General Institutional Information
It is the goal of Nyack College to not misrepresent itself to a student, prospective student, the family of an enrolled or prospective student, or the Department of Education. Misrepresentation, as defined by the Department of Education, is any false, erroneous, or misleading statement made to any of the parties mentioned above.
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) prohibits the release of certain information without the express consent of the student. Because this prohibition also restricts access to parents, every student entering Nyack College must complete a FERPA release form for the purpose of defining what information Nyack College may release to parents/guardians/spouses/other of our enrolled students.
- Statement of Independence from Parents
- Notification of Rights under FERPA
- This information provides further definition related to FERPA policy and procedure at Nyack College. .
- Directory information is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released. Its primary purpose is to allow Nyack to include this type of information in certain school publications, such as a playbill, yearbook, graduation program, sports activity sheets, etc.
- Non-Disclosure form (Available in the Registrar’s office)
- Directory Information
Consumer Information on College Navigator Website
- Nyack College profile on College Navigator (a product of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics)
Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
Student Body Diversity
- BestColleges.com ranks Nyack College in Top 15 Most Diverse Colleges
- Institutional Diversity
- Student Body Demographics: Race/Ethnicity and Gender
- Fact Book
Price of Attendance
Withdrawal and Refund Policies
- Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees
- Graduate Programs
- Academic Facilities
- Faculty Data
- Distance Education (eCollege) Policies
Credit Hour Policies
Transfer of Credit Policies
- Nyack Catalog policy
Transfer of Credit Policies: Although a certain degree of uniformity exists among colleges and universities, it is also important to recognize that each institution is a unique entity in the academic world. For this reason it is not possible to guarantee absolute equivalency of credit in the transfer process. Course work will be evaluated on the basis of a number of factors, including, but not limited to, accreditation, equivalency of content and/or learning outcomes, and overall fit within the ethos of the program. Nyack College will seek to provide the most equitable transfer of credit possible within the framework of the following policies:
1. Transfer credits will be accepted only on the basis of official transcripts. To assist in the evaluation of transcripts from schools without regional accreditation, the prospective student should also submit a catalog and syllabi from the previous institution(s).
2. Though many schools have regional accreditation, work from non-accredited schools will be
evaluated in a manner appropriate to the particular institution.
3. Credits are transferred to meet the degree requirements of a specific major. The choice of major or degree program may substantially affect the number of transferable and applicable credits.
4. In order to be transferred, a course must carry a grade of at least C- (College Writing II equivalent courses and Education methods courses must have a grade of C or above to be transferable) for the undergraduate program. Transfer credits for the seminary must carry a grade of C or better and for the graduate programs must carry a grade of B or better.
5. Only credits, not grades or grade points, are transferred.
6. Quarter credits are evaluated as 2/3 (two-thirds) of a semester credit. No fractional credit is
7. Students graduating with an associate’s degree from an accredited institution may be admitted as candidates for the bachelor’s degree at Nyack College. In some programs, a full transfer of credit may be possible provided that the earned associate’s degree required a minimum of a C average for completion. The student will still need to fulfill all Nyack College catalog requirements.
8. Transfer students who enroll in a bachelor’s degree program at Nyack College with more than 45 applicable transfer credits may not need to meet the full 17-hour Bible core curriculum requirement. They may either complete the 17-hour Bible core requirement, or take an average of one Bible core course per semester while enrolled at Nyack College. For the latter option, no fewer than four Bible core courses must be taken, and one must be BIB 301 or BIB 302. This exception is not valid for majors in Bible, Christian Education, Church Music, Missiology, Pastoral Ministry, Religion, Youth Ministry, or an Interdisciplinary Studies major involving any of these.
9. Only undergraduate credits earned at accredited institutions will be considered for MSEd prerequisites purposes.
10. Graduate-level credits must have been earned at accredited institutions to be considered for
transfer credit into graduate programs.
11. Transfer credits will be evaluated on a case by case basis for DMIN students.
Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure
Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions
- Annual Disclosure
- Copyright Infringement Policy
- Nyack College plagiarism policy
- Student handbook
- Nyack Catalog
- Copyright law of the United States of America and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code
- Circular 92
- Chapter 5
- Federal Laws and Penalties
“Is it legal to download works from peer-to-peer networks and if not, what is the penalty for doing so?
Uploading or downloading works protected by copyright without the authority of the copyright owner is an infringement of the copyright owner's exclusive rights of reproduction and/or distribution. Anyone found to have infringed a copyrighted work may be liable for statutory damages up to $30,000 for each work infringed and, if willful infringement is proven by the copyright owner, that amount may be increased up to $150,000 for each work infringed. In addition, an infringer of a work may also be liable for the attorney's fees incurred by the copyright owner to enforce his or her rights”
Computer Use and File Sharing