Where are the official University policies available?
The official academic policies are available in the college catalog. The college catalog is revised every two years. However, "you will be subject to the academic policies in effect during the semester you matriculate." You are matriculated in the semester for which you register and start a degree seeking program. Essentially, the policies are effective according to the year and semester you were admitted.
When are grades issued and where are they sent?
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, commonly known as the Buckley Amendment, students are provided with privacy safeguards of their educational records. The University issues reports of progress including grades, written evaluations, and letters of warning directly to the student. You may have access to all information pertaining to your educational records and academic status. During your freshman year, you will also receive early warning reports. These reports, which do not become part of your academic record, are intended to warn you about classes which you are in danger of failing. The early warning report notification is emailed to your university email account and mailed to your permanent address. Certain groups of students will continue to receive these reports after their freshman year. Students can view their grades online at the student services intranet site https://info.ship.edu.