Student Responsibilities

Attendance

It is your responsibility to attend all meetings of each course in which you are enrolled. It is especially important to attend the first two meetings. If y ou do not, you may be dropped from the class. If you miss four classes during the semester, your instructor may drop you. After an absence, check with your instructor about completing missed assignments.

Withdrawals
It is your responsibility to drop any class that you no longer plan to attend. If you do not officially drop a calss, you may receive a grade of "F". Contact the Admissions & Records Office (room 100) to find out about drop deadlines. DO NOT ASSUME THAT THE INSTRUCTOR WILL DROP YOU! Important deadlines each semester include:

Academics

Schedule of Classes
The schedule of classes provids course descriptions of classes offered for the current semester and contains: Some college policies, Course information, such as- Day and time of classes, Room location of classes, Section numbers of classes and Instructors of classes.

Grading
Grades are represented by the following symbols:

Symbol Definition Point Value
A Excellent 4
B Good 3
C Satisfactory 2
D Passing, less than satisfactory 1
F Failing 0
CR Credit (passing) 0
NC No Credit 0
I Incomplete 0
W Withdrawal (by end of the 13th week) 0

HOW TO COMPUTE YOUR GRADE POINT AVERAGE-
To compute your GPA, divide the total number of grade points earned by the total number of units attempted. Example:

CLASS GRADE POINT VALUE   UNITS   GRADE POINTS
Spanish 1
B
3
x
5
=
15
Math 125
B
3
x
3
=
9
 
8
24
        total units attempted   total grade points earned
Total grade points earned / Total units attempted = GPA
24 / 8 = 3.0

INCOMPLETE GRADES
An incomplete grade is given to a student who has not completed a class due to unforeseen circumstances (such as illness). When a grade of "I"is given, a contract must be completed by the instructor. The contract will list the conditions for removal of the "I" grade. Students must make up an "I" grade within one year.

Probation and Disqualification
Probation is a support system used to assist a student who has a history of unsuccessful academic progross.

ACADEMIC PROBATION
A student is placed on Academic Probation when:

ACADEMIC DISQUALIFICATION
Students on Academic Probation are subject to disqualification if they fail to progress academically for two consecutive semesters, or have demonstrated unsatisfactory citizenship.
A disqualified student may petition for readmission after one semester or more. He/she must present evidence of a serious intent to succeed, and have a realistic academic goal identified. If the petition is granted, the student will be admitted on Academic Probation and may have enrollment limitations.

Parking

Parking policies at the Community Education Center are the same as on the PCC main campus. Daily CEC parking permits may be purchased from dispensers located throughout the parking lots. Permits are good for the entire day and/or evening

Semester parking permits may be purchased in the CEC Admissions & Records Office (room 100) for the fall and spring semester and for winter and summer intersessions.

CEC semester parking permits are NOT valid for parking at the PCC main campus. A free shuttle service is available for students wishing to travel between campuses. The shuttle departs approximately every 30 minutes from each campus, between 7am and 10pm, Monday through Friday. Shuttle hours are subject to change.

Books

Students are responsible for the purchase of books required in each class. Purchases may be made at the PCC bookstore, located at 1570 E. Colorado Boulevard. You may call (626)585-7378 for bookstore hours.

Revised August 12, 2010

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