ACCEL Program: A joint-enrollment program designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to enter college and earn college credit while they complete their junior and/or senior year of high school.
Academic Standing: Academic standing for degree-seeking students is determined by GPA. A student is in good standing if his or her cumulative Gainesville State College GPA is 2.0 or higher on a scale of 0.0 to 4.0. For more information about other categories of academic standing and the College’s academic probation and suspension policies, please refer to the GSC Catalog.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP): A program by which students can earn credit for certain college-level classes by examination. Credit earned or not earned is based on test scores. For example, a score of 46 on the College Spanish CLEP test earns a student credit for SPAN 1001. A score of 70 and a passing writing sample will earn a student credit for SPAN 1001, 1002, 2001 and 2002. Each test is $97. Contact the Testing Center at 678-717-3863 for more information.
College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC): College preparatory curriculum is the curriculum taught in Georgia high schools for students who want to graduate with a College Prep seal. A deficiency occurs when a student has not taken the required number of classes in a given subject before entrance into Gainesville State College. Students graduating from high school with a Technical seal or with a GED may have deficiencies. CPC deficiencies can exist in the areas of Foreign Language, English, Math, Science, and Social Sciences. They can be satisfied by a grade of “C” or better in specific classes or by passing the COMPASS exam. For more information on CPC deficiencies, please see Admissions Classification of the online catalog.
COMPASS Exam: Some students are required to take the COMPASS placement exam prior to registration to determine specific requirements for extra preparation in Reading, English, and Mathematics. Passing COMPASS Exam scores may satisfy CPC deficiencies in English and Math.
Co-Curricular Transcript: An official document that records verifiable student activities which occur outside the classroom. If you participate in an activity or club, fill out a co-curricular transcript card and the activity will appear on this document. This can be viewed by accessing BANNER Web or by stopping by the Office of Student Life on either campus. Co-Curricular credit looks great on transcripts and resumes.
CRN: The 4-digit number used on the course schedule to specify a course’s time and location. Students need this number to register on BANNER Web, and it must be written on the Student Scheduling Worksheet.
Drop: Deleting a class from your schedule so it will not be included on your transcript. Unlike a Withdrawal, there is no academic or financial penalty for a drop. Dropping a class can only be done during Schedule Adjustment or Drop/Add.
Drop/Add or Schedule Adjustment: The time period at the beginning of each semester session (full, half, or 10-week session) when students may drop classes from or add classes to their schedules. No classes may be added or dropped beyond this period. Classes beginning in the second half or second 10-week sessions may be added at different times during the semester than full session classes. Check the Registrar’s Schedule Adjustment dates online at http://www.gsc.edu/admin/registrar/TermAcademicDeadlines.htm for more information about Schedule Adjustment periods.
Full-Time Student: To be considered a full-time student for insurance and financial aid reasons, students must carry at least 12 credit hours in fall and/or spring semester. Any course load between 12 and 18 credits carries the same tuition obligation. Students who want to take more than 18 credit hours in a semester must get permission from the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Grade Point Average (GPA): Calculated by dividing total quality points by hours attempted. For example: To determine Joe’s GPA, he must divide the total quality points (27) by the total amount of hours attempted.
Learning Support (LS): Students whose previous academic record, admissions test scores, and placement test scores indicate the need for additional preparation in English, Mathematics, and/or Reading are required to take the appropriate Learning Support courses. If only one or two Learning Support courses are required, students may enroll concurrently in college-level courses for which they have satisfied the prerequisites. HOWEVER, if students withdraw from any Learning Support course, they will not be allowed to remain in any regular college credit courses. If students remain enrolled in at least one Learning Support class, they will be allowed to remain in GSCE 1101. More information about the Learning Support program may be found in the GSC Catalog or online at http://www.gsc.edu/admin/learningsupport/
Legislative Requirements: The Georgia Board of Regents requires that all students within the University System take a history class that covers both U.S. and Georgia History. This requirement shows up on a student’s Tranguid and can be satisfied by HIST 1112, HIST 2111, or HIST 2112. There is also a U.S. and Georgia Constitution requirement that can by fulfilled by taking the required POLS 1101 class.
M, T, W, R, F, S: On class schedules, class meeting days are designated by a single letter or combination of letters. For example, TR indicates a class meets on Tuesday and Thursday, and an S indicates a class meets on Saturday.
Prerequisite: The classes you have to take before you can enroll in certain classes. (For example, MATH 1001 or MATH 1111 with a “C” or higher is the perequisite for STAT 2400).
Quality Points: Used to calculate a student’s GPA. The grade of “A” is worth 4 quality points, a “B”= 3 points, a “C”= 2 points, a “D”= 1 points, and an “F” or “WF”= 0 points. A “W” does not factor into GPA.
Regents’ Reading and Writing Requirements: The Regents' Reading and Writing requirements, no matter how satisfied, are considered to be satisfied at any other USG institution. If the former institution still requires students to pass the Regents' Reading and Writing Tests to satisfy the requirements, and the student has not passed the test but has transferred credit for ENGL 1102 into GSC, the Regents' requirements will be considered satisfied. A student transferring out of GSC prior to completing a degree, and who has not passed English 1102 with a grade of "C" or better, should check the Regents' Reading and Writing requirements at the receiving institution. Regents' Requirement Exception: If a student exempts ENGL 1102 by virtue of test scores, such as Advanced Placement scores, the Regents' Reading and Writing requirements will be considered satisfied.
Student ID: The number assigned to a student upon admission that acts as a student’s identifier. The number, beginning with 924, is the student’s user name to login to computers, BANNER Web, web mail and home folders from off-campus. It is also the first part of every student’s e-mail address: 924XXXXXX@gsc.edu.
Tranguid: A document that contains a student’s personal and academic information, including contact information, current class schedule, placement test scores (SAT, ACT or COMPASS), program of study, advisor, GPA, and previous classes and grades. This document is NOT an official transcript.