Graduation Requirements

Academic Standing

Academic Credits

The unit of academic credit at Cazenovia College is the semester credit. For studio or laboratory courses, the time in class, laboratory, or studio is doubled. Cazenovia College certifies to the state of New York that each semester credit awarded meets or exceeds the minimum amount of instructional time required. Full-time students are allowed to take between 12 and 18 credits per semester, fall and spring, for the set tuition rate.

Developmental Credits

Based on the results of entrance examinations, entering students may be required to take developmental courses (for example, EN 100D Fundamentals of College Writing, SM 100D Fundamentals of College Mathematics) to bring their academic skills up to college level. These courses count toward full-time status for financial and athletic eligibility but do not count as academic credit toward the degree. The grade received in these courses is factored into students‘ grade point averages (GPA). Students should note carefully the following guidelines:

• Entering students who test into developmental courses must enroll in these courses for their first semester at the college;

• Students who fail a developmental course must retake it in the next regular academic semester (fall or spring);

• Students who take a developmental course twice and fail it twice during the regular academic year (two fourteen week semesters) will be dismissed from the College at the end of that second fourteen week term.

• Students who do not successfully complete all developmental course requirements by the end of their first regular academic year will be dismissed from the College at the end of that academic year.

• Dismissed students may appeal for readmission once they have passed an equivalent course at another institution.

Academic Course Load

Students must take a minimum of 12 credits to qualify for full-time status; however, it is recommended that students enroll in at least 15 credits per semester in order to earn the necessary credits to remain in academic good standing.

Students receiving financial aid must maintain full-time status at all times in order to remain eligible for aid. See Financial Aid section for more information on financial aid and credits.

Students must be enrolled full time, maintaining at least 12 credits, in order to live in the College residence halls. Students dropping below 12 credits during a semester forfeit their right to live in the residence halls. Special consideration may be given in consultation with the dean of Student Life.

Students who expect to complete a baccalaureate degree within 4 years should enroll in 15 academic credits (see below) per semester (30 academic credits for the year). Baccalaureate degrees require a minimum of 120 credits. Developmental courses, described above, do not count toward the 120 credits for graduation. Students enrolled in programs requiring more than 120 credits may, on occasion, have to complete more than 15 credits per semester.

Overloads

Students should discuss their credit loads with their academic advisers. Credits in excess of 18 will require the approval of the vice president for Academic Affairs and will require additional tuition at the per credit rate (see financial services section for tuition and fees). Students enrolled in their first semester and/or those with a class standing of one (freshmen), must obtain the approval of the vice president for Academic Affairs in order to register for credits in excess of 17.

Class Standing

Student class standing is dependent on the number of earned academic credits. This number influences financial aid eligibility as well as the courses that students are permitted to take.

Freshmen : 0-29 credits completed
Sophomores: 30-59 credits completed
Juniors: 60-89 credits completed
Seniors: 90 credits completed

Courses are offered on a 100 through 400 numerical basis.

Freshmen courses: 100 – 199
Sophomore courses: 200 – 299
Junior courses: 300 – 399
Senior courses: 400 – 499

Developmental courses that do not carry academic credit are numbered 099 - 100D.

Students may take courses one year higher than their class standing, for example, sophomores may take junior (300) level courses with appropriate preparation.

Students who do not accumulate academic credits toward graduation at an appropriate rate will receive an advisory letter from the Academic Affairs Office and may be subject to dismissal.

Grades

Students receive a letter grade in each course taken. Courses numbered 099 and 100D receive letter grades ("A"- "F") but are not counted as credits toward the degree. However, 100D course grades are included in the student‘s term and cumulative grade point average.

All courses graded Pass on a Pass/Fail basis are certified to be a "C" grade or better. In all other courses, grades of "A" (outstanding), "B" (superior), "C" (satisfactory), "D" (deficient) or "F" (failing) are given. An instructor may add a plus or minus to indicate a student‘s relative position. (There are no "A+" or "D-" grades.) An "I" indicates that the student will not receive a grade until the work is completed within a specified time period. "W" indicates withdrawal from a course; "WP" indicates withdrawal with a passing grade, "WF" withdrawal with a failing grade, and "WV" indicates a course waiver. Grades of "W", "WP/WF", and "WV" are not calculated into grade point averages.

Letter grades are assigned numerical quality points for the purpose of determining a student‘s grade point average.

A

4.0

C+

2.3

F

0.0

A-

3.7

C

2.0

I

0.0

B+

3.3

C-

1.7

W

0.0

B

3.0

D+

1.3

WP/WF

0.0

B-

2.7

D

1.0

WV

0.0

 

These quality points are multiplied by the number of credits a course carries to determine the student‘s total quality points. A three-credit course, for example, in which a student earns a grade of "C+", earns 6.9 quality points. The grade point average is then determined by dividing the total number of quality points earned in all the courses by the total number of credits attempted. The following illustrates the process:

Course

Grade

Equivalent

Credits Attempted/Earned

Quality Points

English

A

4.0

3/3

12.0

History

A-

3.7

3/3

11.1

Biology

C-

1.7

4/4

6.8

Art

D

1.0

3/3

3.0

Psychology

F

0

3/0

0.0

Total

                                    16/13

               32.9

When the total number of quality points (32.9) is divided by the total number of credits attempted (16), the grade point average is found to be 2.06.

Some academic programs, and developmental and general education courses require students to achieve a minimum grade in order to successfully complete the course. The minimum grade requirements are listed on the course syllabus and in the course description section of this catalog.

*Credits for courses graded Pass/Fail or credit equivalent courses are not included. When an Incomplete is awarded, the grade point average will be calculated with the incomplete included. GPA will be recalculated when all course requirements have been satisfied.

Incomplete Grades

When a student is prevented from completing the work of a course within the regularly scheduled term because of circumstances beyond his or her control, an "I" (incomplete) grade may be awarded. The instructor may give an extension of up to six weeks in the following term by submitting the appropriate completed form to the Office 

of the Registrar. If the student fails to complete the missing work by the end of this extension period, a grade of "F" is automatically recorded.

Grade Reports

At the end of each semester, a report of final grades earned is sent to the student. Students should not request grades from instructors or administrators, as College policy prohibits them from complying. Grades are not reported to anyone over the telephone.

Good Academic Standing

Students must maintain a 2.0 minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) to be in good academic standing. Probationary Standing and Academic Dismissal

Academic Probation

A minimum cumulative grade point average consists of the student‘s grade point average for all academic courses completed while attending Cazenovia College. In order to complete program and degree requirements for a bachelor‘s degree, it is necessary to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. If, at the end of each semester, a student‘s grades fall below this minimum standard, he or she will be placed on probation and will receive a warning letter from the vice president for Academic Affairs informing him or her of placement on probationary status. Probation indicates that students must improve their academic performance.

Students on academic probation will be restricted in their activities. They may be prohibited from participating in clubs, athletics or other school activities; they may also be required to participate in Center for Teaching and Learning Programs.

Dismissal

Students are subject to dismissal if they fall below probationary standards. Students will be dismissed if their minimum cumulative grade point average or credits earned is below:


 

Minimum
Cumulative Credits

Minimum
Cumulative Grade Point

First Year *

  Beginning of Fall Term

  Beginning of Spring Term

 

0

6

 

0.0

1.5

Second Year*

  Beginning of Fall Term

  Beginning of Spring Term

 

15

27

 

1.8

1.8

Third Year*

  Beginning of Fall Term

  Beginning of Spring Term

 

39

51

 

2.0

2.0

Fourth Year*

  Beginning of Fall Term

  Beginning of Spring Term

 

66

81

 

2.0

2.0

Fifth Year*

  Beginning of Fall Term

  Beginning of Spring Term

 

96

111

 

2.0

2.0

 

NOTE: Students may lose eligibility for federal or state financial aid programs if their minimum cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0.

All students will be informed of the dismissal and appeal process and deadlines prior to the end of each semester. Students readmitted to the College by the Academic Appeals Board following academic dismissal will be required to sign an Academic Probation Student Reinstatement Agreement. This document supersedes the conditions for dismissal listed in this catalog. Students readmitted to the College can be dismissed by the vice president for Academic Affairs or his designated representative at any time during the semester for non-compliance with the Reinstatement Agreement.

Dismissal and Probationary Status for students enrolled with the Office of Extended Learning

Students initially enrolling in part-time study are not required to matriculate into a degree program. However, all students enrolled in part-time study must be matriculated into a degree program upon the completion of 30 credits taken at Cazenovia. At the time of matriculation students will be evaluated according to the academic standards and policies set for all Cazenovia College students adjusted to the circumstances created by part-time rather than full-time study. Fifteen credits attempted is equivalent to one term‘s study by a full-time student. Evaluation of Extended Learning student performance will take place at the 15 credit intervals, subsequent to completing 30 credits. If a full-time student is dismissed academically and wishes to enroll in classes on a part-time basis through the Office of Extended Learning, the student may do so but must achieve the minimum GPA standard set for full-time students within the equivalent of one term of full time study. Fifteen credits attempted is equivalent to the one semester probation accorded to full-time students allowed to re-enroll (after dismissal) with a one term waiver of academic eligibility requirements. GPA for these students is cumulative and therefore will be calculated based on all course work taken regardless of full-time or part-time status.

Regardless of whether students are receiving financial aid, students will be required to follow the academic progress standards set by the College.  Students enrolled through Extended Learning who receive financial aid will be held to the standards found here in order to maintain their financial aid package. 

Students may appeal this policy if they feel extenuating circumstances apply. Appeals are initiated with the director of the Office of Extended Learning.

Requirements for Graduation

Only students who have successfully completed all general education and program requirements, including necessary academic credit hours and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater will be permitted to graduate. Completion of these requirements allows for participation in the graduation ceremony at Commencement.

The graduation requirements of the College, as published in the catalog in effect at the time of the student‘s initial enrollment, are those that must be met for completion of a degree program, assuming that the student is continuously enrolled until graduation. In the event that program requirements are amended during the student‘s enrollment, the student has the option of completing the requirements for either the original or the amended program.

Academic Appeal of Grade

A student with sufficient cause to file an academic appeal of a grade should initiate the process as defined on the College Web site. Appeals must be based on arbitrariness, prejudice or error and must be initiated by the end of the first week of the regular academic term following the term in which the disputed grade was received.

Academic Honesty

Academic success calls for serious effort to progress intellectually. The academic measure of a college career is in the level of knowledge, skills and intellectual maturity achieved during completion of a degree program. One of the most important aspects of a successful college experience is maintaining academic honesty and integrity. Without a commitment to honesty and integrity students will not achieve true academic success.

Cazenovia College expects every student to maintain a firm commitment to academic honesty. Students are held responsible for acts such as plagiarism, cheating on assignments, or other forms of academic dishonesty. College faculty and the Office of Academic Affairs are responsible for maintaining standards of academic honesty. A comprehensive statement explaining the policies and procedures about academic dishonesty appears in the Student Code of Conduct and on the College Web site. Students should familiarize themselves with these standards.

Alternative Approaches to Earning Credit or Fulfilling a Degree Requirement

There are two ways, in addition to completing courses, in which students may earn credit at Cazenovia College: (1) credit for professional experience, and (2) credit by examination or challenge examination. Students may attempt an alternative approach to earning credit only one time per course.  A maximum of 30 credits toward the baccalaureate degree may be derived from any combination of these two options.

Credit for Professional Experience

A number of programs at the College offer credit for professional experience. Although specific requirements vary from program to program, in general, a student who has acquired knowledge through life and/or work experience may apply for a maximum of nine credits toward a degree by demonstrating this knowledge by means of a portfolio, including a rationale specified by the Program Director, developed for this purpose. The student submits the portfolio for review by the appropriate program director. Following the review, the program director specifies the number of credits (if any) to be awarded to the student and how these credits meet program requirements. The registrar will then apply the specified credits to the student’s transcript.

Students interested in this option should contact the appropriate program director to receive the portfolio development guidelines. The per-credit-hour fee for credits awarded for professional experience is listed in the Financial Services section of this catalog.

Credit by Examination or Challenge Examination

Students may also apply for credit by presenting results of examinations offered through CLEP (College Learning Examination Program), ACE (American Council on Education), LOMA (Life Office Management Association), PONSI (Program on Noncollegiate-Sponsored Instruction) or Advanced Placement (AP) Exams. Information on minimally acceptable scores on these exams may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar. Students must provide official transcripts of test results.

For courses that do not have a comparable CLEP, ACE, LOMA, PONSI or AP exam a challenge examination may be made available, at the discretion of the program director, and only for 100 or 200 level courses.  

Attendance

All faculty members have a stated policy on class attendance which appears on each course syllabus. The College holds that absences have consequences for students‘ grades that are explained in each course syllabus. Absence from class may negatively affect grades. This occurs in two ways: faculty attendance policies may penalize students for excessive absence; and students who miss class also miss information and classroom interactions that lead to understanding of the course material.

Students are therefore responsible for the following:

1. Attending every meeting of every class. Students not in class are considered absent. Students who do not meet the attendance requirements in a given class may not be able to complete that class successfully;

2. Knowing and following the attendance policy of each class in which they enroll;

3. Knowing there are no automatically "excused" absences to attend athletic events, field trips or any other reason. Students who face a conflict between class attendance and other needs (for example, illness, serious family crisis) must notify their faculty in advance. When advance notice is impossible, faculty must be contacted as soon as possible. There is no situation where the failure to contact professors is excusable. No one except the faculty member in charge of a class may excuse an absence; and

4. Scheduling appointments and other responsibilities so they do not conflict with classes.

Excessive absence from class may be reported to the SOAR Committee, student‘s adviser and/or the Office of Academic Affairs.

Honors

Dean’s List

Eligible full-time students are placed on the Dean‘s List after the end of the fall semester in December and after the end of the spring semester in May. To be eligible, a student must earn at least 12 academic credits (developmental courses do not count as academic credits) and achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better for all courses attempted. No student can be on the Dean‘s List with an I, F, W, WP or WF for the semester.

All-College Honors Program

The All-College Honors Program at Cazenovia College provides outstanding students in all majors (in the liberal arts and in the professional studies) a stimulating learning environment beyond that found in standard classroom coursework. The program helps to foster the student‘s exceptional academic talents and intellectual curiosity.

Curriculum consists of three components:

• Honors courses within the general education core

• Honors Seminars

• Contract courses within the major

Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 honors credits for an All-College Honors Degree.

Admission to the Program: The admission requirements are posted on the College Web site. The Honors Committee will make all admissions decisions.

Graduating with All-College Honors: To graduate with All-College Honors, students must earn 24 total hours of honors credit, and must graduate with at least a 3.5 GPA, both overall and in honors courses.

Honors at Commencement

A student who has completed all degree requirements and has achieved a cumulative grade point average between 3.5 and 3.69 may, upon recommendation of the faculty, receive at graduation a degree cum laude (with honors). A student whose grade point average is between 3.7 and 3.89 receives the degree magna cum laude (with high honors). The degree summa cum laude (with highest honors) is awarded to a student whose average is 3.9 or above.

Honor Societies

Alpha Chi: Cazenovia College is home to the New York Tau Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society. The purpose of Alpha Chi, a coeducational honor society, is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college students, and to honor those who achieve such distinction. As a general honor society, Alpha Chi admits to membership students from all academic disciplines. As a phrase from the society‘s constitution suggests, Alpha Chi seeks to find ways to assist students in ―making scholarship effective for good.‖

Membership is restricted to students with full junior or senior standing, who are in the top 10 percent of the class, and who are carrying a 3.5 cumulative average or above. Eligible students are invited to join Alpha Chi in the spring of each year, and are inducted the following fall.

Alpha Lambda Delta: Alpha Lambda Delta is the national freshman honor society for first-year students at Cazenovia College. Alpha Lambda Delta was founded in 1924 to honor excellent academic achievement by students in their first year of study in higher education, to promote continued high standards of learning and the development of meaningful goals for their roles in society. One of the most important goals of Alpha Lambda Delta is to be actively involved with the community.

The major requirement for membership is a 3.5 grade point average achieved during either the first term of the freshman year or for the first year overall. Members are inducted either in the spring term of their freshman year or at the beginning of their sophomore year.

Alpha Phi Sigma: Alpha Phi Sigma is the National Criminal Justice Honor Society that recognizes academic excellence of students enrolled in the criminal justice program. To become a member, the student must have completed one-third of his or her total hours required for graduation at Cazenovia College, and must be recommended by the chapter advisor. Membership in the society requires students to maintain a minimum of 3.2 overall GPA, and a 3.2 GPA in criminal justice courses. Students must also rank in the top 35% of their classes and have completed a minimum of four courses within the criminal justice curriculum. The Honor Society is open to those with a declared criminal justice major or minor. Students are inducted into the Honor Society in the spring term.

Psi Chi: The Psi Chi Honor Society is specifically for students in the Psychology program. The chapter at Cazenovia College recognizes academic excellence, service to the campus and community, and fosters creative development in the field of psychology.

Students are inducted to Psi Chi in the spring term. Membership requirements are as follows: must be at least a second-semester sophomore, must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Science psychology program, or minor in psychology, must have completed at least 9 credits of psychology courses, must have an overall GPA, and GPA in psychology courses, of at least 3.00.

Tau Upsilon Alpha: The Tau Upsilon Alpha Honor Society is specifically for students in the Human Services Program. The Mu chapter at Cazenovia College recognizes academic excellence, encourages quality service delivery in human services and promotes the empowerment of all individuals within the society.

Students may apply in the fall of the academic year for induction in the spring. In order to apply, students must be enrolled in the Human Services Program, must have completed at least 3 full-time semesters toward a bachelor‘s degree, have a grade point average of 3.25, be in the highest 35% of their class and demonstrate a strong commitment to the human services field.

Sigma Tau Delta:  Sigma Tau Delta is the international honor society that recognizes excellence among students enrolled in the English program at Cazenovia College.  The following membership criteria must be met in order to join Sigma Tau Delta: 3.0 cumulative GPA, and a 3.0 GPA in at least two English courses beyond EN 101 and EN 201. Membership is open to students in any degree program.  Members of Sigma Tau Delta are expected to promote interest in literature and the English language through activities hosted and organized by the society.

Independent Study

An independent study is intended to permit a student to engage in study of a field not covered by the curriculum or to engage in more in-depth study than a course may permit. An independent study is not intended to duplicate or overlap existing courses. On rare occasions, a student may be permitted to complete a regular course with supervision of a faculty member if a needed course is not offered, but a student needs the course to make appropriate academic progress. Faculty members are limited in the number of independent studies they are allowed to supervise in an academic semester.

Credits are variable, depending upon the nature and scope of the course.

Applications are available in the Office of the Registrar. Applications must be signed by the student, instructor, the appropriate program director, the appropriate division chair, and the vice president for Academic Affairs prior to the beginning of the semester in which the course is to be completed. No registration for an independent study will be allowed unless the registration form is accompanied by a completed and signed application/contract form.

Privacy Rights

Student records are maintained under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly known as the Buckley Amendment or FERPA. The act seeks to protect the student‘s right to privacy by limiting access to records to those persons authorized by the student. Students desiring further information should contact the Office of the Registrar.

The College reserves the right to contact a student‘s parents (or a physician of the student‘s choice) when, in the opinion of the College, notification is necessary to protect the health, well-being or safety of that student or others.

Readmittance

If a student withdraws, stops out or is dismissed and later returns to the College, that student is responsible for requirements in the catalog under which he or she is readmitted.

Registration Procedures

General Registration Procedure

New students pre-register for classes during the summer orientation program that precedes their first full-time semester at Cazenovia College. Students also meet with their academic advisers during the orientation program immediately preceding the fall semester. Continuing students pre-register during the spring for the fall semester and during the fall for the spring semester. Students who fail to pre-register may register on the first day of the fall or spring semester. Because course offerings may be fully enrolled as the semester starts, registration during pre-registration is highly recommended. Students must be in good financial standing with the College in order to register.

Students attending Cazenovia College for the first time must have their final official high school transcript(s) and for transfer students, their official college transcripts, on file in the Admissions Office before the start of their first semester.

Audit

A student might wish to audit a course out of a desire for personal enrichment, or to review a course previously completed in high school or at another college.

The vice president for Academic Affairs may grant a student permission to audit a course. As an auditor, the student has the right to attend classes and participate in all of the activities of the class; there is no obligation to fulfill course requirements or to take examinations. Neither a grade nor credit is given for the course. (See Financial Services section for costs.)

Change in Adviser

The registrar assigns advisers. A student may change his or her adviser by completing a change of adviser form obtained from the Office of the Registrar, with the signatures of both old and new advisers. This form must be returned to the Office of the Registrar and approved by the registrar prior to an official change of adviser.

Change in Classes (Drop/Add Procedures)

During the Drop/Add period, usually the first week of classes, an adviser‘s approval must be obtained in writing in order to add or drop a course or to change from one course to another. Each form must be brought to the Office of the Registrar for processing. A student may not add a course after the first week of classes (see Withdrawal from Classes).

Withdrawal from Classes

A student may not add a course after the Drop/Add period during the first week of the fall or spring term. A student who withdraws after the Drop/Add period will have the enrollment and withdrawal entered on the transcript together with the notation "WP" (Withdraw Passing) or "WF" (Withdraw Failing), whichever the instructor reports is appropriate. Course withdrawals are ordinarily not permitted after the Friday of the first full week following mid-term exams. Under extraordinary circumstances, additional consideration to requests based on medical grounds will be given by the Academic Affairs Office in consultation with the College Counseling Center and/or Health Services Office. A student who stops attending without officially withdrawing will receive an "F" for the course. 

Change in Major

A student may change his or her major by completing a change form to be obtained from the Office of the Registrar. This form must be signed by the student and his or her adviser, then returned to the Office of the Registrar and approved by the registrar prior to an official change of major.

Repeating a Course

A student may repeat a course to obtain a better grade. In those cases where credit was earned, the higher grade earned is the only grade entered in the computation of the grade point average, but the original course listing and grade will remain as part of the academic transcript.

Students may repeat an "F" grade without jeopardizing their financial aid. Students who wish to repeat a course for which credit has been previously earned should check with the Financial Aid office to ensure that repeating the course does not jeopardize their financial aid eligibility.

Residency Requirements

Associate‘s degree programs: A minimum of 30 academic credits must be earned in residence at Cazenovia College to receive a degree from Cazenovia College. At least half of these residence credits must include courses that satisfy the major program requirements.

Bachelor‘s degree programs: Cazenovia College requires that 45 credits of a bachelor‘s degree be earned through Cazenovia College. Such credits shall include the Senior Capstone course. Programs may require that specific courses be earned through Cazenovia College.

ROTC

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

The Reserve Officer Training Corps Programs of the United States Army and Air Force are available to Cazenovia College students. Both programs are designed to produce junior officers (second lieutenants) for their respective service. Programs of study vary from one to four years in length all leading to a commission.

Air Force ROTC

The Air Force ROTC Program is available to any Cazenovia College student and is held at Syracuse University. The traditional program consists of four years of academic and leadership courses, beginning in the freshman year. These courses are all taught at Syracuse University, and the students are required to provide their own travel between Cazenovia College and Syracuse to attend classes. Typically a Cazenovia student is only required to travel to Syracuse University once per week. During the summer between the sophomore and junior year, students are required to attend Field Training, a four-week military encampment that must be successfully completed to continue in Air Force ROTC. Other programs, such as free-fall and rising sophomore program, combat survival school, and jump school, are also available during the summer months, and are all voluntary. While the four-year program is traditional, arrangements can be made for sophomores and juniors who wish to join Air Force ROTC and seek a commission in the Air Force. 

Career opportunities in the Air Force include pilot, navigator, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, nursing, communications and electronics, computer science, space and missile operations, civil, mechanical, aerospace, and electrical engineering, logistics, personnel, finance, contracting, and security police. Opportunities also exist for lawyers, doctors, and numerous other specialties. Service obligations are four years for most careers upon commissioning. Rated careers such as pilot, navigator, and ABM have longer commitments after commissioning due to the extra schooling required to prepare for the career. Interested students should call 315.443.2461, e-mail: afdet535@syr.edu, or visit http://afrotc.syr.edu for more information.

Summer Courses

Summer courses allow students an opportunity to take one or two courses during a five-week session following the end of the spring semester. Since courses are held during a shorter period of time, five weeks, students can enroll in only six credits. Internships done during the summer may be extended past the five-week session.

Summer coursework is outside of the academic year and is charged tuition in addition to fall and/or spring semesters.

Additional Degrees

Second Degrees

Students may pursue a second degree with the approval of the vice president for Academic Affairs.

Students seeking a second associate or baccalaureate degree must earn a minimum of 30 credit hours beyond the credit hours counted toward the previous degree. Students are expected to meet both the specific major requirements of the degree and any All-College requirements, even if this requires more than 30 academic credit hours.

In addition:

• Students interested in pursuing a second degree must consult with the appropriate program director before taking courses applicable to that degree;

• At least 24 academic credit hours applicable to the second degree must be earned through Cazenovia College;

• If pursuit of the second degree follows continuously from the first degree (i.e. there is no break in residence between award of the first degree and work on the second degree), the student is obligated to meet all academic requirements in force in the year of beginning the second degree;

• Where there is substantial overlap in the major requirements of the two degrees (for example, 15 or fewer credit hours of unique work to complete the second major), the student must define, with the appropriate program director, the 30 academic credits of coursework necessary to earn the second degree; and

• If an internship is required in the second degree, it must be completed satisfactorily regardless of whether an internship was required for the first degree.

Dual Degrees

Students may pursue two degrees concurrently with the approval of the vice president for Academic Affairs. Students are encouraged to contact each Academic program directors prior to requesting concurrent degrees. Students should request approval, in writing, from the vice president for Academic Affairs, and prior to engaging in coursework for a dual degree.

Students seeking dual degrees are required to successfully complete the degree requirements for each academic program. Students enrolled in dual degrees are required to complete a Senior Capstone for each degree program, unless the degree programs are within the same academic division. Students may be able to decrease the number of cumulative credits required for a dual degree by securing course waivers and/or substitutions. Waivers and/or substitutions are initiated with the students‘ academic adviser.

Transcripts

Transcripts of grades are furnished to the student free of charge while in attendance at Cazenovia College. A fee for each transcript will be charged to all former students. Payment must be received with each request. All requests for transcripts must be made in writing to the registrar. Transcripts will not be issued to any party without the written permission of the student. All financial obligations to Cazenovia College must be satisfied before a student or graduate will be issued a transcript.

Withdrawal from the College

All students wishing to withdraw from the College and remain in good standing must go through a formal withdrawal process which must be initiated before the end of the final exam period. This process begins with an exit interview in the Office of Financial Aid. Residential students must also meet with a representative from the Residential Living Office. The withdrawal process concludes with completion of a withdrawal survey and final withdrawal at the Office of the Registrar.

Students who withdraw for non-medical reasons after the midpoint of the term receive a grade of "W" in all courses and will not be readmitted to the College prior to the resumption of classes in the next term. Any student who wants to return must complete a readmission application at the Admissions Office and be readmitted.

Students who withdraw for medical reasons after the midpoint of the term ordinarily receive a grade of "W" in all courses and will not be readmitted to the College prior to the resumption of classes in the next term. Under extraordinary circumstances, requests for partial withdrawal from courses will be given consideration by the Academic Affairs Office in consultation with the College Counseling Center and Health Services Office. Students who withdraw for medical reasons will be required to provide formal documentation to the Health Services Office.

Students who do not go through the formal withdrawal process jeopardize their future in higher education and their opportunity to have official records or recommendations provided by the College.