Registrar’s Frequently Asked Questions

 

General Questions

Here is how you can retrieve your Wagner ID Number:

  1. First login to myWagner
  2. Then, at the top of the page, click Personal Info
  3. Then, click on the Biographical Info tab
  4. You will see your ID number on the right hand side.
  1. First login to myWagner
  2. Then, at the top of the page, click Personal Info
  3. Then, click on the Academic Info
  4. At the top of the page it will say  No Holds if you do not have any hold on your account. If any holds are present they will be listed here.
  5. Please see the Bursar’s Office for any REG holds.   Please call 718 390-3122 or email student.accounts@wagner.edu

To request a Leave of Absence please follow these steps:

  1. Please click here for the Leave of Absence form
  2. Fill out form and return to the CACE office in the Union Building

To withdraw for a semester or completely from Wagner College please follow these steps:

  1. Please click here for the Student Withdrawal Form
  2. Fill out the form and return to the CACE office in the Union Building
  3. Call (718) 390-3181 to schedule an in-person interview. The exit interview may be completed by phone if in-person interview is not possible.  To complete the withdrawal process, an exit interview is required.

Please click here for the Deceleration of Major and/or Change of Major Forms

Please remember that if you decide to double major only ONE degree is handed out for the 36 units.   If one major in the position of Major1 is a BA and your second Major2 is a BS, you will only get the BA.

To request a verification enrollment letter:

  1. First, please click to visit our Forms page
  2. Next, look for Enrollment Verification
  3. Then, fill out the request form.
  4. Please note there is usually a 3 to 5 days turnaround and we ask that you give us the best address for where the letter should be sent.
  5. Please send to transcript@wagner.edu with one of the following the subject lines:
    • Full time enrollment verification
    • Graduation verification

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

FERPA is designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data. The College is permitted to provide directory information without the student’s consent unless she or he requests, in writing, that such information not be disclosed. Students also have the right to file complaints with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office (FERPA) concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act. Copies can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar. It is also printed in the Student Handbook and the College Bulletin, and can be found on the Registrar web page. Questions concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act may be directed to the Registrar’s Office.

 

At Wagner College, the following is considered “Directory Information” and may at the discretion of the administration, be made available to the general public and individuals requesting the information: Student’s name, local address, permanent address, phone on record, e-mail address, college major, minor and/or concentration, honors, awards, classification, enrollment status (full- or part-time), dates of attendance (current and past), degrees conferred, dates of conferral, graduation distinctions and digital imaging (photo or film).  For athletics, additional permission is given for their participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, and hometown. Students may refuse to have the directory information listed above, or some of the categories, released to third parties by submitting a written request to the Registrar’s Office by the fourth week of any given semester.

Graduation/Commencement Questions

You can view your graduation date by following these steps:

  1. Login to myWagner.
  2. Then at the top of the page click Personal Info
  3. Next, select Academic Information from the tabs below.
  4. Here you will see your expected graduation date. If this is incorrect please contact the registrar’s office immediately.

 

In order to apply for graduation:

You have to meet the Graduation Requirements:

For graduate students, please contact the Department Chair to review and to have the graduation application completed, which is also the degree audit.  Please go to FORMS for the application.

For undergraduate students, please do the following:

Please follow the following steps to see your degree process and remaining requirements:

  1. Go through the requirements for your specific major, and check off any courses you have completed. Click here to find out requirements for your major.
  2. Go through the General Education requirements and check off any courses you have completed. Click here to see the General Education Requirements 
  3. After reviewing the checklist and marking off the courses you have completed, contact your advisor to review and/or call the Registrar’s Office at 718- 390-3173 to make an appointment.
  4. Please bring both requirement sheets with you to the meeting.

After determining you are eligible to apply for graduation, you would need to fill out a Application to Graduation Form. Please click here for an Application to Graduate Form

For the determination of eligibility for Latin Honors, indices are based on all courses taken by the student at Wagner.  To be eligible for a degree cum laude, the student must have earned both a cumulative index and a major index

  • Cum laude (with honors) 3.50
  • Magna cum laude (with high honors) 3.75
  • Summa cum laude (with highest honors). 3.90

Diplomas are ordered after commencement and your degree application asks you to PRINT your name AS YOU would like on your Diploma.   So confirm that your name is request at the time of the final degree audit.

If we receive requests for a change in the diploma name, you will be charged a replacement charge and it will take up to 4 to 6 weeks to receive.

Any graduate who has a Bursar’s hold will not be able to receive the diploma and/or transcript until the balance is paid in full

To order a replacement diploma:

Diploma Replacement Order form

  1. Pay the $50 fee and obtain a payment confirmation number.
  2. Once you have paid and completed the form, please email the form to registrar@wagner.edu.

 You must earn 4 units with no incompletes or Pass Fail and a semester GPA 3.7

Transfer Student Questions

At this time there is no course equivalency catalogue. All courses for transfer must go through the pre-approval form which is located on our FORMS page.

In order to have a Course Pre-Approved for Transfer:

  1. Click here for the Transfer of Credit Form.
  2. Complete the form and bring to the Registrar’s Office for approval.

Independent Study and Internship Questions

Please follow the following steps to apply for an internship for credit.

  1. Visit the Center for Academic and Career Engagement (CACE) to initiate the internship for academic credit process. Please click here for the Internship for Credit Forms.
  2. Then, have your faculty advisor, department chair, and site supervisor approve and sign the necessary internship paperwork.
  3. When all signatures have been obtained, submit the internship paperwork to the Registrar’s Office during the registration period for the semester you are seeking to obtain credit.
  4. Once the Registrar has reviewed and approved the request for the internship for academic credit, the student will be enrolled in the internship course.
  5. Please note tuition charges apply as for any academic course. Students are advised to initiate the internship location and registration process at least one semester prior to desired enrollment in the internship course. 

Academic credit internships are also available to students who have earned a minimum of four units with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Typically, an internship taken for one unit requires 105 work hours while an internship taken for two units requires 210 work hours; however, specific degree programs may require more, such as Arts Administration. Please consult the department chair to verify the required number of work hours prior to registering for the internship. Not including internship requirements of major programs, a student may apply no more than two units of internship credit toward the 36 units required for the bachelor’s degree

Students who have demonstrated a capacity for individual work at an advanced level may, with approval, register for Independent Study in place of a regular, non-core course

Each student must have both a minimum of 5 earned units and a grade point average of 3.0 in the department in which he or she is doing the independent study. Any exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Registrar, the chair of the department, and the faculty mentor.

For all undergraduates, independent studies have the following college-wide minimum requirements:

  1. Each student must have both a minimum of 5 earned units
  2. Each student must have a  grade point average of 3.0 in the department in which he or she is doing the independent study.
  3. Any exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Registrar, the chair of the department, and the faculty mentor.

Graduate students who enroll in an Independent Study course must have both a minimum of nine credits earned and a grade point average of 3.0 in the department in which they are doing the independent study. Students are permitted to count no more than six credit hours of Independent Study courses toward their graduate degree. Students are required to register for an Independent Study by the last day for adding courses.

No student is permitted to count more than two Independent Study courses toward an undergraduate degree. Students are required to register for Independent Study by the last day of the Add/Drop period.

Course Questions:

Courses in which you received a D or F may be real retaken at Wagner college only. The original grade will remain on your transcript however, the most recent grade will be the one factored into your GPA. Undergraduates can repeat a course only once and can repeat a maximum of seven courses. Both grades will remain on the transcript.

Please note that the unit/credit will not be counted twice for earned unit/credit so students should plan to make sure they make up the units to meet the graduation requirement of your program.

With the permission of the Registrar, a student may carry an additional unit during the academic year for increased tuition, but he or she will be expected to have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2.

A student in the last year of the bachelor’s degree program may take a maximum of nine credits of graduate courses toward a master’s degree, subject to all of the following conditions:

  1. Students must have completed the junior year.
  2. To apply , the student must file an application for permission to take graduate courses with the Office of Graduate Studies. This application must be approved by the chair of the department in which the student is enrolled and by the Graduate Program Director.
  3. This written approval must be granted before the student will be permitted to register.

Students are permitted to take a maximum of nine credits of graduate (600 level or above) courses in the senior year, with no more than six credits of graduate work in a given semester.

The credits will be over and above the 36 units needed for the bachelor’s degree and may not be applied to that degree.

Registration Questions

  1. Once logged in to myWagner, click on the Academics Tab
  2. Then, click on Course Schedule and Planner, which is located on the left side bar
  3. Then, click Course Registration
  4. Use the Course Search field to search for a course. (Be sure that all criteria, such as Semester, Course Code, Title, etc are correct)
  5. Once the criteria is correct, click search.
  1. Once logged in to myWagner, click on the Academics Tab
  2. Then, click on Course Schedule and Planner, which is located on the left side bar
  3. Then, click Course Registration
  4. Then, click on the Add by Course Code tab
  5. Once you have added the courses, be sure to click Course Registration. The courses you added by their code should be listed below.
  1. Once logged in to myWagner, click on the Academics Tab
  2. Then, click on Course Schedule and Planner, which is located on the left side bar
  3. Then, click Course Registration
  4. On the bottom half of the screen, you will see the courses you are currently schedule for. Click the courses you wish to drop and click Drop Selected Courses
  1. Once logged in to myWagner, click on the Academics Tab
  2. Then, click on Course Schedule and Planner, which is located on the left side bar
  3. Then, click Course Registration
  4. On the bottom half of the screen, you will see the courses you are currently schedule for. Click the courses you wish to swap and click Swap.
  5. A course search page will load. You may enter the course code directly OR enter a criteria to search and swap a new course.

In order to be added to a course that is full or you do not have the prerequisite for,  you would need to approval from the course’s professor. Once you have picked up a yellow card from the Registrar’s Office and the professor has signed it, return it to our office so we can enroll you in the class.

Choosing your courses before your start time will make your selections invalid.  You have to select the courses after your start time to have the system accept your selection.  If you miss your sign up time, there will be another opportunity after 3:00pm when we reopen the groups after the initial openings.

To withdraw from a course after the Add/Drop period:

  1. Click here to view the Course Withdrawal Form
  2. Fill out the form and return to the Registrar’s Office