Policies and Procedures

Below are resources to understand and view the Academic Policies and Procedures at Wagner College.

Please click here for the 2017-2019 Bulletin on Academic Policies and Procedures.

CACE Major Checklist for Degree Requirements


Academic Policy FAQs


General Questions

What is an Academic Appeal Petition?

Students can appeal academic policy to ask for an exception by filling out the petition located on our FORM page.   Please be complete with the request and have supporting documentation where needed to support your appeal.  If accepted, depending on the request a late fee of $50.00 may be applied for the administrative change.

How is class standing determined?

Class standing is determined by the number of units completed.

  1. Freshman: Standing with less than 8 units completed
  2. Sophomore: 8-16.5 units completed
  3. Junior: 17-25.5 units completed
  4. Senior: 26 or more units completed
What is a unit and its conversion to credit hours?

1 unit is equivalent to 3.34 hours in lecture/recitation weekly. At Wagner a Unit equals a course, and the semester duration is 13 weeks exclusive of the final exam.

What is the grading scale at Wagner?

The grading scale is as follows:

  1. A=4.0
  2. A- =3.7
  3. B+ =3.3
  4. B=3.0
  5. B- =2.7
  6. C+=2.3
  7. C=2.0
  8. C- =1.7
  9. D+=1.3
  10. D=1.0,
  11. D- = 0.7
  12. F=0.0
What is the pass-fail option?

The pass-fail option is an optional way to get credit for a course: The criteria is below:

  1. Only available for 2nd year and above. Granted by special request to registrar
  2. Can’t be course from major minor or gen ed.
  3. Declared by 4th week, irrevocable
  4. Does not count as a letter grade

Academic Probation Questions

What should I do if I have been placed on probation?

While on probation, the student should repeat as many “D” and “F” graded courses as are available on the course schedule. A maximum of seven courses can be repeated in an effort to earn a higher grade. Part-time students may take 1 to 2 units during the semester. Full-time students may take 4 or 5 units during the semester.

What are the consequences of probation?

Students on probation are not permitted to register for tutorials, independent studies, internships not required by their major, or Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) courses. Individuals on academic probation are not eligible to hold office or a leadership position in any student group or organization. Appropriate additional restrictions may be imposed. Placement on probationary status may affect a student’s financial aid package. Please click here for the the Financial Aid Office’s web page to view the policy on satisfactory academic progress and aid eligibility . The academic progress of every student placed on probation will be closely monitored by the staff of the Center for Academic and Career Engagement. A student who has been suspended from the College may not enroll in the College either as a full-time or part-time degree student or as a special student. Suspended students who were registered for an upcoming semester will be removed from courses. Suspended students may not participate in any activities of the College until such a time as they have been readmitted.

What are the conditions of probation?

For degree seeking students you will be placed on academic probation if your cumulative or semester GPA falls below a 2.0. For non-degree seeking students, if a cumulative GPA of 2.0 is not achieved by the completion of 8 units, the student will placed on academic probation. Students who achieve 2.0 semester and cumulative indices will be removed from probationary status at the end of the fall or spring

How do I appeal my probation?

Appeals of a suspension may be made to the Office of the Provost; however, a student is considered suspended unless an appeal is granted and the student is readmitted.

How do I apply for reinstatement?

A suspended student may be considered for readmission upon formal application to the Office of Admissions after the lapse of at least one year. Such an application should provide information about increased maturity, as well as enhanced academic skills. If the application is approved, readmission will be probationary for a period of one semester only. If good academic standing is not achieved and maintained, the student will be expelled.