approval.

 

 Scholastic Progress Standard, Academic Status, Warning and Suspension

Students are responsible for registering for course loads appropriate to the degrees they seek and to pursue successful completion of all courses in which they enroll. There are four categories of academic status at The University of Alabama: good standing, academic warning, one-term suspension, and indefinite suspension. Review the information in the academic catalog about scholastic progress standard, academic status, warning and suspension at https://catalog.ua.edu/undergraduate/about/academic-regulations/policies/warning-suspension/ 

 

Reinstatement from Suspension

The University of Alabama’s Suspension Policy will be strictly observed. However, students with exceptional circumstances may render an appeal for an exception. If you have been suspended and can articulate extenuating circumstances, you may be eligible to petition for reinstatement.

Your A&S college advisor can provide further information if you have questions.

 

To request a petition, please email student.services@as.ua.edu. Completion of the petition for reinstatement form does not guarantee approval.  Once a decision has been made, you will receive an email from the A&S Student Services Office.