Here’s some information every new college student needs to know.
GPA stands for "grade point average". To compute your GPA, first multiply the credit hours for each course by the grade assigned (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0). These are your "quality points". Next, divide the quality points by your total credit hours. Here is an example:
Hours Grade Quality Points
4 x A (4 points) =16
3 x B (3 points) = 9
4 x C (2 points) = 8
4 x D (1 point) = 4
3 x F (0 points) = 0
Total quality points/hours attempted = GPA 37/18 = 2.06 GPA
At the college level, your instructors are referred to as members of the faculty.
To plagiarize is to take the ideas or writings of another and present them as one's own. Plagiarism is a serious offense in an academic environment. Consequences of cheating and plagiarism are described in the OKCCC Handbook.
A prerequisite is a course requirement that must be met prior to taking another course. For example, the prerequisite for Engl 1213 (Composition and Literature) is ENGL 1113 (English Composition). This means you must have taken English Composition before you can enroll in Composition and Literature..
A student is placed on academic probation if the student's cumulative grade point average falls below the established minimum which follows:
Credit Hours Attempted Cumulative GPA
60 or above 2.00
Notification of academic probation is provided on grade report forms and via a letter of notification. Students on academic probation are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with a counselor to develop a plan to resolve their academic difficulties.
Professor is the highest rank for college teachers here. At some schools, they are sometimes called "full professor" to distinguish it from associate professor and assistant professor.
What is an adjunct professor?
Adjunct professor is the title of an instructor who teaches on a part-time, per-course basis for the college. Often they are restricted from teaching more than two or three courses for OKCCC per semester. While they are not awarded full-time status, they work as hard as full-time professors to provide quality instruction and deserve as much respect as any member of the teaching staff at OKCCC.
A semester (sometimes called a "term") is one-half of an academic year. The semester system divides a school year into two parts, usually a fall and a spring term of 16 weeks each.
A syllabus is summary or outline distributed by an instructor that states the main topics to be discussed in the course. It usually includes deadlines for assignments, class policies, and grade standards.
A transcript is an official record of your academic history. It shows the courses you have taken, grades received in those courses, and your semester and cumulative grade point averages.
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