Students seeking exception to the academic policies or regulations of the College may submit an online petition to the Academic Administrative Board. Petitions are due one week prior to the scheduled AAB meeting date as referenced within the online petition form. The Board meets bi-weekly during each semester. The Board is comprised of the Dean of Studies, the Registrar, the Class Deans, and three faculty members.
Students who wish to petition the Board must first consult with the Dean for their class year. Amy Rodgers (2019), Alison Hopkins (2020 & 2021) and Kim Parent (2022) may be reached by calling the Academic Deans Office at 413-538-3610. If you have questions about the petitioning process, please contact Marianne Taylor, Senior Administrative Assistant.
Once you have consulted your class dean, you may submit your petition electronically via this online form. Petitions must be received one week prior to the posted meeting date by noon as noted above. Petitions received after this deadline will be added to the following meeting's agenda. Students will receive a confirmation and further instructions once the petition has been submitted. The Board’s decision will be sent via email within 48 hours of the meeting.