Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2011-2012

Introduction and Student Responsibility

Students are expected to have read this section of the catalog and to be generally familiar with academic rules. Students are expected to consult this section of the catalog and follow the procedures that are outlined herein when the appropriate time in their academic tenure approaches.

For example, a student who is within a year of graduating should review the graduation section and comply with the time table for petitioning to graduate. Frequently, the phrase "nobody told me" is used as justification for an appeal to a specific rule. Such justification is not acceptable.

In a pedagogical setting, students are expected to develop the ability to read and follow instructions as part of their educational experience. Academic advisors are available to help students interpret what they've read and to encourage appropriate actions. However, it is the student's responsibility to ask questions when in doubt, and to seek out information from official sources rather than to allow rumor to dictate actions.