Academic Policies And Procedures

SLCC views education as critical to improving quality of life and is committed to providing learning opportunities that are accessible, affordable and of the highest caliber.  It seeks to achieve its goals through an open, welcoming environment that supports student achievement and also encourages independence and maturity. Upon enrolling at SLCC, students are expected to become acquainted with College policies, requirements, procedures, and regulations, and to remain cognizant of them while enrolled.

Academic advisors, counselors, Dean of Instruction & Effectiveness, instructors, administrators, and others assist all students in becoming acquainted with College regulations, but students must assume final responsibility for understanding all College procedures.  In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception be granted because a student pleads ignorance of the regulation.

When changes are made between catalog publications, students are informed through the normal channels of communication.  These include, but are not limited to, announcements made to students by instructors, College publications such as bulletin board posters, and general College mail, and email.  Changes become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine.