Alternatives to the Stretch
A student may have academic or athletic commitments making it difficult or impossible to participate in the Stretch (EARS 45, 46, 47). However, a student may still complete an Earth Sciences or Environmental Earth Sciences major, without the Stretch, by satisfactorily completing an alternative approved by the Chair or the EARS academic advisor. For example, a student may decide to take the Stretch as a fifth fall term. Or the student could enroll in a summer field geology course offered by another university and transfer the course credit(s) to Dartmouth. Students anticipating difficulty scheduling the Stretch during their junior or senior fall term should speak with the Chair or the EARS academic advisor as soon as possible to explore the range of alternative plans.