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As a high school student, I knew I wanted to study something in college that combined my passions for sports, health, and caring for others, so the idea of studying athletic training really intrigued me. After completing exhaustive research on athletic training programs on the east coast, Ithaca’s program stood out from all the rest. One of the...

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A: Ithaca’s version of pass/fail is S/D/F, which is short for satisfactory/D/failure.

Grades C- and above count as satisfactory and don’t affect GPA, whereas grades D+ and below will be recorded individually and affect your GPA.

Most programs allow four S/D/F courses in your college career, but you can only take...

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A: HomerConnect is one-stop shopping for all your academic needs.

You’ll use this online system to register for classes, see your midterm and final grades, and track your academic progress to ensure that you’re taking enough credits per semester to graduate on time.

HomerConnect houses the full class...

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A: Most courses are three credit hours, meaning that they meet three hours each week. To be considered a full-time student, you need to take 12–18 credits a semester. Completing a total of 120 credits is a good rule of thumb for many majors; this works out to about five courses per semester over four years. AP credits from high school or courses you take...

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Registering for semester courses is never a walk in the park. Choosing electives can be difficult with the overwhelming number of possibilities. When flipping through the course catalog you’re bound to come across some strange course names that will elicit a chuckle -- but don’t be fooled. These offbeat options are often challenging, interesting, and fun. Here are...

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