Here are a few examples as to how college is different from high school. College students are responsible for their own time, schedule, and decisions. Classes meet less frequently in college and can have large time gaps in between, and vary from day to day. The student is responsible for completing all class work, lectures, assignments, and tests on time. Homework is not always collected and corrected. Overall, the college student needs to take ownership of their own learning, and seek out help when they need it.
Once you are a college student, you are responsible for your educational path. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), protects the privacy of student education records. Advisors and other college personnel cannot give out information regarding any of our students.
QVCC has a robust Student Government Association and various clubs for you to get involved in while you are a student here. Our SGA sponsors various events including Baugstock Music Festival, volleyball and basketball tournaments, bus trips to New York City and Boston, etc. We also offer various honor societies for students who excel academically. To learn more about SGA, student clubs and activities, and our honor societies, please visit http://qvcc.edu/student-activities..
There are many tips for students who are working, such as practicing time management, prioritizing goals, and being flexible. In addition, it is important build a support group of family and friends to help achieve academic success. Schedule the highest priorities for completion each day, and be flexible when unforeseen circumstances arise. If possible, work for an employer who is willing to accommodate an academic schedule.You can also check out our Tips for Success.
If you are using a laptop or tablet you will need to go to network settings, select ConnSCU and enter your identity. Your identity is your BANNER ID (numbers only) and your password is the password you use to log into myCommNet. If you are using a cell phone, you will go to your wifi settings and follow the same procedure as above.
Yes. However, please realize that some professors have the expectation that their students will be there at the beginning of class. Students could be penalized for work missed. This information is often found on the course syllabus.
Time Management is the number one tip for handling the workload. This can be an extensive topic. Some highlights are to set specific academic and personal goals; create a weekly schedule of classes, labs, appointments, free time, homework/study time, and deadlines; write Academic calendar dates in schedule; decide on specific times to work on each course; and, make a to-do list for each day the night before or during breakfast. Remember to plan two hours of study/homework time per total credit hours. There is a Student Support Program for students who need help with time management or other concerns for handling a workload.
Students attend QVCC both full-time (12 or more credits) and part-time (11 credits or fewer.) In order to graduate in two years without having to take summer courses, students must take 15 credits per semester for 4 consecutive semesters.
QVCC holds regional accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which allows for portable credit transfer to the college of your choice. Complete transfer information should be verified through the college or university you are interested in attending.
If you decide to change your major, you need to complete the “Change of Status” form and turn it into the Student Success Center. You may want to meet with an advisor if you have questions about the best choice for your transfer or employment goals.
Financial Aid refunds are processed midway through each semester, only after professors report that students are attending and passing their classes, and Financial Aid confirms that refunds can be processed. Please contact the Financial Aid office at (860) 932-4003 for questions regarding your Financial Aid status at the college. Once processed, refunds will be approved and mailed within 2 business days. Please allow at least one week for postal delivery. If you have Direct Deposit, your refund should be deposited within a few days.
There is a Payment Plan available for a $25.00 fee, which is due at the time you sign up, in addition to your first payment. You must visit the campus in person to enroll. The Payment Plan is not available online.