Undergraduate Academic Policies and Requirements
Student Status (Definitions and Policies)
A typical study program for a full time matriculated (acceptance into a planned program of study) Central Connecticut State University student in good standing is considered to be 15 to 17 credits of academic work per semester, depending on classification and major. A full-time student must carry a minimum of 12 credits per semester. Exceptions to this policy are permitted only for students with documented disabilities.
Application for undergraduate part-time degree matriculation (acceptance into a planned program of study) is made in the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, Davidson Hall (860-832-2278). Students who choose to undertake or to complete an undergraduate or graduate degree on a part-time basis should register for courses through the Office of the Registrar. Part-time students may enroll in day or evening classes. Saturday morning classes are also available. The course offerings and registration information may be found on the Registrar's Website. Persons with a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma may earn college credit by registering in University courses with the Office of the Registrar. Others may enroll, for no credit, as auditors.
Part-time undergraduate students may register for up to a maximum of 11 credits. To maintain their status, part time students must register for classes in at least one of the regular academic semesters each year.
Change of status from full-time to part-time may be requested at any time prior to the first day of classes and through the third week of a semester. No change of status is permitted after the third week. Refer to the Registrar's Website for further details.
Non-matriculated undergraduate students must apply for matriculation (acceptance into a planned program of study) before 30 credits are completed. Students will not be allowed to matriculate after completion of 30 credits without specific recommendation of an academic dean of the University. Non-matriculated students are not eligible for Financial Aid.
Membership in a class is determined by total earned credits as follows:
Undergraduate students are expected to invest a minimum of four hours per week per credit hour, including class time, for courses that meet for a full semester. For courses that meet for a shorter duration, a corresponding increase in the time invested is expected.
Major and Degree Policies
A student should select a major after consultation with an advisor. Forms to declare the major are available on the Registrar's Website or in the Office of the Registrar. See requirements for majors under separate departmental listings.
A minor -- a secondary field of study (between 18 and 24 credits) -- is required for certain majors. No minor is required for students completing a double major. Although minor requirements and exceptions to that requirement are specifically noted in the individual program listing, students should consult with their advisors regarding the requirement of a minor.
To change or declare a degree program, major or minor, a student must obtain a Major and Program Change Form on the Registrar's Website or in the Office of the Registrar, obtain the necessary signatures and return it to the Office of Registrar. For admission requirements to specific degree programs, refer to the website of the school in which the program is located: Carol A. Ammon School of Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Education & Professional Studies; School of Engineering & Technology.
As part of their undergraduate degree programs, students may complete a second major. To have a second major notation on the official transcript, students must complete a "Second Major" form, available at the Registrar's Office, which requires the declaration of the primary major, the student's degree program, and the requested second major. Students seeking teaching certification must earn a B.S.Ed. degree and list their teacher education subject matter as their primary major. No minor is required for students completing a double major.
A student who has already completed a bachelor's degree may be admitted to Central Connecticut State University for a second undergraduate degree or a second undergraduate major within the student's original degree program. A transfer student (whose earlier degree is not from CCSU) must satisfy all degree, major, minor, general education and residence requirements. Transfer students are required to have a minimum of 30 credits at CCSU in order to receive a bachelor's degree. A student, who already holds a bachelor's degree from CCSU and wishes to complete a second degree, may do so by completing all curriculum requirements in effect at the time of re-admission, with a minimum of 30 new credits. If all curriculum requirements are met, and the 30-credit minimum has not been attained, the remaining credits shall consist of additional directed electives chosen by the department. When these new degree requirements are met, the student will be issued another diploma and will be entitled to participate in commencement ceremonies. A student who already holds a bachelor's degree from CCSU may complete a second major within the original degree program. Although there is no minimum credit hour requirement for a second major, all curriculum requirements in effect at the time of re-admission must be completed. Upon completion the student will receive only an additional notation on the transcript; additional diplomas will not be printed, and students will not participate in commencement ceremonies. Students in this category should inform the Office of Registrar of their intentions soon after re-admission.
Registration Related Policies
Students are assigned a unique alternate personal identification number (PIN) each semester for the purpose of registering for classes. Alternate pin numbers are available at the start of the advising period. Students should meet with their academic advisor for advising and to obtain their pin number.
The following numbering system is used by Central Connecticut State University for Undergraduate and Graduate Courses 001-099 Non-credit courses and developmental courses 100 Search courses (undergraduate credit) 101-199 Courses open to first-year students, and in general to all undergraduate students 200-299 Courses open to sophomores, and in general to all undergraduate students 300-399 Courses open to juniors, and in general to sophomores, juniors, and seniors Courses numbered under 400 may be applied toward teacher certification and official certificate programs when recommended by the advisor but will not be approved for inclusion in a degree program. 400-499 Courses open to seniors, and in general to juniors, seniors, and graduate students, when included in the graduate catalog. Additional work is required for graduate students to earn graduate credit. Courses numbered 400 and above may be included in a planned program of graduate study only when they are listed in the graduate catalog and the course description so allows and when approved by the advisor and the dean, School of Graduate Studies. Students may have a maximum of nine credits (and in some cases zero to six, depending on the program) at the 400 level as approved by the program advisor. Graduate students enrolled in 400-level classes are required to do additional work as compared to their undergraduate classmates.
The marking of courses as available in an odd year (O) or an even year (E) refers to the whole academic year. Thus, a course scheduled for (O), odd year, would be given in an odd-starting academic year, such as 2011-2012, that fall or the next spring. One marked (E), even year, would be available in an even-starting academic year, such as 2012-2013, that fall or the next spring. If unspecified, the course is offered both semesters.
A "bridge" course is an entry-level graduate course which may share lectures with a specific advanced undergraduate (400-level) capstone course that is integral to each program (undergraduate and graduate). Each of these courses will have different numbers, titles, syllabi, and requirements. Undergraduate bridge courses must not have graduate credit.
A "link" course is a graduate course which may share lectures with a specific advanced undergraduate (400-level) course on the same topic. These courses may be electives. Each of these courses will have different numbers, titles, syllabi, and requirements. Undergraduate link courses must not have graduate credit. 500-599 Graduate courses; prior to enrollment undergraduates, who meet requirements of a minimum 3.00 GPA and 90 credits of study, may request registration by using the appropriate form to obtain approval of undergraduate advisor, instructor, chair of the department offering the course, and the dean of the School of Graduate Studies, who will give preferential admission to graduate students. 600-699 Graduate courses open only to master's, sixth-year, and doctoral students. 700-799 Graduate courses open only to doctoral students
Cross-listed courses may be offered under different identifiers (e.g. COMM and CINE), but they have the same description and syllabus. These courses are listed in the catalog as "cross-listed", and no student may receive credit for the course under one identifier if they have already received credit for the course on the same topic under the other identifier. These courses are treated as equivalent for all purposed including graduation requirements, G.P.A. calculations, and earned credits.
Placement Testing and Remedial Courses: Mathematics, Writing and Foreign Language Requirements and Placement Exams
Proficiency Requirement--Students may be required to improve their mathematics and/or writing skills by taking Elementary Algebra (MATH 099) and/or Remedial English (ENG 099).
- If required, students must successfully complete Math and/or English 099 courses within their first year (or within 24 credits attempted at CCSU).
- Students must do this in order to continue to register for courses at CCSU or at any other CSU institution.
There are different mathematics course requirements for each major and all students are required to take two courses in the area of mathematics, statistics, or computer science as part of the general education requirement. (MATH 099 and MATH 101 do not satisfy this requirement.)
The SAT Math score is initially used to determine eligibility for the first math course for entering first-time students. Students are encouraged to take a mathematics placement exam (Accuplacer) if, after reading the course descriptions, they think they are prepared to succeed in a higher-level course than the one they are eligible to take based on the SAT score. Mathematics and statistics course descriptions are found online at www.ccsu.edu . Placement exams are administered through The Learning Center on a regular schedule.
Transfer students do NOT need a placement exam if they have transfer credits at CCSU for MATH 99, MATH 101, MATH 115, MATH 119, MATH 121, MATH 123, MATH 135, MATH 152, or MATH 221. These courses are used as the prerequisite to your next level mathematics course. However, transfer students who have transfer credit for MATH 105, MATH 110, MATH 113, MATH 124, MATH 125, MATH 213, STAT 104, STAT 200, OR STAT 215, do need a placement exam if their plan of study requires MATH 135 OR MATH 152. If a student has transfer credit for a math higher than MATH 101 at CCSU that is not listed above, they should consult an advisor or the Department of Mathematical Sciences to see if a placement test is needed.
If a student has taken Accuplacer at CCSU or elsewhere within the last two years, the score may be used for placement in a CCSU mathematics course.
All entering first-time students are required to take Freshman Composition (ENG 110), which is an introductory course in expository writing, unless exempt due to previous coursework. Students who transfer with more than 60 credits who have not completed the equivalent of English 110, should meet with the Chair of the English Department to determine how to satisfy the requirement. Transfer students with fewer than 60 credits who have not completed the equivalent of English 110 must take the Accuplacer to determine course placement for writing. Placement exams are administered through The Learning Center on a regular schedule. There is no writing placement exam for entering first-time students. Student writing is assessed during the first week of your writing class. Course adjustments will be made based on the writing assessment, if it is determined that you are enrolled in the wrong writing course. A score of 450 on the Writing OR Critical Reading portion of the SAT (or 21 on the ACT) is needed to enroll in ENG 110. If the SAT Writing score AND the SAT Critical Reading score are both below 450 (or 21 on the ACT), the entering first-time students are required to complete Remedial English (ENG 099), which focuses on improvement of basic writing skills, prior to taking ENG 110. If English is not the student's native language and their score on the SAT Writing and SAT Critical Reading are both below 450 (or 21 on the ACT or 61 on the internet-based TOEFL), they are required to complete ESL 108 and/or ESL 109 prior to taking ENG 110. CCSU Foreign Language Requirement and placement testing-Students who have completed 3 sequential years of one foreign language at the high school level (to level 3), have satisfied the CCSU foreign language requirement. (The high school transcript must be received by the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.) Students who did not complete 3 sequential years of one foreign language in high school, have these options:
1. Elementary proficiency as demonstrated by successfully completing a 2nd semester-level CCSU foreign language course (112 or 118).
2. Demonstration of native proficiency in a language other than English.
All students must take a placement exam to continue studying the same language previously studied:
---Spanish placement exams are offered by The Learning Center.
---French, German and Italian placement exams are offered by the Modern Language Department.
It is the students' responsibility to determine whether they have met prerequisites for a course. Students found to be lacking the prerequisites for a course may be administratively removed from a class at the request of the instructor. Course prerequisites are defined in the course description section of this catalog.
Students may add courses, on a space-available basis, prior to the scheduled beginning and through the first seven days of each fall or spring semester. Summer and winter courses must be added prior to the second class meeting. All students add courses online through their pipeline accounts or through the Registrar's Office. Capstone and independent study courses also may be added within this same period; however specific forms are used that require signatures including that of the dean. Registration after a semester's scheduled beginning but within the add period is dependent on course enrollment and/or the willingness of the instructor and department, chair to approve an additional student. To register for a course after the semester’s add period, a student must obtain a Course Registration Waiver Request Form on the Registrar's Website or in the Office of the Registrar, obtain the necessary signatures and return it to the Office of Registrar.
Dropping courses will be allowed up to the last day of the third week of classes during a regular semester. If a full-time undergraduate student drops below twelve credits, the student must change status from full-time to part-time. Requests for dropping a course must be in writing. Courses dropped by the deadline do not appear on the student's transcript. Forms are available in the Registrar's Office, Davidson Hall. The deadline for dropping all full-semester courses is included in the registration information booklet found on the Registrar’s Office website and on the registration calendar. If a full time student drops all courses between the first day of classes and the last day of the third week of classes, the student will be withdrawn in good standing from the University and a “W” will appear on the transcript for each course dropped. Warning Failure to carry a minimum of 12 credits may affect Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and receipt of certain federal, state, and other benefits, including but not limited to various financial aid programs, Veterans benefits, and Social Security benefits. Students dropping below 12 credits are ineligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics.
Students may withdraw from a full semester course from the beginning of the 4th week of the semester until the end of the 12th week of classes by completing and submitting the Course Withdrawal Form available on the Registrar’s Website or at the Registrar’s Office. No permission is required. A student seeking to withdraw after the 12th week of class and until the last day of classes must present documentation of extenuating circumstances for his or her request and submit a Withdrawal After Week 12 Form (available on the Registrar’s Website or at the Registrar’s Office) with the signatures of the instructor of the course and the chair of the department in which the course is taught. Poor academic performance is not considered an extenuating circumstance. If the request is approved, a “W” will be recorded on the student’s transcript. If a student stops attending and fails to withdraw officially from a course, a grade of “F” will be recorded on the student’s transcript. In all cases of withdrawal, a “W” does not affect the student’s grade-point average
A limited pass-fail option in courses not required for the major, minor or general education program is available at the University. To be eligible for the pass/fail option, the student must have completed at least 34 earned hours (including transfer hours) and must be a matriculated undergraduate in good standing. Up to two (2) pass/fail courses may be selected in one semester, but no more than four (4) pass/fail courses may be selected throughout the entire undergraduate career. If a student changes majors to a discipline in which pass/fail credit has been earned, the grade(s) earned in such a pass/fail course(s) shall be retrieved and recorded on permanent record in place of the pass/fail grade. Intent to take a course pass/fail must be filed in the Office of Registrar within the first three weeks of the semester. NOTE: courses earning a PASS are not calculated into the GPA, but courses with a FAIL are calculated into the GPA. Refer to the Registrar's Website for further information.
Full-time undergraduate students are permitted to audit courses, provided they are taking a minimum of 12 credits in addition to the courses audited. Part-time students need not meet this minimum requirement. Intent to audit a course requires the written approval of the instructor and must be filed in the Office of Registrar during the first three weeks of the semester. Failure to meet the instructor's requirements for auditing may result in the student being withdrawn from the course. Courses taken on an audit basis do not affect grade point average and do not apply toward any graduation requirement.
Students who register as part-time students may enroll for a maximum of eleven credits. Students who register as full-time students enroll for no fewer than twelve credits, and up to a maximum of 18 credits. Both part-time and full-time students may register online through their pipeline accounts or through the Registrar’s Office.
A full-time student may take 12 to 18 semester credits without special permission. A student who wishes to register for more than the customary semester program of academic work should apply in writing to the appropriate academic dean at least one week prior to registration for the semester in which the additional course is to be taken. Credit overload forms are available on the Registrar's Website.
In addition to the applicable tuition/required fees, full-time undergraduate students registering for more than 18 credits will be assessed excess credit fees for each credit beyond 18. These fees are non-refundable and will not be deleted if at a later time the total credits number less than 19. The current excess credit fee is available on the Bursar’s Website. In general, the only applications approved are from students whose cumulative grade-point average is 2.50 or above, or whose average for the preceding semester is at least 3.00. No student will be permitted to take more than the normal program of study in their first semester.
Summer and Winter Session registration is conducted by the Registrar’s Office. Summer Session offerings and the Winter Session offerings are available online. Registered students are assessed part time tuition and fees for Summer and Winter Sessions.
The University permits a maximum registration of seven credits during the first five-week and eight-week Summer Sessions; seven credits during the second five-week Summer Session; and four credits during the three-week post Summer Session. No more than fourteen total credits may be taken during the Summer Sessions. During Winter Session, students may enroll in up to four credits of academic course work.
Undergraduate students who have a cumulative average (GPA) of 3.00 or above and who have completed more than 90 semester hours of coursework may request permission to enroll in a 500-level course for which they have met all course prerequisites. Students are required to obtain written permission on the 500 level from their advisor, the course instructor, the chair of the department offering the course, and the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies prior to registration. Priority is given to graduate students; undergraduates who meet criteria are enrolled on a space-available basis. Forms are available in the office of the School of Graduate Studies, Barnard Hall, Room 102, and also at Graduate Studies website.
Students may repeat any course during their tenure at CCSU. The most recent course grade and credit, for the first 17 credits repeated, will be applied to the GPA and degree requirements. After 17 credits, both grade and credit will be applied to the GPA. All grades will appear on the student's transcript. No course may be repeated more than once without approval of the chair of the department offering the course. This policy applies to undergraduate students for courses repeated at CCSU beginning with the Fall 2003 semester. Some academic departments may require students to retake certain prerequisite courses if there is an extended time lapse between the completion of that prerequisite course and enrollment in subsequent courses. Students should check with the individual departments for time limits on prerequisite courses. Students who must retake prerequisite courses have two options:
- Students may retake the course and replace their previous grade. Credits for the retake will be applied against the limit of 17 authorized repeat credits.
- Students may audit the course and retain the existing grade. The 17 authorized repeat credits will not be affected. Students taking this option should be aware that individual academic departments might place special requirements on the auditing of courses. Students must complete an audit request form within the required time frame at the beginning of the semester in which a course is audited.
Note: Repeating courses taken in a previous semester may affect certain federal and state benefits, various financial aid programs, loans, scholarships, and social security benefits, in addition to athletic eligibility and veteran's benefits. Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements must be met for continued financial aid eligibility. See Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy under Financial Aid. Note: Education majors and post baccalaureate certification students should refer to the course repeat policy listed in the School of Education and Professional Studies.
ENG 099 and MATH 099 are three-credit courses. The grade awarded will be computed into a student's GPA, but the credits will not count towards the number of credits required for graduation. Students needing to demonstrate college-level proficiency in either or both English and math are required to successfully complete the appropriate courses within their first 24 academic credits. Students will have five opportunities to complete the courses by attending the Summer Sessions prior to and following their freshman year or the fall, winter, or spring semesters of their freshman year. Students who are unable to complete the proficiency requirements within the first 24 credits will not be allowed to register for credit courses within the Connecticut State University System until they have completed the courses elsewhere.
This information is subject to change. For a complete list of the Refund Policy, please visit the Bursar's website. Refer to the Registration Calendar for specific semester dates. Please remember that you need to maintain a minimum of 12 credits for Undergraduate students or 9 credits for Graduate students per semester to be considered a Full Time student and to retain eligibility for financial aid, University-billed Sickness Insurance, Veterans Benefits, and student athletics. Part Time studentsdropping below 6 credit hours may affect their financial aid award. Note: Some fees are non-refundable. Full Time students who change their status after the start of classes to Part Time and then withdraw during the first week of classes will be assessed a 10% withdrawal penalty.Full Time students withdrawing from all courses (Fall and Spring semesters only) ("W" grade will appear on the record starting with the first day of classes)
|Before the start of classes/ term||100% tuition refund|
|During 1st Week||90% tuition refund|
|During 2nd Week||60% tuition refund|
|During 3rd & 4th Week||40% tuition refund|
|After 4th Week||No refund|
Part Time students (Fall and Spring semesters) and all Summer and Winter session course drops or withdrawals Full Semester Courses
|Before the start of classes/term and through add/drop period||100% tuition refund|
|During 2nd Week||60% tuition refund|
|During 3rd & 4th Week||40% tuition refund|
|After 4th Week||No refund|
3 - 8 Week Courses (For online courses, eachbusiness day of the term/sessioncounts as one class meeting day.)
|Prior to 2nd class meeting||100% tuition refund|
|Prior to 3rd class meeting||60% tuition refund|
|Prior to 4th class meeting||40% tuition refund|
|After start of 4th class meeting||No refund|
Less than 3 Week Courses (For online courses, each business day of the term/sessioncounts as one class meeting day.)
|Prior to 2nd class meeting||100% tuition refund|
|Prior to 3rd class meeting||60% tuition refund|
|After start of 3rd class meeting||No refund|
Full Time Matriculated Students The payment of Tuition and State University Fee is waived for any Connecticut resident presenting evidence of being 62 years of age or older who has been accepted for full-time admission and is enrolled in a degree-granting program. Other fees, including the General Fee, SA/Media Fee, Accidental Insurance Fee, (and for online courses an Online Fee per online course), are still due. Part Time Matriculated Students The Course Fee is waived for regular non-online courses for any Connecticut resident presenting evidence of being 62 years of age or older who registers part-time through theRegistrar's Office. (For online courses, 25% of the Course Fee is waived.) The Registration Fee is still due. Special registration dates apply. Non-Matriculated Students The Course Fee is waived for regular non-online courses for any Connecticut resident presenting evidence of being 62 years of age or older. (For online courses, 25% of the Course Fee is waived.) The Registration Fee is still due. Registrations are limited on a space-available basis. Refer to the registration calendar for specific 62 and over registration dates. For more information, visit registration information and procedures and the Bursar's Office tuition/ fees information.
Leaving the University and Reenrolling
The University is committed to supporting the health and well-being of their students. The University provides a wide range of counseling services to address the mental and physical health needs of their students, including counseling, psychiatric services, consultation, and referral assistance. The goal of the universities is to enable each and every student to function fully as a member of the academic community. Students are permitted to take voluntary leaves of absence for physical or mental health reasons. If a student so requests, the Student Health Service or Counseling Center will assist a student in determining whether to take a voluntary medical leave of absence and in arranging that leave. A student on a voluntary medical leave of absence may maintain contact with, and may visit, campus friends and teaching, residence, counseling and administrative staff.
A full-time student wishing to withdraw from the University must confer with the Office of the Registrar and have the appropriate forms completed and approved by that office no later than four weeks before the last day of the final examination period. The Registrar's Office will assist in filing the form necessary for withdrawal. Withdrawals after this date will be permitted only under extenuating circumstances and will require consultation and approval of the Academic Dean and the Registrar. Readmission is contingent upon the student's academic standing at the time of re-entry. The student must complete a reactivation form with the Office of Admissions to initiate readmission.
A Leave of Absence is a period of separation from CCSU for up to two consecutive semesters. During this time a student maintains his or her matriculation and is entitled to return to CCSU. The Undergraduate Student Leave of Absence enables students to return after a maximum two-semester absence from campus. Students with this status need not apply for readmission. Students may register for classes during the normal registration period based on cumulative credits earned both in transfer and at CCSU. This policy does not supersede any existing University withdrawal policy. Please note: a University Leave of Absence is not a federally approved Leave of Absence and could impact the grace period for student loan repayment
Students desiring a Leave of Absence must:
- Be matriculated and enrolled in the semester immediately preceding the Leave of Absence;
- Address any outstanding financial obligations with the Bursar;
- Have no disciplinary action pending.
Leave of Absence Process:
- Forms are available at Registrar's Website
- Complete the Leave of Absence Application and return it to the Office of the Registrar.
As required on the Leave of Absence request form, students must complete the following before the Leave of Absence goes into effect:
- Students living on campus must contact the Office of Residence Life.
- International students must contact the Center for International Education to insure that all legal documents are in order.
Status while on a Leave of Absence:
- Each semester an email of related materials will be sent to all students on a leave of absence.
- The student is eligible to enroll without question upon completion of the leave of absence.
- The student will be reported to all outside agencies as not currently enrolled.
- The student will not be entitled to access or privileges held by enrolled students.
Upon return to CCSU, the student will comply with the requirements toward his or her degree as identified in the catalog at the time the student originally matriculated, unless other exceptions had been previously authorized. Requirements to Return:
- The student need only register for the upcoming semester.
- Failure to return to active status during the semester designated on the Leave of Absence application will necessitate that the student apply for reactivation and pay the appropriate fees to Admissions at a later date when he/she chooses to return to CCSU.
At the discretion of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, an undergraduate student whose enrollment at CCSU has been interrupted for 2 or more years and whose GPA is below a 2.0 may be considered for admission under the Fresh Start Policy. Under this option, the Office of the Registrar initiates a new GPA for the returning student at the time of re-entry and uses this new figure for graduation purposes. The Fresh Start admission option is available to undergraduate students who were formerly matriculated at the university and who attempted no more than 60 credits. It is also available to non-matriculated undergraduate students who attempted no more than 30 credits at CCSU. Each case is decided on its own merits, and each decision has advantages and disadvantages. Students returning to the University for full or part-time study after a long interval should consult the Office of Admissions. (see admissions web page for more information and to download the form)
Financial Aid Policies
CCSU is required by federal law to establish, publish and apply reasonable standards for measuring whether a matriculated student is maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward a degree objective, and to ensure progress toward the degree for all periods of enrollment, whether or not the student has received financial aid. These standards are applicable to all financial aid recipients at CCSU and affect eligibility for all federal and state aid, including grants, student loans, and work-study. SPECIAL NOTE: For 2012-2013 financial aid eligibility: All Students must accomplish a passing rate of 67.5% by the end of spring 2012 during the 2011-12 academic year to be eligible for 2012-13 financial aid. (Non-matriculated students are not eligible for Financial Aid.)
- Doctoral, Masters:3.0
- Credential/certification: 2.5
Junior/Senior (54+ credits): 2.0
Sophomore (26-53 credits): 2.0
Freshmen (0-25 credits): 2.0
Students must complete at least 67.5% of the credits attempted with a passing grade of A, B, C, D, P. For example, a student who enrolls in 30 credits for an academic year must complete at least 20 credits (30 x .675 = 20). Non-passing grades of F, INC, NC, U, W,and AU will lower a student's completion rate. All attempted credits resulting in either an academic grade or administrative transcript notation will be included in the quantitative calculation. Incomplete courses, course withdrawals, course repeats and non credit remedial courses will be included in this assessment. Transfer credits will be counted as attempted and earned credits in the calculation for determining satisfactory academic progress.
Students must complete their program within 150% of their program's required units. For example, a student in a 120 unit program must receive his/her degree within 180 credits. All graded coursework will be counted, including transfer units, repeats, and withdrawals. Up to 30 remedial credits may be excluded. Courses with grades of RD (report delayed) or RP (report in progress) will be considered as completed credits until a final grade is determined.
Students will be placed on probation status (can receive aid) at the end of the academic semester if any of the following applies:
- CCSU GPA falls below their objective-specific GPA
- Completion rate of attempted units with passing grades falls between 50% and 67.5%.
Federal Regulations require students who have reached Junior or Senior status to maintain at least a 2.0 CCSU Grade Point Average.
Students will become disqualified from receiving financial aid if any of the following applies:
- Student is in a Financial Aid Probation status for two consecutive academic semesters;
- Student completes fewer than 50% of their attempted units with passing grades in any academic year;
- Student fails to complete their program within 150% of their degree program required units.
Students who become disqualified from receiving financial aid will be notified on their CCSU e-mail account and will be provided instructions on the financial aid appeal process. Appeals will be evaluated based on the student's extenuating circumstances.
Students who are disqualified due to low GPA or low unit completion will regain financial aid eligibility once they achieve the required GPA or credit completion as long as they have not completed more than 150% of their program requirements. Undergraduate students who are disqualified due to exceeding the 150% of the required units for their program will regain eligibility after they become a master's or credential student after their bachelor's degree is posted. Students who meet this condition before the spring semester may submit a SAP Appeal Form to request their eligibility be reinstated; otherwise progress will be reviewed after spring grades have posted.
Grades and Grading Policies
Central Connecticut State University uses the letter grading system as follows: A, superior; B, above average; C, average; D, passing but below average; and F, failure. A grade of incomplete (INC) may be recorded, at the discretion of the instructor, for a course in which a student, because of circumstances beyond his or her control, has not completed certain work or has been absent from the final examination. A grade of NR (not recorded by instructor) will be entered if grades are not submitted in a timely manner. For undergraduate students, an INC or an NR not changed to another grade by the instructor within the first eight weeks of the subsequent major semester will be changed to an F. Responsibility for removing an INC or an NR within this time limit rests with the student. Additional grades used at CCSU include: AU Audit (no credit) INC Incomplete IP In Progress (Doctoral) NC Satisfactory completion of a non-credit course S Satisfactory performance in a non-credit course TR Transfer credit U Unsatisfactory performance in a non-credit course W Withdrawal. An FN is a failing grade given to students who have no record of attendance and no record of academic participation for a course. It is treated as an F for GPA calculations.
Mid-semester grades may be recorded online by faculty for full-length fall and spring semester courses. Mid-semester grades are considered an approximate grade of student's performance to date. Mid-semester grades are not recorded on transcripts and are not used in the calculation of grade point averages.
For computing grade-point average, grades are evaluated as follows for each semester hour of credit:
|Grade Quality||Points||Grade Quality||Points|
For example, a student receives an A in two courses, one carrying 3 credits and one carrying 1 credit; a B in a 3-credit course; a B- in a 3-credit course; a C- in a 2-credit course; a D in a 3-credit course; and an F in a 2-credit course. The grade-point average is computed as follows. A or 4 quality points per hour x 4 credits = 16 quality points
B or 3 quality points per hour x 3 credits = 9 quality points
B- or 2.7 quality points per hour x 3 credits = 8.1 quality points
C- or 1.7 quality points per hour x 2 credits = 3.4 quality points
D or 1 quality point per hour x 3 credits = 3 quality points
F or 0 quality points per hour x 2 credits = 0 quality points
17 credits for a total of 39.5 quality points To calculate this student's semester grade-point average, the quality point total is divided by the total number of credits taken: 39.5 ÷ 17 = 2.32. The cumulative grade-point average (CGPA) for a student's record is determined by adding the credits attempted and dividing this total into the total number of quality points. The cumulative grade-point average indicates the academic record of the student for the time enrolled at the University and does not include transfer credit.
Full-time students. Dean's List recognition for a semester is granted to students who carried at least 12 academic credits, earned a 3.50 GPA and did not have any "incompletes" for the semester at the time grades were processed. Part-time matriculated students who have earned a minimum of 12 credits for the academic year, who have achieved a 3.50 cumulative average for fall and spring semesters of that school year and who have no "incompletes" listed on their record are eligible for spring semester Dean's List honors.
Graduation honors for the baccalaureate degree recognize high academic achievement at Central Connecticut State University as demonstrated by the following cumulative grade-point averages: Cum laude (honors) 3.50-3.69
Magna cum laude (high honors) 3.70-3.89
Summa cum laude (highest honors) 3.90-4.00 Candidates for Graduation Honors, who will be recognized at Commencement ceremonies, are identified at the conclusion of the regular semester that precedes their final semester prior to graduation, i.e. honors for May graduates will be based on their GPA at the end of the previous fall semester. Full-time students who have earned a minimum of 44 credits toward their graduation requirements in residence at Central Connecticut State University, or part-time students who have earned a minimum of 56 credits toward their degree in residence at CCSU, with a cumulative earned GPA of at least 3.50 are considered to be Graduation Honors candidates eligible for recognition at Commencement. Candidacy for Graduation Honors does not guarantee the award of Graduation Honors upon completion of degree requirements. Graduation honors, which appear on both the diploma and the transcript, will be awarded only to full-time and part-time students who complete their graduation requirements with a minimum of 62 credits in residence at Central Connecticut State University and a cumulative earned grade-point average of at least 3.50. The residency requirement for honors may not be waived. Students with questions regarding academic honors should consult the Academic Dean of their major.
Students may repeat any course during their tenure at CCSU. The total number of credits that students may repeat, however, is limited to 17 credits, and no course may be repeated more than once without approval of the chair of the department offering the course. The most recent course grade and credit will be applied to the GPA and degree requirements. All grades will appear on the student's transcript. This policy applies to undergraduate students for courses repeated at CCSU beginning with the Fall 2003 semester. Some academic departments may require students to retake certain prerequisite courses if there is an extended time lapse between the completion of that prerequisite course and enrollment in subsequent courses. Students should check with the individual departments for time limits on prerequisite courses. Students who must retake prerequisite courses have two options:
- Students may retake the course and replace their previous grade. Credits for the retake will be applied against the limit of 17 authorized repeat credits.
- Students may audit the course and retain the existing grade. The 17 authorized repeat credits will not be affected. Students taking this option should be aware that individual academic departments might place special requirements on the auditing of courses. Students must complete an audit request form within the required time frame at the beginning of the semester in which a course is audited.
Note: Repeating courses taken in a previous semester may affect certain federal and state benefits, various financial aid programs, loans, scholarships, and social security benefits, in addition to athletic eligibility and veteran's benefits. Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements must be met for continued financial aid eligibility. See Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
Note: Education majors and post baccalaureate certification students should refer to the course repeat policy listed in the School of Education and Professional Studies.
Non-credit courses are offered through the Office of Continuing Education within its community service programs and are noted with a grade of NC. Other grades that may be used include the symbol "S" to indicate satisfactory completion of a non-credit academic course. The symbol "U" will indicate unsatisfactory performance or non-completion of an academic non-credit course. In addition, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may be awarded for the successful completion of some non-credit courses. CEUs are not credits and are not applicable towards the requirements of a degree program.
Academic grading reflects careful and deliberate judgment by a faculty member instructing a course. Academic evaluation of student performance requires expert consideration of cumulative information. Such decision-making, by its nature, is judgmental and evaluative. The evaluative process is not and should not be likened to the adversarial process involved in disciplinary matters, for academic grade determination is not adaptable to the methods of judicial or administrative decision-making. The education process, moreover, is not by nature adversarial, but rather centers upon a continuing relationship between faculty and student. Administrative interposition, except in the most extreme instances, is to be avoided. The University recognizes that in rare instances there may be errors, or "palpable injustice(s)" in determination of a final grade. A student alleging such error or palpable injustice, i.e. a clear showing of arbitrary or capricious action, may appeal as provided below:
For the appeal to be considered, the following procedure must be followed and the following deadlines must be met:
- First step: meeting with the instructor. First, the student must meet with the instructor by the end of the second week of classes of the full semester following the semester in which the grade was awarded. Either the student or the faculty member may request that the initial meeting occurs in the presence of the department chair. If no meeting with the instructor occurred, the student should provide a statement as to why a meeting did not occur with the instructor within the two-week time limit.
- Second step: submit the appeal in writing to the department chairperson.
- If no resolution is achieved between the student and the instructor, the student must submit the appeal in writing to the department chairperson before the end of the fourth week of classes of the full semester following the semester in which the grade was awarded.
- The student's written appeal must be in hard copy, and must include
- An inventory list of materials provided or Table of Contents;
- A completed Appeal for Grade Change form;
- A course syllabus (preferably the one provided to the student at the beginning of the course);
- A detailed statement explaining why the student believes his/her grade should be changed; the statement must include, at a minimum:
- a list of the student’s grades in the course;
- a list of changes that should be made to those grades, with explanations;
- an explanation of why those changes would necessitate a change in the course grade;
- all documents that are necessary to support the student’s position (graded homework assignments, graded examinations, medical documentation, statements from other students or faculty, etc.); if some of the student’s work has not been returned to the student by the instructor, the student should include a list of documents that have not been returned to him/her.
In the event that statements are provided by other persons than the student seeking the appeal and the faculty member providing the grade, the contact information for each person should be provided so the Grade Appeals Review Board may verify, if it wishes, the statements included. Students should understand that the burden of proof is upon them to make the case that a "palpable injustice" or bias has occurred, and so the student should seek to make as strong a case as possible by including supporting documents to claims made.
The student should make sure that the written appeal is clear and complete, as he/she will not have the opportunity to supplement an appeal once it has been filed, except to respond to a request from the Grade Appeals Review Board. Also, the student should be aware that materials submitted will not be returned to him/her; therefore, he/she should keep copies of all materials.
- The department chairperson must provide the student and instructor with a written recommendation within two weeks of receiving an appeal. A grade change shall be made only with the written consent of the instructor and the department chairperson, except as noted above in the case of an instructor who has died or has left university employment and cannot be contacted.
- If the department chairperson finds that the appeal has merit, but the instructor disagrees, then the chairperson shall automatically forward the appeal (including all supporting documentation and a copy of the chairperson’s recommendation) to the dean, within three business days.
- Third step: appeal to the Dean.
- If the department chairperson upholds the instructor’s grade, and the student wishes to further pursue the appeal, the student must inform the department chairperson of his/her intention to pursue the appeal within one week of receiving the chairperson’s written recommendation. In that case, the chairperson shall forward the written appeal (including all supporting documentation and a copy of the chairperson’s recommendation) to the dean, within three business days.
- The dean should provide the student, instructor, and chairperson with a written recommendation within two weeks of receiving an appeal. A grade change shall be made only with the written consent of the instructor and the department chairperson, except as noted above in the case of death of an instructor who has died or has left university employment and cannot be contacted.
- If the dean finds that the appeal has merit, but the instructor or department chairperson disagrees, then the dean shall automatically forward five copies of the appeal (including all supporting documentation and a copy of the chairperson’s and dean’s recommendations) to the Chair of the Grade Appeals Review Board, within three business days.
- Fourth step: appeal to the Grade Appeals Review Board
- If the dean upholds the instructor’s grade, and the student wishes to further pursue the appeal, the student must inform the dean of his/her intention to pursue the appeal within two weeks of receiving the dean’s written recommendation.
- If the student chooses to pursue the appeal, the dean shall forward five copies of the written appeal, (including all supporting documentation and a copy of the chairperson’s and dean’s recommendations) to the Chair of the Grade Appeals Review Board, within three business days.
- Final step: consideration of the appeal by the Grade Appeals Review Board
- Any appeal after the completion of the steps above shall be made to the Grade Appeals Review Board, which functions under the aegis of the Academic Standards Committee. After receiving an appeal, the Grade Appeals Review Board may engage in a number of actions.
- Following an investigation, the Grade Appeals Review Board may deny the appeal, in which case the matter shall be closed.
- If the Grade Appeals Review Board makes a finding that the grading involved a palpable injustice, the case shall be remanded to the instructor and the dean of the instructor's school for reconsideration. The instructor may make the appropriate change in the grade with the written agreement of the dean. The dean will notify the Grade Appeals Review Board of the response taken. If the instructor disagrees or if the instructor's whereabouts are unknown, the Grade Appeals Review Board may recommend a grade change to the Provost. The Provost may make the appropriate grade change or issue a "W" (withdrawal). The instructor, the department chairperson, and the dean shall be notified in writing of the Grade Appeals Review Board’s recommendation and of the Provost’s decision.
- The Grade Appeals Review Board will endeavor to resolve all cases within the semester in which they are filed. When this is not possible, the chairperson of the Grade Appeals Review Board shall provide the Provost, as well as the student, with written notification.
- In no case shall a grade be lowered as a result of the appeal to the Grade Appeals Review Board.
- Student Rights and Responsibilities:
- Students shall receive timely notification during all steps of the appeals process.
- When appealing a grade, students must provide a full written account, attaching all corresponding documentation outlined in item 2. Students will not have the opportunity to supplement an appeal once it has been filed, except to respond to a request from the Grade Appeals Review Board.
- Faculty and Administration's Rights and Responsibilities:
- The Grade Appeals Review Board shall notify faculty, chairpersons, and deans in writing of any Review Board actions and requests.
- Faculty shall retain all graded student work that has not been returned to the student, until the end of the following regular academic semester. In no case shall faculty discard the graded work of a student who has filed an appeal.
- Faculty shall provide the chairperson, dean and/or Grade Appeals Review Board with graded student work, a syllabus, or any other documents that may be needed to evaluate the merits of the appeal.
- Faculty should endeavor to meet with a student who has questions about his/her grade as early as possible in the next semester; preferably, before the add/drop deadline
- Chairpersons and deans must endeavor to meet required deadlines as outlined in the Appeals for Grade Change Policy.
- Deans will notify the Grade Appeals Review Board when a recommended grade change has taken place or has been rejected by the instructor.
- The Grade Appeals Review Board shall notify faculty, chairpersons, and deans in writing of any Review Board actions and requests.
- Members of The Grade Appeals Review Board:
- The Grade Appeals Review Board is comprised of the Grade Appeals Committe.
- The Grade Appeals Review Board Policies:
- The Grade Appeals Review Board will not accept evidence provided in person to the Grade Appeals Review Board and so does not allow students, non-Board faculty, administrators, or any other people to attend Review Board meetings.
- At the conclusion of a grade appeals case, copies of materials provided to Grade Appeals Review Board members will be destroyed by the chair of the Grade Appeals Review Board. Original case documents will be turned over to the vice president of academic affairs to be stored until such time as the state code determines the documents may be destroyed under state guidelines. Students appealing cases are advised to keep copies of all documentation provided in the appeal as the originals provided will be held by the University following the decision of the Grade Appeals Review Board.
- The Grade Appeals Review Board reserves the right to request grade and attendance information from the instructor, a copy of the course syllabus, a clear grading policy or written explanation of how the course grade was calculated (if a clear grading policy is not in the syllabus), and any other related materials from the instructor and/or the appellant when the Grade Appeals Review Board believes that it cannot make a fair decision without such information.
- The Grade Appeals Review Board reserves the right to request from the student any document that it needs to make a decision on a case. The student shall have two weeks to provide the document to the dean, who shall immediately forward five copies of the document to the Grade Appeals Review Board. If the student fails to provide (within two weeks) a document that the Grade Appeals Review Board believes is essential, the Grade Appeals Review Board reserves the right to deny the appeal as “incomplete”.
- Students should also understand that the Grade Appeals Review Board does not have any predisposition to support either the instructor or the student, but seeks as fair a resolution to the appeal as it can determine.
- The Grade Appeals Review Board reserves the right to extend deadlines when extraordinary circumstances exist. Under no condition does extending a deadline in one case set precedent, as each case is a unique situation.
- Should the appeal case suggest to the Grade Appeals Review Board that other students in the course likely had their grades impacted as well as the grades of the appellant, the Grade Appeals Review Board shall contact in writing the department chair and dean of the school where the original appeal originated and suggest a review of the course in question.
- The Grade Appeals Review Board will follow the appeals process as detailed above. If the appeal is forwarded to the Grade Appeals Review Board between May graduation and June 15, the chair will attempt to contact Grade Appeals Review Board members during the summer, however, there is no obligation for the Grade Appeals Review Board to meet, given various offsemester commitments of the Grade Appeals Review Board members.
- Anyone other than the appellant and related faculty and University administration who approaches the chair or other Grade Appeals Review Board members will be directed to the University Counsel to the President without any discussion whatsoever of a case.
- A decision of the Grade Appeals Review Board to recommend a grade change is only a recommendation and does not guarantee that the action recommended will be followed.
- The Grade Appeal Review Board will state its reasons for its recommendations in writing to the instructor, department chair, and dean in the case of recommending a grade change and to all parties in the case of an appeal denial.
- The Grade Appeals Review Board will expect any appeals submitted in the fall semester to arrive no later than the last week in October and in the spring semester, no later than the last week in March. Appeals received after those dates may be held until the next semester. Appeals received before those dates will be expedited.
- A grade appeal cannot be filed for cases that include an ongoing investigation on academic misconduct under the Academic Misconduct Policy. A grade appeal cannot be filed to overturn a finding of academic misconduct under the Academic Misconduct Policy.Originally Adopted by the Faculty Senate April 16, 1979. Revised by the Faculty Senate May 14, 2007 and April 11, 2011.
All students are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher to be in Good Standing. All students who fall below a 2.00 will receive notification of either academic probation or academic dismissal from the dean of their schools.
At the end of their first semester with less than a GPA of 2.00, all students (first-year/first-time, continuing, or transfer) will receive a probation letter informing them of the dismissal/probation policy and of an academic intervention. At the end of the next semester, all students on probation still having less than a 2.00 will receive notice of academic dismissal. Those students may petition for academic probation due to extenuating circumstances by contacting the office of their academic dean. Students who are denied probation will be dismissed. Following dismissal, a student must normally wait at least one semester before being considered for reinstatement.
Only courses taken at Central Connecticut State University, including summer session and winter session courses, are included in calculating the student's cumulative GPA. Courses taken at other institutions are not included in the student's Central Connecticut State University GPA. However, transfer credits accepted at CCSU will count toward the total number of credits attempted for purposes of academic standing. An academically dismissed student may enroll through the Office of the Registrar as a non-matriculated student and seek to bring the cumulative grade-point average back to the good-standing level. Also, an academically dismissed student may petition the academic dean of their major for reinstatement. After re-attaining good standing, as a result of work as a non-matriculated student, a student may request readmission to Central Connecticut State University as a matriculated student. Consultation with the Office of Admissions concerning deadlines for reactivation is advised.
Graduation Policies and Requirements
For graduation a student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 and receive grades of C- or better in all courses required for the major and minor, with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 in the major and minor, and complete a minimum of 122 or 130 credits, depending on one's major. The School of Education and Professional Studiesand the School of Business may have different requirements. For more information about the School of Education & Professional Studies, click here. For the School of Business, here.
A minimum of 30 credits "in residence" is required for a bachelor's degree. Students transferring from any college are required to take at least 15 credits in their major field and 9 credits in their minor field at Central Connecticut State University. Major and minor minimums are included in the 30-credit residence requirement. "In residence" means attending classes conducted on campus or under supervision of Central Connecticut State University. Effective for all students matriculating on or after Fall 2010 the residency requirement for earning a degree from CCSU are:
A minimum of 30 credits taken at CCSU. The major and minor residency requirements DID NOT CHANGE. They are still 15 credits in the major and 9 credits in the minor (except for School of Business: see below). For programs with no minor, the residency requirement is still 15 credits in the major. Programs in the School of Business require that at least 50% of the business credits needed for the business degree be earned and completed at Central Connecticut State University. In no case will a degree be granted unless a student is matriculated for a minimum of one year at the time of graduation. Any student has the option of completing the program requirements in effect during the catalog year when s/he entered the program or electing to abide by any new set of program or university requirements in a subsequent catalog year while the student remains in the program. Courses that do not Carry Credits toward Graduation: ENG 099 and MATH 099 ENG 099 and MATH 099 are three-credit courses. The grade awarded will be computed into a student's GPA, but the credits will not count towards the number of credits required for graduation.
A graduating student must file an Application for Graduation with the Office of Registrar one year prior to graduation. The form may be obtained at the Registrar's Website. Those expecting to complete degree requirements in May or August must file by May 1, and those completing in December must file by December 1 of the previous year.
Any undergraduate student who has filed a graduation application, and whose spring semester degree evaluation confirms that the student will have completed all but nine (9) or fewer credit hours required for the degree by the following August, will be allowed to participate in Commencement ceremonies. Undergraduate students having more than nine (9) credit hours of work remaining will not normally be allowed to participate in Commencement ceremonies. However, in the case of extraordinary circumstances, such as family or health emergencies, students may appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee. The student may be required to provide supporting documentation in making such an appeal. The decision of the Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee is final.
Departmental chairs may approve the substitution of one course for another within the major or minor. The student should obtain the appropriate form from the form link below or at the Registrar's Office in Davidson Hall, room 116. Thenhave it signed by the chairs involved and submit the completed form to the student's academic dean who then forwards it to the Registrar's Office. The form may be found on the Registrar’s Office website
Transfer Credit Approval from Other Academic Institutions
Continuing matriculated undergraduate students have the option to take course at another institution and transfer the credits to Central Connecticut State University. However, students need permission to take a course at another institution BEFORE the course is taken. The permission ensures that the credit will be transferable back to CCSU and will determine the CCSU course equivalency. Please note, regardless of the number of credits transferred, a student must complete a minimum number of courses in residence (taken at CCSU) in the major, minor and overall. Review the degree requirements for detailed information. If you have any questions about the procedure, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
Fill out the form Request for Transfer Credit Approval For Continuing Undergraduate Students. Obtain appropriate approvals for the form. (Failure to obtain approval may result in not receiving transfer credit.) Discuss your intentions with your academic advisor. To determine CCSU course equivalencies, visit our database of local schools and CCSU equivalencies. If your school or particular course is not in the database, then you need to contact the Admissions Office (Davidson Hall, room 115; telephone: 860-832-2293). Submit form to the Registrar's Office Transfer Credit Evaluator located in Davidson Hall, room 116. Please allow 3 business days to receive an answer on approval for the request form. Please keep this in mind when planning on registering for the course at the other school. Bring the approved Request For Transfer Credit Approval form with you to the other school when you register. The other school may require proof of prior approval. If you change your mind and request approval for another course and/or at another school, please submit a new form for the new course and/or college. A minimum grade of "C-" must be earned for the course to be eligible for transfer credit. The course will appear as transfer credit with a grade of "TR" on your CCSU transcript. This will not affect your CCSU GPA. If after submitting the approved form you should register for a different course at the other institution, contact the Registrar's Office to update your request form. Immediately after the course is completed, request to have the other school send your official transcript to our office for proper transfer credit entry. The official transcript should be mailed to the following address: Central Connecticut State University
Office of the Registrar - Transfer Credit Evaluator
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050-4010
Full-time students at Central Connecticut State University may take courses not available on campus at one of the other Connecticut State Universities, with grades for these courses being treated as though earned at Central Connecticut State University. Advance approval to take such courses during the academic year is required. Such students will continue to be registered at Central Connecticut State University, to which all tuition and fees will be paid.
Full-time students who may wish to take courses at other Greater Hartford area institutions should check with the Office of the Registrar about the Hartford Consortium Cross-Registration Program. For more information, click here.
The Hartford Consortium for Higher Education is a collaborative endeavor of the public and private colleges and universities in the Hartford area.
Full Time Undergraduate CCSU students are eligible to register for a select group of courses at any of the following area schools:
- Capital Community College, Hartford CT
- Goodwin College, East Hartford CT
- Hartford Seminary, Hartford CT
- Manchester Community College, Manchester CT
- Saint Joseph College, West Hartford CT
- Trinity College, Hartford CT
- University of Connecticut at Hartford, Hartford CT
- University of Hartford, West Hartford CT
Eligibility and Procedure
- 1. The undergraduate student must be Full Time at CCSU and registered for at least 12 CCSU credits in the semester.
- 2. Select one to two courses in a given semester. Discuss your intentions and course selection with your academic advisor.
- 3. Courses must be from a select group of courses from the following areas:
- o Environmental Studies
- o International Studies
- o Modern and Classical Languages
- o Religious Studies
- o Urban Studies
- o Women's Studies
For CCSU students, visit the other Hartford Consortium institution's website for courses in the above subjects. A list of each of the institutions' course schedules' links can be found on the Hartford Consortium website.
For non-CCSU students wishing to take a course at CCSU through the Hartford Consortium, visit the Hartford Consortium website for a list of eligible coursesto take here at CCSU.
- 4. Visit the Registrar's Office in Davidson Hall, room 116, to obtain the Hartford Consortium cross-registration form and necessary approval from the Associate Registrar.
- 5. Take the completed and signed cross-registration form to the host school's registrar's office for approval and registration.
- 6. At the end of the semester, your host school will forward your transcript to the CCSU registrar's office. The course and final grade will appear on your CCSU transcript. The credit and grade will be considered institutional credit and will be calculated into your CCSU GPA.
Students enrolled at Central Connecticut State University who wish to take courses at other accredited institutions should complete the Request for Transfer Credit form with the Office of the Registrar. Students who wish to apply transfer credits to specific degree requirements should seek advice from the appropriate department chair or academic dean as to how the credit may be applied. Only courses carrying a grade of C- or better will be accepted in transfer. The School of Education and Professional Studies may have different requirements. For more information click here.
Coursework completed while studying abroad at one of CCSU’s approved study abroad partner and affiliate institutions (as identified on the Center for International Education’s website) shall be treated in the same manner as coursework undertaken on the CCSU Campus. (As a result, these courses will not fall under the transfer policy.) Course equivalencies shall be identified by the faculty advisor prior to study abroad and the actual grade earned abroad will be posted to the student’s transcript, with the grade earned calculating into the overall GPA. Students may not select which courses are brought onto their CCSU academic record; all grades (A through F) will be recorded and made part of the student’s academic record at CCSU.
Central Connecticut State recognizes that many valid learning experiences occur outside the traditional classroom. CCSU accepts from matriculated students the following types of non-traditional credit, up to a maximum of 30 credits of credit except for established special programs. When such credit is awarded, it is entered on the transcript but the grade is not included in the University grade-point average. Students should be aware that in all the instances described below, the rules for granting of credit for non-traditional learning may vary among academic schools and departments at CCSU, depending on the rules of external accrediting agencies and in accordance with departmental standards. Students should direct questions to the department chair.
Central Connecticut State University recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program and will consider for course credit and advanced placement any higher level IB subject in which a grade of 5 or higher has been earned. Credit is awarded at the discretion of individual departments through the Office of Admissions and credit will be considered on a case by case basis.
The University accepts for college credit advanced placement courses taken in high school under the auspices of the College Entrance Examination Board's Advanced Placement Test Program provided the student achieves a minimum score of 3 on the test. Official score reports are requested by the Office of Admissions.
Credit for Standardized Examinations
Central Connecticut State students may earn up to 30 credits by examination from the College Level Examination Program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CLEP and DANTES) or any nationally-standardized examination. A student is permitted one trial for each examination and must achieve a score equal to, or higher than, the national norm for that particular examination to receive credit. Information about which examinations are approved for departmental credit and minimum score requirements is available from the Office of Admissions or the Office of Continuing Education. Official score reports are required by the Office of Admissions.
Credit for non-collegiate training programs
Many businesses and industries, and other non-accredited institutions, provide formal training for which some academic credit may be awarded. Central Connecticut State University will follow ACE recommendations on the acceptance of this credit as published in The National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs. CCSU also accepts credit for programs conducted by non-collegiate organizations not evaluated by ACE, according to specific local agreements that comply with Board of Governors for Higher Education regulations. Application of credit as it relates to the student's CCSU degree requirements will be determined by the student's major department. Official transcripts, diplomas or certificates are required. If there is not an ACE recommendation or existing local agreement for the training program, refer to "Credit for life or work experience" below.
Credit for life or work experience
While Central Connecticut State University itself does not evaluate life or work experience, the University will accept such credit as awarded by other regionally-accredited colleges and universities, to the extent that it is applicable to the student's degree program and providing it does not exceed 30 credits. Matriculated students who believe they are eligible for such credit are encouraged to contact Charter Oak State College.
Students are required to review and update their own Contact Information, as well as the name and address of an Emergency Contact, before registration. This requirement ensures that CCSU is able to alert students about campus emergencies and to reach emergency contacts in the event a student is involved in an emergency.
Students can update their Emergency Contact Name and Address by clicking on theCentralPipelinelink at the top of the wwww.ccsu.edu page and choosing "Students". On the CentralPipeline for Students page, click on the WebCentral-Banner Web link. Log into WebCentral and click on"Update Contact Information" on the "Home" tab.
If you do not have access to a computer, please click on the link to the form below to submit your Emergency Contact Nam and Address.
In accordance with appropriate federal and state laws, the University has designated certain types of student information as public or directory information. The University respects the student's right to privacy and will do its best to protect that privacy.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students." These rights include:
- The right to inspect and review their education records maintained by the University within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access. Requests to inspect and review educational records should be made in writing to the appropriate University official that maintains the records. The University will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the University official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed. The University is not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for eligible students to review the records. The University may charge a fee for copies.
- The right to request that a school correct a record that they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. The student should write to the University official, clearly identify the part of the record he/she wants changed, and specify why he/she believes it is inaccurate. The University will notify the student of the decision. If the school decides not to amend the record, the eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.
Note: FERPA was not designed to provide a process to be used to question substantive judgments which are correctly recorded. The rights of challenge are not intended to allow students to contest, for example, a grade in a course because they felt a higher grade should have been assigned.
- The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes consent without disclosure. Some of the circumstances under which FERPA permits disclosure without consent are listed below. This is not an exclusive list. Disclosure is permitted to:
- University officials with a legitimate educational interest;
- University officials include but are not limited to people employed by the University in administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff positions; people or companies, such as attorneys, auditors, collection agencies or the National Student Clearinghouse, with whom the University has contracted; employees of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system office and Board of Regents; university volunteers; students serving on an official committee or assisting another university official in performing tasks.
- A university official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill professional responsibilities.
- Officials of another school, upon request, in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled;
- Accrediting organizations to carry out their functions;
- Comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
- Appropriate parties in cases of health and safety emergencies;
- State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law;
- Certain officials of the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Comptroller General, U.S. Attorney General, state and local educational authorities, and their researchers and evaluators in connection with certain state or federally supported education programs (see Notice below);
- Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the University;
- University officials with a legitimate educational interest;
As described below, disclosure is also permitted of Directory information, as defined in the University’s policy.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-4605.
The University may, or under the Freedom of Information Act, may be required to, disclose, without consent, directory information. Central Connecticut State University identifies directory information in its University Catalog to include: student's name, permanent mailing address, telephone number, dates of attendance, class standing, photographs, academic major, minor and concentration, degree candidacy, degree(s) earned, graduation date and any awards or honors received. Additional information that is also considered directory information includes participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and the weight and height of members of an athletic team.
Students have the right to request that the University not disclose directory information to individuals or organizations outside the University (although we are required to provide information to organizations which have provided the student any type of financial aid, including loans). A student who wishes to have his/her directory information restricted should contact the Office of the Registrar.
As of January 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education's FERPA regulations expand the circumstances under which your education records and personally identifiable information (PII) contained in such records — including your Social Security Number, grades, or other private information — may be accessed without your consent. First, the U.S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or state and local education authorities ("Federal and State Authorities") may allow access to your records and PII without your consent to any third party designated by a Federal or State Authority to evaluate a federal- or state-supported education program. The evaluation may relate to any program that is "principally engaged in the provision of education," such as early childhood education and job training, as well as any program that is administered by an education agency or institution. Second, Federal and State Authorities may allow access to your education records and PII without your consent to researchers performing certain types of studies, in certain cases even when we object to or do not request such research. Federal and State Authorities must obtain certain use-restriction and data security promises from the entities that they authorize to receive your PII, but the Authorities need not maintain direct control over such entities. In addition, in connection with Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems, State Authorities may collect, compile, permanently retain, and share without your consent PII from your education records, and they may track your participation in education and other programs by linking such PII to other personal information about you that they obtain from other Federal or State data sources, including workforce development, unemployment insurance, child welfare, juvenile justice, military service, and migrant student records systems.
Several offices of the University, principally those of Institutional Advancement, provide information to news organizations about CCSU's students' accomplishments and activities while they are at the University and at the time of graduation. Additionally, CCSU supplies photographs and other visual images of students and corollary text in response to requests from news organizations. As a regular practice, photographs of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus are used in publications produced by the University for recruitment and general information. Any student who does not wish to appear in any photos used for these purposes must notify the Office of Marketing & Communications (832-1790) immediately upon matriculation. It is, however, not possible to practice these restraints with respect to the use of photography (where groups of students appear) of scenes, events, or classes in session.
A student must notify the Office of Registrar in writing of a change of address. Students living off campus and not at their permanent addresses should register their local address with the Office of Registrar.
General University Policies
Full-time undergraduates in their first year of study are required to meet with their advisor in the Center for Advising and Career Exploration (CACE, 860-832-1615) before registration. Students with a declared major are assigned a faculty advisor after the completion of their first semester.
Undergraduate part-time matriculants with no transfer credit receive advising in CACE for their first two semesters, but are then assigned an advisor in their major department.
Transfer students with declared majors are advised in their major department.
At Central Connecticut State University we value personal integrity as fundamental to our interactions with each other. We believe that one of the purposes of a University education is for students to learn to think critically, to develop evaluative skills, and to express their own opinions and voices. We place special weight on academic honesty in all of our intellectual pursuits because it is a value that is fundamental to academic life and scholarly practice. All members of the University community are obligated to uphold high standards of academic honesty in their scholarship and learning. Therefore, we expect students to take personal responsibility for their intellectual work and to respect and acknowledge the ideas of others. Academic honesty means doing one's own work and giving proper credit to others whose work and thought one may draw upon. It is the responsibility of each student to become familiar with what constitutes academic dishonesty and plagiarism and to avoid all forms of cheating and plagiarism.
The CSU code of conduct, Guidelines for Student Rights and Responsibilities and Judicial Procedures, defines academic misconduct as including, but "...not limited to providing or receiving assistance in a manner not authorized by the instructor in the creation of work to be submitted for academic evaluation including papers, projects, and examinations (cheating); and presenting, as one's own, the ideas or words of another person or persons for academic evaluation without proper acknowledgement (plagiarism)."
Cheating may take many forms. It includes, but is not limited to, the following actions, unless explicitly authorized by the instructor:
- Copying from another person's paper or receiving unauthorized aid from another person during an examination;
- Use of unauthorized materials or devices during an examination or any other form of academic evaluation and grading; e.g., use of signals, notes, books, or calculators during an examination when the instructor has not approved their use;
- Knowingly allowing another person to copy from one's paper during an examination.
- Use of another person as a substitute in any form of academic evaluation or acting as a substitute for another person in any form of academic evaluation; e.g., a student cannot have another person take an examination for him/her;
- Acquisition or distribution of improperly acquired examinations; e.g., stealing examinations before the test period or taking a copy of an examination from a testing room without the permission of the instructor (examinations which have been distributed by an instructor are legitimate study tools);
- Submission of another's material as one's own for academic evaluation;
- Preparation of work for another student to submit for academic evaluation;
- Unauthorized collaboration in the preparation of materials to be submitted for academic evaluation; e.g., working with another student on an assignment when the instructor has not authorized working together;
- Submission of the same work, or substantially similar work, in more than one course without prior consent of the evaluating instructor(s);
- Disruption in classroom, lab, or research and study areas; any conduct or actions that grossly or persistently interferes with the academic process. (See the CSU, Rights and Responsibilities, "Proscribed Conduct," No. 7, CCSU Student Handbook.)
Falsification or Misuse of Academic Information
- Falsification or misrepresentation of one's own academic record or that of anyone else; e.g., altering a transcript for admission, hacking into the University's computer system and changing a grade, having another student take an examination in one's place, signing someone else's name to an attendance sheet.
- Unauthorized use of information in University computer records or the computer files of other students (see Computer Use Policy);
- Using unauthorized materials or fabricated data in an academic exercise; e.g., falsifying data in a research paper or laboratory activity; conducting research on human or animal subjects without review by the appropriate panel or supervisor.
- Copying sentences, phrases, paragraphs, tables, figures, or data directly or in slightly modified form from a book, article, or other academic source without using quotation marks or giving proper acknowledgment to the original author or source.
- Copying information from Internet Web sites and submitting it as one's own work;
- Buying papers for the purpose of turning them in as one's own work;
- Selling or lending of papers for the purpose of violating academic honesty policies. (This may also be an academic crime, see Connecticut General Statutes, §53-392a.)
Plagiarism is presenting another person's work without acknowledgements, whether in the same or in slightly modified form. In academic practice this is regarded as theft, intended to gain undeserved credit. Like other forms of academic dishonesty, plagiarism is cheating. To academicians, a well-documented paper is more impressive than one that arouses the suspicion of a reader familiar with the student's work and alert to echoes from other writers. The proper use of outside sources does not necessarily mean that a paper is lacking in originality, nor does the presence of quotation marks in the text. In fact, the purpose of research and documentation is to share useful information with the reader. The penalties for plagiarism greatly exceed the unlikely reward of gaining credit by getting away with it.
Students must be careful to avoid plagiarism and are responsible for learning how to present the ideas of others in their own work. For current documentation practice, consult the instructor and a style manual. When material is borrowed from another person, the source must be indicated. There are three ways in which another writer's material may appear:
- By putting quotation marks around short passages borrowed verbatim (word for word); or by setting off from the text, without quotation marks, for longer quotations.
- By précis; condensing part of a writer's argument.
- By paraphrase: interpretation of a writer's ideas.
All three must be acknowledged either in footnotes or informally in the text.
Consequences of Academic Misconduct
- On May 10, 2010, the CCSU Faculty Senate approved a new policy regarding the disciplinary procedures for academic misconduct. This policy applies to both undergraduate and graduate students, with the following exceptions:
- Attending an Academic Misconduct Workshop will not be considered as a sanction for graduate students.
- When an incident of academic misconduct involves a graduate student, the Dean of Graduate Studies, rather the Dean of the academic program, should receive a copy of the Academic Misconduct Report.
- The specifics of the policy and all relevant forms can be found at www.ccsu.edu/AcademicIntegrity. As an overview, when a student is suspected of academic misconduct, the instructor shall attempt to meet with the student to discuss the alleged misconduct and the sanction he or she intends to impose. Consequences for academic sanction should be commensurate with the severity of the misconduct. These sanctions may include one or more of the following: a reduced grade for the assignment in question, the opportunity to revise the assignment or complete additional course work, a grade of F for the assignment in question, a grade of F for the course.
- Instructors are encouraged to file an Academic Misconduct Report for all violations, especially when the sanction involves a failing grade for the course and/or if the Instructor believes that further disciplinary sanctions (e.g., disciplinary probation, suspension, or expulsion) are warranted. If the student feels unjustly accused, he or she may appeal to the chairperson of the department in which the alleged misconduct occurred. If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the department chairperson, he or she may submit a formal appeal to the Office of Student Conduct requesting review by a Faculty Hearing Board. A Faculty Hearing Board also would be convened in cases for which the student has a prior academic misconduct violation and in cases for which the instructor recommends disciplinary sanctions.
When Undergraduate Students Are Suspected of Academic Misconduct
- When a faculty member reasonably believes that there is sufficient information to demonstrate that a student may have engaged in Academic Misconduct:
- The faculty member will discuss the incident with the student, in the presence of the department chair if the faculty member or student so desires.
- At this time the faculty member shall outline the possible penalties specified in the CCSU Student Handbook.
- The faculty member will indicate that the matter may be referred to the University Judicial Officer for possible disciplinary action.
- Based on the available documentation, the response offered by the student, if any, and any other relevant information:
- The faculty member will, within a reasonable period of time, reach a determination whether the student has engaged in Academic Misconduct.
- Should the faculty member determine that Academic Misconduct has occurred, the faculty member shall retain evidence of the said misconduct.
- If the faculty member determines that Academic Misconduct has not occurred, no University Academic Misconduct Report need be prepared.
- If the faculty member determines that Academic Misconduct has occurred, the faculty member shall:
- Impose an academic sanction.
- Prepare and forward a University Academic Misconduct Report indicating the determination reached and sanctions imposed.
- Direct the student to attend the Academic Integrity Workshop at the Learning Center.
- Prior to making any determinations, a faculty member may consult with the Learning Center and/or the University Judicial Officer to determine whether the student has already attended the Academic Integrity Workshop.
- The faculty member
- Shall inform the student that additional University Academic Misconduct Reports may result in more severe penalties.
- May also contact the University Judicial Officer regarding additional University disciplinary actions, which may include probation, suspension, or expulsion.
- In accordance with the "Student Records and Disclosure Policy," "Data from academic, disciplinary, and counseling files shall not be available to unauthorized persons on campus or to any person off campus without the express consent of the student involved, except under legal compulsion." (CCSU Student Handbook.)
Understanding the Academic Conduct Workshop
The Academic Integrity Workshop is available to all CCSU students so that they will not violate the Academic Misconduct Policy as a result of misunderstanding. For those students who have violated the Academic Misconduct Policy, the Academic Integrity Workshop is designed to educate students about what constitutes Academic Misconduct so that future violations will not occur. Upon completion of the Academic Integrity Workshop, notification will be forwarded to the University Judicial Officer who will document such completion in the student's file. Students must sign up for the Academic Integrity Workshop at the Learning Center within 10 school days of being provided with the University Academic Misconduct Report. Refusal or failure to attend the workshop will result in a referral to the University Judicial Officer for immediate action.
Subsequent Violations of the Academic Misconduct Policy
When the University Judicial Officer receives multiple University Academic Misconduct Reports regarding a particular student, whether or not the faculty member has made a complaint, a "Pre-Hearing Investigation" will normally be conducted in anticipation of disciplinary action, which may result in disciplinary probation, suspension, or expulsion from the University. If the University Judicial Officer determines that a formal hearing is warranted, a faculty member or members may be requested to provide information.
A Student's Rights When Suspected and or Charged With Academic Misconduct
- A student has the right:
- To meet with the faculty member, in the presence of the Department Chair if so desired, before any determination has been made.
- To be informed during this meeting of the faculty member's suspicions and have an opportunity to discuss the matter.
- To appeal a finding of Academic Misconduct made during the course of the semester, within 10 school days of being provided with a University Academic Misconduct Report.
A written statement of appeal must be provided to the faculty member, the Department chairperson, the Dean, and the University Judicial Officer, setting forth the basis of the student's appeal. Upon receipt of a student's mid-semester appeal, the University Judicial Officer will consult with the faculty member, the Department Chair, and the Dean and communicate to the student within 10 school days the results of the student's appeal.
- Once a final grade is awarded, the student may file a grade appeal in accordance with the "Appeals for Grade Change Policy" (CCSU Student Handbook).
- If a student receives a final grade of "F" as a result of violating the Academic Misconduct Policy, and that grade is upheld by the grade appeal process, no retroactive withdrawal from the course will be permitted.
- All end of the semester appeals must be made in accordance with the "Appeals for Grade Change Policy."
- In addition to academic sanctions provided by the faculty member, if disciplinary proceedings have been initiated by the University Judicial Officer, a student has the right to have such proceedings resolved in accordance with the CSU "Guidelines for Student Rights and Responsibilities and Judicial Procedures."
Professor's Responsibilities When Academic Misconduct is Suspected During End of the Semester Grading
If a faculty member reasonably suspects academic misconduct during end of the semester grading, a grade of Incomplete may be entered, to be replaced by an appropriate grade once the issue is resolved. The grade of Incomplete allows a faculty member to complete end of the semester grading and still follow up on suspected violations of the University Academic Misconduct Policy.
Academic Misconduct reported by a member of the University Community other than the relevant faculty member: See "Academic Misconduct" in "Guidelines for Student Rights and Responsibilities and Judicial Procedures" (CCSU Student Handbook). Adopted by the Faculty Senate, December, 2011
Regular class attendance is expected by the University. The following regulations are in effect.
- A student is responsible for class attendance, although each instructor should establish his/her policy and inform the class.
- A student absent from class for five (5) consecutive days or less should, upon return, explain the absence to the instructor.
- A student absent from class for more than five (5) days, who has not been seen as a patient in the University Health Service for the evaluation of the illness, should submit verification of the absence from his/her physician to the Office of Student Affairs. Notification of a student's absence will be relayed to the appropriate professor only if a physician's verification is submitted at the time of the request for notification.
- Students are expected to notify instructors in advance for absences related to official University trips, conferences, intercollegiate athletic events, musical performances, and other events.
- Make-up work is the responsibility of the student.
The University reserves the right to cancel courses that have insufficient registration, and to change the schedule of courses or instruction as necessary.
Cancellation or Delay of Class or FinalExaminations Due to Inclement Weather
At the discretion of the University, classes may be cancelled or delayed because of inclement weather conditions. The decision to cancel or delay day classes is usually made by 6:00 a.m.WTIC, 1080 AM,
carried the official University announcement of delays and cancellation, which can also be heard on several other central Connecticut radio stations.In addition, WVIT-TV 30, WFSB-TV 3 and WTHN-TV8 are notified. Cancellation of evening classes will normally be decided by 2:00 p.m.Evening classes are not automatically cancelled when day classes have been cancelled. For up-to-date information on cancellation or delays, use the Snow Phone Line (860-832-3333).
If the University is closed during the final examination period because of storm conditions, the administration will notify radio station WTIC-AM and other stations that examinations will be cancelled. The Registrar will reschedule the examinations and an announcement made by radio. If the radio stations do not announce cancellation of examinations, assume that the examinations will be held as scheduled.
The campus computing facilities are available to undergraduate students to facilitate educational objectives, research, and study. In exercising computer privileges, undergraduate students are expected to follow University rules and regulations governing the use of computer accounts and equipment. These regulations are found in the Student Handbook from Student Affairs.
Email is our primarymeans for official communication to students. Students have a responsibility to check their email on a regular basis. For the fullemail policy,
Assignment of email addresses
The information technology department will assign each employee and student an official email address. It is to this official address that the Universities will send email communications. This official address will be the address listed in the University's Global Address List found in the Exchange/Outlook Address Directory and will be the official email address included with personal information within the administrative computing system.
Educational uses of email
Faculty members may determine how email will be used in their classes. It is strongly recommended that if faculty members have email requirements and expectations, they specify these requirements in their course syllabi.
A full-time undergraduate student is eligible for participation in, election and/or appointment to committees and recognized Central Connecticut State student organizations, and for participation in extracurricular activities, such as intercollegiate athletics, band and theatre, provided the student is matriculated and is not under disciplinary sanction prohibiting same. This is a minimum requirement for the University and does not replace any conditions established by individual organizations.
Students may request information on completion and graduation rates from the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (860-832-1780) or by going to the following Office of Institutional Research and Assessment webpage:http://www.ccsu.edu/alumni472
A transcript is the complete, unabridged academic record, without deletions or omissions, compiled while at Central Connecticut State University. Upon the granting of a degree or completion of a program, a student's transcript is considered officially sealed, meaning no changes in grades or alteration in courses will be made unless that student believes that the information in his or her transcript is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of his or her rights of privacy. It is a student's responsibility to review and confirm the accuracy of his or her academic record. A student may view his or her transcript at any time on the Web to verify its content. It is recommended that the degree recipient confirm the accuracy of all grades, honors, terms, and cumulative GPA notations at the time final grades are posted to their academic record upon graduation.
It is a student's responsibility to notify the Office of the Registrar, in writing, of the information in the transcript that he or she believes is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of his or her rights of privacy. A student who believes that his or her transcript is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of his or her rights of privacy has the right to request an amendment to the transcript and, if this request is denied, the right to an opportunity for a hearing to challenge the content of the transcript on the ground that it is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of his or her rights of privacy. If, as a result of the hearing, the student's request is denied, the University shall inform the student of the right to place a statement with the transcript, commenting on the contested information in the record or stating why he or she disagrees with the decision of the University, or both.
Transcripts may be obtained from the Office of Registrar. The cost per copy, which is subject to change, is $5. The cost of an expedited transcript (issued within 48 hours) is $15. All requests for transcripts must be in writing and include payment in advance. Please refer to the Registrar's Website, for further information.