2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog > Academic Regulations > Undergraduate Catalog Policy
(As applicable for Academic Programs/Majors/Minors)
An undergraduate student is subject to the academic requirements and regulations contained in the catalog for their program in effect during the semester in which the student is first registered as a matriculated student. The only exceptions to this policy are stated below:
Please note: Occasionally the university will adopt or revise a regulation (other than an academic program requirement) that cannot equitably or administratively be implemented by catalog year. In those cases all students shall be advised of the change at least one full semester in advance and through several venues before the change goes into effect.
A student may change curriculum or field of study of specialization only with the approval of the chair of the department the student wishes to enter. Change notifications are also sent to the chair of the student’s prior program. The student’s grade point average and the reasons for change will be assessed by the chair of the department into which the student is transferring.
Changes in program should be requested only after careful counseling and planning. All such changes can be made by going into the MyESU Portal and clicking on the eWarrior tab. Students will see information to change their undergraduate program of study/curriculum. Changes to major/minors/ concentrations mean that the student is to follow the catalog requirements for that program based on the year of change. It is recommended that students request a program change before applying for graduation if applicable.
Specific professional programs, such as nursing and medical technology, are limited in the number of students who can be accommodated. Students planning to enter these fields should contact the appropriate department.
New freshman and transfer students with less than 60 earned credits may apply and be admitted to East Stroudsburg University without selecting an academic major. Transfer students with 60 or more earned credits must select an academic major for admission to East Stroudsburg University. All students must declare an academic major upon or before the successful completion of 60 credits.
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