Student Regulation Committee

June 5, 2000

Minutes

Present: Fred Andrew (Math), Paul Benkeser (Chair/ECE/BMED), Deborah Johnson (Public Policy), Alan Larson (ME), Jo McIver (Registrar), Janise McNair (SGA/G Student) and Barbara Walker (Library).

Absent: William Bullock (Arch), Robert Hill (SGA/U Student), Peter McGuire (Exc. Bd. Lia./LCC) and Lee Wilcox (VPSA)

 

The Committee discussed a request from the Registrar to allow students to withdraw completely without penalty through the 9th week of a semester, and through the 6th week of the summer term. The proposed change would address a change in Federal Government policy that takes effect this fall. Georgia Tech will have to pro-rata refund (to the students and the Federal Government) through 60% of the term (ninth week) Title IV money for students who withdraw completely. The change would allow Georgia Tech to tie the refund and withdrawal dates together. Without such a change it would be possible for a student to receive both a refund for part of their tuition and grades for their courses.

After a brief discussion the committee unanimously recommended approval of the following changes to the Rules and Regulations:

From:

V.A.3. .. Withdrawals without penalty will not be permitted after the sixth week of the semester or fifth week of the summer term, except in cases of hardship as determined by the Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee or Graduate Committee, as appropriate. Ordinarily, students .

VIII.A.1. . during the first eight weeks of a semester or the first five weeks of the summer term

To: (changes in bold)

V.A.3. .. Withdrawals from individual courses without penalty will not be permitted after the sixth week of the semester or the fifth week of the summer term, except in cases of hardship as determined by the Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee or Graduate Committee, as appropriate. Withdrawal from school will not be permitted after the 9th week of the term except in cases of hardship as determined by the Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee or Graduate Committee, as appropriate. Ordinarily, students ..

VIII.A.1. . during the first nine weeks of a semester or the first six weeks of the summer term

It was noted that the Executive Board would have to make this recommendation an action item on its agenda this summer for the change to be in place by the start of the fall semester.