1.0 Purpose

1.1 Effective fall 2014, all curricular students, except those in a career studies certificate program, must take a student development course in their first semester of enrollment at Germanna Community College.

2.0 Policy

2.2 Exceptions to the policy

  • Students enrolled in career studies certificate programs that do not require an SDV course.
  • Non-curricular students – transient, non-degree, etc.
  • Transfer students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours and who gain advanced standing through the SDV Assessment by Local Examination (ABLE) test.
  • Students who already have an Associate Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Dual enrollment, joint enrollment, and homeschooled students who have not already completed the Student Development Skills requirement prior to completing secondary school. These students must take a student development course in their first post-secondary semester of enrollment.

3.0 Procedure

4.0 Definitions

5.0 References

6.0 Point of Contact

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services

7.0 Approval and Revisions Dates

Curriculum Committee: Approval Date - 12/7/12
College Council: Approval Date -11/22/13
President’s Council: Approval Date - 12/16/13
College Board: First Reading Date - 01/01/14; Approval Date - 03/20/14

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