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Non-Degree Seeking Students

Policies in this section apply only to students enrolled in the non-degree courses.

Application Process
Students applying to take Chemistry, Statistics or Medical Terminology can fill out the non-degree application indicating exactly which class(es) they want to take as listed on the application. Student must submit transcripts verifying prerequisites have been met for the non-degree courses in which they are enrolling. Once the non-degree application has been processed and the student has been registered, an email will be sent to the e-mail address provided on the application. Students enrolled as non-degree seeking will not be eligible for financial aid (including Lakeview scholarships). Enrollment as a non-degree student does not constitute admission into the nursing program. Non-degree students must apply for admission to be considered for degree status.

The work of each course is determined by the content and subject matter and will be described in the course syllabus.  Grades are calculated using the scores earned on the work of the class, i.e. exams, labs, papers, and assignments etc.  All assignments, papers, lab, and exam points are equally weighted. The college grade scale will be used in non-degree courses. 

93-100 = A
86-92.99 = B
77-84.99 = C
70-76.99 = D
<70 = F

Student Progress
Students need to be aware of their academic in all courses that they are enrolled.  Feedback is provided regularly and given in the form of exam and assignment scores.  At midterm, all students who are earning a “C” or less will be required to meet with the instructor to discuss course progress. Academic improvement plans are not required to be completed for students in non-degree courses.

Attendance is required and expected at all class or lab sessions. Excessive absences can impact the student’s ability to be successful in the course.  If a student is not able to be in attendance on any occasion and for any reason, the instructor must be notified before class starts.  Failure to do so will result in the absence being recorded as unexcused, 2 unexcused absences may result in failure of the course.

Testing and Test Taking Policy
Exams are administered at regular intervals in all courses and are expected to be taken as scheduled.  If an exam is missed it must be made up as soon as possible and no later than the next class session. No smartwatch, fitness trackers, hand-held technology, ball caps, sunglasses, food, drinks, candy, cough drops, earplugs, earbuds, or calculators brought in by students are allowed while testing.  Examination/Test Review will be managed by the instructor and addressed in course syllabus.

Non-degree seeking students should also review Section V:  Policies and Standards of Behavior.