This page reports changes approved within the division of academic affairs. The information provides students with greater transparency and tracking of changes in academic policies, program requirements, and other related topics.
New Spring 2017:
Graduate Student Registration and Degree Clearance:
Graduate student registration and degree clearance will be handled through the Registrar's Office. Students will questions or issues with registering for coursework should contact the Registrar's Office at 607-436-2531. Graduate student degree clearance will follow the same process as our undergraduate students. Diplomas and teacher certification recommendations will take place following a review of all students' records.
New Fall 2017:
Graduation Requirement Revision:
Beginning with the Fall 2017 semester, new students matriculated to the college or those who choose the newest degree requirements will be required to successfully complete a minimum of 120 credits to qualify for a degree. Rationale: SUNY and State Ed require 120. Oneonta requires 122 because in the 1960s, two 1sh courses in health were required as part of the degree. When those courses were removed from the degree requirements, the total credit requirement did not change. The change should not be immediate and universally applied as reducing current student’s total credits may adversely affect their financial aid eligibility.
Calculation of Major GPA Revision:
2016-2017 Catalog GPA description
Effective Fall 2017
GPA’S IN THE MAJOR AND MINOR
Normally, grades for all courses taken in the major are used to compute the GPA in the major. Grades for all courses taken to complete minor requirements are used to compute the GPA in the minor.
Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in their major and minor (if one is declared) in order to graduate. Individual programs may require a higher GPA. See your faculty advisor or the department chair if you have questions.
The major GPA is calculated using the highest grades earned to fulfill the requirements of the approved curriculum, excluding related course work. Students must earn a minimum 2.00 GPA in their major. Individual programs may require higher GPAs.
The minor GPA is calculated using the highest grades earned to fulfill the requirements of the approved curriculum. Students must earn a minimum 2.00 GPA in their minor. Minors are only awarded if they are completed at the time the degree is awarded.