New Student Orientation
If you have never taken an online course, don’t worry, an orientation is waiting for you in the course room. Each session will include navigating an online course, how to set-up your computer for taking an online course, and finding online resources available.
Be sure to complete and pass the orientation test with an 80%, if not, you can take until you achieve 80%. The orientation counts towards the 1st assignment which determines your attendance status. See no show policy below.
Regular and prompt attendance is essential for academic success. Faculty members take attendance at each scheduled class session. Students are expected to attend and be on time for all classes. Individual faculty members may establish specific attendance policies. It is the responsibility of the student to know and follow the attendance policy as required for each course. Students with excessive absences may be referred to a counselor. Insufficient attendance at regularly scheduled classes may result in failure or removal. A student who is absent from all classes during the first ten class days of the fall and spring semesters will be recorded as a “No Show.” A withdrawal will appear on the student’s record and the student will be notified of the “No Show” status by the Registrar’s Office. Students are advised that “No Show” status in one or more courses may affect their eligibility for financial aid and veterans’ benefits. Students who stop attending classes and do not formally withdraw will be recorded as “not in attendance” and will receive grades of “F.” This status may also affect their eligibility for financial aid and veterans’ benefits.