How do I find out how my credits transferred into SUNY New Paltz?
Your progress report and unofficial transcript show a listing of all transfer courses. The unofficial transcript lists, by semester, all courses that SUNY New Paltz accepted from your previous institutions. Your Degree Progress Report (DARS) shows how your courses are filling general education, major, and college-wide degree requirements.
To access these, log into mynewpaltz.edu, go to the Student Services tab, and click on the Advising link.
Check to see if the last semester you attended is included. If not, Admissions may not have received your final transcript, or, if you only recently had it sent, your courses may not have been entered yet.
Some of my courses have come in as electives. How can I find out if they can count for a general education or major requirement?
While most SUNY schools have course equivalencies in our Transfer Credit database, very few courses from private and out-of-state schools have been articulated. Transfer Admissions brings these courses in as electives as a first step. These courses will count towards the 120 credits required for graduation.
Here's how a course will be listed on your progress report if it has been accepted with a SUNY New Paltz equivalent:
Here's how a course will be listed on your progress report if it has been accepted as an elective:
Major departments decide whether or not these courses can fulfill major requirements. Meet with an advisor from the department of your major to have these courses reviewed. The department can put through a workflow order to accept a course as meeting a requirement in the major. Departments might request course descriptions, syllabi, and/or creative work in order to accept a course into the major.
Transfer courses that come in as electives may meet the requirement for a general education category. Academic Advising can help you identify courses that may count for general education. A course description is needed to verify the content of the course and can usually be obtained from the Web site of your previous institution.
I need to make a schedule change, but I cannot do the add/drop in mynewpaltz.edu. How can I add and drop after Orientation?
Your first semester at SUNY New Paltz is the only time you cannot do your own add/drop in mynewpaltz.edu. Contact the Academic Advising Center for help. We can drop/add for you over the phone or via email if you cannot come to campus (845-257-3015 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
When will I get an advisor assignment?
Advising assignments occur during the second month of the semester. You can find your advisor assignment in mynewpaltz.edu as well as on your Progress Report.
In the meantime, go to the Academic Advising Center or the department chair of your major if you have any questions. If you do not have an assignment by the time the schedule comes out for the next semester, see your major department to ask for an assignment or visit the Academic Advising Center.
How do I change my major after coming to SUNY New Paltz?
Meet with an advisor in the Academic Advising Center to look at entrance requirements and for directions on who to contact.