The following policies and regulations, along with those of the individual colleges and programs, govern academic life at the University. In order that the programs offered reflect current advances in and additions to knowledge and changes in professional requirements, the University and each of its colleges reserves the right to change program requirements without prior notice. Unless otherwise specified, students are bound by the policies and regulations in effect when their entering class begins its first year of study. It is the responsibility of the student to know and comply with the academic policies and regulations of the University and their respective colleges. Students should consult the individual college sections of this Catalog and the special publications and guidelines issued by the colleges and departments.