TAP Course Compliance
NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) requires a student to be enrolled as a full-time taking twelve (12) or more credits applicable toward the degree program, per semester as defined in the college bulletin.
NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) requires a student to be enrolled as a part-time student taking 6-11 credits applicable toward the degree program, per semester as defined in the college bulletin.
You received a message regarding your TAP Course Compliance because one or more of your courses fall within the Electives Classes Not Allowed block on your DegreeWorks audit. Additionally, FACTS indicated one or more of your courses do not meet degree requirements.
A student can repeat a course and have the course count as part of the minimum full-time or part-time course load for financial aid purposes when the student did not previously earn credit for the course.
If your transfer evaluation is incomplete, we cannot determine your TAP course compliance status until this is completed. Please contact the Transfer Center to resolve this issue and file a TAP Compliance form once your evaluation is completed Transfer.Center@baruch.cuny.edu .
You received an email regarding your TAP Course Compliance because one or more of your courses fall in the Electives Courses Not Allowed section of your Degree Works audit.
IF after reviewing Degree Works and FACTS, you believe that your course(s) are TAP eligible, you may submit a TAP Course Compliance Form to request an audit of your enrollment for course compliance.
- Enrollment in repeated classes will require submission of this form
- Enrollment in ePermit courses will require submission of this form
- Graduating seniors with fewer than 12 required credits remaining may submit this form
Degree Works will allow you to view your progress toward your degree. To see if the courses you are enrolled in are needed or not needed for your degree, check DegreeWorks online. Degree Works is accessible via the Degree Works/FACTS tile in the CUNYfirst Student Center.
Make sure to then check the Baruch College website to review the college bulletin you are following to ensure applicability.
The Financial Aid Eligibility and Certification Tracking System (FACTS) is an online financial aid tool that will help students understand and monitor their eligibility for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Part-time TAP (P-TAP) and Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) and some HESC scholarships. FACTS determines eligibility to receive an award each semester.
FACTS is accessible online through the Degree Works/FACTS tile in the CUNYfirst Student Center.
FACTS is not your official financial aid record. All official financial aid information is located in the CUNYfirst system. Review the college bulletin for the official documentation on academic programs, requirements, and financial aid regulations.
Meet with your Academic Advisor and check Degree Works prior to your course registration and be sure to select at least 12 credits that satisfy unmet requirements.
At least a week after you have registered for your courses, check your Degree Works account again to ensure that none of your courses fall in the Elective Courses Not Allowed section of your DegreeWorks audit.
Make sure that you have filed for an Intended Major Form or a Minor. Course(s) may be compliant with the proper major or minor. The Tap Compliance form is available online on the Registrar’s website.
Yes. Ad-Hoc majors must have Dean approved major/specialization forms on file at the Registrar’s Office.
You have 21 days from the start of classes to declare or change your major or minor to be effective for the current term. Please make sure to check the Academic Calendar for accurate dates.
Any changes to your registration may affect your course compliance. If you make a change to your registration, we recommend that you check DegreeWorks a few days later to see if any of your courses fall into the Elective Courses Not Allowed section of your DegreeWorks audit.
Following TAP course compliance helps you maintain your financial aid and helps with faster progress toward graduation.
When you enroll in a 4-year college program at a senior college, you are eligible for up to eight (8) semesters of TAP. If you are enrolled in a special program such, as SEEK, you may receive up to ten (10) semesters in a bachelor’s degree program.