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Find the frequently asked questions here.
There may be a few reasons why some of your credits were not accepted:
A. Sometimes, the original college did not send the transcript to FSC. It is your job to check and see if the transcript was sent.
B. If the grade is below a C, it will not be transferrable. [Note, however, there is one exception to this rule: if you earned an Associate's Degree from a community college, then FSC will award you transfer credit for courses that you passed with an earned grade lower than a C.]
C. Finally, please recognize that it is your major department that will determine whether your transfer credits will count towards the major or will transfer simply as free electives. For more information, you may refer to the following website: www.farmingdale.edu/admissions/transfer-services/index.shtml
For FSC students who are currently enrolled in the college, registration for the next semester takes place in late October and mid-March. The precise dates will be announced by emails sent to your Farmingdale account, signs posted in buildings, alerts on the College website, and messages on the TV monitors on campus. Of course, you can always check the Academic Calendar for the exact dates. In addition, many academic departments mail detailed instructions about advisement and registration to their majors.
You should make an appointment to meet with your advisor prior to registering for classes.
Important: the earlier you see your advisor to select and register for your classes, the more availability there will be. This means you will (most likely) have the schedule you want!
Registration begins with advisement and careful planning.
You will meet with an advisor during a scheduled advisement time. The advisor will discuss your transcript with you and look at the degree map to see what you must still enroll in to fulfill major requirements. You will also want to review your progress in meeting general education requirements. In addition, this is a time to consider special options such as minors, second majors, internships, and study abroad. The advisor will assist you in selecting what courses are in your best interest for your degree.
The actual process of registration is done on-line through OASIS, a computer registration system. In most majors, your academic advisor will give you an alternate PIN number that you will use to enter the OASIS system. You will use that PIN to register.
Students are permitted to DROP a course from their schedules or DROP a course and ADD a substitute both prior to the start of the semester and also during the first week of each new semester. That process can be done on-line through the OASIS system or at the Registrar's office. A course dropped prior to or during the first week of classes will not appear on your transcript.
Again, it is best to speak with your advisor to be sure that what you are dropping and/or adding in applicable to your degree program.
During the period from the second week through the end of the ninth week of the semester, students are permitted to WITHDRAW from courses. A student wishing to withdraw from a course must obtain a withdraw form from the Registrar's office or from the AAIC. The student should complete the course withdrawal form, obtain the instructor's signature with verification of the date of last attendance, sign the form, and return it to the Registrar's office for processing. A grade of "W" will be given to a student who officially withdraws from a course.
IMPORTANT: If you receive Financial Aid, please note that full-time status (12 credits or more) must be maintained in order to receive financial aid. So, if you are on financial aid. be sure to talk to someone from the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from a course; you do not want to jeopardize your aid by dropping below 12 credits.
As always, it is best to speak with your academic advisor or with a counselor in the AAIC before making the final decision to withdraw from a course.
There are centers on campus to provide an array of services to meet your needs. For more information, please go to the following link: www.farmingdale.edu/aaic .
It is always wise to meet with a departmental advisor once a semester. You may always meet with counselors at the AAIC any time you want. If possible, try to schedule an appointment – but if not, counselors are available for drop-in consultations.
Be sure to bring a notebook and a pen. Also, bring any information that is relevant to the purpose of your meeting. That is likely to include the degree map/check sheet for your major.
For new, incoming, first year and transfer students, your RAM ID is sent to you with your acceptance paperwork to the College. Once you are a registered student, you will be able to obtain your ID Card from Campus Security; that ID card contains RAM ID number.
If you are still unsure, you may contact the Admissions or Registrar's Office.
It is possible to switch Majors. You must first talk to your current Department Chairperson. That Chair will advise you of the necessary steps to take. You will then want to set up an appointment with your desired Major's Chairperson. He or she will be able to provide you with information such as: is there space to be enrolled in the program? Do you have the proper GPA to be accepted? How will the courses you have already completed apply to degree and major requirements in the new major? If approved, you and your new chair will complete an "Application for Change of Curriculum " that will be processed by the Registrar.
Note: if you are simply contemplating a change in major and want to determine the impact of that change in curriculum on your prospects for graduation, you are welcome to meet with the counselors in the AAIC for general guidance.
A prerequisite is a course that is required to be completed in order to take additional courses. For example: You cannot take EGL319 without having completed EGL 102.