TAP Course Compliance
NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) require students to take at least 12 credits that count toward their stated degree in order to qualify for full-time TAP.
You received a message regarding your TAP award because one or more of your courses fall within the Elective Classes Not Allowed block in your DegreeWorks audit. Additionally, FACTS indicated one or more of your courses do not meet degree requirements.
DegreeWorks will show courses that may not count towards your degree requirements.
Look at the bottom of your Degree Works audit. If your courses are in the Elective Classes Not Allowed block at the bottom of the page they may not be TAP eligible
Find out more about DegreeWorks
You can check your Degree requirements through your DegreeWorks account. DegreeWorks can be accessed via the CUNYFirst
Meet with your Academic Advisor and Check DegreeWorks prior to your course registration and be sure to select at least 12 credits that satisfy unmet requirements.
At least a week after you’ve registered for your courses check your DegreeWorks account again to ensure that none of your courses fall in the Elective Classes Not Allowed
If you are an Ad-Hoc major, the courses must be pre-approved by the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences.
Yes. You have 21 days from the start of classes to declare or change your major or minor.
Yes. Any changes to your registration may affect your course compliance. If you make a change to your registration we recommend that you check Degree Works a few days later to see if any of your courses fall into the Elective Classes Not Allowed
Following TAP course compliance helps you maintain your financial aid and helps with faster progress towards graduation.