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Academic Standing (Undergraduate)

Good Standing Policy (Undergraduate Students)

New policy effective Fall 2009. 

Good Standing Policy

All students are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher to be in Good Standing.

Academic Probation

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.

Dismissal Hearing

At the end of the next semester, all students still having less than a 2.00 will receive notice of academic dismissal.

Those students may petition for academic probation due to extenuating circumstances. 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-pint 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.

Students concerned about their academic progress should consult their academic advisor.

Auditing a Course

Auditing a Course

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 (or equivalent for courses meeting less than 16 weeks). 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. Regular tuition and fees and refund rules apply to courses taken for audit.

Audit Form

Change of Address

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.

Starting with the Spring 2008 semester, all students will be required to review and update their Contact Information before they can register for courses. This 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 Information by logging in toCentralPipeline, clicking on the "Home" tab, then on "Update Contact Information."

If you do not have access to a computer, please use the link below to our Change of Address form. Please return the form to our office in person, or by fax (860) 832-2250, or by mail:
Central Connecticut State University; Office of the Registrar
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Change of Address Form (PDF)

Change of Major or Degree

To change or declare a degree program, major or minor, a student must initiate a Major and Program Change Form in the Registrar's Office, obtain the necessary signatures and return it to the Office of Registrar.

Change of Major Form

Change of Status

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. Contact the Registrar (Davidson Hall 116, 860-832-2236).

You need to know that, as a Part Time student, you may not be eligible for certain kinds of aid, including financial aid, Veteran's benefits, and Social Security benefits. Part-time status may also affect your Satisfactory Progress. Part Time students also may not participate in Intercollegiate Athletics.

 

Change of Status Form (PDF)

Chosen First Name, Gender Identity, and Personal Pronouns

Classification

Undergraduate Classification

Membership in a class is determined solely by total earned credits as follows:

First-year (Freshman) 0-25 credits
Sophomore 26-53 credits
Junior 54-85 credits
Senior 86 or more credits

Hours earned include all credits accepted in transfer as well as those successfully completed at CCSU.

Course Drop and Withdrawal Policy

Dropping a Course (1st Week through the end of the 3rd Week of Classes)

Students are allowed to drop courses up to the last day of the third week of classes during a regular semester. (Refer to the Registration Calendar for specific 8-Week, Summer and Winter Intersession dates.) Courses dropped by the deadline do not appear on the student's transcript. Course Drop Forms are available online or in the Registrar's Office, Davidson Hall, room 116. Refer to the Bursar's website for Full Time and Part Time Refund Policies.

Full Time minimum credit requirement*:

  • 12 credits for Undergraduate level students
  • 9 credits for Graduate level students
  • 9 credits for Doctoral level students

Withdrawal from Course (4th Week through end of 12th Week of Classes)

From the beginning of the 4th week of classes until the end of the 12th week of classes in a regular semester, a student may withdraw from a course by completing a Course Drop / Withdrawal Form available online or at the Registrar's Office, Davidson Hall, room 116.

A "W" will be entered for the course on the student's transcript.

During this period, approvals for withdrawal are not required; however, it is strongly recommended that students consult with their academic advisor prior to deciding to withdraw from a course. In addition, students should be aware of the possible consequences of reducing their course load as indicated below.*

(Refer to the Registration Calendar for specific 8-Week, Summer and Winter Intersession dates.)

Withdrawal from Courses after 12th Week (13th Week through the Last Day of Classes)

After the end of the 12th week of classes in a regular semester, a student may apply for withdrawal from a course only with permission. The student must present documentation of extenuating circumstances for his or her requrest and submit a Late Course Withdrawal Request Form with the signatures of the instructor of the course and the chairperson of the department in which the course is taught. This form is available online or at the Registrar's Office, Davidson Hall, room 116.

If the request is approved, the student will receive a grade of "W". Similar to the Course Drop / Withdrawal Form described above, the Late Course Withdrawal Request Form will advise students of possible ramifications of course withdrawal. The dean of the school offering the course may approve such withdrawal if documented extenuating circumstances, which justify withdrawal, are found to exist. Poor academic performance is not considered an extenuating circumstance.

(Refer to the Registration Calendar for specific 8-Week, Summer and Winter Intersession dates.)

*Important: Please Read

Failure to carry a minimum of 12 credits as a Full Time student 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, University-billed Sickness Insurance, and Social Security benefits. Students dropping below 12 credits are ineligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics.

Dropping below 6 credits for Part Time students may affect financial aid awarded.

Course Substitution

Course Substitution (Undergraduate Students)

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. Then have 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.

Course Substitution Form

Dean's List

Undergraduate Students

Full-time Students

Dean's List recognition for a semester is granted to students who earned at least 12 academic credits, earned a 3.50 GPA and did not have any "incompletes" for the semester at the time grade reports were issued.

Part-time Matriculated Students

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.

Declaration of Major

First time college students and transfer students to Central Connecticut State University may declare a major at the time of application to the university or may choose the option to be Exploratory.

Transfer students entering with an Associate Degree must declare a major at the time of application. All students are required to declare a major once 45 credits (including AP and other college credit) have been completed. It is strongly recommended that students declare a major by the end of the first year. Students who declare or change a major after the first year may require more than four years to complete all degree requirements, depending on the program of study.

Exploratory students are assigned an academic advisor in the Explore Central Office. Explore Central advisors assist exploratory students with directed academic and career exploration activities and guide them through the process of initiating the Change of Major Form to declare a major. Change of major requests may be subject to specific departmental or professional school requirements for acceptance.

Students who reach the 45 credit threshold without a major will be able to register only after meeting with an advisor and officially declaring a major. Transfer students and re-entering students with more than 45 credits must declare a major by the end of the first academic semester of attendance.

Students who have been denied admission to a professional school or those who have been administratively changed to Exploratory are referred to Explore Central for academic and career advising. These students have one semester to declare a new major.

Forms to declare the major are available in the Office of Registrar. See requirements for majors under separate departmental listings.

Declaration of Major Form

Diploma Replacement

Emergency Closings

Cancellation of Class or Final Examinations 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.

Emergency Contact Name and Address

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 in Central Pipeline and clicking 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 Name and Address.

Emergency Contact Name and Address Form (PDF)

Enrollment Verification and Status

Enrolled students may access and print their own Enrollment Verification Certificates by logging into their CentralPipeline account and selecting the link "Enrollment Verification Certificates Online" on the "Student" tab, which then directs to the National Student Clearinghouse.

Semester enrollment information is available and sent to the National Student Clearinghouse at the beginning of each semester following the end of the Add/Drop period, and then subsequently about every 4 weeks.

Using this self-service, you can print enrollment verification certificates, view your enrollment history and enrollment verifications provided at your request, check loan derferments sent to your lenders, and link to real-time information on your student loans.

Enrollment Status
The Office of the Registrar verifies enrollment for many purposes, including eligibility for financial aid, scholarships, insurance companies, banks, loan guarantee agencies, employment, and reporting purposes.

Time Status Rules
Fall and Spring Semesters

Time Status

Undergraduate

Graduate

Doctoral

 Full Time 12 credits 

9 credits

9 credits

Three-Quarter Time

9 credits

6.75 credits

6.75 credits

Half-Time

6 credits

4.5 credits

4.5 credits

Less Than Half Time

fewer then 6 credits

fewer than 4.5 credits

fewer than 4.5 credits

Please note that Summer semesters and Winter Intersessions are prorated appropriately.

 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Directory Information Policy

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Notice

Good Standing Policy (Undergraduate Students)

New policy effective Fall 2009.

Good Standing Policy - All students are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher to be in Good Standing.

Academic Probation - 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.

Dismissal Hearing - At the end of the next semester, all students still having less than a 2.00 will receive notice of academic dismissal.

Those students may petition for academic probation due to extenuating circumstances. 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.

Students concerned about their academic progress should consult their academic advisor.

Grade Change Appeals

Appeal for Grade Change Policy

Appeal for Grade Change Policy

Forms

Appeal for Grade Change Form

Appeal for Grade Change - Department Chairperson's Form

Appeal for Grade Change - Dean's Form

Originally Adopted by the Faculty Senate April 16, 1979.
Revised by the Faculty Senate November 14, 2011.

Grades

Grading System

Central Connecticut State University uses the letter grading system as follows:

A: superior

B: above average

C: average

D: passing but below average

F: failure

Incomplete (INC) and Not-Reported (NR) grades

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.

For undergraduate students, an INC or NR grade 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 NR within this time limit rests with the student. For graduate students, the deadline is one year before the INC will be changed to an "F".

Grade-Point Average

The formula for the Grade Point Average (GPA) is:
Quality Points (the number equivalent of the grades) divided by GPA Credits (the number of credits that go into the GPA).

Quality Points / GPA Credits = GPA

Here are the grades and equivalent Quality Points:

Grade Quality Points
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
D- 0.7
F 0.0
FN 0.0

GPA Credits are the credits that go into the GPA. This includes all credits with grades in the above chart and does not include the following grades: P (Pass), INC (Incomplete), W (Withdrawal), and any credit/grade that is excluded from the GPA as a repeated course.

For example, a student receives the following grades:

A in a 3-credit course,
A in a 1-credit course,
B in a 3-credit course,
B- in a 3-credit course,
C- in a 2-credit course,
D in a 3-credit course,
F in a 2-credit course.

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed as follows:

A is worth 4 quality points x 4 credits = 16 quality points
B is worth 3 quality points x 3 credits = 9 quality points
B- is worth 2.7 quality points x 3 credits = 8.1 quality points
C- is worth 1.7 quality points x 2 credits = 3.4 quality points
D is worth 1 quality point x 3 credits = 3 quality points
F is worth 0 quality points 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 (GPA), the quality point total is divided by the total
number of credits taken: 39.5 ÷ 17 = 2.32.

Additional Grades Found on a Transcript

AU Audit
E Exam
FN Failure-Never Attended
IP In Progress (Doctoral Level)
NC Non-Credit Satisfactory
NR Not Reported by instructor (acts like Incomplete grade)
P Pass
S Satisfactory (Non-Credit)
TR Transfer
TR- Transfer as "D"
U Unsatisfactory (Non-Credit)
W Withdrawal

 

Spring 2020 Statement

The COVID-19 pandemic required significant academic changes. Unusual enrollment patterns and grading reflect the disruption of the time, not necessarily the student’s work. The university’s pass/fail policy was temporarily modified. Two additional grades were in-use:

Grade GPA Points
P^ Pass --
P* Low Pass --

At the undergraduate level, a P^ indicates an original earned grade of C- or higher.

At the graduate level, a P^ indicates an original earned grade of C or higher.

Graduation Honors for Baccalaureate Degree

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

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 60 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.

Candidates for Graduation Honors will be recognized at the Commencement ceremony.

Candidacy for Graduation Honors shall be determined by using the student's GPA and earned credit count, plus any in-progress courses, as of the commencement booklet printing deadline.  Candidacy for Graduation Honors does not guarantee the award of Graduation Honors upon completion of degree requirements.

Graduation Standards

Hartford Consortium and Cross-Registration

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 subjects/areas:
    • Environmental Studies
    • International Studies
    • Modern and Classical Languages
    • Religious Studies
    • Urban Studies
    • 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 page 1 of the Hartford Consortium brochure.

For non-CCSU students wishing to take a course at CCSU through the Hartford Consortium, choose from one of the above course subjects/areas.

Print the Hartford Consortium Course Registration Form

  1. 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.
  2. Take the completed and signed cross-registration form to the host school's registrar's office for approval and registration.
  3. 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.

High School Student Course Registration

Course Registration for Qualified High School Students

When space is available, qualified high school students may be allowed to enroll in college courses prior to graduation from high school. Students should be recommended by their high school principal and approved by a CCSU department chair for appropriate college course work.

Click here for the Department Chair Listing

Leave of Absence

Undergraduate Student Leave of Absence Policy

A Leave of Absence (LOA) 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.
Students may register for classes during the normal registration period based on cumulative credits earned both in transfer and at CCSU.

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:

  • Complete the Withdrawal Form and Leave of Absence Form and return it to the Office of the Registrar (Davidson Hall room 116, or by fax at 860-832-2250)
  • On the form, enter the semester from which you are withdrawing and the semester you anticipate to return.

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 registration 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 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 who returns by the Leave of Absence anticipated return date need only register for the upcoming semester and will not need to reapply through admissions.
  • 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 they choose to return to CCSU.

Pass-Fail Option for Undergraduates

A limited pass-fail option in courses not required for the major, minor or general education program for undergraduates 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 courses(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 the Registrar within the first three weeks of the semester for full-semester long courses.

Access the pass/fail request form here.

 

Proficiency Resolution for Math and English

If a student is required to complete either the Math or English proficiency course (either MATH-099 "Elementary Algebra" or ENG-099 "Remedial English"), then he/she must complete the course with the first 24 credits. Failure to do so will result in being blocked from future registration here at CCSU and at any of the other three Connecticut State Universities until the proficiency course is completed elsewhere.

The proficiency resolution, which was passed by the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University System reads as follows:

That students needing to demonstrate proficiency [MATH-099 and/or ENG-099 at CCSU] must successfully complete the appropriate course by the time they complete 24 academic credits, and be it further resolved, that students who do not successfully complete recommended proficiency course within this period shall not be allowed to register for credit courses at a university within the Connecticut State University system until they complete these courses or equivalents elsewhere.

Refund Policy

Registration

Repeat Course Policy

Undergraduate Students

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Graduate Students

If a graduate student retakes a graduate course in which the student earned less than a C, all grades will appear on the student’s transcript, but only the most recent course grade and credit will be applied to the GPA and course requirements. No course may be repeated more than once without permission from the graduate advisor and Dean, School of Graduate Studies. Certain graduate programs may not be eligible for the retake policy. This policy is applicable only for failing grades of C- or less and becomes effective for Summer 2009.

Request for Transfer Credit Approval

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

If you are a student receiving Federal Title IV and other financial aid administered by the Financial Aid Office at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as determined by CCSU towards the completion of a degree or other program of study. SAP for financial aid applicants is measured by quantative and qualatative standards and is an assessment of your cumulative academic record at CCSU.

For information on the SAP standards, as well as warnings and probations, please visit the Office of Financial Aid's Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

Appeal Procedure:

Complete and return the SAP Appeal Form. You may appeal your SAP status on the basis of: Death of relative, injury or illness or other special circumstances. You must indicate what has changed in your situation that will allow you to meet the SAP standards by the end of the next evaluation.

PLEASE NOTE: Documentation must be attached to substantiate your explanation.

Second Degree Policy/Completing a Second 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 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.

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.

Second Undergraduate Major

Although students earn a single undergraduate degree, they may complete the course requirements of 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 or by the link below, 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.

Second Undergraduate Major Form (PDF)

State of CT Residency Classification

Transcript Policy

Waitlisting for Courses

Academic departments have activated the Waitlist feature for many of their courses. This means that if a course is closed and filled to capacity, students will be given the option of being added to the Waitlist. Then, when a seat opens in the course, a notification email will be sent to the first student on the Waitlist. That student will then have 24 hours to register from the time the email was sent. If that student does not register within 24 hours, he/she will be dropped from the Waitlist and the next student on the list will be notified.

In order to be on a Waitlist, you must satisfy all course pre-requisites and be eligible to register.

Waitlist FAQ

How can I identify course that have a Waitlist available while using Look-Up Classes to Add?

You will be able to recognize courses as Waitlist eligible by the “WL” columns.
“WL Max” is the maximum number of seats on the Waitlist, while "WL REM” is the remaining number of seats available on the Waitlist.

How do I get on a Registration Waitlist for a section?

  1. Log into CentralPipeline-Web Central/Banner Web,
  2. On the Registration/Records tab click on Registration, Add/Drop Classes,
  3. Then click on Registration, Add/Drop Classes, and Make Payment.
  4. Click on the Class Search button and search for both OPEN and CLOSED sections.

 

If you see the course you would like is closed and has remaining seats available on the Waitlist column “WL REM”, make note of the CRN (the 5-digit number next to the Subject and course number). Then type that CRN in the Add Class box and click the Submit Changes button.

The course will appear as a Registration Add Error stating “Closed-Waitlist Available”. Click on the drop-down arrow next to the CRN and select Waitlisted and click on the Submit Changes button.
The class will now appear on your schedule as Waitlist Request.

The section I want to register for doesn’t have a Registration Waitlist. Why?
Only certain courses as determined by that department will be eligible for Waitlisting.

How will I know when a space becomes available in a class for which I am on the Registration Waitlist?
An email will be sent to your CCSU email account, notifying you there is a space available. If you’ve forwarded your email, it will be forwarded to that email address.

You will have 24 hours to make a decision on whether or not to register for that course.

If no action is taken 24 hours after the “sent” date/time of that email, you will be automatically dropped from the Waitlist and the next student in line on the Waitlist will be notified by email.
Remember to check your CCSU email account regularly!

Once the email is sent, how long do I have to register?
You will have 24 hours after the “send” date/time of the email to make a decision on whether to add the course.  If you do not register within that time frame, you will be automatically dropped from the waitlist. If you miss your registration deadline but still wish to register for the class, you may sign up for the Registration Waitlist again.

How do I register for the waitlisted course once I receive my email notification that a seat is available to me?

  1. Log into CentralPipeline-Web Central/Banner Web
  2. On the Registration/Records tab click on Registration, Add/Drop Classes
  3. Then click on Registration, Add/Drop Classes, and Make Payment
  4. Click on the drop-down arrow next to the CRN and select Web Registered
  5. Click on the Submit Changes button. You are now registered for the course and it will show up on your schedule.

How do I drop the waitlisted course once I receive my email notification that a seat is available to me, now that I have changed my mind and I no longer want the course?
If no action is taken on your part, after your time has expired you will be automatically dropped and the seat will then be offered to the next student on the waitlist.

Or, you can drop yourself from that course’s Waitlist by following these steps:

  1. Log into CentralPipeline-Web Central/Banner Web
  2. On the Registration/Records tab click on Registration, Add/Drop Classes
  3. Then click on Registration, Add/Drop Classes, and Make Payment
  4. Click on the drop-down arrow next to the CRN and select Drop Web
  5. Click on the Submit Changes button.

Do I need to meet course prerequisites and restrictions to get on a Registration Waitlist?
Yes, prerequisites and restrictions are checked before you are allowed to join a Waitlist. However, possible time conflicts with the desired course are not checked, to allow for Waitlist flexibility. (If you do get into a Waitlisted course, you will need to drop the other course where the time conflict exists.)

May I sign up for more than one Registration Waitlist?
You may sign up for as many registration Waitlists as you choose. There is no limit. However, we strongly urge you to remove yourself from all Waitlists once your registration has been finalized so that others may have an opportunity to register for available courses in a timely manner.

If I register for one section of a course and I am on the Registration Waitlist for other sections of the same course, will I be automatically dropped from the Registration Waitlist of the other sections?
No, you must drop yourself to be removed from any Registration Waitlist.

May I sign up for the same Waitlist more than once to increase my chances of getting in the section?
No, you may have only one Waitlist per given section of a course at a time (one Waitlist per given CRN or "Course Registration Number" at a time). If you are dropped from the Waitlist or drop yourself from the Waitlist, you may sign up for the Waitlist again.

Will my Waitlisted courses show up on Blackboard?
No. Only courses you are actually registered in will show up on Blackboard.

Waiver for Students Over Age 62

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 as of the first day of the semester, 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 any Connecticut resident presenting evidence of being 62 years of age or older as of the first day of the semester. The Registration Fee, and for online courses an Online Fee per online course, are still due.

Non-Matriculated Students:
The Course Fee is waived for any Connecticut resident presenting evidence of being 62 years of age or older as of the first day of the semester. The Registration Fee is still due. Registration is on a space-available basis and special registration dates apply. Check with the Registrar's Office for session/term registration dates.

Waiver Form

For more information, visit registration information and procedures and the Bursar's Office tuition/fees information.

Withdrawal From a Course

Dropping a Course (1st Week through the end of the 3rd Week of Classes)

Students are allowed to drop courses up to the last day of the third week of classes during a regular semester. (Refer to the Registration Calendar for specific 8-Week, Summer and Winter Intersession dates). Courses dropped by the deadline do not appear on the student's transcript. Course Drop Forms are available online or in the Registrar's Office, Davidson Hall, room 116. Refer to the Bursar's website for Full Time and Part Time Refund Policies.

Full Time minimum credit requirement*:

  • 12 credits for Undergraduate level students
  • 9 credits for Graduate level students
  • 6 credits for Doctoral level students

Withdrawal from Course (4th Week through end of 12th Week of Classes)

From the beginning of the 4th week of classes until the end of the 12th week of classes in a regular semester, a student may withdraw from a course by completing a Course Drop / Withdrawal Form available online or at the Registrar's Office, Davidson Hall, room 116.

A "W" will be entered for the course on the student's transcript.

During this period, approvals for withdrawal are not required; however, it is strongly recommended that students consult with their academic advisor prior to deciding to withdraw from a course. In addition, students should be aware of the possible consequences of reducing their course load as indicated below.*

(Refer to the Registration Calendar for specific 8-Week, Summer and Winter Intersession dates.)

Withdrawal from Courses after 12th Week (13th Week through the Last Day of Classes)

After the end of the 12th week of classes in a regular semester, a student may apply for withdrawal from a course only with permission. The student must present documentation of extenuating circumstances for his or her requrest and submit a Late Course Withdrawal Request Form with the signatures of the instructor of the course and the chairperson of the department in which the course is taught. This form is available online or at the Registrar's Office, Davidson Hall, room 116.

If the request is approved, the student will receive a grade of "W". Similar to the Course Drop / Withdrawal Form described above, the Late Course Withdrawal Request Form will advise students of possible ramifications of course withdrawal. The dean of the school offering the course may approve such withdrawal if documented extenuating circumstances, which justify withdrawal, are found to exist. Poor academic performance is not considered an extenuating circumstance.

(Refer to the Registration Calendar for specific 8-Week, Summer and Winter Intersession dates.)

*Important: Please Read

Failure to carry a minimum of 12 credits as a Full Time student 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, University-billed Sickness Insurance, and Social Security benefits. Students dropping below 12 credits are ineligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics.

Dropping below 6 credits for Part Time students may affect financial aid awarded.

Withdrawal from the University

A full-time student wishing to withdraw from the University must confer with the Registrar Office (Davidson Hall, room 116) and have the appropriate forms completed and approved by that office no later than twelve weeks into the semester. The Registrar 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.

For information on dropping or withdrawing from a single course and not from the entire university, please check the Course Drop and Withdrawal Policy.

University Withdrawal Form

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