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Academic Load – Students

A full-time student is one who is enrolled in 12 or more credit hours of course work per semester. Average full-time enrollment for most students will vary between 15 and 18 hours of credit. Students who wish to carry more than 21 credit hours must have prior approval from the Vice President of Enrollment and [...]

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Academic Progression and Retention in the Radiography Program

For students enrolled in radiography (RAD), numerical grades below 77% (C) in radiography (RAD) and biology (BIO) courses are considered unsatisfactory attainment of course competency. In these instances, students will not be allowed to progress in the program. Test Grades During the course, if a student scores less than 77% (C) on any evaluation instrument, [...]

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Attendance Requirements

Student are expected to attend every class for which they are scheduled and to arrive on time. Instructors will keep an accurate record of class attendance. Students are responsible for contacting their instructors when unavoidable absences occur and for maintaining contact every few days during any necessary extended absence. Students are responsible for withdrawing from [...]

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Confidentiality of Student Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a Federal law that governs the maintenance of student records. This act, with which the College intends to comply fully, protects the privacy of educational records, establishes the right for students enrolled to inspect records kept by the College about the student and the [...]

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Course Repeat Rule

Students may repeat one time a course for which they received credit regardless of the grade received unless specified in the curriculum. Although both grades will appear on the student’s record, only the higher grade will be counted toward the cumulative grade-point average. For students receiving Veteran’s benefits, approval is required prior to repeating any [...]

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Course Residency Requirement

A minimum of 25% of the total number of credit hours required for graduation in a particular program must be taken at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. No more than75% of required credit hours can be accepted for transfer credit.

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Course Substitution

Student may request credit for a course required in their program of study based on successful completion of a substitute course. Action upon such substitutions must be initiated by the student’s advisor who in turn forwards the request to the appropriate academic dean for approval. A maximum of five courses may be credited for any [...]

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Grade Appeal Policy

Students may appeal a grade awarded in a course or as a final course grade using the grade appeal procedure.  Students may request a grade appeal through the course instructor, a student services counselor or through the online grade appeal request form.  A grade appeal request must be made within ten business days after the [...]

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Grading Policies

Grading Rowan-Cabarrus Community College operates on a grade-point system, and each  student’s academic standing is established by a “Grade-Point Average” (GPA) determined by numerical values assigned to each grade. At the end of each semester, students will access final grades via WebAdvisor based on the following Scale.  Health programs and Developmental Studies courses are graded on a [...]

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Open Door Policy

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has an open-door admission policy for applicants who are high school graduates, are at least 18 years of age or whose admission eligibility conforms to North Carolina law and North Carolina Community College system directives. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to amend the local admissions policy within the parameters permitted [...]

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