Darton State College Catalog 2013 - 2014 - page 66

division who will assist them in planning their program of study each semester. Students
who are undecided as to major or Learning Support students are assigned specially
designated faculty. Students may change advisors for personal or academic reasons by
consultation with the Dean/Chair of their major division.
Academic advisors are available to help students with their academic planning
throughout their program at Darton State College. Even though advising weeks are
scheduled periodically throughout the year, students are encouraged to discuss any
academic problems they encounter with their faculty advisor.
Two Year Schedule of Classes
- A printed two-year schedule of classes is available in
the administrative and divisional offices on the campus. The two year schedule shows a list
of planned courses and as such is subject to change. At its sole discretion, the College
may revise this schedule and any information contained herein, without advance notice. No
contract, either expressly or implied, is created by this schedule.
Students who desire to change their program of study should discuss their intentions
with their academic advisors. The Registrar must approve all changes in program of study.
To facilitate the change, students should complete a Change of Major form with their
advisor or division administrative assistant. This form may also be found at
Learning Support Course Requirements
- When placement test scores indicate that
students may not be able to attain their educational goals in one or more of the basic skills
areas, they are required to enroll in the appropriate Learning Support courses prior to
enrollment in the college-level basic skills courses. Currently, COMPASS test scores below
74 in reading, 60 in English, or below 37 in Algebra will require one or more Learning
Support classes in each area of deficiency. Learning Support courses are ENGL 0099,
Learning Support English; READ 0099, Learning Support Reading and Study Skills; and
MATH 0097 and 0099, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra.
Students must take Learning Support courses required of their curriculum. Students
must register for
required Learning Support courses
registering for any credit
work. Students are permitted to enroll in credit courses (1) if they have completed or are
enrolled in all their Learning Support courses, and (2) if the Learning Support course is not
a prerequisite. Students enrolled in both Learning Support work and credit work may
drop a Learning Support course unless they also drop
credit work.
A student who
accumulates thirty semester college credit hours and has not successfully
completed required Learning Support courses may enroll only in Learning Support
courses until requirements are successfully completed.
Learning Support Format
- All Learning Support courses offer special instruction
designed to correct students’ basic skills deficiencies; such deficiencies are identified
through placement and diagnostic testing. To exit a Learning Support area, students must
satisfy the instructional requirements of all required courses and must pass the COMPASS
exit test. Mathematics, Reading, and Writing Laboratories are open both day and night for
individual assistance for students with specific problems. These laboratories have both
directors and student assistants for tutorial services at no additional cost to the student.
Learning Support Course Credits
- Students who successfully complete these courses
will be awarded institutional college credit for their achievement. Credit hours earned in
Learning Support courses will be in addition to those required for graduation.
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