Becton College - Off-Campus Course Authorization

Florham Campus


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 & 2000) courses at accredited two-year institutions. *All upper level (3000 &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-“ 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.


*transfer students may have a total of 64 credits from two year institutions applied to their FDU degree.



Deborah Dobson
Tel: 973-443-8742

Todd Ferris
Assistant Director
Tel: 973-443-8798

Kristin Creel
Advisement Counselor
Tel: 973-443-8805

Rosemary Ficchi
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 973-443-8753

Advising Center
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-MS1-02
Madison, NJ 07940

Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion
Office Location
The Mansion - First Floor
Room M-8