Completion of Work in Absentia

STUDENT HANDBOOK: Academics and Field Work Term

Only in exceptional cases may a student be permitted to fulfill final degree requirements elsewhere (in absentia). Applications are due by July 15 for the fall term and by January 15 for the spring term. A member of the Office of the Provost will review and determine requests for completion of work in absentia, normally in consultation with the faculty. Generally, only up to one term of credit may be granted for work done in absentia.

If the student proposes completing advanced work in absentia, which requires the supervision of Bennington faculty members, the Dean of the College (or designee) will assign a faculty member to provide guidance and certify completion of the agreed program. Fees are charged during the in-absentia period for administrative and faculty work.