All incoming degree students are required to complete a First Year Experience to earn an Associate's degree. Many students are required to take CSS 101 to satisfy this competency. Unless otherwise required by the student's program, a blanket waiver has been approved for one of the following conditions:
• the student already holds an Associate's degree or higher;
• the student has earned 30 or more transfer credits;
• the student has earned 30 or more Bristol credits with a GPA of 2.5 or better; or
• the student has a combination of 30 or more transfer and Bristol credits with a GPA of 2.5 or better.
Students who have earned and have documented one of these credentials are not required to submit a Petition for Waiver. The student must, however, meet all other program requirements and the 60-credit minimum number of credits to graduate.