The Academic Standards Committee is composed of members of the Bethany faculty charged with the responsibility of developing policies and procedures for the equitable and efficient administration of the academic machinery in such areas as attendance, the grading system, and academic standards. The Committee reviews students’ academic records to apply College policies on such matters as academic standing, probation, eligibility, and dismissal. It evaluates and acts on student appeals for exemptions from established policies except that students who have not completed all degree requirements by the time final grades are due will not be permitted to participate in graduation activities that include but are not limited to the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies, including ‘walking’ with the class at these activities. The only exceptions will be in the case of students who need to fulfill the 128-credits minimum and are short by three credits, and who have presented acceptable evidence that they are enrolled in an approved Summer Term course at an accredited institution in the summer immediately subsequent to the term of the graduation ceremonies in question. ‘Acceptable evidence’ and ‘approved Summer Term course’ will be determined by the Registrar.