FAQs

Contents

  1. 1 Advisor - Advisee Relationship
    1. 1.1 What can my advisor expect from me?
    2. 1.2 How do I prepare for my advising session prior to registering for classes?
    3. 1.3 What can I expect from my academic advisor?
    4. 1.4 How do I contact my advisor?
    5. 1.5 Can I get advice from my advisor about careers and how to choose one?
    6. 1.6 Where else can I receive information and guidance about career planning?
    7. 1.7 How often do I meet with my advisor?
    8. 1.8 Can I change my advisor?
  2. 2 Registration
    1. 2.1 What is a S.B or A.B degree at Elmira College?
    2. 2.2 What constitutes liberal arts and science coursework?
    3. 2.3 What requirements are there for registration?
    4. 2.4 How do I register for classes at Elmira College?
    5. 2.5 What happens if I cannot register during the designated time period?
    6. 2.6 How do I drop a class, and what is the difference between dropping and withdrawing from a course?
    7. 2.7 How do I add a course?
    8. 2.8 What is the maximum number of credits I may take at a time?
    9. 2.9 How do I register for my career-related internship?
    10. 2.10 What is a Directed Study?
    11. 2.11 How do I register for a Directed Study?
    12. 2.12 What is an Independent Study?
    13. 2.13 How do I register for an Independent Study?
    14. 2.14 What is a substitution or waiver form?  When would I use one
    15. 2.15 What are some general guidelines for the Physical and Life Sciences?
    16. 2.16 What are some general guidelines for the Culture and Civilization requirements?
    17. 2.17 How do I register for Community Service?
    18. 2.18 How are transfer credits applied toward the Elmira College degree?
    19. 2.19 What is the Pass - Fail Option, and how do I use it?
    20. 2.20 How do I declare a major and how many majors can I have?
    21. 2.21 How do I declare a minor and how many minors can I have?
  3. 3 Summer Classes
    1. 3.1 How do I register for summer classes at Elmira College?
    2. 3.2 What if I wish to take summer courses at another college?
    3. 3.3 Can I take summer courses at both two-year and four-year institutions?
    4. 3.4 Is a certain grade required for a course to transfer?
    5. 3.5 What else?
  4. 4 International Students
    1. 4.1 Do English as a Second Language (ESL) credits count toward graduation?   
    2. 4.2 When may an ESL student become a "regular" student at Elmira College?
    3. 4.3 When may an ESL student choose or change his or her advisor?
    4. 4.4 May international students receive financial aid from Elmira College?
    5. 4.5 What is the minimum number of credits international students are required to take each term in order to maintain their legal status as students in the United States?
    6. 4.6 May international students borrow money from Elmira College?
    7. 4.7 Are international students required to complete an internship before they graduate?
    8. 4.8 Are international students required to complete Community Service?
    9. 4.9 Are international students allowed to take courses in their own native language and apply those credits toward graduation?

Attention! This frequently asked questions document is designed to provide advising information to students. It is not intended to answer every question a student may have or to replace the advisee-advisor relationship. Please use this information as a tool or as a supplement to the interaction with your academic advisor.

Advisor - Advisee Relationship

What can my advisor expect from me?

Your advisor expects you to take responsibility for your own academic career.  To this end you will want to:
  • Be aware of all academic deadlines.
  • Be well-versed with the requirements for your major and General Education, and track the courses you have taken on worksheets that are available on ECWEB at http://ecweb/advising/default.shtml
  • Read the course schedule catalogue so you know what courses are being offered and when, in each term.
  • Come prepared when you meet with your advisor to select courses for registration.   In addition to following the steps above, you should select some courses that you need to or want to take prior to meeting with your advisor. (For more details, read the next question and response.)  Use the meeting to discuss your choices and make adjustments if necessary.
  • Discuss any academic concerns with your advisor early on so you can receive appropriate guidance.
  • Use your advisor as a resource, a guide and a mentor.  You don’t have to have all the answers, but you do need to know what questions to ask.  Remember, your advisor has your best interests in mind.
A more complete list of advisee responsibilities can be found in the Academic Advising section of the Student Handbook (PDF).

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How do I prepare for my advising session prior to registering for classes?

  • Be well-versed with the requirements for your major(s), minor(s) and General Education.  The best way to do this is to read the relevant descriptions in the Elmira College Bulletin.  The requirements are also posted on ANGEL in the Office of the Registrar Community Group.
  • Download and print the worksheets for your major(s), minor(s) and General Education requirements.  Update the worksheets every term so you know what courses you have already taken and what requirements are missing.
  • Look through the Course Schedule catalogue, which is also posted online at http://www.elmira.edu/current_students, to decide which courses you need to or want to take that particular term.  Make sure you check for conflicting times between classes and prerequisites. Make a list of potential classes that you have identified and an alternate for each class.
  • Make a list of any other questions you may have, and bring this list along with your course selections when you meet with your advisor.
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What can I expect from my academic advisor?

Your academic advisor’s primary role is to assist you in developing and attaining your academic goals.  While individual advisors may fulfill their roles in different ways, you can expect your advisor to:
  • Help you in focusing on a particular field of study and identifying a major.
  • Discuss your career goals and, if necessary, direct you to another individual who may be better able to assist you further.
  •  Discuss your course selection in each long term and assist you in choosing appropriate courses that are in line with your academic goals.
A more complete description of advisor responsibilities may be found in the Academic Advising section of the Student Handbook (PDF).

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How do I contact my advisor?

Your advisor’s campus contact information is in the Faculty and Staff Directory, which can be found on ECWEB at http://ecweb/campus/directory/faculty.asp or can be accessed on elmira.edu at http://www.elmira.edu/about/contact_info/faculty. You can also ask to be connected to your advisor’s campus extension by dialing information at x1800 or (607) 735-1800 from off campus.  In addition, your advisor has weekly office hours (published on ANGEL in the Office of the Registrar Community Group), and is also available by appointment.

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Can I get advice from my advisor about careers and how to choose one?

  • Academic advisors have a wonderful variety of career experiences among them.  Your advisor may be able to assist you with exploring career choices, help you build professional contacts, offer tips on how to find employment, or discuss graduate school options with you.  Feel free to ask any career-related questions you have.  Your advisor will either provide answers or refer you to someone who can.
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Where else can I receive information and guidance about career planning?

  • People in the Office of Career Services will help you explore career options, choose a career, and plan for professional placement.  You can visit the office, located in McGraw Hall Room 226, to have your resume reviewed, do a practice interview, receive career counseling, find a career-related internship, and make plans for graduate school among other things.  For a detailed look at the services offered by the Office of Career Services click this link: http://ecweb/careerservices/default.shtml
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How often do I meet with my advisor?

  • That depends on you.  All students have to meet with their advisor at least once in the fall and winter terms to select courses prior to registering for the following terms.  In addition, you will need to see your advisor to discuss course changes, taking a class pass-fail, community service, internships, and directed and independent studies.  Each of these also requires a signature from your advisor on the appropriate form which can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar in McGraw Hall.
  • In addition, you may wish to discuss career plans, graduate or professional school admissions, or other academic issues with your advisor during the course of the year which would entail more frequent visits.  In the end, how often you meet with your advisor is essentially determined by you.
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Can I change my advisor?

  • Yes, sometimes students do switch advisors.  If you have identified another faculty member with whom you are more comfortable  (for example, with whom  you may have taken courses), ask  if he or she would be willing to be your advisor.  If the faculty member agrees, both of you need to sign an Advisor Change form which can be picked up in the Office of the Registrar in McGraw Hall.  The form must be returned to the Advising Office in McGraw 106.  You do not need permission from or the signature of your current advisor.
  • Freshmen are encouraged to wait at least until the Winter Term of their first year to switch advisors.  In special circumstances an advisor or change can be made earlier. Please consult with the Office of Academic Advising.  English as a Second Language (ESL) students should check the “International Students” section of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list.
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Registration

What is a S.B or A.B degree at Elmira College?

  • The requirements for baccalaureate degrees granted by Elmira College have been established by members of the faculty so that each graduate receives a broad general education, explores different fields of knowledge, intensively examines one or more of those fields, and applies the knowledge acquired in the classroom to realistic and appropriate work experiences.
  • The Elmira College degree abbreviations are reversed because they follow the tradition of Latin degree names. The traditional undergraduate degrees awarded by Elmira College are the S.B. and A.B. The S.B., Latin for “scientiae baccalaureus,” is the Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The A.B., Latin for “artium baccalaureus, ” is the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.
  • Difference between A.B. and S.B.  Although different states have different regulations, simply put in New York State, the difference between the two degrees is the number of liberal arts and science credits required.  It is not a separation of sciences and arts majors.  The S.B. degree requires 60 credits of coursework in the liberal arts and sciences and the A.B. degree requires 90 credits of coursework in the liberal arts and sciences. Some majors can lead to either an S.B. or an A.B. and the difference between the two degrees is determined by the number of liberal arts and science credits the student has successfully completed.
  • Reminder: To receive a Scientiae Baccalaurei (S.B.) or a Artium Baccalaurei (A.B.) degree from Elmira College, a student must complete a minimum of 120 credits, with a cumulative grade-point average (G.P.A.) of at least a 2.000.  The last 30 credits hours must be earned at Elmira College.  For the A.B. at least 90 credit hours must be in the liberal arts and sciences; for the S.B., at least 60 credit hours must be in the liberal arts and sciences.  Students must also earn a minimum grade-point average of 2.000 within their major.
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What constitutes liberal arts and science coursework?

Elmira College considers the field code to be the determiner and so courses in the more professionally oriented majors (EDU, SPH, NSG, MGT for example) are not considered liberal arts and science courses unless through the Course Approval Committee, the course has received such designation.  One such example is Foundations of Education, EDU 1010.  The course has a professional field code but was deemed to have sufficient liberal arts content to be counted as such.  These courses are listed in the electronic link published by the Office of the Registrar each term with the schedule of courses for the upcoming term. Go to http://angel.elmira.edu and follow steps 1 - 4 below to access the Registrar documents that you need.


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What requirements are there for registration?

  • In order to register, students must have accounts paid in full or have a deferred payment agreement approved by the Office of the Bursar. Students will be mailed registration cards and financial clearance cards which must be brought to the Office of the Registrar in order to complete registration.
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How do I register for classes at Elmira College?

  • Schedule a meeting with your advisor during the designated time period, during which your advisor will help you select courses that meet your individual needs and assist you in completing your registration form.  For details on how to prepare for this meeting, read carefully the section on Academic Advisors. Additionally,
  1. please be sure the form is signed and filled out correctly prior to registration.
  2. confirm that all prerequisites are met.
  3. make sure that course information appears exactly as it does in the published schedule.
  • Financial approval in the form of a Financial Clearance Card or Bursar’s signature is also necessary in order to register. Questions regarding financial clearance should be directed to the Bursar in McGraw Hall, room 215. These cards are distributed at scheduled times prior to each registration period.
  • When registering, please bring your completed registration form and your financial approval and registration cards at the time indicated on your registration card. Students will not be permitted to register for Independent or Directed Studies, Field Experiences, or Academic Fellows without completed forms.
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What happens if I cannot register during the designated time period?

  • If for any reason you cannot register during your appointed time, you can register any time after the designated advising times.  It is also possible to arrange for another student to register for you in your absence.  Please remember that for any changes in your program, such as adding or dropping courses, your advisor’s signature is required.
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How do I drop a class, and what is the difference between dropping and withdrawing from a course?

  • You may drop a class during the designated time period in the academic calendar with the signature of your advisor.
  • After the published drop period, you must withdraw from the course. If you withdraw, you will receive a grade of WF unless the course professor assigns a W.  Full-time students may withdraw from a course with advisor approval at any time without a fee.
  • Within the first two weeks of a long term, students may drop a course with no notation on the transcript.  After the second week, the student would withdraw from a course and receive either a grade of W or WF, at the discretion of the instructor.  The Elmira College Bulletin contains the time frames for terms of different lengths (twelve-week, nine-week, six-week, and three-week terms).
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How do I add a course?

  • You may add any open course during Term I or II by submitting a completed drop/add form to the Office of the Registrar through the first week of classes.  This form requires the signature of your academic advisor. Addition of a course between the end of the first week and the end of the second week requires the approval of the advisor and the course instructor.  Addition of a course after the end of the second week is only allowed under unusual circumstances and requires the approval of the advisor, the instructor and the Dean of Faculty. 
  • Addition of courses during a six-week term is allowed with the approval of the advisor through the first three days of classes.  The course instructor must also approve the addition of the course through the first week of classes.  After that time, the Dean of Faculty must also approve the addition of the course.  This occurs only in unusual circumstances.
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What is the maximum number of credits I may take at a time?

  • The number of credits allowed is based on your cumulative GPA and the term for which you are registering.
  • Full-time students at Elmira College normally complete 30-35 credit hours per academic year by registering for 12-14 credits, not including Community Service and the Encore Program, in the Fall and Winter terms.  The Spring course load is 6-7 credits (6 credits of 3-6 credit courses and 1 credit hour of physical education or private music lessons).
  • Students may take a minimum of 9 credits in the Fall and Winter terms. However, this must be confirmed with NCAA credit requirements and your financial aid package.
  • Students with a cumulative grade point average, either earned at Elmira College for returning students or earned in transfer by first-time transfer students, may elect credits in the Fall and Winter terms according to the following schedule:
 Cumulative Grade Point  Average Allowable Credits
 2.699 and below  14.0 credit hours maximum
 2.700 through 2.999  14.01 - 15.0 credit hours maximum
 3.000 through 3.599  15.01 - 16.0 credit hours maximum
 3.600 and above  16.01 – 21.0 credit hours maximum

  • Decisions about course load limits for first-time transfer students will be based upon the student’s transfer cumulative grade point average as computed by the Elmira College Registrar, using Elmira College standards. Thereafter, only your Elmira College cumulative grade point average will be used to determine allowable credits.
  • Requests for exceptions to the course load rule must be submitted in writing to the Registrar. If an exception is granted, there will be an additional charge per credit added to the student’s bill.
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How do I register for my career-related internship?

This may vary by program, but registration is done with the help of your academic advisor and with the consultation of a faculty member in your major and should reinforce your academic preparation.  For detailed information and downloadable forms, please visit the Career Services page at http://ecweb/careerservices/default.shtml.

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What is a Directed Study?

  • Directed Study provides students access to an Elmira College course that is not currently offered.   The course title, content, learning objectives, and methods of evaluation are the same as the course when it is offered in a more typical fashion.  A Directed Study may require more independent work from the student.  A Directed Study form (also referred to as a Directed Study learning contract) must accompany the registration of the course.  Approval comes from the instructor and advisor.  When the course is being taught by an adjunct instructor, the Division Chair and Associate Dean of Advising must also approve the course.
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How do I register for a Directed Study?

To register for a Directed Study, you must obtain a Directed Study Form from the Office of the Registrar and complete one copy and have it signed by the instructor and your advisor. A Directed Study must be entered on the registration form as “(Field Code) 2540” or “(Field Code) 4540” based on the content level of the course equivalent. Go to http://angel.elmira.edu and follow steps 1 - 4 below to access the Registrar documents that you need.


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What is an Independent Study?

  • Independent Study enables students to explore topics for which Elmira College does not offer courses but in which faculty expertise exists to provide adequate guidance.
  • A form (also referred to as an Independent Study learning contract) must accompany the registration of the course.  Approval comes from the instructor and advisor.  When the course is being taught by an adjunct instructor, the Division Chair and the Associate Dean of Advising must also approve the course.

How do I register for an Independent Study?

  • To register for an independent study, you must obtain an Independent Study Form from the Office of the Registrar, complete one copy, and have it signed by the instructor and your advisor.  An independent study must be entered on the registration form as “(Field Code) 2500” or “(Field Code) 4500” based on the level of the course content. Go to http://angel.elmira.edu and follow steps 1 - 4 below to access the Registrar documents that you need.
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What is a substitution or waiver form?  When would I use one

Elmira College degree and major requirements are defined in the Elmira College Bulletin and have been approved by the New York State Department of Education.  Any deviations from the printed requirements listed in the Bulletin must be reviewed and approved according to established procedures.

There are different substitution/waiver forms for major and general degree requirements:

Substitution-waiver of a major requirement.  The form for substitution-waiver of a major requirement must be thoroughly completed, including the signature of your advisor and the appropriate Division Chair(s), and submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

Substitution-waiver of a general degree requirement.  The form for substitution-waiver of a general degree requirement must be thoroughly completed, including the signature of your advisor, and submitted to the Educational Standards Committee for review and approval.  You will submit the form for the Educational Standards Committee in the Office of the Registrar.  You will be notified of the Committee decision in a timely manner.

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What are some general guidelines for the Physical and Life Sciences?

  • The Scientific Method requirement in the Elmira College General Degree Requirements includes one course from the Physical and Life Sciences and one from the Behavioral-Social Sciences. One of the two must include a laboratory experience. 
  • Physical and Life Sciences is the proper title of this requirement, and although we frequently use the shortened term “lab science,” this creates the impression that any course with a laboratory fulfills the requirement.  This is not always the case, and several of our four-credit laboratory courses do NOT fulfill the requirement (Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology).  Each term the Office of the Registrar publishes a full listing of Elmira College courses that fulfill the requirement.  If the Elmira College course is not in this list, it does not fulfill the requirement.
  • For transfer courses to fulfill the requirement, the student may be requested to produce a course description or syllabus.  The Registrar should be consulted so that the student’s progress toward graduation can be updated.
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What are some general guidelines for the Culture and Civilization requirements?

  • For the Culture and Civilization, a breadth of courses must be taken.  Therefore, no more than nine credits in any one field code may be used. A history major, for example, must take at least two courses or six credits outside of HIS to complete the fifteen credits of the requirement.
    • Three to six credits must be completed in United States Culture and Civilization (US)
    • Three to six credits must be completed in European Culture and Civilization (EU)
    • Three to six credits must be completed in Non-Western Culture and Civilization (NW)
    • The General Culture and Civilization (GN) designation is optional, and anything between zero to six credits may be completed.
  • In order to use foreign language courses, two consecutive terms of language study (in the same language) must be successfully completed.  This will fulfill six credits of the Culture and Civilization requirement.
  • For transfer courses to fulfill the requirement, the student may be requested to produce a course description or syllabus.  The Registrar should be consulted so that the student’s progress toward graduation can be updated.
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How do I register for Community Service?

  • If you are a new student, you will be registered prior to the beginning of classes. Returning students will secure a placement within their first six weeks on campus through the Office of Counseling and Career Services, McGraw Hall, room 226, (607) 735-1830.
  • You must also submit a completed work agreement (contract) for your service project by the stated deadline within their first term at the College, or an F will be recorded until the experience has been completed.
  • You may also opt to register for a second 1.5 credit Community Service as an upperclassman, provided that you have sufficient Pass-Fail credits remaining.
  • For detailed information and downloadable forms, please visit the Career Services page at http://ecweb/careerservices/default.shtml.
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How are transfer credits applied toward the Elmira College degree?

  • The advisor receives a Transfer Evaluation form from the Office of the Registrar that lists course equivalencies, general degree requirements fulfilled, as well as other courses accepted for credit.  The form also indicates whether the student needs courses in the Writing program, FRS, ENC or math competency.
  • If the advisor or student wishes to review or change the recommendations by the Registrar, a course description or syllabus is needed.  The Registrar and Advisor will consult, and if in agreement, the initial recommendation may be changed.

What is the Pass - Fail Option, and how do I use it?

  • You may elect the Pass-Fail option for up to 12 credit hours of course work in which the announced grading system is A-F according to the following guidelines.
    • Such election cannot be taken in course that applies to the major, minor, specialization or concentration.
    • Be aware that some graduate and professional programs restrict the use of Pass-Fail credit for certain pre-requisite courses.
    • The Office of the Registrar will administer a prorated number of Pass - Fail credits for transfer students based on the ratio of transfer credits earned to the 120 credit hours needed for graduation.
    • Students electing a Pass – Fail grade must indicate this option during the seventh and eighth weeks of class in a thirteen-week term and during the third and fourth weeks in a six-week term.
    • Pass – Fail forms may be picked up in the Office of the Registrar, McGraw Hall, room 113 and must be filed with the Office of the Registrar during the appropriate period. The advisor must sign all Pass – Fail forms.
    • All courses with the FEX (community service or internship) and ENC (Encore) field codes will only be evaluated on a Pass – Fail basis and no Pass – Fail form is needed.
    • Passing grades do not affect your GPA, however, credits are awarded toward earned credit hours. Failing (F = failing or WF = withdraw failing) grades do affect your GPA, and no credit is granted.

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How do I declare a major and how many majors can I have?

  • Students are encouraged to declare a major during Summer Registration or as soon as they are reasonably sure of their choice.
  • To change majors, you should record your new major on your next registration form or complete a Declaration of Major form signed by your advisor (and including specialization or concentration, if applicable) and file this form with the Office of the Registrar.
  • If you are a sophomore registering for Term I of your junior year, or a transfer student with junior or higher standing registering for the first time, you must declare a major on your registration form after consultation with your advisor.
  • Students are permitted to complete a maximum of two majors.
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How do I declare a minor and how many minors can I have?

  • Elmira College offers approved minors in certain academic disciplines. A minor is not required for a degree but is offered as a supplement to the major or permits you to explore another area of knowledge in some depth.
  • Students may declare a minor on the registration form.
  • Courses that count toward the major requirements may also be counted toward completion of a minor.
  • You should work closely with your advisor in planning your major and complementing it with an appropriate minor.
  • There is no restriction on the maximum number of minors other than time.
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Summer Classes

How do I register for summer classes at Elmira College?

  • Students register for summer classes through the Office of Continuing Education which is located in room 117 of McGraw Hall.  Fill out a registration form in this office, and pay the tuition.  Your advisor’s signature is not necessary, but keeping your advisor informed is strongly encouraged.
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What if I wish to take summer courses at another college?

  • You must get prior approval from your advisor and the Registrar if you want to receive credit toward an Elmira College degree for courses taken at another institution. Complete a “Petition for Transfer Credit” form in the Office of the Registrar and submit it to that office after you have completed the form.  If you have earned 68 or more credits from a two-year college, you may not take additional credit at a two-year college.  If you have earned 90 or more credits toward an Elmira College degree, you may not take additional degree credit work at another college or university. 
  • The last 30 credit hours for any Elmira College undergraduate degree must be completed at Elmira College. This is known as the “Residency Requirement” and is standard practice at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
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Can I take summer courses at both two-year and four-year institutions?

  • You may transfer credits for courses taken at two-year institutions unless you already have earned 68 credits from a two-year institution.  You may transfer credits for courses taken at four-year institutions unless the credits are part of the final 30 credits hours for your Elmira College undergraduate degree.  The final 30 credit hours must be completed at Elmira College (“Residency Requirement”).
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Is a certain grade required for a course to transfer?

  • Yes.  A grade of C- or higher is required.  However, a grade of D+, D or D- may be used to waive a requirement; no credit will be accepted.

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What else?

  • Keep in mind that the last 30 credit hours of any Elmira College degree must be completed at Elmira College.  This is known as the "Residency Requirement" and is standard practice at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
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International Students

Do English as a Second Language (ESL) credits count toward graduation?   

  • Yes.  Since 2006, all ESL credits are counted toward graduation at Elmira College.

When may an ESL student become a "regular" student at Elmira College?

  • This decision is made by the Director of ESL.  If you are required to take more than nine credits of ESL courses, you are still considered a full-time ESL student.  As your English improves and you are required -- based on the judgment of the Director of ESL -- to take no more than six credits of ESL courses, you will become a half-ESL and will be assigned to a faculty advisor.
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When may an ESL student choose or change his or her advisor?

  • The timing to switch advisors from the Director of ESL to a faculty member of your choice -- often based on your major -- depends on whether or not you are a full-time ESL student.  While a full-time ESL student, the Director of ESL advises you.  After becoming a part-time ESL student, you will be referred to the Office of Academic Advising to select a new advisor.
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May international students receive financial aid from Elmira College?

  • Since the conditions under which international students are admitted to Elmira College vary between individuals, international students should contact the Office of Financial Aid (phone: 607-735-1728.) to inquire regarding eligibility for aid.
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What is the minimum number of credits international students are required to take each term in order to maintain their legal status as students in the United States?

  • International students are legally required to take at least nine credits of course work in each regular term and at least four credits in Term III.
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May international students borrow money from Elmira College?

  • No.  If you need further assistance, contact the Office of Financial Aid.
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Are international students required to complete an internship before they graduate?

  • Not unless your academic major requires it.  For details, please contact the Office of Career Services (607) 735-1830.
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Are international students required to complete Community Service?

  • Yes, all regular students -- regardless of their citizenship status -- are required to complete Community Service.  ESL students, however, are exempted from this requirement until they graduate from the ESL program or until the Director of the ESL program judges that the student is capable of meeting the requirements.

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Are international students allowed to take courses in their own native language and apply those credits toward graduation?

  • Generally, no. If your major requires a foreign language, you may waive the requirement by submitting a Substitution Form.
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