Most Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the most common student questions are answered in three documents: the Student Handbook, the Academic Catalog, and Academic Regulations and Procedures. Information is easy to find using the table of contents or index. Below are answers to some of the frequently asked questions in the Dean of Students Office.

If in the last days of the term I get very ill and therefore I am unable to complete a final paper or take a final exam, what should I do?

Contact your instructor whenever you believe you cannot meet a deadline. But if believe you will be unable to complete work before the end of the final exam period, you must request an extension from your class dean. Extensions are granted only if you can document
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Contact your course instructor whenever you believe you cannot meet a deadline, and make necessary arrangements. If the instructor requests verification of your illness, contact Student Health and Counseling and ask them to send documentation to your class dean, who will notify your instructor. If you must leave campus, contact your class dean. Student Health and Counseling and Dean of Student's Office do not provide "excuses," but rather communicates and provides information for your instructor.

Can I "S/CR/NC" a course in my major? Can I get Carleton credit for summer school work? Can I take St. Olaf courses? ( Or any other of a thousand questions about academic policies.)

The first place to look is the Academic Regulations and Procedures handbook; its alphabetized Contents page makes it easy to find answers to most academic policy questions. The answers to these three questions are there: no; usually not; and yes. The College Academic Catalog is the other source of academic information. If you can't find the answer there, or need interpretation of what you read, contact your class dean or the Registrar.

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