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SLCC Catalog

   
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Academic Policies & Procedures



Admissions

Admission Policy

SLCC welcomes students for admission to any course of study for which they’re qualified, without regard to age, marital status, race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a disabled veteran. Applicants will only be admitted to credit programs at Salt Lake Community College if they have earned either a state- recognized high school diploma, a state-issued General Educational Development (GED) Certificate, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants who have not earned one of these credentials may only be admitted to College credit programs if the Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT exams place the student into college-level coursework (ENGL 1010 or higher and MATH 1030 or higher); exam scores must be less than one year old for English and less than one year old for math. For more information on testing for non-high school graduates applying for admission to SLCC, please see “Testing for Non-High School Graduates Applying for Admission.”

Applicants without a high school credential or college-level test scores may participate in non-credit programs through the School of Applied Technology (SAT) or Continuing Education with no restrictions. Federal financial aid is not available to individuals who start a program of study and do not have a state-recognized high school diploma or state-issued GED.

Salt Lake Community College reserves the right to audit for accuracy self-reports of high school, GED, or associate degree or higher completion. Providing false information may result in denial of admission and/or financial aid.

Health Sciences programs have additional specific selective admission requirements as described under the “Admission to Health Sciences Programs” section.

Students under the age of eighteen who have not or their class has not completed high school must comply with Utah Code Annotated, 53A-11, “Students in Public Schools,” and can only be admitted to Salt Lake Community College as a Special Status Student through the Concurrent Enrollment or Early Enrollment programs.

Admission Procedure

Matriculated Students

A matriculated student is one who is working toward the completion of a degree, diploma or certificate of completion, or with the intent to transfer a degree to another institution. Matriculation is a requirement for any student seeking financial aid. To become matriculated, an applicant must do the following:

  1. Submit an admission application with a declared program of study by the admission application deadline.
  2. Submit a $40 non-refundable application fee when applying.
  3. After an application has been processed, the student will receive a letter of acceptance containing an SLCC “student number” (S#) which will be necessary to access MyPage, the official online gateway to all College services including class registration, tuition and fee payment, and BruinMail email. The letter will also contain important information about orientation requirements. Students generally receive this letter within two weeks after the application is submitted.
  4. Complete new student orientation. First-time freshmen must complete mandatory new student orientation in order to register for courses.

Non-Matriculated Students

Students not interested in pursuing a degree, diploma, certificate of completion or transfer can be admitted as non-matriculated students. Similar to matriculated applicants, non-matriculated applicants to College credit programs must have earned a state-recognized high school diploma, state-issued GED, or associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants who have not earned one of these credentials may only be admitted to College credit programs if the Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT exams place the student into college level coursework (ENGL 1010 or higher and MATH 1030 or higher). To apply for this status, submit the admission application as a non-matriculated student and the $40 fee by the admission application deadline. The non-matriculated admission status limits the ability to use credits toward graduation at SLCC; it also prohibits students from receiving financial aid through the College.

Credit earned as a non-matriculated student may not count toward a degree at SLCC until the student matriculates. No more than 24 credits earned before matriculation can be counted toward a diploma or degree from SLCC; no more than 12 credits can be counted toward a one-year certificate from SLCC.

Application Deadlines

Fall and Spring Semester Admission Application deadline dates may be found on the SLCC website under Academic Calendar. These deadlines apply only to SLCC’s credit programs and will not affect the College’s School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties (SATTS) and other noncredit programs-including Continuing Education courses and workshops. Students applying after the deadline are welcome to apply for a future term. Summer semester does not have an Admission Application deadline. Students are strongly encouraged to apply at least 16 weeks before fall semester or 10 weeks before spring or summer semesters to allow time for orientation, advising, and registration.

Transfer Students

Incoming transfer students must apply for admission and submit a $40 nonrefundable application fee. Transfer students who have earned credits at another college or university may be able to use that credit to meet general education or major course requirements in a SLCC program of study. For more information see Transferring Credit.

When to Re-Apply

Application for admission is valid for three years, including the semester of admission, for all applicants except Concurrent Enrollment and International admission. Students who do not begin classes during their semester of admission, but wish to begin in a different semester within the first year of their application, must do the Start Term Change Request. Students who have an absence from the College greater than one year, but less than three years, will be required to submit, at no charge, an Admission Update Application to declare their semester of return and correct vital information. All Admission Update Applications must be submitted by the admission deadline for the semester. If the three-year admission eligibility period has expired, students must re-apply for admission by the desired semester’s application deadline and submit the $40 non-refundable application.

Admission to the Health Sciences Programs

Most SLCC Health Sciences programs have special admission requirements. Students must complete certain prerequisite courses and achieve specific grades before applying to these programs of study, and a select number of applicants will be admitted each year. A separate health sciences admission application form and $25.00 application fee is also required, and most programs require additional testing, documents, and/or processes for applicants. For details, refer to Program Descriptions or visit the Health Sciences Admissions webpage.

Admission to School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties (SATTS) Programs

The School of Applied Technology (SAT) offers non-credit, flexible entry programs that begin weekly or as scheduled throughout the year and accepts applications at any time. The SAT does not require a state-recognized high school diploma, state-issued GED, or associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution for admittance to career and vocational programs. Additional information for enrolling in The School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties (SATTS) courses/programs can be found at the School of Applied Technology website or by contacting Academic Advising at (801) 957-3361.

Special Status Programs

Students under the age of eighteen who have not, or their class has not, completed high school must comply with Utah Code Annotated, 53A-11, “Students in Public Schools,” and can only be admitted to Salt Lake Community College as a Special Status Student through the Concurrent Enrollment or Early Enrollment programs.

Concurrent Enrollment

A concurrent enrollment class is a college-level class offered to high school junior and senior students for high school and college credit. While students earn high school credit, they also earn college credit which is recorded on a permanent College transcript. Through this program, students are able to enroll in certain introductory level SLCC courses offered on their high school campuses during their regular school day.

Courses taught at the high school are the same as courses taught on SLCC campuses. Instructor qualifications, texts, assignments, the number of exams, and grading requirements are all equivalent. College faculty support and supervise these courses and work with the high school teachers as colleagues. In addition, selected Concurrent Enrollment classes are offered on SLCC campuses. Placement Testing is required for some general education classes. Students are required to apply for admission to the College and pay the $40 admission application fee. Beginning Summer 2013, students will pay partial tuition of $5.00 per credit hour. For more information, please visit http://www.slcc.edu/concurrentenrollment

Early Enrollment

Academically qualified high school students pay tuition and attend regular, on-line, and distance education SLCC classes while attending high school through SLCC’s Early Enrollment program. Early Enrollment is designed for motivated students who have completed the highest level of coursework offered by the high school, i.e., honors, AP and Concurrent Enrollment courses, and is intended to supplement the high school curriculum. This program is independent of Concurrent Enrollment programs offered by many local high schools. Written permission from parent(s) or guardian(s) and school officials is required, along with transcripts, qualifying test scores, orientation, and meeting with an academic advisor. Students must apply for Early Enrollment by the deadline. Early Enrollment and Concurrent Enrollment are the only Special Status programs for students enrolled in secondary education. To learn more about the Early Enrollment process and application deadlines, visit http://www.slcc.edu/earlyenrollment.

Early High School Graduates

All applicants to credit programs at SLCC must meet the high school completion requirement as outlined in the Admission Policy. Of the applicants who have met the high school completion requirement, those who are under the age of 19 who plan to attend SLCC before their high school class has graduated must follow the College policy and procedures for Early High School Graduates below. Applicants who are high school juniors and seniors who wish to supplement their high school curriculum with college-level SLCC courses apply through different SLCC processes called Early Enrollment or Concurrent Enrollment.

Applicants 17 years or older who plan to attend SLCC before their high school class has graduated:

  1. Complete an online admissions application.
  2. Provide official proof of graduation (original diploma or sealed transcript) to the Office of Admissions.
  3. Students who are home schooled, submit statement that graduation requirements have been met and submit a current district release form
  4. Students who earned a GED must submit their official GED Test Scores to the Office of Admissions. All sections of the GED must have passing scores.
  5. It is the student’s responsibility to complete admissions and to follow through with Orientation and Advising

Applicants 16 years or younger:

  1. Collect the following forms to be submitted with admission application:
    1. Completed and signed Parent Permission Form
    2. Copy of original official state ID or driver’s license
    3. Official documentation of graduation:
      1. Provide official proof of graduation (original diploma or sealed transcript)
      2. Students who earned a GED must submit their official GED Test Scores to the Office of Admissions. All sections of the GED must have passing scores.
      3. Students who are home schooled, submit statement that they have met graduation requirements and submit a current district release form
  2. Submit completed paper admissions application, forms and $40 application fee to Cashiering
  3. It is the student’s responsibility to complete admissions and to follow through with Orientation and Advising

Residency Classification

The Office of the Registrar and Academic Records classifies all applicants for admission as either residents or nonresidents for tuition purposes following state laws as stipulated by the Utah Board of Regents at the time of application for admission. Students considered non- residents may apply for residency reclassification after applying for admission at Salt Lake Community College. Visit www.slcc.edu/enrollmentservices/residency.aspx for specific information regarding residency. Students making application under the Utah State Law HB 144 “Exemption from Non-Resident Tuition” may visit: http://www.slcc.edu/enrollmentservices/docs/Residency_Affidavit.pdf for additional information and requirements.

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE)

Students who are residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming may be eligible to participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program. This program allows students to pay reduced out-of-state tuition while maintaining residency status in their home state. WUE tuition waivers are not available for all academic programs at Salt Lake Community College. Any time spent on the WUE does not count towards state requirements in obtaining Utah residency. For more information and WUE forms visit www.slcc.edu/enrollmentservices/residency.aspx.

International Students

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) welcomes 400 International Students from 60 countries. SLCC is authorized to issue the USCIS form I-20 for “F” and “M” student non-immigrant visa applicants. Future students complete an international application and meet all admission requirements to be accepted to the College and receive the USCIS form I-20.

Deadlines for International Admission

Students applying from Outside of the United States:

  Fall Semester June 1
  Spring Semester November 1
  Summer Term April 1

Students Transferring from Schools within the United States:

  Fall Semester July 17
  Spring Semester December 4
  Summer Term April 30

International Admission Requirements

  1. Application for Admission:
    A completed International Student Application for Admission with the appropriate field of study and $75 non-refundable fee.  Apply online at: www.slcc.edu/iss
  2. Bank Statement and Financial Statement:
    United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) requires Salt Lake Community College to verify that an international student has financial resources for the length of time necessary to pursue an education in the United States.The following documents may be used to demonstrate financial ability:
    1. Current Bank statement showing at least $21,651* in liquid assets from the student or his/her sponsor. If the student has dependents, an additional $5,000 is required for each dependent.Financial Statement Form. If the student is being sponsored, a notarized
    2. Financial Statement Form (found on www.slcc.edu/iss) must be complete by the sponsor and included with the application
           Room & Board (Housing & Food) for 10 Months $  6,590
           Transportation & personal expenses $  1,500
           Health Insurance $     954
           Books & Supplies            $     800
          Tuition & Fees for two semesters (non-resident) $11,807
           Total $21,651*
           *This is an estimate of what an average international student would spend and is subject to a cost of living increase.
      Sponsored International Students
      International students whose tuition and fees are to be paid by another organization or agency demonstrate funds with the Financial Guarantee. Sponsored students are responsible for their account ensuring that it is paid in full prior to the tuition due date. Late fees may be applied to accounts with unpaid tuition balances.
  3. Official Proof of High School Graduation:
    SLCC International Admissions requires official proof demonstrating completion of secondary education equivalent of a U.S. academic high academic school diploma.  Submit an official high school diploma with graduation date.  English translations may be required.
  4. Copy of Main Passport and I-20 Pages:
    Copies of the student’s passport, visa, I-94, and I-20 must be submitted.
    Print Your I-94 Card: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/request.html
  5. International Student Immunization Requirement:
    All students on non-immigrant visas must prove that they have immunity to measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) or receive the vaccinations. Bring immunization records to the Center for Health and Wellness Medical Clinic to provide proof of immunizations and to be tested for Tuberculosis (TB). Visit the Center for Health and Wellness Services website for locations and contact information.
  6. International Student Health Insurance:
    Health insurance is mandatory for international students. Students receiving the USCIS form I-20 from SLCC are automatically enrolled in the health insurance plan when they register for classes.  The health insurance plan for SLCC F-1 international students is provided by Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions, Inc. The plan summary for Ascension coverage can be found at http://www.4studenthealth.com/slcc. Students who do not meet health insurance requirements will not be allowed to register for classes.
    SLCC requires health insurance for international students for several reasons, including:
    1. Health care can be very costly in the U.S.
    2. The U.S. does not have a national health care plan
    3. Health services may be restricted if you do not have health insurance
  7. Proof of English Proficiency - No TOEFL Required:
    SLCC does not require the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international admissions. Applicants for whom English is not their native or first language must prove they are proficient in English or must satisfactorily complete English-as-a-Second Language classes. English proficiency is demonstrated by the SLCC Accuplacer/LOEP test (www.slcc.edu/testing). The Accuplacer/LOEP test can be taken at the Taylorsville Redwood, South City or Jordan Campus Testing Centers. Practice tests for Accuplacer exam preparation are available at www.slcc.edu/testing
    Note: Entering international students should be aware that gaining proficiency in English may require as much as one year before entry into their degree programs. Students should plan their course of study and financial support accordingly.

    INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENTS (Transferring from an Institution within the United States)
    In addition to the documents above, students transferring their form I-20 to SLCC must submit:
  8. Transfer Form:
    Students who currently have an F-1 visa from a school within the U.S. must submit a transfer form signed by the Designated School Official (DSO) at the current school certifying that the student has maintained F-1 status. The SLCC Transfer Form is located at www.slcc.edu/iss.
  9. Transcripts:
    Transcripts from the previous U.S. school demonstrating an overall grade point average (cumulative) of 2.0 (C average) or better are required for transfer admission consideration.
    Faxed documents are not accepted.

    International Transfer Credit Evaluations can be obtained through a foreign credential evaluation service. Information about these services is available from International Student Affairs at international.services@slcc.edu.
NOTE: The International Student Application is available at www.slcc.edu/iss. Contact ISA directly with questions about the international application process via email at: international.services@slcc.edu.

Testing and Placement Assessment

Testing Services provides an accessible option for students who need to complete Accuplacer placement testing. Additional services offered are GED, CLEP, and challenge testing as well as proctoring services for students earning credits from other schools. For more information, please visit the Testing Services website www.slcc.edu/testing.

The Accuplacer is an un-timed assessment, so students may take as much time as needed to complete the test. The Accuplacer is not graded on a pass/fail basis. Accuplacer test scores are used for class placements. English testing is limited to one retest per semester and scores have no expiration date. Math testing is limited to two retests per semester and scores are valid for one year. A fee is charged for each retest. Call (801) 957-4500 for more information about taking the Accuplacer.

Students who have Accuplacer scores from another higher education institution may submit those scores to SLCC to use for placement if the scores are valid. Please check the Testing Services website for instructions and forms.

Students who have taken the ACT or SAT recently (within the last two years) should submit an official copy of their scores to an Enrollment Services office for evaluation.

Testing for Non-High School Graduates Applying for Admission

Applicants will only be admitted to SLCC credit programs if they have earned either a state-recognized high school diploma, a state-issued General Educational Development (GED) Certificate, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants who have not earned one of these credentials may only be admitted to credit programs if the Accuplacer, ACT or SAT exams place the student into college-level coursework (ENGL 1010 or higher and MATH 1030 or higher). Exam scores must be less than one year old for English and less than one year old for math. If either or both of the scores are not valid (i.e., in score and recency), the student would need to complete Accuplacer testing. The scores needed to place into college-level coursework are as follows:

  • Accuplacer: 75 + on the Reading section, and 60 + on the Elementary Algebra section.
  • ACT: 18 + on the Reading section for English placement, and 19 + on the Math section.
  • SAT: 520 + on the Critical Reading section, and a 430 + on the Math section.

If a student is a non-high school graduate and does not achieve a college-level Accuplacer placement into both English and math, the student may retest one time on whichever section was not passed. Any student not passing will be given choices for study prior to retesting (see 3rd section), the option to attend the SAT, or the option to talk further with an advisor. The student must wait the standard 72 hours required of all re-testers and pay the $15 retest fee. If the student still does not achieve the necessary placement after retesting, the student should be referred to the School of Applied Technology (SAT) for assistance in developing academic skills or preparing to take the GED.

Options for Students Not Placing at College Level

For those non-high school graduate students who test but do not place at college-level in both English and math, Testing Services will offer the following options.

  • The students may retest one time. A $15.00 fee will be charged.
  • The student will be given a list of websites which may help them prepare for a retest.
  • The student may go to the School of Applied Technology and enroll in either an ABE program, or an academic program if they choose.
  • The student may consider taking the GED. Information would be supplied to the student about the necessary procedure.
  • The student may take the Diagnostic portion of the Accuplacer in order to determine in which areas they may have a weakness. This would also give the student access to MyFoundationsLab. This is the same program currently being used in the Math Emporium and that will be used in Reading classes. The student will have 10 weeks of access to the program. The student would pay a $15 fee to take the test and access MyFoundationsLab.

English As-a-Second Language

Students for whom English is not their native or first language must satisfactorily complete English-as-a-Second Language classes or must prove they are proficient in English-as-a-Second-Language. English proficiency can be demonstrated by TOEFL exam (173 or above) or the SLCC Accuplacer/LOEP exam. All non-native English speakers need to take one of these exams to determine English proficiency. For more information on ESL (English-as-a-Second-Language) classes, call the ESL coordinator at the School of Applied Technology, South City Campus, at (801) 957-3212.

Registration

Once you have applied to SLCC and have been accepted at the College, registering for classes can be done online from MyPage.  Please see Registering For Classes for more information. You can also check on the status of your Registration.

Adds/Drops/Withdrawals

Students are responsible for adding and dropping their own classes and should follow the procedures below.  No extra charge is made for adding or dropping classes.

Adds

Classes may be added during the scheduled registration periods. Students hoping to add a class that is closed are encouraged to continue viewing seat availability through the MyPage student portal. The waitlist option is available to students registering for a closed class.

Drops

Classes may be dropped until the published drop deadline. Students dropping classes by the published deadline will receive a refund or adjustment of tuition. No entry is made on the student’s permanent record for classes dropped by the published deadline. Exceptions to the drop policy may be made under extenuating circumstances. Please see Appeals for more information.

Withdrawals

Students may withdraw from classes after the third week through the ninth week of a semester or within the first 60% of a 7 1/2 week term. For sessions shorter than 7 1/2 weeks, see deadlines published in the Academic Calendar. Withdrawal from class after the third week of the semester or 20% of the term will be shown as a ‘W’ on the transcript and will not be calculated in the grade point average. No tuition refund/adjustment will be made for withdrawals. Exceptions to the withdrawal policy may be made under extenuating circumstances. Please see Appeals for more information.

Registration Attempts

Registration attempts in the SLCC student computer system are limited to a manageable number during a semester. If students neglect to register within the allotted registration attempts during one semester, registration privileges will automatically be disabled for the semester. In addition, the use of developed technical programs, registration robot tools, and any other device that interferes with the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records policy and procedure is prohibited. Students caught using technical devices may be subject to disciplinary action.

Waitlist

Students registering for a closed class with a waitlist option will be offered the opportunity to be put on a Waitlist. Prerequisites must be met and class schedules must be free of time conflicts to be eligible for the Waitlist. Students on the Waitlist are not officially registered in the class. Waitlist status may be viewed on the MyPage Student Portal.

When a registered student drops a seat in a closed class, the first students on the Waitlist will be notified through the SLCC BruinMail. (Caution: If the BruinMail is forwarded to another email account, the waitlist notification may be blocked by your carrier. It is therefore advised to not forward the SLCC BruinMail.) Once notified by email that a seat is available, the waitlisted student has 24 hours to register for the course. If registration is not finalized within the 24 hour period, the waitlisted student is dropped from the Waitlist, and the next waitlisted student is notified by email that a seat is available.  Students are offered an open seat based on their waitlist position.

For more information please watch the Registration Waitlist Tutorial video.

Administrative Drops for Non-Attendance

In order to maximize registration opportunities for all students, students are required to attend the first class meeting of any regularly scheduled class that meets once per week or at least the second class meeting of any regularly scheduled class that meets more than once per week. Students who are unable to attend the initial class meeting(s) as required must inform the instructor or department office, preferably in writing, that they intend to attend subsequent meetings and do not want to be dropped.

Students who fail to attend initial class meeting(s) as required and who fail to contact the instructor in advance of the absence may be dropped from the course by the instructor.

Students are required to log into online classes within the first five days of the term. Class accessibility begins on the first day of each term. Students are expected to access online classes the first day. Students must log into online classes within the first five days of the term or may be dropped to make space for other students.

Students enrolled in classes of high demand and/or limited availability are particularly vulnerable to a drop for non-attendance. Students who receive an Administrative Drop for Non-attendance will receive full credit for tuition paid. Dropping and reinstatement are at the instructor’s discretion during the first 20% of the term. See Academic Calendar for specific calendar dates. Students are NOT automatically dropped for non-attendance.

Failure to Drop/Withdraw

Students should not assume classes are automatically dropped for non-attendance or nonpayment. Students are responsible for dropping or withdrawing from classes they (a) are not attending, or (b) do not intend to complete in the current semester. Students who stop attending a course without completing the formal drop or withdrawal procedures by the published deadlines will be responsible for all tuition and fees associated with the course, and will receive a failing grade ‘E’ for the course with the last date of attendance recorded.

Students should drop/withdraw as early in the semester as possible.  Tuition will be charged for classes not dropped by the end of the third week of the semester, or 20% of a term.

Registration Appeal

A Registration Appeal may be necessary when you have experienced extenuating circumstances, or an incident of such trauma and major proportions, that you could not have reasonably been expected to possess the normal capabilities necessary to complete the academic period satisfactorily or complete a drop/withdrawal within the published deadline (see Academic Calendar). These circumstances can include but are not limited to: medical conditions, death, military or employment conflict. Unforeseeable situations due to a violation of the SLCC’s Student Code of Conduct or brought on by the student’s deliberate or possible criminal actions cannot be the basis for an appeal.

Factors not accepted for a course drop/withdrawal appeal include, but are not limited to,  such things as poor academic performance in a class, time management related situations, or lack of adherence to/awareness of College policies or deadlines.

You must appeal in writing by completing the Registration Appeal Form and include a personal statement along with appropriate supportive documentation. Appeals for tuition refunds/adjustments must be initiated within one year of the semester that the courses were taken. Students cannot appeal courses older than five years.

Students may submit the Registration Appeal Form to the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records by FAX, EMAIL, or MAIL to:

Office of the Registrar and Academic Records
Attn: Appeals Committee
Salt Lake Community College
PO Box 30808
Salt Lake City, UT  84130   

Fax: (801) 997-4411
Email: registrationappeals@slcc.edu

Appeals are reviewed by a representative of the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records and the Appeals Committee.  The results are emailed to your SLCC BruinMail account within 7-10 working days.

When reviewing appeals, the Registration Appeal Committee looks at the student’s entire record and all documentation that has been provided as support regarding why the student has missed a particular deadline. As such, there is the expectation that when submitting an appeal the student has a substantive and supported reason for the appeal; e.g., medical conditions, death, military or employment conflict or other extenuating circumstances. Registration Appeals submitted without appropriate merit or supporting documentation will be denied.

Guidelines for submitting appeals are included on the two-page Registration Appeal Form. If you are not satisfied with the appeal decision, you may submit a second appeal with additional supporting documentation, to be reviewed by the Appeal Committee. Results of the Registration Appeal Committee decision are final and will be e-mailed to you through the SLCC BruinMail account.

Academic  Concern
Registration Appeals will not be granted for academic concerns.  If there are problems or concerns within the class or classroom, students are to follow the process as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.

As noted in the Student Code, a student may make a formal complaint to the faculty member or in some instances go directly to the Department or Division Chair. See Student Code and Conduct.

Full-Time and Part-Time Students

For students who receive federal financial aid, enrollment in 12 or more credit hours in a semester is considered full-time and enrollment in less than 12 credits constitutes part time status. Full-time equivalent (FTE) is equal to 15 credit hours per semester or 450 clock hours per semester.

Credit Hour Load in Excess of 21 Credit Hours

To register for 22 credits or more, permission must be obtained from the appropriate College Department of the student’s current program or from the Director of Academic Advising.

Auditing Classes

Students may audit most SLCC classes for the purpose of the learning opportunity it provides, according to the following conditions:

  • Tuition and fees will be assessed at the same rate for audited classes as those taken for credit.
  • Students are not required to attend, take exams, or otherwise participate in classes they are auditing.
  • Students do not receive Attempted or Earned credit hours for audited classes.
  • Audited classes appear on student transcripts with an AU grade which is not calculated in term or cumulative grade-point averages.
  • Audited classes are not counted as part of student enrollment status.
  • Students will not be awarded financial aid nor receive veterans benefits for audited classes.
  • Audited classes will not be considered part of Satisfactory Progress for financial aid purposes.

Students should declare their intent to audit a class at the time of registration. Exceptions may be recommended by the appropriate administrative authority. To audit a class after the add period, the instructor of the intended class will need to email the request to: enrollmentexceptions@slcc.edu.

Senior Citizen Enrollment

Utah Residents who have reached age 62 and over are invited to enroll in regular credit classes offered at reduced cost under the following conditions:

  • Surplus space must be available in the class
  • Classes will be taken as an audit (non-matriculated, no college credit)
  • $10 registration fee required each semester (fee does not cover cost of books, supplies, parking or special class fees, lab fees)
  • Online Admission Application must be completed. ($40 application fee waived)
    • Register online with audit status for each class
    • Course prerequisites must be met
    • A Senior Citizen Waiver form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records each semester before paying fees through cashier’s office.
  • Senior citizens desiring college credit must follow regular admissions and registration procedures and pay full tuition and fees
  • Senior Citizen audit status may not be combined with credit status within the same semester

Credit by Exam

Students may earn credit through the following examination programs: Challenge Examinations, Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination. Credit earned through these exams is not counted as in-residence credit.

Challenge Examinations

Students who feel that their experience or previous knowledge would enable them to successfully challenge (test out of) a course offered at SLCC may apply to take a challenge examination at Testing Services. Information about challenge tests is located on the Testing Services website http://www.slcc.edu/testing/.

Advanced Placement Examinations

Advanced Placement Exams are administered in the High School. High school students who achieve scores of 3, 4 or 5 on an AP examination may be awarded up to 10 hours of college credit for each examination completed, as shown online http://www.slcc.edu/transcriptevaluation/forms.aspx.

SLCC will recognize Advanced Placement with credit only for those freshman-level areas which apply to the graduation requirements of the specific major and the established general education requirements for graduation from the chosen program. Official results must be sent directly from College Board to Enrollment Services at SLCC. Please visit Advanced Placement Exam Credit for further information.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP is a national program of examination to evaluate and confirm the academic achievement of individuals who have reached a college level of education through either traditional or non-traditional means of study. SLCC awards credit only for the CLEP exams shown in CLEP EXAM CREDIT TABLE. Information about CLEP exams, including credit granted, is located on the Testing Services website www.slcc.edu/testing/.

CLEP Exam Credit Table
Exam Score CR Courses
College Composition 50 6 ENGL 1010 (3 cr.) +
3 cr. General Studies elective
Natural Sciences 50 6 3 cr. Physical Science GE +
3 cr. Biological Science GE
Humanities 50 6 Please visit the website for credit and courses awarded.
Social Sciences and History 50 6 HIST 1700 (3 cr.) + 3 cr. Social Sciences GE
The following exams are accepted by SLCC effective February 1, 2016.
College Mathematics 50 4 MATH 1010
College Algebra 50 4 MATH 1050
Precalculus 50 3-5 MATH 1060 or MATH 1080*
Calculus 50 4 MATH 1210

Credit is not awarded if duplicated by previous course work. A non-refundable fee (per test) is required at or before the time of testing.

CLEP language exams are not accepted. Please be aware that CLEP results may take from four to six weeks to be returned and up to an additional two weeks to appear on a transcript.

The CLEP test is given by appointment only. For specific information regarding the CLEP test or to make an appointment, contact Testing Services at (801) 957-4500.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination Credit

Students who achieved scores of 5, 6, or 7 on Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB) Examinations may be awarded up to eight semester hours of credit in each Higher Level examination or 22 semester hours of credit for the completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma. General education requirements will be cleared for completion of the IB Diploma except in the areas of Composition, American Institutions and Quantitative Literacy. These areas can be cleared with a Higher Level exam. For more information about IB credit, call (801) 957-4738.

Transferring Credit

Transfer of Credit from Other Institutions to SLCC

If you are transferring to SLCC, please visit www.slcc.edu/transcriptevaluation to learn how to have your prior credits evaluated.

The posting of transfer credit is completed in the order ALL official documentation is received. The formal process can take up to six weeks during peak registration periods. PLAN ACCORDINGLY and read all transferring instructions and guidelines carefully http://www.slcc.edu/transcriptevaluation/transferring-guidelines.aspx.

The Transfer Evaluation Office evaluates general education credit. If transcripts also contain credit related to a program of study, the Transfer Evaluation Office will forward them to the appropriate academic department for further evaluation.

Based on Regent’s Policy R470-7. Transfer of Credit Policy 7.1.2 Transfer of Completed General Education Credits Through Program Completion

An AA or an AS degree earned at any Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institution will meet the General Education requirements of any other USHE institution.

Degrees from non-USHE institutions will be subject to individual course evaluation for general education unless a prior agreement exists.

All credit accepted will be recorded as part of a student’s academic history. Email notification will be sent to the student once the evaluation is completed or updated. Once transfer credit is posted it may not be removed. Some exceptions may include a lapse in attendance that requires re-application, new transcripts be submitted, and/or a re-evaluation of credit. Credits may need to be updated if the initial evaluation of credits was not applied toward a degree within two years.

NOTE: Students wishing to transfer credits from schools outside the U.S. should submit a comprehensive report from an accredited foreign credential evaluation service. Contact the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records or International Student Services for a list of foreign credential evaluation services.

SLCC awards transfer credit for college classes which meet the following criteria:

  1. Classes were taken for credit at a regionally accredited college or university (exceptions to this rule are sometimes made by specific academic programs for credit applied to a program of study).
  2. Individual classes with a grade of C- or higher, except in cases where a grade of C or higher is required at SLCC as a prerequisite.
  3. Classes were college level (rather than remedial or developmental; at Utah institutions this usually means numbered 1000 or above).
  4. Classes are designated as “general education” by the issuing institution or by SLCC, or meet a requirement for graduation in the student’s SLCC program.
  5. Courses taken more than 10 years ago may only transfer as elective credit, rather than specific course credit.
  6. To be eligible for graduation from SLCC, students must take 25% of required credits directly from Salt Lake Community College.

Credit is awarded based on course equivalency at the time credit is transferred. Transfer course articulations are subject to change. Courses accepted for transfer will be awarded the same number of credit hours given for equivalent SLCC courses. If SLCC has no equivalent course, the transferred course will be awarded its original number of credit hours (based on a semester system). Transcripts are kept on file at the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records for one year. After one year, students requesting additional evaluation may be asked to submit new transcripts. Evaluations that were not applied toward a degree within two years from date of evaluation may be subject to a re-evaluation.

Transfer of Credit From SLCC to Other Institutions

SLCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) (11130 NE 33rd Place, Suite 120, Bellevue, WA 98004), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.

SLCC credit from college level courses (numbered 1000 or above) is accepted by most colleges and universities in the United States. Utah’s public colleges and universities have established transfer of credit policies that outline how credit will transfer within the state system. SLCC courses numbered 1000 or above are accepted as general elective, general education or major credit by Utah’s public colleges and universities. Most private and out-of-state institutions also accept SLCC courses numbered 1000 and above; however, there may be exceptions. Students should check with the institution to which they plan to transfer to determine exactly how SLCC credit will be accepted and applied to degree programs.

SLCC offers the Associate of Science (AS) and the Associate of Arts (AA) degrees that provide the first two years of college for most baccalaureate degree programs. Students who earn an SLCC AS or AA degree will be considered as having satisfied all of the lower division general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree at Utah’s public colleges and universities. This policy does not apply to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS), or the Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE), because these degrees do not contain all of the general education requirements.

Students who complete all general education requirements, but not the entire AS or AA degree, will also be considered as having completed the lower division general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree by Utah’s public colleges and universities.

Students can begin lower division requirements for most baccalaureate majors at SLCC. SLCC offers the AS and AA degree in more than 40 different program areas. Many major courses have been “articulated” or equated to similar courses at the four-year institutions in Utah. Students should consult an advisor or the academic department to select appropriate courses that apply to their major program of study at the institution to which they plan to transfer.

Completion of a transfer degree does not guarantee automatic acceptance into any specific major at other colleges and universities; some four-year major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. On-going planning is essential!

Most of the private institutions in Utah, including BYU, Columbia College of Missouri, Westminster College, Argosy University and University of Phoenix have similar policies regarding the transfer of SLCC credits. However, there are a few exceptions that should be reviewed with an SLCC Program Advisor or advisor at the receiving institution before enrolling in courses.

NOTE: Some programs such as business and engineering have particular general education requirements that should be investigated before selecting general education courses.

Transfer and Articulation Agreements

SLCC has established specific transfer and articulation agreements with the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institutions and a variety of other private, public, and out-of-state institutions.

These agreements outline how general education and major-related courses transfer from SLCC to these other institutions. For a full list of institutions with established articulation agreements with SLCC, see the Transfer Center website: www.slcc.edu/academicadvising/transfercenter/.

Transfer Tips

Start early to plan a transfer with these simple steps:

  • Meet with an SLCC Academic and Career Advisor
  • If undecided you can research options using the following resources: visit the Career Library, use our dedicated web tools, attend the Careers to Majors Fairs and enroll in LE 1200.
  • Contact the advising and academic departments at the institution you are planning to transfer to.
  • Attend transfer activities.
  • Visit with Transfer Advisors from other institutions at SLCC.
  • When transferring out of state get in touch with the colleges or universities to find out about their transfer of credit policies. Although SLCC’s college level credits will typically be accepted by most out-of-state institutions, there is no guarantee that they will meet specific general education or major requirements. Students are advised to keep the syllabus from each SLCC course for possible review of credit by an out-of-state school. Keep in mind completion of a transfer degree does not guarantee automatic acceptance into any specific major at other colleges and universities; some four-year major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA.
  • All transfer resources and calendar can be found at www.slcc.edu/academicadvising/transfercenter.

Grades and Reports

Grading Policies

Students must complete, by the end of the term, all courses for which they register. Students will be awarded letter grades with quality points used in GPA computation for work undertaken at SLCC.

Performance is graded as follows:

Grade Pts. Quality
A 4.0 Superior Grade
A- 3.7  
B+ 3.4  
B 3.0 Above Average Grade
B- 2.7  
C+ 2.4  
C 2.0 Average Grade
C- 1.7*  
D+ 1.4  
D 1.0  
D- .07 Lowest Passing Grade
E 0.0** Falling Grade

*C- or lower is unacceptable in classes requiring a grade of C or better.
**All E grades are designated with the last date of attendance.

Not used in GPA computation are:

Grade Designation
W Withdrawal1
P Passing Grade
I Incomplete Grade2
AU Audit
EX Extension3

1 Withdrawal from class after the third week of the semester or 20% of the term. Not calculated in GPA.

2 The following conditions apply to incomplete (I) grades:

  • Incomplete grades may be given by instructors to students who cannot continue in class because of circumstances beyond their control (such as serious illness, death in the family, or change of employment) with proper documentation;
  • Student must be passing the course at the time of incomplete grade request;
  • A substantial portion of a course must be completed before an incomplete is given;
  • Upon receiving an ‘I’ grade, the student must work directly with the instructor to create a contract for completing the classwork. The contract should specify (a) required work to be completed and/or tests to be taken, and (b) time allowed for requirements to be completed; time may not exceed one year from the time the ‘I’ grade was received.
  • Student should not re-register for the class, but should work directly with the instructor to complete the contract.
  • The student who fails to fulfill the contract within one year of when the ‘I’ was received will (a) have their ‘I’ grade changed to the grade of ‘E’ (failing), and (b) be required to retake the class in order to receive credit. An incomplete must be resolved before the student will be permitted to register for the same course again.

3 EX grades are allowed only in open-entry classes. In order to complete the course, the student must re-register for the class and pay applicable tuition and fees. All coursework for ‘EX’ grades must be completed within one year.

Attendance

Regular and prompt attendance is expected at all classes. Regular attendance and consistent study habits are necessary for success in college. Faculty members have the prerogative of lowering grades for excessive absence.

Incomplete Grades

Incomplete grade policy - Faculty may submit an Incomplete for students who meet the following requirements: Incomplete grades may be given by an instructor to students who cannot continue in class because of extenuating circumstances beyond their control (such as serious illness, death in the family, or change of employment) with proper documentation. Students must be passing the course at the time of the Incomplete grade request. A substantial portion of a course must be completed before an Incomplete is given. A substantial portion of a course is generally defined as 70%; however, the final decision is based on the instructor’s discretion. Upon receiving an Incomplete grade, the student must work directly with the instructor to create a contract indicating required work and time limits for completing the course. The contract should specify (a) required work to be completed and/or tests to be taken, and (b) time allowed for requirements to be completed. Suggested time period is six months, however the time period may not exceed one year from the time the Incomplete grade was received. The student does not re-register for the class, but should work directly with the instructor to complete the contract. If the student fails to fulfill the contract by the determined completion date or within one year of when the Incomplete was received, the Incomplete grade will be changed to the grade of “E” (failing), and the student will be required to retake the class in order to receive credit. Faculty submit a grade change to facultygradechange@slcc.edu when the student has completed the requirements of the course.

Repeat Courses

Students may repeat a course in which low grades are received, however they should be cautioned that repeating courses might affect federal financial aid, and the time it take to complete a program of study. Repeated courses are automatically processed on the student record and marked with an “E” (exclude) in the repeat column on the transcript.  Courses so marked are excluded from the GPA calculation, however all grades remain on the student transcript.  The highest grade received in the course will be marked with “I” (include) in the repeat column on the transcript and are calculated in the student’s cumulative GPA.  Only one repeated course for the same course may be included in the total credit hours earned toward graduation.

Students who repeated courses prior to 2002 will need to complete a Repeated Class Notification form which may be faxed to the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records at (801) 957-4961.

Wiche Passport

SLCC is a participant in the Interstate Passport Initiative where a transferable block of classes comprised of general education classes (oral communication, written communication, and quantitative literacy) are noted on the transcript for articulation purposes. Please refer to the WICHE website for further information: www.wiche.edu/passport

School of Applied Technology Competency Grades

School of Applied Technology non-credit, competency-based clock hour courses are graded on mastery of competency leading to a Certificate of Completion, Certificate of Proficiency, or Certificate of Achievement.

MC Mastered Competency
NM Competency Not Mastered
TC Transfer Competency
TT Transfer Tested
W Withdrawn

Grading system prior to July 1, 2010

4 Skilled
3 Moderately Skilled
2 Limited Skill
1 No Skill
P Passed an administrative block
W Withdrawn

Academic Standards Policy

The SLCC Academic Standards Policy exists to help you reach your academic potential and maintain an expected level of academic performance at the institution. Academic and Career Advisors and faculty members are available to review the obstacles in your education and recommend strategies for success. If you would like to learn about the resources available for you, please set up an appointment with an Advisor by calling (801) 957-4978 and/or visit our web page www.slcc.edu/academicadvising/academicstandards.

The following guidelines are in place to assist students in academic jeopardy:

  1. Academic Notification - Students whose term grade point average (GPA) falls below a 2.0 while their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher will be put on Academic Notification. Students will be notified by email of their status, encouraged to read the Academic Standards Policy, and made aware of the learning support and tutoring resources available at SLCC.
  2. Academic Alert - Students with 14 or less credits whose term and cumulative GPA fall below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Alert. Students will be notified by email and online of their status, encouraged to read the Academic Standards Policy, and made aware of the learning support and tutoring resources available at SLCC.
  3. Academic Warning - Students with 15 or more credits whose term and cumulative GPA fall below 2.0 for the first time will be placed on Academic Warning. Students will be notified by mail and email that they have been placed on Academic Warning. Registration restrictions will be placed on these students’ records. Students will not be able to register until they meet with an academic advisor, or complete a workshop when available online or on campus.
  4. Continued Warning - After being placed on Academic Warning, students whose subsequent term GPA rises above a 2.0 while their cumulative GPA is still below a 2.0 will be on Continued Warning. No registration restriction will be placed on their record. These students will be sent an email acknowledging their improvement and encouraging them to keep up the good work.
  5. Conditional Enrollment - The second time that students’ term and cumulative GPA fall below a 2.0, with 15 or more credits; they will be placed on Conditional Enrollment. Students will be notified by mail and email that they have been placed on Conditional Enrollment. Registration restrictions will be placed on these students’ records. Students will not be able to register until they meet with an academic advisor in order to create a follow-up plan, identify obstacles and discuss strategies to assist them with their academic success.
  6. Continued Conditional Enrollment - After being on Conditional Enrollment, students’ whose subsequent term GPA rises above 2.0 or above while their cumulative GPA is still below a 2.0 will be on Continued Conditional Enrollment. No registration restriction will be placed on their record. They will be sent an email acknowledging their improvement and encouraging them to keep up the good work.
  7. Academic Probation - The third time that students’ term and cumulative GPA fall below a 2.0 they will be placed on Academic Probation. Students will be notified by mail and email that they have been placed on Academic Probation. Registration restrictions will be placed on these students’ records. Students will not be able to register until they complete an appeal process. They will need to fill out an appeal form with their academic advisor. The appeal form will include their name, address, proposed class schedule and proposed work schedule. Students will also need to write a statement indicating what they will change in order to ensure academic success. The Academic Success Committee will review all appeals. The Committee will consist of the Academic Standards Advisor, the student’s advisor, and a faculty member. The Committee will determine the conditions of attendance (i.e. restricted hours, class requirements, term suspension, etc.).
  8. Continued Probation - Should students’ subsequent term GPA rise above a 2.0 while their cumulative GPA is still below a 2.0, they will be on Continued Probation. No registration restriction will be placed on their record. They will be sent a letter acknowledging their improvement and encouraging them to keep up the good work.

The academic standing of students will be posted online to their SLCC unofficial academic transcript. It will not appear on the official transcript.

Recognition for High Achievements

The Academic and Career Advising Office recognizes the high achievement of the students by presenting a certificate with the President or Dean of Students’ signature and invites the students to the annual President and Dean’s Lists reception.  To qualify for the semester President’s list, students must earn a 3.8 grade-point average and take 15 or more credits.  To qualify for the semester Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average and take 15 or more credits.

Tuition and Fees

Important deadlines for undergraduate (UG) registration and payment of undergraduate (UG) tuition/fees will be available on MyPage. Tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 academic year are as follows: http://www.slcc.edu/students-current/tuition-fees

International students are charged an additional $40 administrative fee per term. Some courses will have a laboratory or special course fees attached. See current class schedule: http://www.slcc.edu/schedule

NOTE: A $50 Late Payment Fee will be charged after payment deadline to all student accounts with unpaid Tuition and Fees.

School of Applied Technology Costs and Fees

For Utah residents, the School of Applied Technology courses and programs are based on $2.02 per clock hour of instruction, which does not include student fees. Books and supplies are separate and are subject to change.

See a School of Applied Technology advisor for total program costs or the School of Applied Technology section of this catalog.

Non-Resident Fees

Non-residents of Utah are required to pay non-resident fees. Living in Utah merely to attend SLCC does not constitute resident classification. To qualify as a resident, a student must present objective evidence of intent to become a permanent resident of Utah and abandon residence elsewhere.

The Utah Legislature passed HB 144, November 2002, which amends the Tuition Waiver Policy. The revised policy exempts certain students from paying the non-resident portion of total tuition regardless of immigration status. To be eligible for exemption, the student must meet specified requirements including having attended a Utah High School for three years and having earned a diploma or equivalent in Utah.

At the time application for admission is made, students are classified as either resident or non-resident. Under certain circumstances, classifications non-resident may be appealed. An Application for Resident Classification and information outlining the rules and regulations that determine resident status are available online at www.slcc.edu/enrollmentservices.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Tuition and student fees are established by the Utah State Board of Regents and are subject to change without notice. Twelve credit hours per semester constitute a full load for tuition purposes. Registration is complete only when tuition and fees are paid in full.

Tuition is Due at the Beginning of Each Semester

Tuition is dues at the beginning of each semester. Payment must be received by deadlines published on the current academic calendar at http://www.slcc.edu/academiccalendar to avoid the $50 Late Fee. Students may review their accounts at any time online at http://mypage.slcc.edu. Monthly billing statements are mailed, or may be sent electronically to students SLCC email address.

NOTE: SLCC reserves the right to place financial holds on registration, grades, transcripts, and graduation for any student owing the College money or who has had a check dishonored. Students may not register if money is owed.

Tuition Payment Options

http://www.slcc.edu/cashiering/tuition-payment-options.aspx

Installment Plan

Students who need more time to pay their tuition in full should consider signing up for the Semester Tuition Installment Loan (STIL) which requires a non-refundable $30.00 application fee. After the application and first installment, additional installments are due by the 10th of the month. There are four installments for Spring Semester (January, February, March and April), three installments for Summer Semester (May, June, July), and four installments for Fall Semester (August, September, October, November). Apply online at http://mypage.slcc.edu

Sponsored Students

Students whose tuition and fees are to be paid by another organization or agency (other than Financial Aid awards) will have their vouchers processed by the Accounts Receivable Office. Vouchers may be faxed to (801) 957-5747. Sponsored students are responsible for coordinating that their account is paid in full prior to the tuition due date. Verification can be made by going to MyPage or visiting a cashier location. Late fees may be applied to accounts with unpaid tuition balances.

Financial Aid Payments

Classes are automatically held if students have been offered Financial Aid awards. Classes cannot be held for Financial Aid applicants who have not been offered an award. A pending Financial Aid award, does not remove a student’s obligation to pay tuition and fees by the published deadline. Financial Aid awards that are insufficient to cover tuition and fees may result in an unpaid balance on the student account. Late Fees may apply.

Dishonored Checks

Dishonored checks are paid at the Cashier Offices. Students are charged a minimum $20.00 fee per check for checks paid within 15 days. After 15 days, fees are increased. If tuition remains unpaid due to a dishonored check, a $50.00 Late Fee may be added to a student account in addition to other fees. A HOLD is placed on the student’s records, which can only be removed by the Student Loans and Receivables Department. The student will not be entitled: 1) to receive an official copy of grades, transcripts or diplomas; or 2) to pick up checks disbursed by SLCC–which may include but is not limited to tuition refunds and payroll checks-until the amount due has been paid to the College or otherwise satisfied. Collection of dishonored checks may involve legal prosecution and recovery of legal costs if necessary.

Checks will not be accepted from students who have not resolved dishonored checks on their accounts. Students who have settled past dishonored checks may have check privileges reinstated, unless they have three or more dishonored checks.

Collection Policy

SLCC pursues all financial obligations to the fullest extent of the law. This includes but is not limited to: HOLDS on registration, transcripts, grades, and graduation; liens against State of Utah tax refunds; referrals to collection agencies; and litigation. Any fee or financial obligation, if not paid when due, is subject to interest, collection and/or attorney fees.

Drops/Withdrawals

If a student decides not to remain enrolled in a class, it is the student’s responsibility to drop or withdraw from the class. Failure to officially drop classes not attended will result in failing grades and forfeiture of tuition due the College. Failure to officially drop may lead to enforcement of the college collection policy (see above.)

Students are required to pay for ALL classes that they do not officially drop.

If the student withdraws after the last published date to drop, the action is considered a ‘withdrawal’ and no adjustment of tuition will be made.

If the student drops a class on or before the last published date to drop, the action is considered a ‘drop’ and the student is entitled to an adjustment or refund of tuition:

  1. When a student officially drops classes, adjustments are based on the drop date regardless of class attendance. Refunds/adjustments for students, who were awarded Financial Aid, will go to Title IV federal programs first (Pell, Stafford, Perkins, SEOG).
  2. Application fees are non-refundable.
  3. STIL fees are non-refundable.

Refunds

http://www.slcc.edu/cashiering/refunds.aspx

Refund/Adjustment schedule for classes that follow regular semester beginning and ending dates:

Refund/Adjustment Period Percent Adjustment
Through 21st calendar day of semester 100%
After 21st calendar day No Refund/Adjustment

Adjustment schedule for classes with beginning or ending dates that do not correspond with regular semester beginning or ending dates:

Refund/Adjustment Period Percent Adjustment
Through 20 percent of class taught 100%
Over 20 percent of class taught No Refund/Adjustment No Refund/Adjustment

School of Applied Technology Withdrawal/Refunds

For information on withdrawing and refunds for School of Applied Technology courses and programs, see the School of Applied Technology section of this catalog.

• SHOP CARDS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE •

NOTE: For information on appeals regarding the adjustment of tuition and fees, see Registration Appeal form at http://www.slcc.edu/enrollmentservices/forms.aspx

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid applications are available online at www.slcc.edu/financialaid and from Student Services at Taylorsville Redwood, South City, Jordan and Miller Campuses.

Please be aware that not all programs and/or classes offered at SLCC are eligible for financial aid. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your program is eligible.

All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Students should apply as early as possible for financial aid as the process can take several weeks to complete. The application process for financial aid can be started before applying for admission, but financial aid is only awarded to admitted students. Students must have earned a state-recognized high school diploma or a state-issued General Education Diploma (GED) to receive financial aid.

There are many sources of aid available to students including federal, state, institutional and private. Aid can be need-based or merit-based and is available in the form of grants, loans, jobs, scholarships and tuition waivers. Further information on the type of aid and the eligibility criteria is available online at www.slcc.edu/financialaid.

Determining Need

A student’s financial need is the difference between the cost of attendance at SLCC and the expected family contribution.

Level of need = Budget minus resources

A number of federal, state and private sources of assistance are available to eligible students who demonstrate financial need. Some scholarships and waivers based on merit and achievement are also available.

In receiving financial aid, students and their families are expected to assume some responsibility for meeting the cost of education. The expected contribution from the student and family is determined by income, assets, number of dependents and other relevant information. Most financial assistance is awarded when costs of attending SLCC are greater than the ability to pay. To determine this, the College uses the guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education.

Students may obtain information from the Financial Aid Office at the Taylorsville Redwood, South City, Miller, Jordan, or West Valley locations.

Applying for Financial Aid

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov with school code 005220.
  2. Complete the Student Information Form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.
  3. Submit further documentation, if verification is required by the Financial Aid Office. This may include Tax Transcripts from the IRS, W-2 forms or proof of untaxed income.
  4. Complete the admissions process to become a matriculated student in an eligible program at SLCC. Entering students who need financial aid must be enrolled in an eligible program and all of the matriculation requirements must have been met.

Application Priority Dates

Once students have completed an application for financial aid, it may take up to six weeks to process applications and notify students. The Financial Aid Office has established the following priority dates for students entering each semester. (Applications for non-credit School of Applied Technology programs are accepted throughout the year.)

  Fall Semester April 15
  Spring Semester November 1
  Summer Team April 15
NOTE: Priority consideration will be given to students who have completed applications by these deadlines. Applications submitted after the priority dates will be processed in the order received. Only one application is necessary for the Fall, Spring and summer terms. Once a student registers for summer term, an additional form is required.

What Happens After Application?

Once the FAFSA results are received in the Financial Aid Office, students will be contacted to provide any other information needed. When the student file is complete, it will be reviewed and processed by the Financial Aid Office.

If eligible, the student will be awarded and an email will be sent to the student’s SLCC email address to inform him/her of the amount of aid. If the student has indicated an interest in student loans on the FAFSA, a subsidized and/or unsubsidized Direct Loan may be offered. Students must also complete Loan Entrance Counseling. The student will be notified if a Master Promissory Note (MPN) needs to be signed. Aid is normally disbursed the week before classes begin. If tuition and fees have not been paid, the aid must be applied to the unpaid charges. If any funds remain after tuition/fees are paid, a check will be mailed to the student’s local address or the student may set up other refund delivery options through the Cashier’s Office.

For further information or assistance in filling out the FAFSA, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Eligibility Criteria for Financial Aid

Students who receive federal or state financial aid funds are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP). SAP includes a qualitative measure, as indicated by the cumulative GPA (CGPA), or competency achievement for clock hour programs, and a quantitative measure, determined by comparing attempted credits versus earned (or completed) credits within a maximum time frame, or determined by comparing scheduled hours to competency attainment in School of Applied Technology programs. Determination of SAP takes into account the full record of students’ attendance at SLCC, regardless of whether they received financial aid during previous periods of enrollment.

Under certain circumstances, students may qualify for financial aid when repeating courses. If a student is unable to pass a class (grade of D- or higher), financial aid may be available until the course has been passed. Once a course has been passed, students may retake the course one time for any reason (improve grade, review information, etc.) and may qualify for aid again. However, retaking courses may impact a student’s eligibility for financial aid based on the 150% limit (see paragraph below).

Students may be allowed 150% of the published number of credit hours or clock hours required for graduation completion in which to complete their program of study. For example, a student whose program requires 65 hours may have approximately 95 attempted credit hours to complete the program; or in the case of clock hour programs, a student whose program requires 600 hours may have 900 clock hours to complete the program.

Calculation of maximum allowed hours is based on attempted hours, defined as all hours for which a student has enrolled, including all transfer hours which are relevant to the current program of study. Classes which receive a grade of withdraw (W), incomplete (I), or extension (EX) are considered attempted hours, as are all repeat courses.

Based on student need, a maximum of 30 remedial credit hours may be added to the published required number of credit hours. Transfer hours not applicable to program graduation will be subtracted from the number of credit hours required for graduation, thus a maximum time hour limit would be reduced accordingly. For example, if a student has 25 transfer hours and the program of study requires 65 for graduation, the maximum time-frame is determined by deducting 25 hours from 65 and multiplying the remainder by 150%. This would equal a maximum time-frame of 60 hours. This rule does not apply to clock hour programs.

To ensure consistent progression toward graduation, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 70% of cumulative attempted credit hours or clock hours with cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better or an “MC” for each course completed in the clock hour program. Academic progress will be monitored each term; or, in the case of clock hour programs, at the 50% and 100% benchmark dates. Students who do not maintain a 70% completion rate with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 will be on a “warning status” if they do not complete the first half of the program by the 50% date. Once the courses, which make up the first half of the program are completed, a calculation will take place to determine if the student can finish within 150% of the program hours. If the student cannot finish with that timeframe, based on their schedule and hours left to complete, their financial aid will be terminated. If extenuating circumstances can be shown to have caused the student to fail to meet this academic standard, the student may appeal (as described below).

The penalty for failure to achieve SAP is termination of aid for at least one term, or until the student has achieved satisfactory completion of 70% of cumulative enrolled hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. In clock hour programs, further aid will not be awarded until the student has completed an appeal and is approved by the Financial Aid appeals committee.

Academic renewal will not impact a student’s satisfactory progress. A copy of the complete satisfactory progress policy may be requested at the Financial Aid Office.

Appeal Process

Students may appeal to the Financial Aid Appeal Committee for an extension of maximum allowed credit or clock hours or for a waiver of satisfactory academic progress requirements based on documented mitigating circumstances. The appeal must be made in writing and must include supporting documents to substantiate the circumstances which brought about the appeal and which were beyond the control of the student. Students who disagree with the Appeal Committee’s decision may ask that the documentation and the Committee decision be reviewed by the Director of Financial Aid and/or the Assistant Vice President for Student Enrollment Services. A maximum of three appeals is allowed.

Conditions Under Which Financial Aid May Be Withdrawn

  • Failure to meet satisfactory progress standards
  • Failure to meet conditions of financial aid probation
  • Misrepresentation or falsification of application materials for aid or for admission
  • Official or unrecorded withdrawal from the College
  • Violation of any institutional policy or regulation which could result in suspension or termination from the College
  • For Stafford Loans, failure to complete a minimum of 6 hours with a grade of D- or higher.

Financial Aid Overpayment and Return of Title IV Funds Policy

Overpayment

An overpayment situation occurs when students receive a Pell Grant and drop classes after funds have been disbursed. For example, if a student receives a Pell Grant based on full-time enrollment and then drops to nine credits, an overpayment will be calculated. Any refund will be credited back to the Pell Grant and the student will be required to pay back any difference between a full-time Pell Grant and a 3/4-time Pell Grant. These funds must be repaid prior to receiving aid for subsequent terms at SLCC or any other institution.

Students attending the School of Applied Technology may have an overpayment if they were paid for a 25% interval, enrolled in classes, and do not attend classes.

Because clock hour programs are based on “seat time”, students attending the School of Applied Technology will owe an overpayment based on the difference between total hours for which they received funding and hours they actually attended.

Return of Title IV Funds

Return of Title IV funds occurs when a student receives federal funds and then officially drops, withdraws or ceases attendance without notifying the school. The amount of unearned Title IV aid must be figured. This is determined by multiplying the percentage of term, or payment period for clock hour programs not attended (based on calendar days including weekends and holidays) by the Title IV aid received. All types of aid-including loans-are used in this calculation. College work-study funds which have been earned will not be included. If a student attended more than 60% of the term, no return of funds will be required.

After the amount of Title IV aid to be returned is calculated, a determination of how much must be returned by the institution and how much must be returned by the student will be determined. Any funds returned by the institution are credited in the order of loans, (Unsubsidized Stafford, Subsidized Stafford, Perkins, PLUS) Pell Grant, FSEOG Grant and other Title IV aid. If the student has any loans (Perkins, Stafford, and Plus) which have been used in the calculation, this obligation will be due and payable by the terms of the promissory note. Any grant funds to be returned by the student will be reduced by 50%. For example, if a calculation determines that a student’s grant obligation is $300, the repayment will be $150.

Any return of Title IV funds required by a student must be paid prior to receiving additional financial aid at SLCC or any other institution. Any funds returned by the institution on the student’s behalf must be repaid by the student to the College prior to receiving grades or attempting to register for subsequent terms. A complete and detailed explanation of this policy, along with examples, is available at the Financial Aid Office.

Graduation

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation from SLCC, students must:

  • Complete all requirements for a certificate, diploma, or degree as outlined in the General Catalog. Graduation requirements will be determined using the catalog year in effect when you were most recently admitted to the College (please note that no student can graduate under the requirements of a catalog more than six years old). Please contact Academic Advising if you have questions about completion of program requirements.
  • Submit all necessary requests for course substitutions and waivers (curriculum exceptions) via MyPage and receive approval from the department or associate dean. Speak with your academic advisor if you need assistance with this process.
  • Maintain an SLCC cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher.
  • Complete all incomplete (“I”) grades required by your program of study.
  • Complete at least 25% of required credit hours at SLCC.
  • Resolve all financial obligations to Salt Lake Community College. All transcripts and diplomas will be held until outstanding financial holds are cleared.
  • Apply for graduation by the deadlines posted in the Academic Calendar. A separate application must be submitted for all standalone awards. Applications are good for 1 year.
  • Diploma name will be what is declared on the SLCC student record. If you are changing the name you must show proof of change to Records & Data Management. All changes must be made before the diploma order.

Please note:

Student’s name will be listed on the diploma as it is declared on the SLCC student record.  If a student would like to change the name, they must present documentation of change to Records & Data Management.

  • Official State Driver’s License or State ID
  • Marriage License,
  • Court Order
  • Social Security Card
  • etc.

This documentation can be brought in person to Records & Data Management. Changes and corrections can also be made by submitting a clear copy of the appropriate documentation via fax or US Mail. The copies of some documents such as the Driver’s License and the Social Security Card will need to be enlarged when sending by fax in order to be transmitted clearly. If you are requesting an information change by fax or US mail, please include your SLCC Student ID Number and a brief explanation of the requested information change or correction.  

Further questions can be addressed by contacting Records & Data Management.

Records & Data Management
Salt Lake Community College
PO Box 30808
Salt Lake City, UT  84130

Phone:  801-957-4283
Fax:  801-957-4961
Email: datacenter@slcc.edu

All changes must be completed before the diploma order is made.

For additional graduation information visit http://www.slcc.edu/graduation.

School of Applied Technology Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduating from programs offered through the School of Applied Technology, students must successfully complete their program of study prior to the SLCC graduation date. Students meeting these criteria will be notified by mail.

General Education Certificate of Completion

The General Education Certificate of Completion is designed for students who plan to transfer to another institution without finishing an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree at Salt Lake Community College.  The AA and AS degrees already include all of the general education requirements in the General Education Certificate of Completion, so if you plan to finish your AA or AS degree at SLCC, we encourage you to finish your degree rather than applying for the General Education Certificate of Completion to avoid experiencing issues with your financial aid eligibility.  If you decided to continue your schooling at SLCC after you receive the General Education Certificate of Completion either because your plans have changed or you are pursuing an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE) degree, you will need to fill out and submit an admissions update to indicate your intended degree before receiving additional financial aid. 

Academic Renewal Policy

Students admitted to Salt Lake Community College may petition to have poor grades and credits discounted from the GPA calculation of previous coursework. To petition, the student must have an interruption in their education at Salt Lake Community College of at least five consecutive years and meet the policy requirements. The Academic Renewal Policy allows a returning student the opportunity to improve academic standing at Salt Lake Community College. For information on how to apply, see the Academic Renewal form at http://www.slcc.edu/enrollmentservices/policies.aspx.

  1. Academic renewal permits returning students to discount previous poor grades and associated credits from grade point calculations under the following conditions:
    1. Returning students must have an interruption in their collegiate education at Salt Lake Community College of five or more consecutive years.
    2. The grades and associated credits to be discounted must be at least five years old.
    3. Academic renewal applies only to courses with grades of D+, D, D-, E or UW.
  2. Conditions under which academic renewal will be considered:
    1. The applicant must be enrolled at Salt Lake Community College at the time of application for academic renewal and upon return to Salt Lake Community College, and have completed 6 credits of graded coursework at SLCC with a GPA of 2.0 or above.
    2. Academic renewal may be applied only once during a student’s academic career at Salt Lake Community College and it is irreversible.
    3. Not all graded coursework described in 1.3 must be discounted. Students may request specific courses for academic renewal.
    4. Repeated courses and credits are not eligible for academic renewal.
    5. Grades and credits approved for academic renewal will no longer count toward Salt Lake Community College program or graduation requirements.
    6. Courses approved for academic renewal and the course grades will remain on transcripts with an academic renewal notation.
    7. Students will not receive a tuition adjustment or refund for courses granted academic renewal status.
    8. Academic renewal applies only to courses and credits taken at Salt Lake Community College.

Procedure for Application

  1. Students need to meet with an Academic Advisor before applying for academic renewal.
  2. Students applying for academic renewal must complete and submit the academic renewal application form to the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records.
  3. Students must clearly identify courses for which they are requesting academic renewal.
  4. Enrollment Services will determine if all conditions have been met; the student will be notified within four weeks.
  5. Upon approval for academic renewal, grade point average and credit hours earned will be recalculated and appropriate notations made on the student’s record.
  6. Academic renewal may not be accepted by transfer institutions or for financial aid satisfactory academic progress requirements.

Salt Lake Community College Posthumous Degree Policy

All Degrees, Certificates of Completion, and Diplomas awarded by Salt Lake Community College may be issued posthumously under the following conditions:

  1. The deceased student has completed a minimum of 80% of program and credit-hour requirements for his/her major field of study.
  2. The deceased student is in good academic standing and has earned a minimum grade-point average of 2.00 at Salt Lake Community College.
  3. The deceased student must have been enrolled at the college within the past two years.

A deceased student not eligible for a posthumous Degree, Certificate of Completion, or Diploma, may be awarded a Certificate of Academic Achievement at the discretion of the College. Visit http://www.slcc.edu/enrollmentservices for further information.

Transcripts

The permanent record (transcript) of your academic achievement is maintained by the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records. Transcript requests can be processed in person at the Redwood Campus, South City Campus, Jordan Campus and the Miller Campus.  An official transcript is a copy of the student’s permanent academic record issued by the College Registrar.  It displays all courses taken for credit at SLCC and includes all grades received.  Unlike unofficial transcripts, it is signed and dated by the registrar and displays the SLCC seal.  Official transcripts are not issued for students with outstanding financial obligations to the College.  Please see Transcript Requests for more information.

Unofficial Transcripts/View Transcripts Online

Login to https://mypage.slcc.edu, click on the “Student” tab, and in the “Student Portal” frame click on “Student Records” and then “Academic Transcript.” Click [Print Transcript] at the top of the record to print an unofficial transcript.

Order Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are signed by the College Registrar and sealed with an official SLCC seal. Official transcripts are used to transfer college credit to receiving institutions. Students are able to request transcripts online, in person, by mail or by fax following the instructions at http://www.slcc.edu/enrollmentservices/transcripts.aspx. SLCC is unable to process transcript requests by phone.

SLCC Veterans Services

Services are available for veterans at the Taylorsville Redwood Veterans Center and at South City Campus. Support and assistance is provided to ALL veterans, service members and dependents attending SLCC. If you are using Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits or are a self-pay student seeking to earn a degree or completing School of Applied Technology (SAT) technical training, we are here to support you to succeed.

The SLCC Veterans Centers located on both campuses offer comprehensive one-stop veteran support services for College and Veterans Services. The Center includes a lounge and study area for all veterans and dependents to use while attending school. Other resources available in the center are: VetSuccess On Campus Counselor, VITAL Counselor, Veterans Upward Bound, and Veterans Accessibility Advisor, and Veterans Academic Advisor. We will also have a service organization take disability claims on campus and representatives for community universities present to help prepare our students for transfer.

In supporting ALL our veterans and service members, we provide many services and events currently at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Please check in at either center to use these services. In addition, a few events we provide are: Fall open house with many community service members to help our veterans with benefits available; veteran birthday cake is served to the student population on each branch of the services’ birthday to honor their contributions to the world; upon graduation, ALL veterans receive a free cap and gown, and are invited to a dinner for the veteran and a guest to honor the graduation and receive a Veterans Honor Graduation cord. In honor of Veterans Day, we hold a flag raising ceremony on three campuses.

SLCC is a member of the National Student Veterans of America organization, and have a student chapter of SLCC Student Veterans available to participate in. Participation in the Veterans Club can be beneficial in many ways with your education and benefits for your resume. 

Procedures and Policies for Using GI Educational Funding

Applying for and Verifying VA Educational Benefit Eligibility

To apply for and verify VA educational benefit eligibility, and to determine the rules required and set up an account to use your VA educational benefits, please visit one of our Veterans Centers, or review the welcome letter found under required forms at www.slcc.edu/veterans.

School Certifying Officials (SCOs) are College employees located in the centers to assist all veterans. They do not determine student eligibility or percentage for VA benefits, as VA employees at the Regional Processing Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma make all eligibility decisions. SCOs are required to report College enrollment data to the VA and monitor students’ progress.

AS, AA, and AAS degree programs at SLCC are deemed approved for the use of VA educational benefits. Many Certificate and Diploma programs are also approved. Any questions concerning program eligibility can be directed to a Veterans Center School Certifying Official at veterans@slcc.edu. SLCC is a Yellow Ribbon school. Check www.slcc.edu/veterans for details.

College Policies

Unscheduled College Closures

Information Hotline (801) 957-INFO (957-4636) SLCC normally remains open, running on schedule even during inclement weather. However, in cases of unusually severe weather or other unanticipated conditions, it is possible the College schedule may change: one or more sites may be closed or may open late, classes may be canceled, staff offices may be closed or evening classes may be dismissed early. For information about any unscheduled College closure, check the College homepage or call the information hotline listed above. Information is posted to the homepage, and is available on the hotline as soon as any decisions affecting class status are made. The information is updated whenever conditions change.

Changes in Laws, Rules and Policies

  1. Although every effort has been made to assure accuracy of information in this catalog, students and others should note that laws, rules and policies change periodically. Often, such changes alter the information contained in this publication. It is not possible in a publication of this size to include all rules, policies, and other information which pertain to students or Salt Lake Community College. The most current or complete information may be obtained from appropriate departments and divisions. Changes may be implemented without prior notice and without obligation and, unless specified otherwise, are effective when made. Nothing in this catalog shall be construed, operated as, or have the effect of an abridgment or a limitation of any rights, powers or privileges of the Utah State Board of Regents, SLCC’s Board of Trustees, or SLCC’s President. This catalog does not constitute a contract or the terms and conditions of a contract between students and the institution. The relationship of students to the institution is one governed by statute, rules, and policy adopted by the Utah Legislature, Board of Regents, Board of Trustees, the President and their duly authorized designees.
  2. Advisors are provided to assist students in planning academic programs. They are not authorized to change established policy. Students are solely responsible for assuring that their academic programs comply with College policy. Any variance with established policy must be confirmed by a division chair.
  3. SLCC has the right to terminate or modify programs and/ or program requirements, content and the sequence of program offerings from semester to semester for reasons it deems sufficient to warrant such action.
  4. Course descriptions are based on reasonable projections of faculty, faculty availability, facilities, and curriculum considerations. They are subject to change based on changes in circumstances.
  5. Accreditation, approvals, and certification of SLCC are based on the institution’s status at the time of printing this catalog. They are subject to review and modification from time to time.
  6. SLCC disclaims liability of any kind for injury or illness of students as a result of participation in activities connected with the College. Every reasonable effort is made to provide safe conditions for conducting all activities.

Student Email (BRUINMAIL) Policy

All Salt Lake Community College students are issued an email account (BruinMail, powered by Google Apps for Education) for use throughout students’ College career and beyond. Accordingly, email is considered an official channel for communication between the College and students. Email services are provided to students of Salt Lake Community College in support of the teaching, learning, and outreach mission of the College and the administrative functions to carry out that mission. Email may not be used for unlawful activities.

Policy

A College assigned student email account shall be the College’s official means of communication with all Salt Lake Community College students. The College reserves the right to send official communications to students by email with the full expectation that students receive and read emails in a timely fashion.

Assignment of Student Email

Official College email accounts, known as BruinMail accounts, are available for all registered and admitted students. Official College communications will be sent to students’ official College BruinMail address.

Students are expected to check their BruinMail account frequently and consistently to stay current with College-related communications. Students must ensure sufficient space in accounts to allow for email delivery. Students are required to recognize certain communications as time-critical. Students will not be held responsible for an interruption in the ability to access a message if system malfunctions or other system-related problems prevent timely delivery of, or access to, said message (e.g., power outages or email system viruses).

Course Related Use of Email

Faculty may assume a student’s official College email is a valid mechanism for communicating with a student. Faculty must exercise caution when including sensitive data, such as grades, in email messages. This policy will ensure all students may comply with course requirements communicated via email from course instructors.

Forwarding of Mail

Students who “forward” the BruinMail account to a private (unofficial) email address outside the official College network address do so at their own risk. The College is not responsible for any difficulties that may occur in the proper or timely transmission or access of email forwarded to any unofficial email address. Any such problems will not absolve students of the responsibility to know and comply with the content of official communications sent to official BruinMail email addresses.

Use of a private account requires students to keep the account active and available to receive messages. Some commercially available accounts, such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo!mail, etc., may be automatically blocked if specified storage limit is exceeded or may be automatically closed without regular login activity. Students who choose to forward the SLCC email to a different account are responsible to ensure receipt of official College communications forwarded to the personal account. Salt Lake Community College is not responsible for lost or deleted email due to account closures or storage restrictions.

Student Right to Know

In accordance with the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act (P.L. 101-542, amended by P.L. 102-26), Salt Lake Community College conducts an annual study of persistence and graduation rates of full-time freshman who have not previously attended college. Results of this yearly study and information regarding security issues are published online at www.slcc.edu/disclosures. A printed copy is available from Enrollment Services.

Student Privacy Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights are:

THE RIGHT to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access. Students should submit written requests identifying the record(s) they wish to inspect to the Registrar. The Registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If records are not maintained by the Registrar, he/she shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.

THE RIGHT to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the College to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to hearing.

THE RIGHT to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the College may disclose education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

NOTE: SLCC has contracted with the National Student Clearinghouse to provide verification of student enrollment and degrees or certificates earned. The National Student Clearinghouse is considered a “school official” acting with “legitimate educational interests.”

THE RIGHT to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by SLCC to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C., 20202-4605

Personally identifiable information or records relating to a student will not be released to any individual, agency or organization without the written consent of the student as described in FERPA regulations, except Directory Information, which may be released upon request unless the student specifically withholds permission to do so.

Directory information includes:

Student’s name
Address
Telephone number
Email address
Date of birth
Major program of study
Dates of attendance
Enrollment status
Degrees and awards received
Most recent previous educational agency/institution
Participation in recognized activities/sports

To Withhold the Release of Directory Information

Students or alumni must complete a Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form to withhold release of directory information. The form is available at the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records webpage: http://www.slcc.edu/enrollmentservices/forms.aspx

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

SLCC embraces both the letter and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which in part says, “… no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity.” For more information, STUDENTS should contact the Disability Resources Center at (801) 957-4659 (Voice) or (801) 957-4646 (TTY). EMPLOYEES should contact Human Resources at (801) 957-4212. For the SLCC ADA Coordinator, call (801) 957-4041.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Salt Lake Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing education and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, age and/or veteran status. Inquiries concerning the above, including the application of Title I, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, or Section 504* may be referred to the SLCC Director of Equal Employment Opportunity at (801) 957-4561.

*Definitions:

Title I - American Disabilities Act
Title VI - Civil Rights Act
Title VII - Civil Rights Act
Title IX - Educational Amendments of Rehabilitation Act
Section 504 - A Section of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Crime Awareness and Campus Security Report

Safety and well-being of students, visitors and employees is a high priority at SLCC. The full support and cooperation of the entire college community is required to allow for the pursuit of knowledge in a safe and secure environment. The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Report issued to faculty, staff, and students is designed to comply with the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (34 CFR 668.47) and amendments.

It is annually updated to provide current information to all students, employees, or any applicant for enrollment or employment at the College. This report includes information about campus law enforcement, reporting of criminal activity, crime awareness and prevention, and campus crime statistics.

To obtain copies, call the SLCC Public Safety Department at (801) 957-4270 or visit www.slcc.edu/disclosures.

Student Code of Conduct

Salt Lake Community College seeks to provide a safe and secure environment for its community through the dissemination of the Student Code designed to respect and protect the rights and well-being of its members, and without disruption of individual’s pursuit of education. The College reserves the right to suspend or dismiss students for failure to adhere to rules outlined in the Code for conduct detrimental to the interest to conform to the College community. Adherent to this right, the College may subject students to disciplinary action for conduct contrary to College policy on or off campus. The primary objective for the administration of discipline under the Student Code of Conduct is to foster ethically responsible behavior and to provide a safe campus community.

The Code outlines the specific rights which students are guaranteed and the responsibilities students have as community members. It also specifically outlines the procedures for hearing cases of student misconduct, grievances, and academic dishonesty issues.

Code Availability

The Student Code of Conduct is available from the home page within the A-Z listings.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Students accept both the rights and obligations of citizenship. They retain and enjoy all rights secured by the Constitution and local, state or national laws. Rights and freedoms are best preserved in a community whose members are mutually tolerant of the exercise of rights and freedoms and whose members are free from physical violence, force, abuse and threat. Toward that end, SLCC has adopted certain personal and organizational standards, policies and procedures that govern the responsibilities and behavior of its members. Violations are grounds for judicial action and possible disciplinary sanctions. Any students who assist, encourage or incite others to violate SLCC policies are similarly subject to such action.

Daily responsibility for good conduct rests with the students. All members of the College community are expected to use reasonable judgment in their daily campus life and to show due concern for the welfare and rights of others. Ultimate responsibility and authority to enforce the Student Code of Conduct rests with the College President. The President may, and has, delegated responsibility for administration of the discipline system to the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Vice President delegates responsibility to the Dean of Students. All procedures followed and decisions made by authorized hearing officers and bodies are approved by appropriate Vice Presidents and may be subject to Presidential review.

SLCC reserves the right to take any necessary and appropriate action to protect the safety and well-being of the campus community.

Academic Honesty

Honesty is an expectation at SLCC. This means that each member of the College community will adhere to principles and rules of the College and pursue academic work in a straight forward and truthful manner, free from deception or fraud. Any attempt to deviate from these principles is academic dishonesty and will be dealt with according to rules of due process as outlined.

Students are also held to the College policy on acceptable use of college computing resources; which, prohibits the distribution of passwords or confidential information; sending, receiving or storing fraudulent, harassing or obscene messages; and the encroachment of computer resources or any attempt to break, or override the security of the College computers.

Fair and Equitable Disciplinary Process

The SLCC social discipline system is established in accordance with the concept of due process. Due process, as used herein, consists of two parts. First, students will know in advance what conduct is unacceptable, and the consequences of such conduct. It requires rules and regulations of student behavior that are reasonable, clear, and precise, clearly communicated, and fairly and consistently administered (substantive due process). Second, students will be given a statement of charges against them and a fair opportunity to be heard and to present witnesses before a decision is rendered (procedural due process).

Campus Policy on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

SLCC code prohibits possession, consumption or distribution of hallucinogenic, narcotic or other illegal drugs. The code also prohibits possession, consumption or distribution of alcoholic beverages on any property owned or leased by the College and at any college activity. Campus members may be subject to prosecution by civil authorities for violation of state and federal laws. Violation of the alcohol, tobacco and other drug policies will be handled through the Dean of Students. The sanctions taken may include, but are not limited to: referral for assessment by Health and Wellness Services, appearance before the Student Standards Committee, probation or expulsion.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Laws Penalties
DUI: It is illegal to drive or be in physical control of a vehicle or motorboat, even when parked, while under the influence of alcohol, any drug, or the combined influence of alcohol and any drug if impaired. Utah’s Implied Consent law requires submission to blood alcohol content (BAC) test. Refusal will result in revocation of license for one year. You are in violation if your BAC is .08 or greater or if you are incapable of operating a vehicle. Up to 6 months imprisonment and/or $1,000 fine, rehabilitation assessment and education class, suspension of license for 90 days, $100 to victim restitution fund. Accident, injury or death will increase penalties. Class B misdemeanor.
Minors: It is illegal to sell or supply alcohol to a minor. Maximum penalty: 1 year imprisonment and/or $2,500 fine; Class A misdemeanor.
(MIP) Minor in Possession: It is unlawful for any person under the age of 21 years to purchase, attempt to purchase, solicit another person to purchase, possess, or consume any alcoholic beverage or product. Maximum Penalty: Up to 6 months imprisonment and/or $1,000 fine plus suspension of driver’s license up to one year: Class B misdemeanor.*
Not-a-Drop Law: You are in violation if you are under 21, have consumed any amount of alcohol and are driving. Lose license for 90 days, required substance abuse assessment, and may still face MIP laws.
Intoxication: It is illegal to sell or supply to intoxicated persons or to purchase alcohol if intoxicated. Maximum penalty is 6 months imprisonment and/or $1,000 fine; Class B misdemeanor.
It is illegal to drink in a public building, park or stadium, or to be so intoxicated that you disturb others or injure yourself or others. Maximum penalty is 90 days imprisonment and/or $1,000 fine; Class B misdemeanor.
Open Container: It is illegal to drink any alcoholic beverage while operating or riding as a passenger in a motorized vehicle, whether that vehicle is moving, stopped, or parked on any highway, street, or area of traffic. Once a container has been opened, one can be arrested for possession. Violating an open container law is a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of 6 months imprisonment and/or $1,000 fine.**
Tobacco use or possession: To buy, use, or possess any tobacco product by any person under age 19 is illegal. It is illegal to sell or furnish any tobacco product to any person under age 19. Maximum $750 fine. Class C misdemeanor.
Clean Air Act: Prohibits smoking in a place of public access, public meeting or any government building (All buildings on SLCC campus). “Smoking means the possession of any lighted or heated tobacco or nicotine product in any form. “Lighted Tobacco” means both tobacco that is under self-sustained combustion and tobacco that is heated to a point of smoking or vaporizing. Maximum $500 fine. Class C misdemeanor.
Protection of Air Used for Ventilation: Smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of any entrance-way, exit, open window, or air intake of a building here smoking is prohibited.  
Possession or sale of drug-related paraphernalia Maximum penalty: 5 years imprisonment and/or $5,000 fine; third degree felony.*
Sale or use of inhalants to get high Maximum penalty: 6 months imprisonment and/or $1,000 fine; misdemeanor.*
Possession or use of imitation controlled substances Maximum penalty: 90 days imprisonment and/or $750 fine; misdemeanor.*

* All penalties enhance one degree if incident occurs within 1000 feet of a school, church, stadium, theater, sports complex, etc.
** Unless it is completely inaccessible to driver and passengers.

Tobacco Health Risks

Possible Effects: Extremely psychologically and physically addictive. Risks of smoking include: high blood pressure, increased heart rate, stroke, heart muscle spasms (angina); shortened life expectancy; lung, larynx, mouth, bladder, esophageal, and pancreatic cancer; coronary heart disease; chronic bronchitis and pulmonary emphysema; impaired immune system; allergy system; allergy; peptic ulcers; in pregnancy smoking contributes to stillbirths and low birth weight babies more vulnerable to disease and death. Risks of “spit” tobacco or “chew” include: noncancerous oral conditions, oral leukoplakia, loss of salivary gland function, cancer of the mouth, inflammation and receding of gums, tooth decay, bad breath, discoloration of teeth, and tooth loss.

Secondhand Smoke Effects: Nonusers (especially children of smokers) exposed to other’s smoke can experience lung cancer, heart disease, asthma, and bronchitis.

Withdrawal Symptoms: Withdrawal from repeated and frequent tobacco use can cause headaches, nervousness, fatigue, hunger, severe irritability, poor concentration, sleep disturbances, and intense nicotine craving.

Alcohol Health Risks

Possible Effects: Psychological & physical addiction, respiratory depression, depression of the immune system, increased risk of accidents, injury due to violence, heart disease, cancer, hypertension, brain damage, impotence at high dosage levels, drunk driving crashes. In addition, alcohol use increases the risk of unwanted sex, unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and acquaintance/date rape. Mothers who drink during pregnancy may give birth to infants with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Effect. These infants may have irreversible physical abnormalities and mental retardation. Research indicates that children of alcoholic parents are at greater risk than other people of becoming alcoholics.

Withdrawal Symptoms: Repeated alcohol use can lead to dependence. Sudden cessation is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms including: severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations and convulsions. Alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening. Long term consumption of large quantities of alcohol, combined with poor nutrition, can also lead to permanent vital organ damage.

Effects of Overdose: Very high doses cause respiratory depression and death. If combined with other depressants of the central nervous system, much lower doses of alcohol will produce the effects just described.

For more information on the health effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, please visit the Health & Wellness Services website at http://www.slcc.edu/hw

Health & Wellness Services
Redwood, STC 035, 801-957-4268
South City, W175, 801-957-3323
Jordan, JHS 011, 801-957-6211

Visit http://www.slcc.edu/hw/docs/pdf-forms/ATODCampusPolicyRev.5.3.12.pdf for a complete listing of laws and penalties.