Consumer Information

Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) was founded by Scotland’s Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good.  GCNYC received a charter from the New York State Board of Regents in June 2017.  We aim to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of academics. GCNYC’s For the Common Good commitment is brought to life and delivered by students and staff across academic schools and departments

Degree Granting Authority:

Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) was granted a provisional charter and degree granting authority by the Board of Regents of the State of New York in June 2017.  The College is currently applying for regional accreditation.  The minutes of the Board of Regents providing our degree granting authority can be viewed at https://www.regents.nysed.gov/report/jun-2017/higher-education.  Requests for a copy of our charter should be directed to dean@gcnyc.com

Our founding institution, Glasgow Caledonian University, is accredited in the UK by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of Scotland.

Degrees Offered:

GCNYC has four post-graduate programs registered with the New York State Education Department:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) in International Fashion Marketing (NYSED Program Code: 38990; HEGIS: 0501.00)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Risk Management (NYSED Program Code: 38992; HEGIS: 0501.00)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Social Business and Microfinance (NYSED Program Code: 38989; HEGIS: 0501.00)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Luxury Brand Management (NYSED Program Code: 38991; HEGIS: 0501.00)

Program registrations can be viewed at http://www.nysed.gov/COMS/RP090/IRPS2A

Facilities:

GCNYC’s Wooster Street campus has 8345 square feet spread over two floors.  The layout is designed to be flexible and adaptable to accommodate a range of teaching strategies. 

This includes:

  • 2 formal classrooms (297 sq. ft and 405 sq ft)
  • Library (439 sq feet)
  • Multipurpose room (287 sq ft)
  • Open area for student self-study (1359 sq ft)
  • Open areas for large lectures (951 sq ft, 1579 sq ft)
  • Ancillary accommodation (pantry, rest rooms, etc) 

Costs:

Tuition costs are available on our website at http://www.gcnyc.com/admissions/tuitioncosts/.  The total tuition cost for each degree is $34,650; there are no mandatory fees.

While book costs may vary, it is assumed that they will be less than $100/course.  GCNYC keeps copies of all books required and on course reading lists in its library.

Refund Policy:

The College refund policy is on our website at http://www.gcnyc.com/admissions/tuitioncosts/ and in the GCNYC Catalog.

Student Right to Know:

GCNYC has yet to graduate its first class of students, so we have no data to provide Graduation completion, or employment rates.

GCNYC was founded by Glasgow Caledonian University Scotland.  While results in the US will not be the same, our parent campus information can be found at http://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/whystudyhere/theuniversity/

Financial Aid Information:

GCNYC is currently not regionally accredited; therefore, students may not use US Federal Financial Aid to pay for their education.

The College does have merit based scholarships available.  Details of the scholarships and how to apply is available at http://www.gcnyc.com/admissions/scholarships/

Questions about financial aid should be directed to dean@gcnyc.com

Satisfactory Academic Progress:

Students are expected to successfully complete 50% of the credits for which they register.  At any point at which they are comprehensively below this threshold, they will be considered not making satisfactory academic progress.

Complaints Handling Policy:

The Complaints Handling Procedure (CHP) reflects Glasgow Caledonian New York College’s (GCNYC or ‘the College’) commitment to valuing complaints.  Students, recent students, applicants and members of the public should feel free to raise matters of concern without risk of disadvantage.  Our aim is to resolve issues of dissatisfaction as close to the initial point of contact as possible and to conduct thorough and fair investigations of complaints so that, where appropriate, we can make evidence-based decisions on the facts of each individual case.  The Policy can be viewed in the GCNYC Catalog

Equal Opportunity:

Glasgow Caledonian New York College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, arrest record, veteran or marital status in its education programs or activities, including employment and admissions.

Campus Safety and Crime Rates:

Because we opened for students Fall 2017, we have no on-campus crime data to report.  The campus safety policy is available in the GCNYC Catalog, to download.

The GCNYC campus is in NYPD’s 1st precinct, to see the crime data for the entire precinct http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs-en-us-001pct.pdf

Data and Privacy Policy:

GCNYC processes personal information under the auspices of the US Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Under this legislation, students have the right to:-

  • Inspect and review their educational records
  • Seek to amend any records that they believe to be inaccurate or misleading
  • Demand that personally identifiable information be disclosed only with their consent, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent
  • File a complaint against the institution.

FERPA and Data Protection policies can be viewed here.

Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

There are two types of Prior Learning that you can apply to your degree—transfer credit and RPL. Transfer is the bringing in of credit from another university (formalized learning) and RPL is normally attached to informal learning (work, study, experience, etc.) where there has not been a formalized college assessment.  Transfer and RPL are also validated differently.  The Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy is available in the GCNYC College Catalog

Copyright Infringement:

All copyright and intellectual property infringements, including contravention of the United States Fair Use Doctrine (Section 107 of the Copyright Act), is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct as published in the GCNYC Catalog.

Student Services:

Student Services, including Health and Disability Services, are provided by agreement, by Pace University (http://www.pace.edu/).  More specific details are available in the GCNYC Catalog.

Drug and Alcohol Policies:

Drug and Alcohol issues are dealt with under the province of the Campus Crime and Safety Policy, the Student Code of Conduct, and through Student Services.  Details on each of these can be found in the GCNYC Catalog.