Consumer Information

General Information

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.  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, staff, and faculty.

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 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 James.Miller@gcu.ac.uk (Secretary to the Board of Trustees).

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

Accreditation

Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). GCNYC’s candidacy status was approved by the Commission at its meeting of June 21, 2018.  Our next evaluation visit will be in Academic Year 2020/2021.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Candidate for Accreditation is a status with the Commission that indicates that an institution has achieved membership and is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation.

Degrees Offered

GCNYC has three 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, Resilience and Integrity Management (NYSED Program Code: 38992; HEGIS: 0501.00)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Impact-Focused Business and Investing (NYSED Program Code: 38989; HEGIS: 0501.00)

Program registrations can be viewed here 

Facilities

Glasgow Caledonian New York College
64 Wooster Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10012

Located in Manhattan’s historical SoHo neighborhood, GCNYC’s Wooster Street campus is a newly designed and renovated 8,500 square feet space spread over two floors. The facility includes offices and classrooms and the layout is designed to be flexible and adaptable to accommodate a range of teaching strategies.

This includes:

  • 4 formal classrooms
  • Open areas for large lectures and college events (1579 sq ft, 444 sq ft)
  • Open area for student lounge and study space (1359 sq ft)
  • Ancillary accommodation (pantry, rest rooms, etc.)

Costs

Tuition costs are available on our website at http://www.gcnyc.com/admissions-and-aid/tuition-and-financial-aid/.  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.

Refund Policy

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

Student Right to Know

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/.

Alumni Outcomes 2018-2019

Financial Aid Information

GCNYC has been granted permission to participate in Title IV, allowing students to apply for Federal Financial Aid. There are also merit-based scholarships available. Questions about financial aid and scholarships should be directed to the Director of Financial Aid at financialaid@gcnyc.com 

Rights and Responsibilities of Students Receiving Financial Aid

AS A STUDENT, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW:

  • What financial aid programs are available and how to apply for them
  • Procedures and deadlines for submitting the FAFSA and any additional forms for financial aid
  • All records and information submitted with your application for financial aid are confidential, and is subject to legal requirements (FERPA) concerning disclosure of such information
  • Cost of attendance and how financial need is determined
  • The type and amount of assistance you will receive, and how and when you will be paid
  • The eligibility criteria for awarding aid
  • The terms and conditions of any loan you accept
  • How Satisfactory Academic Progress is determined
  • That you can appeal your Satisfactory Academic Progress status
  • Requirements in the case of withdrawal, refunds, and repayment of financial aid

AS A STUDENT, YOU HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO:

  • Establish plans to meet your educational and living expenses
  • Obtain and complete any necessary financial aid application forms and submit them in a timely manner
  • Read, understand, and retain copies of all information and/or forms that are sent to you and all other documents you sign
  • To provide complete and correct information. Reporting false or misleading information may result in you being fined up to $20,000, sent to prison, or both
  • To contact the Financial Aid Office if you want your loan reduced or canceled. Once you have completed the Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note, and completed Loan Entrance Counseling if you are a first-time borrower, the semester portion of the requested loan amount will disburse to your selected refund preference. You must contact our office in writing within 14 days of the disbursement if you want the loan reduced or canceled, unless a refund of loan funds has already been disbursed by GCNYC
  • To meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress policies and standards of GCNYC in order to maintain financial aid eligibility
  • Read, understand, and retain copies of all information and/or forms that are sent to you and all other documents you sign
  • Comply with the provisions of any aid received, as well as any promissory note(s) and all other agreements you sign
  • Use aid only for educational expenses related to attending GCNYC
  • Register and attend classes for at least 8 trimester credit hours required for your loan

Disbursement of Financial Aid Funds

  • Federal Direct loan Unsubsidized and Grad PLUS loans are originated with Common Origination and Disbursement (COD)
  • Entrance counseling completion is verified
  • Attendance is verified. Student must be enrolled in at least 8 trimester credit hours, and currently be in attendance when loan funds are credited to the student’s account
  • Student account is credited after verification of attendance
  • Credit balance check is issued to the student within 14 days of the credit balance date
  • First time loan recipients may have to wait for 30 days after classes start to receive loan proceeds

Financial Aid Forms

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.

Student Complaints Handling

The Complaints Handling Procedure reflects Glasgow Caledonian New York College’s commitment to valuing its people and their concerns. This process is intended for the handling of formal complaints which will be recorded by the College. 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.

Definition of a Complaint

A complaint may be defined as ‘an expression of dissatisfaction by one or more individuals about the standard of service, action or lack of action by or on behalf of the Institution.’ A complaint may relate to:

  • the quality and standard of service
  • failure to provide a service
  • the quality of facilities or learning resources
  • treatment by or attitude of a staff member, student or contractor
  • inappropriate behavior by a staff member, student or contractor
  • the failure of the College to follow an appropriate administrative process
  • dissatisfaction with the College’s policies (although it should be recognized that policy is set at the discretion of the College)

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. The full procedure can be found here.

For more information on filing a formal complaint, please contact complaints@gcnyc.com.

A student can also file a complaint with the College’s accreditation body, The Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Dignity at Work and Study Policy

Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) is committed to supporting, developing and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive culture, free from discrimination and based on the values of dignity, courtesy and respect. Click here to download the full Dignity at Work and Study Policy.

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 Policies

GCNYC’s full Campus Safety policy is available in the GCNYC Catalog, to download. The College’s first Annual Security Report (ASR) is required and will be published in October 2021.

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

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is of utmost importance. To view our various campus safety policies please see the College Catalog:

-Section 7 Student Bill of Rights

-Section 8 Code of Student Conduct

-Section 16 Campus Safety

-Section 17 Emergency Action Plan

At GCNYC, campus safety is specifically the responsibility of the Vice President & Provost and the Director of Operations, Title IX Coordinator—to whom any questions or concerns should be directed. They are responsible for the campus’ annual security report, as well as all initiatives to maintain the safety and security of our campus.

In compliance with relevant regulation (including the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act, Title IX, and New York State Educational Law article 129-A and B), the Vice President & Provost of GCNYC, or the Title IX Coordinator, will be responsible for identifying those College officials who qualify as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). All College security are trained as CSA’s.

If you require a Student, Faculty or Staff ID please contact Jessica.changrussell@gcu.ac.uk to set up an appointment in advance.

For more information or to report an incident related to Title IX, Clery or any other crime, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator@gcu.ac.uk.

Campus Safety and Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Programming

Click here for GCNYC’s Informational Webinar on Campus Safety and Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention

Click here for the pdf version of the webinar presentation.

Drug and Alcohol Policies

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

The College’s Alcohol and Drug Policy can be found in the College Catalog in section 17.27 and our Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information in section 17.28.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

The College discloses information on standards of conduct and disciplinary sanctions for violations, legal sanctions regarding unlawful use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages and illicit drugs, health risks of drug and alcohol use and abuse and where to get assistance.

Health Insurance

All students are required to have up-to-date health insurance for the time of their enrollment at GCNYC.

Health Services

First Aid kits are on campus and available to all students. Select staff members have been trained in professional first-aid and can give appropriate referrals to those in need of urgent care.

Urgent care services are not provided on campus. Students can visit the closest City MD to campus, which is located at 331 6th Avenue, New York City, NY 10014.

International Students seeking support for health services should contact the Director of Recruitment and Admissions.

Immunization Policy Statement

In accordance with New York State law (Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167), all students registering for more than 6 credits at GCNYC (and born after January 1, 1957) must provide a certificate from a health practitioner or other acceptable evidence of such student’s immunization against measles, mumps, and Rubella. Students who request an exemption to this rule on medical or religious grounds, must provide appropriate documentation as specified by the New York Department of Health.

GCNYC is also required to maintain a record for each student of either a certificate of immunization for meningococcal meningitis within the past 10 years; OR an acknowledgement of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis immunization signed by the student (or their parent or guardian if under 18).

Students must provide this documentation on or before the first day of class.

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.

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.

Policies and Sanctions Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA)

The Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) imposes various requirements on higher education with respect to illegal sharing of copyrighted material by network users. Among these requirements, the College is to provide information to its community regarding legal and policy implications of illegal file sharing, as well as provide legal alternatives for acquiring copyrighted material.

General Statement:

The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material by any electronic method, including peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject you to disciplinary action as well as civil and criminal liabilities.

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office.

Computer Use and File Sharing P2P and Copyright Infringement

GCNYC considers the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing of copyrighted material, including music and videos, to be an inappropriate use of the College IT network. All students must comply with all federal, New York, and other applicable law; all applicable College policies; and all applicable contracts and licenses.” This includes copyright laws, including the DMCA. The DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) makes it illegal to download and/or share unauthorized copyrighted materials, which are usually accessed through file sharing software, commonly known as peer-to-peer (P2P) networking software. The illegal (unauthorized) sharing of copyrighted material exposes the perpetrator to civil, criminal, and GCNYC penalties.

These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Constitution Day

In accordance with federal regulations, GCNYC will celebrate the United States Constitution on every September 17 of each year by providing an educational program on the Constitution of the United States of America. If September 17 falls on a weekend or a religious holiday, the celebration may be celebrated the preceding week or the following week.

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