What majors are offered at the College? The College offers more than 30 majors in the liberal arts, the sciences, and in various professional programs. A complete listing of majors, minors and concentrations, and their requirements can be found at www.cabrini.edu/Majors.
Who can help me choose the right major for me? Your academic advisor can help you learn about the major programs of study at the College and discuss your interests, goals, and abilities. Specialized counseling and skill testing is also available through the Office of Co-op and Career Services.
How do I register for classes? If all your financial and other obligations to the College are met, you are eligible to preregister for classes during the previous semester (i.e. in November for spring classes). Course schedules will be posted online at www.cabrini.edu/webTMS, and hard copies are available at the Registrar’s Office.
Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to review your course selections and fill out a “Registration Roster.” Once your courses are approved, you may register online through CabriniOne (during the preregistration period only) or in person at the Registrar’s Office (any time prior to the start of classes).
How do I get a copy of my course roster for the semester? To get a copy of your current course roster, log into CabriniOne at http://one.cabrini.edu. Enter your User ID and password. Click on the “Students” tab on the top menu bar, then “Student Records,” and “Student Detail Schedule.”
How do I add a course after the semester starts? Courses can be added until the end of the Add/Drop period, which is typically during the second week of the semester. Courses that do not start on the first day of the regular semester can be added any time before the first day of class.
Students must obtain an “Add/Drop Form” from the Registrar’s Office, fill it out, obtain the signature of their academic advisor, then return it to the Registrar. For more information, visit www.cabrini.edu/Registrar.
How do I drop or withdraw from a course after the semester starts? Dropped courses and withdraws have different effects on transcripts, GPA, and and full-time status for the purposes of financial aid or residency. For more information, visit www.cabrini.edu/Registrar.
What happens if I have a hold on my account? (e.g., financial, health-related) Students with any type of hold on their account will not be able to register for classes, get final grades or transcripts, be eligible for certain financial-aid packages, etc.
If you are unsure whether or not you have a hold on your account, please contact the Cavalier Express Center.
When do classes begin and end this semester? The “Academic Calendar,” which includes semester start and end dates, holidays, preregistration dates, etc. is available at www.cabrini.edu/AcademicCalendar.
Can I take classes at another college and still count them towards graduation? Yes, but there are a few limitations. Not all courses from other colleges may meet core, major, or graduation requirements. Please contact the Registrar’s Office or your advisor for more information.
Prior to enrolling at another school, students must complete an “Approval for Credit Taken at Other Institutions” form and then must have official transcripts for all courses taken elsewhere sent to Cabrini College. Students are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits towards their degree and must take their final 30 credits at Cabrini.
Do high school advanced placement classes count towards graduation? Students earning acceptable scores on Advanced Placement Exams will be granted credit towards graduation at Cabrini College.
A complete list of exams, acceptable grades, and number of credits awarded by the College can be found in the current undergraduate catalog.
Who do I talk to about study abroad opportunities? Students interested in study abroad should visit www.cabrini.edu/StudyAbroad.
How many credits do I need to graduate? Students earning a bachelor’s degree need 123 credits to graduate.
Some students might require more credits depending on their major, minor, need to take developmental coursework, etc.
How many credits can I take in one semester? During the first semester, first-year students are limited to 18 credits per semester. After that, students with a 3.0 GPA or higher and permission of their advisor are eligible to enroll for additional credits.
What general-education courses do I need to take to graduate? The general education core curriculum is designed to help students develop the qualities, abilities, and skills of a liberally educated person.
While each student develops in-depth knowledge within a major, liberally educated students should also share a common core of knowledge. For more information, visit www.cabrini.edu/Core.
How do I get my grades at the end of the semester? Unlike most high schools, grades are not mailed to your home address or given out in class. To get your final course grades, log into your CabriniOne account at http://one.cabrini.edu.
Enter your User ID and password. Click on the “Students” tab on the top menu bar, then “Student Records” and “Final Grades.” Grades are generally available approximately 2-3 days after completion of the semester.
How do I calculate my GPA? Cabrini College uses the 4.0 grading system to evaluate students’ achievements in a course. Letter grades count for a certain score, and a QPA or Quality Point Average factors in credit hours.
What happens if I get a warning notice? During your first year, two types of progress notices may be sent. After your first month of classes, you’ll get an email progress report from each of your professors indicating your strengths, weaknesses, and hints for improvement.
At mid-term, if your grade in a particular class is a D or F, you may receive a “Warning Notice.” Both documents go to your academic advisor and should be a point of discussion at an advising meeting. If you do get a warning notice, you should take the initiative to meet with your professor to determine how best to improve your grades.
What happens if I fail a class? If you earn an “F” grade in a class, it will have a negative impact on your GPA and you will not earn those credits towards graduation. If the class is required by your major, you will need to repeat it. When you do, a record of the original “F” stays on your transcript, but your new grade will be calculated in your GPA, not the “F.”
If the class is not required by your major, you have the choice of whether to repeat it or not. You should discuss this choice with your academic advisor, as not repeating the course will reduce your overall Cabrini GPA. If you do decide to repeat the course, your advisor can suggest academic support services that will help ensure successful completion of the course the second time around.
How can I get help if I have a learning or physical disability that’s affecting my academic performance? Students with documented disabilities that might affect their ability to successfully complete coursework should contact the Disability Resource Center to arrange for appropriate accommodations. Students without a valid VISA form from this office are not eligible for any type of accommodations in class.
What do I do if I need help with my classes? The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Writing Center, the Math Resource Center, and Academic Counseling are all available to assist students trying to improve their academic skills.
For more information, visit www.cabrini.edu/CTL.
Who do I talk to about career opportunities? Your academic advisors can provide some assistance as you begin career exploration, but students should take advantage of services offered by Co-op and Career Services. Staff members provide career counseling, résumé and career-exploration assistance, and help with job searches and interview skills.
For more information, visit www.cabrini.edu/CareerServices.
How can I apply to be part of the Honors Program? First-year students are eligible to join the Honors Program by invitation from the Honors Program Committee or upon recommendation of a Cabrini College faculty member only. Sophomores who have achieved Dean’s List recognition during one or more semesters may apply for membership.
For more information, visit www.cabrini.edu/Honors.
How do I become a member of an Honor Society? Cabrini College sponsors chapters for local and national honor societies in a variety of different disciplines.
Each society sets its own induction standards and policies. More information about each honor society can be found in the College Catalog.
What should I do if I’m thinking of transferring to another college? If you are considering transferring to another college, you should first contact your academic advisor to discuss the academic and financial implications of this change or to determine if there are different majors/opportunities available that could make for a better experience at Cabrini College.
After that, if you decide to transfer, you need to notify the Office of Academic Affairs and Financial Aid to arrange exit interviews.
How do I learn more about the Academic Honesty Policy at the College? All members of the Cabrini community are expected to abide by the Academic Honesty Policy. Failure to do so may result in course grade reduction, failure, suspension, or dismissal. More information about the policy and student rights can be found in the College Catalog.