Jun 12, 2024  
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog 
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Policies

Academic life at Springfield College is governed by a series of policies and regulations that ensure consistency and permit fairness to all students. These policies are under the auspices of the Office of Academic Affairs and are managed by the Office of the Registrar.  Questions regarding an academic policy should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.  The Office of the Registrar is located on the First Floor in the Administration Building and is also responsible for preparing class schedules and room assignments, assisting in the student enrollment process, compiling and maintaining grade reports and records, maintaining and issuing student transcripts, and certifying and/or verifying both enrollment and degree statuses for various stakeholders.  

Academic policies and course descriptions are subject to change and enrolled students are bound by the language within the current academic year’s catalog.  As such, students should always review this language within the most current catalog so they are making decisions and/or taking actions from up-to-date information. 

Separately, students are bound to the degree requirements listed within the catalog from the year in which they entered the College for the duration of their program.  Students who did not enter the College this academic year can use the online repository of Springfield College Catalogs to review their degree requirements in the appropriate catalog.  

Listed Academic Policies

Academic Classifications   

Academic Credit   

Academic Grievance Policy (Grade Appeal)   

Academic Honesty and Integrity    

Academic Honors   

Academic Load   

Academic Progress - Graduate   

Academic Progress - Undergraduate     

Adding and Dropping Courses   

Audit Policy   

Cancellation of Classes   

Catalog Year    

Calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA)   

Change of Major   

Class Attendance Policy   

College Consortium Agreements   


Confidentiality of Student Records  

Continuous Registration    

Course Numbering System   

Course Overload   

Course Registration   

Course Withdrawal    

Credit by Examination    

Credit Hour Definitions    

Credit Pending Grade   

Cross Registration for courses between Regional Campuses, Online, and Main Campus   

Dean’s List    

Exiting the College   

Fresh Start Policy    

Grade Change   

Grade Policy   

Graduate Credits taken as an Undergraduate   

Incomplete Grades   

International Baccalaureate Coursework   

Late Registration   

Non-Matriculated Students   

Pass-Fail Grading   

Permanent Incomplete Grades   

Posthumous Degree   

Prior Learning Assessment Policy   

Repeating a Course   

Residency Credit Requirement   

Second Bachelor’s Degree   

Student Records   

Study Abroad   

Transcript of Academic Work   

Transfer Credit