CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science 2018–2019 143 3. Full Portfolio–Course Challenge The full portfolio is the process for challenging a college-level course for credit. Through this mechanism, a student presents his or her knowledge on a topic and has it evaluated by a faculty member. A maximum of 25 percent of a student’s credits may be earned through the full portfolio process. This will describe all traditional, online, military, and other health care education, as well as work-related experience and health care related conferences attended. A resume or CV, transcripts, and/or official documentation of attendance must accompany all prior learning portfolios. The admissions committee will review the portfolio to determine the amount of credit given for prior learning. 4. Standard Grant Certain training courses, military experiences, or licenses may be converted into college credit. This can be done by supplying some very basic documentation. For military training programs, the recommendations contained in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces from the American Council on Education will be utilized to evaluate such training for credit transfer. Examples include Combat Casualty and Flight Medicine Courses of training. Academic Advising and Administrative Support Students should contact the B.H.Sc. program director for academic advising. The program director and the department coordinator will advise and assist the student during matriculation and throughout his or her studies in the program. Students may communicate with the director and coordinator via the online B.H.Sc. student center, phone, or email. Administrative Support: 800-356-0026, ext. 21222, ext. 21239 Academic Advising: (954) 288-9695 Textbooks Specific recommendations can and will be made by the program and individual professors. Students may purchase their books from any convenient source. Add/Drop Students can add or drop courses up until two weeks before the term is set to start. Any time after that, they would have to contact the program office to be registered/dropped. Students can use this option until the seventh day from the beginning of the term. During that time frame, no academic or financial penalties will be assessed. During the second week, they can still drop the course, but it will be a 75 percent drop. Withdrawal from a Course A student can withdraw from a course up to three weeks prior to the end of the term. The student may request withdrawal only if he or she is in good standing. A withdrawal from a course requires approval from the program director. A grade of W (withdrawal) or WP (withdrawal passing) will be recorded. The grade of W or WP will be replaced by an earned grade only if the student retakes the course. Unofficial, late, or poor standing withdrawals may result in a grade of WF (withdrawal failing) or unearned F .