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The following are questions that students frequently ask concerning their academic. We have provided quick answers to these common questions. More detailed information is on our academic information pages.
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For a B.A. degree, a student needs a minimum of 64 (+/- 2) credits in Program/Cognate
courses and 64 (+/-2) credits in General Studies and At-Some-Distance courses. For
a B.S. degree, a student needs a minimum of 80 Program/Cognate credits (+/-2) and
48 General Studies/At-Some-Distance (+/-2) credits.
All students must complete a minimum of 128 credits to graduate, with a cumulative GPA of no less than 2.0.
To request an exception to the General Studies requirements, including the quantitative reasoning, the writing, or the general education outcomes requirement, submit an email explaining the request to Dr. Peter Hagen, Associate Dean of General Studies at email@example.com. Please make sure that all of your contact information is included.
Substitutions to program requirements can be made only if your preceptor, in consultation with the faculty in your program, approves them in writing though a process called a Degree Works adjustment.
All incoming students with fewer than 16 credits must complete a Freshman Seminar. Freshman Seminars can be recognized in the online course catalog by their course number which will always begin with "10" (e.g., GAH 1024, GEN 1011)
Generally speaking, you should declare your major before the end of your sophomore year.
All major and minor changes/declarations must be submitted digitally. To make a request, log in to your Go Stockton portal. Access your Student Services tab > Student Tools > Change of Major/Minor. Students interested in Dance, Dual Degree MBA, Dual Degree CRIM, and some health-related concentrations are subject to review. You cannot declare Nursing on this form (must be accepted as a first-year student by the Nursing Admissions Board).
When you change your major, Advising will change your preceptor to someone in your new major who can advise you more readily on program-specific requirements.
Your preceptor is your faculty advisor, and is generally someone who teaches in your major or a closely aligned discipline. You are assigned a preceptor when you matriculate at Stockton
If you do not have a preceptor or would like to change your preceptor, come to Campus Center 242 to obtain the change of preceptor/declaration of program form. You can ask any faculty preceptor to take you on as a preceptee; all you need is their signature on the form. Return the signed form to Campus Center 242.
A "hold 26" is a probation hold; all students with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 must meet with an advisor in the Center for Academic Advising to have this hold removed.
A "hold 27" is a precepting hold; you must meet with your preceptor or find a new preceptor and meet with him or her for this hold to be removed.
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