GPA minimum for School of Education questioned

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Screenshot of The Oswegonian article written by Justine Polonski

October 10, 2013

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Starting in the fall of 2015, the GPA requirements necessary to gain admissions to SUNY-system education programs will be raised to better prepare students for their future professions.

Barbara Garii is one of the associate deans of the School of Education at Oswego State. She voiced the change in admissions requirements from the point of view of the administration.

“Right now, while any entering first-year student may declare a teacher preparation major, all teacher candidates in the School of Education are required to maintain a 2.50 or better GPA to register for the courses in the major,” Garii said. “The new expectation is that entering first-year students will be required to have a high school GPA of 3.00 (B) or better to declare a teacher preparation major in the School of Education upon entry to SUNY Oswego.” Continue reading


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SUNY Oswego’s International Day | Justine Polonski

March 29, 2013

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Oswego State’s fifth annual International Day Celebration was Wednesday, March 27, 2015. The event featured a variety of activities, from tables manned by clubs and student organizations, to dancing, as well as international foods and raffles. Continue reading

Degree Works to replace CAPP


Screenshot of The Oswegonian article written by Justine Polonski

February 14, 2013

OSWEGO, N.Y. – At some point during the 2013 spring semester, Oswego State will be discontinuing its use of the CAPP Degree Audit program. CAPP is the program that the university currently employs to allow its students to view their progress toward earning their degrees.

The new, high-performance program that Oswego State will be switching over to is called Degree Works, and it is being implemented SUNY-wide. Oswego State is among the first of the SUNY schools to switch to the new program. The CUNY system has begun using Degree Works, as well as most of the universities in Georgia. Continue reading