Student Policies

Where Character is Developed with Intellect

Class Attendance and Timeliness
Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes as well as other activities such as examinations, study halls, and tutorials, as determined by their programs, faculty and staff.  An official record of student attendance will be kept for each course.  Faculty will notify TCCTC staff if students are not listed on their rosters or if students do not attend classes.  TCCTC reserves the right to handle individual cases of nonattendance as the need arises.

Students who register for a course for academic credit or personal growth, but do not attend or drop the course, will be billed for the course.  Academic students will receive a failing grade for the course as well.

A student who is absent for a period of two weeks at the beginning of the semester will be automatically removed from the class roster (students are requested to officially drop such courses, in writing).  A student with excessive unexcused absences during the semester may be required to drop the course with a failing grade. These students must have the permission of the registrar to register for future classes, and may be required to reduce their academic load.

Students should be on time for each scheduled class unless there is an emergency or the student has prior permission from the instructor.  Arriving early allows time to become focused before the class begins.

Certificate students have a required attendance of 80% for each course and 100% attendance for each workshop.  Certificate students, who attend less than 85% of a class without completing a Drop/Add form or the consent of their instructor (e.g. extenuating circumstances), will be automatically dropped from that class with a failing grade (no credit) and no tuition refund will be given.

Class Participation
Students are to be active and involved learners.  They should seek information and answers to questions that relate to the course and participate fully in class discussions.  Each instructor determines the portion of the grade that is determined by class participation.

Classroom Counseling Liability
TCCTC is an educational institution.  In the process of education and training, students may be asked to participate in role-playing, class practicums, and other supervised practices.  TCCTC is not responsible for counseling practice sessions in the classroom setting.  Classroom activities are reserved for educational and training purposes only and are not to be interpreted as personal counseling session.

Assignment Deadlines
All assignments, whether reading or written, are due as required by the instructor.    The instructor determines how late assignments and tardiness affect student grades.  If faculty members excuse absences, the student must still arrange to complete the missed course requirements.  The student is responsible for all missed assignments regardless of the reason for the absence.
Credit-earning students who attend a workshop or seminar must submit the required written assignment within one week of the end of the workshop or seminar to the registrar to receive academic credit.

Semester Deadline for Coursework
All coursework, whether for a class or seminar, should be received from students by the last day of class or, if the instructor indicates, within seven days following the last day of class. (Instructors may set earlier deadlines at their discretion.)  If students want to have an assignment returned, they must attach a self-addressed stamped envelope to their work.

Homework Standard
Students pursuing academic credit should expect a sizable workload of approximately two hours of study for every one hour in class, though study times vary.  TCCTC bases its academic standards on those promulgated by the A.T.S. (Association of Theological Schools) and the SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).

Cell Phones
Cell phones are not allowed during class unless the student has the permission of the instructor.  Students who need access to a cell phone during class should place the phone on vibrate. If the student is expecting an emergency call they should sit near the door and exit quietly to answer the call.

Children in the Classroom
TCCTC values family life and supports policies and benefits that are supportive of families. While TCCTC seeks to provide an environment open to work and family issues, and accepts persons less than 18 years of age as students, TCCTC cannot allow the continued or reoccurring presence of children (defined as persons below the age of 18 years old) in the classroom or facility for the following reasons: (1) the potential for interruption of class; and (2) health, safety and liability concerns. TCCTC welcomes children on its campus and to its programs when their purpose is to attend classes, seminars or training sessions, or to participate in activities, specifically scheduled and designed for their benefit.

Dress Code
Our appearance reflects on our Christian testimony, our school and ourselves – therefore, a sense of modesty about one’s appearance when sitting in a classroom is expected of all. The goal is to be sure that students maintain a positive appearance and not offend fellow students, faculty or visitors.

The TCCTC Student Dress Code Policy applies to all students.

  1. Students are expected to dress appropriately for school in casual or business casual attire.
  2. Students are expected to be well-groomed and wear clean clothing.
  3. Clothing with offensive or inappropriate words, designs or stamps are not permitted.
  4. Clothing should not be too revealing or sexually suggestive.
  5. Necklines should be high enough and tops long enough to be suitably modest.
  6. Shorts, skirts, dresses, and clothing with slits should be mid-thigh length or longer.
  7. Shirts must cover chest and back, and not be made of see-through material. The stomach, cleavage, and excess armpit area should not be visible.
  8. Pants should fit appropriately, without sagging, and hide all undergarments.
  9. Shoes are required at all times for the safety of the student.
  10. Hats should be removed while in the classroom.

The president and/or registrar (or their representative) will assess violations of TCCTC’s Student Dress Code. When a student is notified they are in violation, the student will be expected to immediately correct the issue. This may include having to leave school to change clothes. Repeated violations may result in disciplinary action.

Name Tags
Students are encouraged to wear name tags during class.  This practice enables students to get to know each other and to communicate by name.

Disruptive Behavior
TCCTC reserves the right to require a student to withdraw from the school for justifiable cause at any time.  TCCTC reserves the right to deny admission or remove from enrollment, those individuals who display disruptive behavior or, in any way, interfere with the orderly conduct, process, functions, or programs of the college.

Plagiarism
Plagiarism occurs when a student presents another person’s ideas or words as his own.  It also occurs when a student intentionally or unintentionally fails to cite the source of their ideas.  TCCTC expects students to be honorable in their academic and their personal life.  It is the policy of TCCTC to uphold the highest standards of integrity in research and creative activity.

Media Release 
All classes and seminars are recorded by TCCTC. Recordings are used for student purchase, promotion, marketing and publicizing.  Students will be asked to sign a Media Release form if TCCTC is capturing footage where their name, likeness, image, voice, appearance and/or performance is being recorded and reproduced as a product of TCCTC.

Refunds
All refunds, issued for any reason, are subject to a $25 non-refundable administrative fee. Refunds are not available for courses where the tuition does not exceed $25.

For additional information please see the Student Handbook.