The University is organized into four schools: Ancell School of Business, School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional Studies; the School of Visual and Performing Arts and an Office of Graduate Studies and External Programs. Each school has its own standards, retention criteria, and faculty. All credit programs are offered through one of the four schools. Each of these schools is administered by an academic dean responsible to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Graduate Office and all external credit programs are administered by the Associate V.P. for Academic Affairs.