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effective 11/2018

The Albright Cultural Experience

The Albright Cultural Experience is a general studies requirement that must be completed in order to graduate.

A full-time day student must attend sixteen events by the end of the sophomore year to complete the Experience requirement. If a student does not complete the requirement by the end of the sophomore year, he or she may be placed on academic probation. A student will be removed from academic probation when he or she attends the sixteenth event.

A student who transfers to Albright as a sophomore must attend eight events by the end of the sophomore year to complete the Experience requirement. A student who transfers as a junior is not required to complete the Experience requirement.

In case of hardship, a student may petition the Experience Committee for a reduction in required events from sixteen to eight; a student also may petition the committee for permission to substitute off-campus cultural events for any or all of those required.

Beginning with the class of 2010, students who complete the Experience requirement by the end of the sophomore year will receive a Quality (Q) grade for the Experience on their transcripts. Students who do not complete the Experience requirement by the end of the sophomore year will receive an Incomplete (I) grade on their transcripts. Students who complete the Experience requirements by the end of their junior year will have the “I” grade replaced by a “Q” grade. Students who do not complete the Experience by the junior year will have the “I” replaced by a Failure (F) grade. The “F” will not be calculated into the GPA, but will remain permanently on the transcript. Students who complete the Experience requirement by the end of their senior year will have the Experience listed a second time (as if they took the course a second time) with a “Q” grade. Students who do not complete the Experience events will not graduate.