Student Policies

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 Center staff if students are not listed on their rosters or if students do not attend classes. Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center reserves the right to handle individual cases of nonattendance as the need arises.

Students who register 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 as well.

A student with excessive unexcused absences in any course may be required by the academic dean or Registrar to drop the course with a failing grade (“F”). A student who is absent for a period of two weeks will be automatically removed from the class roster (students are requested to officially drop such courses, in writing). Students must have the permission of the Center Director or the student’s Academic Advisor to be readmitted to the Center and may be required to reduce their academic load.

Students should always be on time for each scheduled class session unless there is an emergency or the student has prior permission from the instructor. Arriving a little early allows time to become focused before the class begins. Also, all assignments should be completed by the due dates. The instructor determines how late assignments and tardiness affect student grades. If faculty members excuse absences, the student should still arrange to complete the missed course requirements. The student is responsible for all missed assignments. Certificate students have a required attendance of 80% for each course and 100% attendance for each workshop. Certificate students, who attend less than 80% of a class, without completing a Drop/Add form or having the consent of the faculty member (e.g. extenuating circumstances), will be automatically dropped from that class with a failing grade (no credit). In such cases, no refunds 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
Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center 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. Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center 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 sessions.

Assignment Deadlines
All assignments, whether reading or written, are due as required by the instructor. Credit-earning students who do not submit to the Registrar, the required written paper within one week of the end of the workshop or seminar will not receive academic credit.

Semester Deadline for Coursework
The official end of each term is 4:00 p.m. on the last day of the examination schedule. This is the deadline for handing in all coursework. Instructors may set earlier deadlines for submission of any or all course work. If students want to have the assignment returned, they must attach a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Homework Standard
Student pursuing academic credit should expect a sizable workload of approximately two (2) hours of study for every hour in class, though study times vary. The Center 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).

Recording Classes – Students
Some classes are recorded by the Center with the permission of the instructor. Students who wish to record specific class sessions must provide their own equipment and must obtain permission from the instructor prior to recording.

Cell Phones in Class
Cell phones are not allowed during class time, unless the student has the permission of his or her 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, he or she should sit near the door and exit quietly to answer the call when it is received.

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

Disruptive Behavior
Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center reserves the right to deny admission or remove those for whom there is evidence the individual may be disruptive or may interfere with the orderly conduct, process, functions, or programs of the college.

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 his or her ideas. The Center expects students to be honorable in all academic and study work and in their personal lives. It is the policy of Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center to uphold the highest standards of integrity in research and creative activity. Following are specific examples of plagiarism:

The words, sentences, ideas, conclusions, examples and/or organization of an assignment are borrowed from a source (a book, a newspaper or magazine article, a journal, an internet site where a book, newspaper, article, journal or article is cited or published; or another student’s paper, tapes, movies, etc.) without acknowledging the source.

• A student submits work done by another student—in part or in whole—in place of his or her own work.
• A student submits assignments received from the Internet, from commercial firms, or from any other person or group.
• A student knowingly aids another student in plagiarizing an assignment as defined above.

Students who intentionally present others work as their own, are subject to dismissal from Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center.