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Academic Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual

The Academic Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (AAPPM) provides guidance on the implementation of Senate and University policies and procedures concerning undergraduate education at Penn State. 

The Administrative Council on Undergraduate Education (ACUE) is responsible for the design of academic and administrative policies and procedures that support the University's undergraduate education goals and objectives.  Within the framework of Senate and University policies, ACUE formulates the formal implementation that guides the offering, delivery, and assessment of academic programs and learning opportunities, the admission and enrollment of undergraduate students, and other related matters.

ACUE is the principal administrative advisory agency to the President, Executive Vice President and Provost, Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education, and the academic deans of the colleges, Outreach, and the University Libraries on administrative matters that impact undergraduate education across the University. 

Recent Policy and Procedure Changes

Policies and Procedures go into effect upon approval by ACUE. Any exceptions to this will be noted at the bottom of the policy, after the approval date.

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Recently policy and procedure changes
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E-9: Educational Credit for Training Programs in Noncollegiate Organizations Policy Update 10-1-2020

Senate Policy:  42-99, Educational Credit for Training Programs in Noncollegiate Organizations

E-6: National and International Standardized Testinge Policy Update 10-1-2020

Senate Policy:  42-92, Advanced Placement Program of the College Board

Senate Policy: 42-94, College-Level Examination Program of the College Board

Senate Policy: 42-96, International Secondary Schooling and International Baccalaureate Program

Senate Policy 42-98 Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

E-11: Class Attendance Policy Update 10-1-2020

Senate Policy: 42-27, Class Attendance

B-6: College, Campus, and Administrative Advising Information and Communications Policy Update 6-4-2020

Senate Policy:  32-10, The University's Advising Program

B-4: Assignment of Advisers Policy Update 6-4-2020

Senate Policy:  32-40, Assignment of Adviser

B-3: Responsibilities of Advisers and Advisees Policy Update 6-4-2020

Senate Policy:  32-30, Responsibilities of Advisers and Advisees

B-2: The Nature of the University Advising Program Policy Update 6-4-2020

Senate Policy: 32-20, The Nature of the University Advising Program
Senate Policy: 32-00:  Advising Policy

B-1: Structure of the University's Advising Program Policy Update 6-4-2020

Senate Policy:  32-10, The University's Advising Program

L-2: Degree Checking Policy Update 6-4-2020

Senate Policy: 82-60 Exceptions to Degree Requirements
Senate Policy: 86-00 Candidates' Responsibilities and Options

G-11: Alternative Grading New Policy 7-2-2020

Senate Policy 49-70 Supplemental Satisfactory Grade/Passing Grade/No Grade

G-10: Grade Mediation and Adjudication Policy Update 12-5-2019

Senate Policy: 47-20, Basis for Grades

C-7: Course Repeats Policy Update 11-7-2019

Senate Policy: 47-80, Repeating Courses

H-2: Undergraduate Grade Forgiveness New Policy 11-7-2019

Senate Policy: 47-80, Repeating Courses

C-5: Lack of Prerequisites, Concurrent Courses, or Course Duplication Policy revised 8-1-2019

Senate Policy:  34-58, Course Availability and Senate Policy:  34-60, Prerequisites, Concurrent Courses, Co-requisite Courses, and Recommended Preparation

A-2: Transfer Student and Transfer Course Processes Policy revised 8-1-2019 Senate Policy:  06-30, Advanced Standing Admission as a Baccalaureate Degree Candidate and Senate Policy:  06-70, Advanced Standing Admission as an Associate Degree Candidate
H-3: Recovery Points Policy revised and re-instated 7-11-2019 Senate Policy:  51-70, Grade-Point Deficiency