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Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) was founded by Scotland’s Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good.  We aim to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of academics. GCNYC’s For the Common Good commitment is brought to life and delivered by students, staff, and faculty.

Instructional Facilities

Glasgow Caledonian New York College
64 Wooster Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10012

Located in Manhattan’s historical SoHo neighborhood, GCNYC’s Wooster Street campus is a newly designed and renovated 8,500 square feet space spread over two floors. The facility includes offices and classrooms and the layout is designed to be flexible and adaptable to accommodate a range of teaching strategies.

This includes:

Educational Programs

GCNYC has four post-graduate programs registered with the New York State Education Department:

Program registrations can be viewed at the New York Inventory of Registered Programs.

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801. (267-284-5000). GCNYC’s accreditation status was approved by the Commission at its meeting of March 10, 2022.
 
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
 
GCNYC has been awarded a provisional charter by the New York State Board of Regents to offer the following degrees:

The New York State Board of Regents are responsible for the general supervision of all educational activities within the State, presiding over The University of the State of New York (USNY) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The NYSED Office of Higher Education (OHE) is the division that oversees colleges, universities, and proprietary schools within the state. Students who have exhausted the College’s complaint or grievances processes and who wish to file a complaint with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) can find further information about the complaint process here.

 GCNYC is authorized by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service to enroll international students in academic programs.

Costs

Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2022/23 Academic Year

All students taking a course at GCNYC will be required to pay tuition and other fees in respect of each course undertaken. Scholarships are available which may be applied to a student’s fee as detailed in the College Financial Assistance section of the GCNYC Catalog which is available on the GCNYC website.

Tuition and fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

The tuition rate for the 2022-23 academic year is $1,052 per credit (amounting to $37,904 for the entire 36-credit program). The following breakdown of the cost of attendance for the academic year is based on part-time enrollment of 6 credits per trimester, and full-time enrollment of 9 credits per trimester.

Full-Time Part-Time
TUITION* $28,404 $18,936
Matriculation Fee* $450 $450
ROOM AND BOARD (estimated) $23,000 $23,000
BOOKS AND SUPPLIES (estimated) $1,500 $1,500
TRANSPORTATION (estimated) $2,000 $2,000
PERSONAL EXPENSES (estimated) $2,500 $2,500
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE $57,854 $48,386

* Tuition and fees are subject to change on an annual basis. All other costs are estimated and based on GCNYC’s 10-month academic calendar.

**Tuition is for 36 trimester credit hours at 12 credit hours per trimester

While book costs may vary, it is assumed that they will be less than $100/course. GCNYC keeps copies of all books required and on course reading lists.

Refund Policy

Tuition refunds are determined and made on a course-by-course basis. They are based on a percentage of fees due up until the census date (28th day of term). In order to qualify for a refund, the student must provide official notice of withdrawal from the College or dropping of a course to their Academic Advisor and receive approval from the Vice President & Provost during regular College business hours.

Refunds are based on the following schedule:

I.   By 5pm on the Friday prior to the first class meeting         100%
II.  By 5pm on the Friday of the first week of classes                 75%
III. By 5pm on the Friday of the second week of classes           50%
IV. By 5pm on the Friday of the third week of classes               25%
V.  Thereafter                                                                                      0%

Unauthorized absence in any course will not relieve the student of the financial obligation and no refund will be due. Students who suspend their studies or are suspended by the College remain liable to pay any fees due up to the point of suspension.

In all instances (including exceptional circumstances) where a student is due to be refunded these must first be reviewed and authorized by the Vice President & Provost of the College.

Student Right to Know

GCNYC is a graduate-only institution and has no undergraduate graduation data to disclose. Below, find alumni career outcomes.

Alumni Outcomes

Financial Aid Information

GCNYC has been granted permission to participate in Title IV, allowing students to apply for Federal Financial Aid. There are also merit-based scholarships available. Questions about financial aid and scholarships should be directed to the Financial Aid Coordinator at financialaid@gcnyc.com 

Rights and Responsibilities of Students Receiving Financial Aid

AS A STUDENT, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW:
AS A STUDENT, YOU HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO:

Disbursement of Financial Aid Funds

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal Title IV regulations governing the administration of the federal student financial assistance require schools to establish a reasonable satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy for determining whether an otherwise eligible student is making satisfactory progress in his or her educational program, and may receive assistance under the Title IV, HEA programs.

The satisfactory academic progress policy has three component parts, qualitative (GPA), quantitative (% of completion), and maximum timeframe.

Qualitative: The Cumulative GPA requirement for graduate programs at GCNYC is 3.0.

Quantitative: Students must complete at least 50% of all courses attempted every trimester of enrollment.

Maximum Timeframe: A student cannot receive Title IV, HEA funds at GCNYC if current enrollment may exceed or the student has already exceeded the maximum timeframe of the length of the program of study as defined by the College. The College defines maximum timeframe as 150% of the program, or 54 trimester credit hours. A student exceeding the maximum timeframe has the right to appeal the denial of the federal student aid.

An SAP evaluation for federal Title IV, HEA program purposes will be completed at the end of every spring trimester. Students not meeting the published SAP policy may no longer be eligible to receive the federal student financial assistance unless the student completes the appeals process, and the appeal is approved.

Financial Aid Probation: A student who did not meet the published SAP policy requirements at the end of spring trimester, must file an appeal, and have the appeal approved to continue receiving federal student financial aid assistance. The student is placed on Financial Aid Probation upon approval of his or her appeal. The probation period is for term only. A student may be placed on an Academic Plan as part of the appeal process. Such academic plan must ensure that the student meets the SAP policy in a short amount of time.

Financial Aid Suspension: A student who was placed on Financial Aid Probation as a result of the appeal process, and who did not meet the terms of the approval, and also did not meet the published SAP policy will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension. The student will no longer be eligible to receive the federal student financial assistance at the College. To regain eligibility and reinstatement, the student must pay for own College costs, meet the published SAP requirements, then re-appeal for reinstatement. Maximum Timeframe: A student who has exceeded the maximum timeframe or will exceed the maximum timeframe with current enrollment will no longer be eligible to receive the federal student financial aid assistance. The student must appeal and state the reason why he or she failed to complete the program by the allowable maximum timeframe period. The appeal must be approved for the student to continue receiving federal student financial assistance.

Student Complaints Handling

The Complaints Handling Procedure reflects Glasgow Caledonian New York College’s commitment to valuing its people and their concerns. This process is intended for the handling of formal complaints which will be recorded by the College. Students, recent students, applicants and members of the public should feel free to raise matters of concern without risk of disadvantage. Our aim is to resolve issues of dissatisfaction as close to the initial point of contact as possible and to conduct thorough and fair investigations of complaints so that, where appropriate, we can make evidence-based decisions on the facts of each individual case.

Definition of a Complaint

A complaint may be defined as ‘an expression of dissatisfaction by one or more individuals about the standard of service, action or lack of action by or on behalf of the Institution.’ A complaint may relate to:

Complaints Handling Policy

The Complaints Handling Procedure (CHP) reflects Glasgow Caledonian New York College’s (GCNYC or ‘the College’) commitment to valuing complaints.  Students, recent students, applicants and members of the public should feel free to raise matters of concern without risk of disadvantage.  Our aim is to resolve issues of dissatisfaction as close to the initial point of contact as possible and to conduct thorough and fair investigations of complaints so that, where appropriate, we can make evidence-based decisions on the facts of each individual case.  The Policy can be viewed in the GCNYC Catalog (Section 16, page 71.) The full procedure can be found here.

For more information on filing a formal complaint, please contact complaints@gcnyc.com.

A student can also file a complaint with the College’s accreditation body, The Middle States Commission on Higher Education or the New York State Education Department

Dignity at Work and Study Policy

Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) is committed to supporting, developing and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive culture, free from discrimination and based on the values of dignity, courtesy and respect. Click here to download the full Dignity at Work and Study Policy.

Equal Opportunity

Glasgow Caledonian New York College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, arrest record, veteran or marital status in its education programs or activities, including employment and admissions.

Campus Safety Policies

GCNYC’s full Campus Safety policy is available in the GCNYC Catalog , to download.

The GCNYC campus is in NYPD’s 1st precinct, to see the crime data for the entire precinct click here.

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is of utmost importance. To view our various campus safety policies please see the College Catalog:

-Section 7.2, page 29 Student Bill of Rights

-Section 8, page 34 Code of Student Conduct

-Section 17, page 74 Campus Safety

-Section 18, page 110 Emergency Action Plan

At GCNYC, campus safety is specifically the responsibility of the Vice President & Provost and the Director of Operations, Title IX Coordinator—to whom any questions or concerns should be directed. They are responsible for the campus’ annual security report, as well as all initiatives to maintain the safety and security of our campus.

In compliance with relevant regulation (including the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act, Title IX, and New York State Educational Law article 129-A and B), the Vice President & Provost of GCNYC, or the Title IX Coordinator, will be responsible for identifying those College officials who qualify as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). All College security are trained as CSA’s.

If you require a Student, Faculty or Staff ID please contact Jessica.changrussell@gcu.ac.uk to set up an appointment in advance.

For more information or to report an incident related to Title IX, Clery or any other crime, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator@gcu.ac.uk.

2022 GCNYC Annual Security Report

The safety of our students, staff, faculty and visitors is a top priority for GCNYC. In compliance with the U.S. federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, GCNYC’s Annual Security Report provides crime statistics for the past three years and information regarding campus security and personal safety topics such as crime prevention, reporting policies, awareness programs, services for victims, disciplinary procedures and other information related to the safety and security of the GCNYC community.

Current students, staff, faculty and applicants for enrollment or employment have the right to request a hard copy of this information by sending a written request to GCNYC Office of the Title IX Coordinator, 64 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012, emailing titleixcoordinator@gcu.ac.uk or calling 646-768-5300.

Click here to access GCNYC’s 2022 Annual Security Report.

Click here to access the PDF of GCNYC’s 2021 Annual Security Report.

Campus Safety and Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Programming

Click here for GCNYC’s Informational Webinar on Campus Safety and Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention

Click here for the pdf version of the webinar presentation.

​​Click here for GCNYC’s most recent Campus Climate Survey results​

Drug and Alcohol Policies

Drug and Alcohol issues are dealt with under the province of the Campus Safety Policy, the Student Code of Conduct, and through Student Services. Details on each of these can be found in the GCNYC Catalog.

The College’s Alcohol and Drug Policy can be found in the College Catalog in section 17.27 and our Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information in section 17.28.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

The College discloses information on standards of conduct and disciplinary sanctions for violations, legal sanctions regarding unlawful use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages and illicit drugs, health risks of drug and alcohol use and abuse and where to get assistance.

Health Insurance

All students are required to have up-to-date health insurance for the time of their enrollment at GCNYC.

Health Services

First Aid kits are on campus and available to all students. Select staff members have been trained in professional first-aid and can give appropriate referrals to those in need of urgent care.

Urgent care services are not provided on campus. Students can visit the closest City MD to campus, which is located at 331 6th Avenue, New York City, NY 10014.

International Students seeking support for health services should contact the Director of Academic Engagement.

Immunization Policy Statement

In accordance with New York State law (Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167), all students registering for more than 6 credits at GCNYC (and born after January 1, 1957) must provide a certificate from a health practitioner or other acceptable evidence of such student’s immunization against measles, mumps, and Rubella. Students who request an exemption to this rule on medical or religious grounds, must provide appropriate documentation as specified by the New York Department of Health.

GCNYC is also required to maintain a record for each student of either a certificate of immunization for meningococcal meningitis within the past 10 years; OR an acknowledgement of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis immunization signed by the student (or their parent or guardian if under 18).

Students can contact admissions@gcnyc.com to access the form. Students must provide this documentation on or before the first day of class.

Data and Privacy Policy

GCNYC processes personal information under the auspices of the US Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Under this legislation, students have the right to:

Copyright Infringement

All copyright and intellectual property infringements, including contravention of the United States Fair Use Doctrine (Section 107 of the Copyright Act), is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct as published in the GCNYC Catalog.

Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA)

The Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) imposes various requirements on higher education with respect to illegal sharing of copyrighted material by network users. Among these requirements, the College is to provide information to its community regarding legal and policy implications of illegal file sharing, as well as provide legal alternatives for acquiring copyrighted material.

General Statement:

The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material by any electronic method, including peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject you to disciplinary action as well as civil and criminal liabilities.

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office.

Computer Use and File Sharing P2P and Copyright Infringement

GCNYC considers the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing of copyrighted material, including music and videos, to be an inappropriate use of the College IT network. All students must comply with all federal, New York, and other applicable law; all applicable College policies; and all applicable contracts and licenses.” This includes copyright laws, including the DMCA. The DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) makes it illegal to download and/or share unauthorized copyrighted materials, which are usually accessed through file sharing software, commonly known as peer-to-peer (P2P) networking software. The illegal (unauthorized) sharing of copyrighted material exposes the perpetrator to civil, criminal, and GCNYC penalties.

These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Constitution Day

In accordance with federal regulations, GCNYC will celebrate the United States Constitution on every September 17 of each year by providing an educational program on the Constitution of the United States of America. If September 17 falls on a weekend or a religious holiday, the celebration may be celebrated the preceding week or the following week.

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