Answers to all of the questions below can be found in the Scripps College Catalog. These abbreviated answers are intended to facilitate advising, not eliminate the use of the Catalog. Moreover, students may petition to the Committee on Academic Review (CAR) for any special circumstances.
What is the lowest passing letter grade?
D is the lowest acceptable grade.
What is my GPA on a 4-pt scale?
Divide by 3 to get the 4-pt equivalent.
If a student is a double major, how many courses may count for both majors?
No more than two courses.
May a course double count for a major and a minor?
Yes, a single course may double count (but never triple count).
How many requirements may be fulfilled by any one course?
Two only (e.g., GWS and social science but not GWS, social science, and race/ethnic; or history major requirement and race/ethnic but not history major requirement, race/ethnic, and social science).
What courses satisfy the Race & Ethnic Studies requirement?
See course area SC Race & Ethnic Studies GE on the current course schedule. Race and Ethnic Studies courses must be approved by Faculty Executive Committee. A comprehensive list of approved Race and Ethnic Studies courses can be found on the Registrar web site. Students may petition to CAR to have a course added to the list.
May a student satisfy any of her General Education requirements (e.g., women’s studies, race and ethnicity, etc.) within the CORE curriculum?
Does Introduction to Neuroscience satisfy the Scripps breadth requirement in Science?
Does Computer Science satisfy the science GE?
When must a student finish her GE requirements?
Students must complete all GE requirements by the end of the first semester of the senior year.
Will AP or IB credit satisfy any GE, major, or minor requirements?
What grade point average does a student need to graduate?
What is the residence requirement for graduation?
What courses may be transferred to Scripps?
What constitutes academic probation for a student?
What does a student need to do to get off academic probation?
She must achieve a semester GPA 6.0 (C) average and a passing grade in each at least 3 full, letter-graded courses each semester until the cumulative GPA is above 6.0, and meet any additional probation terms set by the Committee on Academic Review.
How many courses may a student register for at pre-registration?
May all students petition for Independent Studies?
No. Seniors, juniors, and second-semester sophomores may petition enrollments in independent study courses. Independent Study is not available for First Years.
Is the language requirement the equivalent of 3 semesters for all languages?
How many semesters of language does a student need before she studies abroad?
It depends upon the program she plans to attend. Generally speaking, three semesters are required. However, many programs require four semesters. The student should check with the foreign language department and SAGE for this requirement.
For how many independent study courses may a student register?
A maximum of the equivalent to 4 course credits in independent studies and internships combined will count toward degree requirements.
When do students declare their major?
What should I tell students about taking courses pass/fail?
Do students get credit for taking physical education courses?
Physical education activities for which students register and receive a grade of pass will receive one-quarter course credit. A total of 1.0 of accumulated PE credit may be counted toward graduation.
When sending a student to the registrar’s office, whom should she see?
For a general answer, students may ask any of the staff in the registrar’s office. For more specific concerns, students may request an appointment by contacting the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.