What should I do
if I have to miss a class?
is very important at the college level; research suggests that grades
go down with repeated
you anticipate having to miss class due to illness, family emergency
or some other urgent situation, it is a good idea to contact your
instructor beforehand via telephone, written note or e-mail. Please
be aware that such notification does not automatically
constitute an "excused absence". Instructors
determine their own attendance policies.
for full time instructors can be left in their voice
mailboxes or by email. Messages for part-time
faculty can be left at the Evening Division Office
(203 332-5093 or 203-332-5056). Full-time faculty
members have offices (and
regular office hours) on campus. You can usually find
this information on your syllabus. If not, call 203
332-5093 or 203-332-5056 for assistance.
How do I drop a
may drop courses up to the final drop date as specified
in the academic
calendar. Courses dropped prior to or during the
first two weeks of classes in a standard semester or in the
first two days of a summer session or modular course are removed
the official class roster. These courses will not appear
on the student's transcript.
Course dropped after the above time frame
will appear on student's transcript with an academic notation
or an actual grade.
drop a course, the student must complete appropriate
in the Registrar's office
or any student service office.
drop all courses for a semester, students may either
complete the appropriate form available
in the Registrar's office or submit written authorization
to the Registrar's Office by the published drop date.
Late drops will not be permitted
unless the Academic Dean authorizes the drop due to extenuating
How do I use a
computer on campus?
Labs are available in both buildings; Lafayette Hall Rooms
LH-A230 & LH-A232; Beacon Hall, Room BH-111. Schedules
are posted outside the door of each room. PC's are also
available in the Library on
Some classrooms also have computers. If you need to register online using a computer,
there are kiosks (computer terminals) in the Atrium, hallway
near library, hallway near the Academic Support Center and
at various other locations through the building.
much do I need to study?
for every hour of class, we advise students to study three
hours, so if a student has twelve credit
hours of classes per week, we recommend they study 36 hrs per
What is the Student
students are issued an identification
number (also known as Banner ID number) with their
letter of admission. This number identifies individual
in the Connecticut
Community College Banner student information system. This
number is to be used for registration and when obtaining
a library card. Photo IDs are available
through the Student Activities Office. Check website for more info.
What if I need
to withdraw from the College?
student who wishes to drop a course or to withdraw from the
College should follow the official procedure outlined below.
Students who do not officially drop courses or withdraw from
the College or fail to complete courses satisfactorily may
be subject to probation, suspension or dismissal.
a Counselor in the Counseling Center
(Rm. LH-A108) or a Faculty Advisor and follow his or her
Obtain an add/drop notice form from the Registrar's Office.
Students who cannot appear in person to withdraw
from the College should attempt to work with a Counselor.
No drop or
withdrawal requests can be accepted by telephone.
All students who withdraw from the College or drop
a course prior to or during the first two weeks of class
in a standard
semester, or the first two days of an inter-session
or summer school session, are entitled to be removed
class roster. The course will not appear on
the student's transcript.
who drop a course or withdraw from the College within six
weeks after the start of classes for a standard
semester are entitled to receive a grade
of "W" in
each course from which they have dropped
or withdrawn. After that time, through the 12th week of
a standard semester, the
faculty member has the option to assign a
grade of "W" or "F." Before
dropping a course, it is recommended that
the student discuss the matter with the faculty member.
to the section on
the 12th week, no course can be dropped
informal conversation with an instructor or with college
not constitute withdrawal. The
student can initiate withdrawal from the college
in writing on an official withdrawal form or by letter. Failure
to attend class is not an acceptable method of either
dropping or withdrawing. This will result in a
failing grade of "F" on
the student's permanent transcript and can seriously
reinstatement or transfer to another college.
quality licensed preschool program for children 3-5 is held
at the Early
Childhood Laboratory School on
is open to students attending classes at HCC and also to community
members on a "space available" basis. Full-day/full-week
and part-day/part-time options are offered. A sliding
fee scale for working parents may be available.
like to come to an on-campus orientation. What should I do?
Student Orientation takes place on-campus prior to the beginning
of the fall and spring semesters. Call or email
the Student Activities Office at (203) 332-5045 or check the website for time and place.