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General Information

Attendance

Students are expected to attend classes. Excessive absences, as determined by the instructor, may result in a failing grade for any course.

Auditing a Class

The fee for auditing a course is the same as the maintenance fee; AUDIT (T) is an enrollment status rather than a grade. it carries no implication concerning class attendance or skill accomplishment. Students may register for audit status in a course or change from audit to credit status, or credit to audit status during the 50 percent refund period. Students registering online must make the switch from credit to audit in person at the Admissions/Registration office during the same refund period.

Career and Employment Services

St. Louis Community College provides employment resources and services to assist students and alumni in the job search process which includes:

  • resume development
  • interview preparation
  • access to employment postings.

Child Care center

The St. Louis Community College operates a licensed child care center on its Florissant Valley campus. Initially, the center was established solely to provide affordable and convenient child care services for STLCC students with families who needed part-time, short-term child care while they were in class. The center now also cares for the children of faculty and staff as well as children from the community at-large.

Children Unattended

Students are not permitted to bring children to class; nor should children be left unattended in the halls, offices, library, Student Center or any other location on campus. The college reserves the right to protect the safety and welfare of unattended children and will institute appropriate action.

Clinical and Field Work

Some degree and certificate programs require students to obtain clinical or other field experience as part of their course work. Students with criminal convictions or drug use may have difficulty progressing in these programs. Health care facilities, educational facilities and other field experience settings may mandate that a criminal background check and/or drug screening check (at the student’s expense) be conducted prior to placement in a clinical or field setting. Students not passing these checks may be prohibited from participating in the clinical or field experience, thus rendering the student ineligible to satisfactorily meet the course/program requirements. Students should contact an academic advisor or the program chair/coordinator for further details.

Confidentiality of Student Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. The following is a summary of these rights. For details please use see our detailed information. These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day St. Louis Community College receives a request for access.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
  3. The right to provide written consent before the College discloses personally identifiable information from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

For more information about records and information that may or may not be disclosed and other information regarding the confidentiality of student records, please see Section G.11 of the College Administrative Procedures.

Firearms on College Property

Except for licensed police officers, no person shall possess or carry any firearm, visible or concealed, on college property (including college buildings and grounds leased or owned by the college, college athletic fields and parking lots) or in any college van or vehicle or at college-sponsored events.

Graduation Applications

Students who expect to graduate at the end of a given term must file an application for their degree or certificate in the Admissions/Registration office. The deadlines are March 1 for spring, June 20 for summer, and Oct. 1 for fall.

Parking

Parking tags are required on all vehicles using campus parking facilities. Parking tags are available in the Campus Life office at Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec, and the Student Services office at Wildwood. Parking tags are permanent and are to be kept from one semester to another. Replacement tags are $3. Accessible parking is available for students with physical disabilities who have state parking authorization.

Schedule Changes

Students may register for open classes any time during the scheduled registration periods. However, students should be aware that St. Louis Community College reserves the right to change the schedule, including fees and instructor assignment, and to cancel classes appearing in the schedule. Decisions to conduct or cancel courses are made based upon enrollment levels in class sections. When a course is canceled, staff will contact students by telephone and advise them of their options.

Service Learning

Service Learning/Civic Engagement is a teaching and learning method of action and reflection that connects the student’s academic study with problem-solving experiences in local community settings using the community as a textbook. Students who are interested in learning more about the program should contact the Service Learning/Civic Engagement coordinator on their campus.

Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress

All currently enrolled students are expected to make satisfactory academic progress. Students with a cumulative grade point average below 2.0 will be placed on academic probation.

Student Grades

Students may view their grades online by visiting Banner Self-Service and logging into their student account.

Student ID Cards

All students enrolled in credit courses are required to activate an STLCC OneCard. Photos can be taken in the Campus Life office at any campus, the Information Desk at Wildwood, the student services area at the South County Education and University Center, and the Admissions/Registration office at the William J. Harrison Education Center.

This card is the college’s disbursement card for payments/refunds to student accounts. The card is required for checking out library books and other materials; for use of the game room, recreational facilities, and learning labs; attending student activities and sporting events; and for personal check approval.

Substance Abuse Policy

Students are subject to the rules of accountability imposed by federal, state and local laws. Use of, being under the influence of, possession of, or distribution of alcohol beverages or illegal drugs on campus or at college-sponsored functions will result in disciplinary action.

Textbooks

Textbooks for all on-campus and off-campus classes will be available in the bookstore and at:

TOBACCO FREE POLICY

The college is committed to providing an environment that is safe and healthy. The use of tobacco products is prohibited on all college property and in all college vehicles. There will be no designated smoking areas within the property boundary.

Transcripts

Transcript request forms are available at the Cashier’s office at Florissant Valley and Forest Park, the Admissions/Registration office at Meramec, and the Information Desk at Wildwood. Students may choose to mail a written request directly to:

Central Student Records
300 S. Broadway, Room 114
St. Louis, MO 63102

A $5 fee is charged for each transcript requested.

   Veterans Education Benefits

Students applying for Veterans Education Benefits must contact Veterans Services on campus. Students who wish to receive Veterans Education Benefits must have Regular student status and must declare a program of study.