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Academic Regulations

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

The requirements, policies and procedures included on this page have been adopted in order to assist students successfully fulfill their responsibilities in the academic programs of the College. Careful adherence to these items will enable the student to properly guide their academic studies. The student is responsible for the procedures, policies, regulations, and requirements listed in the College Catalog and in other official College publications.

Pre-Registration

Currently enrolled Barber-Scotia students may pre-register in November for the spring term and in April for the fall term. Pre-registration periods allow the student an opportunity to select and register for courses to be taken during the upcoming semester. This process assures enrollment in needed courses. Students who fail to participate in pre-registration will be assessed a fee of $25.00 before they can register at the beginning of the new semester. The fee for late registration will be $75.00 for those students who miss the registration deadlines.

Registration

Registration dates are noted in the College Catalog and the Academic Calendar. All students are required to register for classes at the beginning of each semester whether they are in attendance the preceding semester or not. Registration is held between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on designated dates. The student should come prepared for registration with all forms completed: student identification, course selection and times, change of program (if needed), etc. Payment of all fees will be required, at this time. It is important that students register for classes in sequential order. A student receiving a failing grade in the first level of a sequential course must repeat that course before registering for the next level. Should a course be failed, the student must register for that course the next time it is offered. Courses that are designated as 300 and 400 cannot be taken until all general education courses have been completed. Extenuating circumstances for course enrollment must be approved by the student's advisor and registrar. Failure to file a complete program of study and pay all costs by the registration period will result in the assessing of a late registration fee. Late registration is not allowed without special permission.

Final Registration

The courses for which students are registered at the close of the late registration period constitute the official registration and course load for the semester. No student will receive credit for any course or courses for which the student is not officially registered. Failure to attend a course for which the student is registered will result in a grade of "F".

Academic Advisement

Academic advisement is an integral component of the College learning process. All students are assigned an academic advisor when admitted to the College. The students are encouraged to consult their advisor for matters related to academic study; especially course selections and career intentions. The College reserves the right to make change in the assignment of the student's advisor. THE STUDENT IS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COMPLETION OF ALL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS.

Failure To Follow Academic Advice

In an effort to assure students of a high quality education, Barber-Scotia College provides personalized academic advisement. Students who deviate from the recommended course sequence and/or academic advisement will usually experience scheduling difficulty and extended time for their degree completion. The student must assume responsibility for the scheduling of courses and remaining on track toward graduation. The College Catalog provides the student with the standards for course selection and graduation.

Change of Student Directory Information

It is the student's responsibility to notify the Office of the Registrar of any change in the student's personal directory information: name, address, contact number, etc. Failure to report changes in directory information may cause delay in the handling of student records and notifications in case of emergencies.

Enrollment in BSC 110 Freshmen Seminar

All new freshmen and transfer students (transferring less than 30 semester hours) must enroll in BSC 110 at their first registration. Students will not be permitted to drop or withdraw from this course. Students who fail the Seminar must also maintain continuous enrollment in the course until a passing grade is earned.

Courses Requiring Continuous Enrollment

All new freshmen and transfer students (transferring less than six (6) hours of credit in Freshmen English Composition and/or Freshman Mathematics) must maintain continuous enrollment in Eng 131-132 and General College Mathematics I and II until a final grade of "C" or above is earned in each course.

Withdrawal from the College

A student wishing to voluntarily withdraw from the College must meet with the Registrar to initiate a formal withdrawal procedure. Ceasing to attend class without completing this procedure will result in a grade of "F" in all courses. Official withdrawal is not permitted after the date specified on the College Calendar. Withdrawal from College becomes official when the completed withdrawal form is returned to the Office of the Registrar and noted by the Office.

Withdrawal from Courses

Students are expected to follow the course of study selected at the beginning of the semester. Students have the responsibility to make wise decisions with their courses. Should the student decide that it would be in his/her best interest to withdraw from a class, he/she should consult with his/her academic advisor, the financial aid counselor, and the course instructor before beginning the process. Forms for withdrawing from courses after the drop/add period are available in the Office of the Registrar.

The student who withdraws from a course will receive one of the following grades: "W" - Withdrawn -the hours shall not be counted as hours attempted nor shall the student's grade-point average be affected.

"WP" - Withdrawn Passing - the hours shall not be counted as hours attempted nor shall the student's grade-point average be affected.

"WF" - Withdrawn Failing -The hours shall be counted as hours attempted and the student's grade point average shall be affected. The Office of the Registrar will notify the instructors of the course of the student's withdrawal date and the instructor will award the grade. NOTE: Failure to attend a course DOES NOT constitute official withdrawal from a course.

Changing Courses

After a student has completed registration, the only way the student's schedule can be changed is through the drop-add procedure.

Adding and Dropping Courses

Course and sections of instruction may be added to or dropped from a student's schedule only during the designated period at the beginning of each semester. Dropped courses will not appear on the student?s final schedule.

Course Overloads

Students who desire to enroll in more than eighteen (18) credit hours for any given semester may do so with permission from their advisor and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The student should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50. The maximum number of semester hours that will be posted on a transcript for a given semester is twenty-one (21). The student will be charged an additional fee for each semester hour in excess of 18 credit hours.

Class Enrollment

During any semester, the College reserves the right to discontinue any class in which the enrollment is not sufficient to make it feasible to offer the course.

Normal Course Load

The full-time student's credit hours are determined by their expected major of concentration as listed in the curriculum section of the College Catalog. Any student who enrolls in less than twelve (12) hours is considered to be enrolled part-time. The maximum course load is eighteen (18) semester hours. (See Overloads)

Reduced Course Load

A student whose semester or cumulative grade point average is less than the accepted academic process standard (2.00) will carry a reduced load of twelve (12) hours until the cumulative grade point average is acceptable (2.00 or above).

GRADING

Grading is an indication of the academic progress. The student receives a number of grades during the semester but only one ?final? grade. This final grade is based on the quality of the performance of the student throughout the grading period. Consideration of the final grade is given to class participation, homework, special projects, presentations, tests, laboratory activities, mid-term and final examinations, and other student-related responsibilities. A full description of the grading system and all other academic requirements is published in the College Catalog.

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