Q: How do students qualify for the Dean’s list or as a Presidential Scholar?
A: In both cases, the student must be enrolled in at least 14 credit hours, of which at least 12 must be for a letter grade. Failing any course will immediately disqualify the student. The semester GPA requirements are a 3.250 - 3.799 for Dean’s List and 3.800-4.00 for Presidential Scholar. There is no Dean’s List or Presidential Scholar list during the summer semester.
Q: What is the difference between the Knight Card and Declining Balance?
The Knight Card is an optional account that can be used with campus vending machines and participating off campus merchants. Declining Balance is connected only to our campus dining service, with or without a meal plan.
Q: When can the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be filed for the next year?
A: The FAFSA filing cycle begins on October 1 of the year preceding the award/academic year. Students can now complete their FAFSA on their phone by downloading the myStudentAid app.
Q: When will the IRS form 1098-T statement be available?
A: 1098-T Forms will be mailed by the end of January. Students may to receive and/or access the Form 1098-T electronically by completing an electronic consent application.
Q: Where can I find information regarding Commencement?
A: Information regarding the commencement can be found on the Commencement Ceremony website.
Q: What cumulative GPA is necessary for distinction or great distinction?
A: Students will receive a bachelor’s degree “with distinction” if his or her cumulative GPA is at least 3.250 or “with great distinction” if it is at least 3.750.
Q: What is FERPA?
A: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children’s education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. When a student turns 18 years old, or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student (https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/faq/what-ferpa).