TAP Course Compliance
How many credits must I be enrolled in to meet TAP eligibility?
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.
Why did I receive a message regarding my TAP award?
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.
How can DegreeWorks assist me in determining my course compliance?
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 eligibleFind out more about DegreeWorks
How can I check to see if my courses meet my degree requirements?
You can check your Degree requirements through your DegreeWorks account. DegreeWorks can be accessed via the CUNYFirst
What is FACTS?
FACTS is an online tool used to determine your eligibility for state aid including TAP.
For instructions on how to access FACTS
What steps can I take to prevent future issues with course compliance?
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
Can I view my eligibility for TAP using FACTS?Yes. For instructions on how to access FACTS.
What do I need to do to restore my TAP award?
Must my courses be pre-approved if I am an AD-HOC major?
If you are an Ad-Hoc major, the courses must be pre-approved by the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences.
Is there a deadline to declare or change my major or minor?
Yes. You have 21 days from the start of classes to declare or change your major or minor.
If I add/drop a course will it affect my course compliance?
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
If I meet course compliance am I guaranteed to receive my TAP award?In addition to meeting course compliance, you must also meet Academic Progress and Program Pursuit requirements. For more information regarding TAP Program Pursuit & Academic Progress
Why do I need to follow course compliance for TAP?
Following TAP course compliance helps you maintain your financial aid and helps with faster progress towards graduation.