GRADUATION

Undergraduate Programs

To receive a baccalaureate degree from FTC Middletown, student must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit towards graduation
  • Complete the requirements on a Major program as listed on the catalog.
  • Complete the requirements of General Education program
  • Complete the minimum Liberal Arts & Sciences credit for their degree
  • Meet FTC Middletown’s general requirements for graduation
  • Clear any “I” (incomplete) grades from your record (by completing any incomplete courses or allowing the “I” to lapse to an “F”)

Major Program

To receive a baccalaureate degree from the College, a student must fulfill the requirements of at least one of the degree programs listed in the College Catalog. Each of the degree programs has its core courses and the required number of electives.

Students are able to follow any catalog that was published between the time they matriculate and the time they graduate.

General Education

All undergraduate students must meet the general educational course requirements as they progress toward graduation. These requirements, listed in Section 11.1 ensure that Fei Tian College graduates are familiar with subject matter from the major branches of human knowledge as well as different modes of inquiry within the humanities, quantitative studies, and the social sciences. The goal is to equip students with the skills and judgment essential to a lifelong pursuit of truth in an increasingly dynamic, pluralistic, and challenging world. Our general education program also seek to provide students with an overall moral awareness and appreciation for the beauty and virtues embodied by traditional cultures.

Liberal Arts & Sciences Credits

Based on New York state regulations, students must complete a certain number of courses that are classified as  “Liberal Arts & Sciences” (LAS) in order to receive a bachelor’s degree. The number of LAS credit requirements differ for each degree:

DegreeMinimum Proportion of LAS ContentMinimum Number of LAS Credits
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 1/260
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)  1/430 

College Requirements

  • A minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all major courses
  • Students must earn at least 50 percent of the total credits required for graduation from FTC Middletown
  • Students generally must complete their final year “in residence”, which means continuous enrollment and regular attendance in classes conducted on the FTC Middletown campus.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all requirements for graduation are fulfilled promptly. The Office of Academic Affairs and the student’s advisor will offer the student advice on a regular basis. The Office of the Registrar certifies completion of College requirements and clears students for graduation.

All baccalaureate programs at the College are designed for completion in four years by students enrolled in full-time study. This period is extendable with permission. Any extension requires pre-approval by the department of the student’s degree program and the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

 

Graduate Programs

Graduate students must satisfy all the requirements as specified in their programs in the catalog. Additionally, graduate students must earn at least 70 percent of the total credits required for graduation from FTC Middletown.

Graduation Honors

Students with exceptional academic achievements may be recognized with the following Latin honors upon graduation

Cum Laude: 3.5 GPA

Magna Cum Laude: 3.7 GPA

Summa Cum Laude: 3.9 GPA

These honors will be noted on your record and/or diploma if you are eligible.

Participation in Commencement

FTC Middletown normally conducts its commencement exercises each year in May. Degrees will be officially conferred to students who have completed requirements for graduation since the previous ceremony. Students who are in good standing and on track to complete requirements by the following semester will also be invited to walk through the ceremony, and their names will be included in the printed program.

Students walking through the ceremony must have no more than two courses remaining. If a student’s cumulative grade point average changes based on the final semester’s grades and honors status is affected, the student’s official transcript will reflect the change.