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Frequently Asked Questions

  • General academics
    What are the important academic deadlines for the semester?
    What are the University’s general education requirements?
    Who is following Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) and who is following the Diversified Education Curriculum (DEC)?
    What must be completed to satisfy DEC and SBC?
    Why did the University develop the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC)?
    Where do I go for academic advising?
    When do I meet with an advisor?
    What do the academic remarks on my transcript mean?
    What are the criteria for academic standing?
    How do I read the degree works report?
    Where can I get extra academic help?
    How do I transfer credits from another university?
    What is the difference between a drop and a withdrawal?
    What happens when I repeat/retake a course?
    What does U1, U2, U3, and U4 standing mean?
    What does it mean to audit a class?
    Can an undergraduate student take graduate level courses?
  • Majors and minors
    What if I am undecided about my major?
    How do I declare/change my major or minor?
    What classes do I need for my major/minor?
    What is the difference between a double major and a double degree?
  • Course registration
    Where can I search for classes when making a schedule?
    How and when will I register for my classes?
    How many classes can I take?
    Can I take more than 19 credits a semester?
    What are the G/P/NC and Withdrawal options?
    Can I use the G/P/NC grade option for my major courses?
    How do I sign up for an Internship?
    What is the Course Re-take policy?
  • Graduation and post-graduation plans
    How/when can I apply for graduation?
    Where can I find information about planning for graduate school?
    How do I prepare to attend medical school after I graduate?
    How do I prepare to attend law school after I graduate?
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