Academic Records and Transcripts


Academic enrollment records are maintained by the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (CUNY SLU). Students can review their records at any time by logging into their CUNYfirst account.

Request for official School of Labor and Urban Studies transcripts are fulfilled online through Credentials Solutions. Current and Alumni students can request official transcripts directly through SLU Transcripts.

An unofficial, or student copy, of your transcript can be accessed on CUNYfirst. Be sure to enable pop-up windows in your browser settings. Click here to view the Quick Reference Guide.

If you have a hold that prevents the release of your transcript, we cannot process your request until the hold is cleared. Please check your Student Center to verify whether you have any holds preventing the release of your transcript. For more information on CUNY transcript policies, click here.

Withholding Student Records

Students who are delinquent and/or in default in any of their financial accounts with the college, the university or an appropriate state or federal agency for which the university acts as either a disbursing or certifying agent, and students who have not completed exit interviews as required by the federal Perkins Loan Program, the federal Family Education Loan Programs, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, are not permitted to complete registration, or issue a copy of their grades, a transcript of academic record, certificate, or degree, nor are they to receive funds under the federal campus-based student assistance programs or the federal Pell Grant Program unless the designated office, in exceptional hardship cases and consistent with federal and state regulations, waives in writing the application of this regulation.

Credit Hours

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies – Credit Hour Policy and Compliance

The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies degree and certificate programs are approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies credit hour calculations for degree and certificate programs follow NYSED guidelines, which are based on the U.S. Department of

Education’s definition of credit hour.

  • The faculty of the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies is responsible for all aspects of the curriculum and degree program requirements. Each school has a faculty curriculum committee that reviews proposed new and revised courses and degree programs, including the credit hours associated with each.

NYSED–Credit Hour Definition

All courses and degree programs at the School must comply with Section 50.1 (o) of the New York State Commissioner of Education Regulations:

  • Semester hour means a credit, point, or other unit granted for the satisfactory completion of a course which requires at least 15 hours (of 50 minutes each) of instruction and at least 30 hours of supplementary assignments, except as otherwise provided pursuant to section 52.2(c)(4) of this Subchapter. This basic measure shall be adjusted proportionately to translate the value of other academic calendars and formats of study in relation to the credit granted for study during the two semesters that comprise an academic year.

Source: NYSED Commissioner’s Regulations Concerning Program Registration: 50.1 Definitions https://govt.westlaw.com/nycrr/Document/Ieca5c8abc22111dd97adcd755bda2840?viewType=Fu llText&originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=%28 sc.Default%29

United States Department of Education–Credit Hour Definition

The U.S. Department of Education defines a credit hour as An amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than:

  • 1. one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit, or ten to twelve weeks for a one-quarter hour of credit, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or,

  • 2. at least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution, including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education expects all candidates and accredited institutions to demonstrate that they use acceptable and consistent methods for assigning credit hours to all courses and programs of study. The credit hour is defined by the U.S. Department of Education as a basic institutional measure of the level of instruction and academic rigor that establishes eligibility for federal funding.

Source: MSCHE Credit Hour Policy Effective August 23, 2012 Rev. October 30, 2012

1 credit = 15 hours per semester 3 credits = 45 hours per semester 4 credits = 60 hours per semester

Credit hours = 750 minutes per semester 50 minutes x 15 weeks. Credit hour policy

Readmission

Who should apply? Undergraduate and Graduate Students that previously were granted admission and attended CUNY SLU, have not graduated and have not been enrolled for one or more consecutive semesters.

Please complete the online readmission application if seeking to return to CUNY SLU as a degree-seeking

Master’s candidate. A student can only be readmitted to the same Master’s program in which they were formerly accepted. (Those who have never applied nor been admitted to a CUNY SLU Master’s program should submit a new application for graduate admission.)

Readmission requirements and instructions:

First, verify that you are in good financial standing: Please contact the Bursar’s office to ensure that you do not have an outstanding balance at bursar@slu.cuny.edu, 646-313-8420.

If you have attended any other institution after you left the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, send an official transcript from each school attended to:

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Attn: Office of Registrar 25 West 43rd Street, 19th Floor New York, NY 10036

Students who have already earned a certificate or degree from CUNY SLU and are now interested in pursuing a new degree program should submit an admissions application for the new program in which they are interested.

Certificate students (undergraduate or graduate level) who previously attended CUNY SLU and are now seeking to return to finish their program should contact their respective academic department for information on returning to CUNY SLU.

Withdrawal Policy

Students who wish to withdraw from a course can do so in CUNYfirst. A grade of W will post on the students record. Effective Fall 2020 the last date to withdraw is the last day of classes.