The College offers academic advising to all students enrolled at JSCC. To schedule a Dual Enrollment/Accelerated advising meeting, please e-mail a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who feel that a college policy has been applied unfairly to their situation have the right to appeal. Student complaints/appeals may include but are not limited to the following: Financial Aid Awards or Loss of Aid, Traffic Citations and Fines, Business Office Receivables, Student Refunds, Suspensions, Audit to Credit/Credit to Audit Registrations, Returned Checks. Students must complete a Complaint/Appeal form which can be found by searching “Forms” through www.jeffersonstate.edu. For more information on Appeals, please see page 268 in the student handbook.
Students who withdraw or make below a “C” in any of their dual enrollment classes are subject to a 1 term suspension, not including a summer term. Students may resume dual enrollment classes after following their 1 term suspension but they must reapply.
The annual academic calendar in the Catalog applies to all students including dual enrollment students. The term calendar also appears on the class schedule, along with the final examination schedule. Students are responsible for noting such relevant dates as holidays and the last day to withdraw without penalty.
Important: Dual Enrollment students should allow time before registration day for consulting high school officials, completing all paperwork including securing signatures on the Signature Page, and making financial and other arrangements to attend. High schools may establish deadlines for interested students to begin the process.
Dual Enrollment/Accelerated students are not permitted to register themselves. Students will be registered via the Dual Enrollment personnel once registration opens and all their application documents have been received. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Schedule changes may only take place during the add/drop period. To add or change classes, students must submit a new Signature Page signed by their high school counselor. To drop a course, the student must notify the Dual Enrollment Department in writing. Permission from your high school counselor may also be required.
Jefferson State Community College’s grading system as outlined in the Catalog (page 51) applied to all students. In every credit course, the instructor awards a letter grade of A, B, C, D, F, I, or W. Students may access their grade reports by logging into their Blackboard account. The Dual Enrollment office will report the letter grade to the student’s high school counselor for all dual enrollment students. All grades are subject to Public Law 93-380, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. In no case will grades be divulged via telephone or fax.
Any student who earns a D, F, I or W during a semester will be ineligible to continue in Dual Enrollment. The student will be suspended for 1 semester, not including a summer term. Grades are considered final once they have been officially posted. JSCC does not require the reporting of numeric grades. Should a student or counselor require numeric grades, they must contact the instructor directly.
Jefferson State Community College follows an ongoing procedure to evaluate instruction in all its classes. Local school systems will devise their own methods of evaluating JSCC courses for which they award high school credit.
Transfer of Dual Enrollment Courses
Credit and Transcripts
Faculty members teaching college-credit courses at Jefferson State Community College must meet or exceed the minimum level of education for college instructors specified by the Southern Association of Colleges and Commissions on Colleges. According to the SACS guidelines for faculty credentials, the faculty teaching general education courses at the undergraduate level require a doctorate or master's degree in the teaching discipline or a master's degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).For more information, visit www.sacscoc.org Comprehensive Standard 3.7.1 of Principles of Accreditation
Jefferson State Community College will require the submission of official transcripts to be reviewed by the Department Chair in the respective academic discipline.
Student Disability Services Notice
Privacy of Student Records
In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly known as the Buckley Amendment, Jefferson State Community College will not release information concerning its students except for directory information and as stipulated in paragraph 3 below.
Directory information will be released to anyone who asks for it, unless the student specifies in writing to the Admissions Office that this information is to be withheld. In such cases, directory information will not be released. Directory information is defined as follows:
A student over the age of 18 is considered an “eligible student” within the definition of the law and controls who has access to his or her records.
A parent of an eligible student does not automatically have access to the student’s records. In order for a parent to have access to a student’s records, beyond directory information and without written permission from the student, a parent must certify that the student is economically depended as defined by Section 152 of the International Revenue Code of 1954.
If a parent can prove dependency by showing a copy of the parent’s current tax report form or another acceptable report of current dependency to the Dean of Student Services, the parent may have total access to the student’s file.
Jefferson State Community College will release a student’s educational records without his or her approval only as follows:
Release of Transcripts
In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Jefferson State Community College does not release transcripts of a student’s grades except upon the student’s written request. A student, or former student, who needs a transcript from JSCC should complete a transcript request form, and indicated the name of the institution or person whom the record should be sent. Student should be sure to state all names which may have been entered on their college records. A student may secure an unofficial transcript for personal use but official transcripts are sent only to other colleges or organizations for reference purposes. Transcripts are not issued to students who have failed in some way to complete their application procedures, registration or obligations to the Community College.