Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Your advisor is assigned based on the academic program you are enrolled in. See our advising for current students page for a detailed listing.
We highly encourage students to make appointments to see their advisors. Doing so allows the advisor sufficient time to prepare for your meeting and better assist you. To schedule an appointment, visit our advising for current students page for appropriate points of contact.
In order to stay up-to-date on academic matters, we recommend checking your student e-mail at least once daily. This is the most common medium advisors use to contact their students.
The Academic Success Center offers tutoring opportunities to all students by providing additional sessions in study and critical thinking skills as well as test-taking strategies
A degree audit is a comprehensive review of the courses you’ve taken throughout your plan of study as well as any you courses you may have transferred into Goodwin College. Your advisor can run a degree audit to determine what courses you still must take to complete the degree you are enrolled in or to show you how your credits may be applied in another program.
Registration is completed using our online student information system, Sonisweb. This registration guide will take you step by step through the process.
Registration for current students occurs in November, March and July during week ten of every semester. Visit the Registrar for specific semester registration information.
Your Sonisweb PIN was created when you initially enrolled in class here at Goodwin College. If you have since forgotten it, contact Information Technology at 860.727.6743 to have your PIN reset.
Dropped courses will not appear on your transcript nor will they count as credit hours attempted. You will be refunded 50% of the course tuition if you drop a course. Withdrawal from a course results in a “W” on your transcript and credit hours attempted without any effect on GPA. You will be charged 100% tuition for a course you withdraw from. Be sure to consult the current semester’s academic calendar for drop and withdrawal deadlines. For specific questions about how adding, dropping and withdrawing from a class effect your financial aid, please speak to your Financial Aid Officer.
Online coursework is completed through the Blackboard learning management system. For login instructions, see this guide. For further instruction, contact your advisor for information regarding upcoming online learning orientation sessions.
Yes, you can earn credit-by-examination in a variety of subjects. Additionally, Goodwin College offers its own internal credit-by-examination opportunities for select subjects.