Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
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Office of the Registrar
Registrar, Neila Green
Building 2A, Room 110
Visit our Website: www.csi.cuny.edu/registrar
The Office of the Registrar assists students in navigating the necessities of the school. The Office performs a variety of services both online and in person for students including: registration, transcript ordering, grade reporting, enrollment certification, final examination scheduling, the schedule of classes, college catalog, academic calendars, VA benefits administration, transfer credit evaluation, degree audit, and graduation evaluation.
Students must register each semester. Registration and appointment materials are sent by the Office of the Registrar prior to registration to all current, readmitted, and newly admitted students. An open registration period is scheduled at the beginning of each semester for students who miss their registration appointments or who are returning to CSI too late for an appointment to be scheduled.
Students scheduled for registration using the College’s Web (eSIMS) process may register and perform program changes following the procedures accompanying the registration e-mail notification. Instructions for using the Web eSIMS system are also available online in the Semester Information located on the Registrar’s home page.
A detailed registration schedule and class listings are available online each semester on the Registrar’s home page at www.csi.cuny.edu/registrar. Registration is not complete until all financial obligations have been satisfied. The Registrar’s Office is in Building 2A, Room 110.
Permit students from within The City University must submit a valid CUNY permit through the ePERMIT system from their home college to the CSI Registrar’s Office prior to registration. Visiting students from outside The City University must submit the Visiting Student Application available online at along with documentation from their home schools that they have permission to enroll at CSI.
Senior citizens, 60 years and older, may be permitted to enroll in undergraduate courses as non-matriculated students, on a space-available basis, without tuition and fees, provided they do so on an audit basis. Senior citizens enrolling as auditors are charged an administrative fee and a Consolidated Service Fee for the semester as indicated in the Fee Schedule.
A senior citizen may enroll in courses for credit but cannot be enrolled in the same semester for courses on both an audit basis (no tuition) and a credit or degree basis (tuition charged).
Undergraduate students who do not register for a semester and then decide to return in a subsequent semester must file an application for readmission with the Registrar. Readmission is routine unless the student is applying for a different curriculum, which may entail a review of qualifications. To qualify for priority registration, applications for readmission must be filed by the deadline specified in the academic calendar.
New York State Public Health Law requires immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella for some students. All students born on or after January 1, 1957, who are enrolling for six or more equated credits, must have proof of immunization on file at the College Health Center, Campus Center (1C), Room 112, one week prior to registration. Transfer students must request that their health records be transferred to CSI. Information and the immunization forms are available at the Health Center, the Registrar’s Office, and online at www.csi.cuny.edu/registrar/forms.php4
New York State Public Health Law 2167 requires that all college and university students be informed of the meningococcal disease, a potentially fatal bacterial infection commonly referred to as meningitis. The College of Staten Island is required to maintain a record of the following for each student:
Meningitis is rare. However, when it strikes, its flu-like symptoms make diagnosis difficult. If not treated early, meningitis can lead to an increase in fluid surrounding the brain and spinal column as well as severe and permanent disabilities, such as hearing loss, brain damage, seizures, limb amputation, and even death. Cases of meningitis among teens and young adults 15 to 24 years of age (the age of most college students) have more than doubled since 1991. The disease strikes about 3,000 Americans each year and claims about 300 lives. Between 100 and 125 meningitis cases occur on college campuses and as many as 15 students will die from the disease. A vaccine is available that protects against four types of the bacteria that cause meningitis in the United States: types A, C, Y, and W-135. These types account for nearly two-thirds of meningitis cases among college students. The College of Staten Island does not offer meningococcal immunization. The meningitis vaccine is provided at the New York City Department of Health Travelers’ clinics, wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/contentFindClinic.aspx. The meningitis vaccine may or may not be covered by insurance. The vaccine cost is approximately $75. The Ryan Chelsea Clinton Community Center, 645 Tenth Avenue (between 45th and 46th) New York, NY 10036, 212.265.4500, offers the meningitis vaccine at a low and affordable cost. Note: Per public health law, the College may not permit any student to attend the institution in excess of 30 days without complying with this law.
To learn more about meningitis and the vaccine, please consult your physician. You can also find information about the disease at:
The College Health Center’s Website:
New York State Department of Health Website:
American College Health Association (ACHA) Website:
and the National Meningitis Association (NMA), Website: www.nmaus.org
Each student will be provided with a photo identification card. Each semester the I.D. cards are validated upon completion of registration. Validated I.D. cards must be carried by a student on campus at all times. Duplicate I.D. cards are available at a cost of $5.
The Veterans Educational Transition Services (V.E.T.S.) provides academic support from admissions to graduation as well as certification of benefits. The V.E.T.S. office is located in the Office of the Registrar, Building 2A, Room 110 or visit www.cuny.edu/veterans.
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