400 Classification of Students

401 General Classification of Students

401.1 By Class:

Associate Level:

  • Freshman - 0 - 23 credit hours earned and a degree student in a associate-level program
  • Senior - 24 or more credit hours earned and a degree student in a associate-level program

Bachelor Level:

  • Freshman - 0 - 23 associate-level credit hours earned and a degree student in a bachelor-level program
  • Sophomore - 24 - 59 credit hours earned and a degree student in a bachelor-level program
  • Junior - 60 - 89 credit hours earned and a degree student in a bachelor-level program
  • Senior - 90 or more credit hours earned and a degree student in a bachelor-level program

401.2 Other:

  • Full-time student - Currently registered for 12 or more credit hours
  • Part-time student - Currently registered for fewer than 12 credit hours
  • Degree Student - Enrolled in a program in which she/he anticipates earning a degree
  • Non-Degree Student - Enrolled in an academic area of study or continuing education program but does not anticipate earning a degree
  • Matriculated Student - Currently enrolled and admitted to the college by official approval of the State University of New York and the college Admissions Office.
  • Non-matriculated student – Enrolled in coursework, but has not been admitted to the college by the Admissions Office.

401.3:

A student who earns 30 credit hours while non-matriculated must submit a formal application for admission to the college or sign a statement that he/she does not intend to pursue a degree. A formal application for admission must be submitted no later than the semester before he/she expects to graduate.

402 Student Academic Standing

402.1 Designation of Academic Standing
The academic status of every full-time or part-time student will be determined at the end of the regular fall and spring academic semesters.

402.1a The academic status of "no standing" is automatically assigned to a student who withdraws, takes a leave of absence, or is suspended.

402.1b A student’s department chair, at the request of the department faculty, can make a request to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for a change in academic standing of a student at any time during a semester.

402.1c After an intersession period, a student may petition for a status change for the preceding semester.

402.2 Changes in Academic Standing & Appeals
A student has the right to appeal an academic standing by submitting a formal appeal letter and attaching any supportive documentation (e.g., proof of medical illness, extenuating circumstances) to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

402.2a The appeal must be received within 10 business days of the calendar deadline for submitting final grades.

402.2b Each school in the college will establish a School Academic Dismissal Appeal Committee consisting of a representative (chair or faculty member) from each academic department within that school. Academic Dismissal appeals will be reviewed by this committee.

402.2c The school’s Academic Dismissal Appeal Committee can recommend to the Dean to keep the student academically dismissed or to grant a conditional readmission where the student is placed on academic probation and must meet specific conditions or terms (e.g., repeat courses; change degree program; limit credit hours taken, attendance, etc.) recommended by this committee.

402.2d A final decision on the Academic Dismissal Appeal Committee’s recommendation will be made by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and may also require permission of a Department Chair when a degree program change condition is imposed.

402.2e A student required to take a semester off for any reason will need to reapply through the Admissions Office.

402.3 Academic Good Standing
A student with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 or higher is considered in Academic Good Standing.

402.3a A student with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) less than 2.0 and remedial or developmental coursework will have his/her standing calculated to include all courses for purposes of standing.

402.3b A student will receive a letter of Academic Warning from the Vice President for Academic Affairs, if his/her semester grade point average (SGPA) falls below a 2.0, but cumulative grade point average (CGPA) remains at or above a 2.0.

402.4 Academic Probation
A student will be on Academic Probation if his/her cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is below a 2.0 and his/her semester grade point average (SGPA) is above the academic dismissal cut-off shown in section 402.5.

402.4a A student with a semester grade point average (SGPA) at or above a 2.0 will remain on academic probation until his/her CGPA is at or above a 2.0.

402.5 Academic Dismissal
A student will be academically dismissed if his/her cumulative grade point average (CGPA) falls below a 2.0 and his/her semester grade point average (SGPA) is below the following standards:

# of Attempted Credit Hours:SGPA Less Than:
1-18<1.0
19-36<1.5
37+<2.0

402.5a A student may be academically dismissed from his/her academic degree program if they do not meet specific program or course grade requirements.

403 Honors

403.1 All candidates completing their degree requirements with a cumulative index of 3.5 or greater will be recognized as honor graduates, and this honor will be included in the student's academic record. Honors recognized at the commencement ceremony will only include coursework completed by the prior semester. Honor graduates will be distinguished by the following categories:

CategoryCumulative Index
CUM LAUDE3.50-3.69
MAGNA CUM LAUDE3.70-3.89
SUMMA CUM LAUDE3.90-4.00


403.2 To be named to the Dean's List, a student must have taken at least twelve (12) GPA credit hours of course work for the semester and (A) have earned at least 3.50 semester index.