Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1874
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Frequent examinations will be held to test progress in study, and to letermine each student's fitness to remain in his classes. The University nsists on thoroughness in its own proper studies. Eegular examinations of all the classes are made at the close of each term. A record is kept of the standing of each student, and from this bis final certificate of graduation is made up.
Under the law, any one who remains a year at the University, and maintains a satisfactory standing in his studies and in character, is entitled, on leaving the University, to a certificate of studies and standing. The full certificate of the University will be given to those only who have satisfactorily completed a four years' course in some one of the colleges. Each certificate will state the college and course pursued, the actual studies taken, and the number of terms, with standing in each marked on a scale of 100. Hence, each diploma will have just so much value as the student shall have given it, by a more or less thorough mastery of his studies.
To prevent pecuniary loss to those living at a distance, not prepared to enter the University, but who might come, hoping to pass the examinations for admission, the following arrangement has been made: County Superintendents of Schools will be furnished with questions and instructions for the examination of candidates, and those who pass creditably will, when they present the Superintendent's certificate to that effect, be admitted to the University Classes. They will pay their fees, but their Matriculation Papers may be withheld until they shall have passed the regular examinations of the first term of their attendance. Applicants not personally known to a Superintendent must present to him introductory letters, and satisfy him as to their moral character.
DORMITORIES AND BOARD.
There are in the several University Buildings about one hundred private rooms, which are rented to the students who first apply. Each room is of ample size for two students, and is without furniture, as it is thought best that the students shall provide their own. There are many boarding houses near the University, where either table board, or board and rooms can be obtained, with the advantages of the family circle. Boarding clubs are also formed by the students, by which the cost of meals may be reduced to $2 per week. Many students prefer to prepare their own meals, and thus reduce expenses still farther. Coal is purchased at wholesale, and furnished to the students at cost For estimated expenses see page 48.