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Grading Policies And Academic Standards

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Class Schedule And Registration

Class Schedule
the college publishes a "Schedule of Classes" for pre-registration in both the Fall and Spring semesters. The Schedule lists the courses offered, instructors, meeting times, location, days and credit hours. A revised schedule, as needed, is published for registration both semesters.

Registration
Students pre-register for semester courses according to the college Calendar. Faculty program advisors assist students in course selections. Registration is held at the beginning of each semester according to the procedures set by the college. Every student is primarily responsible for his/her own schedule each semester. He/she must consult with the faculty advisor in deciding upon appropriate courses. The advisor's signature must appear on the Registrar's copy of the schedule. For incoming transfer students, the Office of the Registrar must first evaluate their transcripts. Faculty advisors then assist in the determination of the remaining course requirements needed to qualify for graduation.

Changes in Student Schedule - Drop and Add
Students may add or drop a course or courses with the approval of the advisor or head of the department in which the student is enrolled, as specified in the current academic calendar. There is a $5.00 fee for dropping or adding a course after the first day of class. The procedure for dropping a course is for the student to complete a Change of Schedule Form supplied by the Registrar's Office, obtain written approval from the advisor or department head and return the form to the Registrar's Office. Class schedules cannot be changed after the deadline for dropping or adding a class.

In cases of poor performance on placement inventories or weak high school grades, students are placed in communications and mathematics sections which meet five days a week, instead of the usual three. These five-day-a-week sessions earn four semester hours of credit, instead of the usual three. The modified course schedules are designed to allow students the opportunity to obtain a solid foundation in the first year of college and to spend time on two very basic skills - communications - (English) and mathematics. Freshman students with a four-course schedule are lacking one freshman academic course requirement. Advisors are responsible for assisting students in successfully completing this requirement in their subsequent schedules or in summer school.

Changes In Student Schedule And Academic Advising

Changes in Student Schedule - Drop and Add
In cases of poor performance on placement inventories or weak high school grades, students are placed in communications and mathematics sections which meet five days a week, instead of the usual three. These five-day-a-week sessions earn four semester hours of credit, instead of the usual three. The modified course schedules are designed to allow students the opportunity to obtain a solid foundation in the first year of college and to spend time on two very basic skills - communications - (English) and mathematics. Freshman students with a four-course schedule are lacking one freshman academic course requirement. Advisors are responsible for assisting students in successfully completing this requirement in their subsequent schedules or in summer school.

Full-Time Class Load

Full-time students are expected to carry the normal course schedule of 12-18 credit hours per semester. Students requesting to carry more than 18 hours must have the approval of the division dean and the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Students on academic probation are limited to 12 hours.

Attendance Policy
Talladega College students are required to attend all of their classes are responsible for all assigned course material. Students who exceed the cut allowance can have their grade in the course reduced by one letter grade unless the excessive absences are excused.

Classification
the college classifies students according to the following:

  • Class Hours Earned
  • Freshman 0-30 hours
  • Sophomore 31-63
  • Junior 64-94
  • Senior 95-above

Grading Policies

Grading
A semester grade may be A, B, C, D, F or I. Grade A indicates work of exceptional merit, Grade B above average, Grade C average, Grade D poor but passing and Grade F unsatisfactory. For work that has not been completed, a grade of I may be given. W, WP and WF are also used. A grade of W (withdraw) is assigned as the final grade if the student withdraws within a reasonable time. Thereafter, a grade of WF (withdraw failure) or WP (withdraw pass), whichever is appropriate, will be assigned for each course. Withdrawal is not permitted the week before nor the week of final examinations period.

Grading Legend

  • A=90-100
  • B=80-90
  • C=70-79
  • D=60-69
  • F=59 and below

Course Withdrawal with Notation of W
A student who wishes to withdraw from a course after the "Drop and Add" period must obtain the appropriate form the Registration's Office. He or she must complete the form, obtain the necessary signatures, pay any fees incurred, and return the form to the Registrar's Office. A grade of "W" "(Withdraw) is assigned as the final grade if the student withdraws within the designated period. Thereafter, a grade of "WF" assigned for each course. Withdrawal is not permitted the week before nor the week of final examination period.

Discontinued Classes
Whenever a required course is discontinued from the college curriculum and, therefore, no longer a part of any of the curriculum patterns, the faculty in that department just indicate the course(s) which may be substituted for the eliminated course.

Placement Tests
Incoming students are carefully examined for placement in appropriate courses in mathematics and communications. Students showing exceptional skills in mathematics or communications may be exempted from one or both semesters of the regular first year courses, or may take alternate courses to fulfill the requirements.

Students registering for a foreign language that they studied in high school for two or more years in high school must take a placement test to determine specific course in which to enroll. Credit may be given if scores warrant it.

Withdrawal from the college
A student who wishes to withdraw from the college must obtain the appropriate withdrawal form from the Registrar's Office, complete the form, obtain the necessary signatures, and return it to the Registrar's Office. A student is not considered officially withdrawn from the college until the withdrawal form has been completed, signed and returned.

Academic Probation
All freshmen and transfer students will be allowed to remain enrolled for the first two semesters, regardless of academic standing, unless admitted on probation for one semester. However, new students may be placed on probation after one semester. The Academic Review Committee decides if a student is placed on probation. The following guidelines will be used to determine the academic status of the students:

  1. students with a cumulative grade point average below 2.0 will be placed on academic probation; and
  2. students with a cumulative grade point average below 2.0 who have been previously placed on probation may be allowed to remain on probation.

A student on probation is expected to bring his/her grad point average up to 2.0 within one semester. However, an additional semester may be allowed. If the grade point average progress will be suspended. Any student who has been suspended is ineligible to attend Talladega College for the following semester. The student may appeal the suspension decision.

Academic Suspension
Students judged by Academic Review Committee as not making sufficient academic progress will be suspended. Any student who has been suspended is ineligible to attend Talladega College for the following semester. The student may appeal the suspension decision.

Academic Termination
A student who fails to make acceptable academic progress as determined by the Academic Review Committee may be terminated. The student may appeal the decision.

Readmission after Termination
Students who have been terminated from the college for academic reasons and who wish to apply for readmission must submit readmission forms to the Admissions Office. The Academic Review Committee and/or the Office of Academic Affairs must evaluate the readmission forms first, prior to submitting them to the Admissions Office.

Consideration for readmission may be based on one or more of the following

  1. credit from an accredited college or university (3-6 hours with grades(s) of C or higher). The transcript is sent directly to the Registrar's Office and forwarded to the Office of Academic Affairs; service in the Armed Forces
  2. service in the Armed Forces;
  3. full-time work experience (at least six months on the job) with an exceptionally good work record. A letter from the supervisor verifying this work record must be sent directly to the Office of Academic Affairs; and / or
  4. certification by a professional that the student has overcome or adjusted to a physical, mental, or emotional disturbance that may have contributed to his/her unsatisfactory past academic performance

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