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2009 January Bulletin 
2009 January Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

General Information


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January Session 2009 at Hofstra University


Note: Not all courses conform to the standard session dates. Some classes extend beyond January 16; please see individual courses for exact dates. Subject to change.

January Session 2009 at Hofstra University provides students with the opportunity to take new and exciting courses or popular existing courses and earn up to three credits in three weeks. As you will see by looking at this schedule, we offer a broad range of courses. The emphasis of this session is on diversity - there are beginning, advanced and graduate courses, and courses of general interest; one-, two- and three-credit courses; day, evening or weekend courses; on- and off-campus courses and those that involve travel.

Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library


Students attending the January Session will find readily available resources and services including 1.4 million volumes in the collection. A vast electronic library with over 30,000 electronic books and 35,700 full-text journals is available via the Internet on campus and from home or office. Computer equipment is up-to-date, service is helpful and friendly, stacks are open and furnished with work tables and group study rooms. Come to study, read and work with friends at Hofstra University.

Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center


As the focal point of student activities, the Student Center stands on the University’s north campus opposite the Axinn Library. The two buildings are linked by the Clifford L. Lord Unispan, a covered footbridge over Hempstead Turnpike.

The University Bookstore is in full operation during the January Session.

The Winterfest Program provides social events which include movie and bowling trips, as well as game room activities. All events are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. Please call (516) 463-6914 or stop by 260 Student Center to pick up a January calendar of events.

Living at Hofstra


During the January Session, all residential facilities at Hofstra are open to any resident who would like to remain on campus. Hofstra’s residence facilities offer a comfortable, pleasant blend of privacy and small community life. The residence halls have single and multiple occupancy rooms with all necessary furnishings except linens. For additional information on residential programs, please visit www.hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/StudentServices/ResLife.

General Information


Students attending the January Session may not earn more than three semester hours of credit, or four semester hours if a course is offered on that basis.



Students may attend the January Session on one of five bases:

  • as former or continuing students in good standing;
  • students who are attending Hofstra University for the first time;
  • as visiting undergraduate students from other colleges or universities for January Session only, provided they are in good standing at their college;
  • as high school graduates interested in taking a January Session course; and
  • as non-matriculated graduate students.

Note: Undergraduate students are not permitted to enroll in graduate courses at Hofstra University.



Registration begins October 20, 2008.

The Hofstra Online Information System, my.hofstra.edu, offers a quick and simple way to register. Looking up classes, registering for open classes, and dropping or adding classes are all just a click away via the Internet. Payments can also be made online on the student’s portal, by check, Visa or MasterCard.

Pre-advised, matriculated, and continuing graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Communication, School of Education and Health Professions, Frank G. Zarb School of Business and Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences* may register using the Hofstra Online system. Law School students should refer to the registration material provided by the Law School. School for University Studies and NOAH students are not able to register online. To access the Hofstra Online registration system, log on to my.hofstra.edu with your network ID and password.

All freshmen as well as those graduate students who have not been pre-advised must obtain an alternative PIN from their adviser prior to accessing the online registration system. Nonmatriculated graduate students must register in person or by mail. Student’s on academic probation (GPA below 2.0) are not eleigible for Web registration, and must register in person after meeting with an adviser from the Office of Academic Advisement. Undergraduate students from other institutions wishing to enroll in a January session course on a nonmatriculated (visiting) basis must submit a Visiting Student Application along with an official letter verifying good academic standing and a $50 application fee to the Office of Undergraduae Admission. New monmatriculated graduate students will contact the Office of Graduate Admission, show proof of a baccalaureate degree and complete a Graduate Nonmatriculated Application Form. (Not applicable to business students.)

* With the exception of graduate students in the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Applied Linguistics (TESOL) programs.



Tuition and other fees are payable as specified in the following schedule. Please make all checks and money orders payable to Hofstra University for the exact amount of your tuition and fee payment due. We also accept Visa and MasterCard payments. To pay online, visit the Hofstra University Web site at my.hofstra.edu, select the Hofstra Online Information System link and visit the student payment center. You may pay online with your Visa or MasterCard and by check. This is a fast, convenient and easy way to pay your bill. The privileges of the University are not available to students until they have completed their registration and payment of all fees and tuition due at the time of registration. Registration cannot be accepted for any student whose account remains unpaid for a prior semester. A personal check returned by the bank will be charged back to the student’s account and the student’s account will be assessed a $25 returned check fee. The student would need to remit payment in the form of cash, certified bank check, money order or credit card within 10 business days to satisfy the outstanding balance or the student will also be subject to account restrictions, including but not limited to cancellation of future classes for non-payment, restriction from payment by personal check, etc.

Hofstra University reserves the right to rescind the option to pay via personal check. Hofstra University also reserves the right to alter the schedule of charges without notice.

  • Tuition per semester hour, payable at registration: for 1-199 numbered courses, $845. For 200 and above level courses in HCLAS, School of Communication, and School of Education and Health Professions, $850. For 200 and above level courses in the Zarb School of Business, $875.
  • University fee: $50. This fee is not refundable except in cases where the University has cancelled the course(s).
  • University activity fee: $10 for undergraduate students and $20 for graduate students. This fee is not refundable except where the University has cancelled the course(s).
  • Late registration fee: $100 for all students who register after classes begin January 6, 2009.
  • Late program change fee: $25 for approved program changes beginning January 6, 2009.
  • No registrations will be honored after January 8, 2009.
  • Residence hall fees: for information, contact Residential Programs, (516) 463-6930.
  • Transcript fee: There is no fee for official transcripts if being sent to a third party or for transcripts ordered through the Hofstra Online Information System. Upon written application to the Academic Records Office and payment of $5 for each student copy ordered, the University will furnish transcripts of each student’s scholastic record. (A student in good standing may receive a transcript required by the armed forces without charge.) Transcripts will not be issued for any student who is in arrears.

Refunding of Tuition


Refunds will be calculated based upon documentation of the date of the student’s official application for withdrawal or reduction in total semester hours due to a program change processed by the Office of Student Accounts, Room 206, Memorial Hall.

Students who are enrolled in a course that is cancelled by the University will be automatically credited the amount of tuition. To request a refund of tuition, please complete the Web refund request form, e-mail studentaccounts@hofstra.edu or call the Office of Student Accounts at (516) 463-6680, option 3.

The University will credit tuition as follows for those courses that last the full three weeks:

  • If the application for withdrawal or reduction in total semester hours is received on the first day of the session, 100%
  • on the second day of the session, 75%
  • on the third day of the session, 50%
  • on the fourth day of the session, 25%
  • after the fourth day of the session, there will be no tuition refund

Change of Program, Withdrawal


Change of program may be made during the first three days of the session for those courses scheduled for three weeks. For those courses scheduled for shorter periods, change of program may be made no later than the second day of the session. The last day to drop a course is January 7, 2009. The first day of withdrawal (W grade) is January 8, 2009.

All registered students may withdraw from courses before classes begin. Students who wish to withdraw from the January Session must complete the withdrawal/academic leave form found on the Hofstra portal. If you are unable to access the portal and are an undergraduate student, please contact the Office of University Advisement at (516) 463-6770. Graduate students will need to contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (516) 463-4723. See W Grade, Undergraduate Bulletin, page 51; Graduate Studies Bulletin, page 11.

Note: Non-attendance of classes does not constitute an official withdrawal, and does not relieve the student of his or her financial obligation, or entitle the student to a refund.

Repeated Course


The last day to file the Repeated Course form is January 9, 2009.

Pass/D+/D/Fail Option


The student has sole discretion to elect this option for the first one-third of the course (deadline is January 8, 2009).



Veterans and dependents of deceased or disabled veterans, and active duty personnel drawing veterans educational benefits should contact Student Accounts, Memorial Hall, Room 205, (516) 463-6824.

Course Meetings


Unless otherwise noted, January Session courses meet January 5 through 16. Class hours and days for each course are listed immediately below the course title.

Grading System


See Undergraduate Bulletin, page 52; Graduate Studies Bulletin, page 19.

Course Numbering


Courses numbered from 1 to 199 are for undergraduates only. Courses numbered 200 and above are for graduate students only, unless special permission is received. (Some 200 and above level business courses are open only to graduate business students.)



Note: Computing Lab hours: fall and spring semesters: Calkins Hall is open from 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday; and noon to midnight on Sunday. Summer sessions: Calkins Lab is closed. Hammer Lab, located across from the Axinn Library is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Hofstra ID is required for admission to computer labs.

Inclement Weather


For information during inclement weather, call: (516) 463-SNOW or visit www.hofstra.edu.