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Academics

Full Time Students
A full time student must maintain at least 12 credits during a semester. Exceptions require the approval of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Part Time Students
Part-time students will be those who are registered for less than twelve credits. Stevens will accept part-time, tuition-paying, nonresident students into general education, technical, and evening courses, provided that vacancies exist in a particular area. The tuition rate is by contact hour. Further information is available in the Registrar's Office.

General Education Requirements
Individual programs of study are based on the assumption that technical training includes a theoretical and general education background in addition to technical-specific, hands-on experience. The following requirements were established to enable the student to communicate purposefully and reason effectively.

Students must successfully complete at least one general education class in each of the following five core areas: English, mathematics, social science, physical science, and physical education. Students are required to pass a total of nine general education courses including physical education in order to graduate. No more than one course can be taken in physical education.

Scheduling/Registration
Because of the number of students who normally register for classes, on-time registration is encouraged. Specific days/times are established for this process. The sophomore class has priority in signing up for general education classes. Students may obtain copies of the model schedule from their academic advisors.

Course Selection and Graduation Requirements
Students are responsible for fulfilling their graduation requirements, whether general education or technical. Faculty advisors assist students in planning course selections, but the final responsibility for meeting graduation requiremtns rests with each student.
With an advisor's help, students should schedule and register for the required general education courses listed on their model schedules. Departures from these requirements are only acceptable if approved by the advisor and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Academic Year/Semesters
The academic year is divided into two sessions of 16 weeks: the fall and spring semester. The Stevens Academic Summer Program is divided into three session: two 5 week sessions and one 10 week sessions.

Finals Week
Although finals are administered in most technical and general education courses during the last week of the semester, the regular class schedule is followed. A special final exam timetable is not instituted. Students with questions about their finals or special finals projects should discuss them with the instructor of the class during the semester.

Academic Overload
An academic/credit overload occurs when a student registers for more than 19 credits per semester, such as three general education courses of three credits each, plus the required technical subjects. Most overloads occur when students try to make up required courses. Students wishing to schedule an overload must have the permission of their advisors. In several of the programs, the model schedules requiire students to take ten general studies credits within a semester - three 3-credit courses and one physical education course. Students wishing to schedule an overload must have permission from the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Click on the following Academic Courses for more information:
Computer Information Systems
English
History
Mathematics
Physical Education & Health
Science
Social Sciences

Pre-Major Program (May not be used to meet degree requirements)

Click on the following links for more information:
Change of Schedule
Changing a Major
Grading Policy
Pass/Fail Policy
Grade Point Average
Withholding Grades/Degrees
Advanced Placement
Leave Policy
Graduation Requirements
Academic Good Standing

Academic Probation
Academic Dismissal

Withdrawal from Stevens
College Code of Conduct

Computer Resources Acceptable Use Policy
Attendance Policy
Pre-Major Program
Advisory Committee

Continuing Education

Changes to Catalog and Curriculum
Student Retention Data
 


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