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Frequently Asked Questions


GENERAL

Who is my Academic Advisor?

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Can I email my questions to Academic Advising?

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How long does it take to receive an email response?

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Can I take a semester off from school and return?

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How do I appeal a grade?

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How do I appeal for a special exception,
such as adding/dropping a class after the deadline or taking an extra E1/E2 class?

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How do I change a course from graded to Credit/No Credit?

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Is there a limit to the number of Credit/No Credit courses I can take?

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WITHDRAWING

What do I do if I’m in a class that is over
my head?

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When is the deadline to drop or withdraw from classes?

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How do I drop or withdraw from a class?

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MAJOR

When and how do I declare a major,
minor, or concentration?

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How do I choose a major?

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Do I have to complete a minor?

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Do I have to complete a concentration?

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INCOMPLETES AND REPEATING COURSES

What is the policy on repeating courses?

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What does an “I” mean on my transcript?

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How long do I have to complete and Incomplete?

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OPS COURSES

What are OPS courses?

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How are OPS courses different from Traditional courses?

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How many OPS courses can I take and
how do I register for them?

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REGISTRATION

When do I register for classes?

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How do I know what I need to take?

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How do I register for classes?

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I am already registered. Can I adjust my schedule myself?

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Why can I not adjust my ENG103, 113 or
123 sections online?

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Why won’t the system let me drop or
swap my only class?

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FIRST SEMESTER

I’ve just been accepted to CBU. When do
I register for classes?

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What should I do if I am unable to attend
Step Ahead?

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How many units should I take my first semester?

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How do AP, IB, CLEP credits transfer to CBU?

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How do I know if my AP scores and/or transcripts have been received and processed?

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If CBU has not received my AP scores
and/or transcripts, is there a way to
adjust my schedule before they are processed?

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How do I know what requirements I have already satisfied?

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Is it possible to get credit by taking an examination without enrolling in a
course?

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

How many units do I need to graduate?

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Where can I find all of the requirements I need to complete for my bachelor’s
degree?

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If I passed the AP English Language and
AP English Literature exams, do I still
need to take Composition?

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Should I finish all of my General
Education before I start on my major?

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How do I apply for graduation?

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When and where will I receive my
diploma?

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What GPA is needed to graduate with honors?

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Can I graduate in less than 4 years?

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Can I “walk” at graduation if I lack a few units?

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