Dr. Juliano will strictly adhere to the University’s policies for Course Registration, Change of Program, and Withdrawal Policies (please refer to the University Catalog for details regarding Academic Policies and Regulations at Chico State). "During the third and fourth week of classes, petitions to drop and change grading option will require the approval signature of the instructor." Furthermore, "[a]fter the fourth week of classes, petitions to drop [the class] and change grading option require a serious and compelling reason." Intentions to drop the course after the fourth week of classes should be supported by verifiable documentation and a formal letter to the professor, detailing and explaining the grounds for dropping the class; otherwise, the petition will not be given any consideration at all.
According to University policies for Course Registration, Change of Program, and Withdrawal Policies “[t]he following situations are typical of those for which serious and compelling is appropriate justification for approving withdrawals and changes of grade option after the fourth week of classes:
- An extended absence due to a verifiable accident, illness, or personal problem serious enough to cause withdrawal from the University; for example, a one- to two-week absence with a doctors written excuse.
- An extended absence due to a death in the immediate family. This applies to absences exceeding a week due to family affairs that must be attended to by the student.
- A necessary change in employment status which interferes with the students ability to attend class. This change in employment status must be verified in writing by the students employer.
- Other unusual or very special cases, considered on their own merit.”
“The following situations would NOT fall under the intent of serious and compelling:
- Grade anticipated in class is not sufficiently high, or student is doing failing work.
- Failure to attend class, complete assignments, or take a test.
- Dissatisfaction with course material, instructional method, or instructor.
- Class is harder than expected.
- Pressure of other classes, participation in social activities, or simple lack of motivation.
- A change of major.”
Dr. J will assign a grade of I (Incomplete) only on rare cases and the student must have a passing grade on the day the Incomplete was requested. Dr. J will strictly adhere to the University’s policies for assigning a grade of I (please refer to the University Catalog if you are not sure what a grade of I means here at Chico State). Note that in taking an I for the class, the student is aware that they will be continuing from where they left off - the student takes their current standing/grade with them. Students are also held responsible for understanding that CSU-Chico has a policy for Undergraduate Repeat with Forgiveness.
Any questions regarding the above policies should be discussed with the professor before the end of the second week of classes.