Undergraduate Academic Standards and Honors Committee
The Undergraduate Academic Standards and Honors Committee (UASH) is responsible for awarding some academic honors (the Green, Froehlich, Housner and Undergraduate Senior Thesis prizes) and for consulting on other campus-wide honors. In addition, UASH ensures that a consistent set of standards and rules is applied in academic matters involving undergraduates.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Please see below for information on reinstatement petitions and campus protocols
Processing Procedure Notes for All Petitions. Petitions can be submitted with electronic signatures or followed with emails of approval from faculty and advisors. All petitions must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the new processes, please email the registrar's office for assistance.
UASH is composed of a chair and 8 professors elected by the Caltech faculty, 5 students (2 voting, 3 alternate) selected by the Academics and Research Committee (ARC), the Registrar, and the non-voting Undergraduate Deans. The current members of UASH are:
|Faculty / Staff||Students|
|Warren C. Brown, Chair||Max Gilligan|
|Geoffrey Blake||Rachael Kim|
|Adam Blank||Geoff Pomraning**|
|Mitchell Guttman||Turner Bumbary**|
|Nicholas Hutzler||Audrey DeVault**|
|Ryan B. Patterson|
|Lesley Nye *|
|Christy Salinas *||* ex officio member|
|Kristin Weyman *||** alternate|
Handbook for Students
The UASH Handbook for Students provides students with information about how to prepare petitions for submission to UASH.
Forms to submit to UASH are available from the Deans' or Registrar's office or here in PDF format. If you download a form, you may complete it electronically (using the freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader).
- Additional E Grade
- Appeal of UASH Decision on Reinstatement
- Change of Grade
- Further Work
- Late Add
- Late Drop
- Overload (note Overload petitions go to email@example.com)
- Reinstatement: Caltech is requiring that all students follow a vaccination and booster protocol by firm deadlines. If you are currently separated, withdrawn, or on leave, and seeking reinstatement, please read https://together.caltech.edu/going-to-campus. You should also contact the deans as soon as possible for additional information about returning processes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are the scheduled meeting times for 2022-23.
|Term / Date||Meeting Type||Petitions Due|
|Summer Term 2022|
|9:00am Wednesday, Aug 3||First Meeting Before Fall Term||Wednesday, July 27 at 1:00 pm|
|Fall Term 2022|
|1:00pm Thursday, Sept 22||First Meeting of Term||Monday, Sept 19 at 1:00pm|
|1:00pm Friday, Sept 23||Appeals Meeting||Thursday, Sept 22 at 3:00pm|
|9:00am Tuesday, Nov 29||Drop Day meeting if needed||Friday, Nov 25 at 1:00pm|
|Winter Term 2023|
|9:00am Thursday, Jan 5||First Meeting of Term||Monday, Jan 2 at 1:00pm|
|9:00am Friday, Jan 6||Appeals Meeting||Thursday, Jan 5 at 1:00pm|
|9:00am Tuesday, Feb 28||Drop Day meeting if needed||Thursday, Feb 23 at 1:00pm|
|Spring Term 2023|
|9:00am Tuesday, Apr 4||First Meeting of Term||Thursday, Mar 30 at 1:00pm|
|9:00am Friday, Apr 7||Appeals Meeting||Thursday, Apr 6 at 1:00pm|
|9:00am Wednesday, May 31||Drop Day meeting if needed||Tuesday, May 30 at 10:00am|
|9:00am Wednesday, Jun 28||Last Meeting of Spring||Monday, Jun 26 at 1:00pm|
|Summer Term 2023|
|9:00am Wednesday, Aug 2||First Meeting Before Fall Term||Wednesday, Jul 26 at 1:00pm|