A minimum of 128 semester credit hours, with a 2.00 cumulative grade point average. Of the 128 credit hours, 64 must be earned in residence, and no more than 16 may be in courses taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory. For students entering in Fall, 2009 or later, seven semesters of full-time college-level study are required with four semesters, including the last one, spent on the Colby campus. For students who entered before Fall, 2009, eight full-time semesters are required with four semesters, including the last two, spent on the Colby campus.
(1) Composition/Writing: English 115 or equivalent "W1" course.
(2) Foreign language (see catalogue): Any modern language course numbered
above 126 (unless otherwise noted in catalogue) or GK131 or LT131.
(3) Area: one course in each of these areas - arts (A), historical studies
(H), literature (L), quantitative reasoning (Q), social sciences (S); 2 courses
in natural sciences (N), one of which must include laboratory; and two courses which deal with diversity issues, one as they relate to the United States (U) and one non-U.S. (I).
(4) January Programs: three if in residence for seven or more semesters; two if in residence for six or fewer semesters.
(5) Residence: a full-time student for at least four semesters, to include the last semester (for students entering in Fall, 2009 or later). A senior is defined as a student who has earned at least 90 credits in at least six full-time semesters.
(6) Wellness: four of seven lectures and the web-based AlcoholEdu course in the first year. Wellness units do not earn academic credit hours.
(7) Major field of study (see catalogue, or consult major department).
To register for more than 20 credit hours in a semester a student needs written permission from the faculty advisor(s) and the Dean of Students.
Without the approval of all instructors involved,
registration for two or more courses scheduled to meet concurrently (even in
part) is considered a form of academic dishonesty.
S/U options must be approved by the academic advisor and filed with the
Registrar's office. These options may be revoked before a deadline specified
on the "Critical Dates and Deadlines" calendar. Only electives may be taken S/U.
All credits to be transferred toward a Colby degree must be approved
in advance by the appropriate College procedure:
(1) Foreign study or domestic exchange: Off-Campus Study Office (Eustis 105)
(2) Other courses (leave of absence or summer school): Registrar's Office
Students must be aware of official deadlines and progress toward degree
requirements. Refer to "Critical Dates and Deadlines" calendar.
last updated: 5/21/2013