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New College offers interdisciplinary programs built upon the foundation of disciplines such as English, history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, communication, mathematics, biology and statistics. Through unique combinations and innovative partnerships, we offer degrees ranging from forensic science and applied computing to Latin American studies, interdisciplinary arts and performance, conflict resolution, political science, and much more. Our degrees provide students with 21st-century skills, allowing them to contribute meaningfully to solving the most critical and complex challenges of today and tomorrow. Our students are prepared to steward sustainable societies that incorporate ethics and a respect for human rights, a regard for the environment, and an appreciation of culture and language while at the forefront of innovation in science and technology.
For more information, students should see https://newcollege.asu.edu/.
The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences adheres to ASU’s Student Academic Integrity Policy. Therefore, academic honesty is expected in all areas of student work, including examinations, written work, laboratory assignments, internships, group work and all other necessary transactions. If academic integrity is compromised, possible sanctions include course assignment grade penalties, failure of course, disqualification and dismissal from the university. For more information, students should see https://provost.asu.edu/academic-integrity/.
New College students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in order to be considered in good academic standing at ASU. Students with a semester or cumulative GPA of less than 2.00 are placed on academic probation and are required to meet with an advisor to effectively plan academic progress toward graduation. Further information is available at https://catalog.asu.edu/retention_standing.
All students in New College are expected to meet with their academic advisors regularly, especially prior to course enrollment each semester.
To ensure students are making timely progress toward degree completion, advising may be required for the following:
Advising information for New College is available at https://newcollege.asu.edu/college-advisor.
For eAdvisor tracking and other general academic program information, students should see https://students.asu.edu/academics.
Students may choose to audit a course, allowing them to attend but not earn credit. Students must obtain instructor approval prior to enrollment (https://students.asu.edu/grades). This grade option may not be changed after the drop/add period.
The audit option may be used under the following conditions:
Students are limited to a maximum of 18 credit hours per term. Enrollment in additional credit hours requires completion of overload request form and approval from the college academic advisor: https://newcollege.asu.edu/advising/forms.
Course prerequisites are established to ensure student success in a course. Students must complete all course prerequisites prior to enrolling in the desired course. Prerequisite overrides may be granted under the following conditions:
A grade of incomplete for a course may be granted by permission of the instructor under the following conditions:
A grade of “Y” (satisfactory) contributes to a student’s earned hours but does not affect the GPA. A failing grade of "E" is calculated into the GPA.
The pass/fail grade option may be used under the following conditions:
New College students may not enroll under the pass/fail option in the following courses:
The following steps must be followed by any student seeking to appeal a grade. This process does not address academic integrity allegations or faculty misconduct.
Student grade appeals must be processed in the regular semester immediately following the issuance of the grade in dispute (by commencement for fall or spring), regardless of whether the student is enrolled at the university.
There are two stages to the grade grievance process: the informal process and the formal process. Each process contains a series of steps.
Step 1: An aggrieved student must first confer with the instructor; the student must state the reasons for questioning that the grade received was not given in good faith. The instructor must review the matter, explain the grading procedure used and explain how the grade in question was determined. If the instructor is a graduate assistant and this interview does not resolve the difficulty, the student may then take the problem to the faculty member in charge of the course.
Step 2: If the grading dispute is not resolved in Step 1, the student may appeal to the school academic director or designee within the school offering the course. The school director or designee may confer with the instructor to handle the problem. In most instances, the grievance procedure can be resolved with Steps 1 or 2 and does not go beyond this level.
Step 3: If the matter is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction after completing Steps 1 and 2, the student may then confer with the dean’s representative in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (executive director of Academic Services and Strategic Initiatives at (602) 543-7000) who will review the case and explain the formal process to the student. If still unresolved, the student may proceed to the formal process.
Step 4: No later than ten business days after meeting with the dean’s representative, the student must provide a written statement stating the evidence, if any, and reasons for determining the grade received was not given in good faith. Supporting materials should be attached as exhibits to the statement.
Step 5: The dean’s representative will provide the student’s statement (with any exhibits) to the instructor and request the instructor to respond to the dean’s representative within 10 business days.
Step 6: When the official, written response is received from the instructor, the dean’s representative will contact the student, who can then schedule an appointment to review the instructor’s response. After reviewing the instructor’s response, the student may submit a written request for a hearing before the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Grievance Committee. This written request for hearing must be submitted no later than 10 business days after the dean’s representative notifies the student that the instructor’s response was received. The committee is a regular committee and meets monthly, as necessary, during the fall and spring terms when classes are in session. The dean’s representative serves as a nonvoting, ex-officio member of the committee.
Step 7: The committee will meet with the student and the instructor in an attempt to resolve differences. In order to preserve the confidential nature of the grade grievance process and to protect the privacy interest of those involved, the hearing will be closed to the public. The committee chairperson will preside at the hearing and will rule upon all procedural matters. A student who fails to appear or refuses to participate at the hearing will be deemed to have abandoned the request for a hearing, unless the student can demonstrate that extraordinary circumstances prevented his/her appearance or participation.
Step 8: After all parties have been heard, they will be excused and the committee will deliberate in closed session. Upon reaching consensus the committee chairperson will submit his/her recommendation to the dean of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. The dean will review the report and make a final determination regarding the appropriate course of action. The dean’s office will inform the student, instructor, school director, registrar, and grievance committee in writing of the decision. The decision of the dean is final.
It is university policy that students filing grievances and those who are witnesses are protected from retaliation. Students who believe they are victims of retaliation should immediately contact the dean’s office in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
Credit is granted for transferred courses deemed equivalent to corresponding courses in the selected program of study, subject to grade and ASU resident credit requirements. No grades less than “C” (2.00) transfer to ASU. Credits transferred from a community college or two-year institution are applied as lower-division credits. For a listing of the acceptable courses transferable to the various degree programs, prospective Arizona transfer students should consult their advisors and refer to the ASU transfer tools: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer.
Some courses taken from other ASU colleges or other universities may be acceptable for general university credit but may not be applicable toward the degree requirements of the schools. Determination of those particular courses applicable to a specific degree program is made within the appropriate academic unit.
Complete Session Withdrawal Information
Since a complete session withdrawal from the university can be a difficult decision and could result in serious academic and financial consequences, undergraduate students are required to contact their academic advisor to facilitate the withdrawal process.
Students must complete the following steps in the order in which they are listed:
ASU has many resources in place to help students. Students may want to consider one or more of the following:
Possible consequences resulting from a complete session withdrawal:
Procedures for general university withdrawal are at https://students.asu.edu/drop-add.
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
All candidates for graduation in the BA, BS and BAS curricula are required to present at least 120 credit hours, of which at least 45 credit hours must consist of upper-division work. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required for graduation. Students must complete a New College residency requirement of a minimum of 12 credit hours of upper-division (300- and 400-level) coursework from the school housing the student's major.
It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the degree program requirements and to select courses accordingly.
To graduate, a student must satisfy the following requirements:
Information on critical tracking and eAdvisor tools, such as the student's major map, is available at https://eadvisor.asu.edu.
Each student is required to demonstrate proficiency in the analysis of language and cultures and also mathematics by passing an examination or by completing the courses specified below with a grade of “C” (2.00) or better in each course.
Students considering graduate work after completion of a bachelor’s degree should consult with faculty advisors regarding language requirements in their intended areas of study.
Language and Cultures
This requirement may be satisfied through one of the following:
Students may obtain information about applicable coursework through the college advising office.
Students are required to complete MAT 142 or any MAT course for which MAT 117 or a higher-level MAT course is a prerequisite.
Each student is required to select a major from among the programs offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
All candidates for graduation for bachelor degrees in New College are required to complete at least 120 credit hours of which at least 45 credit hours must consist of upper-division courses. A minimum cumulative ASU GPA of 2.00 is required for graduation.
No credit is granted toward fulfilling major or minor requirements in any upper-division course in the subject field of the major unless the grade in that course is at least a “C” (2.00). Normally, a “Y” (pass) grade needs confirmation that it is equivalent to a “C” (2.00) or better.
Upon completion of all other requirements, the remainder of the minimum 120 credit hours required for graduation is general electives. Students should contact college advisors for assistance in selecting elective courses.
Students in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences are eligible to seek concurrent degrees. Concurrent degrees with significant course overlap may not be approved.
Students are eligible to pursue a concurrent degree when the following criteria have been met:
To be approved to pursue a concurrent degree, students must file a Petition to Pursue Concurrent Degree form: https://newcollege.asu.edu/advising/forms.
New College offers minors in many of its disciplines. All minors require a minimum of 15 credit hours in the discipline with at least nine of those hours completed as upper-division coursework. Six of the upper-division hours must be taken from courses offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Courses used in the minor may not be used in the student's major program. https://catalog.asu.edu/index.php?q=minors
Undergraduate degree-seeking students having previously attended ASU but not enrolled at ASU for no more than seven consecutive semesters are eligible to return through quick reentry. These students are not required to submit a new application or application fee but must contact an academic advisor in their school to enroll.
Undergraduates who have been away from the university for seven or more semesters and want to return to ASU in a New College program are required to apply for readmission through Admission Services https://admission.asu.edu/undergrad/readmission.
Disqualified students must follow the procedures for readmission and will be reviewed by the college on a case-by-case basis.
Students must fulfill all requirements of their individual graduate programs to remain in good academic standing, and they must must abide by all university policies including those of the Graduate College and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.