Under the old regime, a student, in order to receive promotion, was required to obtain an average mark of 40 per cent, on his year's work ; and men who were unfortunate enough to receive conditions, could secure their removal by attaining a like mark in such courses. The present change in the regulations makes it obligatory on students to reach an average of 50 to be entitled to promotion, and also demands that half the maximum reached in a course must be obtained to ensure the removal of a condition. This change is a step in the right direction. Under the new rules for electives, an undergraduate is allowed to substitute courses amounting to any equivalent number of losses for condition in freshman mathematics. It is no more than fair, inasmuch as he may select subjects congenial to his taste, to require of him a slightly increased mark. As to other conditions, we see no reason why a premium should be set upon laziness by allowing a man who has neglected his work to atone for his faults by attaining a merely nominal mark. In regard to the new requirements for promotion, it will be noticed that the new order of things in reality differs but little from the old. A man is required to reach an average of 50 per cent. on the whole course in order to make sure of a degree, and the new rule will only result in producing a more even distribution of his work. The entire change tends toward raising the standard of scholarship at the college, and ought to be received with satisfaction by those who have its welfare at heart. From the 33 1-3 per cent. of a few years ago, to the 50 per cent. of to day, is a stride which the "grinds" will hardly notice, but which may serve to induce the "loafers" to attempt something like real work.