What We Do:

The Academic Affairs Committee is dedicated to any and all things related to your academic career here at Mac! We are here to represent you in areas relating to policy, practices, and proposals of an academic nature. We also address areas relating to admissions and financial aid, academic buildings and facilities, the academic advising system, and tenure/personnel policies of the faculty.

2024-2025 Members:

Tristan Niedzielski (chair), Elizabeth Ekstrand, Aditya Choubal

Advisors: Emi Menk (Cabinet/AAC Advisor/EPC Advisor): [email protected]

AAC Graduate School Application Test (GSAT) Program:

The Macalester College Student Government’s Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) sets aside twenty-five $100 grants each semester to help cover the burden of students’ graduate school admissions test costs, which can be read about in full in this bill. To be eligible for the program you must be a full-time student, a junior or a senior (by graduation year, not credits), and in good standing with the College.

Eligible admissions tests:
– Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
– Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
– Dental Admissions Test (DAT)
– Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
– Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)
– Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

The GSAT Program Application Link can be found here.

Priority will be given to students with the highest demonstrated need as determined by the Financial Aid office. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information.

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Find out more about the Textbook Reserve Program, see a list of textbooks on reserve, or request that a textbook be purchased as part of the program.

Visit the Macalester Registrar’s website for academic calendars, class schedules, and more. 

Make sure you’re on track to meet Macalester’s graduation requirements.

Not sure what counts for certain requirements? Double check the list of current Courses that Satisfy General Education Requirements

Join over one-third of current Mac students who use the MAX Center, the perfect place to turn for guidance and advice when it comes to writing papers, getting chem or math help for tricky classes, or general study help.

Academic related Campus Committees:
Classrooms and Learning Facilities Advisory Committee
IGC Student Council