Frequently Asked Questions



Who is the Dean to the Education Dept?
Dr. Jess House, Dean of the School of Professional Studies. Dr. House is available at 203 837-9500.

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Who can I contact if my advisor is not available?
It is the responsibility of the student to contact his/her advisor. All advisors are available via email.

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Can I meet with the chair of the department if my advisor is not available?
If your advisor is not available due to a long sick leave, contact the dept secretary, Ms. Cangialosi, at 203 837 8510, Room 249 Westside.

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Can I meet with another advisor?
If your advisor Is unavailable to answer your question(s), you may be referred to see another advisor.

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May I change my advisor?
Advisors can be changed based on individual circumstances. It is advisable to see the department secretary or the chairperson of the dept. to complete the required forms.

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Who is my advisor?
Your advisor is assigned to you when you are admitted as a first year student or when you first meet with the department chairperson as a transfer student. If you have forgotten your advisor's name, you may call the registrar at 203 837-9202 or look up your advisor in Banner.

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Who can give me my PIN number/sign my registration card?
A faculty member in the department of Education and Educational Psychology or the department chairperson.

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Can I have classes pending and still apply for professional semester?
This is not advisable due to the schedule constraints of the professional semester.

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How many credits can I take before asking for an overload?
Students are allowed 18 credits before requesting permission for an overload.

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Do you have a special education program?
WCSU currently does not have a special education program.

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Can I take a graduate class while being undergraduate?
Undergraduates may not enroll in graduate education classes.

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Can I take a class at another university?
Yes. There is a permission form that you must complete from WestConn prior to taking the course. There is a limit to the number of credits that you can take from other universities.

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Can I take a class without being a student there?
It depends on the enrollment requirements at that university.

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Do I have to apply as a non-matric in order to take a class?
It depends on the enrollment requirements at that university.

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What GPA I need to continue in the Ed department?
Students are required to have a 3.0 GPA to continue in the E&EPY department.

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What GPA I need to be admitted to the professional semester?
Students are required to have a 3.0 GPA

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Who is the PDS coordinator?
Dr. Marsha Daria, 203 837 9359, Office WS 307.

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How do we apply for a student teaching placement?
During the Professional Semester you must contact Dr. Virginia King WS and complete forms requesting a placement for student teaching.

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