PURPOSE AND TASKS OF THE CAP
The CAP is a standing faculty committee concerned with the academic
performance of all undergraduates. Its work can be divided into
Review of Petitions Requesting a Change
to Student's Academic Record
The Committee acts on petitions from individual
undergraduates requesting exceptions to established academic standards.
Petitions often seen by the Committee include requests
to add or drop a subject after the Institute deadline,
to change the registration of a subject from grades to P/D/F
status after the Insititute deadline, and
to exceed a credit limit.
Petitions are considered on an individual basis and carefully
reviewed. For more information, visit Petition
Enforcement of Credit Limits
Credit limits exist for freshmen, students taking subjects during
IAP and students on academic warning. The Committee considers
petitions from students requesting permission to exceed their
credit limit, and adjusts the registrations of those students
who do not comply with their limit within a reasonable period
of time. For more information, visit Credit
End of Term Academic Review
The Committee reviews the academic performance of all undergraduates
at the conclusion of the fall and spring terms. The CAP makes
decisions regarding academic warnings and required withdrawals
from MIT during its end of term meetings. For more information,
visit End of Term Academic Review.
Degree Candidate Review
The CAP makes recommendations on candidates to be awarded S.B.
degrees in September, February and June, at the conclusion of
Recommendations to the Faculty
The Committee also makes recommendations to the faculty on matters
relating to academic standards, examinations, degree requirements