Auditing a Class
Some academic courses may be audited. Registered students at the State University of New York at New Paltz, faculty and staff of New Paltz, persons over 60 years of age and Alumnus of SUNY New Paltz may take courses without paying a registration fee. For all others, a non-refundable registration of $50 will be charged. Persons who would like to audit a course must obtain an Audit Form from Records and Registration. The completed form must have the signatures of:
- The chair of the department offering the course
- The course instructor
- Linda Smith, head of Blackboard Technology at New Paltz
Forms must be submitted to Records and Registration with the proper signatures and proof of payment of fee.
The audit privilege permits the auditor to attend a course, providing there is room in the course and the necessary approvals have been granted, and to do assignments, but it does not permit the auditor to take examinations in the course or to have his or her work evaluated in any other way. The auditor receives no grade for the course, nor is any record of course attendance kept in Records and Registration. Students may not change their enrollment status from audit to credit, or from credit to audit.
Audit privileges are not ordinarily available in studio, laboratory or performance courses, or courses where class participation of students is of major importance, nor are they available in credit-free courses offered by the institution or in any foreign study program or course. Online courses cannot be audited.
All charges are billed through the students' my.newpaltz.edu accounts. Paper invoices are not mailed by SUNY New Paltz. The billing process for the Summer semester starts on April 15, 2013. Payment in full is due by May 13, 2013 regardless of the first day of class. Students who do not pay in full by May 13, 2013 will be de-registered from their classes on May 14, 2013. An Administrative Fee of $30 will be added to the invoice of any student who is reinstated. Please note that reinstatement into those same classes is subject to course availability at the time of re-registration. You are not guaranteed a space in the class from which you were de-registered. To avoid any difficulties, please pay by the due date! Payment for courses added on or after May 13, 2013, is due immediately upon registration. For further information, please visit the Web page for the Office of Students Accounts billing information. If you do not know your Banner ID number please contact Records and Registration at 845-257-3100 and enter "0" to speak to a person.
Any course with insufficient enrollment is subject to cancellation. The college assumes no responsibility if a department is forced to cancel a course or change an instructor.
Registered students can request an Enrollment Verification via my.newpaltz.edu. To order and Enrollment Verification a student must log into my.newpaltz.edu. Once there, click on the Student Services tab.
In the first column, titled Student Information, there is a submenu, Academic Information. Click on Academic Information and the words "Enrollment Verification Request" will appear. Click on the Enrollment Verification Request, fill in the appropriate fields and the document will be mailed to the address given within 24 hours.
Change of Name or Address
Students must notify the college promptly of any change in name or permanent or local address. Students wishing to change their name must submit a copy of one of the following documents: marriage certificate, divorce papers, legal separation papers or court order approving the name change. Driver's License is not sufficient. Students can verify their address(es) information in my.newpaltz.edu under My.Personal Records. A form is available on the same page, if a change is necessary.
Fieldwork and Independent Study
Fieldwork courses are approved experiences by individual academic departments to enable students to enrich their academic program with applied work in their field of study. Independent study requires a student to pursue in depth a particular area of interest not covered in the regular curriculum. Each college or school issues its own guidelines and the student should obtain guidelines from the appropriate dean's office.
Non-matriculated Graduate Students
Non-matriculated graduate students may take no more than 6-9 graduate credits without matriculating into a graduate program. Enrollment in some courses is restricted to matriculated students, and many have pre-requisites. Contact the department offering the course for permission to enroll. Students who have already completed 6-9 graduate credits must submit a Non-matriculated Student Waiver Form to the Graduate School before they will be allowed to register for additional classes. To learn more about registering as a non-matriculated graduate student, visit: http://www.newpaltz.edu/graduate/nonmatric.html.
There are no credit limits for matriculated graduate students.
Summer Semester Workload
A student's semester workload is the combined total of the academic credits and registration units for which he/she is registered.
There are no credit limits for matriculated graduate students. Both matriculated and non-matriculated undergraduate students are allowed to register for up to two courses per summer session. Students may add a third course to their registration providing it is an on-line course. Students are limited to a maximum of three on-line courses during the summer. There is a 12-credit limit for the entire summer. Permission to exceed these limits is rarely granted and normally only in cases where a student has a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher and is within a semester of graduation.
You can order an official transcript online at my.newpaltz.edu. Once logged in, select the "Student Services" tab. In the box titled "Student Information," you will see "Official Transcript Request," and this will take you to the page where you can begin.
You have the option to have a transcript mailed by the Records and Registration Office to an address of you choosing, OR you may come into the office and pick it up. Transcript requests are usually processed within 24 hours.
When having the transcript mailed you have the option to pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) or you can choose electronic check.
If you are picking up the transcript, you have to the option to pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) or can choose electronic check, or you can click on "check out now pay in office."
If you do not have access to my.newpaltz.edu, please click on this line:
This will enable Alumni Affairs to activate a login so you may electronically request a transcript.
If you attended SUNY New Paltz prior to 1985, please:
Send us a letter which includes
- Your name (or any former name your records may be under)
- Your current address where you would like the transcript sent
- Social Security Number
- Semester/Dates of attendance
- All degrees received
- Date of Birth
- Any special handling instructions
- Your signature
Include the full address of where you wish the transcript to be sent and make sure your signature is on the request.
The cost for each official transcript is $5 per copy, unofficial copies are $1. Please make the check or money order payable to SUNY New Paltz. Mail your request to:
SUNY New Paltz
Office of Records and Registration
500 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2439
You may also fax in the completed letter requesting your transcript to: 845-257-3103.
If you have any questions, please call the office at 845-257-3100.
Dropping, Adding or Withdrawing From Courses
Drop/Add (Course Change) - Students who wish to drop or add a course may do so according to the deadlines listed in the Academic Calendar . After students have dropped or added a course, the student should go to my.newpaltz.edu to be sure that the action has taken place.
Course Withdrawal - The fee for withdrawing from a course on or before the liability deadlines in the Academic Calendar is $20. Withdrawal forms are available at the Office of Records and Registration, HAB 19 or from your academic advisor. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the tuition liability schedule.
Matriculated graduate and undergraduate students need their instructor's signature on the withdrawal form; non-matriculated students do not.
Undergraduate students wishing to withdraw from a course after the deadline must consult the Associate Dean of the school in which the course is offered. A grade of F will be recorded for any student who informally drops a course without following the procedures outlined above.
To withdraw from an online course, please contact Martha Teck at The Office of Extended Learning, 845-257-2904, or Records and Registration, 845-257-3100, to obtain a course withdrawal form. A $20 fee is required. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the tuition liability schedule.
Bring or mail the completed withdrawal form and a check for $20 made payable to SUNY New Paltz to: The Office of Extended Learning,
Attention: Martha Teck
Haggerty Administration Building, 805B
SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443
In addition, the course instructor must send a request to Martha Teck, firstname.lastname@example.org, via e-mail including the following: Student name; student ID number; course name, number and semester; and the last date and time the student attended the class.
Refund for Withdrawal
To receive a refund, you must submit your completed withdrawal forms to the appropriate office according to the dates in the Academic Calendar.
Except as noted below, refunds are based on the liability dates in the Academic Calendar and must be requested in writing and sent to the attention of the Office of Student Accounts. The Course Withdrawal form is a two-part NCR form that must be obtained from the Records and Registration office, or from your academic advisor.
In all cases the College Fee is not refundable after the official first day of classes. All other fees follow the tuition liability/refund schedule. Insurance premiums are not refundable.
Room and Meal Plan refunds are at the discretion of the Residence Life and/or Food Service Offices and requests should be sent directly to the appropriate office. There are no partial week housing refunds.