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d. Such recommendations, however, do not automatically constitute grounds for a WH. The
         Committee will in all cases consider the instructor's evaluation of the student's work in
         the course before the onset of the illness or emergency as well as the circumstances on
         which the student has based their petition. The Committee reserves the right to consult
         with anyone whom the student offers as a recommender or corroborator. Students on
         Probation or Probationary Suspension do have the right to petition for a WH, and their
         petitions will be considered in the same way as any other student's.

10. Students may add and drop parallel courses as follows:
    a. During the first three days of the first Block, a student may replace parallel courses with
         one single-Block course.
    b. Between the 15th and 21st days (normally the third Friday and the fifth Wednesday) as in
         item 6 above, if the student retains one of the parallel courses, he or she may add in the
         second Block of the parallel sequence only a half-credit independent study or a vacation
         Block. If the student drops both parallel courses, the student may add one single-term
         course in what would have been the second Block of the sequence.
    c. On the 33rd day (the 15th day of the second Block) as in item 6.

11. Students who register for a course that requires an additional fee, e.g., a course taught off
    campus or one that involves field trips or special provisions, and later decide not to enroll
    must notify the instructor and the Registrar before the instructor's final deadline or, if no
    such deadline has been announced, then at least 60 days before the course is scheduled to
    begin. Students who drop after this deadline are liable for payment of the full cost of the
    program. Instructors calculate the cost of a trip, make reservations, and order materials
    based on anticipated enrollments. The loss of even one student may result in higher costs for
    the other participants or in the College being charged a penalty by hotels, airlines, and
    cooperating agencies.

Reduced Programs

Students, other than seniors and those in the Continuing Education Program, who wish to enroll
for fewer than eight Block credits in an academic year must obtain the permission of the
Academic Standing Committee. Permission is usually granted if the student will (1) gain
additional educational or professional experience related to the major or field of concentration,
or (2) resolve physical, psychological, personal, or financial problems that may otherwise
prevent her or him from continuing at Cornell, or (3) had reason to drop a course on day 2 or
day 3 and could not add another, so long as this will not impact a student’s satisfactory academic
progress. The petition must also contain a description of how and where the student plans to
spend the Blocks when he or she will not be taking classes at Cornell. Students on reduced
programs surrender, during those Blocks when they are not taking courses, the privileges of
regularly enrolled students and are, therefore, not necessarily permitted to live in College
housing, to use College facilities, and participation in any Cornell-sponsored extracurricular
activities in ways that are not also open to the general public may be restricted. Students on
reduced programs may not transfer to Cornell any coursework taken at another school during
the regular academic year (September through May). The financial aid of students on reduced
programs will be affected and such students should discuss the implications with the Financial
Assistance Office.

(See also Leave of Absence; see Other Off-Campus Study [999] for Academic Leaves of

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