Graduate Catalog 2010-12
Registration and Status
A student admitted to a graduate
program at Central Connecticut State University may attend the
University full time (9-15 credits) or part time (1-8) credits. Graduate students are permitted to
change from full-time to part-time status (and vice versa) on a
semester-by-semester basis while they complete degree requirements.
Full-time students who plan to change their status must contact the
Registrar's Office to avoid billing problems.
Graduate students should be registered
every fall and spring semester. During fall and spring semesters in
which no course work is taken, matriculated graduate students
involved in completing Theses (Plan A), Comprehensive Examinations
(Plan B), or Special Projects (Plan C or E) must pay a Continuing
Registration Fee of $40. This allows students continued access to
computer facilities, the library, parking and the faculty.
A matriculated graduate student who
fails to pay the Continuing Registration Fee for the Capstone Plan A,
B, C, or E will be withdrawn and lose his/her matriculation status.
Matriculated graduate students withdrawn for this reason will have to
re-apply and pay a Re-enrollment Fee of $50 to regain their
matriculation. They will also need to pay the $40 Continuing
Registration Fee for the semester of re-enrollment. The length of
time to obtain a graduate degree will remain at six years from
initial acceptance or be based on the first course(s) listed on the official planned program of study.
The cost of graduate study at Central
Connecticut State University depends on whether the student registers
full time or part time. In addition, costs may vary depending on
Connecticut residency and on certain other categories of attendance.
Full-time graduate students who receive appointments as graduate
assistants pay tuition but receive a waiver for certain other fees.
Connecticut Resident Status
Connecticut resident status is defined by Public Act 74-474 as
explained in the Application for Graduate Study. To request a change
of resident status, the student must contact the University's
Registrar and supply all necessary documentation. Until such time as
a determination of Connecticut residency can be made, the applicant
will be classified as an out-of-state resident. Failure of any
student to disclose fully and accurately the facts related to
residence in the state may result in dismissal from graduate study.
New England Regional Student
Central Connecticut State University is a participant
in the New England Regional Student Program. This arrangement offers
residents of the other New England states the opportunity to enroll
at Central Connecticut State University for programs unavailable in
their home states at the Connecticut resident tuition and state
university fee rate plus a surcharge. Other fees are also required.
Similarly, state residents may avail themselves of programs offered
by schools in other New England states not available at public
institutions within Connecticut.
For further information about the
programs available through the New England Regional Student Program
contact the New England Board of Higher Education, 45 Temple Place,
Boston, MA 02111 617-357-9620; website: www.nebhe.org-or contact
the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office, Barnard Hall, Room
102, at 860-832-2350.
Full-Time Student Status
graduate student who registers for nine credits or more is considered
a full-time student for tuition purposes.
Full-time graduate students are
charged the tuition and fees established by the Board of Trustees of
the Connecticut State University. New students receive information on
their acceptance letters and register online through CentralPipeline
or in the Registrar's Office. Continuing full-time students receive
information by email about registration and related procedures
conducted by the University Registrar.
Full-time students who fall below the
nine credit minimum course load, required to maintain full-time
status, must change their status to part-time. Part-time charges will
replace full-time charges and any money that has been paid will be
transferred to the new charges. Any excess payment will be refunded
according to University refund policies. Please note that those
enrolling as full-time students may not withdraw from the University
as part-time students during the first week of University-wide
classes, without incurring the 40% penalty.
Course Credit Overloads for Full-Time Graduate Students
A typical study program for a full-time graduate student at CCSU is
considered to be 9-15 credits of academic work per semester. A
full-time graduate student who wishes to register for 16-18 credits
must receive written authorization from the Dean, School of Graduate
Studies. Authorization for credit overloads during winter and summer
sessions must also be obtained from the Dean. Credit Overload forms
are provided by the University Registrar or in Graduate Studies.
Students who wish to register for more than 18 credits should apply in
writing to the Dean of Graduate Studies at least one week prior to
registration for the semester in which the additional course credits
are to be taken. Applications for Over 18 Credits are available on the
Registrar’s website at www.ccsu.edu/Registrar. In addition to the applicable tuition/required fees, full-time
students registering for more than 18 credits will be assessed
appropriate excess per 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 fewer than 19.
Part-Time Student Status
student who enrolls in eight or fewer credits is considered a
part-time student. Part-time students must register online or in the
Registrar's Office and pay fees online or in the Bursar's Office.
Continuing students who have not filed a planned program will need to
consult with a faculty advisor prior to registration to obtain an
alternate pin number. Newly accepted students do not require an
alternate pin number for the first semester of enrollment.
Part-time graduate students are
charged a fixed rate per credit. Part-time students are also charged
a $62 Registration Fee which gives them access to various University
services and facilities, including the Student Center, the University
library and student parking.
Summer and Winter Sessions
and Winter Session registration is conducted by the Registrar's
Office for all graduate students. The Summer Session Bulletin and the
Winter Session Bulletin are available online or in the Registrar's
Office. Summer and Winter Session fees are the same as part-time fees
during regular academic semesters. The University permits a maximum
registration of seven credits during each five-week Summer Session.
During Winter Session, students may enroll in up to four credits of
academic course work.