Do I need to take a math course to graduate?

That will depend on your math placement group, your QL score, and what major you choose. All students in the ICC will take a quantitative literacy course. This is a course that requires you to know how to apply numbers and it may or may not be a math course. For example Microeconomics and Macroeconomics are both Quantitative Literacy courses, but they do not have a course prefix of MATH.

Your faculty advisor or a professional academic advisor can help you understand your math placement test scores and how they relate to your major requirements and the ICC.

How many courses should I take in a semester?

The number of courses you will take each semester may vary. For example, music students take a large number of courses, but many of them are only worth .5 or 1 credit. It is better to focus on the number of credits you take each semester and there are many factors that determine this.

Most students take 12-18 credits. To maintain full-time status you must enroll in 12 credits. To be eligible for the Dean’s List you must take 15 credits. The maximum number of credits covered by tuition is 18 credits. There are many factors that determine the number of credits you will take each semester.

You are encouraged to review your schedule each semester with your faculty advisor or a professional academic advisor in the Academic Advising Center so that you can make sure you are on track to graduate according to your preferred time.

How do I know if I have taken the correct courses to complete my degree?

The Office of the Registrar provides a tool in HomerConnect called a Degree Evaluation. This allows you to see which courses are needed to complete graduation requirements for your degree and for Ithaca College overall. A Degree Evaluation Tutorial is available on the right sidebar of the Registrar's Student page: