Academic Policies and Procedures

Independent Study
Permission to pursue Independent Study must be obtained from the student's advisor, the faculty sponsor, who will oversee the study and the chairperson of the department involved and the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The student must obtain the necessary approvals for the independent study at the time of registration.

The student should choose the topic in conjunction with the faculty sponsor. The quantity and depth of content studied will determine the credits allocated for the course. The quality of the final presentation will determine the grade for the independent study. Appropriate forms are available in the Office of Academic Affairs.

Internships
Students who wish to participate in a Molloy sponsored internship must consult with the chairperson of the department concerned, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Office of Financial Aid prior to registration. The catalog section on "course descriptions" contains descriptions of specific internships and contact information.

Credit By Examination
Molloy College will grant credit by examination to individuals who have developed college-level competencies outside of the formal classroom situation and can demonstrate this competency. Credit by Examination is awarded and noted as transfer credit on the student's academic record. The College Proficiency Examination (CPE), the Regents External Degree Examination (REDE) sponsored by the New York State Education Department and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) sponsored by the Educational Testing Service are accepted by the College (up to 12 credits). The College also offers challenge examinations for matriculated students in selected areas. For a challenge examination, the application for challenge examinations must be presented to the registrar's office with payment of tuition and fee one month prior to the scheduled examination date. (Nursing students should refer to specific nursing departmental information on challenge exams under the departmental section of the catalog.)

Advanced placement credit will be granted to qualified students based upon a score of "3" or better on the advanced placement exam of the College Entrance Examination Board.

All credit by examination awards are based upon submission of official score reports that are submitted to the admissions office prior to entering Molloy.

Examinations completed before admission to the college are evaluated as part of the admissions process and are not subject to any fee charges. After admission to the College, students should consult with their advisors regarding the examinations which may be appropriate to the learning objectives and degree requirements before taking any of the examinations. Forms are available in the Office of the Registrar.

All examinations and transfer evaluations after admission require a tuition payment of approximately one-third of the current per credit rate. This per-credit rate for award of credit by examination is in addition to the sitting fee charged for sitting for in-house examinations. For examinations taken outside the College, whatever the cost is, it must be paid by the student. Further information is available in the registrar's office.

Experiential Learning
Experiential Learning (EL) credit will be granted by Molloy College provided that a matriculated student can demonstrate college-level competency. Information on EL credit and the procedure to be followed in requesting EL credit can be obtained from the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Tuition payment is approximately one-third of the per credit rate. The minimum dollar amount is listed in the "expenses" section of the catalog. Experiential Learning (EL) credits are awarded and noted as transfer credit on the student's academic record.

Transfer Courses after Matriculation
The College does not usually grant permission to pursue courses at other institutions except when a required course or other courses needed for graduation are not planned to be offered at Molloy. Where such permission is granted, the combined programs may not exceed 18 credit hours per semester. Permission may be granted to attend summer session at another institution provided the course sought is not being offered at Molloy and it is necessary for a student to take it at that time. Students are limited to the summer maximum credit load at other institutions, as is described in Molloy College's Summer Sessions policy. The necessary forms for requesting permission to take courses off campus may be obtained in the registrar's office. The last 30 credits toward graduation normally must be completed at Molloy. Transfer credit totals are limited to the totals defined in Molloy's transfer policies.

Since the above credits are not part of a degree from another institution, credit will only be accepted for courses in which a grade of "C" or better is achieved. A grade higher than "C" maybe required by the student's major department or program of study at Molloy for the transfer coursework to be accepted by Molloy. The course will only be accepted and applied to the student's record if the grade satisfies Molloy's requirements. The grade of "P" is also acceptable under the same rules that govern that grade at Molloy. A grade of "P" must be designated as equivalent to a grade of "C" at the other institution. Special permission must be given by Molloy to take a course for a grade of "P", in addition to the Application for Permission to Enroll in Courses at Other Institutions.

Students may not repeat courses for credit or a better grade at other institutions. All courses that must be repeated must be retaken at Molloy.

The "Application for Permission to Enroll in Courses at Other Institutions" forms are available in registrar's office and permission is required prior to enrollment at the other school. If the student anticipates any difficulty in making proper arrangements, the Registrar should be consulted so that alternate choices of courses can be planned. Permission will not be granted to attend any other Institution nor will credits be accepted, if the student has already begun attendance at this school before requesting and receiving approval from the Molloy College Office of the Registrar. The maximum transfer credits allowed according to Molloy's transfer policy applies when students gain permission to take a course at another institution. To comply with Molloy's transfer policy, previously accepted transfer work may need to be reduced to accept an additional different transfer course on the Molloy transcript.

Registration and Advisement
New Students
: New freshmen and new transfer students will be scheduled for registration by the Office of Admissions.

Continuing Students: The advisement and registration dates for each semester are shown in the Academic Calendar located in this catalog. Before the Advisement and Registration period, registration material will be distributed to all continuing students. This material will provide instructions on how to register and the exact dates and times based upon the student's classification or credits earned.

Before advisement/registration, students must have no outstanding balances or bursar holds. Students who have failed to meet their financial or other obligations to the College or who have student health restrictions will not receive permission to register until the hold is removed or a written clearance is issued by the office concerned.

For matriculated students the advisor approves the selection of courses. It is incumbent upon the student to read the catalog carefully, noting all general education, liberal arts and sciences requirements, major, minor and other related requirements and to plan his/her program with care. The student is responsible for the final choice of courses.

Registration for all students requires the payment of tuition and fees when due. Students not paying their bill will be prevented from registering for subsequent semesters and from receiving official transcripts and diplomas. See the current "Registration Guide" for specific instructions and listings of tentative courses planned for the future. No student may report for any course and section for which he or she has not registered. Students must attend the course and section for which they are registered. A student may not register for a course unless all prerequisites have been satisfied. The College reserves the right to cancel any course, as deemed necessary.

Alumni and Auditor Registration: Alumni and auditors register according to permitted dates announced in the "Registration Guide" booklet and on the last day for Late Registration in Winter Intersession and Summer Session terms.

Undergraduate Enrollment in Graduate Courses: Undergraduates may enroll in graduate courses with permission of the Director of the Graduate Program of the department and the instructor teaching the course. The number of undergraduate students may not exceed 10 percent of the total class enrollment. Graduate-level courses that are credited to the baccalaureate degree may not be applied toward the Master's degree. Undergraduates enrolling in graduate courses are requested to register during late registration.

Schedule Changes/Late Changes: Students may change their student schedule for the upcoming semester after they have registered with their advisor on the web or by completing the add/drop form and presenting it in the Office of the Registrar. The signature of each student's advisor or, if not available, the Associate Dean for Academic Support Services is also required.

After the last day of the Late Change of Program Period, no changes will be permitted without the signature of each instructor, the Director of Financial Aid and the advisor. Refunds and Policy information is covered under "Expenses'' in the Molloy College catalog. Changes at this time are considered withdrawals and generate a grade of "W."

Late Registration: After the scheduled early registration period for continuing students each semester, students may register on a continuous basis each business day during normal working hours. Late registration ends on the last day of the Late Change of Program Period. Students will be held responsible for all absences resulting from Late Registration and may be required to obtain additional consent when registering late.

Credit Load
Full-time undergraduate students must be registered for 12 or more credits (or equivalent) each semester. Undergraduate students registered for fewer than 12 credits cannot be certified as full-time students for the purpose of financial aid, loan deferment, athletics, parents' medical insurance, etc. When a student is considering the dropping of a course which would result in being registered for fewer than 12 credits, he/she should consult the appropriate offices before the drop is made to avoid major difficulties.

Full-time students normally may not carry fewer than 12 or more than 18 credit hours a semester. The normal course load in one semester is 15 or 16 credit hours. To carry more than 17 credit hours, written permission of the Associate Dean for Academic Support Services is required.

Note: Full-time students who expect to graduate in four years and who are carrying fewer than 16 credits in any one semester, will have to make up these credits either through a credit overload in another semester or by attending Winter Intersession or Summer Session courses.

Auditing Courses
Undergraduate students will be permitted to audit courses on a space-available basis and with permission of the instructor. Most courses with the exceptions of Allied Health, Education, Nursing and graduate Business are open to auditors unless otherwise indicated. Students must be matriculated and registered for credit in the specific graduate discipline in order to audit at the graduate-level. Registration for audits will take place on designated registration dates. Final verification of acceptance into the course will be made after the term begins.

Full-time undergraduate students (12 or more credits) may audit any two additional courses to the maximum of 6 credits free of additional charges and exclusive of the summer session and intersession.

Part-time undergraduate and non-matriculated students may audit one course and will pay one-half the tuition and appropriate fees to audit a course, exclusive of the summer session and intersession. Students will be required to pay any special fee that may be attached to the course.

Non-matriculated students will pay one-half the tuition and appropriate fees to audit a course. Students will be required to pay any special fee that may be attached to the course.

Alumni auditors: The policy for alumni to audit is covered in "Institutional Scholarships" section of the catalog under "Alumni Lifetime Scholarships".

Payment information: Payment for audited courses must be made in full. The deferred payment plan is not available for use for audited courses.

Refund information: A student withdrawing from a course that is being audited will be granted a refund for tuition only if applicable, in accordance with the refunds policy as stated in the college catalog. If the status of a student changes at any time during the semester, the policy that relates to the current status of the student will be adhered to (i.e., students dropping from full-time to part-time status will be required to follow the policy of a part-time student).

Policy on academic credit: At no time will credit be granted for an audited course. However, the student may repeat the course for credit during another semester. Any change from audit status to credit or vice versa may be made up to the last day for program change. Consult the Academic Calendar for actual dates. Records of courses that have been audited are part of the student's academic record and appear with the academic coursework on the transcript. Transcripts will be issued upon written request and submission of appropriate fee. The grade of "AU" is assigned for audited courses.

Remedial Instruction
Remedial instruction provides pre-collegiate course work that will correct specific areas of deficiency. This may be applied to particular academic areas as defined by the institution and/or department. There is no credit towards the degree attached to these courses. Placement in remedial courses is determined through a proficiency procedure defined by each department. Remedial courses are numbered from 001-099.

Pass/Fail Courses
The maximum number of credits allowed towards a degree for PASS/ FAIL courses is 12 credits. Courses in the major, minor, related and general education requirements cannot be taken as PASS/FAIL unless specified by the course description. Students will be allowed to elect these credits in part or in whole as desired, subject to the limitations set forth by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. A request for permission to receive a grade on a PASS/FAIL basis must be made in writing to the Office of the Registrar during the first three weeks of a semester. Beginning with the fourth week of a semester, no request will be accepted for changing from a letter-grade status to PASS/FAIL or vice versa. "FAIL" grades will be equivalent to "F" and computed in the student's index.

The period for requesting permission to receive a grade on a PASS/FAIL basis for the Intersession or for the Summer Sessions is much shorter in length. The exact dates and deadlines are noted in the Academic Calendar located in the back of this catalog.

Students are also reminded that to be eligible for the Dean's List of Distinguished Students, each semester they must carry at least 12 credit hours of coursework, taken for letter grades.

Waiver/Substitution Courses
A Waiver/Substitution Form may be submitted to the student's advisor and department chair for approval by the Vice President of Academic Affairs. For Education majors, advisors and chairpersons in both the content area and in the Division of Education must approve the request. These requests are reviewed and are subject to denial. If approved, an acceptable course may be substituted for a required course, or a requirement may be waived.

Attendance and Religious Observances
Policy of Responsible Attendance: Students are expected to attend all classes, regularly and punctually. First-semester freshman students are limited to three absences in a course. Penalties for excessive absences are noted in course outlines.

Religious Observances: A student who is to be absent from class because of a religious obligation or practice should inform the instructor in writing at least one week before the day. The student has the right to make up any examination, study or work requirements which may have been missed because of religious observances.

Final Examinations
Written examinations or their equivalent are held at the end of each Fall and Spring semester, January Intersession and Summer Sessions. Students are required to attend the final examination, which is also the mandatory last class meeting for Molloy's classes at the hours announced on the official Final Examination Schedule. In the case of absence from the final examination, the students will be held to the grading policy on "Incompletes".

Classification of Students
A student's classification depends upon the number of credits earned. To be ranked as a sophomore or above, a student must have met all entrance requirements and submitted official transcripts for all transfer schools.

Classification:

Earned Credits:

Seniors

96+

Juniors

64-95

Sophomores Plus*

64+

Sophomores

30-63

Freshmen

0-29

* Associate Degree students who are no longer Sophomores.

Grading Policy|
(Effective Fall 2000)

A student's scholastic standing is determined by an evaluation of grades attained. Each credit hour has a quality equivalent. The student's index equals the total number of quality points divided by the total number of credit hours for which the student has received quality points.

Grades:

A

Excellent

93.0-100

4.0 quality points

A-

 

90.0-92.9

3.7 quality points

B+

 

87.0-89.9

3.3 quality points

B

Good

83.0-86.9

3.0 quality points

B-

 

80.0-82.9

2.7 quality points

C+

 

77.0-79.9

2.3 quality points

C

Average*

73.0-76.9

2.0 quality points

C-

 

70.0-72.9

1.7 quality points

D+

 

67.0-69.9

1.3 quality points

D

 

60.0-66.9

1.0 quality points

F

Failure

Below 60.0

0 quality points

I

Incomplete - Computed as failure: Some requirement of the course is lacking. (Automatically becomes an F if requirement is not met within specified time)

W

Withdrawn - Passing (No credits earned and no quality points)

WA

Withdrawn - Absent from the last class meeting or final

WF

Withdrawn-Failing (Computed as a failure)

WIP

Work-in-Progress

P

Passed (Course taken for credit and no quality points)

NA**

Never Attended (No credits earned and no quality points)

AU

Audit (No credits earned and no quality points)

* "C" is the lowest acceptable grade for a course required in major/minor fields. The minimum acceptable grade for the major may be higher in certain departments. Please check departmental requirements.

** "NA" is no longer available as a final grade, effective Fall 2004.

Incompletes
A grade of incomplete "I" will be granted only in case of hardship circumstances which, in the judgment of the instructor, warrant special consideration. If all course work is not completed by the last day of class, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor within 24 hours after the final examination. If the student fails to follow the above procedures, the instructor will grade accordingly (as per the course outline).

Students who receive an incomplete in any course may NOT be eligible for the Dean's list for that semester. Students with "Incompletes" cannot be approved for graduation. Pending graduates must have all grades recorded prior to the degree award date in the Academic Calendar or be denied approval for graduation.

The instructor will determine the appropriate amount of time required to complete the coursework and change the grade of "I" (usually within thirty days of the last class meeting). Any extension beyond the published dates of the Academic Calendar requires written approval of both the instructor and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

An "I" will remain on the record for five class days into the following semester. (Refer to the Academic Calendar for actual deadlines.) If by that time the instructor has not notified the registrar that the "I" has been changed to a letter grade, the "I" becomes an "F." In extreme cases the deadline for changing the grade of "I" may be extended, but only with the written approval of both the instructor and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Repeated Courses
A student will be allowed to repeat a maximum of four different courses while at Molloy. With the exception of Independent Studies, Topics, internships and courses in applied music, no course for which a student has already received a satisfactory grade may be repeated for additional credit. Credit is never granted for the same course twice. If a grade is unacceptable after the second attempt, this problem will be referred to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for individual action. Students may not have an unacceptable grade forgiven by replacing it with the grade from another course used as a substitute for a requirement. When a student repeats a course, the forgiven grade remains on the academic record, but it is not calculated in the overall cumulative GPA. Students are not allowed to repeat courses to improve their GPA by attending another institution to repeat a course. (For information regarding Nursing Department's own policies on repeats, see Nursing Program Policies and Requirements Section of the Catalog.)

Grade Reports
Final grades, mid-semester appraisal reports, grade reports and student course history may be viewed through the secured Molloy website at www.molloy.edu through the link on the homepage for "Online Faculty and Student Access''. All students are expected to know their ID numbers (printed on the Molloy College ID card) and PINS. Students may contact the registrar's office if they have lost their PINS or wish to change their PINS. Students are also expected to know and use their logins and passwords for their Molloy email accounts. Students may print a paper grade report at the end of the term through their web account. The Office of the Registrar will provide additional assistance if needed.

Transcripts
Students wishing to have an official or student transcript sent directly to a prospective employer or school must submit a signed request form to the Office of the registrar along with the required fee by mail, fax or in-person. Forms are available from the Office of the Registrar or can be down-loaded from the website at www.molloy.edu.

Transcript requests are filled as soon as possible after receipt, but students should allow up to a week for processing during busy periods. The College reserves the right to withhold a student's transcript until all financial and/or other obligations are fulfilled.

Grade Appeals
If a student raises a question concerning a grade which has not been resolved with the instructor and subsequently not resolved with the Department Chairperson, the student should consult with the Associate Dean for Academic Support Services in K119 Kellenberg Hall to discuss a possible Grade Appeal. The procedure is outlined in the Undergraduate Student Handbook and is also available on the website. It is the student's responsibility to obtain the information, to follow procedures and to observe the deadline for filing an appeal.

Probation, Suspension and Dismissal
Probationary standing, academic suspension and academic dismissal are determined by the cumulative index. Notice of deficiency in the required cumulative index is given to the student each semester by the Associate Dean for Academic Support Services.

Freshmen who have a minimum cumulative index of 1.8 at the end of the freshman year will be admitted to the sophomore year with probationary status.

Sophomores who do not achieve a cumulative index of 2.0 by the end of first semester will be granted probationary status for the succeeding semester. If they fail to achieve the 2.0 cumulative index required for good academic standing by the end of the second semester, they may be put on academic suspension or academically dismissed from the College. To attain junior status, ordinarily a student must have achieved a minimum cumulative index of 2.00.

Students may appeal these general regulations in writing to the Vice President for Academic Affairs if circumstances warrant it. Actions of suspension and dismissal will be recorded on the permanent record by the middle of the semester following such action.

Students who do not meet the minimum requirements of their academic level will be notified of academic suspension or dismissal by the Associate Dean for Academic Support Services.

A student who has been academically suspended may return to the College as a non-matriculated student after consultation with and approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Support Services. The student would then be required to reach the minimum academic requirements within a time specified by the Associate Dean for Academic Support Services or be subject to academic dismissal. If the student shows evidence of academic improvement and attains a 2.0 cumulative index, he/she may apply for readmission to the College through written application to the Admissions Office.

A student who has been dismissed normally may not return to the College under any circumstances.

N.B. Any student whose conduct is at variance with the ideals of the College is subject to dismissal from the College.

Index Amnesty

Students who can demonstrate a growth of maturity and direction after seven years of absence and who had previously withdrawn from the college with an unsatisfactory grade point average, may apply to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for index amnesty.

Withdrawal from Courses

Withdrawal from a course or courses is made at the registrar's office in W235 of the Wilbur Arts Center and requires signatures of the instructor, the Director of Financial Aid and the academic advisor.

Students will be permitted to withdraw from a course with a grade of "W" approximately 5 days before the mid-semester appraisal date. Withdrawal from a course after this date can be made up to the last academic day of class (refer to Academic Calendar for exact dates) with a grade of "W" or "WF" as determined by the instructor and based on the student's work up to that time. "WF" grades will be equivalent to "F" and computed in the student's index.

Withdrawing from courses may change the student's full-time or half-time standing and may require the return of Title IV financial aid funds and could affect the grace or deferment period for repayment of loans, such as Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loans and Federal PLUS Loans. Loan grace periods use the last date of attendance. Future eligibility for aid programs such as TAP may be affected by not progressing toward the degree as planned. (For refunds and policies, see catalog section on "Expenses''.)

Students wishing to take off for one academic semester or exit the college completely should apply for either a "Withdrawal - Leave for One Semester Off" or "Withdrawal - Exit Officially from College".

Withdrawal - Leave for One Semester Off
Currently matriculated students may request a "Withdrawal - Leave for One Semester Off" if they plan to return to the college the following academic semester. The Withdrawal Application with Financial Aid's approval signature must be submitted to the registrar's office. Withdrawal Applications are available online and at the registrar's office in W235 of the Wilbur Arts Center. Approval for one semester off maintains a student's matriculated status. Students requesting a "Withdrawal - Leave for One Semester Off" after the Add/drop Period ends and during the Withdrawal Period must also complete the Withdrawal Form, which requires the signature of the advisor, the instructor for each class with the last date attended and the approval signature of Financial Aid. Students experiencing extenuating circumstances meriting hardship consideration should provide documentation for the following types of circumstances: military leave, jury duty and any conditions covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.

Only one "Withdrawal - Leave for One Semester Off" may be granted within a 12 month period.

All returning students from the "Withdrawal - Leave for One Semester Off" must have the re-entry form approved by the Associate Dean for Academic Support Services in K119 Kellenberg Hall and submit it to the registrar's office in order to be advised and registered into the returning term.

Students who do not return from an approved "Withdrawal - Leave for One Semester Off" will be considered to have left the College and will be "Withdrawn Administratively" retroactive to the date they last attended.

Taking any time off from college may require the return of Title IV financial aid funds and will affect the grace or deferment period for repayment of loans, such as Federal Stafford loans, Federal Perkins loans and Federal PLUS Loans. Loan grace periods use the last date of attendance. Future eligibility for aid programs such as TAP may be affected by taking a term off.

Newly admitted students attending Molloy for their first semester or readmitted students returning after being "Withdrawn" should notify the Admissions Office in W226 of Wilbur Arts Center if they plan to cancel or defer their enrollment to the next term.

Withdrawal - Exit Officially from College

Withdrawal from the College before the completion of the coursework for a degree, with the intention of not returning requires that the student file a Withdrawal Application with the registrar's office in W235 of the Wilbur Arts Center. Withdrawal applications are available online and at the registrar's office. Students requesting "Withdrawal - Exit Officially from College" after the add/drop period ends and during the withdrawal period must also complete the withdrawal form, which requires the signature of the advisor, the instructor for each class with the last date attended and the approval signature of financial aid.

Students experiencing extenuating circumstances meriting hardship consideration should provide documentation for the following types of circumstances: military leave, jury duty and any conditions covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.

Taking any time off from college may require the return of Title IV financial aid funds and will affect the grace or deferment period for repayment of loans, such as Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loans and Federal PLUS Loans. Loan grace periods use the last date of attendance. Future eligibility for aid programs such as TAP may be affected by taking a term off.

Newly admitted students attending Molloy for their first semester or readmitted students returning after being "Withdrawn" should notify the Admissions Office in W226 of Wilbur Arts Center if they plan to cancel or defer their enrollment to the next term.

Students who discontinue their studies and do not notify the college will be Withdrawn Administratively. Students who have left the college for two consecutive academic semesters and wish to return to Molloy College must apply to be readmitted with Admissions. For refunds and policies, see the "Expenses" section of this catalog.

Readmission/Re-Entry Major Requirements
The student is normally bound by the requirements as stated in the catalog at the time of entrance. Re-admitted Bachelor's degree students, who leave the college and cannot fulfill their original catalog requirements, may be readmitted under catalog requirements as published within the past four years and must meet all requirements therein by the time of graduation. Re-admitted Associate's degree students, who leave the college and cannot fulfill their original catalog requirements, may be readmitted under catalog requirements as published within the past two years and must meet all requirements therein by the time of graduation.

Students re-entering after taking one academic term off with permission for a "Withdrawal - Leave for One Semester Off" may continue their studies under their assigned catalog requirements. A re-entry form must be approved by the Dean for Academic Support Services in K119 and submitted to the registrar's office in W235 of the Wilbur Arts Center to re-enter.

Complaint Procedures
Any individual who believes that Molloy College has acted contrary to its published standards or believes that conditions at the institution appear to jeopardize the quality of the institution's instructional programs or the general welfare of its students, may file a complaint. Complainants may seek advice about procedures from the Vice President for Academic Affairs or from the Associate Dean for Academic Support Services or from the Student Development Center.

Informal Procedure
All persons concerned should first make every effort to resolve the matter through informal consultation with involved individuals. Should this fail to resolve the issue, the complainant may meet with the individual's immediate supervisor. If the problem is unable to be resolved at either of these levels, the formal procedure should be initiated.

Formal Procedure
The formal procedures to be followed for students are either the due process procedure for Student Discipline in Non-Academic Areas or the Due Process Procedure for Student Discipline in Academic Areas or the Grade Appeal Policy as stated in the student handbook.

Honor Pledge and Academic Honesty
The College maintains and affirms a strong policy of academic honesty. Any member of the Molloy community may report a violation of Academic Integrity to the Associate Dean for Academic Support Services in K119 Kellenberg Hall. Academic infractions are subject to disciplinary action as described in the college student handbook.

Academic Integrity Statement
Molloy College is dedicated to the Catholic and Dominican ideals of truth and academic excellence. As such, every member of the community shares in the responsibility for protecting the academic integrity of the institution. The commitment to academic honor reaffirms the high ethical standards that are fundamental to the mission of Molloy. By signing an honor pledge, students take personal responsibility to uphold the standards of truth and free inquiry, while sharing in the common commitment to protect these principles and the value of a Molloy degree.

Academic Honor Pledge
"As a member of Molloy College, Catholic and Dominican in tradition, I dedicate myself to the ideals of truth, scholarship and justice. I pledge to demonstrate personal and academic integrity in all matters. I promise to be honest and accountable for my actions and to uphold the Honor System to better myself and those around me. I will refrain from any form of academic dishonesty or deception.''

Institutional Review Board
Molloy College has established an Institutional Review Board to review research proposals and related activities which involve the use of human subjects. Applicants must apply in writing for approval and be prepared to explain in person all aspects of the proposal which affect human subjects. Further information concerning the Institutional Review Board and all appropriate forms are available in the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Course Numbering System (Effective Fall 2000)

001-099

Non-credit college preparatory and remedial courses. Courses below the 100-level are not counted towards degree requirements.

100-199

Introductory studies, normally on frreshman-level. Course assignments require or reinforce basic competency in speaking, writing and critical thinking.

200-299

Intermediate studies, normally on Sophomore-level. Courses may require prerequisites on the 100-level. Course assignments require or reinforce speaking, writing and critical thinking skills at a level above basic competency.

300-399

Advanced level studies, normally on junior- or senior-level, taken especially by majors in the departments offering the courses. Courses may require pre- or corequisites. Course assignments require and reinforce mature speaking writing and critical thinking skills.

390-399

Selected topics: In-depth study of topics not included in detail in the regular curriculum cycle.

400-499

Specialized studies, seminars, capstone courses, normally on senior-level and designed especially for majors in the departments offering the courses. Course assignments require and reinforce excellent speaking, writing and critical thinking skills, responsibility and initiative.

460-469

Internships.

470-479

Independent study.

480-499

Senior seminars and Capstone studies.

500-599

Graduate courses.

Semester Hours/Credit Hours

Molloy's academic year is based upon a fall and a spring semester. The fall and spring semesters are designed with a minimum length of 15 weeks. The fall semesters run for 15 weeks and the spring semesters run for 16 1/2 weeks. Within each semester, there are scheduled holidays and breaks built into the term. Courses meet on a scheduled basis for a minimum number of meetings per term designed to achieve the minimum number of minutes per semester hour as required by the state. The New York state commissioner's regulations describe the basic formula for computing 1 semester hour of credit forlecture courses as follows:

1 semester hour = 15 hours (of 50 minutes each) = 750 minutes

3 semester hours, therefore = 2250 minimum total minutes

For laboratory work, the formula is:

1 semester hour = 30 hours (of at least 50 minutes each) = 1500 minutes.

The last week of the semester has a final/last class meeting for all courses, which is a mandatory meeting scheduled for 120 minutes for every graduate-and undergraduate-level course. The regular weekly class meeting times along with the final/last class meeting are combined together for the total meeting time minutes.

For undergraduate courses, a 3 credit course meeting thrice-a-week would meet for 55 minutes x 39 meetings for 2145 minutes, plus 120 minutes for final/last class meeting for a total of 2265 minutes.

For undergraduate courses, a 3 credit course meeting twice-a-week would meet for 85 minutes x 26 meetings for 2210 minutes, plus 120 minutes for final/last class meeting for a total of 2330 minutes.

For undergraduate courses, a 3 credit course meeting once-a-week would meet for 170 minutes x 13 meetings for 2210 minutes, plus 120 minutes for final/last class meeting for a total of 2330 minutes.

For undergraduate courses, a 4 credit course meeting twice-a-week would meet for 115 minutes x 26 meetings for 2990 minutes, plus 120 minutes for final/last class meeting for a total of 3110 minutes.

For undergraduate courses, a 4 credit course meeting once-a-week would meet for 225 minutes x 13 meetings for 2925 minutes, plus 120 minutes for final/last class meeting for a total of 3045 minutes.

Courses meeting for more than 4 credits or less than 3 credits have meeting times adjusted according to the number of meetings per week per term and the final/last class meeting time to comply with the minimum number of meeting minutes required.

Shorter, non-standard semesters, such as January intersession or the summer sessions have more frequent and/or longer class meetings to meet the minimum mandated meeting time regulations.

This description of semester hours (credit hours) is presented for a quick insight into the formula and the process. For specific information on a particular class or on time periods, please contact the Office of the Registrar or the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

High School Equivalency Diplomas - New York
Students wishing to receive a New York state high school equivalency diploma may do so by completing 24 credits on a non-matriculated basis (although candidate must be otherwise eligible for admission to a degree program) and by fully complying with all requirements shown on the application for the New York State High School Equivalency Diploma (DET 650). Beginning with applications made on or after September 1, 2000, the twenty-four credits shall be distributed as follows:

  • Six credits in English language arts, including writing, speaking and reading (literature)
  • Six credits in mathematics
  • Three credits in natural science
  • Three credits in social science
  • Three credits in humanities
  • Three credits in career and technical education and/or foreign languages.

Any student wishing to pursue this course of action may contact the registrar for further information.