MITCommittee on Academic Performance

About the Committee

The Committee on Academic Performance (CAP) is a standing committee of the Faculty concerned with the academic performance of undergraduates. It makes recommendations to the Faculty on such matters as minimum academic standards, calendar changes, examinations, and grading, in consultation with the Committee on Graduate Programs on those matters which also relate to graduate students.

The Committee acts on petitions from individual undergraduate students relating to changes in registration or exceptions to established academic standards. It also reviews applications for readmission at the undergraduate level.

At the conclusion of each regular examination period, the Committee meets with representatives of the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education and of the academic departments, in order to review the academic records of undergraduate students and to take appropriate action in the name of the Faculty.

The Committee presents to the Faculty its recommendations on candidates to be awarded Bachelor's degrees, and an annual summary of its actions.