Academic Policies

Academic policies are set by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the academic administration of individual schools within the Arts and Sciences.

Students in the School of General Studies are expected to familiarize themselves with GS policies. Students seeking clarity on academic policies relevant to or beyond those stated on the GS website should consult with their GS advisors.

The Joint Committee on Instruction (COI) for GS and Columbia College reviews and sets curriculum and academic policies, while the GS Committee on Academic Standing (CAS) ensures that all students comply with the academic and administrative policies of the School. See the School Governance page for further information.