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Registrar/Student Records

Updated 8/26/2016

ACADEMIC STANDING

Degree-seeking students must earn a 2.0 grade point average each semester and a cumulative 2.0 grade point average to remain in good academic standing.

A student is placed on academic probation if his or her semester grade point average (GPA) is below a 2.0. A student will be dismissed from the College after two consecutive semesters with a GPA below 2.0.

A student may request an exception to the Academic Standing policy by submitting a written appeal with supporting documentation to the Committee on Academic Standards by the deadline stated on the Registrar's webpage at www.fitnyc.edu/registrar/academic-standards/.

Students who have been dismissed from the College are permitted to take only non-credit bearing courses offered through the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies.

STUDENT RECORDS/FERPA

FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and establishes the rights of students to inspect and review their education records and, in certain circumstances, the right to request the record be amended. The law limits the rights of institutions to disclose education records or information contained in such records without the student's written consent. There are exceptions when designated personnel within the institution may see the records in order to protect the health or safety of students or other persons.

For additional information on The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, please visit the College Policy Library.

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