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2000-2001 Catalog

Registration for College Credit Programs

Terms and Definitions

Semester Hour

The semester hour is the unit of measure for college credit coursework. This measure corresponds in actual time requirements in class to one 50-minute class period per week for one semester. The exceptions to this rule are found in "Fast-track" classes, laboratory courses, music activity courses and studio art courses. For example, a three semester hour (also called credit hour) course requires at least three 50-minute periods of actual class time per week. Laboratory Biology, on the other hand, a four semester hour course, requires six in-class hours. Semester hours can be converted to quarter hours by multiplying the number of semester hours earned by 1.5.

Course Load

Full-time students are enrolled as follows.

12 or more semester hours
12 or more semester hours
*summer A 6 or more semester hours
*summer B 6 or more semester hours
*summer "C" cross term semester hours will count one-half for summer A and one-half for summer B.

The suggested maximum load of an entering first term, full-time freshmen enrolled in day classes is 18 semester hours. The suggested maximum load for full-time students who fail to maintain a "C" average for the preceding term is 15 semester hours. The suggested maximum load for full-time students who have an average of "B" or higher during the preceding term is 21 semester hours.

To receive overload permission, students must get approval from the campus dean of student success.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Some college credit course descriptions include specific requirements which must be met prior to enrollment. Specific requirements may include prerequisites (courses which must be satisfactorily completed prior to enrollment), corequisites (courses which must be taken at the same time of enrollment) or other specific conditions.

How to Register

FCCJ offers three ways to register: by Touch-Tone telephone, web registration and in person on campus. You are encouraged to register by Touch-Tone telephone or web registration. However, if you need additional assistance please visit the enrollment services office on any campus for registration help. Touch-Tone and web instructions are printed in the college credit schedule. To register on campus, visit any campus or center enrollment services office during operating hours.

Schedule Changes and Add/Drop

Schedule changes may be made on any registration day prior to the first day of classes or during the add/drop period advertised in the college credit schedule.

Level changes may be made after the final drop day with the approval of the appropriate dean. These changes may take place no later than the end of the fifth week of class in the fall and spring terms and the end of the second week of class in the summer A and B terms, and the end of the fourth week of class in summer cross term. Students will not be allowed to change from a course in one term to a section in another term, other than from a summer A term course to a like course scheduled in summer cross term.

Final Drop Day

Final drop day is the last day upon which students may drop a course and be eligible for a full refund of fees paid for that course. Courses officially dropped will be removed from the students’ records. The final drop day will be scheduled so that all students have an opportunity to drop a course on or after the first scheduled class meeting. Refer to the College calendar for this deadline date for dropping courses each term.

Cancellation of a Course by the College

If the College cancels a class at any time prior to its completion, students’ enrollment in that class will be cancelled, and they will be entitled to a 100 percent refund of fees paid for that class, less any indebtedness to the College. The College will notify students and the College will initiate the refund process.

Enrollment Verification

The enrollment services office will verify enrollment for students eligible to receive educational benefits from any external agency.

Inquiries relating to benefits should be directed to the agency giving the student benefits.

Verification of enrollment will be done after the published deadline to drop and receive a refund.

Concurrent Registration

Concurrent registration is permitted between Florida Community College and state universities. For more information, contact any FCCJ enrollment services office.

Suspension, Termination or Cancellation of Enrollment

The College reserves the right to suspend, terminate or retroactively cancel the enrollment of any student for either of the following reasons:
  1. disciplinary reasons.
  2. non-payment of course fees when payment is due, including non-payment resulting from dishonored checks or charge cards.
  3. failure to meet the minimum standards of progress.

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