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Add Period: The first week of a spring or fall semester. There is no fee to add to an existing full-time schedule. Starting with the first day of the semester, all adds require permission from the instructor by either a Permission Override Number to add online or instructor's signature to add in person at the Office of Registration and Records even if the course still shows open seats. Check with Special Sessions and Programs for the add period for the winter and summer sessions.

Affirm Enrollment: A student who has registered for courses accepts financial responsibility for all associated charges for their courses. This can be done online. Instructions on how to affirm enrollment can be found at the Office of Registration and Records .

Billing: Bills are generated through the registration process. Notification is sent to the student’s Brockport email address. You can learn more about billing at the Office of Student Accounts.

Blackboard Learning Management System (Blackboard, LMS): Online technology for accessing and completing online courses. This system is also available for use for face to face courses. Students access their courses via https://brockport.open.suny.edu using their assigned Brockport Net ID. To learn more about Blackboard, check out the online orientation.

Catalog Entry: Provides detail about a course including topics, pre-requisites, credit hours, and departments. Links to detail listing of course.

Class Schedule Listing: This listing provides information about the course type, meeting location and dates.

Combined Online Course: An online course which includes a mandatory synchronous (same time) online component. In addition, there will be course work completed via asynchronous activities such as online readings, problem solving, and discussions using Blackboard. These courses list course location as LRNNET SUNY and the scheduled time for the online component on the course schedule. Check the class schedule listing for more details.

Drop Period: A drop is done during the first four weeks of a regular fall or spring semester. Check with Special Sessions and Programs for the add period for the winter and summer sessions. If you decide during the drop period you are no longer able to take a course, you must complete steps to drop the course. Nothing has been dropped or added until an official online or in-person transaction has been processed. For instructions on how to drop a course, visit Office of Registration and Records.

Full time: A student is considered full time when they are registered for at least 12 credits of study in the term.

General Education Requirements: Ten knowledge areas determined by the SUNY Board of Trustees to be required courses of study as part of earning an undergraduate degree. You can read more about the requirements and specific courses at Academic Advisement.

Hybrid Online Course: An online course which includes face to face meetings on scheduled dates. In addition, there will be course work completed using the Blackboard learning management system (LMS) and will include online readings, problem solving, and discussions. These courses are listed with the prefix HYB in the title, and include scheduled time and location for face to face meetings on the course schedule. Be sure to check the class schedule listing for meeting specific dates.

Incomplete: A grade of Incomplete may be given under certain circumstances and with instructor approval. You may review the college policy on incomplete grades online.

Matriculated: To earn a degree from the College, a student must be “matriculated”; that is, formally accepted as an undergraduate degree candidate through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or as a graduate candidate for a master’s degree, advanced certificate (Adv. Cert.), or certificate of advanced study (CAS) by The Center for Graduate Studies.

Non-Matriculated: Students who have not matriculated may still register for courses by enrolling as a non-matriculated student, and may apply a certain amount of credit earned from such courses toward a degree program if they decide to matriculate at a later date. Read more details about matriculation at Admissions.

Online Course: A course completed via asynchronous activities such as online readings, problem solving, and discussions using Blackboard. Online courses list course location as LRNNET SUNY and time as TBA on the course schedule. Check the class schedule listing for more details.

Part time: A part time student is registered for less than 12 credits of study in the term.

Satisfactory Academic Progress: Eligibility for federal financial aid is contingent on continued satisfactory academic progress. You can read the college policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress online for undergraduate students and for graduate students.

Student Email: All students are issued a student email address. This address is used to send important communications from various offices on campus. It is important to check this email address regularly. For more information about email, contact Library Information Technology Services.

Tuition and Fees: You can find details on student charges at the Office of Student Accounts.

Withdrawal: dropping a course after the drop period has ended must be done as a withdrawal. Withdrawals are governed by different dates and different procedures by semester. Courses withdrawn will appear on the transcript with a grade of "W". For more details visit Office of Registration and Records.

Student Services Offices

Office of Registration and Records oversees registration and maintains the Course Schedule. The office also processes transcripts; awards undergraduate and graduate degrees and generates diplomas and replacement diplomas; administers degree and enrollment verifications; preserves student information and academic records; and assists in the creation of Placement Folders.

Financial Aid Office assists potential students, current students, and their families in obtaining the necessary financial resources to attend The College at Brockport. This includes the proper financial advisement of students and their families, processing and facilitating the financial aid application process and providing sound strategies in budgeting, alternative aid sources and debt management both during and after college.

Academic Advisement coordinates the College's faculty-based advisement system, provides students with information and advice concerning academic policies and procedures, evaluates transcripts from other institutions to determine Brockport credit, conducts the College's probation and dismissal program, coordinates the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS), coordinates all advisement and registration programs for new students, and provides information and advice concerning academic eligibility for financial aid.

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) provides support and assistance to self–identified students with disabilities. Among the services provided are those related to accessibility of campus facilities, reasonable accommodations, advocacy for student needs and referral to appropriate governmental and community agencies.

The Office of Student Accounts and Accounting is responsible for the collection and accounting of student educational charges. Staff processes and distributes federal, state, and privately funded financial aid funds, and administers an installment payment plan for students.

Career Services supports students and alumni with career exploration and the development of job search skills. Services offered include the exploration of majors, connections with employers, assistance with the creation of cover letters and resumes, and the development interviewing and networking skills. The office also assists students with application to graduate school and provides access to student employment opportunities.

The Student Learning Center provides a wide variety of academic support services to meet these student needs. Additionally, we offer tutoring in all content areas to help students deepen their understanding of specific course material.

Technology Services and Support IT Help Desk is the single point of contact for initiating service requests and reporting problems with technology. It is staffed by professional staff and well-trained student employees.

The Student Health Center is part of the Hazen Center for Integrated Care, which provides a holistic approach to student health and wellness. The Counseling Center, Student Health Center, and Prevention and Outreach Services support students’ mind, body and spirit throughout their Brockport experience.

Last Updated 8/13/18

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