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Full-time Student -
A student registered for 12 semester hours or more for credit.
Gordon Rule -
State Board of Education rule requires that A.A. students
successfully complete 12 credit hours of course work in which they are required
to demonstrate written skills and six credit hours of mathematics course work at
college algebra level or higher.
Grade -
Alphabetical measure of academic success or failure ranging from
excellent to failure (F).
GPA (Grade Point Average) -
Dividing total quality points earned by total
semester hours attempted. GPA’s range from 4.0 to 0.0.
Independent Study -
Eligible students may acquire course credits when needed
through a structured non-classroom student-faculty interaction. The Independent
Study is at the request of the student and approved by the faculty, respective
Dean, and Provost.
International Student -
A student who entered the United States on a
nonimmigrant visa, most often an individual on a student visa. Immigrants,
refugees and U.S. citizens who do not speak English as a native language are not
classified as international students at FKCC.
LOEP (Levels of English Proficiency) -
Assessment used to determine placement
for students whose native language is not English.
Non-Credit –
A continuing professional education course for which college credit
is not granted.
Part-time student - A student registered for fewer than 12 semester hours.
Prerequisite -
Course which must be satisfactorily completed before a higher-
level related course can be taken.
Quality Points
The value, ranging from 4 to 0, for grades for A to F for all courses
completed, used in determining academic average. See also GPA.
Sexual Harassment -
Sexual Harassment is defined as any unwelcome sexual
advance, request for sexual favor, or other verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct
of a sexual nature, whenever:
a. submission of such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term
or condition of an individual’s employment or course progress,
b. submission to rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for
employment or course decisions affecting that individual, or