Resources for Students
New General Education requirements are being implemented over a three year period beginning Fall 2012. The new requirements are more streamlined - fewer credits in some categories, and fewer categories. Since the new requirements are being phased in over time, requirements vary slightly depending on students' matriculation date.
The best resource for information on the General Education Program as it applies to you is your DARS degree audit. You can run your own audit from MyUAlbany. Your advisor can also view your degree audit. The audit will show you where you stand towards completion of your General Education requirements as well as for your major and your minor.
Certain transfer credit policies apply to courses meeting General Education requirements.
There is also a petition process if you think that a transfer course or a UAlbany should count in a certain category but it is not. Use this form to petition for a course: