Students who find that no Albion-approved program meets their academic needs may petition the OCP Advisory Committee for a one-time-only approval of a program not on the approved list. A strong petition will include the following:
- Student letter, approximately 200 words, that describes the proposed program. Include how the program meets specific academic/career/personal goals; courses the student proposes to take and how they fit into the degree plan and major; review of program dates in relationship to Albion College dates; program cost, broken down by tuition/fees, housing, and other costs; housing arrangements; on-site support services; extra-curricular activities and excursions; any other information relevant to the evaluation of the program.
- Student statement of other Albion-approved programs considered, and why these would not meet the student's needs.
- Academic department chair and/or academic adviser letters of support, including their assessment of adding a new program.