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New Regulations for College Studies.


The faculty have adopted some new rules in regard to choice of elective studies, which introduce several important changes. These regulations are announced now in order to have them well known before the publication of the elective pamphlet, which will not be ready for about a week. The most important innovations are the abolition of extras on their present basis, and the restrictions on changes of electives. Additional courses beyond the required amount are to be placed on the same footing as others, but a student may attend instruction in any course without being regularly enrolled and receiving credit. The rules about changing electives are much simplified and improved. Changes can hereafter be made until the last day of vacation, but not afterwards except by special permission. Final examinations are abolished in English C and D. and registration is required at the first exercise of the year in each course. The rules in full are given below.

2. The following studies are prescribed for all candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts:

Freshman year: Rhetoric and English Composition, three hours a week; Physics and Chemistry, each once a week for half a year. German or French, three hours a week, is further prescribed for students who did not present both of these languages for admission.

Sophomore year: Twelve themes.

Junior and senior years: Four forensics each year.

3. For forensics candidates for second year or final honors may substitute a thesis in their special departments, provided such substitution be approved by the instructor in those departments and by the instructor in Forensics; but no thesis that forms part of the work of any of the student's regular courses shall be so substituted. A Commencement Part may be substituted for two Forensics; but in order to be accepted for this purpose, it must be left with the secretary on or before the third Wednesday in April.

4. Elective studies are classified as courses and half-courses, according to the estimated requirement of work in each. Every candidate for the degree is required to pursue each year at least four elective courses, or an equivalent amount of courses and half-courses; except that Freshmen who take German or French as a prescribed study (see 2) are required to pursue only three elective courses or their equivalent. Of the elective courses required of freshmen, not more than two may be taken in the same department.

5. A student whose record of work performed is complete at the beginning of the year may take elective studies in excess of the amount required by 4, to the extent of one course in his freshman year, and two courses in any subsequent year. In each of the studies pursued under this provision the student assumes the same responsibility, and is entitled to the same privileges, as if his work were limited to the required amount. He may, however, at any time withdraw from any study which he is pursuing in excess of the required amount, by giving written notice to the secretary.

6. A student whose record is deficient, at the beginning of any year, is expected to pursue during that year such studies, in addition to those required by 2 and 4 as may be necessary to make up the deficiency; and these additional studies will be treated in all respects as part of his regular work. With the consent of the Dean he may take additional studies beyond the amount necessary to make up his deficiency, under the conditions prescribed in 5.

7. Students will make their choice of elective studies before the beginning of each academic year, in accordance with the regulations published by the Faculty in the Annual Announcement. No changes of elective studies are allowed after the beginning of the except by leave of a committee of the Faculty. to whom application must be made in writing, with a full statement of the reasons for the proposed change.

8. Every student is required (in addition to the other prescribed registration, to register at the first exercise in each of his studies, both prescribed and elective; or, in case he has obtained leave to change his studies as provided in 7, at the first exercise after his admission to the course.

9. Any student who wishes without assuming all the responsibility of a regular study, to attend the instruction in any course, may do so on obtaining leave of the instructor, but no record will be kept of his attendance and he will receive no credit in the course.

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