Academic Requirements & Registration
This section has information on CC requirements and policies for all students. Please note that these do not contain information on specific major requirements and you will need to go to the relevant department pages for those details. Click on the buttons below to find out more about the various academic requirements at CC or click on the links to below to find out more about academic policies.
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Academic and Care Policy for Concussion in Students
Each year, several Colorado College students suffer from concussions caused by blows to the head. Damage from concussions can affect the brain down to the subcellular level and vary in severity from very mild to completely debilitating. (Shaw, 2002, Prog Neurobiol, 67, pages 281-344). The accepted treatment for concussions among medical professionals is both physical AND cognitive rest until symptoms...
- Academic Standing Policy
- Advanced Standing Credit Policy
- All-College Degree Requirements Policy
- Anti-discrimination Policy and Procedures
- Bicycle, Motorized Scooter, In-line Skate and Skateboard Policy
- Course Attendance Policy
- Course Changes
- Credit and Grades Policy
- Dean’s List, Distinction, and Honors Policy
Distribution of Printed Materials and Solicitation
In order to ensure that our campus maintains an environment that does not disrupt students’ learning experience or employees’ ability to perform day-to-day operations, Colorado College has established expectations for distribution of materials and solicitation on our campus.
Drug-Free Campus and Workplace
As a condition of receiving federal financial assistance, institutions of higher education must certify that they have adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by its students or its employees on its campus or as part of any of its activities. Colorado College complies with this requirement and, equally importantly, believes...
Freedom of Expression
As a private educational institution of higher learning, Colorado College is a voluntary association of persons who understand and respect the principles that govern the College. The College’s educational mission will always be paramount. Freedom of thought and expression are essential to any institution of higher learning. Academic freedom is essential to the mission of Colorado College, and freedom...
- Independent Study
Inspections, Searches, and Confiscation
Colorado College respects the privacy of its students, faculty, staff, and students. However, in order to provide a safe academic, living, and working environment, the college may engage in inspections and perform searches of college property. These activities may be necessary for reasons of health, safety, or when there is reasonable belief that violation of college policy or state/federal law has...
Intellectual Property and Copyright
This policy encourages the creation and dissemination of creative and intellectual work. It supports contributions to the world of ideas and civic discourse, while reaffirming the college’s commitment to respect intellectual property rights. This policy applies to all faculty (including those on temporary appointments), staff, and students. Because copyright law is complex and often requires the ...
- Majors & Minors Policy
Privacy and Release of Student Education Records (FERPA)
Under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), otherwise known as the Buckley Amendment, the privacy of educational records are protected. As such, Colorado College has expectations in place regarding access to those records and release of information from those records.
- Registration & Course Enrollment Expectation Policy
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Scholarly misconduct in the work of faculty is considered a serious offense by the College. Scholarly misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices which seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the academic community for proposing, conducting, or reporting research. This policy is intended to clarify the College’s definition of scholarly...
Smudging and Pipe Ceremonies
In support of the cultural integrity of our Indigenous/Native American students, faculty, staff, and guests, and in accordance with the 1978 American Indian Religious Freedom Act, Colorado College has developed this Smudging and Pipe Ceremonies Policy. The smudging and pipe ceremonies described in this policy are the only exceptions to Colorado College smoking, tobacco, and fire regulation policies...
- Student Time Off, Withdrawal, & Reinstatement Policy
In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the college will comply with expectations related to readmission of students with absences necessitated by service in the uniformed forces*.