|CCI Conduct Policy
|The College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) expects
students in the College to exhibit behavior that embodies
integrity. The programs in this College must have heightened
standards of conduct given that computing and informatics
professionals will be given access to sensitive data and/or be
taught how to access sensitive data.
Therefore, the College strictly adheres to the policies outlined
by the University as it relates to Academic Integrity. Violations
of the Academic Integrity policy include, but are not limited
to: 1. Plagiarism, 2. Fabrication, 3. Cheating, and 4.
Academic Misconduct, all outlined in Drexel University's Code of Conduct handbook. When a student or
organization does not act responsibly and violates the University
policies, rules, regulations, or standards of conduct, formal
disciplinary action may result.
The College requires that students act with integrity
outside of the classroom as well. Any conduct
violations related to integrity that happen outside of the
classroom and/or off campus will also be treated very seriously.
Conduct violations include, but are not limited to: identity theft,
a purposeful breach of any website or data system ("hacking"),
tampering with confidential/sensitive data, and/or the unauthorized
sharing of confidential/sensitive data.
Consequently, if a student in CCI exhibits behavior that lacks
integrity, albeit inside or outside of the classroom, the College
may not readmit the student, regardless of the decision of the
Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
Both Drexel University and the College also expect that every
student abide by the laws of the United States and the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania. Drexel subscribes to the view that, where
practical, it shall deal with matters of student misconduct
internally. However, where student misconduct implicates federal,
state, or local laws, the appropriate law enforcement officials may
Graduate students who have been dismissed from the University
for poor scholarship have the right to appeal the decision.
Students may appeal by e-mailing the Assistant Dean of Student
Services. The appeal must include:
- Why they student feels he or she was dropped from the
program. In other words, what were the contributing factors,
- What the student's plan is to do achieve academic progress
going forward, assuming their appeal is granted.
The appeal request will be reviewed by the Assistant Dean and
the Associate Dean of the student's academic program. The
appeal decision will be communicated to the student within 72 hours
of their request.
Any subsequent academic dismissal action for which the student
has not met the agreed upon academic progress goals will result in
final dismissal from the College.
The determinations to approve or deny reinstatement to CCI are
The University's Academic Standing policy for graduate students
can be found on the
Graduate Studies website at
Drexel's Office of the Provost.
|A Graduate Advisor is designated for every student admitted to
CCI. Graduate Advisors assist students in areas like registration,
course selection, and college policy. Click here to learn more about our Graduate
Advising team and resources.
|Cancellation of Courses
|CCI is forced to begin cancelling low enrolled classes during
the 4th week of registration. Therefore, it is imperative that
students register for the classes they are interested in taking as
soon as possible. If a class you are registered for is cancelled,
you will be notified via your DrexelOne e-mail account. The policy
regarding under-enrolled courses can be found on the Provost website.
|Change of Name, Address, Phone Number
|Students should keep the University informed of any name,
address or phone number change. Permanent address changes must be
made through Drexel Central by calling 215-895-2300. Students
should also notify our department of any change by emailing their
Graduate Program Administrator.
|Change of Status (Online vs. On campus)
Once a student is admitted, their status cannot be changed from
online to oncampus or vice versa, although all student's are
permitted to register for both online and oncampus classes in any
Please contact your Graduate Advisor if you have any
|Computer Skills and Software Requirements
|All students must meet all computer skills requirements which
can be found here.
|The Computing Resource Center of CCI, on the first floor of the
Rush Building (to the right as you enter the building from the
garden), provides technical support services to CCI students,
faculty, and administration.
|Drexel University considers nine or more credits a full-time
load. Most CCI full-time students carry nine credits per quarter.
Full-time students generally finish the degree in a year and three
months. Students need permission from their Graduate Advisor if
they want to take more than 12 credits per quarter, but we strongly
advise against this. Part-time students take three or six credits
per quarter and generally finish in two to three years. The College
assumes that, on the average, for each hour in class, a minimum of
three hours will be spent in preparation. A new online student or
one who has been away from formal education for some time may need
more preparation time.
|Students with prior experience, either through coursework or
through job experience, may be eligible to waive required courses.
To obtain a waiver, students should submit a detailed, written
request to the Associate Dean. Any credits waived will be added to
your elective credit requirements because course waivers do not
reduce the amount of credits needed for the degree. Waivers are
rare and apply to required courses only.
|Unlike Drexel University, CCI
does not count Credit/No Credit (Pass/Fail)
graduate classes towards graduation requirements - students
must receive a grade for a graduate class to count
toward total credits for graduation, elective credits and program
|Credit for Work Experience
|Students may receive non-billable credit for related
professional work experience obtained prior to the start of their
degree program. The non-billable credits will be awarded to the
student's program and be reflected on his/her transcript as part of
the Admissions process. To read details about this opportunity and
to apply, please review the Credit
for Work Experience form.
|DrexelOne is the University's student information interface. To
access DrexelOne, go to http://one.drexel.edu. To log in
to DrexelOne, use your "user name" (usually your initials followed
by two or three numbers) and the password your chose when setting
up your Drexel email account. After logging in to DrexelOne, click
on the "Student Services" tab and choose "Academic Services" to do
- Register for courses
- Pay tuition bills online
- Update personal information
- View current and upcoming course schedules
- View academic history
- View term grades
- View financial aid information
- View account balance
|After logging in to DrexelOne, click on the "Student Services"
tab and choose "Course Schedule" to do the following:
- View current course schedule
- View current instructors' email addresses
|Dropping/Withdrawing from Courses
|The University distinguishes between "withdrawing" from a
course and "dropping" a course, as follows:
|Graduate students may drop, or enroll in (if space is
available), a course through the end of the second week of the
term. Students can do this themselves via DrexelOne. There is no
financial penalty involved and nothing appears on the transcript.
No permission is required. A full tuition refund is given. If, for
any reason, you cannot continue taking a course, you must drop it
before the end of the second week of the term to avoid financial
|Graduate students may withdraw from a course until the end of
week six. They must either complete an Enroll/Withdraw Form or
e-mail their Graduate Advisor with a withdrawal request. If
students choose to use the form, they must deliver it to Room 306,
Rush before 5 p.m. on Friday of the sixth week of the term. Forms
brought to Room 306 after the deadline will not be processed.
Refunds and credit depend on the date of the transaction and the
University Refund Policy. To obtain a current refund/credit
schedule, please contact Drexel Central.
Students who withdraw from a course after the second week will
receive a "W" on their transcript.
|When a student enrolls in a course, it is considered a contract
and the student will be considered registered for that course and
charged in full unless notification of withdrawal (or drop) is
received as outlined above.
|All students MUST have an active Drexel University email
account and MUST regularly read messages received at their Drexel
email address. CCI has a College-wide "broadcast" mailing list that
CCI administration and faculty use as a means of communicating with
students as a group. This mailing list is an extremely important
communication vehicle since it is used to mail registration
|Students planning to use a non-Drexel account for communication
MUST forward Drexel email messages to their primary, non-Drexel
email address. To forward messages received at your Drexel email
account to another primary email address, add your forwarding
e-mail address in "Manage Your Accounts".
|Click here to set up your Drexel University
|CCI faculty members have mailboxes in Rush 306 (see front desk
receptionist). Between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through
Friday, it is best to use the mailboxes in Rush 306 since they tend
to be checked more often. After 5:00 pm, please use the mailboxes
located in the Rush Building Lobby.
|If you want to apply for scholarships, assistantships, and/or
other forms of merit-based aid offered by the CCI, please visit our scholarships
webpage. Information on how to apply for CCI aid will be
available on this page before Fall and Spring quarters each
|If you want to apply for loans and/or other forms of need-based
aid offered by the University, you should contact Drexel's
Financial Aid Office, call 215-895-2537, or send an email to email@example.com
Drexel University and CCI offer Master's level students many
financial incentives. The incentives are as follows:
- Dean's Fellowship (Awarded during Admissions process only)
- Partner Organization Discounts (Not available
- Scholarships and Awards
- Credit for Work Experience
Not all programs at the Masters level are eligible for all the
financial incentives. Additionally, some of the incentives are not
combinable with other incentives. See list below for more
- The Deans Fellowship (any level) is not combinable with partner
organization discounts or College Scholarships/Awards
- College Scholarships are not combinable with Dean's Fellowships
and may be combinable with partner organization discounts and other
College Scholarships/Awards depending on the amount of the
- The Deans Fellowship (any level) and College Scholarships are
combinable with Credit for Work Experience and transfer credits, if
- Credit for work experience and transfer credit is combinable
with partner organization discounts, but only if the sum of the
incentive is no more than 20%
If you have questions about these policies and are an applicant,
contact your admissions representative. If you have questions about
these policies and you are a current student, contact your Graduate Advisor.
|All grades are posted on DrexelOne. For information on how to
access your DrexelOne account, see the Drexel Central website.
|Please see the Academic Standing policy located on the Office
of Graduate Studies Office website.
|Grade Disputes and Grievance Procedure
|Please refer to the "Grade
Appeals" section located on the Policies page of the Office of Graduate
|Grades Not Reported
|If an instructor fails to report a grade for a student, an
automatic notation of "NGR" is recorded. If a final grade is not
reported by the beginning of the next active term, an
administrative grade of "F" will be recorded on the student's
transcript. It will be calculated as a failure in the student's GPA
and is considered a permanent grade unless there are extenuating
circumstances. Students are urged to check their records each term
and follow up when required.
|ID Cards (DRAGONCARDS)
|After registering for classes, all new on-campus graduate
students must go to one of the DragonCard Offices (click here for
locations) to get a University Photo ID card. Students must
present a copy of their current course schedule in order to apply
for the ID. Students are required to show their DragonCard when
entering the iCommons, Hagerty Library, Korman Computing Center,
the Physical Education Athletic Center and the Residence
|After registering for classes, all new online graduate students
must contact the DragonCard Office (215-895-6069 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to
request a non-photo ID card.
|ID cards must be validated each calendar year. Students should
contact the DragonCard Office to request a new validation
|Review the incomplete grade policy on the Provost
|A student in good academic standing may elect to pursue
Independent Study (INFO 799) in order to investigate a special area
not regularly covered in courses offered. An Independent Study Form must be filled out and
approved by their Graduate Advisor, the instructor involved and the
Associate Dean no later than 4 weeks before the start of the term.
If a proposal is submitted late, the title of the independent study
may not appear on the transcript. If the project requires work in,
or cooperation of a library or other agency outside the College,
the host institution must provide a letter of assent. Independent
studies will not be approved for non-academic studies, such as
technical certification work, internships, field study, or other
types of work experience.
|International Student Scholars Services
|International student services are provided by Drexel's International
Students and Scholars Services Office and the English Language Center.
provides a wealth of resources and research support for CCI
graduate students. The Library provides access to many electronic
resources, including databases and online journals. All students
will use their University ID numbers to obtain remote access to
Hagerty's online resources.
|Hagerty Library offers consultations and workshops to
individuals and groups on an appointment basis throughout the term.
These consultations and workshops provide instruction in use of the
library's resources, including use of specific databases for
different types of research. College of Computing & Informatics
students should feel free to directly call or e-mail Tim Siftar,
the Computing & Informatics / Education Reference Librarian,
for individual research consultations or with questions about
materials or services (215-895-2762, email@example.com).
|MS Students - School Library Media (SLiM)
|All students in the school library media (SLiM) program must
prepare a plan of study with a Graduate Advisor. If you have not been
following your plan of study or wish to change it, contact your
Graduate Advisor before registering. Arrangements for Field Study
placements must be completed in the Spring preceding the Fall,
Winter, or Spring quarters of the following academic year. Please
review the SLiM
handbook for more information.
|Office of Equality and Disability
|All students with disabilities (LD, ADD, visual, hearing,
physical, medical, psychological) are encouraged to visit Drexel's
Equality and Disability. Students with severe physical or
visual needs who would like an orientation to the College's
facilities or programs should contact the College at
|Online Courses and Blackboard©
|CCI's online programs are delivered through Blackboard. To
familiarize yourself with the Blackboard environment, visit the
College of Computing & Informatics Blackboard homepage at: http://drexel.blackboard.com.
Accessing Blackboard: If you already have a Drexel email account
and are currently registered for an online class, access Blackboard
by clicking on the "Login" button. Log in with the USERNAME which
corresponds to your unofficial Drexel email address:
|EXAMPLE Drexel email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blackboard USERNAME: xyx22
|Then enter the PASSWORD that you use for your unofficial Drexel
|NOTE: If you have forgotten your password please contact IRT
and ask them to reset your email password. IRT can be reached by
emailing email@example.com or by
|Drexel Central places a student who fails to register for one
year on inactive status. To be readmitted, he or she must fill out
a Readmission form and send it to
their Graduate Advisor. Note: All graduate programs must be
completed within 7 years of the student's original date of
|Registration for all courses at Drexel is Web-based. Check the
information posted by Drexel Central for the dates of registration.
Each student will be assigned a time ticket (a specific date and
time to register). Students can only register during their time
tickets. Information about time tickets can be found by clicking on
"Check Your Registration Status" in the Registration area of
DrexelOne. Students should register early for best availability of
|Online courses are open to online students only during the
first week of registration. After the first week of registration
has ended, on campus students may register for online courses,
provided there is space in the course.
|Requesting a Prerequisite Waiver
If you would like to take a class and have not yet satisfied the
prerequisite, you can request written permission to enroll in the
course. Approval to waive the prerequisite may be dependent on your
academic and work history. If you are requesting a prerequisite
waiver request for a required course it does not exempt you from
completing that course in the future. Using your Drexel email
address, please submit an online prerequisite waiver request
Once your waiver request has been reviewed, you will be
contacted by your Graduate Advisor. If you have received permission
to enroll in a course without a prerequisite, your Graduate Advisor
will assist you with registration. Written approval is required
prior to registration.
|Statute of Limitations on
Earned Course Credits
|CCI follows the University policy
regarding statute of limitations on earned course credit listed
here, except in cases of technology rich courses. In
those cases, review is given on a course by course basis by the
Associate Dean of the curriculum.
|Student Name Change in
|A student's name, as listed in
Blackboard, must match the University's record of the student's
official name (as listed in DrexelOne/Banner). A student wishing to
change his or her name can submit their request via the form
located on Drexel Central's name or ID change webpage.
Once the name has been officially changed, we ask that the student
contact his or her advisor to have this information updated in
|Support for Students
|Blackboard Technical Support: Call 215-895-1224
|Textbooks for all classes can be purchased from the Drexel
University Bookstore at 3210 Chestnut Street. A list of
textbooks for all INFO courses will be posted on the Drexel
Bookstore website as soon as it is available.
|Transfer of Credit
|Transfer credit may be accepted for appropriate graduate-level
courses from other accredited institutions. The Associate Dean must
approve all transfer of credit. Please see the criteria on the Request for Transfer of Graduate Credit
|Withdraw from School
|A student may withdraw from the College by submitting his/her
request by mail, by email or in person to their Graduate Advisor.
The effective date for in-person withdrawal will be the date the
student requests the withdrawal. Students should contact the Drexel Central
Billing Office for information on tuition and free