College of Staten Island
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Important Dates

08/27/2014
Last day to drop for 100% tuition refund for Fall session

08/28/2014
Classes Begin. Late Registration. Registration for Senior Citizens seeking a tuition waiver begins.

08/29/2014
Late Registration

09/01/2014
Labor Day - College is closed

09/02/2014
Late Registration

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Registrar
 Frequently Asked Questions

Registration FAQ

When I log onto CUNYfirst, why can't I register?
What is an Overtally (class permission)? How do I get one?
What is a Requisite Waiver (class permission)? How do I get one?
When can I drop a class?
What will happen if I withdraw/drop a class?
What types of withdrawals are there?
When/What is Freshmen Registration/Orientation?
How do I Readmit?
What is Reactivation?
What if I am a Visiting Student?
What if I am a Transfer Student?
How many credits may I register for in a given semester? 
What is a STOP (Service Indicator)?
I’m having trouble logging on to the CUNY Portal, or I can but cannot access CUNYfirst. Who do I call?
I have questions about my financial aid. Who/Where do I go?
I took a course previously and now would like to take it again, is this possible?

 

Records Update FAQ

How do I change my major or add a minor?
How do I change my address?
How do I change my name?
What are the rules for in-state residency classification?
How do I get my enrollment certified for an outside agency?
How do I request a copy of my transcript?

 

Graduation FAQ

Transfer FAQ

How do I request permission to take a course at another institution?
I am a returning student. Where should I send my transcript?
What is the maximum number of credits that can transfer?
I have blanket credits in my major (for example, 30 EDC credits); how can I get these evaluated?
What are challenge exams and how can challenge exams benefit me?
How do I apply for an e-permit?
What is COR 100?
Do I qualify for a COR 100 waiver?
I was exempt from composition classes at my former college; do I have to take Eng 111 and Eng 151?
How can I transfer AP (Advanced Placement) credits?
What is the difference between AP (Advanced Placement) credits and College Now credits?
I transferred 90 credits to CSI. What requirements must I satisfy for my CSI degree?
I have a degree from SUNY. Will I lose credits if I transfer to CSI?
What are the General Education requirements at CSI?
My Ped 190 (1.0 credit) was waived. Does this mean I only need 119 credits to graduate?
I took college credits in high school. Why didn't they transfer?
I have to leave CSI for personal reasons. What should I do to drop my classes?
My college sent my transcripts three weeks ago. How will I know that you received it?
I was academically dismissed and went to Kingsborough for 2 semesters. How do I return to CSI?
How do I send my military transcripts for evaluation?
I have military experience, but no college credits. Do I qualify for Ped 190 waiver?
My former college is not accredited. Can I receive transfer college credits?

Faculty/Staff FAQ

When do I have to submit grades?
Is the final exam schedule available?
Is the Academic Calendar available?
How can I revise the prerequisites on a course or degree requirements?
How can I propose a new course, a change an existing course, or a change in degree program?
What format should be used when submitting course/degree proposals?
What is consultation and why is it included in the proposal format?
How do I get information on course scheduling?
How do I submit a request for a course fee?
How do I submit room change requests?
Who do I contact in the Registrar to refer a student or get answers to my questions?

 


Registration FAQ

 

Q: When I log onto CUNYfirst, why can’t I register?

A: There are several reasons why you may not be able to register:

  1. There is a stop (service indicator) on your account that must be released by that office – some of the common stops include bursar, immunization, advisement, dismissal and departmental
  2. Exceeding your credit limit – please go to "How many credits may I register for in a given semester?" for information on the number of credits allowed per semester.
  3. You have not taken the prerequisite or the co requisite – please go to “What is a Requisite Waiver? How do I get one?”.
  4. The course section is closed – please chose another section or go to “What is an Overtally Class permission? How do I get one?” for information on how to obtain permission.

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Q: What is an Overtally (class permission)? How do I get one?

A: An overtally is a request to enroll in a class that is filled to capacity. You must obtain permission from the instructor to overtally into a course.  After the instructor provides permission, you must bring the permission to the academic department for the Department Chair’s approval.  There are two types of overtallies:  (1) The Department can grant an overtally electronically and the registration can be completed by the student online  (2) The Department can grant an overtally through a card.  After obtaining all required signatures on the card, you must present the card to the Registrar’s Service Counter, 2A-107.  Please note: not all academic departments issue overtallies.

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Q: What is a Requisite Waiver (class permission)? How do I get one?

A: A requisite waiver allows a student to register for a course without the specific pre/co requisite requirements at the time of registration.  You must obtain permission from the academic department, over that course, to be waived from the pre/co requisite requirements. Departments can issue this permission electronically which will allow the student to register online for the course. 

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Q:  When can I drop a class?

A: You can drop a class without penalty any time BEFORE the first day of classes for a given semester. You can do this online via CUNYfirst or by filling out a change of program form in-person at the Registrar’s Office (2A 107).  After the semester starts, there is a refund schedule that can be found online in the Academic Calendar.  If you drop a class during the refund period, no record is made on your transcript, and your refund will be based on the Academic Calendar.

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Q: What will happen if I withdraw/drop a class?

A: If you are dropping a class during the refund period, your refund will be determined by the Academic Calendar.  If you are dropping a class after the refund period, it is considered a Withdrawal, and will be given a “W” grade on your transcript.  This will not affect your GPA.  If you receive financial aid, including loans, you should contact them before withdrawing. You can withdraw from classes online up until the last day to withdraw “without permission”.

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Q: What types of withdrawals are there?

A: If you do not attend a course you are responsible for dropping/withdrawing from the course.

There are 4 types of withdrawals:
(1) Complete withdrawal (2) Partial withdrawal (3) Petition to withdraw after the deadline (4) Medical Withdrawal. Partial or complete withdrawals during the “withdrawal” period are assigned a “W” grade.

(1) Complete Withdrawal and (2) Partial withdrawals can be done online through the last day to “withdraw without permission”.

(3) Petition to Withdraw After the Deadline
If you are withdrawing after the deadline (see academic calendar for the specific date), you must obtain a “Petition to Withdraw After the Deadline” from the academic department.  The Department Chair and Professor will need to sign this form.  Once all necessary signatures are obtained, you must present this form to the “Registrar Service Counter” and a “W” grade will be assigned to the course.  The deadline for this is the final day of instruction for a given semester.  

(4) Medical Withdrawal
Medical withdrawals, which must include documentation from a physician, should be addressed to the College Health Center (1C – 112). SUBMITTING A MEDICAL WITHDRAWAL DOES NOT GUARANTEE A REFUND.  Medical withdrawals are subject to the regular College refund policy of the academic calendar.  Please refer to the Academic Calendar for more details.

  • During the first three weeks of the semester (see appropriate Academic Calendar for actual dates), if a “W” grade is not awarded, the course is deleted from the student’s record, and a refund of 75%, 50%, or 25% is issued if the student is or becomes less than full-time.
  • From the fourth week through the last day of class, a “W” grade may be recorded, and no refund is issued.
  • After the last day of classes, no refund is issued, and the request must be accompanied by a release from each instructor.

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Q: When/What is Freshmen Registration/Orientation?

A: The Center for Advising and Academic Success will contact all incoming freshmen to invite them to a “New Student Orientation” session. During orientation an introduction to the College is given, and courses are selected with the aid of an advisor.

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Q: How do I Readmit?

A: This can be done by filling out an online form.  Alternatively, you may fill out a paper Application for Undergraduate Readmission at Enrollment Services, room 2A-106.

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Q: What is Reactivation?

A: If you have been admitted to CSI, but never registered for classes, you must go to the Office of Recruitment & Admissions.

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Q: What if I am a Visiting Student?

A: If you are currently attending another College or University and want to take a class at CSI, you are considered a Visiting Student. To apply for visiting student status, fill out an online form. Alternatively, you may fill out a Visiting Student Application at Enrollment Services, room 2A-106. Please go to this link to find out more about becoming a visiting student at CSI.

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Q: What if I am a Transfer Student?

A: If you are currently attending, or have attended, another College or University and now want to attend CSI, you are a transfer student.  You need to complete an Application for Undergraduate Admissions.  Information on this process may be found at the Transfer Student Information website.

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Q:  How many credits may I register for in a given semester?

A: 

  • If your GPA is 3.0 or better, and you have completed at least 30 credits at CSI, you may register for up to 20 credits in the fall or spring semester.
  • If your GPA is 2.0 or above, you are permitted to take up to 18 credits in the fall or spring semester.
  • If you have been placed on probation, you may not exceed 14 credits in the fall or spring semester.
  • All students are limited to a maximum of 9 credits in the summer semester consisting of two courses plus PED 190.
  • All students are limited to a maximum of one class in the winter semester.
  • Students wishing to take credits beyond the limits listed above will require special permission. The Registrar's Office, 2A, Room 110, will direct such students to the appropriate office.

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Q: What is a STOP (Service Indicator)?

A: A Stop is a block on a student’s account.  It can be from any department (Bursar, Admissions, Health Center, Library, Center for Advising and Academic Success, etc.)  You cannot register for classes or readmit while a stop is in place.  The Registration Office cannot remove stops.

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Q: I’m having trouble logging on to the CUNY Portal, or I can but cannot access CUNYfirst. Who do I call?

A: All systems help is provided through the Help Desk (room 2A-306) 718-982-3695.

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Q: I have questions about my financial aid.  Who/Where do I go?  

A: All questions need to be asked at Enrollment Services or the Financial Aid office.

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Q: I took a course previously and now would like to take it again, is this possible?

A: Yes, it is possible to repeat a course.  Please see the full guidelines for course repeats in the appropriate Catalog.  You can register online for a repeat course using CUNYfirst but, please be aware of warning messages and check with Financial aid as it may impact your aid; you also may  register in-person in room 2A-107.

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Records Update FAQ

 

Q: How do I change my major or add a minor?

A: Change of Curriculum or Major or add minor
Students who wish to change their major or whose academic advisement plan or transcript shows that they are recorded incorrectly in a curriculum or major should file a Change of Curriculum or Major form with the Registrar's Office. There is no fee. Students may add a minor in the same manner. Students can also do this online.

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Q: How do I change my address?

A: Students who wish to change their address can do so online or file a form with the Registrar's Office.

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Q:  How do I change my name?

A:  Students who wish to change their name can do so online or file a form with the Registrar's Office.

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Q: What are the rules for in-state residency classification?

A: Students who wish to change their residency status can do so online.

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Q:  How do I get my enrollment certified for an outside agency?

A:  You can by obtaining this certification online. Students may also file a request with the Office of the Registrar in-person for a certification of enrollment. Students must be enrolled and tuition paid, for the semester of certification, prior to this certification being completed.

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Q: How do I request a copy of my transcript?

A: You can order transcripts online.

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Graduation FAQ

Q. What is the difference between graduation and commencement?

A. Students graduate at the point where all the degree requirements are satisfied. There are three graduations terms a year; spring (degree is posted on June 15), summer (degree is posted on August 31) and fall (degree is posted on January 31).

Commencement is a ceremony held once a year for all candidates for graduation of that year. The commencement date is published in the spring college calendar.

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Q. Is it possible for me to graduate in one semester and complete the courses required for my major during the following semester?

A. No, in order to graduate ALL degree requirements must be completed.

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Q. Do I have to pay any fees for graduation?

A. No.

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Q. What are the deadlines to apply for graduation?

A. The deadlines to apply for graduation are March 1st for the spring and the summer term and October 1st for the fall term.

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Q. I missed the deadline for submitting my application for graduation. Will I still be able to graduate?

A. Yes. However, your name may not appear in the commencement booklet or on other lists if you apply after the deadline of your expected graduation term.

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Q. How many credits do I need to earn a degree at CSI?

A. Students who enter under the catalog beginning in the fall of 1996 up to the present, are required to have 120 credits for Bachelor degrees* and 60 credits for Associate degrees*. Prior to the fall 1996 catalog students were required to have 128 credits for Bachelor degrees and 64 credits for Associate degrees. (*Exceptions include: Bachelor of Science (BS): Biology, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Associate in Applied Science (AAS): Computer Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing). You must complete the minimum number of credits required for your degree according to the catalog. You are also required to complete half of the total credits required for you major and 30 credits at CSI for residency. Waivers of courses do not release students from acquiring the total number of credits required to complete the major, fulfill general education requirements or earn a degree.

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Q. What are the degree requirements for my major?

A. The degree requirements are listed in the College of Staten Island Catalog which is available online. You may also access your degree requirements on DegreeWorks, the student advisement audit system through the CUNY Portal. The requirements for your degree are taken from the catalog which is in effect at the time you declare your major. Catalogs begin in the fall semester and end in the spring semester. Students who become matriculated in the summer semester follow the fall catalog of that year.

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Q. The degree requirements have changed since I entered the College of Staten Island. Will that affect my graduation?

A. Possibly. If you stop attending the college for four consecutive semesters or if you change your major, you are required to use the catalog for the semester you reentered the college. Students should seek academic advisement at 1A-101 prior to applying for graduation in order to make sure that they have taken the courses required for their major and are using the correct catalog.

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Q. Can I earn two degrees at the same time?

A. Yes. In order to earn a second baccalaureate or associate degree from the College of Staten Island, students must complete 30 credits in addition to the number of credits required for the first degree.

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Q. How many majors and minors can I declare?

A. Students may declare up to three majors and two minors within the same degree category.

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Q. How many credits do I need in order to apply for graduation?

A. In order to apply for graduation students must have completed a minimum of 34 credits to apply for associate degrees, 94 credits must be completed for baccalaureate degrees, and 15-34 credits based on the total number of credits required for the Master degree. Applicants who have not completed the minimum credits required to apply for graduation will be automatically declined without further review.

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Q. I am applying after the graduation term deadline. Can I still attend the commencement ceremony?

A. Yes. Attending the ceremony does not mean that you have graduated. The commencement booklet refers to all students as "Candidates" which means that you might possibly earn your degree that year.

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Q. What grade point average (GPA) do I need in order to graduate with honors?

For undergraduate degrees only the honor codes are as based on your cumulative final GPA and is coded as follows:
GPA of 3.50 - 3.74 = Cum Laude
GPA of 3.75 - 3.89 = Magna Cum Laude,
GPA of 3.90 - 4.00 = Summa Cum Laude.
Students can receive requirements to earn departmental honors by clicking on the link below. When the honors portion of the program is complete the departmental honors will be stipulated on their transcript when their degree is awarded.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for Honors in the Major requirements.

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Q. When can I pick up my diploma?

A. Diplomas are customarily available four to six months after the degree conferral date. Transcripts with the degree posted on it and certification letters are available after the degree posting days which are listed in the first question.

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Q. When and where do I sign up for yearbook pictures, cap and gowns?

A. The office of Student Life sends students that meet the graduation application deadlines postcards in late December/ early January and again in late March/ early April regarding yearbook pictures. Students that sit for photographs are automatically sent the yearbook on CD Rom. Information about cap and gowns are available on the commencement website.

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Q. How do I prevent my name from being displayed in the commencement program and the Advance newspaper?

A. Your name will not appear in the Commencement Program, newspaper, or any other printed or electronic media if you have completed a "Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information."
To remove the privacy notice and allow your name to be published, you must notify the Office of the Registrar in writing no later than March 16.

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Q. Can I graduate if I have an incomplete (INC) grade in the semester that I apply and/or expect to graduate?

A. If a student earns an INC in the semester they expect to graduate regardless of whether the INC course is needed for graduation, he/she may not graduate.  The student may postpone the graduation to the next semester at which time a final grade must be received by the last day of classes for that semester otherwise the grade will be changed to an FIN and will negatively affect the graduating GPA as well as cumulative GPA.  If the student does not wish to postpone the graduating semester a grade for the INC must be submitted by the conferral date.  Once a student has been granted a degree, grade changes for courses taken in semesters prior to receiving the degree, are not permitted.

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Transfer FAQ

 

Q: How do I request permission to take a course at another institution?

FOR CUNY SCHOOLS:

You can complete a CUNY Permit Form by accessing the CUNY Website and clicking on the“Log In” button at the lower left. Next, register by clicking on “Register Now!” and follow the directions to obtain a username and password.

Once registered, a personalized cuny.edu homepage will appear with an ePermit link prominently displayed. Follow the instructions for filing a permit request on the ePermit site.

To be eligible to file for a Permit, you must:

a. be matriculated and currently in attendance (if not here for one or more semesters, must also register for at least one CSI course);
b. if an undergraduate student, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00;
c. if a graduate student, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00;
d. not have any stops on your record;
e. have all required immunizations completed.


 FOR NONCUNY SCHOOLS:

Permission to take courses at other colleges is granted only to currently enrolled matriculated students. Applications for permit, which require the approval of the department chairperson and the Registrar, are available in the Registrar's Office. Tuition for courses taken on permit at other CUNY colleges must be paid at the College of Staten Island during the regular registration period. The Bursar's receipt for this registration, together with the approved permit form, will enable students to register at another CUNY college. Tuition and fees for a course taken on permit at a non-CUNY school must be paid directly to the host school. Courses taken on permit will be transferred to CSI with the grade assigned by the host college.

Students on permit must request that a transcript be sent from the host college to the Registrar at the College of Staten Island. A student who registers for permit courses but who is unable to complete the course registration at the host college should officially withdraw from the permit course(s) promptly. The University refund schedule applies to dropping permit credits unless the student presents a letter from the host college that the student was unable to register for the permit courses.

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Q: I am a returning student. Where should I send my transcript?

A:      College of Staten Island
         Transfer Unit
         Registrar's Office
         Bldg. 2A-110
         2800 Victory Blvd.
         Staten Island, NY 10314
         (718) 982-2135

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Q: What is the maximum number of credits that can transfer?

A: The maximum number of credits that can transfer is 90 credits.

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Q: I have blanket credits in my major (for example, 30 EDC credits); how can I get these evaluated?

A: You must supply course descriptions to the Transfer Unit. The Transfer Unit will send your course descriptions and the transfer evaluation to the appropriate academic Department.

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Q: What are challenge exams and how can challenge exams benefit me?

A: Departmental Challenge Examinations: At the discretion of academic departments or programs, students may take departmental challenge exams to demonstrate college-level competency in courses that have not been taken at CSI (or at any other college), and for which no credit was received.

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Q: How do I apply for an e-permit?

A: As of Spring, 2005 paper permits are no longer granted and/or accepted. Log on to the CUNYPORTAL* ( www.cuny.edu ) to file an electronic permit (ePermit).
*You must have a cunyportal account to access the site

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Q: What is COR 100?

A: COR 100 United States: Issues, Ideas and Institutions 

COR100 is a required general education course that introduces CSI students to contemporary America's constitutional democracy, multiracial society and market economy, using the tools of the social sciences. The course seeks historical perspective by examining three formative periods in U.S. History; the American Revolution and debate over the Constitution, the African American freedom struggle from slavery through the civil rights movement and the evolving relationship between government regulation and the market economy during the twentieth century. The course is writing intensive and is intended to develop logical, critical thought and expression. Pre-or corequisite: ENG 111

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Q: Do I qualify for a COR 100 waiver?

A: The COR 100 requirement is waived only for transfer students who can show transfer course credits equating to two of the following three CSI courses: HST 244 US History 1607-1865 HST 245 US History 1865 - Present POL 235 American Political System

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Q: I was exempt from composition classes at my former college; do I have to take Eng 111 and Eng 151?

A: You must see the chairperson of the English Department to be exempt from required English classes.

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Q: How can I transfer AP (Advanced Placement) credits?

A: Credit by Examination

External Agencies:

The College will grant matriculated students a maximum of 30 credits on the basis of, among others, the following: Advanced Placement Courses (AP), Regents College Examinations, American College Testing Proficiency (ACT-PEP), and College Level Examination Programs (CLEP).

The College grants credits for designated CLEP General Examinations. For CLEP introductory subject exams with separate essay tests, the College requires that students take both the multiple-choice objective test and the separate essay test. Award of credit is based on performance on both parts of the subject exam. In order to receive credit, students must pass the subject examinations with a scaled score in at least the 50 th percentile and minimally equivalent to a passing grade of C.

Academic departments or programs may authorize the assignment of specific course equivalents for credit-by-examination through outside agencies. Otherwise, such credits will be acceptable only as elective credits. Credits granted by examination through outside agencies will appear on student records appropriately identified by type of exam, subject, number of credits and P (passing) grade. No credit will be awarded for a subject area examination in which the student has already taken an equivalent college course or completed a higher level, more advanced college course. Based on transfer review and recommendations, the Office of The Registrar monitors and coordinates the awarding of credit by examinations taken through outside agencies and the implementation of uniform College policy on credit-by-examination.

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Q: What is the difference between AP (Advanced Placement) credits and College Now credits?

A: AP and College Now credits are the same.

The College will grant placement and credits to a maximum of 30 credits, on the basis of special examinations taken prior to admission. These include approved high school advanced placement examination, Regents Examinations, Educational Testing Service examinations, Departmental Challenge examinations, New York State College Proficiency examinations, and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Further information is available from the Office of The Registrar.

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Q: I transferred 90 credits to CSI. What requirements must I satisfy for my CSI degree?

A:  To obtain a degree, associates or baccalaureate, from the College of Staten Island students must earn a minimum of 30 credits through courses taken at the College. To qualify for a bachelor's degree from the College, students must also earn at least half (50%) of the credits required for the major through courses taken at the College. To obtain a One-Year Certificate from the College of Staten Island , at least half (50%) of the required credits must be earned in courses taken at the College.

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Q: I have a degree from SUNY. Will I lose credits if I transfer to CSI?

A: Students who enter CSI with certain degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions are exempt from the general education requirements at CSI.

The following degrees granted from accredited post-secondary institutions will exempt the student from all general education requirements at CSI:

  • Any Bachelor's Degree
  • Associate of Arts Degree
  • Associate of Science Degree

No other degrees will exempt a student from the general education requirements, including the associate of applied science or bachelor's degrees from most foreign countries.

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Q: What are the General Education requirements at CSI?

A: See the catalog for the latest information on our general education requirements.

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Q: My Ped 190 (1.0 credit) was waived. Does this mean I only need 119 credits to graduate?

A: No, Bachelor's degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C). Associate's degree programs require a minimum of 60 credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C). All degree programs require at least a 2.0 grade point average in the core or major course requirements to qualify for the degree. Some majors require a grade point average above 2.0. Please consult the specific degree program. The successful completion of the College Preparatory Initiative (CPI) and all general education and core or major requirements is required for graduation.

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Q: I took college credits in high school. Why didn't they transfer?

A: Those may have been AP (Advanced Placement) credits. You should see Admissions in Bldg. 2A, room 104.

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Q: I have to leave CSI for personal reasons. What should I do to drop my classes?

A: Students who leave the College before the end of a term must file an official withdrawal request. Failure to do so will result in WU grades for all courses in progress, and the result will be a negative impact on the grade point average. Students intending to withdraw can do so online prior to the “last day to withdraw without permission”. If the withdrawal is “after the last day to withdraw without permission” than they must file a petition (available in academic departments). Registration materials for the semester following withdrawal will be sent automatically. There is no formal leave of absence from the College for undergraduates.

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Q: My college sent my transcripts three weeks ago. How will I know that you received it?

A: You should check your CUNYfirst account for the results of your transcript/evaluation.

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Q: I was academically dismissed and went to Kingsborough for 2 semesters. How do I return to CSI?

A: Students transferring from any accredited institution must have a G.P.A (grade point average) that elevates their prior CSI record to a 2.00 G.P.A or better.

Students dismissed from the College for failure to meet the standards set forth in the policy as stated in the catalog, may apply for re-admission after a separation from the College of at least one fall or spring semester. Students who apply for re-admission after this separation period must have their application reviewed by the Committee on Course and Standing. Students wishing to apply for re-admission should obtain information from the Counseling Center , South Administration Building (1A), Room 109.

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Q: How do I send my military transcripts for evaluation?

A: You are eligible for transfer credits if you are a veteran of the Army, Army National Guard, or the Army Reserve. For additional information, visit the AARTS web site at: https://aartstranscript.leavenworth.army.mil/

FOR ALL OTHER MILITARY SERVICE INQUIRE:

SMART Transcript Request
Smart Operations Center
NETPDTC, N2
6490 Saufley Field Road
Pensacola , FL 32509
Website: https://smart.cnet.navy.mil
E-mail: ncc@cnet.Navy.mil
Telephone (toll-free): (877) 253-7122

Community College of the Air Force Transcript Request
CCAF/RRR
Simler Hall, Suite 128
130 West Maxwell Boulevard
Maxwell Air Force Base, AL36112-6613
Telephone: (334) 953-2794/6436

Military Records Request
National Personnel Records Center
(Military Personnel Records)
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis , MO 63132-5100

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Q: I have military experience, but no college credits. Do I qualify for Ped 190 waiver?

A: Yes, please provide a copy of your DD214 to Registrar's Office, 2A-110.

The veteran's advisement service is supervised by the Registrar. Assistance is available in interpreting regulations and policies of the Department of Veterans Affairs and educational and financial counseling is offered. The office of the veterans adviser is the North Administration Building (2A), Room 110.

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Q: My former college is not accredited. Can I receive transfer college credits?

A: You might be able to get credits via a challenge exam. A challenge exam is up to the academic department's discretion.

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Faculty/Staff FAQ

 

Q: When do I have to submit grades?

A: Grades need to be submitted within 72 hours of the final exam.

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Q: Is the final exam schedule available?

A: The final exam schedule is finalized in November for the fall semester and in April for the Spring semester.  For the most recent final exam schedule see the Academic Calendars website.

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Q:  Is the Academic Calendar available?

A: Academic Calendars are posted on the Academic Calendars website.

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Q: How can I revise the prerequisites on a course or degree requirements?

A: All course revisions must go through the curriculum office, appropriate committee approval and chancellor’s office. If approvals are not processed before registration has begun on the upcoming semester than the changes must be applied to the subsequent semester. Please visit the curriculum website.

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Q:  How can I propose a new course, a change an existing course, or a change in degree program?

A: A curriculum item, new course, new program, change in program, change in course, originates with the faculty and is reviewed by the Department Curriculum Committee and, following this approval, submitted to the Dean for review and inclusion on the agenda for the appropriate committee, Undergraduate Curriculum, General Education, or Graduate Studies. After review and approval by the Undergraduate Curriculum, General Education, or Graduate Studies committee the item is sent by the Curriculum Coordinator to the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate for placement on the agenda for the Faculty Senate meeting. Following review and approval by the Faculty Senate the item is placed by the Curriculum Coordinator on the appropriate Chancellor's or University Report. Ultimately, the item becomes a change or addition to the undergraduate or graduate catalog. See the Curriculum Process FlowChart.

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Q: What format should be used when submitting course/degree proposals?

A: Please see the proposal formats.

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Q: What is consultation and why is it included in the proposal format?

A: Consultation allows departments and programs to address issues of enrollment and management of sections which arise as a result of curricular changes in related curricula; it prevents duplication of efforts and the waste of precious resources (faculty time, classroom space, etc.); and it works to build a consensus among faculty across disciplines and departments about the larger educational mission of the College as a whole.

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Q: How do I get information on course scheduling?

A: The scheduling material is distributed to department chairs and their designated scheduler annually by the Registrar’s office. Questions regarding the schedule can be submitted to the department scheduler.

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Q:  How do I submit a request for a course fee?

A: Requests for fees on courses must go through the Division Dean, approval of the Business office and submitted to the chancellor’s office by the Provost. Most Fee adjustments are done on a 2-3 year renewal basis and interim requests require special permission.  If the approval for the fee occurs after registration for the upcoming semester the fee can only be applied to the subsequent semesters beyond that.

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Q: How do I submit room change requests?

A: Each department has a scheduler who can submit space requests to our attention at the time of scheduling. If the request is done just prior to the semester beginning we ask the calls to our office be made between the hours of 9am-11am in order to handle the volume of activity in a timely manner.

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Q:  Who do I contact in the Registrar to refer a student or get answers to my questions?

A: We have a “who to call guide” for departments which is distributed to the departments regularly and is available on our website. At any time feel free to call our office directly for a referral to an area specialist or to obtain the guide.

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DISCLAIMER

The information presented in these pages represents the most commonly asked questions/problems related to the Office of the Registrar. It does not supersede the College of Staten Island Catalog . Students are responsible for all regulations and requirements as stipulated in the College of Staten Island Catalog and/or amendments to the catalog.