APC Petitions

Change of Curriculum and Other Changes, Petitions

In a number of instances students will desire changes in their scholastic programs.  In the case of simply dropping and adding a course during a change of schedule period, it is not necessary for a student to file a petition.  If, however, the changes contemplated are in the areas of curriculum, academic load (light or heavy), transfer of credits from another institution, including summer school or study abroad, or waivers of requirements, it then becomes necessary to seek approval from the Academic Progress Committee.  When a petition form (available from the Registrar) is completed and all necessary signatures have been obtained, it should be returned to the Registrar, who will bring it before the Academic Progress Committee for action.  A student must continue to attend class until the petition to drop to a light load, or to drop after the drop deadline, is approved.


Lafayette College reserves the right in its sole judgment to amend any policy or program described herein without prior notice to persons who might thereby be affected. At its sole option, the College may suspend or eliminate courses, academic departments, or degree programs; change curricular offerings, graduation requirements, and regulations on standing of students; alter its class schedule and academic calendar; or make changes of any nature whenever in its judgment such changes are desirable for any reason. The provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the College and the student. Payment of tuition or attendance at any classes shall constitute acceptance by the student of the College's rights as set forth in this paragraph.