Policies for Accelerated Students


Expectations and Requirements

  • Accelerated students must meet all requirements of the Albert Dorman Honors College .  In brief, these encompass:
    • taking the required number of Honors courses each semester and overall
      • A total of 11 Honors courses are required for Honors graduation
      • In order to fit in 11 courses in 6 semesters, you must be taking two Honors courses each semester except for one.
      • It is your responsibility, not your advisor’s, to be aware of these requirements and to take the proper Honors courses.
    • maintaining the required GPA
    • attendance at 2 Colloquia each semester
    • participation in community or campus service on a regular basis
    • maintaining an NJIT email address
    • completing the annual renewal survey
       
  • Professional schools have requirements in addition to, or in some cases higher than, those of the Albert Dorman Honors College.  Each student will be given an Academic Requirements Statement outlining the requirements of their particular professional school, and the student  is responsible for knowing and complying with them. 
     
  • Accelerated students may not receive a grade below B in any course required for professional school admission.
     
  • If a student is dismissed from the Honors College, he/she is also dismissed from the accelerated program.  This is a requirement of the agreements between the Albert Dorman Honors College and the professional schools.  While reinstatement into the Honors College can be made by the Albert Dorman Honors College administration, reinstatement into the accelerated program is entirely at the discretion of the professional school.  A student who has been reinstated to the Albert Dorman Honors College after a dismissal must petition the professional school for reinstatement into the accelerated program.  Such reinstatement is not routinely granted.
     
  • Accelerated students will follow the accelerated curriculum of their chosen major.  Any deviation must be approved both by the Albert Dorman Honors College and by the professional school.  A student who wishes to change his/her major must consult with the Albert Dorman Honors College, to ensure that the program can still be completed in the allotted three years.
     
  • After grades are submitted each semester, a member of the Albert Dorman Honors College staff will review each student’s grades for compliance with Albert Dorman Honors College standards.  Accelerated students are granted the same one-semester grace period as other Honors students to bring their GPA into compliance. Grades are sent at the end of each semester to the professional school.
     

Honors College Graduation Requirements for Accelerated Students

  • An accelerated student who has completed all of the above requirements by the end of their third year at NJIT is eligible to be certified for Honors graduation. The NJIT degree, with the Honors notation if certified, is awarded after completion of the first year of professional school.
  • To be certified for Honors graduation, an accelerated student must follow the same procedure as all other honors seniors outlined here.
  • An accelerated student meeting their Honors requirements who wishes to walk in the May ceremony at the end of their third year must indicate their desire to do during their meeting with Dr, Boodhoo.
  • General Honors College graduation procedures are found HERE.


Completing the Three-Year Program and Moving on to the Professional School

  • After successfully completing the three-year accelerated program at NJIT, the student will move on to the professional school to which he/she has been accepted.  The NJIT bachelor’s degree will be granted upon successful completion of the first year of professional
     
  • Some professional schools require an application to be filed and/or a test taken (e.g. MCAT, DAT).
     
  • No NJIT scholarships are applicable to any of the student’s time at the professional school.
     
  • Near the end of the student’s third year at NJIT, the Albert Dorman Honors College will ask each accelerated student’s major department to certify that the student has met the requirements of the major.  No student may proceed to the professional school without this certification.
     
  • Near the end of the student’s second year at NJIT, the Albert Dorman Honors College will contact the student by email to obtain confirmation that the student intends to continue on to the professional school in the following year.
     
  • Each professional school has its own requirements about matters such as filing an application, taking an admissions test, having an interview, etc.  Such requirements are detailed in the Academic Requirements Statement given to each new accelerated student.
     
  • A student who chooses not to continue on to the professional school may stay at NJIT to complete the bachelor’s degree.  Any scholarships in force will continue for one additional year, as will the student’s membership in the Albert Dorman Honors College, provided that the requirements for both continue to be met.  Students who choose this option must notify the Albert Dorman Honors College before the end of their second year, and are free to apply to any professional school upon completion of their undergraduate degree.
     
  • If a student wishes to remain at NJIT to complete the bachelor’s degree or take additional courses before going on to the professional school to which they were originally admitted, the student must petition the professional school for permission.


Student’s Responsibilities During the First Year at Professional School

  • The student must inform the NJIT Registrar of any changes of address.
     
  • The student must maintain NJIT registration for the Fall and Spring semesters.  To maintain registration, students must register for "Maintaining Registration" on the registration Web site.  There is a small fee.
     
  • During the student’s first year at professional school, the Registrar’s Office will mail to the student, at the address on record, notification that he/she must apply for graduation upon completion of the first year of professional school, and of the deadline for doing so.  Any failure to receive such notice due to a failure to supply an up-to-date address is the student’s responsibility.
     
  • The student must apply for NJIT graduation through the registrar’s office by the Registrar’s deadline.  If the deadline is not met, the student must wait until the next graduation.
     
  • The student must also complete the Albert Dorman Honors College Senior Certification Form, if not already completed at the end of the third year, in order to be certified as an Honors graduate.