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Academic Dismissal from a Graduate Program
An explanation of the dismissal process for graduate students

Academic Probation and Dismissal at the Undergraduate Level
Academic performance problems can lead to probation and/or dismissal based on the Collegeís rules for satisfactory performance.

Academic Standing/Academic Probation
An explanation of the criteria and process for academic probation and dismissal.

Adding, Dropping and Withdrawing from Courses
This link addresses policies that have to do with adding, dropping and withdrawing from courses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Affirmative Action Compliance
The State University of New York College at Brockport does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran, in admission, employm

Allowable Credit Loads (Undergraduate)
This policy refers to the maximum credit load allowed for undergraduate students in a semester based on Academic Class.

Appeals of SUNY to SUNY Transfer Course Equivalency
Students have the right to appeal Brockport decisions on award of transfer equivalency for lower-division courses recently taken at other SUNY units.

Appeals of the Withdrawal Policy
Students can appeal the department chairís decision not to allow a withdrawal from a course.

Assessment of Professional Dispositions for Teacher Education Candidates
Professional disposition transgression by a teacher candidate may lead to remediation or program dismissal based on the Professional Education Councilís assessment of candidate performance.

Attendance Policy
College faculty value regular attendance in all classes as explained in this policy on attendance.

Attendance Policy Appeal Process
Under certain conditions, students can appeal a faculty decision on enforcement of the attendance policy.

Credit for Courses that Include Both Graduate Students and Undergraduate Students
An explanation of the policy dealing with "swing" course credits.

Credit Loads for Non-matriculated Students (Undergraduate)
This policy refers to the credit load limits allowed for non-matriculated students.

Credit Loads in Summer Sessions
This policy refers to credit load totals allowed in Summer Sessions.

Credits Required for Graduation at the Graduate level
An explanation of the number and level of graduate credits required for the awarding of a masterís degree.

Declaring a Major or Minor
This policy describes how to declare a major, second major, or minor.

Determination of Academic Class at the Undergraduate Level
This policy describes what your class status is based on the number of credits completed. It is important to note that a studentís class standing at any point is based only on the number of credits completed, and does not include those in progress.

Directed Study
An explanation of directed study courses at the graduate level, including how many may be carried each semester.

Disability Accommodation Appeals
Students as well as faculty have the right to protest the decisions of the Section 504 Coordinator in regard to academic accommodations using established appeal procedures.

Dismissals without Probation for Undergraduate Students in their First Semester
Students with very poor performance in their first semester at the College can be academically dismissed without a probationary semester.

Earning a Second Masterís Degree
An explanation of whether students can complete a second graduate degree at the College, including whether credits can be applied across both degrees.

Earning Credit
Failure to earn credits will cause a studentís status to become inactive.

Email and Network Policy
This policy informs the college community of the email and network rules and regulations.

Equity in Athletics
This act requires co-educational institutions of postsecondary education that participate in a Title IV federal student financial assistance program and have an intercollegiate athletic program to prepare an annual report on athletic participation, staffi

Extended Absence
This policy includes the protocols to follow for and extended student absence.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 grants certain rights, privileges and protections to students concerning educational records maintained by the College. The law requires that the institution shall protect the confidentiality of studen

Federal Academic Standards for Title IV Financial Aid Recipients at the Graduate Level
This policy explains the federal academic requirements to maintain eligibility for Federal Title IV financial aid at the Graduate Level.

Final Examination Policy
The College has rules on scheduling final exams and on the studentís right to reschedule final exams under certain conditions.

Financial Aid for Study Abroad
It is possible to receive additional financial aid for overseas study.

Getting the Credit You Deserve
This policy explains how and what credits will transfer to Brockport.

Grade Point Average (GPA) at the Graduate Level
An explanation of how and when the GPA is calculated at the graduate level, including what GPA is required for graduation.

Grade Point Averages (GPA) at the Undergraduate Level
How to compute your undergraduate GPA.

Grading System at the Graduate Level
An explanation of which course grades do and do not result in the awarding of credit at the graduate level.

Graduate Admissions Categories
An explanation of the three admission categories at the graduate level.

Graduate Continuous Enrollment Policy
An explanation of the minimum number of courses that must be completed each year for a graduate student to maintain matriculated status, including the consequences of noncompliance.

Graduate Full-Time Status for Enrollment Verification Purposes
The College's definition of graduate student full-time status for enrollment verification purposes.

Graduate Thesis and Project Continuation Credit Policy
An explanation of registration for thesis/project continuance credits, including when such registration is required and how the credits earned affect both degree requirements and GPA.

Graduation/Completion and Transfer-out Rates
The Student Right-to-Know Act requires the College to disclose to all enrolled and prospective students statistics on the graduation rates of undergraduate students.

Guide for Review of Research Involving Human Participants from the College Institutional Review Board (IRB)
This policy provides the standards and guidelines required for conducting research involving human participants.

Hazing Policy
This policy defines hazing and informs students and organizations of possible disciplinary action(s) when found in violation of The Collegeís hazing policy. Students and organizations may also be subject to criminal prosecution for violation of the New Yo

How to Apply for Aid
Applications are required when applying for financial aid.

In-progress (PR) Grades
The grade given for certain courses that cannot be finished in one semester.

Independent and Directed Study at the Undergraduate Level
This deals with the criteria required to take a course as an Independent or Directed Study.

Independent Study (at the Graduate Level)
An explanation of the requirements for and limits on enrolling for independent study courses at the graduate level.

Leaves of Absence at the Graduate Level
An explanation of leaves of absence at the graduate level, including how to apply for such a leave.

Leaving Brockport or Withdrawing from all Courses Before Graduation and Returning
This policy addresses matriculated undergraduate students who want to withdraw completely, either by leaving during a semester or not enrolling in an upcoming semester.

Minimum Number of Graduate Credits after Matriculation
Delineation of the minimum number of graduate credits that must be completed after matriculation in a graduate program.

Newly Accepted Graduate Student Enrollment Requirement
An explanation of the requirement for newly accepted students to register in their first semester of matriculation.

OSHA Blood-borne Pathogens Standard
This policy addresses the Collegeís compliance with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under the OSHA Act of 1970, SEC.5.Duties.

Permanent Address Required
Students are required to maintain an active permanent address on file with the College at all times.

Plan of Study and Advisement Key Number
An explanation of the process for and time limit on filing an approved Plan of Study.

Policy on Bringing Children to Class
The College has rules that govern whether or not children may accompany their parents to class.

Policy on Student Academic Dishonesty
It is important for students to understand that the College faculty and staff value student honesty and integrity as explained in this policy.

Policy on Student Grade Appeals
Students have certain rights to appeal grades as explained by this policy.

Procedures for Accessing Services for Students with Disabilities
This policy informs students on rules and regulations for accessing services for students with disabilities.

Procedures for Dealing with Students Who Are Disruptive in Class
The College faculty and staff value maintaining an orderly learning environment in the classrooms and service areas as explained by this policy.

Professional Education Unit Assessment Data Collection, Storage, Access, and Use
Appropriate procedures to assure confidentiality must be used for the collection, storage, access, and use of Professional Education Unit data for candidates and programs.

Professional Education Unit Policy Faculty, Instructor, and College, Clinical Supervisors Responsibilities for the Assessment of Education
Faculty, instructors, and college supervisors must complete key assessments of candidate performance by established deadline dates.

Progress Toward the Degree
This policy explains how your degree requirements are determined.

Proper Registration is Required to Receive Credit for Courses
All students are urged to note carefully the following course registration information in order to assure proper registration and receive credit for courses.

Quality Points for Letter Grades at the Graduate Level
An explanation of the relationship of grades to quality points at the graduate level.

Readmission at the Graduate Level
An explanation of the consequences of academic dismissal, including the required interval between dismissal and reapplication, consideration of previously earned credits, and limit on the number of readmissions.

Readmission at the Undergraduate Level
This policy outlines the policy for readmission to the College after separation, leave of absence, academic dismissal and/or conduct suspension.

Registration for Credit Overload at the Graduate Level
An explanation of the credit cap at the graduate level and the approvals necessary to exceed this cap.

Reinstatement at the Undergraduate Level after Dismissal
Students may appeal their first dismissal from the College for poor academic performance.

Repeating Courses at the Graduate Level
This link deals with graduate students who repeat courses.

Repeating Courses at the Undergraduate Level
Before repeating a class, students should be aware of what impact it will have on their GPA and/or financial aid package. This policy explains the impact of repeating classes at the undergraduate level on a student's GPA and/or financial aid package.

Residence Hall/Student Townhomes Alcohol Policy
This policy informs students of the standards of conduct with regard to the use of alcoholic beverages and the possible disciplinary action when found in violation of the policy. The Incident Response Model for alcohol and substance violations, noise viol

Residency Requirement
This policy discusses the minimum number of credits needed at Brockport for your degree, major and/or minor.

Residency Requirement at the Graduate Level
A statement of the official College graduate policy on institutional residency.

Rule on Other Official Academic Relationships with Relatives
The College has rules that govern employee official interactions with close relatives in classes and the service offices.

Satisfactory Grades (at the Graduate Level)
An explanation of S/U grading at the graduate level, including limits on S/U credits and their relationship to GPA.

Smoke-free Campus with Minor Exemptions Policy
The health risks resulting from second-hand smoke exposure are well documented. This policy will reduce involuntary exposure of second-hand smoke and facilitate a healthier environment for students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors and community m

Special Opportunities after the Baccalaureate Degree
After earning an undergraduate degree, students can do further undergraduate work to earn a second baccalaureate degree or a Certificate of Completion of a Second Major.

Student Absence Due to Religious Beliefs (Section 224-A of New York State Education Law
Student absences due to religious beliefs.

Student Complaints about Sexual Harassment in the Instructional Setting
The College is committed to preventing sexual harassment and other forms of intimidation and discrimination.

Student Injury Policy
The process for student injury reporting and referral process.

Student Relatives of a Course Instructor Need Special Permission to Take the Course- Nepotism
The College has rules that govern the situation when students take courses taught by a close relative.

Student Responsibility for Graduation Requirements (Undergraduate)
The College provides you an advisor and a Degree Audit Report (DARS Report), to assist you in tracking your graduation requirements. However it is ultimately your responsibility to track your graduation requirements.

Student Right to Know
The Student Right-to-Know Act requires the College to disclose certain information including crime statistics, institutional graduation rates and student privacy guidelines to all enrolled and prospective students.

Student Rights to Make up Work Missed Due to Observation of Religious Holidays
New York State Education law (Section 224-A) allows students to miss classes/work because of their observation of religious holidays.

Thesis or Project Continuance
An explanation of registration for thesis/project continuance credits, including when such registration is required and how the credits earned affect both degree requirements and GPA.

Time Limit for Completion of Graduate Degree
An explanation of the time limit for completing graduate degree requirements.

Transfer Credits at the Graduate Level
An explanation of grade requirements for transferring courses at the graduate level, including the limit on the number of transfer credits.

Undergraduates Taking Graduate Courses
A list of criteria that must be met and cautions that should be noted by undergraduate students who wish to enroll in graduate courses.

Use of Electronic Devices in the Classroom
The College is committed to educationally-sound uses of technology and the classroom and to preventing technology from becoming disruptive to the learning environment.

Visiting Student Financial Aid Policy
It is possible to receive financial aid if you are taking courses at another institution.

Warning: Campus Email, Downloads, and Social Networking Services Are Not Private
The College encourages students to obey the law when using electronic technology (downloads, file sharing) and to use good judgment with personal information that they send through email and post in social networking services.

Withdrawal from a Graduate Program or from Non-degree Status
An explanation of the process for withdrawing from a graduate program.