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POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
participating in the External Programs Division are subject
to the policies and regulations of the college as stated
in the catalog. Therefore, students should become thoroughly
familiar with the Financial and Academic Policies and other
college regulations. There are a few policies which are
not applicable to External Programs students. These policies
concerning the use of dormitories do not pertain to off-campus
students residing in their domicile.
attending classes off-campus are not required to register
students are not required to attend chapel.
than these exceptions, all policies and regulations are
ADVISEMENT FOR SELECTING COURSES
students will be assigned to advisors based on their proposed
majors or to general advisors if their objective is undecided.
Advisors help plan and approve students' programs prior
are strongly encouraged to be prompt and attend all scheduled
classes. Since many External Programs classes meet only
one night per week, it is easy to accumulate excessive absences.
College policy permits instructors to set the attendance
policy for their classes. Students should check with the
course instructors concerning specific policy implementation.
off-campus classes are presented in school buildings belonging
to local school boards with the consent of a local board.
It is expected that students will display conduct becoming
adults while attending External Programs classes. Specifically,
the following policy is enforced regarding student behavior
while attending classes.
smoking in the classroom or building unless it is marked
"Smoking Area." Students smoking outside the building
should insure that all cigarettes, etc. are properly extinguished
and disposed of.
beverages are prohibited.
COURSE DELIVERY FORMATS
External Programs classes are offered in a variety of formats
that include attendance once a week, twice a week, evenings,
days, or weekends on 4 week, 8 week, or 16 week schedule.
Courses are also offered online and in a mix of onlne and face-to-face classes. The length of class meetings or number of class meetings
will vary depending upon the type of course being offered
and semester hours carried. External Programs provide
college level instruction primarily to non-traditional students.
Many of who are older, work full-time, have a Family and
a household, in addition to their newly acquired responsibilities
in education. As a result, there exist within the student
the constant tension to balance these responsibilities.
Sometimes a sense of "over-load" will entice them to appeal
for a reduction in academic rigor. We serve neither the
College nor the student well if we make such alterations.
Cheating on quality or content, even with consent of the
one being cheated, is still cheating and all who participate
experience a sense of being tarnished.
DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY
wishing to take a regular college course through Directed
Independent Study must meet the guidelines listed below.
The student' s advisor must complete an Independent Study
Request form verifying that the student meets all guidelines
for an Independent Study and that the advisor recommends
that the student be permitted to take a course in this manner.
The criteria for taking a course by independent study includes
but is not limited to the following.
student must be a full-time Brewton-Parker student classified
as a junior or senior lacking no more than 45 semester
hours in his/her Bachelor's degree program.
course must be one required in the student's degree program
and there must be no other opportunity to take the course
before completion of degree.
course must be one which can be taught by independent
approved instructor of the course must agree to teach
guidelines apply to on-campus and off-campus students
college does not offer Directed Independent Study courses
to transient students.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE: DROP/ADD
may be changed after classes begin each semester during
the drop/add period published in the College calendar if
such changes are approved by the advisor and instructor.
may officially drop and add courses through the designated
date published in the college calendar. A course is officially
dropped or added by completing a course drop request form,
obtaining the required approvals, and depositing it in the
office of the Registrar or by completing the drop/add process
on campus web. In cases of withdrawal from a course
after the drop/add period, the
involved will determine whether the grades assigned are
to be "WP" or "WF", depending on whether students were passing
or failing the course at the time of the withdrawal. No
students are permitted to selectively withdraw officially
from a course in the final two weeks of classes for that
course. Students who withdraw unofficially are subject to
the penalty of failure for excessive absences.
voluntarily withdrawing from school must consult the Registrar
so that official withdrawals can be made. Students failing
to do so may receive failing grades and be ineligible for
refund of any portion of their fees. Students who
withdraw from school before the last day of registration
for the semester will receive no grade. Those who withdraw
after this date will receive a grade of "WP" if they are
passing; "WF" if they are failing. Students who drop
out of class without officially withdrawing are subject
to being withdrawn by the Provost's office. Students withdrawn
in this fashion should expect to receive "F" grades.
APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION
who plan to graduate must do the following:
a declaration of intent to graduate and complete a graduation
check list by the end of the fourth week of the term prior
to the last term of attendance. This is done in the Registrar's
an application for graduation and pay required graduation
fee by February 15 of the year of anticipated graduation.
Graduation will be held once a year at the end of Spring
Semester. Students who finish the requirements for
graduation at the end of any other semester will be included
in the succeeding