Instructions for completing the Application for Graduation:
NOTE: Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
I don't complete my senior project by the last day of the semester?
In extenuating circumstances a sponsor may grant an incomplete grade. The project must be submitted to the library before the first day of the spring semester to be considered a January graduate, before Commencement day to be considered a May graduate and before the August degree conferral date to be considered an August graduate. If an incomplete is not granted or the project is not submitted by the above deadlines, you will need to re-register for 4 credits of the Senior Project and verify with the registrar that your application for graduation is still valid.
I take an incomplete in my final semester?
An incomplete in your final semester usually results in delaying the graduation date until the next semester. Please consult with the registrar for details.
I miss the graduation application deadline?
You must apply for the next semester's graduation. If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact the Office of the Registrar.
Academic Credit and Student Workload
The academic year at Purchase College comprises two 15-week semesters. The unit of credit is the semester hour, which normally represents one 50-minute class hour per week in lecture/discussion courses and two 50-minute class hours per week in studio/lab courses. In credit-bearing courses that meet fewer than 15 weeks (e.g., three-week summer session courses), the class hours per week are proportionately increased.
For each credit, students are expected to complete a minimum of two hours of academic work (study, preparation, etc.) outside of class each week. Some courses require three or more hours of outside work for every credit. In particular, the BFA and MusB programs are intensive professional training programs and require students’ full-time commitment. Students in all majors are advised to limit their job and social commitments in order to give their coursework adequate attention.
* Item 2 does not apply to matriculated students in the liberal studies BA program.
**For item 3, liberal studies matriculated students admitted before fall 2011 should use the former core curriculum for the BA completion program. All matriculated students admitted fall 2011 or after should use the new core curriculum, which became effective fall 2011.
*All matriculated students admitted fall 2011 or after should use the new core curriculum, which became effective fall 2011.
Modified March 7, 2013
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