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Students who have graduated from Capital Community College
Associate's Degree
Community Colleges award two year degrees, with either AS (Associate in Science) or AA (Associate in Arts). Students must have earned at least 60 credits and an average of 2.0 designations.
Audit
When a student chooses to audit a class, he/she would not receive college credit for the course. Student attends class, and may choose to complete homework assignments as a contributing member of the class.
Bursar
The Bursar is the business office responsible for collection of a students’ tuition and fees for the semester, and is located on the second floor of the building.
Certificate:
A specialized number of courses in a chosen field make up a certificate program, including Accounting, Computers, or Early Childhood. Students must earn at least an average of 2.0 to be awarded the certificate and complete all required courses. Click here to view Certificate Programs.
College Work Study:
College Work Study can be part of a financial aid award. A student is eligible to work up to 15 hours a week during the regular semester in a college department that has an available opening. Students may work extra hours during holiday or semester breaks. The assignment is made by the Financial Aid office.
Credit Hours:
Credit hours are determined by the number of hours a specific class is scheduled per week over a fifteen week semester. For example, Eng 101(English Composition) is 3 credits and CHE 111(Concepts of Chemistry) is worth 4 credits. Each program requires a specific number of credits in various categories (including Humanities, Science, Math, or Social Science.) to meet graduation requirements.
Cumulative Point Average:
The cumulative point average is a numerical weighting associated with the student’s course work over a semester or semesters.
De-registration:
A student is de-registered from a class if the tuition for the semester is not paid on time. The student may not return to class until the financial obligation of paying that tuition bill has been met.
Add/Drop:
The add/drop period is a specific time prior to the start of classes and through the first week of the semester to drop a class that that the student registered for, and then if desired, select a new course(s) and add it the class schedule.
Electives:
Electives are courses that a student chooses in a degree or certificate program. Electives may be free (any course may be chosen) or a course in the major that is offered but not required in the curriculum.
Financial Aid:
Upon timely completion of the admission process, the Financial Aid office may award to eligible students an amount of money(grants) to cover the costs of tuition and books. Note: Money is allocated according to the student’s financial needs. Every student who receives a financial aid award must remain in good academic standing in their classes.
Full-Time Student:
A full-time student is an individual who registers for at least 12 credits(4 courses) in a semester. Developmental courses(non-credit Math and English classes) that a student must take are counted as part of the course load. A student who takes three four- credit courses [i.e., Mat 186(Precalculus), Bio 105(Intro to Biology) and Acc111(Principles of Accounting] is considered full-time.
Graduation:
When a student completes all requirements in a degree or certificate program, the individual will receive an associate degree(at least 60 credits required for graduation) or a certificate in a specific area of study. Graduation is held at the end of the Spring semester at the College.
Matriculation:
A student who has completed the steps of the admission process and has chosen a degree or certificate program is considered a matriculated student. A matriculated student is eligible to apply for financial aid.
MyCommNet:
MyCommNet is an information system which allows students to register for courses, pay tuition, view grades, check financial aid, and access WebCTVista. 
Non-degree:
A student who chooses to fill out the application and does not complete the remaining steps of the admission process is identified as a non-degree student. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.
Pell Grant:
A Pell grant is a form of federal financial aid that is awarded to eligible students based on specific criteria. Pell Grants are not repaid by the student.
Part-Time Student:
A part-time student is an individual who registers for less than 12 credits in a semester. A part-time student can receive financial aid as long as 2 courses (6 credits) are taken during the semester.
Prerequisite:
A prerequisite is a required college course that a student registers for before taking a higher level class in a particular discipline. The prerequisite course offers the opportunity for the student to acquire basic knowledge and academic skills to succeed in the more difficult class. In some cases, the prerequisite may be a non- credit Math or English course(Example: Mat 094 before taking Che 111, Concepts of Chemistry) or the first class in a series of courses(Example: Acc 111, Accounting I is taken before Acc 112, Accounting II.) Prerequisites must be completed and passed before the student may proceed to the next level of coursework.
Quality Point Average:
The quality point average is the numerical value given to each grade received in every course during a semester. For example, a grade of B is multiplied by the number of credits for the course, thus producing a total of 9 quality points. The total number of quality points earned in a semester is divided by the number of total credits attempted.
Registration:
Registration is the process of formal selection of courses for a particular semester. Once, the chosen classes are entered into the Banner computer system, a seat is reserved for the student in the course. It is the student’s responsibility to pay the appropriate course fees and tuition to complete the steps of the registration process.
Withdrawal:
Withdrawal is a process initiated by the student by filling out the required form in the Registrar’s Office, allowing the student to leave the class through the ninth week of the semester. Once the tenth week of the semester begins, the student must obtain the signature of the instructor, and return the form to the Registrar’s Office. The final exam day is not considered a class day. A student who stops coming to class, and does not complete the official process of withdrawal is not considered withdrawn from class. Leaving the class without official withdrawal leads to negative consequences.
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