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Iowa Central College Online may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student accused of scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but isn’t limited to, cheating and plagiarizing. Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s words as one’s own. Whether in writing or in speaking. Cheating and plagiarism, whether intentional or accidental, are serious offenses.
Scholastic dishonesty will not be tolerated in any course. Plagiarism and other forms of cheating are examples of such dishonesty and will result in serious consequences.
One is plagiarizing if one:
One is cheating if one:
Iowa Central College Online is committed to excellence in teaching and learning by providing for the varied educational needs of the diverse individuals whom it serves through accessible, flexible, community-centered programs and activities both within and beyond the classroom.
Iowa Central College Online is the learning college of choice, meeting the needs of those we serve in an ever-changing, global environment. Innovation and excellence, with continuous improvement, define this institution where the focus is on the learner and the appreciation of diversity.
Academic Load – What’s Full Time
A student is considered full-time when they have 12 credits over 2 continuous terms. These terms (16 weeks) are the first and second 8 weeks, the third and fourth 8 weeks, the fifth and sixth 8 weeks and so forth.
An academic term is classified as 2 continuous 8 week sections. These terms (16 weeks) are the first and second 8 weeks, the third and fourth 8 weeks, the fifth and sixth 8 weeks and so forth.
Contesting a Grade – Grade Appeal
A student who believes a course grade he/she has received is inaccurate may seek an appeal as follows:
To drop a course(s) you must contact Rick Mead. You can contact Rick Mead at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-663-9800 ext.2807.
You can not add a course after the courses begin
The following are the type of grades that you would see on your transcript.
“A-F” = The grade that you received in the course (No + or – are granted)
“I” = Incomplete. No Grade Points or Credits
“T” = Transfer
“W” = Withdrawal. No Grade Points or Credits
“X” or “R” = Repeat of Course
“L” = Advanced Standing
“T” = CLEP
Grades Earned in Repeated Courses
A student may repeat any course more than once. Only the hours attempted and the grade point earned on the last repeat shall be used in calculating the cumulative grade point average. Withdrawing from a course that is being repeated and receiving a “W” does not erase the previous grades and does not constitute repeating the course. Courses from other colleges may be repeated with a like course at Iowa Central.
Grades earned in courses that have been repeated will be administered and interpreted according to the following guidelines:
An incomplete (“I”) grade in a course does not have an immediate effect on a students’ semester GPA. A meeting arranged by the student with the instructor is held to discuss the reason for the incomplete grade. A contract between the students and instructor, stating the details and time schedule of work that is to be made up, must be agreed upon and signed. After all work is completed, the instructor will make the proper grade changes fro the student’s permanent record. Incompletes are approved only for unusual circumstances with appropriate documentation.
The grade of “Incomplete” (I) subject to the regulation of this section may be assigned to a student at the discretion of the instructor. Whenever a grade of “I” is assigned, the instructor is required to file on Incomplete Grade Agreement form with the Registrar. This form indicates the deadline for removing the “I” grade. The calendar year from the end of the semester in which the grade of incomplete is given is the maximum deadline. When the student completes the work, the instructor submits a Grade Correction form to the Registrar’s Office.
Associate in Arts
An Associate in Arts Degree is awarded to the student successfully completing 60 semester hours of course work with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.00. Requirements for the Associate in Arts selected from the general requirements are
An additional sixteen (16) catalog hours are required:
Associate in Science
An Associate in Science Degree is awarded to the student successfully completing a prescribed career option program with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.00. Developmental education courses (numbered <100) don’t count towards a degree. Students enrolled in career option programs are eligible to enter the job market or transfer to a four-year college or university.
Associate in Applied Science
An Associate in Applied Science Degree is awarded to the student successfully completing a prescribed applied science and technologies curriculum of at least two years with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.00. Developmental education courses (numbered <100) don’t count towards a degree.