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Office of the Registrar
Amherst College, P. O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000
Telephone: 413-542-2226 Fax:413-542-2327
Office Hours: Monday- Friday 8:30 - 4:30, (Memorial Day through Labor Day 8:00 - 4:00)
The Registrar holds OPEN HOUR the first Tuesday of the month from 1:00-2:00PM, Stop In!
The Registrar's Office is located in Room 101 of Converse Hall, the brick building with pillars on the southeast corner of the intersection of Route 9 and Route 116. The Five College bus stop is just a few feet down the street from Converse, adjacent to the parking lot. Parking in front of the building and in the lot is by permit only. Parking information for visiting students.
Student Attendance Verification
Amherst College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and
degree verifications. The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:
Mail: National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171
Midterm Grade Submission Deadline Friday, March 14, 2014
As we approach the midpoint of the semester, We are requesting submission of midterm grades for students currently earning grades of "D" or "F". Submission of Midterm Grades and your comments may be done via ACDATA. Please follow the instructions for Online Midterm Grade Submission by Friday, March 14, 2014.
The purpose of midterm grades is to assist students and those who advise them. Any observations you have made will also be useful. The online midterm grading form includes grade reasons to choose from and a box titled Comments for Deans/CAS for your own observations. These reasons and comments will be most helpful to your colleagues on the Committee for Academic Standing. While the committee does not take official action at midterm, they do discuss all students who are reported to be having academic difficulties. The committee cannot help students who are not brought to their attention. Faculty may also write comments directly to students and their advisor(s). Comments in the box marked Comments for Students/Advisors will go to students and all active advisors. Comments in the Comments for Deans will NOT go to students and advisors and comments submitted in the Comments for Studenst/Advisors will NOT go to the Deans or CAS.
Please help the Committee on Academic Standing to help the students by reporting any and all students who thus far have earned a grade of "D" or "F". If we do not receive midterm grades from you by Friday, March 14, 2014 we will assume all students in your classes are performing satisfactorily this semester.
Those who wish to use paper copy, please contact the Registrar's Office at X 2226.
(You will also find instructions for midterm grade submission in the menu on the left under Faculty Information and Online Midterm Grade Submission.)
HONORS RECOMMENDATIONS AND SENIOR HONORS GRADES
Class of 2014 Senior Honors grades are due on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. These grades may be entered on-line at AC Data. If your department has chosen the full-year grading option, simply submit the full-year grade as the spring grade and the Registrar’s Office will ensure that the same grade is recorded for both of the student's Senior Honors semesters.
Latin honors recommendations are also due on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Recommendations for all majors except Interdisciplinary and Independent Scholar should be submitted through the department. Recommendations for Interdisciplinary and Independent Scholar honorees should be sent by the committee chairperson and signed by all members of the committee. All Latin Honors recommendations must be sent or delivered to the Registrar’s Office in time to reach us by May 6.
A recommendation for summa cum laude must be accompanied by a letter from the thesis advisor or department, signed by the other members of the thesis committee and approved by the department chair, documenting the merits of the thesis.
Recommendations of summa for interdisciplinary theses are expected to be unanimous. If a member of an interdisciplinary thesis committee disagrees with the committee’s recommendation of summa, he or she should write a separate letter to the Committee of Six expressing his or her dissenting views. This letter also must reach the Registrar's Office by Tuesday, May 6, 2014, preferably as an attachment to the majority recommendation.
Please note that all recommendations for students with an Interdisciplinary major require signatures of the entire advisory committee, not just the chair.
It is CRITICAL that Senior Honors grades be submitted online and recommendations for Latin honors be delivered to the Registrar's Office by the deadline. In addition, thesis-writing students should be reminded that their theses are also due in the Registrar’s Office on Tuesday, May 6, 2014
For all critical end-of-year dates please see Academic Deadlines.