Registration Policies

Office of Registrar
The Office of the Registrar is the official custodian of permanent academic records of all past and currently enrolled students at Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center. Students should consult this office with questions concerning possible errors in registration records, dropping and adding courses, cancellation of registration, admission applications, withdrawals, financial arrangements, and questions about course locations and meeting times. Also, transcripts may be requested from this office.
Please report all changes in permanent and local addresses, name, social security, enrollment status, selection of major and minor areas of study, etc. immediately to this office.

Semester Registration
An application fee must accompany all applications for admissions. Registration with tuition fees is due five (5) business days before scheduled classes. Registration is not official until the Office of the Registrar receives the Semester Registration Form (online or hard copy) with payment.
Pre-registration is available online at www.tccttc.org. Payment may be made online via PayPal. Also, students may register in person, by phone or by mail. To register by mail, complete and mail the registration form with your tuition payment.
You may register in person at the Office of the Registrar, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm. TCCTC accepts payment by cash, check, Master Card, Visa, and American Express. Several financial aid options are available. (See the Financial Assistance section for further details.)
Students registering for their first term may do so during Orientation. Transfer students should see their Academic Advisor for assistance with their course selection prior to registration.
Fees are listed with each course and vary according to the number of credit hours taken. Please note that material fees and tuition can change without notice.

Course Load
Students may attend on a full or part-time basis. Twelve (12) undergraduate or nine (9) graduate semester hours constitutes a normal full-time load.
An Academic Advisor must approve a course load of more than twelve (12) undergraduate or nine (9) graduate hours. In no case may a student register for or receive credit for more than eighteen (18) semester hours within one semester. Core courses that receive grades below a “B” (graduate) or “C” (undergraduate) must be repeated.
Students are expected to pace themselves to meet their deadlines and maintain a balanced life. If the course load proves to be too great, students should ask their advisor about possible adjustments.

Schedule Changes and Drop/Adds
Dropping or adding courses is the responsibility of the student and must be submitted in writing to the Registrar. Students are encouraged to discuss course changes with their instructor and Academic Advisor before taking action.
Courses may be added during the first two weeks of the semester. Courses may be dropped or changed from credit to audit at any point during the semester but no financial refund is available after the first two weeks of the semester. Courses may be changed from audit to credit only during the first two weeks of class. All schedule and course status changes are the responsibility of the student and must be requested in writing by established deadlines. Courses dropped will be indicated on the student’s record as “DRP.” A copy of the Drop/Add form is located on page A-15 of the Appendix and at www.tcctc.org.
Students will receive credit for courses they complete and in which they are properly registered. Likewise, students will be held responsible, financially and grade-wise for every course for which they register unless they officially drop the course. When a student does not come to class and fails to drop the course, the student will automatically be given a failing grade.
Refunds for dropped courses are given on a pro-rated basis only within the first two weeks of class. Following this deadline, no refunds are given. Books or course materials for dropped courses will not be reimbursed.

Audit/Credit Changes
To change to credit or audit status, the student must submit a written request to the Registrar for approval. Such changes are handled on a case-by case basis. Students are encouraged to discuss these changes with their instructor and Academic Advisor before making a final decision.
Status in a course may not be changed from audit to credit status after the first two weeks of class. They may be changed from credit to audit at any time during the semester, but after the first two weeks of class, no refunds will be given.

Withdrawal from TCCTC
Students who withdraw from all their classes after the first three weeks of class must complete a Request for Withdrawal. Students will receive a Withdrawal/Passing (WD/P) or Withdrawal/Failing (WD/F) for the course or course from which they have officially withdrawn. Students who do not officially withdraw from courses will be assigned an “F” for those courses.
Students who withdraw from the Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center will receive a percentage of paid tuition according to the following schedule:

First week: 100%;
Second week: 75%;
Third week: 50%.
After the third week: No refunds will be made

Textbooks, application fees and registration fees are not refundable.
Students who withdraw may apply for reinstatement or readmission. However, reinstatement or readmission will be considered on a case-by-case basis and is not automatic. Students who totally withdraw from an academic program at TCCTC and are readmitted at a later date are subject to the degree requirements of the current catalog at the date of re-enrollment.

Prerequisites
Students are responsible for meeting prerequisites for each course in which they enroll. The student must have any substitutions for prerequisites approved by the Academic Advisor.

Student Classifications
A degree candidate is a student who has been officially admitted as a candidate for a particular degree or diploma.

A student who takes courses for credit, but who has not been admitted to a degree program is classified as a special student.

A student who is taking courses for personal growth (non-credit or audit) is an auditor. Auditors do not receive academic credit for courses. Audited courses cannot be changed from audit or credit after the first two weeks of class. Student records are not kept for these courses.

A student taking 12 undergraduate or 9 graduate credit hours per semester is considered to be a full-time student. A student who is taking less is considered to be a part-time student.

Students who wish to register for more than twelve credit hours must have the permission of the student advisor to take an overload. Students are strongly advised to register for no more than the standard twelve to fifteen credit hour study load.

Declaring or Changing Majors
Students who plan to obtain degrees are encouraged to declare their intended major early in their academic life and request an advisor in that academic discipline. The declared major is extremely important because it directs students to the appropriate pre-requisite courses for that major.
Students are allowed to change their major at any time during the semester by contacting their Academic Advisor. Understanding degree requirements is crucial to the smooth progression to graduation.

Undeclared Majors
TCCTC allows undergraduate students to have an undeclared major until 50% of required semester hours have been completed. Graduate students must declare majors no later than the second semester of their study. Students in degree programs will meet with their Academic Advisor upon acceptance into the program. All degree-seeking students should schedule appointments with their Academic Advisor regularly prior to registering for classes.

Veteran’s Attendance Policy
Excused absences will be granted for extenuating circumstances only. Excused absences must be substantiated by entries in students’ files.
Each class cut will be counted as one (1) absence. Students exceeding two (2) absences in a semester will be terminated from their VA benefits for unsatisfactory attendance.
The student’s attendance record will be retained in the veteran’s file for USDVA and SAA audit purposes.

Standards of Academic Progress for VA Students
Students receiving VA educational benefits must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 or C average each semester.
A VA student whose CGPA falls below 2.0 or C average at the end of any semester, will be placed on academic probation for a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms of enrollment. If the VA student’s CGPA is still below 2.0 or C average at the end of the second consecutive term of probation, the student’s VA educational benefits will be terminated.
A VA student terminated from VA educational benefits due to unsatisfactory progress my petition TCCTC to be recertified after attaining a CGPA of 2.0 or C average.

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