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Andy Atzert, Dean
College of Professional and Continuing Studies
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Sandra B. Castro, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
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Marsha Bazelais, Academic Advisor
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Christina Wease, Academic Advisor
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Susan Buffone, Administrative Assistant
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Samantha Masone, Administrative Assistant
Stanley Bodner, Ph.D.
Gregory Canell, M.B.A.
Paul Esposito, Ph.D.
Salvatore Iacone, Ph.D.
Stephanie Lake, Ph.D.
|Kenneth C. Rondello, M.D., M.P.H.
Daniel Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Philip Roth, M.B.A.
Michael Santaniello, Ph. D.
The College of Professional and Continuing Studies is Adelphi’s college for the working adult and offers innovative instructional programs, including noncredit courses and certificate programs; associate’s and bachelor’s degrees; and graduate programs, including graduate certificates in basic sciences for health professions and emergency management.
The College of Professional and Continuing Studies is the leader in higher education for working adults on Long Island. The College of Professional and Continuing Studies strives to provide a multitude of learning opportunities for adults who wish to begin or continue their postsecondary education, begin or change careers and maintain busy family and community commitments. The College of Professional and Continuing Studies has been created and developed to meet the specialized needs of adults pursuing higher education and views its six points of distinction as a way the College of Professional and Continuing Studies uniquely serves adult students. They are:
- Quality: The College of Professional and Continuing Studies strives to be the finest adult higher education program in the region and a national leader in adult higher education programs and services. Quality is assured through regional and national program accreditation, faculty who have years of academic and professional experience, highly trained staff assigned to assist students, and student services created and maintained specifically for working adults.
- Convenience: The College of Professional and Continuing Studies online Web site and electronic portal presence, courses scheduled nights, weekends, online, blended and accelerated, extended College of Professional and Continuing Studies office hours, and streamlined and simplified student services.
- Career-Focus: The College of Professional and Continuing Studies strives to create degree and non-credit programs that assist students in achieving their career goals. This includes offering degrees that lead to careers in growing industries and fields, that are directly and indirectly linked to graduate school programs and external credentials, and that prepare students to enter or re-enter the job market.
- Technology-Infused: The College of Professional and Continuing Studies strives to prepare students fully for 21st century careers requiring significant technology skills and abilities. This includes using classrooms that have the latest in instructional technology and access to the internet, faculty with technology training and years of technology experience, live courses that offer lessons using multimedia and the latest available software and hardware, online and blended courses that use the most advanced course management systems, and student technology standards that assure students they have the technology skills required by their career fields.
- Affordable: The College of Professional and Continuing Studies strives to be an affordable higher education option that is available to students of all income levels. Affordability is assured by tuition and fees reduced from the traditional student programs, grants and scholarships available to adult students, issuing college credit for relevant and substantial work or volunteer experience, and giving students the ability to accelerate their degree programs and enter their career fields at a pace faster than traditional students.
- Personal and Supportive: The College of Professional and Continuing Studies strives to provide a personal touch for students throughout their degree and nondegree programs. This means significant pre-enrollment advising from College of Professional and Continuing Studies staff, one consistent point of contact with a College of Professional and Continuing Studies staff member throughout a student’s degree program, and smaller-sized classes filled with fellow adult students.
The College of Professional and Continuing Studies will always be a place that puts the unique needs of working adult students first and will ensure that students graduate with a rich academic experience and well-prepared for their chosen career.
College of Professional and Continuing Studies Rules and Regulations
Advisement and Plans of Study
Advisers are available for individual consultation at convenient times, including evenings, in Garden City, Hauppauge and Manhattan. All students must contact an academic adviser prior to their initial registration to prepare a plan of study, a personalized summary of completed and outstanding academic requirements that allows students to select their sequence of courses for up to two years. Students can contact an adviser, even prior to initial College of Professional and Continuing Studies admission, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 516.877.3412.
It is the student’s responsibility to follow the plan and to update it regularly with his or her adviser. Failure to do so may delay or jeopardize the student’s graduation from the University.
Students who do not maintain satisfactory grade-point averages or who do not show satisfactory academic progress after two terms on academic probation will be dismissed from the College of Professional and Continuing Studies. When students are dismissed, all forms of financial aid will be denied.
While pursuing their education, students are expected to make reasonable progress during each period of enrollment. If they do not, students will be placed on academic probation. Academic probation may result from any of the following: The current or cumulative grade-point average falls below 2.0 (or 2.75 for students in the College of Professional and Continuing Studies/School of Education specialization). The transcript shows a large number of unsatisfactory grades (grades of I, F, or W). The number of credits completed falls significantly below the number of credits attempted as defined below:
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Students have two semesters to remove themselves from academic probation by bringing their cumulative grade-point average to the required level and resolving all outstanding grades of I.
Administrative Withdrawal from the University
At the discretion of University, students may be administratively withdrawn for the following reasons:
Failure to submit official transcripts within established deadlines
Failure to fulfill the requirements for removal from provisional status
Failure to fulfill the conditions of an academic contract
Failure to enroll for courses for three consecutive semesters without having requested an official leave of absence
Students who wish to withdraw in good standing from the University must inform College of Professional and Continuing Studies in writing. Any refund of tuition or fees to which students are entitled will be given according to the date when their written request is made and to the current refund schedule. Students seeking readmission to the University must complete a readmission form, available at the College of Professional and Continuing Studies office.
Students should schedule a graduation clearance appointment with their College of Professional and Continuing Studies academic adviser before filing an Application for Graduation form. Deadlines for filing the Application for Graduation are listed in the current College of Professional and Continuing Studies Registration Guide. (Students engaged in the prior learning process may not file for graduation until they have received their final award notice.)
Students who have demonstrated the ability to undertake independent study may, under the direction of a faculty member, engage in intense research on a topic of merit or originality. The maximum number of Independent Study credits that may be taken by an undergrad is 16.
The grade of I (Incomplete) may be given only with the prior approval of the Dean or Assistant Dean for College of Professional and Continuing Studies, and only when students have experienced well-documented illnesses or well-documented catastrophic personal circumstances. The grade of I will not be used in lieu of a poor grade resulting from excessive absences or a failure to complete course work. The Incomplete must be resolved within one year—including the summer term. After this time, the grade of I will become a grade of F.
College of Professional and Continuing Studies students may, with the written approval of their academic adviser, register for up to 8 credits on a Pass/Fail basis during the course of their entire undergraduate program of study. This option must be selected when students register, and no changes regarding their choice will be allowed after the fourth week of the semester or term.
Students may not select the Pass/Fail Option for English composition courses, any courses in their Area of Concentration, or Capstone I and Capstone II. Those students considering a change of major must consult the appropriate school or department at Adelphi regarding their Pass/Fail policy. (Please note that many universities require traditional letter grades—A, B, C, D, F—for admission to their graduate programs.)
College of Professional and Continuing Studies Dean’s List
Students are placed on the Dean’s List to recognize their academic achievement during a given semester. (The list applies to spring and fall semesters only.) To qualify for the College of Professional and Continuing Studies Dean’s List, a student must have:
- Completed at least 12 credits during that semester;
- Received no grades of F;
- Earned a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester.
You can apply online to any College of Professional and Continuing Studies degree or credit certificate programs at any time. Once you have completed this online application, you will be contacted by a College of Professional and Continuing Studies academic counselor to help you finish your enrollment procedures and begin your plan of study.
Admission to the College of Professional and Continuing Studies is based on the student’s ability to learn at a college level.
Adults interested in the College of Professional and Continuing Studies programs are required to:
- Submit a completed Adelphi University application, noting interest in the College of Professional and Continuing Studies and including an essay that demonstrates both intellectual promise and the motivation to engage in college-level work
- Provide all previous college transcripts. A high school transcript is necessary for students who have completed less than 30 college credits.
- Pay the nonrefundable application fee.
Graduate admissions requirements vary for each program. Students applying to a graduate program must check the program’s webpage to find out about the specific admissions requirements of that program.
An SAT score is not required for College of Professional and Continuing Studies applicants.
The College of Professional and Continuing Studies was founded to serve the non-traditional and adult student, and the admission policy reflects a commitment to enrolling students who may have not had the opportunity to complete their degree in a traditional undergraduate program. Please read the Admissions FAQ for more information on the College of Professional and Continuing Studies application.
Apply now! You can apply online at admissions.adelphi.edu. Or if you prefer, you can contact us at email@example.com or at 516.877.3412 to have one mailed to you.
Self-Guided Program Orientation Course
All College of Professional and Continuing Studies students will have access to this orientation on Moodle. Students can utilize this course as a way to learn about the various resources at AU offers, as well as for events, news, and technology tutorials. This orientation can be navigated through at the student’s own pace.
Degree Program Calendar
Students should check the Academic Calendar for semester starting dates. They are advised to begin the application process at least two to three months prior to the semester in which they want to enroll. For the fall semester, begin the application process in May. For the spring semester, being the application process in October.
The College of Professional and Continuing Studies students are eligible for a wide variety of student financial aid and loan programs. For more information, please see the Expenses and Financial Aid section. You can also contact a College of Professional and Continuing Studies adviser at 516.877.3412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing Education and Professional Development
College of Professional and Continuing Studies offers noncredit courses and programs that are open to the public. You do not need to be enrolled in an Adelphi degree program to register for noncredit courses. These courses and programs are meant to help students advance in their academic and professional careers.
High School Program
The High School Program is grounded in Adelphi’s commitment to partnerships with the high school community. The program aims to provide students with a rich educational opportunity to earn Adelphi undergraduate credits and to participate in special conferences and workshops designed just for high school students. Students can earn Adelphi credit at a discounted tuition rate while they complete their high school diploma. Contact email@example.com for more information on the program.
Summer Pre-College Intensive Programs
Adelphi University is proud to offer Pre-College programs for talented high school students in performing arts, business, and the health professions. These exciting programs provide students with the opportunity to be truly immersed in their chosen subject area and substantially strengthen their skills while being part of a challenging University-based learning community.
Residential and non-residential programs are offered. All students study at Adelphi’s beautiful, safe, and art-filled Garden City campus. Adelphi University is just 40 minutes by train from midtown Manhattan.
Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts: Pre-Nursing Concentration, A.A.
Emergency Services Administration, A.S.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Literature
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Social Sciences: Psychology and Human Service - Professions Concentration
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Social Sciences: Social-Cultural Studies Concentration
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Fine Arts
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Natural Science
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Emergency Services Administration
Certificate in Basic Sciences for Health Professions (Post-Bac Pre-Med)
Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management
Basic Certificate in Accounting
Accounting: Post Baccalaureate Certificate
Federally Mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure for Certificate Programs:
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit about.adelphi.edu/overview/quick-facts/ge.
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science