Academic Policies

Policies regarding registration, matriculation, academic progress and status and graduation are explained here.

Academic Integrity
Academic dishonesty is prohibited in The City University of New York. Penalties for academic dishonesty include academic sanctions, such as failing or otherwise reduced grades, and/or disciplinary sanctions, including suspension or expulsion from the College.

Academic Probation And Retention
Academic Probation and Retention refers to the criteria used for determining whether or not students can return to the college and continue their studies, and under what conditions are students placed on probation.

Classification and Change of Status
"Classification and Change of Status" refers to information about qualifying for the resident tuition, declaring and changing majors, students' classification and standing and taking leaves of absence.

Grading Policies
The "Grading Policies" page lists grades and their numerical values and equivalents, passing and failing grades and special grades. Also listed are the method for computing grade point averages (GPA's) as well as procedures for appealing grades and repeating courses.

Graduation Requirements
Graduation Requirements include the amount and type of coursework required of students (generally and for their majors), the CPE Exam students must pass and the procedures they must follow in order to graduate. Also included are alternative ways of earning some of the credits necessary for graduation.

Procedure for Handling Student Complaints about Faculty Conduct in Formal Academic Settings
The procedure for handling student complaints about faculty conduct in formal academic settings was adopted by the Board of Trustees effective February 1, 2007. The University and its Colleges view academic freedom as being very important, but at the same time want to recognize their responsibility to provide students with a procedure for addressing complaints about faculty treatment of students that are not protected by academic freedom.

Registration
Under "Registration" is included information about enrolling in, withdrawing from and auditing courses. Also included are informationa and policies about attendance, the pass/fail option and concurrent attendance at another institution.