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  • 1 2020-2021 VGCC Catalog

    2020-2021

    Student Catalog

    Your Gateway to Endless Possibilities

    www.vgcc.edu

    https://www.vgcc.edu/

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................................................... 2

    INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................. 11 ACCREDITATION ......................................................................................................... 11 APPROVALS.................................................................................................................... 11 MEMBERSHIP ................................................................................................................. 11 CATALOG INFORMATION ........................................................................................ 11 DIRECTORY INFORMATION .................................................................................... 12 DIRECTORY OF CORRESPONDENCE ..................................................................... 12 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT .......................................................................... 13 VANCE-GRANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC

    CALENDAR ..................................................................................................................... 14 Semester System ......................................................................................................... 14 Fall Semester 2020 ...................................................................................................... 14 Spring Semester 2021 ................................................................................................. 14 Summer Semester 2021 .............................................................................................. 15

    THE COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION ......................................................................... 16 BOARD OF TRUSTEES ................................................................................................. 16 COLLEGE HISTORY ...................................................................................................... 17 VISION ............................................................................................................................. 20 MISSION .......................................................................................................................... 20 VALUES ............................................................................................................................ 20 GOALS .............................................................................................................................. 21 OPEN DOOR PHILOSOPHY........................................................................................ 22 PERFORMANCE MEASURES ..................................................................................... 23 VISITORS ......................................................................................................................... 24 PUBLIC COMPLAINT PROCEDURES ...................................................................... 24 DISCLOSURE AND CONSUMER INFORMATION .............................................. 24 EMERGENCY INFORMATION ................................................................................... 24 ID CARDS ........................................................................................................................ 25 INCLEMENT WEATHER .............................................................................................. 25 PHOTO USAGE STATEMENT .................................................................................... 25

    ADMISSIONS, REGISTRATION & RECORDS ............................................ 26 GENERAL ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES ................................................................ 26 SELECTIVE ADMISSIONS .......................................................................................... 27

    Selective Admissions Procedures ............................................................................. 27 TRANSFER ADMISSIONS ........................................................................................... 27 REVERSE TRANSFER .................................................................................................... 28 READMISSION PROCEDURES .................................................................................. 28 QUARTER CREDITS ..................................................................................................... 28 ADMISSIONS UNDER SPECIAL CONDITIONS ................................................... 29 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSIONS ........................................................ 30 STUDENT ASSESSMENT AND PLACEMENT TESTING .................................... 31 TESTING SCHEDULE ................................................................................................... 32

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    RESIDENCE STATUS FOR TUITION PURPOSES ................................................. 32 Determining Residency Status.................................................................................. 32

    REGISTRATION ............................................................................................................. 33 New Students .............................................................................................................. 33 Returning Students .................................................................................................... 33 Change of Academic Program .................................................................................. 33 Readmission of Students ........................................................................................... 34 Drop and Add ............................................................................................................. 34 Withdrawal ................................................................................................................. 34 Class Cancellation Policy .......................................................................................... 35 Request for W Grade after the 75% Point ................................................................ 35 Auditing Courses ....................................................................................................... 35 Collection of Social Security Numbers .................................................................... 35 Course Load ................................................................................................................ 35 Course Substitution .................................................................................................... 36

    RELEASE OF INFORMATION .................................................................................... 36 Release of Information: Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) ...... 37

    STUDENT RECORDS .................................................................................................... 37 TRANSCRIPT REQUEST .............................................................................................. 37

    ACADEMIC INFORMATION............................................................................ 38 DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES ....................................................... 38 STUDENT CLASSIFICATION ..................................................................................... 38 ADVANCED PLACEMENT .......................................................................................... 38 CREDIT BY EXAMINATION ....................................................................................... 39 CONTINUING EDUCATION-CURRICULUM AWARDED CREDIT ................. 39 CONTACT HOURS AND CREDIT HOURS* ........................................................... 39 PREREQUISITES ............................................................................................................ 40 DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIES ..................................................................................... 40 ATTENDANCE POLICY ................................................................................................ 40 GRADING SYSTEM AND QUALITY POINTS ........................................................ 41

    ‘AU’ Grade (Audit) .................................................................................................... 41 ‘CE’ Grade (Credit by Examination) ........................................................................ 41 ‘F#’ Grade (Plagiarism) .............................................................................................. 42 ‘G#’ Grade (Grade Forgiven) .................................................................................... 42 'I' Grade (Incomplete) ................................................................................................ 42 ‘P1,’ ‘P2,’ and ‘P3’ Grades (Passing Transition Courses)....................................... 42 ‘PA,’ ‘PB,’ and ‘PC’ Grades (Passing - Developmental) ........................................ 42 ‘R’ Grade (Repeat - Transition) ................................................................................. 43 ‘RF’ Grade (Reschedule - Developmental) .............................................................. 43 'TR' Grade (Transfer Credit) ..................................................................................... 43 ‘W’ Grade (Official Withdrawal from a Course) ...........................................

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