Limitation of Coursework
In areas of study where the subject matter changes rapidly, material in courses taken
long before graduation may become obsolete or irrelevant. In certain subject
areas where a pre-requisite is required, a time limit is needed to ensure the ability of
the student to recall and understand material from the pre-requisite course.
As such,HLSCC reserves the right to review courses for age relevance and to use discretion in
their application towards degree/certificate requirements and the taking of subsequent
Limitation of Programme
All Associate Degree programmes must be completed within six years of the start date
to ensure validity of credits for graduation. Students who exceed this time limit would
be required to take or challenge the required courses to qualify for graduation.
Transfer of Credits – In
Students who have completed college course work at accredited or recognised post-secondary institutions may receive credit toward a certifi cate or degree from HLSCC. Students who wish a transfer credit evaluation must apply for admission to HLSCC and request that an offi cial copy of their previous academic transcripts be sent to the Office of the Registrar. Official course outlines may be requested to determine equivalency of courses.
Transfer of Credits – Out
HLSCC has linkages with many colleges and universities. Transfer students possessing an Associate Degree from HLSCC have been awarded up to two years advanced placement in their programmes by many US colleges and universities.
Students wishing to apply for transfer to colleges and universities overseas may normally expect that their applications will be considered on merit on a course-by course assessment of courses completed at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College. It must be borne in mind, however, that institutions differ with respect to their policies regarding credit transfer.
Each institution will, therefore, determine the transferability of credits, depending upon the contents of the applicant’s transcript and the requirements of the programme for which application is being made. Applicants should expect to supply the course descriptions (as they appear in the HLSCC catalogue) of those courses for which they wish to have credits transferred.
Degree audits are assigned to each student. Study the degree audit, then prepare for the course offerings presented for the semester carefully; give due consideration to your academic programme and your personal responsibilities as you decide on your registration.
Registration and Withdrawal
An official registration is the acceptance by the Registrar and by the Bursar of an individual’s course registration form with the appropriate amount of tuition and fees. Students are not members in any course or class until their names appear on the official roster or the lecturer has received official evidence of registration or the class permit card from the registrar.
The students remain members of a class until grades are reported or until they withdraw from the course or until if for any reason they are suspended from class. Students are considered present once they have reported to the class.