Academic Policies

Academic Requirements for Degree Programs:
Academic Credit and Student Workload
Undergraduate Degrees (BA, BS, BFA, MusB)
Two Bachelor’s Degrees From Purchase
Second Bachelor’s Degree (Only) From Purchase
Graduate Degrees (MA, MFA, MM)

General Academic Policies:
Academic and Professional Integrity
Guidelines for Research with Human Subjects
ESL Proficiency Requirements
Transfer Credit Policy: BA and BS Programs
Transfer Credit Policy: BFA and MusB Programs
Transfer Credit Policy: MA, MFA, and MM Programs
Transfer Eligibility for Student Athletes
Internal Transfer: Policy and Procedures
Full-Time and Part-Time Status and Overload Approval
The Freshman Year and Freshman Withdrawal Policy
College Writing: AP Policy
Declaring a Major*
Double Major*
Attendance (General and on Religious Holidays)
Exam Week
Tutorials and Independent Studies
Academic Credits in Performing and Visual Arts Courses*
Senior Projects*
Off-Campus Study
Academic Internships
Enrollment in Liberal Studies & Continuing Education Courses (including winter and summer session)
Cross-Registration at Manhattanville College
Maintenance of Matriculation
Graduation with Honors

*BA and BS programs

Grading Policies:
Grading System
Grade of Incomplete: Procedure for Receiving
Grade Point Averages
Change of Grade
Dean’s List

Satisfactory Academic Progress:
Standards for Undergraduate Students
Standards for Graduate Students
Professional Standards: BFA, MusB, MFA, and MM Programs
- Program Progress and Professional Standards:
  Conservatories of Dance, Music, and Theatre Arts;
  School of Art+Design; School of Film and Media
  Studies: Film BFA Program
Academic Review Committee and Midterm Warning
Academic Probation

Leaves of Absence, Withdrawals, and Dismissals:
Academic Leaves
Medical Leaves
Personal Leaves
Notes for All Leaves
Withdrawal From the College
Academic Dismissal

Academic Records:
Policies Governing Student Records (FERPA)

Please refer to Appendix A for selected highlights of other college policies affecting students. Students and other interested parties should refer to the following for additional information and updates during 2013–2015:

Student Handbook (
College Policies (

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