Credits and Graduation

Classification of Students by Credits

 Freshman  Less than 31 earned credits
 Sophomore  31 to 62 earned credits
 Junior  63 to 96 earned credits
 Senior  More than 96 earned credits
 Fifth-year Architecture  More than 133 earned credits

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, you must:

  • Fulfill all requirements for your degree
  • Meet the minimum cumulative GPA required for your program
  • Complete your final 30 credits at NYIT
  • Apply for graduation online via NYITConnect
  • Comply with application deadlines listed on the academic calendar

Degrees with Distinction

The following distinctions are noted on students’ diplomas and transcripts if the minimum GPA requirements are met:

  • Summa cum laude: at least 3.7
  • Magna cum laude: at least 3.5
  • Cum laude: at least 3.2