Dean's List - To be eligible for the Dean's List, which is prepared by the Dean for Students Affairs at the end of each academic term, you must be in good standing as a college citizen, must earn at least 12 credits, and must have an overall "B" average for the courses completed during the term, with no failures.
Promoted - A student must have a passing grade in all courses required for the degree and a cumulative average of "C" or better to be promoted.
Promoted, Insufficient Credits - Any student satisfactorily following an approved study plan that departs from a standard curriculum outline may move on to the next semester. Examples of students in this category are transfer students, as well as those on decelerated programs. Such students are considered to be in good academic standing.
Probation - A student with an unsatisfactory record at the end of the semester will be placed on probation by the Faculty Committee on Undergraduate Promotions. If all deficiencies have been made up and a "C" average attained, the student will be removed from probation. A student on probation may, if lack of responsibility to academic work continues, be asked to withdraw at any time without refund of tuition, room rent or other charges for the current term.
Probation, Reduced Load - A student with an unsatisfactory record at the end of a semester may be allowed to continue on probation, taking less than the normal number of courses. Dean Russ or Dean Cesmebasi must approve this decelerated program.
Referred to Dean - A student in this category has some irregularity in his/her academic program, usually work not completed for the current semester. Barring special circumstances, all such work must be completed by the fifth day of the following semester, and the Registrar's Office must be notified prior to the start of the new semester of plans to complete the work.
Not Promoted - A student who is not promoted, according to an action taken by the Faculty Committee on Undergraduate Promotions, must meet with Dean Russ or Dean Cesmebasi to plan a schedule for removing academic deficiencies.
Required to Withdraw - A student can be required to withdraw from the Institute due to consistently substandard performance. There is also a faculty rule that a student must pass a core course within three attempts. Failure to do so will result in the student being required to withdraw from theInstitute.
Appeals - The Faculty Committee on Academic Appeals serves an appellate function on cases arising from academic actions of the Faculty Committee on Undergraduate Promotions. The Committee does not consider requests for grade changes and does not grant appeals based on circumstances over which the student has control, such as voluntary absence from class, failure to complete a required assignment, or concentration on extracurricular activities to the detriment of academic requirements. Extraordinary circumstances are usually prerequisites for the granting of an appeal by the committee. Instructions for the proper procedure on appeals are mailed with the Promotions Committee's actions.
Decelerated Degree Program - Stevens also offers a Decelerated Degree Program (Five-Year Plan). Under the Five-Year Plan, which is available to students in all curricula, students take a reduced load each semester and take five years to complete their course of studies. There is no charge for the fifth year's tuition for students who sign up for the Five-Year Plan before the November 7th deadline in the first semester of study. Students who sign up for the Modified Five-Year Plan between November 8 in their first semester and the beginning of their third semester have half of their fifth year's tuition waived.
Leave of Absence - Undergraduate students who are promoted but wish to withdraw for personal reasons should fill out the appropriate paperwork with either Dean Russ or Dean Cesmebasi, which will become effective at the end of the present semester. Leave of Absence status allows for unconditional readmission for one calendar year. After that, if the student doesn't reapply for an additional Leave of Absence, his or her status will be changed to withdrawal. Students applying for an additional year's Leave of Absence should be aware that restrictions and pre-conditions may be placed upon readmission. Any student considering a Leave of Absence should take into consideration the sequence of course offerings: usually, if a student misses courses offered in any semester, these courses may not be offered again until a year later, making it impossible to resume study after a leave of only half a year. The student should therefore consult carefully with Dean Russ or Dean Cesmebasi before committing to a leave.
Re-admission - Students wishing to be re-admitted to Stevens Institute of Technology should apply at the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Academics.
Degree with Honor - The undergraduate degree with Honor is conferred to students who have an average of 3.2 for courses applied toward the undergraduate degree requirements. The degree with High Honor is conferred to students who achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.6.
Degree with Thesis - A student wishing to graduate with a Degree with Thesis must submit a Recommendation for Degree with Thesis Form to the Office of the Dean of the Faculty no later then December 15 of the senior year. In April of the senior year the student must submit an Application for Degree with Thesis after the approved thesis has been delivered to the Library. Some points of interest about the Thesis: the diploma reads "with Thesis" the Thesis is not for credit and is over and above the other degree requirements the Thesis does not effect the GPA the Thesis is not treated as an overload for tuition calculation the student may begin work on the Thesis before the senior year Degree with MinorStevens offers students opportunities to obtain recognition for study in fields outside their technical concentration field. Several departments offer minors, which provide for coherent programs of study in one area without the depth and senior project required for a major concentration. The program for a minor typically includes five to seven courses in the minor field. Minors are currently offered in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, History, Literature, Materials, Mathematics, Philosophy, Social Science, and Science, Technology & Society.
Double Degree - B.A. and either B.S. or B.E. This double degree program requires seven Humanities courses beyond those required for the B.S. or B.E. plus a senior thesis. At least ten of the student's Humanities courses (as well as the senior thesis) must be in the student's Humanities concentration field. Two Study Plans are required. B.S. and B.E. The requirements for this are: satisfy all requirements for both degrees have completed at least 24 credits beyond the higher of the two program requirements
Two B.E. Degrees - The requirements for this are: satisfy all the requirements for both degrees (including two Senior Designs) have completed at least 24 credits beyond the higher of the two program requirements two study plans are required If a student wishes to pursue a dual Bachelor's/Master degree, he/she must apply to the graduate department, be assigned a graduate advisor, and submit an approved Master's degree Study Plan. The Master's degree courses can then be taken as overloads in such a way as to satisfy all prerequisite requirements. If a student does not finish all the requirements for the Master's degree at the time of undergraduate graduation, the Master's courses are listed on the transcript as being for deferred graduate credit, and the Master's degree can be completed at a later time.
Graduation - To be eligible for graduation, you must have a cumulative average of "C" (2.0) for eight terms of work, and must not have an "F" grade in a core course or required technical elective. All senior year courses require a 1.75 grade point average. Your class rank is computed from grades earned in all courses for undergraduate credit. When you repeat a course to upgrade your mark, both grades will be averaged to determine computer class rank. But, the 2.0 average required for graduation will be based only on the last grade received in a course.