December Graduates | Conduct | Declaring a Major | Declaring a Minor
To graduate from Earlham College with the Bachelor of Arts degree, students must
Seniors who plan to complete their degree by December of an academic year must be within 16 credit hours of degree completion. The student must submit a petition to the Registrar outlining a plan of completion with approval from their academic adviser prior to March 1 of the intended year of completion.
Students completing credits for the Earlham degree by transferring work may transfer only less than a semester of credits, and need to have met the residency requirement and to be in good academic standing as defined by the Academic Advisory Committee. Therefore, students on Probation or Final Probation cannot complete their degree by transfer work. Requests for exceptions to this policy may be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs.
An Earlham degree testifies not only to a student's academic accomplishments, but to a student's good conduct. The College may refuse the degree to a student who, despite completing all academic requirements for the degree, has demonstrated willful disregard for Earlham's social policies, as described in Principles and Practices. Students who are charged with violating a College policy (whether academic or social), or a law, should expect that the degree may be withheld until all appropriate judicial processes have been completed.
Students who plan to declare a minor must have declared their major and submitted the form to the Registrar's Office for approval. Please review each of the requirements with the Academic Department or Program. Earlham allows students to apply for an independent, self-designed minor. With departmental approval, the minor must be submitted to the Registrar's Office for approval by the end of the mid-semester break of the Spring Semester of the Senior year.