Student development

Student Services Policy 80350

1. 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. 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. Procedure

4. Definitions

5. References

6. Point of contact

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services

7. Approval and revisions dates

Curriculum Committee: December 7, 2012

College Council: November 22, 2013

President’s Council: December 16, 2013

College Board: January 1, 2014 first reading; March 20, 2014 approval