STUDENT FORMS

ACADEMIC PETITION

Any students desiring to appeal an academic decision may appeal, using the Academic Petition Form below, to the Academic Affairs Committee. Students may appeal the decision of the committee to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The decision of Vice President of Academic Affairs is final in all instances except those involving disciplinary dismissal. Disciplinary dismissal may be appealed to the President of the College, whose decision in such cases is final.

ADD / DROP POLICY

Students may add or drop courses after registration has been finalized. This must be done by completing and submitting the appropriate form.

CHANGING PROGRAMS OR CONCENTRATIONS

Students wishing to change their program and/or concentration must complete the Change of Program form below and obtain the necessary signatures.

FERPA POLICY

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s education records. This federal law, known as the Buckley Amendment, was enacted to establish procedures for disclosing information contained in student records, to insure the privacy of these records for the student, to establish the rights of students to inspect their educational records and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate data through informal and formal hearings. Davis College is in compliance with the FERPA guidelines.

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Students may request approval to complete a course through independent study by completing and submitting the appropriate form.

LIFE EXPERIENCE CREDIT

Realizing that some students will apply to Davis College after they have had many years of experience in the work force and/or Christian ministry, it is the College’s desire to reward that accomplishment with college credit for this life experience. In accordance, the following guidelines must be adhered to in order to maintain appropriate accountability.

OFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL POLICY

Students who find it necessary to withdraw from school (all classes) must complete an official withdrawal form. Forms may be acquired from the Office of Academic Affairs. Failure to officially withdraw will result in a loss of any financial rebate, plus failure of all courses for that semester. Students may officially withdraw after registration has been finalized. This must be done by completing and submitting the form below. The date of the withdrawal is the date that the official form, complete with required signatures, is returned to the Office of Academic Affairs. Failure to attend class does not exempt students from tuition charges, and reimbursements will be based on the official withdrawal date on the form according to the schedule found under “Refund Policy” in the “Finances and Student Accounts” section of the Davis College Catalog.

REQUEST FOR INCOMPLETE

Requests for extension of courses (a request for an “Incomplete”) will be considered on a case by case basis. The form below must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar. If approval is granted, students will be assessed a surcharge for each course involved.

STUDENT MINISTRY FORM

Complete this form to receive Student Ministry Credit. Please complete one form for each student ministry in which you were involved.