Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Is being in the CAP Program going to set me back as far as requirements and credits?

A: Not at all. Students typically take 14-16 credits each semester. You will take the same courses as all freshmen, i.e. ENG 110 and UNV 101.


Q: What are placement exams and why do I have to take them?

A: An important part of choosing classes for your first semester at Pace is making sure you are taking the right courses. Pace uses placement exams in Math, English and Writing to make sure you take the right classes for you. The results of your placement exam will determine your first-semester course in English and Math.


Q: How do I find my classes on the first day?

A: Students can refer to


Q: How do I know what books to buy for my classes?

A: Use the application at the following link to determine your required textbooks.  Your required textbooks will also be listed on the syllabus provided on the first day of class.


Q: What do I do if I am having a problem with my dorm room or roommate?

A: You should speak to your Residence Adviser, an upperclassmen who lives on and supervises your floor.


Q: When I applied to Pace I wanted to be in one major, now I think I may want to major in something different, what do I do?

A: During your first year at Pace your official major is CAP. Business, Psychology, etc. are “intended” majors. Students may change their intended major at any time, but need to consult with their academic adviser to make sure they are in the appropriate courses (i.e. math) for that major.


Q: Who is my academic adviser?

A: Your academic adviser for your entire first year at Pace is your University 101 instructor.


Q: I have questions about billing and/or financial aid, can the CAP Program help me with this?

A: You should direct all questions regarding financial matters to the Financial Aid office in the Office of Student Assistance (OSA) at (914) 773-3431, or you can visit their  website.