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Should any guarantee be denied, students have the right of appeal. Each state
university and community college shall make available established appeal
procedures through the respective articulation officers, Dean of Student Affairs.
STUDENT LOAD
The normal semester credit load for full-time students is 12 to 16 hours.
CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS
A degree student is one admitted to a planned program leading to a degree or
certificate. An unclassified student is one admitted to credit courses, but not to
a planned program leading to a degree or certificate. An audit student enrolls
for informational instruction only and receives no credit. A full-time student is
registered for at least 12 semester hours for credit in either of Terms I or II or III. A
part-time student is registered for less than 12 semester hours for credit in either
of Terms I or II or III. A freshman student is a degree student who has earned less
than 24 semester hours of credit. A sophomore student is a degree student who
has earned 24 or more semester hours of credit.
COMPLETING MORE THAN ONE DEGREE OR
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM WHILE ATTENDING FKCC
It is possible to complete program requirements for two different programs within
a degree category or to complete two separate degree requirements. In order to
receive dual degrees or certificates, you must complete the course requirements
for both programs and earn 15 semester hours of credit beyond the requirements
of the first degree.
WITHDRAWAL GRADE PROCEDURE
The student may withdraw without academic penalty from any course by the
70%
point in the semester. An instructor may withdraw a student from courses for
excessive absences and/or non-attendance up to the 70% point in the semester.
(
Withdrawals after that date will be granted only through approved college
procedures).
The student will be permitted a maximum of two (2) withdrawals per course. Upon
the third attempt, the student will not be permitted to withdraw and will receive
a grade for that course. Students who drop a class before the last day to receive a
refund will receive a 100% refund. (Refer to the college calendar for appropriate
date). Students who do not officially withdraw will be assigned a letter grade by
the instructor. The last day to officially withdraw is listed on the college calendar as
well as the printed term schedule. Students are reminded that instructors are not
permitted to change the academic status of a student, i.e., award a grade of
W (withdraw)” or “X (audit)” on the final roster. It is the student’s responsibility to
withdraw or change his/her registration status by the published deadlines.