500 Registration, Scheduling, and Attendance

501.1 A student shall register according to the college calendar. Registration is completed when he/she has paid the required tuition and fees. Any student who does not complete his/her registration by the assigned day will be considered a late registrant.

502 Scheduling and Schedule Changes

502.2 A student registering for more than 19 credit hours in a semester must have the approval of his/her academic dean.

502.2a A student may not take more than seven credit hours during any intersession less than five weeks in length.

502.3 A course may be dropped until 10 instructional days after the interim grade period ends, with the approval of the student's department chair. Courses dropped during this period shall receive no grade designation.

502.3a Courses in which a student has been failed for academic dishonesty cannot be dropped.

502.4a Part-of-term courses may be dropped or added without fee within one week of the first class meeting and with the approval of the student's department chair and dean.

502.4b Part-of-the-term and intersession courses may not be added after 20% of the scheduled classes have been completed, and may not be dropped after 50% of the scheduled classes have been completed.

502.5 Students may be admitted to the college within the first five instructional days of the semester. After the first five instructional days, students may only be admitted into programs that have a designated start date beyond that point in time.

502.6 A student may add a course to his/her schedule within the first five instructional days, with the approval of the student's department chair or academic advisor.

502.7 After five instructional days of the semester, a course may be added only with the approval of both the student’s department chair and the chair of the department in which the course is offered. Courses may not be added after the tenth instructional day of the semester.

502.8 A class section change within the first five days requires the approval of the student's department chair or academic advisor. After five instructional days, a section change will also require the approval of the course department chair.

502.8a After five instructional days of the semester, a course content-level change may be made only with the approval of the student’s department chair or academic advisor and the chair of the department in which the course is offered. Courses may not be content-level changed after the fifth instructional week of the semester. A course content-level change is when a student is enrolled in MATH 1014 but needs MATH 1004; conversely, a course content-level change is when a student is enrolled in MATH 1004 but needs MATH 1014. Both courses must be the same prefix, for example COMP 1503 may be changed to COMP 1403 but not to LITR 2603.

502.9 An instructor may request that the course department chair drop a student from course registration due to non-attendance or violation of standards as stated in the course syllabus or as published in the Principles of Community, with the approval of the student's department chair. The course department chair will inform the student in writing citing the reason(s). When a student is dropped from a course according to this procedure, a grade of "W" will be assigned.

502.10 A student enrolled in an associate degree program may register in no more than a total of 19 credit hours of course work designated as upper-level. Any course work with grades designated in AR 302.1 except Q or NG will be included in the 19-credit total.

503 Attendance

503.1 Each instructor shall be responsible for distributing to the students enrolled in his/her classes the printed or typed attendance requirements of the course which abide by Sec. 503.2 and Sec. 503.3. These attendance regulations must be filed in the instructor's department office.

503.2 Participation in authorized college functions such as field trips; athletic events; choir, band, and drama tours; and other intercollegiate activities shall be an acceptable reason for class absence, provided that prior to the absence the student makes arrangements with his/her instructors to make up work to be missed. Instructors need not extend make-up privileges when a student's total absence exceeds 10 percent of the scheduled class meetings.

503.3 Under existing state laws, individual students may be excused from class without penalty because of religious beliefs provided that prior to the absence the student makes arrangements with his/her instructors to make up work to be missed. Instructors need not extend make-up privileges when a student's total absence exceeds 10 percent of the scheduled class meetings.

503.4 Individual students will be excused from class without penalty due to military orders. The student must make arrangements with his/her instructors to make up work. If requested by the faculty member, military orders must be provided to the faculty member as soon as they are received by the student. Instructors need not extend make-up privileges when a student's total absence exceeds 15 percent of the scheduled class meetings.