The Lafayette Common Course of Study (CCS) was revised by the faculty in 2012 to create an all-inclusive core. The CCS establishes an outcome-based, all-inclusive academic core that will evolve and change as we review how well we are accomplishing what we aspire to teach our students.
To learn more about Lafayette’s CCS click here.
Lafayette students often need to petition for permission for a variety of academic reasons.
To learn more about the petition process click here.
Lafayette participates in the Advanced Placement examination program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Candidates who are interested in receiving course credit and placement in advanced classes should take the AP examinations given in May of each year.
Learn more about AP and IB Exams.
In general, all courses must be comparable to those offered by Lafayette. Courses that are vocational, professional, experiential, etc. are not eligible for transfer. A maximum of 16 (18 for BS Engineering) course credits/units will be awarded in transfer.
Learn more about transfer credits
Internships are offered by several academic departments and involve practical, hands-on experience at jobs generally outside the College community. Academic departments and programs that offer internship courses for credit include A.B. engineering, art, economics, English, environmental studies, film and media studies, government and law, history, music, psychology, and theater.
Learn more about internships.
Review the steps that you are required to take in order to submit your CEP Course Proposal Form successfully. Proposals must be signed by the department head and when necessary, memos from appropriate department heads and program chairs.
Learn more about CEP course proposal form
The College Catalog includes information about academic programs and policies, majors, courses, special academic opportunities, graduation requirements, course registration, progress toward a degree, advising, academic services, library resources, information technology services, prizes for academic achievement and leadership, and more.
Access the college catalog archive.
Review the steps that are required to submit nominations forms. Find out the academic requirements in order to receive these awards.
Learn more about department/program honors
Voting is not only your right; it’s your responsibility. The National Voter Registration Act strives to make it possible for every member of the Lafayette community to register right on our campus, where they work and study. This gives us a chance to dramatically increase the number of voters in our college communities.
Learn more about voter registration information
The LVAIC consortium allows current students to cross register for courses at participating institutions. Students should contact the Registrar’s Office for details.
To foster an environment that is inclusive and that encourages self-expression, Lafayette College has established a policy whereby any College community member may use a preferred first name.