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 (3 voting, 2 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||Amrita Mayavaram**|
|Ryan B. Patterson|
|Christy Salinas *|
|Lesley Nye *||* ex officio member|
|Kristin Weyman *||** alternate|
Handbook for Students
The UASH Handbook for Students (PDF) 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), but must submit it to the registrar's office in person.
- 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 If you are currently separated, withdrawn, or on leave, and seeking reinstatement, please read https://together.caltech.edu/going-to-campus.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 2021-22.
|Term / Date||Meeting Type||Petitions Due|
|Summer Term 2021|
|9:00am Wednesday, Aug 4||First Meeting Before Fall Term||Wednesday, July 28 at 1:00 pm|
|Fall Term 2021|
|1:00pm Thursday, Sept 23||First Meeting of Term||Monday, Sept 20 at 1:00pm|
|1:00pm Friday, Sept 24||Appeals Meeting||Thursday, Sept 23 at 3:00pm|
|9:00am Tuesday, Nov 23||Drop Day meeting if needed||Friday, Nov 19 at 1:00pm|
|Winter Term 2022|
|9:00am Tuesday, Jan 4||First Meeting of Term||Thursday, Dec 30 at 1:00pm|
|9:00am Friday, Jan 7||Appeals Meeting||Thursday, Jan 6 at 1:00pm|
|9:00am Thursday, Mar 3||Drop Day meeting if needed||Monday, Feb 28 at 1:00pm|
|Spring Term 2022|
|9:00am Tuesday, Mar 29||First Meeting of Term||Thursday, Mar 24 at 1:00pm|
|9:00am Friday, Apr 1||Appeals Meeting||Thursday, Mar 31 at 1:00pm|
|9:00am Wednesday, May 25||Drop Day meeting if needed||Tuesday, May 24 at 10:00am|
|9:00am Wednesday, Jun 22||Last Meeting of Spring||Monday, Jun 20 at 1:00pm|
|Summer Term 2022|
|9:00am Wednesday, Aug 3||First Meeting Before Fall Term||Wednesday, Jul 27 at 1:00pm|