Consumer Information / Student Right To Know

CONSUMER INFORMATION
AND STUDENT RIGHT TO KNOW

Consumer Information for all current and prospective Five Towns College students is included below. This is in compliance with regulatory, state and federal statutes and requirements of accrediting agencies, including Middle States Commission on Higher Education, NCATE and others pending.

COST OF ATTENDANCE:

ACCREDITATION:

  • The College holds an Absolute Charter issued by the NYS Board of Regents and its programs of study are registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
  • The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), and its teacher education division is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Go to http://www.ftc.edu/about-five-towns-college/accreditation/ for more information about this.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR:

GRADUATION AND COMPLETION RATES:

TRANSFER OF CREDIT POLICIES AND ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS:

  • Information about College Transfer Credit policies can be found here: http://www.ftc.edu/transfer-students/
  • The College has several Articulation Agreements with other institutions of higher education. They include agreements with: Bayside High School, Dutchess County BOCES, Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Institute of Audio Research, Locust Valley High School, Long Island High School for the Arts, Mercer County Community College, Nassau BOCES, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Rockland BOCES, Sewanhaka High School, Ulster BOCES, Westchester Community College, Western Suffolk BOCES. More information can be had by contacting the Registrar’s Office.
  • Click here to see some of the articulation agreements.

ASSIGNMENT OF CREDIT HOUR:

The College adheres to the NYSED Regulations of the Commissioner which state:

  • Semester hour means a credit, point, or other unit granted for the satisfactory completion of a course which requires at least 15 hours (of 50 minutes each) of instruction and at least 30 hours of supplementary assignments, except as otherwise provided pursuant to section 52.2(c)(4) of this Subchapter. This basic measure shall be adjusted proportionately to translate the value of other academic calendars and formats of study in relation to the credit granted for study during the two semesters that comprise an academic year.

This can be found on the OCUE website:  http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/aipr/Part50.htm

The College follows the Carnegie hour system described as:

“Postsecondary Credit Systems

Semester Calendar Credit Hours.  Most U.S. higher education institutions operate on an academic year divided into two equal semesters of 15-16 weeks’ duration, with a winter break of 2-3 weeks and a summer session of 10-12 weeks, plus additional shorter breaks.  The actual amount of academic work that goes into a single semester credit hour is often calculated as follows:

One lecture (taught) or seminar (discussion) credit hour represents 1 hour per week of scheduled class/seminar time and 2 hours of student preparation time.  Most lecture and seminar courses are awarded 3 credit hours.  Over an entire semester, this formula represents at least 45 hours of class time and 90 hours of student preparation.”

http://www.ed.gov/international/usnei/edlite-index.html

For more information about the Carnegie hour unit, please visit:
https://www.carnegiefoundation.org/faqs/

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES:

STUDENT LIFE & FACILITIES:

  • Student Rights and Responsibilities related to Title IX, gender-based misconduct or NYS Education law, Article 129-B and the institutional Code of Conduct can be found here:  http://www.ftc.edu/institutional-policies/