Registration at the college is the process of selection of classes and payment of tuition and fees. The official college calendar indicates the dates of registration.
Registration is officially completed when the student pays or makes arrangements for paying tuition and fees with the Business Office. The Business Office and the student retain a copy of the student’s registration. Appropriate data will be entered into the college data system. Data entered and the reports generated will be the basis for official college records. The data records are kept by the Director of Student Information/Registrar. Unless the student drops prior to the refund date, the student is financially responsible for course(s) in which he or she registers.
Students may add courses to their schedules or change from one class to another up to the final date for schedule changes. No classes may be added or changed to another after the published deadline in the academic calendar without permission from the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Students are expected to be diligent in the pursuit of their studies and regular in their class attendance. Students have the responsibility of making arrangements satisfactory to the instructor regarding all absences. Excessive absences, as defined by the instructor and described in the syllabus for each class, may be penalized, including failure of the course. Policies of making up work missed as results of absence are at the discretion of the instructor and are also detailed in the course syllabus. It is students’ responsibility to be informed of the course policies of each instructor. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. The appropriate withdrawal process must be followed. Students who have not attended at least 50% of a class by the 11th day of the semester may be dropped from that course.
Auditing a course(s) requires official admission to the College, approval of the student’s advisor and payment of the regular tuition and fees for the course(s). Students auditing courses are subject to the same regulations as other students with regard to registration and attendance, but they neither take examinations nor receive quality points or hours earned for the course(s). Students may change from taking a course for credit to audit or audit to credit during the first week of the semester only. Exceptions must be approved by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. An auditing student who does not wish to complete the course(s) must complete official withdrawal/drop procedures. Audited courses will be shown on the student’s official transcript as “AU.” Students wanting to audit a course must complete the Request to Audit a Course form in the Director of Student Information/Registrar’s office.
The normal course load for fall and spring terms is defined as 15 credit hours, with 18 credit hours being the maximum load. A student must enroll in at least 12 credit hours to be classified as a full-time student. A student may petition the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs if they desire to carry more than 18 hours.
For summer terms, students must carry 6 credit hours during a term to be classified as a full-time student, with 7 credit hours being the maximum load for each summer term. Students receiving Title IV aid are required to complete 12 total credit hours during summer terms.
Students on academic probation or identified as academically “at risk” may carry restricted course loads.