Policies and Forms
The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) serves as a resource to students with questions about academic policies. The CAE also supports processes associated with a number of university policies as per the forms listed below. Additionally, students are encouraged to access detailed information about policies for each of Drew’s three schools at the following links: CLA catalog, CSGS catalog, THEO catalog.
Click on each accordion to reveal policies and aligning forms.
The following are policies and processes associated with the CAE, only.
A document containing the CAE tutoring policies alongside frequently asked questions can be found here.
A document containing the Writing Center’s policies alongside frequently asked questions can be found here.
The Tutor Request Form allows a student to request a tutoring appointment outside the normal availability listed on WCOnline. Fill out this form if
After we receive your completed form, we will contact you to arrange an appointment to meet your need.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students throughout the semester to work as tutors and can nominate them by completing the Tutor Nomination Form.
The CAE also supports processes associated with a number of university policies as per the forms listed below.
– notified the instructor prior to the class and as soon as they are aware of the unplanned absence. If extraordinary circumstances prevent a student from providing prior notification, they must notify the instructor within 24 hours of the unplanned absence;
– provided appropriate documentation AND
– consulted with the instructor to create a plan to make up course requirements.
Confirmation of documentation verification will be sent to student and instructors. Do not use this form if you are unable to provide documentation and instead discuss directly with your professor. When no documentation can be provided, accommodations may be granted at the instructor’s discretion and may not be mandated.
Retroactive accommodations for unplanned absences are not guaranteed.
Excess absence will impact grades, regardless of circumstances. If confirmed absence(s) have exceeded the maximum limited of one week of class, accommodations will be granted at the instructor’s discretion and may not be mandated. Students who feel that the Absence policy has not been fairly implemented may appeal to the Academic Standing Committee email@example.com.
The University Committee on Academic Standing is concerned with the academic performance of students, with power to act on individual requests and on standing and retention of individuals. The committee also makes recommendations to the faculty on policies for academic progress, retention, and graduation of students.
All requests for registration and/or add/drop after the published deadline are submitted to the committee for review and approval if appropriate. Faculty requests for changes of grade must also be submitted to the committee. Petitions are reviewed weekly during the fall and spring semesters.
The Academic Standing Committee meets weekly on Wednesdays during the Fall 2023 semester.
For Grade Forgiveness policy and instructions: Student Grade Forgiveness
To avoid potential conflicts, students are expected to schedule travel plans AFTER the final exam period.
When extenuating circumstances occur, students may submit a Final Exam Reschedule request for review by the Associate Provost; note that students may not negotiate a make-up date directly with the course instructor. The following circumstances apply:
The deadline to submit Final Exam Reschedule requests is the LAST DAY of CLASSES for the term.
Please review the Incomplete policy for additional details
Students may opt to take a temporary leave from the university for any number of reasons – family emergency, financial distress, illness, etc. A student may leave for one or two semesters and return, or choose a different course of action. Students are advised to discuss their plans with their academic adviser, the Associate Provost, and their financial aid counselor (as there may be potential financial implications). To proceed, students must complete the leave-of-absence form, which is available through TreeHouse (Request a Leave of Absence or Voluntary Withdrawal). Once submitted, the form will be sent to the Associate Provost for approval. Students are expected to submit a Leave of Absence request before the course withdrawal deadline published on Drew’s Academic calendar. If a student’s circumstances necessitate withdrawal from all courses after the withdrawal deadline, the student is expected to present documentation to the Associate Provost for review by the Academic Standing Committee. Pending approval by the committee, the student will be placed on a Leave of Absence and subject to the Re-Entry Policy stated below.
Note that a Leave of Absence is valid until the start of the semester of return indicated by the student on the request form. Students not re-entered after two full semesters on leave (see Re-entry policy below) will lose access to Drew email and will be withdrawn from the university. The Center for Academic Excellence, can assist students seeking an extension to their leave.
Re-entry to Drew is subject to approval by the Academic Standing Committee. Students on leave must submit documentation in support of their re-entry according to the guidelines indicated on the Re-Entry Form.