Fall 2020 Dates, Deadlines and General Information

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  • FULL TERM:   August 31, 2020 – December 22, 2020 
  • PART OF TERM A:  August 31, 2020 – October 28, 2020
  • PART OF TERM B:  October 29, 2020– December 22, 2020 

PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS 

  • April 6, 2020    Seniors              (at least 88 credits)
  • April  9, 2020   Juniors               (at least 57 credits)
  • April  13, 2020 Sophomores   (at least 32 credits)
  • April 16,  2020  First-Year         (0 - 32 credits)     

Please note: Second Semester First-Year ( admitted spring 2020) 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. Instructions are in the back of this booklet.
  • Continuing students in good academic standing are encouraged to make an appointment for academic advising. Please see “Academic Advisement” on page 3 and 4 in this booklet.
  • 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).  Instructions are in the back of this booklet. Computers with internet access are available in the Library. 
  • Students planning to use financial aid must satisfy Financial Aid requirements prior to registration (financialaid@oldwestbury.edu).  

BILLS FOR REGISTERED STUDENTS WILL BE available ON LINE AND PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE OFFICE OF THE BURSAR BY 5PM ON August 25, 2020. Credit card payments must be made ON line 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.  

CONTINUAL REGISTRATION FOR CONTINUING AND RETURNING STUDENTS

APRIL 17, 2020 – AUGUST 28, 2020

  • Continuing students in good academic standing are encouraged to make an appointment for academic advising. Please see “Academic Advisement” on page 3 and 4 in this booklet. 
  • 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 August 25, 2020, Bill payment is due BY 5PM ON August 25, 2020.  FOR STUDENTS WHO REGISTER AFTER August 25, 2020, 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.   

REGISTRATION FOR NON-MATRICULTED STUDENTS -“Life Long Learners” and “Non-Degree”-

AUGUST 24, 2020 – AUGUST 28, 2020

As a non-matriculated student, you may request registration for a course available to you, provided that prerequisites, if any, are met. 

Please note that not all departments will accept non-matriculated students; departmental permission for courses reserved for degree-seeking students are required prior to registration. 

If you would like to take a course listed on our Schedule of Classes, you should contact that department directly to confirm eligibility to enroll. 

For the list of Schools and Departments, please visit: https://www.oldwestbury.edu/academics/departments

  • If approved, the department chair will contact owregistrar@oldwestbury.edu for processing on your behalf. 
  • An email will be sent to you and the department chair when registration has been processed. Note: Due to FERPA, OW e-mail is the official mode of communication for the college.  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. 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.  

REGISTRATION FOR FIRST YEAR AND NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS 

-Registration for new First Semester/ First-Year takes place during New Student Orientation which are held by appointment on 

June 22-23, July 8-9, July 13-14, or July 27-28, 2020

For additional information, please visit Freshmen Orientation

-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: June 6, June 26, July 18, July 24, August 1 or August 5, 2020.

For additional information, please visit Transfer Orientation

Students MAY view accounts at CONNECT.OLDWESTBURY.EDU. FOR STUDENTS WHO REGISTER on or BEFORE August 25, 2020, Bill payment is due BY 5PM ON August 25, 2020.  FOR STUDENTS WHO REGISTER AFTER August 25, 2020, 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

AUGUST 31, 2020 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2020

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 August 31, 2020.

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.For payment questions, please contact: bursar@oldwestbury.edu .

WITHDRAWAL POLICY FOR FULL TERM 

  • After the end of the Add/Drop period (after September 6) and up to the end of the seventh week of classes, (October 14) 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 December 4, 2020. 
  • If not officially withdrawn from the course by December 4, 2020, 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 electronically 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 Financial Aid (financialaid@oldwestbury.edu).
  • Stafford loan recipients who withdraw must participate in an Exit Interview in the Office of Financial Aid (financialaid@oldwestbury.edu)

NOTE: $20 fee will be assessed for each add, drop or withdrawal transaction approved after September 6, 2020. 

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 DROP COURSES DURING THE ADD/DROP PERIOD or WITHDRAW FROM COURSES.  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. 

FULL TERM:  

  • 100% refund- drop          Aug 31 – Sep6  
  • 70% refund- withdraw Sep 7  – Sep 13  
  • 50% refund-  withdraw Sep 14 –  Sep 20   
  • 30% refund- withdraw Sep 21 – Sep 27
  • No refund-after Sept. 27, 2020

PART-OF-TERM A:

  • 100% refund- drop Aug 31– Sep 6
  • 35% refund- withdraw Sep7 – Sep 13
  • No refund-after Sept. 13, 2020

PART-OF-TERM B:

  • 100% refund- drop Oct 29 – Nov 4
  • 35% refund- withdraw Nov 5 – Nov 11
  • No refund-after Nov. 11, 2020

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 spring or summer semester, your registration and financial aid for the fall 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.

All students must submit appropriate documentation verifying that they are in FULL compliance with the New York State immunization requirements listed below.  Students who are NOT in full compliance WILL NOT be allowed to register:

Immunization Requirements:

  • MEASLES:  Two (2) doses of live measles administered after one year of age and after 1968; OR - Blood test showing immunity.
  • MUMPS:  One dose of live mumps vaccine administered after one year of age and after 1969; OR - Blood test showing immunity.
  • RUBELLA (German Measles): One dose of live rubella vaccine administered after one year of age and after 1969; OR - Blood test showing immunity.
  • MENINGITIS: Either documentation of vaccine within the last ten years or a signed declination form, which can be found on the Student Health Any questions…please call 516-876-3250, e-mail studenthealth@oldwestbury.edu, or visit the Student Health 

DEFINITIONS

  • 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 First-Year and new transfer students to register and add/drop using the WEB. It must be obtained from an academic adviser.

ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT

*Before seeing an academic advisor, review your academic record using Degree Works. Instructions are in the back of this booklet.*

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  (advising@oldwestbury.edu

EOP students with 56 or fewer earned credits - Educational Opportunity Program

First Semester/ First-Year (admitted Fall 2020) - Academic Advisor at New Student Orientation 

Second Semester First-Year (admitted Spring 2020) - 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:

  1. You must have been accepted to the College.
  2. 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 Transfer Services Office at this institution.
  3. Questions and inquiries should be directed to the Enrollment Services Office. (enroll@oldwestbury.edu).

“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): enroll@oldwestbury.edu
  • When the application has been processed, it will be returned to you for instructor approval.
  • The course schedule can be viewed on the college website by clicking on “Academics,” “Registrar,” “Class Schedule”.  Then click “Class Schedule” and choose the relevant term from the pull-down menu. 
  • On the first day of the semester, 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: owregistrar@oldwestbury.edu , 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.

Note: 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.  For questions please contact: bursar@oldwestbury.edu

  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 Fall 2020 semester on or before August 25, 2020 can view their bills at CONNECT.OLDWESTBURY.EDU. All payments must be received by the Bursar’s Office no later than 5PM on August 25, 2020. 
  3. Students who register for the Fall 2020 semester after August 25, 2020, 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 August 25, 2020. 
  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 e-mailing financialaid@oldwestbury.edu. 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 August 25, 2020 can be viewed oNline at CONNECT.OLDWESTBURY.EDU AND PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE BURSAR’S OFFICE BY 5PM ON August 25, 2020. 

STUDENTS WHO REGISTER AFTER August 25, 2020 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 . For payment questions, please contact: bursar@oldwestbury.edu

ANTICIPATED COSTS FOR THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER as of FEBRUARY 2020 *

Full Time:

IN-STATE

OUT-OF-STATE

 

Part Time In-State:

 

 

Tuition

$3535.00

$8490.00

 

3 credits

4 credits

5 credits

Student Government Fee

87.50

87.50

Tuition

$858.00

$1144.00

$1430.00

College Fee

25.00

25.00

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

45.60

     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

Student

Government 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

Student

Government Fee

51.00

51.00

51.00

College Fee

7.65

8.50

9.35

Intercollegiate 

Athletic 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

167.20

 

 

 

 

$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. For questions, please contact: financialaid@oldwestbury.edu or your Financial Aid counselor

RESIDENTIAL LIFE

No student housing will be offered on campus for fall 2020. This difficult decision was made in the interest of ensuring the health and safety of our own students, NYIT students and our community at large with the likelihood of a second wave of COVID-19 in the fall. For questions, the Residential Life office can be reached via telephone at 516-877-3210 or e-mail: reslife@oldwestbury.edu .

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.ODWESTBURY.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 Fall 2020 courses at CONNECT.OLDWESTBURY.EDU beginning April 6, 2020.

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.  For questions, please contact the Veterans Affairs Coordinator: veterans@oldwestbury.edu

 INDEPENDENT STUDY  

To apply for Independent Study, the student must complete a contract with a faculty mentor. The online 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:

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 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. 8:00 -9:30 

2 9:40 a.m.-11:10 a.m. 9:40 -11:10 

3 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m. 11:20 -12:50 

4 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 13:00 -14:30 

Common Hour 2:31 p.m.-3:49 p.m. 14:31 -15:49 

5 3:50 p.m. -5:20 p.m. 15:50 -17:20 

6 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. 17:30 -19:00 

7 7:10 p.m. -8:40 p.m. 19:10 -20:40 

8   8:50 p.m. -10:20 p.m. 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 
  • BS Biological Sciences 
  • BU School of Business 
  • CL Community Learning 
  • CP Chemistry and Physics 
  • CR Criminology 
  • CS Computer Science 
  • ED School of Education 
  • EL English SY Sociology
  • FY First-Year Experience  
  • HI History and Philosophy 
  • IR Industrial and Labor Relations
  • LI Liberal Studies
  • MA Mathematics
  • MD Music and Dance
  • ML Modern Languages
  • PE Politics, Economics and Law
  • PH Public Health
  • PS Professional Studies
  • PY Psychology
  • VA Visual Arts
  • WS Women’s Studies

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
  • BL Blended course
  • CL or C Community Learning course
  • FY or F First Year course
  • H Honor’s College course
  • HY Hybrid course
  • L Lab
  • NE Internet course
  • S Special Education 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 refers to Level 3000, 4000, and 5000 courses 

                    AND SURVEY LEVEL

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. 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 (see #4)

  • 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 SystemsCS/MA
  • U0126 B.S. Adolescence Education (7-12) MathematicsCS/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: Sep 13, 2020.  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:

  • Effective Spring 2003: 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, School of Education and Psychology Department, require separate admission. Self-declaring in a major housed in the School of Business, School of Education or Psychology Department will not satisfy official declaration. 
  • Failure to officially declare a major before reaching junior status will result in the loss of state aid. 
  • Students may declare a major by either noting the major on the admission’s application or submitting a Declaration/Change of Major form found at connect.oldwestbury.edu   
  • Approval is required to declare a major in the School of Business, School of Education, or Psychology Department. 
  • Students 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 or Spring term.  The deadlines may be found on the Important Dates section of this document. For questions, please consult with your academic advisor for guidance.

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@oldwestbury.edu.  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@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. Remote courses:  

Online courses offered with synchronous instruction scheduled in the same manner as a face-to-face course might be structured, but not in the classroom.  Remote courses will be identified in the "Where" field of the course listing. 

15. 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@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.

16. 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@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.

17. 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.

Within certain statutory limitations, students, upon reasonable notice, may review their “education records” containing information directly related to themselves. Students will be afforded an opportunity to challenge the accuracy of factual information in their records.

In the event a student challenges a record, the student will be offered a hearing by a College official who has no personal involvement in the matter challenged and shall receive a decision in writing within a reasonable time (not more than 45 days) after the conclusion of the hearing. Should the student fail to appear at the hearing or request an adjourned hearing date prior to the date set for the hearing, a decision shall be issued on the facts available.

Students wishing to inspect their records shall direct their requests to the office concerned with those records.

Student information, other than directory information, will not be released to a third party without the express, authenticated consent of the student via a FERPA release form to the Office of the Registrar.

• The College will cooperate with all legal authorities in every way appropriate, in accordance with all federal and state laws. The office receiving a request for such cooperation shall immediately seek approval for the release of the requested information from the Records Access Officer.

• The University discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff or a person or company with whom the University has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using University employees or officials); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; SUNY System Administration employees or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the University.

Although the following are part of the educational record, students do not have access to:

• Letters or statements of recommendation submitted in confidence for school records prior to January 1, 1975, provided these records are not used by the school for other than the original intended purpose.

• Financial records of the parents of the students or any information directly related to the parents’ financial status.

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

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is available for review on the WEB.

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 – FALL 2020 –

October 17, 2020 – October 22, 2020

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, 10/19/2020
  • Periods 2, 4, 6, 8 should schedule exams for Wednesday, 10/21/2020

Classes, which regularly meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays:

  • Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 should schedule exams for Tuesday, 10/20/2020
  • Periods 2, 4, 6, 8 should schedule exams for Thursday 10/22/2020

Period Start Time

  1. 8:00 AM
  2. 9:40 AM 
  3. 11:20 AM 
  4. 1:00 PM
  5. 3:50 PM 
  6. 5:30 PM 
  7. 7:10 PM 
  8. 8:50 PM

Classes which meet only once a week will have exams scheduled on regular meeting days and times between
October 17, 2020 and October 22, 2020. 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 October 26, 2020.

FULL TERM FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE — FALL 2020 —

December 16, 2020 –December 22, 2020

Classes, which regularly meet on Mondays and Wednesdays:

  • Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 should schedule exams for Monday, 12/21/2020
  • Periods 2, 4, 6, 8 should schedule exams for Wednesday, 12/16/2020

Classes, which regularly meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays:

  • Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 should schedule exams for Tuesday, 12/22/2020
  • Periods 2, 4, 6, 8 should schedule exams for Thursday 12/17/2020

 Period Start Time

  1. 8:00 AM
  2. 9:40 AM 
  3. 11:20 AM 
  4. 1:00 PM
  5. 3:50 PM 
  6. 5:30 PM 
  7. 7:10 PM 
  8. 8:50 PM

Classes which meet only once a week will have exams scheduled on regular meeting days and times between
December  16, 2020 and December 22, 2020. 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 FALL 2020

Mar. 9- May 14 By Appointment Academic Advising for Fall 2020 by appointment in department offices

Fall 2020 Early Registration on WEB (CONNECT.OLDWESTBURY.EDU): 

Apr.   6 Mon. Seniors

Apr.   9 Thurs. Juniors 

Apr.   13 Mon. Sophomores 

Apr. 16 Thurs. First-Year

Apr. 17 – Aug. 23 Continual Fall 2020 registration on WEB (CONNECT.OLDWESTBURY.EDU 

        Apr. 15 Mon. FAFSA deadline for 2020/2021

         May 1st Fri. Deadline to submit loan application for spring 2021

Deadline to submit financial aid documents for fall 2020 (financialaid@oldwestbury.edu)

June  6 Thurs. New Transfer Student Orientation, by appointment

June 5th Fri. Deadline to submit loan application for fall 2020 

June 20,21 Thurs. – Fri. New Student Summer Orientation 1, Honor’s Program, by appointment

June  26 Wed. New Transfer Student Orientation, by appointment

July 8, 9 Mon. – Tues. New Student Summer Orientation 2, EOP and CSTEP, by app’t

July 11, 12 Thurs. – Fri. New Student Summer Orientation 3, by app’t

July 18 Thurs. New Transfer Student Orientation , by appointment

July 24 Wed. New Transfer Student Orientation , by appointment

July 29, 30 Mon. – Tues. New Student Summer Orientation 4, by app’t

Aug 1 Thurs. New Transfer Student Orientation , by appointment

Aug 5 Mon. New Transfer Student Orientation , by appointment

Aug. 25 Thurs. Bill payment due date for Fall 2020 (CONNECT.OLDWESTBURY.EDUBill payment questions, contact: Bursar@oldwestbury.edu 

Aug. 31 Mon. Fall 2020 Classes begin

Fall 2020 College Work Study Placement for registered students

Aug 31 - Sep. 1 Mon. – Sun. Add/Drop, Late Registration ($50 fee) on WEB (CONNECT.OLDWESTBURY.EDU

Sept. 7 Mon. Labor Day-no classes; offices closed

Sept. 11 Fri. Last day to submit Credit/No Credit Application to Registrar

Oct. 1 Thurs. Students may start the FAFSA for 2021/2020

Oct. 1 By Appointment Academic advising begins by appointment in department offices for Spring 2021 registration.

Oct. 1 Tues. Applications for graduation (Office of the Registrar) due from candidates expecting to complete requirements by December 2020 or January 2021

Oct. 9th Fri. Suggested deadline to file for Spring 2021 Financial Aid- Spring 2021 admits.

Oct. 12 Mon. Columbus Day-no classes; offices closed

Oct. 22 – Oct. 23 Mid-term week

Oct. 28 Wed. Fall 2020 part-of-term “A” ends. 

Oct. 29 Thurs. Fall 2020 part-of-term “B” begins

Oct. 26 Wed. Mid-term grades due

Spring 2021 Early Registration on the WEB (CONNECT.OLDWESTBURY.EDU):      

Nov.   2 Mon. Seniors 

Nov.   6 Thurs. Juniors 

Nov.  11 Mon. Sophomores 

Nov.  16 Thurs. First-Year

Nov.  17 Continuing Registration for Spring 2021 for all students on the Web (connect.oldwestbury.edu) 

Nov. 3 Tues. Election Day-classes in session; offices minimally staffed.

Nov. 15 . Continual Spring 2021 registration on the WEB (CONNECT.OLDWESTBURY.EDU) 

Nov. 26– Nov. 27 Thurs. - Sun. Thanksgiving Recess-no classes-offices closed

Dec. 4 Fri. Deadline to submit loan applications for Fall 2020.

Deadline to submit financial aid documents for Spring 2021.

Dec. 4 Last day to withdraw from fall 2020 full term and part of term “B” classes.                

Dec. 14 Make Up /Study Day for M/W (If M/W classes are cancelled for any reason, they will be made up on  this day. Otherwise, students should utilize this day as a study day.)

Dec. 15 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.)

Dec. 16 -22 Examinations Week . Grades are available for student viewing on connect.oldwestbury.edu  after all grades are received and processed.

Dec. 22 Fall 2020 semester ends after last examination.  

Degree Evaluation/Audit

Please review your degree evaluation often to track your degree progress and bring a copy of the report to your academic advising sessions.

-Login to  CONNECT.OLDWESTBURY.EDU

-Select the Degree Audit (DGW) icon 

-Select Old Westbury

For academic advisement, please schedule an appointment with and advisor in your department of major.

Questions regarding Degree Works may be directed to the Degree Audit Manager in the Office of the Registrar via OW email: gradapp@oldwestbury.edu

 

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