Cerro Coso Community College

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Drop Policy

First Day Drop

Students MUST show up on the first day of the course if they are registered for the course or if they are on the waitlist. Students who DO NOT attend the first course meeting will be DROPPED from the course or the waitlist. Students who attend the first session may be moved from the waitlist to the course based on the enrollments available and the students' position on the waitlist. Students dropped for non-attendance will not be able to re-enroll. Be aware Cerro Coso will ONLY contact you using your CC generated email.

Online students who are registered for an online course may log in to their course starting the Friday before the semester begins and MUST login by 8:00 pm on the first day of an online course or they will be DROPPED from the course. STUDENTS NOT LOGGED IN BY 8:00 PM WILL BE DROPPED. To login to your class, go to InsideCC (or InsidePC or Inside BC, depending on your email address extension), login, click on the "My Courses" tab, click on your class. Be aware Cerro Coso will ONLY contact you using your CC generated email. Check our CC generated email early and often. It is the student's responsibility to attend the first day or to notify the instructor in advance.

CC Online Students must log in to their Fall 2017 classes by 8:00pm Pacific Time on August 21, 2017. Classes should be available for log in on Friday, August 18, after 12:00pm Pacific Time.

Students are responsible for officially withdrawing from any course or courses in which they no longer wish to be enrolled. Non-attendance does not release the student from this responsibility. How to Drop a Class

Drop for Non-Attendance

Regular active participation is expected of all students enrolled in the college. Students not actively participating in a course may be dropped from the course. The active participation practice for each course is established by the instructor and communicated in the course syllabus. Instructors are responsible for maintaining accurate records of active participation.

Last Day to Withdraw Without a W on the Permanent Record (20% date)

A student whose pattern of participation shows him or her to be inactive shall be dropped by the instructor prior to the Last Day to Withdraw without a W on the Permanent Record.

Last Day to Withdraw With a W on the Permanent Record (60% date)

A student also shall be dropped by the instructor anytime up to the 60% date when he or she has been absent from or not actively participating in class for a total of two consecutive weeks. Students MAY be dropped when non-consecutive absences amount to no less than two weeks of the course, or the equivalent time for a short-term class, recorded from the first day of instruction. Any drop practice of this kind for non-consecutive absences is established by the instructor and communicated on the course syllabus.

While it is the responsibility of instructors to communicate attendance and participation practices and to apply them uniformly to all students, it is the responsibility of the student to be aware of his or her current attendance/participation status. Students who know they will be absent or not actively participating in a course should notify the instructor of the reason. Notification in no way requires the faculty member to excuse the absence and in no way relieves the student of responsibility for completing and submitting missed work.

Faculty members are asked to give consideration to students who participate in excused, college-sponsored activities to make up course work or work of equal value for the day(s) the event is scheduled and/or to take a scheduled exam at an alternate time. Faculty members shall determine reasonable and appropriate due dates for missed course work. Examples of college-sponsored activities are athletic competitions (but not practices), student academic competitions and conferences, musical and drama performances, and class field trips. Students involved in such activities are expected to communicate with faculty members, preferably by written notice, about anticipated absences.

Students are responsible for officially withdrawing from any course or courses in which they no longer wish to be enrolled. Non-attendance does not release the student from this responsibility. How to Drop a Class

For drop deadlines, see Important Dates. Specific Drop Dates for each class are available in the Schedule of Classes.

Drop for Non-Payment

Prior to the last day of open registration, students will be dropped from their courses for non-payment of enrollment fees of $100.00 or more ten (10) days after the date they registered for the particular course(s).

Beginning the first day of the term, students will not be dropped for non-payment of enrollment fees; however, they will have a hold placed on their transcripts, grades, diplomas, and registration privileges until their enrollment fees are paid.

Any account balance older than 120 days may be subject to the collections process. Nonattendance or non-payment does not release students from their responsibility and may result in failing grades being awarded and fees owed.

Students will receive an email, sent to their college assigned email address, to notify them if they have been dropped for non-payment of fees.

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