Becton College Academic Advising (Florham Campus)

Students at Metropolitan Campus

Academic advising for Becton College students at Metropolitan Campus is provided by the Metro Campus Academic Advisement Center. Academic advisement varies by major department and by class year. See full details at Who Do I See for Advisement.

Students at Florham Campus

Academic advising for Becton College students at Florham Campus is provided by the Becton College Advising Center, and details are given on this page. The goal of the Becton College Advising Center is to educate and orient incoming freshmen to their curriculum, to apprise students of academic options and advising resources within the College, and to inform students of their responsibility to understand degree completion requirements.

  • Florham Campus Becton College freshmen (all majors) for their first year
  • Undeclared Becton College students
  • BA in Individualized Studies (BAIS) students

Staff in the Advising Center has responsibility for the following sign-offs for Becton College students on the Florham Campus:

  • Off-campus course authorizations
  • Change of major
  • Semester credit overload (19 or more credits)

Off-campus Course Authorizations

Becton College students seeking approval to take classes off-campus during winter and summer sessions should do the following:

  • Make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss how off-campus courses relate to your curriculum and to pick up a copy of your checksheet.
  • Bring a copy of the course description from the institution you wish to attend. Bring your FDU checksheet and the course description to the Becton College Advising Center.

Approved Off-Campus Authorization is forwarded to the Office of Enrollment Services, Records from the Advising Center.

General Guidelines

  • Students must be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better.
  • Authorization is generally granted for elective courses only. General Education or courses in the major will require special permission.
  • The allowable number of credits taken off-campus is 16; however, this number is reduced for students having transferred to FDU. The maximum of 16 credits shall be reduced by 3 credits for every 16 credits transferred to FDU.
  • Students may take lower level (1000 and 2000) courses at accredited two-year institutions. Transfer students may have a total of 64 credits from two-year institutions applied to their FDU degree. All upper level (3000 and 4000) courses must be taken at an accredited four-year institution.
  • Courses taken off-campus will count in your FDU GPA. Grades of C or better will be accepted. Grades of C- (C minus) or below will not be accepted.
  • A course failed at FDU cannot be repeated off-campus.
  • Transcripts must be sent to FDU’s Office of Enrollment Services, Records upon completion of the course for credits to be applied to your FDU transcript.

Becton College Academic Advising Center contact information


Contact Information
285, Madison Ave, M-MS1-02, Madison, NJ 07940
Hennessy Hall (the mansion), first floor, room M-8
Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.