Academic Regulations Committee
The USF St. Petersburg Academic Regulations Committee (ARC) is responsible for serving as an undergraduate academic regulatory board for students who are designated as USF St. Petersburg students and wish to be exempted from an Undergraduate Academic Policy. The Committee is authorized to act both individually and collectively in responding to student petitions.
Students may petition the Committee for exceptions to University policy such as course adds or drops outside the designated add/drop period, re-admission to the University, and withdrawals from the University for medical or other extenuating circumstances.
Since any student has the right to appeal academic decisions, there is also an Academic Appeal Board to hear and adjudicate appeals to ARC decisions. The ARC Appeal Board is the final point of petition for a student – there is no higher authority.
Students should contact their Academic Advisor if considering an ARC Petition.