Spring 2019 Dates, Deadlines and General Information

  • FULL TERM: January 22, 2019 – May 16, 2019
  • PART OF TERM A: January 22, 2019 – March 11, 2019
  • PART OF TERM B: March 12, 2019– May 16, 2019

Priority Registration for Continuing Students

  • November 5, 2018 Seniors (at least 88 credits)
  • November 8, 2018 Juniors (at least 57 credits)
  • November 12, 2018 Sophomores (at least 32 credits)
  • November 15, 2018 Freshmen (0 - 32 credits)

Please note: -Second Semester Freshman (freshman admitted fall 2018) require an advising PIN from an academic advisor in the First Year Experience Office (FYE). FYE advising is by appointment.

  • Review your academic record using Degree Works.
  • Continuing students in good academic standing are encouraged to make an appointment for academic advising. Please see “Academic Advisement” section.
  • Continuing students whose current academic standing is probation must seek academic advising.
  • At or after your priority date, register on the web(connect.oldwestbury.edu). Computers with internet access are available in the Library.
  • Students planning to use financial aid must satisfy Financial Aid requirements prior to registration.

Bills for registered students will be available on line and payment is due at the office of the bursar by 5pm on January 3, 2019. Credit card payments must be made online at connect.oldwestbury.edu.

The financial cancellation program compares total billing hours to total payments: adding a course, for which payment is not made will result in the cancellation of all courses.

Continual Registration for Continuing and Returning Students

November 16, 2018 – January 18, 2019

  • Continuing students in good academic standing are encouraged to make an appointment for academic advising. Please see “Academic Advisement”. 
  • Continuing students whose current academic standing is probation must seek academic advising.
  • Registration, add/drop on the web(connect.oldwestbury.edu)

Students may view accounts at connect.oldwestbury.edu. For students who register on or before January 3, 2019, bill payment is due by 5pm on January 3, 2019.  For students who register after January 3, 2019, bill payment is due the day of registration. Credit card payments must be made online at connect.oldwestbury.edu.

The financial cancellation program compares total billing hours to total payments: adding a course, for which payment is not made will result in the cancellation of all courses.

Registration for Non-matriculated Students -“Life Long Learners” and “Non-Degree”

January14, 2019 – January 18, 2019 Registration, add/drop on the web (connect.oldwestbury.edu)

Students may view accounts at connect.oldwestbury.edu. Bill payment is due the day of registration. Credit card payments must be made online at connect.oldwestbury.edu

The financial cancellation program compares total billing hours to total payments: adding a course, for which payment is not made will result in the cancellation of all courses. 

Registration for First Year Freshman and New Transfer Students 

-Registration for new First Semester Freshmen takes place during New Student Orientation which are held by appointment on January 10, 2019.

For additional information, please visit https://www.oldwestbury.edu/life/orientation/freshman 

-New Transfer students may register on the WEB after they receive an advising PIN from an academic advisor at a Transfer Orientation and Registration Day, which are held by appointment on: December 14, 2018, and January 7, 9, 16, 2019

For additional information, please visit https://www.oldwestbury.edu/life/orientation/transfer 

Students may view accounts at connect.oldwestbury.edu. For students who register on or before January 3, 2019, bill payment is due by 5pm on January 3, 2019.  For students who register after January 3, 2019, bill payment is due the day of registration. Credit card payments must be made online at connect.oldwestbury.edu. See instructions in the back of this booklet. 

The financial cancellation program compares total billing hours to total payments: adding a course, for which payment is not made will result in the cancellation of all courses.  

Add/drop and Late Registration

January 22, 2019 – January 28, 2019

Late register/add/drop on the web (connect.oldwestbury.edu

Note: a $50 late registration fee will be accessed to a student re-registering due to cancellation of courses for non-payment or to a student approved for registration on or after January 22, 2019.

Bills for registration must be satisfied with the bursar on the same day as add/drop/registration. 

Credit card payments must be made online at connect.oldwestbury.edu. See instructions in the back of this booklet.

Withdrawal Policy for Full Term 

  • After the end of the add/drop period (after January 28) and up to the end of the seventh week of classes, (March 12) students may withdraw from a course by completing an official withdrawal form found at connect.oldwestbury.edu.       
  • After the seventh week of classes, instructor’s approval is required to withdraw from courses.  Students may request approval by completing an official withdrawal form found at connect.oldwestbury.edu
  • The deadline to obtain approval and to withdraw from a course is May 2, 2019. 
  • If not officially withdrawn from the course by May 2, 2019, a student’s name will appear on the final grade roster, and the instructor will assign a grade.  A grade of “NC” will be accepted only if prior arrangements have been made with the instructor and a fully executed credit/no credit agreement has been filed, before the end of the third week of classes, with the office of the registrar.
  • Only students withdrawing officially through the office of the registrar will receive a grade of “W”.  Nonattendance in a course or non-payment of fees does not constitute withdrawal. 
  • Perkins loan recipients who withdraw must participate in an exit interview in the Office of the Bursar.
  • Stafford loan recipients who withdraw must participate in an exit interview in the Office of Financial Aid.

Note: $20 fee will be assessed for each add, drop or withdrawal transaction approved after January 28, 2019. 

It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from school if not attending classes.  

Refund Schedule 

To qualify for refunds of tuition, intercollegiate athletic fee, technology fee and health service fee students must officially withdraw.  Refund amounts will be determined in accordance with the following refund schedule. The college fee is not refundable.  Inquiries about the student government fee should be referred directly to the student government association (516) 876-3273. Refunds require six to eight weeks for processing.

Non-attendance in any course does not constitute official withdrawal. 

Refund Schedule
Full term Part-of-term A Part-of-term B
100% refund- Jan 22 – Jan 28 100% refund Jan 22– Jan 28 100% refund Mar 12 – Mar 18
70% refund-  Jan 29 – Feb 4 35% refund   Jan 29 – Feb 4 35% refund   Mar 19 – Mar 25
50% refund-   Feb  5 –  Feb 11 No refund-after February 4, 2019 No refund-after March 25, 2019
30% refund- Feb 12 – Feb 18    
No refund-after February 18, 2019    


Registration Information

Closed-out (full) courses: to request authorization to enroll in a closed course, a student must request an overtally approval via campus e-mail. If approved, the school or department associated with the course will e-mail the authorization to the office of the registrar. Please note:  under no circumstance will a student be permitted to enroll in a class if the classroom capacity is met.

Academic load: a student achieves full-time status with a course load of 12 or more credits. The maximum credit load for fall or spring semesters for undergraduate students is 18 credits.

Students wishing to add courses, which will give them an academic load over 18 credits (overload), are required to petition for a course overload with the chair of the department in which the student is majoring. If approved, the chair will e-mail the approved request to the Dean for final approval.  The Dean will e-mail the authorization to the Office of the Registrar.  The Office of the Registrar will inform all parties via campus e-mail of completion of the overload process.

Note: mastery of reading and writing skills is required. Students on probation are not eligible to take a course overload under any circumstances.

Academic standing: if you are suspended or dismissed at the close of the fall semester, your registration and financial aid for the spring semester will be voided.  If you make an appeal to the academic standing committee, and the appeal is granted, you must re-register in accordance with the reinstatement decision.  Your original course selection and financial aid are not guaranteed.

Immunization

Immunization requirements must be met prior to registration.

For more information, visit Student Health- Immunization Requirements

Glossary

  • Continuing Student: A student who has continued his/her registration directly from the immediately preceding semester.
  • Returning Student: A student who is registering after an interruption of one or more semesters. 
  • New Student: A student who has been accepted to SUNY Old Westbury but has never before registered.
  • Lower Division: 0 to 56 credits as shown on the official transcript in the Office of the Registrar.
  • Upper Division: 57 or more credits actually earned and recorded on the official transcript in the Office of the Registrar, including credits received at Old Westbury and only those transfer credits for which an official college transcript was received and evaluated.
  • NOTE: Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended are required to be on file for any student before transfer credit and academic level are certified.
  • Alternate PIN: A unique number required for first and second semester freshman and new transfer students to register and add/drop using the web (connect.oldwestbury.edu). It must be obtained from an academic adviser.

Academic Advisement

*Before seeing an academic advisor, review your academic record using Degree Works.*

Category of Student: Advised by: 

  • Students accepted into the School of Business School of Business 
  • Students accepted into the School of Education School of Education
  • School of Arts and Science majors with 57 or more earned credits School of Arts and Sciences Academic Departments
  • School of Arts and Science majors with 56 or fewer earned credits Academic Advising Center 
  • EOP students with 56 or fewer earned credits Educational Opportunity Program
  • First Semester Freshmen (admitted Spring 2019) Academic Advisor at New Student Orientation
  • Second Semester Freshmen (admitted Fall 2018) First Year Experience Office

Important:

-Students who are not proficient in English and/or Mathematics and who register on the basis of current placement recommendations may be required to change their program when new placement recommendations are determined. 

- Students not declared in a major (“undecided”) are not eligible to receive federal financial aid. 

New Students​

If you are a NEW student who has never before registered at SUNY College at Old Westbury, be sure to note the following:

You must have been accepted to the College.

All students, regardless of level or program, are required to submit an official transcript from each previous college in order to complete their admission, to verify status and academic level, and to be granted transfer credits. Transfer students should secure a student copy of transcripts from each previous college attended for academic advising. Copies will not be provided from the Office of Enrollment Services or from the Office of the Registrar at this institution.

Questions and inquiries should be directed to the Enrollment Services Office. (516-876-3073).

“Over Sixty” Program

The Over Sixty Program (Senior Auditor) permits persons 60 years of age and over to observe (audit) courses on a space-available, instructor permission basis without the payment of tuition. Please note: Senior Auditors are responsible for lab fees. Participating observers will not receive academic credit for courses attended. Course observers/auditors with a college ID card are permitted the use the Library and the Clark Center (gym). 

How to Enroll in the OSP Program:

  • Complete a “Senior Auditor” application with the Office of Enrollment Services (Admissions).
  • When the application has been processed, it will be returned to you for instructor approval.
  • The course schedule can be viewed on the college web site by clicking on “Academics,” “Registrar,” “Class Schedule” (https://www.oldwestbury.edu/academics/registrar/class-schedule).  Then click “Class Schedule” and choose “Spring 2019” from the pull-down menu. 
  • On the first day of class, request permission of the instructor of the course you would like to audit. If the instructor approves, s/he may sign the application.
  • Submit the completed application to the Office of the Registrar, where the course to be audited will be added to your record with the registration status of AU. 
  • After the course to be audited is recorded, an auditor may request an ID card and purchase a vehicle registration decal.
  • Auditors can purchase a parking decal at the Bursar’s Office. The cost is $10.00 for the first vehicle and $5.00 for each additional vehicle.  Failure to register vehicle/s will result in ticketing and possible towing at the owner’s expense.

Payment of Bills

Failure to make payment by the due date will result in the cancellation of classes. 

The financial cancellation program compares total billing hours to total payments: adding a course, for which payment is not made will result in the cancellation of all courses.  

  1. You will not be permitted to register or secure housing until all outstanding debts to the college are satisfied.
  2. Students who register for the spring 2019 semester on or before January 3, 2019 can view their bills at connect.Oldwestbury.Edu. All payments must be received by the bursar’s office no later than 5pm on January 3, 2019. 
  3. Students who register for the spring 2019 semester after January 3, 2019, can view their accounts at connect.Oldwestbury.Edu  and must pay for their tuition and fees (and housing/meal plan charges if applicable) the day of registration. Credit card payments must be made on line at connect.Oldwestbury.Edu. See instructions in the back of this booklet. 
  4. There is a $50.00 late payment fee for payments made after the due date. 
  5. If paying in person, you may do so by cash, check, or money order.
  6. If paying on the web, you may do so by visa, master card, discover or e-check. You may also go on a payment plan.
  7. There is a $20 fee for any check returned to the college “unpaid.”  
  8. There is a $50 late registration fee for anyone re-registering due to cancellation of courses for non-payment or for anyone approved for registration on or after January 22, 2019. 
  9. Financial aid (if eligible) must be in order by the time you register. Allow for two to three weeks processing after submitting required documents. If financial aid awards do not cover the total charges, you must pay the difference or make arrangements with the bursar.

It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from school if not attending classes. 

Inquiries regarding financial aid status can be made via banner student web (connect.Oldwestbury.Edu) or by calling (516-876-3222/3223). Inquiries regarding the student government fee should be directed to the student government office, student union, room 301 or by telephone, (516) 876-3273.

Note:  bills for students registered on or before January 3, 2019 can be viewed online at connect.Oldwestbury.Edu and payment is due at the bursar’s office by 5pm on January 3, 2019. 

Students who register after January 3, 2019 can view their accounts at connect.Oldwestbury.Edu. Payment is due the day of registration. Credit card payment must be made on the web at connect.Oldwestbury.Edu. See instructions in the back of this booklet.

Additional Payment Options

The College offers a monthly time payment plan. You can enroll in the Time Payment Plan on the WEB at connect.oldwestbury.edu.

Full Time: IN-STATE OUT-OF-STATE   Part Time In-State:    
Tuition $3435.00 $8325.00   3 credits 4 credits 5 credits
Student Government Fee 87.50 87.50 Tuition $858.00 $1144.00 $1430.00
College Fee 12.50 12.50 Student Government Fee 51.00 51.00 51.00
Intercollegiate Athletic Fee 174.00 174.00 College Fee 2.55 3.40 4.25
Health Service Fee 120.00 120.00 Intercollegiate Athletic Fee 87.00 87.00 87.00
Technology Fee 182.50 182.50 Health Service Fee 30.00 40.00 50.00
Transportation Fee 60.00 60.00 Transportation Fee 30.00 30.00 25.00
Total for Commuter’s $4071.50 $8961.50 Technology Fee 46.50 60.80 76.00
        $1104.15 $1416.20 $1728.25
Residents       6 credits 7 credits 8 credits
Add:     Tuition $1716.00 $2002.00 $2288.00
Room 3830.00 3830.00 StudentGovernment Fee 51.00 51.00 51.00
Damage Deposits 75.00 75.00 College Fee 5.10 5.95 6.80
Key Deposits 35.00 35.00 Intercollegiate      
Meal Plan 1935.00 1935.00 Athletic Fee 87.00 87.00 87.00
Total for Resident’s $9946.50 $14,836.50 Health Service Fee 60.00 70.00 80.00
      Transportation Fee 30.00 30.00 30.00
      Technology Fee 91.20 106.40 121.60
    $2040.30 $2352.35 $2664.40
International Students: A mandatory health insurance fee of $1414.80 will be charged to all international students and to Old Westbury students studying abroad. Part-time foreign and out-of-state tuition is $694.00 per credit. Please be advised that a $30 lab fee will be applied to each Biology and Chemistry lab. A $25 lab fee will be applied to each Visual Arts lab. The specific course will be noted on the Banner WEB schedule of courses.        
  9 credits 10 credits 11 credits
Tuition $2574.00 $2860.00 $3146.00
StudentGovernment Fee 51.00 51.00 51.00
College Fee 7.65 8.50 9.35
IntercollegiateAthletic Fee 87.00 87.00 87.00
Health Service Fee 90.00 100.00 110.00
Transportation Fee 30.00 30.00 30.00
      Technology Fee 136.80 152.00 162.20
        $2976.45 $3288.50 $3600.55
*PLEASE NOTE: ALL CHARGES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

Outside Agencies

Students receiving aid from an outside agency (e.g., V.A, V.E.S.I.D., scholarship) or from non-grade based employer tuition reimbursement plans, must submit a letter from the sponsoring agency stating sponsorship and the amount of coverage when they come to pay the bill.

Financial Aid

The following may be applied or credited toward your bill:

  1. Accepted Financial Aid (Pell, Perkins, SEOG, EOP) may be applied against all charges.
  2. The actual TAP award may be applied against tuition.
  3. Student loan checks may be applied against all charges. Students must maintain at least half-time enrollment. The check may be reduced by the amount of an origination fee and an insurance fee.

Deferred aid is considered payment against charges and, if sufficient, may hold courses, which might otherwise be cancelled for non-payment.

  • If you do not plan to attend classes, you must drop courses during the add/drop period OR after the add/drop period formally withdraw using the official withdrawal form found at connect.oldwestbury.edu. Withdrawals may affect financial aid.
  • Continuing and returning students must meet academic progress and pursuit standards to be eligible for financial aid.
  • All students must declare a major prior to completing 42 credits in order to be eligible for state financial aid.
  • Students not declared a major, regardless of credits earned, are not eligible to receive federal financial aid.
  • In accordance with federal regulations, courses taken must be required for degree completion to be considered for financial aid.

Residential Life

In order to live on campus students must:

  • Be registered for Spring 2019 classes (Full-Time status of 12 credits or more).
  • Submit the online housing application
  • Pay the $50 deposit on-line or in person at the Bursar.

Please note that the Housing License Agreement is contractually binding for BOTH Fall and Spring academic semesters. If you have housing in the Fall semester, you do not need to resubmit a second deposit for the Spring semester.

Information regarding how to apply is available on our webpage https://www.oldwestbury.edu/life/residential/apply

Continuing students must also have a minimum cumulative 2.0 G.P.A. from SUNY Old Westbury.

Room Selection for the following Spring for continuing students occurs during the Fall semester.

SUNY Old Westbury does not guarantee residence hall placement. A waiting list for rooms is expected.

Our office is located in Campus Center K-100 we can also be reached via telephone at 516-877-3210.

Special Items

Identification Card (ID)

The ID card is the official college identification and must be carried at all times. Students are entitled to one free ID card during their first semester only. Any student failing to obtain an ID card during his/her first semester will be required to pay a charge of $10 for the card after the first semester. Any student who has lost an ID card or is returning to Old Westbury and no longer has an ID card must contact the University Police Department in person or by telephone (516-876-3333) in order to have the $10 charge entered into the system. Payment must then be made at the Bursar’s Office (Student Service Center). Students should return to the University Police Department ID room, located on the first floor of Campus Center, with a paid receipt to obtain a new I.D. card. Each card issued bears an expiration date by which it must be revalidated by the University Police Department. The University Police Department is located next to the Student Union. ID cards may be obtained weekdays in the Campus Center ID office. Hours vary and are posted at the office. Revalidation of ID cards may be done at this location as well.

Vehicle Registration

All students who park on campus are required to register their vehicles. Students can purchase a parking permit through the

on line Parking Permit System at connect.oldwestbury.edu. The cost is $10.00 for the first vehicle and $5.00 for each additional vehicle. All students who fail to register their vehicle/s will be subject to ticketing and may be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.

Veterans

Veterans may register for Spring 2019 courses at connect.oldwestbury.edu beginning November 5, 2019.

Veterans requiring certification will be certified by the Veterans Affairs Coordinator in Office of the Registrar. The start date of the certification process depends on the veteran’s chapter.

Independent Study

To apply for Independent Study, the student must complete a contract with a faculty mentor. The form is available at the faculty home page at connect.oldwestbury.edu. Upon submission by the faculty mentor, the form will be electronically forwarded for the approval of the department chair and appropriate Dean. The contract must be approved and the student officially registered for the independent study before the end of the ADD/DROP period.

Please note that under College policy, students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for Independent Study: have earned 30 or more credits; have satisfied mastery in reading and writing skills; be in good academic standing; and have a prior record that indicates capability to do independent work. Students are limited to enrolling in a maximum of two independent studies during any one semester and may apply no more than 16 independent study credits toward the 120 credit minimum required for graduation.

General Information

1. Schedule Changes:

Changes in the Class Schedule are made by the Registrar. For changes in class, times or rooms, access connect.oldwestbury.edu (student information). Course offerings are subject to change. When it is not possible to offer additional sections of a course, the absolute limit will be determined by classroom size.

A course may be dropped if fewer than twenty students enroll. Students may then select an alternative.

2. Periods:

Period Regular Clock Time Military Time
1 8:00am-9:30am 8:00-9:30
2 9:40am-11:10am 9:40-11:10
3 11:20am-12:50am 11:20-12:50
4 1:00pm-2:30pm 13:00-14:30
Common Hour 2:31pm-3:49pm 14:31-15:49
5 3:50pm-5:20pm 15:50-17:20
6 5:30pm-7:00pm 17:30-19:00
7 7:10pm-8:40pm 19:10-20:40
8 8:50pm-10:20pm 20:50-22:20

3. Schedule:

The letters for the seven days of the week are: M, T, W, R, F, S, and U.

4. Course Codes:

The course coding system consists of a department letter indicator, a numerical indicator, and a section indicator as follows: Department indicators (consists of the initials that identify the department offering the course):

  • AS American Studies LI Liberal Studies
  • BS Biological Sciences MA Mathematics
  • BU School of Business MD Music and Dance
  • CL Community Learning ML Modern Languages
  • CP Chemistry and Physics PE Politics, Economics and Law
  • CR Criminology PH Public Health
  • CS Computer Science PS Professional Studies
  • ED School of Education PY Psychology
  • EL English SY Sociology
  • FY First-Year Experience VA Visual Arts
  • HI History and Philosophy WS Women’s Studies
  • IR Industrial and Labor Relations

Numerical Indicator (consists of a four-digit number that provides information about the course): The first digit represents the level of instruction: 1=Introductory-general, 2=Introductory-major; 3=Intermediate-major; 4=Advanced-major; 5=Senior level.

The following three digits represent the specific course. Example- (the digits or letters after the dash indicate the section.) AS2060-001 means a course in American Studies on the introductory level; 060 stands for the specific course; 001 indicates this is section one of the course.

Section indicators may be numbers, such as 001, letters, such as NE or a combination, such as NE1. The numbers indicate the number of sections of a particular course. The letters indicate a specific type of course. Letters codes currently in use are:

  • B Bilingual Education course HY Hybrid course
  • BL Blended course L Lab
  • CL or C Community Learning course NE Internet course
  • FY or F First Year course S Special Education course
  • H Honor’s College course W Writing intensive course

5. Class Levels:

Please note the distinction among these phrases:

  • Upper division refers to level 3000, 4000 and 5000 courses
  • Lower division refers to level 1000 and 2000 courses
  • Courses above the introductory and survey level refers to level 3000, 4000, and 5000 courses

6. Abbreviations:

  • RCTL Recital Hall Campus Center
  • TBA To be announced or arranged
  • L Library, Campus Center.
  • J100 Maguire Theater, Campus Center
  • V Variable
  • ARR To be arranged

7. Room Number Prefixes

  • E, F, G, H, I, J, K, and L before a room number in the schedule means the room is in one of the wings in Campus Center.
  • S before a room number in the schedule indicates the room is in the Natural Science Building.
  • U before a room number in the schedule indicates the room is in the Student Union Building.
  • A room number without a preceding letter indicates the room is in the New Academic Building.

8. Curriculum Codes for Student Majors:

(Titles are those registered for the degree with the State Education Department)

Curriculum Degree Registered Degree Title Department
U0280 B.S. Business Administration BU
U0281 B.S. Accounting BU
U0282 B.S. Finance BU
U0285 B.S. Marketing BU
U0304 B.A. American Studies AS
U1072 B.A. Media and Communications AS
U0313 B.A., B.S. Biological Sciences BS
U0127 B.A., B.S. Adolescence Education (7-12)-Biology BS/ED
U0723 B.S. Health & Society PH
U0316 B.A., B.S. Chemistry CP
U0128 B.A., B.S. Adolescence Education (7-12)-Chemistry CP/ED
U0387 B.S. Biochemistry CP
U1557 B.S. Childhood Education (1-6) ED
U1576 B.S. Childhood Education: Bilingual (1-6) ED
U1560 B.S. Special Education and Childhood Education (1-6) ED
U0113 B.S. Special Education with Bilingual Extension ED
U0107 B.S. Middle Childhood Education: Mathematics ED
U0109 B.S. Middle Childhood Education: Spanish ED
U1592 B.S. Middle Childhood Education: Biology ED
U1593 B.S. Middle Childhood Education: Chemistry ED
U0323 B.A. English EL
U0329 B.A. History HI
U1065 B.A. Philosophy and Religion HI
U0125 B.A. Adolescence Education: Social Studies HI/ED
U0824 B.A. Spanish Language & Hispanic Lit. & Culture ML
U0124 B.A. Adolescence Education (7-12)-Spanish ML/ED
U2522 B.A. Liberal Studies Interdisciplinary
U0286 B.S. Computer & Information Science CS/MA
U0334 B.S. Mathematics CS/MA
U0858 B.S. Management Information Systems CS/MA
U0126 B.S. Adolescence Education (7-12) Mathematics CS/MA/ED
U0393 B.A. Politics, Economics, & Law PE
U0283 B.A, B.S. Industrial & Labor Relations PE
U0200 B.P.S. Professional Studies PS
U2523 B.S. General Studies PS
U0347 B.A., B.S. Psychology PY
U0352 B.A., B.S. Sociology SY
U0810 B.S. Criminology SY
U0373 B.A., BFA Visual Arts VA
U1727 B.S. Visual Arts/Electronic Media VA

9. Credit/No Credit Option:

If you wish to take a course on a credit/no credit basis, you must complete the “Request for Credit/No Credit” form, which may be found at connect.oldwestbury.edu . At the Student home page select the Registration button to find the Forms box. The deadline for submission and approval is the end of third week of classes: February 11, 2019. If this procedure is not followed, a grade of credit or no credit will not be allowed at final grading. If this application is submitted by the date specified, the course must be graded as credit/no credit. A request for a letter grade (A-F) will not be accepted. A grade of CR/NC has no effect on the grade point average.

10. College Policy on Academic Standing:

On the recommendation of the college faculty, the following policy on academic standing is in effect. From the Spring 1992 semester onward, good academic standing will be determined by this policy.

* Academic Standing Policy

All students are expected to maintain good academic standing at the College. Academic standing is determined by the student’s semester and cumulative grade point averages (the student’s overall academic performance while attending the College at Old Westbury).

* Minimum Grade-Point Average (GPA) Requirements

Students must maintain minimum semester and cumulative grade point averages of at least 2.00 to remain in good academic standing. Students who fail to obtain a minimum semester grade point average of 2.00 in any particular semester will be placed on academic probation, which is a warning that their good academic standing is in jeopardy. Students who are on probation twice in succession and have attempted at least 32 credits are subject to suspension or dismissal (described below) at the point at which their cumulative GPA Springs below 2.00.

Probation: Minimum Semester GPA less than 2.00 or Minimum Cumulative GPA less than 2.00

Criteria for Academic Probation, Suspension, Dismissal

* Academic Probation applies automatically to students who fail for the first time to meet minimum GPA requirements in a given semester. The student is placed on probation for the subsequent semester. The student must meet all semester and cumulative minimum GPA requirements in order to be taken off probation. A student on probation is ineligible to participate on College committees or intercollegiate athletics. Academic probation, including any accompanying constraints upon a student’s activities, is intended as a support measure designed to encourage students to focus on their studies in order that they satisfy academic standards.

* Academic Suspension applies only to students who have attempted a minimum of 32 credits. Students are automatically suspended from the College if already on probation and they fail to meet the minimum semester and cumulative GPA requirements. The suspended student may not re-register until one semester has elapsed. Financial Aid, however, is not guaranteed.

* Academic Dismissal applies automatically to those students who were previously suspended, have returned, and again fail to meet the minimum semester and cumulative GPA requirements. These students may not apply for reentrance until two semesters have elapsed from the semester of their last registration at the College.

It should be noted that individual degree programs may require a higher GPA for courses in the major (see section on each academic department included in the catalog). Students are advised to consult with their advisers regarding specific department requirements.

11. Declaration of Major:

  • Upon completion of 42 credits (including transfer credit), undeclared majors will be prohibited from registering until officially declaring a major. Please note: The School of Business and School of Education require separate admission. Self-declaring in a major housed in the School of Business or the School of Education will not satisfy official declaration.
  • Failure to officially declare a major before reaching junior status will result in the loss of state aid.
  • With the exception of Psychology which requires separate admission, students who wish to declare a major in the School of Arts and Sciences may either note the major on the admissions application or submit the Declaration/Change of Major form found at connect.oldwestbury.edu, Registration, forms box.
  • The School of Business and the School of Education notify the Office of the Registrar of students accepted into their programs.
  • Students who have not declared a major (“undecided”) are not eligible to receive federal financial aid.
  • Declaration/Change of Majors must be submitted, approved and processed by the last day of the add/drop period. Declarations/Changes received after the deadline will be effective for the following Fall of Spring term. The deadlines may be found on the Important Dates section of this document. 

12. Repeated Courses:

If a student repeats a course, which may not be repeated for credit more than once, only the latest grade will be used in calculating the grade point average (GPA). The excluded course credits will not be included in earned credits. However, all courses and corresponding grades will remain on the transcript.

For purposes of state aid, courses not deemed necessary to repeat according to department policy (as stated in the college catalog) will not satisfy full time status requirements.

13. Online “NE” Courses:

Courses with the SEC designation "NE" in the schedule of classes are offered via the internet. Students participate in these courses by accessing the course’s Blackboard website at times of their own choosing periodically each week. Students must register normally for the course, a process that begins for students who have never attended Old Westbury in the Office of Enrollment Services. For enrollment, a non-matriculated student may contact enroll [at] oldwestbury.edu or call (516) 876 - 3073. To take a NET course, students need the use of an internet-capable computer, an internet connection, and an email address (student computing center computers and college email accounts may be used).

For general information about NE classes contact Professor Bever at bevere [at] oldwestbury.edu. For specific information regarding a particular NE class, contact the professor who is teaching it. If you have trouble logging in to Blackboard, follow the directions at support.oldwestbury.edu. If you have trouble navigating or working in the course, contact the Open SUNY Helpdesk at 1-800-875-6269.

14. HYBRID “HY” Courses:

Courses with the SEC designation "HY" in the schedule of classes are “hybrid” courses that are taught half in the classroom and half via the internet. Students attend class on campus one class period each week, and then do additional coursework online as directed in the course syllabus, which will be distributed during the first class meeting. Students register normally for hybrid courses, and can use either their own internet-capable computer and internet connection or the computers in the Student Computing Center.

For general information about HY classes contact Professor Bever at bevere [at] oldwestbury.edu. For specific information regarding a particular HY class, contact the professor who is teaching it. If you have trouble logging in to Blackboard, follow the directions at support.oldwestbury.edu. If you have trouble navigating or working in Blackboard, contact the Open SUNY Helpdesk at 1-800-875-6269.

15. BLENDED “BL” COURSES:

Courses with the SEC designation "BL" in the schedule of classes are “blended” courses that are taught partly in the classroom and partly via the internet, with an irregular schedule. Students attend some classes on campus and do additional coursework online as directed in the course syllabus, which will be distributed during the first class meeting. Students register normally for blended courses, and can use either their own internet-capable computer and internet connection or the computers in the Student Computing Center.

For general information about BL classes contact Professor Bever at bevere [at] oldwestbury.edu. For specific information regarding a particular BL class, contact the professor who is teaching it. If you have trouble logging in to Blackboard, follow the directions at support.oldwestbury.edu. If you have trouble navigating or working in Blackboard, contact the Open SUNY Helpdesk at 1-800-875-6269.

16. FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974):

Access to Student Records

The College’s policy follows the spirit and letter of all federal and state laws concerning access to student records.

Read more about FERPA

Problems or issues concerning access to students’ records should be directed to the Registrar, Campus Center, Room I-102.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is available for review on the WEB at https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.

1 “Directory information” includes information relating to a student’s name, address, e-mail address, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, honors designation and earned degrees. The parent of a dependent student or an eligible student who wishes to restrict access to “directory information” with respect to that student must inform the Office of the Registrar in writing, within 15 days after the start of each semester.

Full Term Mid-Term Exam Schedule - Spring 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019 – Saturday, March 16, 2019

Mid-term grades are mandatory, but midterm exams are not.

The days assigned for midterm exams are only suggested dates. If a faculty member does not give a mid-term exam, class must be held. If a faculty member does give a mid-term exam, class must be held on the non-exam day in midterm week. 

Classes, which regularly meet on Mondays and Wednesdays:

  • Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 should schedule exams for Monday, 3/11/2019
  • Periods 2, 4, 6, 8 should schedule exams for Wednesday, 3/13/2019

Classes, which regularly meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays:

  • Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 should schedule exams for Tuesday, 3/12/2019
  • Periods 2, 4, 6, 8 should schedule exams for Thursday 3/14/2019
PERIOD START TIME
1 8:00 AM
2 9:40 AM
3 11:20 AM
4 1:00 PM
3:50 PM
5:30 PM
7:10 PM
8:50 PM

Classes which meet only once a week will have exams scheduled on regular meeting days and times between 

March 11, 2019 and March 16, 2019. Exams will be scheduled for the regular rooms and times. 

Mid-term grades are due in the Office of the Registrar via connect.oldwestbury.edu no later than March 27, 2019.

Full Term Final Exam Schedule- Spring 2019 

Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Thursday, May 16, 2019

Classes, which regularly meet on Mondays and Wednesdays:

  • Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 should schedule exams for Monday, 5/13/2019
  • Periods 2, 4, 6, 8 should schedule exams for Wednesday, 5/15/2019

Classes, which regularly meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays:

  • Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 should schedule exams for Tuesday, 5/14/2019
  • Periods 2, 4, 6, 8 should schedule exams for Thursday 5/16/2019
PERIOD START TIME
1 8:00 AM
2 9:40 AM
3 11:20 AM
4 1:00 PM
3:50 PM
5:30 PM
7:10 PM
8:50 PM
Classes which meet only once a week will have exams scheduled on regular meeting days and times between May 11, 2019 and May 16, 2019. Exams will be scheduled for the regular rooms and times. 
Final grades are due in the Office of the Registrar via connect.oldwestbury.edu 48 hours after the final examination is scheduled. Grades are available for student viewing on-line after all grades are received and processed.

Important Dates for Spring 2019

Oct. 1 Mon May start FAFSA filing for 2019/2020 at www.fafsa.ed.gov
Oct. 1 – Dec. 14 By Appointment Academic Advising for Spring 2019 in department offices
Oct. 12 Fri. Suggested deadline to file for 2018/2019 financial aid for Spring 2019 new accepted students only.
Nov. 5 Mon. Seniors Spring 2019 Early Registration on the web (connect.oldwestbury.edu)
Nov. 8 Thurs. Juniors Spring 2019 Early Registration on the web (connect.oldwestbury.edu)
Nov. 12 Mon. Sophomores Spring 2019 Early Registration on the web (connect.oldwestbury.edu)
Nov. 15 Thurs. Freshmen Spring 2019 Early Registration on the web (connect.oldwestbury.edu)
Nov. 16 - Jan. 18   Continual Spring 2019 registration for all students on the web (connect.oldwestbury.edu)
Dec. 7 Fri. Deadline to submit required financial aid documentation for Spring 2019
Dec. 14 Fri. Transfer Registration and Orientation
Jan. 3 (by 5PM) Thurs. Bill payment due date for Spring 2019
Jan. 7 Mon. Transfer Registration and Orientation
Jan. 9 Wed. Transfer Registration and Orientation
Jan. 10 Thurs. First Semester Freshmen Orientation
Jan. 16 Wed. Transfer Registration and Orientation
Jan. 21 Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday observed- no classes; offices closed
Jan. 17 Thurs. Open Advising for Spring 2019 in department offices, 10am – 7 pm
Jan. 18 Fri. Open Advising for Spring 2019 in department offices, 10am – 4 pm
Jan. 20 Sun. Residence Halls open 10am -4pm
Jan. 22 Tues. Spring 2019 Classes begin.
Jan. 22 Tues. College Work Study Placement in Financial Aid Office for registered Spring 2019 awardees.
Jan. 22-Jan. 28 Tues. - Mon. Spring 2019 Add/Drop (no fee), Late Registration ($50 fee) on web (connect.oldwestbury.edu)
Jan. 28 Mon. Last day to Declare/Change Major for spring 2019. Forms received after today will be made effective for fall 2019.
Feb. 11 Mon. Last day to submit Credit/No Credit Application
Feb. 18 Mon. President’s Day No classes; offices closed
Feb. 25 Mon. Last day to withdraw from Spring 2019 part of term A.
Mar. 1 Fri. Graduation applications due in the Office of the Registrar from candidates expecting to complete requirements for May 2019 commencement.
Mar. 1 Fri. College deadline to file for Summer 2019 financial aid.
Mar. 4- May 10 By Appointment Academic advising in department offices for Fall 2019 registration
Mar. 11 Mon. Spring 2019 part of term A ends.
Mar. 11- 16 Mon. - Sat. Mid-term week
Mar. 12 Tues. Instructor's approval required to withdraw from Spring 2019 full term on or after this date.
Mar. 12 Tue. Spring 2019 part of term B begins
Mar. 17 – Mar. 24 Sun.- Sun. Spring recess
Mar. 27 Wed. Deadline to submit financial aid documents for Summer 2019. (Students must maintain enrollment of minimum of 6 credits.)
Mar. 27 Wed. Mid-term grades due
Apr. 1 Mon. Seniors Fall 2019 Early Registration on the web (connect.oldwestbury.edu)
Apr. 4 Thurs. Juniors Fall 2019 Early Registration on the web (connect.oldwestbury.edu)
Apr. 8 Mon. Sophomores Fall 2019 Early Registration on the web (connect.oldwestbury.edu)
Apr. 11 Thurs. Freshmen Fall 2019 Early Registration on the web (connect.oldwestbury.edu)
Apr. 13– Aug. 23   Continual fall 2019 registration for all students on the web (connect.oldwestbury.edu)
Apr. 15 Mon. Deadline to file for 2019/2020 financial aid.
Apr. 25 Thurs. Honors Convocation- classes cancelled from 2pm-6pm (evening classes are not cancelled)
May. 2 Thurs. Last day to withdraw from spring 2019 parts of term 1 and B.
May. 3 Fri. Suggested deadline to submit financial aid documentation for 2019/2020. Last day to submit a loan application for spring 2019
May. 8 Wed. Make Up /Study Day for M/W (If M/W classes are cancelled for any reason, they will be made up on this days. Otherwise, students should utilize this day as a study day.)
May. 9 Thurs. Make Up /Study Day for T/R (If T/R classes are cancelled for any reason, they will be made up on this day. Otherwise, students should utilize this day as a study day.)
May 11 - May 16 Sat. - Thurs. Final Examinations Week
May. 16 Thurs. Spring 2019 semester ends after last examination. Residence Halls close, 10 pm
May. 18 Sat. Commencement