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Student FAQ


If I stop attending a class, does that mean I dropped the course?

Where can I find deadlines for dropping courses, taking a leave, withdrawing, etc.?

How do I know which courses in math, foreign language, and composition I am ready for?

Can I take a course pass/fail?

Can I repeat a course I failed or in which I received a low grade?

Where can I go if I need extra help in a course or with a writing assignment? 

How can I find out if classes are canceled due to inclement weather?

How does advance registration work?

Transfer Credits

Can I receive credit at New Paltz for College Level Exam Program (CLEP) exams? 

Can I receive credit at New Paltz for college courses I completed in high school, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses?

How will my transfer credits be applied towards SUNY New Paltz requirements?       


What is an academic adviser and when should I see that person?

How can I find out who my adviser is? (Academic Advising Center,


How do I declare my major?

Where can I learn about majors? (Undergraduate Catalog; departmental websites; Career Resource Center)

Is it okay if I do not declare a major right away?

GPA and Academic Standing

How do I qualify for placement on Dean's List?

How is a GPA calculated?

What are the GPA standards for probation and dismissal from the College?


What are the requirements for graduation?

How do I apply for graduation?