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Registration

Internships

General Inquiries

Registration

How can I create a class schedule and how can I register for classes?

Refer to the links below to find information on how to create a class schedule and register for classes.

How do I remove a hold from my account?

Holds are put on by many different departments for many reasons, usually because the department is in need of Information from a student. These holds may prevent students from registering until that information is received. Students must check their accounts during the early part of each semester to determine if they have any holds, and if they do, they should contact the department from which the hold originates and do whatever is necessary to have it removed.

View a list of possible reasons for a hold and how to resolve them.

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If I want to take classes at another institution when I'm not enrolled at Pace, how can I transfer the credits and what is the process to obtain the approval?

  • Determine what school you want to take your courses at. Remember that you can only transfer credits from a regionally accredited 4 year College or University. You can only transfer credits if you are in good academic standing (GPA 2.0 or above) and if you have completed 68 credits or more (including transfer credits).
  • Be aware that the maximum number of credits you may take at other Colleges/Universities is 12 once you have matriculated at Pace (except for Study Abroad and other Pace approved off-campus programs).
  • Once you decide which class you are going to take at the selected institution, check our Transfer Credit Equivalencies Database to see if the course has been evaluated by Pace's departmental chairpersons. If the course is not found on the database, you would have to obtain the course syllabus and provide a copy to the Pace department chair of the associated course for evaluation. If approved, the chair will sign the Permission to Enroll in an Undergraduate Course at Another Institution (PDF) Transfer Credit Equivalencies Database, you don't need the departmental chairperson's signature/approval, and our Lubin advisors can sign the form.
  • After the chair signs the form, you can come to the Lubin Undergraduate Advisement office to obtain an advisor's signature.
  • Submit the form to the Office of the Registrar for processing through a Help Desk Ticket.

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Where can I find the deadlines to Add/Drop, Register, and Withdraw classes?

Visit the Office of the Registrar's websites for the academic calendar and important deadlines.

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How do I withdraw from a class after the semester has started?

Students can drop a class within the first two weeks of the semester without special permission nor penalty by accessing the Pace Portal (click on the Student tab and scroll down to Registration, Grades and Tuition Schedule > select Register, Add or Drop Classes and then select the course you would like to drop).

After the two weeks have passed, the withdrawal period starts and you can withdraw any course (without special permission) by accessing the Pace Portal. However, you will receive a grade of 'W,' which carries no academic penalty but is recorded on the official transcript. After the withdrawal period is over, you need permission to withdraw a class. You must fill out a Registration Action Form (PDF) and request the approval/signature of your instructor. Once the Professor grants you permission (either by signature or email from his/her Pace account), you can submit the Registration Action Form with permissions attached to the Office of the Registrar at the Help Desk for processing. Students who stop attending courses during the semester and do not follow these withdrawal. Students who stop attending courses during the semester and do not follow these withdrawal procedures will receive a failing grade for the course.

For official withdrawal deadlines, please visit the registrar. The specific withdrawal deadline dates for each semester are also listed in the Academic Calendar.

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Do international students have specific guidelines for dropping or withdrawing from classes?

International students are required by law to be registered full-time both fall and spring semesters. Full-time for undergraduate students is 12 credits or more. International students should communicate with the Office of International Students and Scholars for assistance.

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How do I get into a closed class?

Check with the Program Coordinator of the corresponding department to see if there is a waiting list to get into the class. Fill out a Registration Action Form (PDF) and request the approval/signature of the course professor. Once permission is granted (either by signature or email from his/her Pace account), you also need to get a signature from the chairperson of the associated department. Submit to the Office of the Registrar at the Help Desk for processing before the respective add/drop deadline.

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What is Degree Works?

Degree Works is a web-based academic reporting and advising tool that outlines the requirements of a particular program and the paths to complete them. It is currently only available to a select Undergraduate student population, in addition to faculty, advisors, and staff of the Pace community. Degree Works is only accessible through the Pace Portal for all users. It is strongly recommended that students meet regularly with their advisor to review the information displayed on their Degree Works report.

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How can I utilize Degree Works to my benefit?

  • Track all requirements necessary to receive your degree, based on the term you entered the University.
  • Show which courses you have taken at Pace or transferred into the University, and how they are applied towards your degree.
  • View courses that you are currently registered for (listed as in-progress or 'IP') and how they will be applied towards your degree.
  • Use the GPA Calculator to estimate your overall GPA at the end of the semester, or determine which grades are necessary to achieve a desired GPA.

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How can I apply for a double major or dual degree?

Only students with a strong academic record, generally a 3.00 or higher cumulative GPA, may elect to take a second major. A Declaration or Change of Major or Program form must be filled out. In the form, you have to select "application for a double major" if the second major is a Lubin major e.g. BBA Finance and BBA Marketing. If the two majors are different degrees (e.g. BBA Marketing and BA Communications) from different schools (Lubin and Dyson), then you have to select "application for a dual degree."

Once the form is filled out and approvals/signatures are granted, students have to submit it to the Office of the Registrar at the Help Desk for processing.

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How long does it take for my new Major/Minor/Concentration to be reflected on Degree Works?

Once the Declaration or Change of Major or Program form is processed by the Office of the Registrar, Degree Works will be updated the following morning. Please consult with your advisor to determine how long it will take to receive the necessary signatures before the form can be submitted to the Registrar. All substitution or waiver forms should be submitted either by your Academic Advisor, as they need to be signed by the respective departments and/or administrators. Once submitted, forms are usually processed within two-to-three business days, depending on volume.

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Are "IP" or "In-Progress" courses included in the credit totals in Degree Works?

Yes. Degree Works assumes the course will be passed with a satisfactory grade. In situations where a satisfactory grade is not achieved by the student, Degree Works will automatically move the course to the Insufficient section of the Degree Report once the grade is entered for the term.

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How many courses can I take over the summer?

You are advised not to exceed a maximum of two courses or eight credits each Summer Session. You should register the same way you do for fall and spring semesters. Please reach out to a Lubin academic advisor if you do not know which courses you should register.

If you have any questions about summer tuition, financial aid availability, housing and more, please visit the Pace Summer Sessions webpage.

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When does registration begin?

The most up-to-date semester registration dates can be found on the the Office of the Registrar's Semester Registration Dates page.

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Why can't I register if registration has already begun and I don't have any holds in my account?

Although the registration period may have begun, all students have a designated registration start day and time within that period. Generally, the more credits you've earned, the earlier your start time will be – e.g. seniors will have an earlier registration time than freshmen. To find out when exactly you will be able to register, please log into the Pace Portal and check the "Registration Status" section.

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How do I change my major and/or minor?

  1. Fill out a Declaration or Change of Major or Program form.
  2. Obtain a signature from the department that oversees the new major/minor you wish to declare. In Lubin, you must have it signed by Lubin Undergraduate Advisement rather than the Academic Department as it is done in the other schools.
  3. Submit the completed signed form to the Office of the Registrar at the Pace HelpDesk.

Please keep in mind that changing your major can have consequences on your course of studies, and potentially affect your graduation timeline. So before making any changes to your major, we recommend first consulting with your Academic Advisor, so you can plan out the rest of your coursework and graduate with as little disruption to your timeline as possible.

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Am I required to have a minor?

No, you are not required to have a minor. Minors are intended to complement your major, enrich your perspectives and ideas, and help you graduate with a wider range of marketable skills. Lubin offers a number of minors that students can choose from, and you are also welcome to select from Dyson or Seidenberg as well. If you have questions or would like to discuss your minor options further, please schedule an appointment (via OnTrack) with your Academic Advisor.

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Internships

How do I find an internship?

There are many resources to find internships - networking, getting involved in student clubs and organizations, and obtaining referrals from Faculty members. Pace University's Career Services also provides great resources that help students find internships through our job search platform Handshake.

In order to help Lubin students to find and apply for internships and jobs, we require our students to take BUS 255: Professional Planning and Practice. This 1 credit course is required for all Lubin majors, which we recommend to take during sophomore year. This course helps students in developing the fundamentals of career planning and prepares them for successful internships. It assists students in resume writing, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and other resources to guide them in their future careers. It is taught by both Career Services and Advising staff members.

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How do I earn credit for an internship?

Students may apply a maximum of 6 credits earned through internship courses to their degree and only 3 credits toward their major or minor requirements. You can receive internship credit by applying for and enrolling into an internship course. The course requires completion of assignments such as meetings with your assigned Faculty Advisor, weekly logs, and a final paper.

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Why should I do an internship before I graduate?

We strongly encourage undergraduate students to do internships before graduation, as it would expose them to real work experiences. More importantly, students would be able to apply the knowledge acquired in the classrooms and gain new skills. Internships also offer a great opportunity to build your network and meet professionals from your respective industries, who can become your mentors or help you get a job offer after graduation.

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Where can I find more information about internships?

You can get more information about internships on the Internship Credit website.

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General Inquiries

What procedure would I have to go through to study abroad?

  • Attend Study Abroad 101 Workshop
  • Research study abroad programs and select your program
  • Meet with your Academic Advisor (to review your academic track, class flexibility, and plans to study abroad in relation to your graduation & major/minor requirements).
  • After you apply for your program attend Study Abroad 102 Workshop, you should complete course approval forms. This requires gaining approval for course equivalencies from the associated Department Chair.
  • You can get more information on the Study Abroad website.

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I am a new transfer student and I have questions regarding my transfer credits? Who should I contact?

If the Transfer Credit Evaluator (TCE) is not complete, you must contact the Admissions Office with any questions. Once the preliminary TCE is complete, you can schedule an appointment (via OnTrack) with a Lubin Academic Advisor who can assist you with registration.

If you are still missing information from your TCE after your first semester at Pace, you must contact the Office of the Registrar.

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Where do I find important forms related to advising?

Important forms are listed on this on the Registrar forms webpage. You can also visit our Resources section to find the most commonly used forms.

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Where can I find who my assigned Academic Advisor is?

Students who do not know who their Advisor is can go to their "Success Network" in OnTrack or consult in Degree Works. They may also email Whoismyadvisor@pace.edu.

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If I'm a prospective Lubin student, can I make an appointment with an advisor to discuss the curriculum of the program I'm interested in?

Prospective undergraduate students should first contact the Admissions Office with any questions related to Lubin Programs. Academic Advisors will meet new students during New Student Orientation regarding their first semester schedule.

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How many credits do I need to take to be eligible for financial aid?

To be eligible for financial aid, you have to be a full-time student and take 12-18 credits each semester. You must also maintain a good academic standing. Please refer to Financial Aid Office for more information.

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How can I apply for graduation?

Students can apply for graduation through the Graduation and Conferral of Degrees webpage. Fill out the Application for Graduation and Diploma form and submit it online.

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Can I walk in May Commencement ceremony if I haven't completed all my credits?

You must have 12 or fewer credits left by the end of the Spring semester and complete those credits by the end of the Summer in order to walk in May Commencement ceremony. If you have credits left to complete in the Fall semester, you are not eligible to walk in May commencement ceremony.

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I'm planning on transferring to a different college/university. What do I need to do?

If you are planning on transferring to a different school:

  1. Drop or withdraw from any Pace courses you may be enrolled in for the semester in which you plan to leave Pace
  2. Fill out the Leave of Absence form.
  3. Visit our office to get your Leave of Absence form signed by an advisor (or scan and email it to your Academic Advisor. Once it is signed, submit it to the Office of the Registrar through the Help Desk.
  4. Request your official transcripts electronically. Keep in mind that any outstanding holds need to be cleared before requesting your official transcripts.

Make sure to notify the International Office, if needed, and Financial Aid that you are transferring to another school.

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What is a University core curriculum? And do I have to take it?

University core curriculum is a part of degree requirements for all Lubin students. While it may vary a little depending on majors, it's a required curriculum to obtain an undergraduate degree at Pace. Largely, it contains foundation requirements (English, Math, Lab Science, Computing, Second Language, and Public Speaking), Areas of Knowledge (2-5), Learning Experiences (Learning Community, Civic Engagement, and Writing Enhanced), and Lubin Foundation (Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Elementary Statistics, etc.). More detailed information can be found in the academic catalog.

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I've done a lot of volunteer work. Could this fulfill the Civic Engagement (Area of Knowledge 1) requirement?

All Pace students (except for our veteran students) must take at least one Civic Engagement (Area of Knowledge 1) course regardless of prior volunteer work - and the course must be taken at Pace (i.e. it cannot be transferred in from another institution).

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Am I required to take foundation second language courses? What if I took foreign language classes in my high school?

All students are required to complete the second language requirement, which your Academic Advisor can explain in more detail. Exemptions to the second language requirements are given to students who qualify for an exemption through Student Accessibility Services or international students who took their high school classes in a different language. International students would have to make up the credits either by taking liberal arts courses or taking any language courses. Students who are transferring into Pace with 25 credits or more can take a culture course (only ones offered by one of the Modern Language Departments), taught in English instead of a second language course.

In the event that you have taken a foreign language class in high school, you must take a language placement exam so that you can be placed into the appropriate level course. To take the exam, please visit the Language Placement Exam page for details.

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My overall GPA fell below a 2.0. What happens now?

Every undergraduate student enrolled in the Lubin School of Business is required to maintain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of "C" (2.00) as well a minimum GPA of "C" in their major in order to be in good academic standing. Students who fail to maintain these standards are placed on academic probation for the following semester. During this semester, students will work closely with an academic advisor to maximize their chance of doing well and improving their GPA.

Students are required to maintain a minimum of 2.00 GPA for both their major and overall GPA in order to graduate. CPA majors need a 2.5 GPA in both major and overall.

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I'm interested in Pace's graduate programs, who should I contact?

We have many excellent graduate programs offered at Pace. If you have any questions about Lubin's graduate programs, please see contacts below:

Graduate Admission, New York City
Phone: (212) 346-1531
Email: graduateadmission@pace.edu,

Graduate Admission, Westchester
Phone: (914) 422-4283
Email: graduateadmission@pace.edu,

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Can I take courses outside of Pace while concurrently taking courses at Pace?

No, you will not receive course credit for classes taken at outside institutions during semesters in which you are also taking courses at Pace.

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