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                                                                                                   Table of Contents
Mission, Vision, Values.                                                                     2     Grading System                                                                              31
Administration                                                                               2         Grade Reports ..................................................................... 31
Admission Procedure                                                                          4         Grade Point Average ........................................................... 31
When do I apply?                                                                             5         Cumulative Grade Point Average .......................................32
Special Admissions Programs                                                                  5     Effects on Grades                                                                          32
                                                                                                       Academic Holds...................................................................32
Early Admissions                                                                             5
                                                                                                       Class Attendance ................................................................32
    PSEO ......................................................................................5
                                                                                                       Change of Grade.................................................................32
    Early Enrollment Program (EEP) ...........................................6
                                                                                                       Change of Major ..................................................................32
Enrollment Alternatives                                                                       7        Developmental Studies Classes ........................................32
    Alumni Audit Privileges ..........................................................7                Repeated Courses ..............................................................32
    International Students ..........................................................7
                                                                                                   Academic Awards                                                                            33
    Senior Citizens .......................................................................7
    Transfer Applicants ................................................................7          Graduation & Honors                                                                        33
    Transient Students .................................................................7          Academic Probation                                                                         33
    Foreign Transcripts ................................................................7          Policies & Procedures                                                                      35
Credit Alternatives                                                                          8         Complaint Process...............................................................35
    College Level Examination Program ...................................8                             Academic Appeals Process ................................................35
    Proficiency Testing ................................................................8              Academic Honesty ..............................................................37
    Assessment of Credit for Life/Work ......................................8                         Children on Campus ............................................................38
    Experience .............................................................................8          Civil Rights Compliance ......................................................38
Ohio Resident Status                                                                         9         Conduct Policy ....................................................................38
                                                                                                       Discrimination/Harassment Grievance Procedure ............39
Registration A - Z                                                                          12
                                                                                                       Field Trips .............................................................................39
New Student Checklist                                                                       14         Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy ................................ 41
Academic Calendar                                                                           14         Parking ................................................................................. 41
Payment Due Dates & Deactivation                                                            17         Re-Admission to the College .............................................. 41
    Refund of Fees .....................................................................17             Students’ Right to Know ...................................................... 41
    Fee Descriptions...................................................................17              Smoking on Campus ...........................................................44
    How to Pay Fees .................................................................. 18          Reciprocity for West Virginia Residents                                                    44
Financial Aid                                                                               19     Updating Records                                                                           45
    Steps for Financial Aid ........................................................ 19                Change of Name .................................................................45
    Financial Aid Sources .........................................................20                  Change of Address..............................................................45
    Satisfactory Progress Standards........................................20                          Change of Major ..................................................................45
    Return of Federal Title IV Funds ........................................ 22                       Correction of Educational Records....................................45
Finding Success at Washington State                                                        24      Campus Safety                                                                              46
    Academic Advising ..............................................................24                 Annual Crime Report ...........................................................46
    Articulation Agreements ......................................................24                   Emergencies ........................................................................46
    Bookstore .............................................................................24          Campus Closure ..................................................................48
    Career Planning...................................................................25           Communication                                                                              48
    Child Development Center .................................................25                       Campus Postings .................................................................48
    Computer Labs ....................................................................25               Office Hours .........................................................................48
    Credit Alternatives ...............................................................25              The Help Desk .....................................................................48
    Independent Study .............................................................25
                                                                                                   MyWSCC                                                                                     48
    Developmental Studies.......................................................25
                                                                                                       WebMail ................................................................................48
    Experiential Learning..........................................................25
                                                                                                       WebAdvisor ..........................................................................49
    Facilities ...............................................................................26
    Carson K. Miller Library .......................................................26             Student OnCampus                                                                           49
    FOCUS ..................................................................................27     Faculty/Employee Directory                                                                 49
    Learning Center ..................................................................27           Departmental Contact                                                                       49
    Tutoring Services .................................................................27          Facts                                                                                      50
    Morgan County Learning Center........................................27                        AQIP                                                                                       50
    M.O.V.E.R. ............................................................................ 28     Outreach Programs                                                                          51
    Opportunity Scholars Program .......................................... 28                     Tv22                                                                                       52
    Services for Students with Disabilities .............................. 28
                                                                                                   Foundation                                                                                 52
    Student ID ........................................................................... 28
    CAS - Course Applicability System ....................................29                       Alumni                                                                                     52
    TAGS - Transfer Assurance Guides .....................................29                       Workforce Development                                                                      53
Campus Life                                                                                29
    Student Organizations ........................................................29                  Washington State Community College is accredited by the North
    Student Senate....................................................................29           Central Association of Higher Learning Commission (NCA, HLC) and
    Student Ambassadors .........................................................30                maintains accreditation through the Academic Quality Improvement
    Marietta LAN ........................................................................30        Program (AQIP).
    Student Organizations ........................................................30                                                                  The Higher Learning Commission
                                                                                                                                                    30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
                                                                                                                                                            Chicago, IL 60602-2504
                                                                                                                                                 Phone: 800.621.7440/312.263.0456
                                                                                                                                                                  Fax: 312.263.7462

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Washington State
                            Mission, Vision, Values.

                Washington State Community College will enrich the lives of students,
            families, and the community through education, training, community service
                                      and cultural activities.


             Washington State Community College will cultivate a learning environment
                          that inspires people to reach their potential.

             •     Accessible, affordable, quality learning experience leading to the achievement
                   of our students' highest educational and professional goals.

             •     Collaborative relationships with local businesses and communities and the
                   opportunity to meet their training and educational needs.

             •     Continuous improvement, development, and personal growth.

             •     Enabling our faculty, staff, and students to reach their potential.
                   Acknowledging, exploring, and embracing world cultures and diversity.

             •     Empowering students to become participants in a global society.

          President Strategic Team                                            Deans
            Dr. Charlotte R. Hatfield, Ph.D.                            Dixie Vaughan, Ph.D.
                       President                                       Dean of Health Sciences

                 Dr. Mark Nutter, Ph.D.                               Brenda Kornmiller, M.A.
                 Chief Academic Officer                           Dean of Business, Engineering and
                                                                       Industrial Technologies
                 Ms. Amanda Herb, MBA
                 Chief Enrollment Officer                              Greg Busch, MS, ABD
                                                                      Dean of Arts and Sciences
                      Mr. Eric Koast
                 Chief Information Officer

               Mr. Jess N. Raines, CPA
           Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer

                 Ms. Laurene Huffman
     Executive Director of Workforce Development

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                                                         Washington State
  The evolution of Washington State Community              your earned credits will transfer seamlessly, without
College, from a small technical school to a community      problems or inconvenience.
cornerstone of higher learning, was a journey
not only fueled by a constant dedication to                  Washington State also maintains a great reputation
education, but also a never ending goal to                        for serving a variety of students, with classes
achieve more.                                                         that are available during the day, evening
                                                                         or weekend. Additionally, the college
  Students of the new Washington                                          takes pride in the large number of
Technical College in 1973 were                                              online classes available for our
a meager group, made up of                                                  students. This flexibility demonstrates
only 60 people. They attended                                                our willingness to accommodate
classes in the basement of an                                                the schedule of working or non-
elementary school and probably                                               traditional students.
could not imagine the changes
that would take place throughout                                                 Education isn’t the only attribute
the following decades. Not only has                                         that Washington State offers. We’ve
the location changed: today more than                                      worked hard to create a campus that
2,000 students stroll the modern campus in                              serves as a community hub for the students
Marietta, Ohio.                                                     and faculty.

  Located among the wooded hills of the Mid-Ohio              Get a breath of fresh air with our walking trails
Valley, our earthy background provides naturally           located in the surrounding woods. Explore culture
beautiful views surrounding the grounds. Washington        and the arts via the Evergreen Arts and Humanities
State’s campus consists of three academic buildings,       Series, a popular, diverse slate of programs that
a library and child development center. Each of the        run throughout the academic year, free of charge.
buildings offers interesting aspects of contemporary       If you’re looking for something a little more rugged,
architecture, combining function with style.               attend Motor Madness, an annual event that
                                                           combines music, food and cars, sponsored by our
  A highlight of Washington State is always the            automotive/diesel program.
growth and improvement in the value and quality
of education we provide to our students. A thirst for        Programs and clubs, awareness events and
almost any educational interest can be quenched            organized activities, community service projects and
by over 50 associate degree programs and                   picnics – the event calendar is always full here at
an increasing number of certificate completion             Washington State!
opportunities. Health Sciences represents the largest
                                                              Washington State is passionate about helping your
academic division, followed by Business and
                                                           succeed in your endeavors. Our goal is to help all
Engineering and Industrial Technologies.
                                                           students achieve their dreams and life goals. We
  If you’re thinking about completing a bachelor’s         make our education affordable, with a primary focus
degree, Washington State provides an easy start.           on quality and the creation of opportunities. We’re
We have developed partnerships with many four-             proud to be a valuable partner with the community
year institutions, including Ohio University and Ohio      and are committed to its future growth and potential.
State. Our transfer programs give full assurance that

                             Board of Trustees 2010
         Clifford “Mike” Oliver                  Lorrie Bowman                        Shoshanna Brooker
                                                 Holly A. Dexter                        John F. Greacen
             Ken Schilling
              Vice Chair                         Larry E. Holdren                    Patricia “Sue” Marvin

                                                  Larry J. Unroe

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                                    Admission Procedure
  The following steps apply to all students for regular             Transient: a student who is currently enrolled at
admission to an associate’s degree program (special               another college or university and wishes to earn credits
programs may have slightly different procedures):                 for transfer to that institution.

  1. Complete and submit an application for                         Transfer: a current or previous student at another
     admission. The application can be completed                  institution of higher education who wishes to transfer
     online at or may be completed                   credit to Washington State.
     on a printed form available from the admissions
     office and returned to the admissions office.                  Probationary: a student who transfers from another
                                                                  college or university while on a probationary status.
  The following classifications that best describe the            Once the required cumulative grade point average,
applicant’s college plans:                                        as listed on page 38, is attained, the student will be
                                                                  removed from probation.
  Degree seeking: a student who is pursuing an
associate’s degree on a full- or part-time basis through            Upon completion and submission of the application
day or evening classes.                                           for admission, a formal letter of acceptance will be sent
                                                                  to the student.
   Undeclared: a student who is attending classes on a
full- or part-time basis through day or evening classes             2. Complete your FAFSA. The Free Application
and who has not decided on a major field of study or                   for Federal Student Aid can be filled out online
who does not intend to seek a degree. Non-degree                       at Without this form your
seeking students do not qualify for financial aid.                     financial aid cannot be processed.

  Full-Time: a student who is enrolled for 12 or more               3. Contact the College’s student services office to
credit hours during a quarter.                                         schedule an appointment for on-campus advising
                                                                       and assessment.
  Part-Time: a student who is enrolled for 11 or fewer
credit hours during a quarter.                                      Assessments are administered to aid the student in
                                                                  class selection for communication skills and mathematics.
                                                                  These tests are for advising purposes and are not
     Washington State is Open Enrollment                          requirements for admission to the College. Admission to
                                                                  selected programs within the College, however, may be
    Washington State is an open enrollment                        based on assessment scores.
  institution. Open enrollment means that general
  admission to the college is open to all high                      Academic placement tests for some other subjects
  school graduates, persons who have successfully                 also are administered by faculty. These tests are given to
  completed the G.E.D. exam or persons beyond                     assure that the student begins at a level commensurate
  compulsory school age who can benefit from the                  with his or her current level of knowledge and skill.
  programs offered by the college.
                                                                    4. Provide the admissions office with an official
    There are no minimum test scores or grade                          copy of high school transcript of grades, and/
  point average requirements to be accepted as a                       or a copy of G.E.D. results. These will be used
  Washington State Student.*                                           for advising purposes. Some academic programs
                                                                       require a high school transcript.
    Prospective students who wish to visit the
  college or who have questions about offered                       5. Provide official transcripts of any previous
  programs and services should contact admissions                      college work completed to the registrar’s office
  at 740.568.1900 ( to                             for evaluation. This is required before any
  schedule an appointment.                                             previous work can be applied to completing a
                                                                       Washington State program.
  *Admission to the college does not ensure admission to
  particular programs. Some health programs have additional
  selective admissions policies and entrance criteria which are
  described separately in the academic catalog.

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When do I apply?                                                          Visit Washington State
  Although the College follows an open admissions
policy, which means you can apply to the College                A visit to Washington State is the perfect way to
at any time throughout the year, certain academic             acquaint yourself with what the campus has to offer.
programs are limited in enrollment and have specific
deadlines. Therefore, prospective students are                   Experience the comfortable atmosphere, the
encouraged to review all admission requirements and           friendly staff and the opportunity for a quality
apply early for acceptance.                                   education.

   It is especially important for students who need             The admissions staff will work with you to
financial assistance to apply early and complete all          schedule a visit to campus. If there are specific
financial aid forms.                                          programs you’d like to learn more about, tours can
                                                              be arranged of labs, classrooms and study areas.
Special Admissions                                              You can meet faculty members and have your
                                                              questions answered on everything from financial
Programs                                                      aid to student life.

  To be admitted to the College under a special                 Call the admissions office at 740.568.1900 to
admissions program, an individual must have completed         schedule your visit.
the tenth grade (sophomore year of high school) and be
at least 16 years old.

   Recognizing that some individuals may benefit from                      Directions to Campus
the college experience without meeting the criteria
for general or special admissions, the admissions               A map and detailed directions to the Washington
committee will review requests for exceptions. Anyone         State campus can be found online at:
who wishes to be considered under this policy should
contact the director of admissions for special admissions     

  Admissions Committee:
                                                            school personnel in a close and effective partnership
  Admissions policies or decisions may be appealed          designed to provide assistance in the selection of
to the admissions committee. The committee is               courses, and in helping those who participate to be
composed of the director of admissions, an additional       successful in a new and different environment.
representative from student services, and a faculty
                                                              Washington State’s Policy Statement on the Post
                                                            Secondary Enrollment Options program:

Early Admissions                                              1. 1. School personnel will be responsible for
                                                                 notifying and advising students and parents of the
  The early admissions programs at Washington State              advantages and disadvantages of participation in
are designed to assist high school students who are              this program.
Ohio residents in career exploration by allowing them to      2. 2. The following criteria determine admission to
complete college classes while still in high school.             the College and enrollment in classes:

PSEO                                                          •   To be admitted and enroll in classes in the same
                                                                  subject area as classes previously completed in
  The Ohio General Assembly has adopted a Post-                   high school, the student must have attained a
Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program                       cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on
designed to provide high school students with additional          a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, in such completed
opportunities for learning. Washington State welcomes             courses.
the opportunity to work with students, parents, and high

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  •   To be admitted and enroll in other classes, the
      student must have at least a 2.5 cumulative         Early Enrollment Program (EEP)
      grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or the
      equivalent, in all completed high school courses.     The Early Enrollment Program at Washington State is
      A composite score of 22 on the ACT or P-ACT (or     designed to assist high school juniors and seniors who
      a comparable score on the SAT or P-SAT) may be      are Ohio residents in career exploration by allowing
      substituted for the 2.5 grade point average.        them to complete college classes while still in high
                                                          school. Students interested in this option should contact
  •   Enrollment of ninth grade students will be          the student services office at the College to be advised
      determined on a case-by-case basis in               of application requirements.
      consultation with parents and school personnel.
                                                            High school juniors and seniors may enroll in one
  3. Ninth and tenth grade students may be limited        regularly scheduled evening or Saturday credit course
     in the number of courses for which they may          per quarter on a seat available basis without any tuition
     enroll. College personnel will work cooperatively    charge
     with students, parents, and school personnel to
     develop an individual educational plan for each       To participate in the program, the following conditions
     student.                                             must be observed:

  4. All students who wish to participate in this           1. Students paying tuition will be given priority in the
     program will be required to attend an initial             event that there are too many people registered
     orientation session. This session provides an             for the class. High school juniors and seniors
     opportunity to learn more about the College               will be required to pay the quarterly registration
     and have questions answered. Parents are                  fee, purchase their own books and pay any
     encouraged to attend this orientation.                    applicable fees.

  5. All students will be required to take a nationally     2. The minimum enrollment in all courses will be met
     recognized placement test in reading, English,            by other Washington State students. The minimum
     and math. The results of this test will assist            number necessary to hold a class will not include
     the student in making course selections. No               high school juniors and senior participating in this
     student in this program will be permitted to take         program.
     developmental courses. In addition, all course
     prerequisites must be met.                             3. The high school junior or senior exemption
                                                               applies only to courses controlled by Washington
  6. All students will be assigned an advisor in               State.
     student services. The advisor will serve as an
     academic advisor during registration periods           4. Participants must meet Ohio residency
     and as a liaison with both high school and                requirements.
     college personnel to assist the student in being a
                                                            5. Students planning to enroll in English or math
     successful participant in the program.
                                                               courses must take the Compass assessment.
  7. Before registering for classes, the student must
                                                            6. The Early Enrollment Program may be used
     complete an application for admission and a
                                                               during the summer term following the sophomore
     Post- Secondary Enrollment Options Program
                                                               and junior years, for one course under the same
     advisement worksheet. In addition, a current high
                                                               conditions as the regular academic year early
     school transcript must be submitted.
                                                               enrollment program.
  8. Students enrolling in the program will be subject
                                                            7. Online courses are excluded from the Early
     to the same policies and procedures, including
                                                               Enrollment Program.
     academic standards, as are other Washington
     State Community College students. The College          8. The Early Enrollment Program is not open to
     will continue to offer the well-established Early         students admitted to the College through PSEO
     Enrollment Program in addition to the Post-               (Post Secondary Enrollment Option Program)
     Secondary Enrollment Options program.                     except for the summer term.

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   If they apply, credits earned at Washington State will       Transcripts are not automatically evaluated for transfer
be credited to the student’s chosen degree program            of credit. A specific request must be made with the
should the student continue at Washington State. If the       records office for transcript evaluation.
student decides to attend another college or university,
an official copy of the Washington State transcript can         Transfer credit is posted to the academic record
be sent to the institution for evaluation.                    after the student has matriculated. Grades of at least
                                                              C quality must be earned in any course to permit

Enrollment                                                    acceptance of credit, except as noted under the Ohio
                                                              Articulation and Transfer Policy. Washington State

Alternatives                                                  subscribes to the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy
                                                              as it applies to courses transferred from other Ohio state
                                                              colleges and universities and certain private colleges
Alumni Audit Privileges                                       which participate in the policy.

   In order to encourage life-long learning and staying         Students on academic probation from other colleges
up-to-date in their field, all tuition and fees, except       or universities will be admitted to Washington State on
laboratory fees, will be waived for Washington State          probation and may be subject to course-load limitations.
graduates who desire to audit any class they have
successfully completed while attending in pursuit of          Transient Students
an associate’s degree. Students paying tuition will be
given priority in the event there are too many people            Students who are currently enrolled at another college
registered for a class. Textbooks and all other supplies      or university and wish to earn credits to transfer to that
or materials required for the class shall be purchased        institution may enroll at Washington State as transient
by the alumnus. No additional credit or grades for            students. To apply, transient students must supply the
transcript purposes will be accumulated by the graduate       registrar with a statement from the dean or registrar of
while attending classes under this provision.                 the institution regularly attended describing the student’s
                                                              current status, along with a recommendation to accept
International Students                                        Washington State credits.

                                                                Washington State students who wish to apply
   Washington State is not authorized to issue student        credit earned at another college toward a degree at
visas and accept international students on a full-time        Washington State must obtain approval from their
basis. If an international student who is issued a student    advisors and from the appropriate academic dean prior
visa from another college is in good standing and             to registering at another college as a transient student.
has the permission of the college, he or she may be
permitted to enroll at Washington State on a part-time
basis. International students not requesting a student visa   Foreign Transcripts
are permitted to enroll in online courses.
                                                                1. Foreign transcripts will be reviewed and
                                                                   considered for transfer of credit under the
Senior Citizens                                                    following conditions:

  In order to encourage and promote life-long learning          2. An official transcript from the sending institution in
experiences for older citizens, Washington State offers            the native language must be received and bear
a Senior Citizens scholarship for Ohio residents 60                the seal of the registrar.
years of age or older. Senior citizens will be required to
purchase their own books and pay other                          3. The student is responsible for any and all
miscellaneous fees.                                                fees involved in translating and documenting
                                                                   the foreign transcript and for the subsequent
                                                                   evaluation of Washington State credit. List of
Transfer Applicants                                                approved centers for evaluation may be obtained
                                                                   from the registrar.
   Students who wish to transfer credits earned at
another institution of higher education to a degree             4. The student may choose to have the entire
program at Washington State should submit official                 transcript, or only selected courses, evaluated.
transcripts for evaluation.

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  5. Transcribing and evaluation of the transcript               withdrawn.
     may take up to three months. Students should
     be aware of deadlines for entrance into specific       6. A student who has taken a lower numbered
     programs at Washington State. Students                    course in a sequential series of courses will not
     possessing foreign transcripts may wish to explore        be permitted to take a proficiency examination in
     other alternatives for receiving credit, such as:         a higher numbered course in that same series of
     CLEP (College Level Examination Program); AP              courses.
     (Advanced Placement); or proficiency testing.
                                                            7. A student who has received credit for a higher
                                                               numbered course in a sequential series of courses
Credit Alternatives                                            will not be permitted to take a proficiency
                                                               examination in a lower numbered course in that
College Level Examination Program                              same series.

   Washington State participates in the nationally          To apply for proficiency examination, the following
recognized College Level Examination Program (CLEP),      procedures need to be followed.
offered by the College Entrance Examination Board,
                                                            1. Request proficiency examination from the
is a testing program which permits students to earn
                                                               academic department.
college credits by demonstrating knowledge equal to a
particular college-level course                             2. Obtain the Application for Proficiency form from
                                                               the records office, fill out the form, and pay all
Proficiency Testing                                            fees.

                                                            3. Present the completed form to the academic
   The faculty of the College offer proficiency credit
                                                               department and arrange for a testing date.
by examination for some courses. Through testing,
                                                               A score of 85 percent or more is required for
students may demonstrate proficiency in a course
                                                               successful proficiency.
and receive appropriate credit. Specific information
about proficiency credit can be obtained through the        Successful proficiency will result in transcript credit for
academic divisions of the College.                        the course, and the course will apply toward degree
                                                          requirements. The records office will notify the student of
   There are a number of procedures that should be
                                                          the results. Students earning proficiency credit should be
followed when seeking proficiency credit.
                                                          aware that credits earned by means of proficiency are
  1. The student must show evidence of successful         seldom transferable to any other institution.
     completion of all prerequisites to the course
     for which the proficiency examination is being       Assessment of Credit for Life/Work
  2. Proficiency examinations are conducted during
     the first five days of any academic term. An           Students can receive credit for prior relevant college-
     “Application for Proficiency,” the proficiency fee   level learning acquired either through formal schooling
     of $50, and the examination must be completed        or some types of occupational experience. Each student
     and results submitted to the records office by the   works with an advisor to define his or her program
     end of the fifth day in the academic term.           of study, giving careful consideration to high school
                                                          background, test results, interests, talents, attitudes and
  3. A proficiency examination can be administered
     only by departmental faculty specifically
     responsible for the course subject area requested       Credit may be granted for satisfactory performance
     for proficiency.                                     on examinations; successful completion of military
                                                          courses and experiences; and appropriate work
  4. Failed proficiency exams may not be repeated.
                                                          experience. The student contacts the student services
  5. A student may not request a proficiency              office, then meets with an advisor to determine if the
     examination for any course in which they have        life experience evaluation is appropriate to his or her
     received an F or from which he or she has            educational program.

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   The student must submit a portfolio which consists of       All documents, reports and the testimony from internal
all documentation he or she considers relevant.              and external sources are returned to the student.

  Required are:                                                The transfer of Life Experience Credit to another
                                                             college is determined by the receiving institution. Each
  1. A cover letter stating the number of credits            college has a policy which determines the transfer
     requested, the areas in which the credit is             of credit.
     being requested, and names, titles, addresses
     and phone numbers of persons to be consulted
     regarding each experience;                              Ohio Resident
  2. A detailed description of each experience for
     which credit is requested; and
                                                               Ohio student residency for state subsidy and tuition
  3. A letter from on-site supervisors or employers          surcharge purposes is defined as follows:
     confirming the nature, duration and quality
     of the work. Students who wish to develop                 A. Intent and authority
     life-experience portfolios must enroll in “Life
     Experience Portfolio Preparation”, a three-credit         1. It is the intent of the Ohio Board of Regents in
     hour class, offered by the College.                          promulgating this rule to exclude from treatment
                                                                  as residents, as that term is applied here, those
  4. The student then has a personal interview with               persons who are present in the state of Ohio
     a committee of faculty/staff members consisting              primarily for the purpose of receiving the benefit
     of the appropriate academic dean and faculty                 of a state supported education.
     appropriate to the subject area, if needed.
                                                               2. This rule is adopted pursuant to Chapter 119
  As documentation, the applicant may be asked to:                of the Revised Code, and under the authority
                                                                  conferred upon the Ohio Board of Regents by
  1. Complete written and/or performance tests;                   section 3333.31 of the Revised Code.
     up to 60 credit hours may be from outside
     sources such as National Auto Mechanics                   B. Definitions
     Tests, CLEP Examinations, or College Board
     Advanced Placement tests which can be utilized            For purposes of this rule:
     to demonstrate an appropriate level of ability or         1. A “resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes”
     knowledge.                                                   shall mean any person who maintains a twelve-
  2. Complete in-house tests such as placement and/               month place or places of residence in Ohio,
     or proficiency examinations prepared by faculty              who is qualified as a resident to vote in Ohio
     members at Washington State.                                 and receive state welfare benefits, and who
                                                                  may be subjected to tax liability under section
   In summary, the primary assessment techniques for life         5747.02 of the Revised Code, provided such
experience credit are documents, reports and testimony            person has not, within the time prescribed by this
from external sources along with faculty evaluation at            rule, declared himself or herself to be or allowed
Washington State.                                                 himself or herself to remain a resident of any other
                                                                  state or nation for any of these or other purposes.
  The committee will decide how many credits will
be awarded and in what particular areas the credit             2. “Financial support” as used in this rule, shall not
will be granted. The student will be notified of the              include grants, scholarships and awards from
committee’s decision as soon as possible; however,                persons or entities which are not related to the
the credit is not actually awarded until the student has          recipient.
successfully completed a minimum of 12 quarter hours
at Washington State.                                           3. An “institution of higher education” as used in
                                                                  this rule shall mean any university, community
  The cost to the student includes enrollment in the “Life        college, technical institute or college, general
Experience Portfolio Preparation” course and the cost of          and technical college, medical college or private
any tests from outside sources.                                   medical or dental college which receives a direct
                                                                  subsidy from the state of Ohio.

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  4. For the purpose of determining residency for                 or the spouse of a person who, as of the first
     tuition surcharge purposes at Ohio’s state assisted          day of a term of enrollment, has accepted full-
     colleges and universities, “domicile” is a person’s          time, self-sustaining employment and established
     permanent place of abode; there must exist a                 domicile in the state of Ohio for reasons other
     demonstrated intent to live permanently in Ohio,             than gaining the benefit of favorable tuition
     and a legal ability under federal and state law to           rates. Documentation of full-time employment
     reside permanently in the state. For the purpose of          and domicile shall include both of the following
     this policy, only one domicile may be maintained             documents:
     at a given time.
                                                                  •   A sworn statement from the employer or the
  5. “Dependent” shall mean a student who was                         employer’s representative on the letterhead of
     claimed by at least one parent or guardian as                    the employer or the employer’s representative
     a dependent on that person’s Internal Revenue                    certifying that the parent or spouse of the
     Service tax filing for the previous year.                        student is employed full-time in Ohio.

  6. “Residency Officer” means the person or persons              •   A copy of the lease under which the parent
     at an institution of higher education that has the               or spouse is the lessee and occupant of
     responsibility for determining residency of students             rented residential property in the state; a
     under this rule.                                                 copy of the closing statement of residential
                                                                      real property located in Ohio of which the
  7. “Community Service Position” shall mean a                        parent or spouse is the owner and occupant;
     position volunteering or working for:                            or if the parent or spouse is not the lessee or
                                                                      owner of the residence in which he or she
      •    VISTA, AmeriCorps, City Year, the Peace
                                                                      has established domicile, a letter from the
           Corps, or any similar program as determined
                                                                      owner of the residence certifying that the
           by the Ohio Board of Regents; or
                                                                      parent or spouse resides at the residence.
      •    An elected or appointed public official for a
                                                              D. Additional criteria which may be considered in
           period of time not exceeding 24 consecutive
                                                            determining residency for the purpose may include but
                                                            are not limited to the following:
  C. Residency for subsidy and tuition surcharge
                                                              1. Criteria evidencing residency:
                                                                  •   If a person is subject to tax liability under
  The following persons shall be classified as residents
                                                                      section 5747.02 of the Revised Code;
of the state of Ohio for subsidy and tuition surcharge
purposes:                                                         •   f a person qualifies to vote in Ohio;
  1. A dependent student, at least one of whose                   •   If a person is eligible to receive state welfare
     parents or legal guardian has been a resident of                 benefits;
     the state of Ohio for all other legal purposes for
     twelve consecutive months or more immediately                •   If a person has an Ohio’s driver’s license
     preceding the enrollment of such student in an                   and/or motor vehicle registration.
     institution of higher education.
                                                              2. Criteria evidencing lack of residency
  2. A person who has been a resident of Ohio
     for the purpose of this rule for at least twelve             •   a. If a person is a resident of or intends to be
     consecutive months immediately preceding                         a resident of another state or nation for the
     his or her enrollment in an institution of higher                purpose of tax liability, voting, receipt of the
     education and who is not receiving, and has not                  welfare benefits, or student loan benefits (if
     directly or indirectly received in the preceding                 the student qualified for that loan program by
     twelve consecutive months, financial support from                being a resident of the state or nation);
     persons or entities who are not residents of Ohio
     for all other legal purposes.

  3. A dependent child of a parent or legal guardian,

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      •    If a person is a resident or intends to be a         6. A person who was considered a resident
           resident of another state or nation for any             under this rule at the time the person started a
           purpose other than tax liability, voting, or            community service position ad defined under this
           receipt of welfare benefits (see paragraph              rule, and his or her spouse and dependents, shall
           D2a of this rule).                                      be considered a resident of Ohio while in service
                                                                   and upon completion of service in the community
  3. For the purpose of determining residency for                  service position.
     tuition surcharge purposes at Ohio’s state-
     assisted colleges and universities, an individual’s        7. A person who returns to the state of Ohio due to
     immigration status will not preclude an individual            marital hardship, takes or has taken legal steps
     from obtaining resident status if that individual has         to end a marriage, and re-establishes financial
     the current legal status to remain permanently in             dependence upon a parent or legal guardian
     the United States.                                            (receives greater than 50 percent of his or her
                                                                   support from the parent or legal guardian),
  E. Exceptions to the general rule of residency for               and his or her dependents shall be considered
subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes:                            residents of Ohio.
  1. A person who is living and is gainfully employed           8. A person who is a member of the Ohio National
     on a full-time or part-time and self-sustaining basis         Guard and who is domiciled in Oho, and his or
     in Ohio and who is pursuing a part-time program               her spouse and dependents, will be considered
     of instruction at an institution of higher education          residents of Ohio while the person is in Ohio
     shall be considered a resident of Ohio for these              National Guard service.
                                                                F. Procedures
  2. A person who enters and currently remains upon
     active duty status in the United States military           1. A dependent person classified as a resident of
     service while a resident of Ohio for all other legal          Ohio for these purposes under the provisions of
     purposes and his or her dependents shall be                   paragraph C1 of this rule and who is enrolled in
     considered residents of Ohio for these purposes               an institution of higher education when his or her
     as long as Ohio remains the state of such person’s            parents or legal guardian revokes their residency
     domicile.                                                     from the state of Ohio shall continue to be
                                                                   considered a resident during continuous full-time
  3. A person on active duty status in the United States           enrollment and until his or her completion of any
     military service who is stationed and resides                 one academic degree program.
     in Ohio and his or her dependents shall be
     considered residents of Ohio for these purposes.           2. In considering residency, removal of the student
                                                                   or the student’s parents or legal guardian from
  4. A person who is transferred by his employer                   Ohio shall not, during a period of twelve months
     beyond the territorial limits of the fifty states of the      following such removal, constitute relinquishment
     United States and the District of Columbia while              of Ohio residency status otherwise established
     a resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes               under paragraph C1 or C2 of this rule.
     and his or her dependents shall be considered
     residents of Ohio for these purposes as long as            3. For students who qualify for residency status
     Ohio remains the state of such person’s domicile              under paragraph C3 of this rule, residency status
     as long as such person has fulfilled his or her tax           is lost immediately if the employed person upon
     liability to the state of Ohio for at least the tax           whom resident student status was based accepts
     year preceding enrollment.                                    employment and establishes domicile outside
                                                                   Ohio less than twelve months after accepting
  5. A person who has been employed as a migrant                   employment and establishing domicile in Ohio.
     worker in the state of Ohio and his or her
     dependents shall be considered a resident for              4. Any person once classified as a nonresident,
     these purposes provided such person has worked                upon the completion of twelve consecutive months
     in Ohio at least four months during each of the               of residency, must apply to the institution he or she
     three years preceding the proposed enrollment.                attends for reclassification as a resident of Ohio
                                                                   for these purposes if such person in fact wants to
                                                                   be reclassified as a resident. Should such person

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       present clear and convincing proof that no part of
       his or her financial support is or in the preceding
       twelve consecutive months has been provided
                                                                       Registration A - Z
       directly or indirectly by person or entities who are              Auditing Classes
       not residents of Ohio for all other legal purposes,
       such person shall be reclassified as a resident.                  The Audit ( R ) mark is recorded on the permanent
       Evidentiary determinations under this rule shall be             record for course-work which, at the student’s own
       made by the institution which may require, among                option, he or she takes without credit. Courses taken
       other things, documentation regarding the sources               on this basis are not included in the computation of the
       of a student’s actual financial support.                        cumulative point average and are not applicable to
                                                                       graduation requirements.
  5. Any reclassification of a person who was once
     classified as a nonresident for these purposes                      Cancelled Courses
     shall have prospective application only from the
                                                                         All courses are subject to a minimum enrollment. The
     date of such reclassification.
                                                                       College reserves the right to cancel classes which do
  6. Any institution of higher education charged with                  not have the minimum number of enrolled students.
     reporting student enrollment to the Ohio Board of
                                                                         Change of Address
     Regents for state subsidy purposes and assessing
     the tuition surcharge shall provide individual                      It is the responsibility of the student to keep his or
     students with a fair and adequate opportunity                     her current address and phone number on file in the
     to present proof of his or her Ohio residency                     records office. This information is required for mailing
     for purposes of this rule. Such an institution may                correspondence and other official documents. Address
     require the submission of affidavits and other                    changes may be made online using WebAdvisor.
     documentary evidence which it may deem
     necessary to a full and complete determination                      Change of Major
     under this rule.
                                                                         An appointment must be scheduled by the student
                                                                       with his/her new advisor. The advisor will be supplied
                      How to Register                                  with a change of major form and a copy of the student’s
    IN PERSON: You may register in person in the Main Building         academic record to be used during academic advising.
  on campus with the records and registrar’s office.
                                                                         A major does not affect the student’s academic work
     Complete a registration form and give it to an assistant at the
  service window. You can pay your fees at the business office         or cumulative grade point average.
  service window, right next to the records office, immediately
  after registering.                                                     Change of Name
     First time students must register at the College campus.
  Returning students can register in person on campus or on the
                                                                         All students requesting a name change must complete
  Web through MyWSCC/WebAdvisor.
                                                                       a change of name/address form. the registrar’s office
                                                                       will not process name changed received via registration,
    MyWSCC/WEBADVISOR: Each student is issued an ID and
  password to be used in accessing the MyWSCC web portal.
                                                                       drop/add forms, etc.
    Go to the MyWSCC page:                                    In addition to the change of name form, students
      Sign-in to MyWSCC and click the WebAdvisor link on the           must supply a copy of the legal document verifying the
  left-hand menu.                                                      change (i.e., marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc.),
     Choose “register” and follow instructions.                        which will be attached to the change of name form and
    You also can pay your fees over WebAdvisor by selecting            filed in the student’s file.
  “Make a Payment”.
                                                                         Change of Schedule
  For assistance, contact the Help Desk.
    LOCATION: AS 253 or on the Web
                                                                         Students wishing to change their schedules after
                                                                       registration are permitted a period of one week to
    HOURS: Monday though Thursday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
                                                                       make such changes. Following the authorized change
    and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Fridays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.              period, students may still withdrawal from classes. (See
    PHONE: 740.568.1949                                                withdraw procedure.)

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  Class Standing                                                informational, recreational or vocational needs of
                                                                area residents. The non-credit approach to learning
  First-year Student: A student with 44 or fewer credit         makes it possible for students to continue to learn in an
hours (including credits transferred from other colleges &      informal, non-competitive environment where an interest
universities)                                                   in learning is the primary consideration. Admission
                                                                requirements or entrance examinations are not required
  Second-year Student: A student with 45 or more credit
                                                                for enrollment in the informal non-credit courses offered
hours (including credits transferred from other colleges &
                                                                by the college. Students enrolled in non-credit courses
                                                                are awarded an S for “satisfactory” completion or
  Continuing Education Units (CEUs)                             a U for “un-satisfactory” completion of the course.
                                                                A certificate of achievement may be issued by the
   In addition to credit and non-credit courses, there are      appropriate academic division.
courses of occupational nature which qualify students
for Continuing Education Units. The purpose of the CEU             Refunds will be given for non-credit classes if the
is to give the student a permanent, quantified record           student cancels registration at least three days prior to
of courses taken to upgrade occupational knowledge              the first meeting of a class. Refunds will not be given for
and skills. One CEU is awarded for each 10 hours                non-credit classes after the class begins.
of directed study. This nationally-accepted system for
                                                                  Off-Campus Classes
documenting instruction has resulted from response to
policies adopted by a number of professions requiring             Each quarter, classes are offered off-campus in
regular continuing education.                                   communities within the College’s service district. The
                                                                courses offered and locations are listed in the quarterly
  Washington State offers, or is prepared to develop
                                                                schedule. Registration for these classes is the same as for
programs that meet CEU requirements where
                                                                on-campus classes.
  Course and Credit Hour Limitations
                                                                   Each student is responsible for the completion of
  The course load of a student may not exceed 21
                                                                prerequisites for specific courses. Enrollment in a course
quarter hours of course work in a regular quarter unless
                                                                will not be permitted unless the prerequisites have been
the student’s prescribed curriculum requires more than
                                                                met successfully. In some circumstances waivers can be
21 quarter hours and the student’s cumulative grade
                                                                signed to make up for prerequisite classes.
point average for previous high school or college work,
whichever is appropriate, is a B (3.00) or higher.                Transcript Information
  No student is permitted to carry more than 21 hours in          Students who wish to have a transcript of their work
any quarter without written permission of the appropriate       at Washington State sent to another institution or to a
academic dean.                                                  prospective employer must submit a request in writing
                                                                to the records office; requests by fax will be accepted if
  Distance Learning (DL)
                                                                accompanied by a credit/debit card payment. There is
   An option to traditional on-campus courses, distance         a $5 fee per transcript.
learning uses a variety of technologies. One of the most
                                                                   Students should allow five working days for
common forms of distance learning uses the Internet for
                                                                processing an official transcript. Official transcripts will
online classes. Because these classes require few or no
                                                                not be issued during finals week for currently enrolled
campus meetings and the “classroom” is open whenever
and wherever there is a computer, they provide a great
deal of scheduling flexibility to students. Students interact     Transfer of Credit
with the instructor and other students in the class through
internet communication. The same registration rules               •    Students may transfer credit from other colleges
apply to DL courses as to other courses.                               to Washington State upon receipt of an official
                                                                       transcript by the College records office.
  Non-Credit Courses

 The College offers a variety of non-credit courses,
workshops and seminars designed to meet the                                                ~ Continued on page. 15.

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New Student Checklist
        Fill out the FAFSA
        Complete the form at

        Apply for Admission
        Complete admission online at or submit a paper application at the admissions office.

        Complete the placement Assessment
        Contact student services and arrange an appointment

        Access MyWSCC
        Register with MyWSCC by clicking the “New user” link.

        Build a schedule and register for classes
        Use the online schedule builder and work with your advisor to choose the best classes for you.

        Pay fees or assure financial aid is complete
        If payment is not made, or financial aid in place, your schedule may be de-activated

        Get parking permit
        Parking permits are available at the business office

        Get student ID card
        Visit the student services desk to obtain your student ID.

        Buy your books
        All books and supplies are available at the Bookstore.

Academic Calendar

  Summer Quarter classes begin . . . . . . . . . . .             .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . Monday, June 21, 2010
  Additional registration for day and evening classes .          .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Monday to Friday, June 21 to 25, 2010
  Deadline to register for day or evening classes . . .          .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . Friday, June 25, 2010
  Independence Day Observed - Campus Closed . . .                .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . Monday, July 5, 2010
  Deadline to withdraw from mini-session. . . . . . .            .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . Friday, July 9, 2010
  Mid-term week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Monday to Friday, July 12 to 16, 2010
  Summer mini-session ends . . . . . . . . . . . . .             .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . Friday, July 16, 2010
  Deadline to withdraw from Summer Quarter classes.              .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . Friday, July 30, 2010
  Final exam period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Monday to Friday, Aug. 9 to 13, 2010
  Summer Quarter ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . Friday, Aug. 13, 2010

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 Labor Day - Campus Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . .         .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, Sept. 6, 2010
 Fall Quarter classes begin, day & evening . . . . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, Sept. 13, 2010
 Additional registration for day & evening classes . . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . .Monday to Friday, Sept. 13 to 17, 2010
 Deadline to register for day classes . . . . . . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, Sept. 17, 2010
 Deadline to register for evening classes w/ permission      .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010
 Mid-term week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . .Monday to Saturday, Oct. 11 to 16, 2010
 Advisement/Registration begins for Winter Quarter . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, Nov. 1, 2010
 Veteran’s Day - Campus Closed . . . . . . . . . . .         .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
 Deadline to withdraw from Fall Quarter classes . . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
 Final exam period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Thursday to Wednesday, Nov. 18 to 24, 2010
 Fall Quarter ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . .Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010
 Thanksgiving Break - Campus Closed . . . . . . . . .        .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26, 2010

 Winter Quarter advisement/registration begins . . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, Nov. 1, 2010
 Winter Quarter intersession begins . . . . . . . . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . Monday, Nov. 29, 2010
 Deadline to withdraw from intersession . . . . . . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
 Winter Quarter intersession ends . . . . . . . . . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . .Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010
 Holiday Break - Campus Closed . . . . . . . . . . .         .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . .Friday to Sunday, Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, 2011
 Winter Quarter evening classes begin . . . . . . . .        .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, Jan. 3, 2011
 Additional registration for day and evening classes . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . Monday to Monday, Jan. 3 to 10, 2011
 Deadline to register for day classes . . . . . . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . .Monday, Jan. 10, 2011
 Deadline to register for evening classes w/ permission      .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011
 Martin Luther King Day - Campus Closed . . . . . . .        .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . .Monday, Jan. 17, 2011
 Mid-term week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   Monday to Saturday, Jan. 31 to Feb. 5, 2011
 President’s Day - Campus Closed until 5 p.m. . . . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . Monday, Feb. 21, 2011
 Advisement/Registration begins for Spring Quarter . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . .Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011
 Deadline to withdraw from Winter Quarter classes . .        .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, March 4, 2011
 Final exam period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Saturday to Friday, March 12 to 18, 2011
 Winter Quarter ends. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . Friday, March 18, 2011

 Spring Quarter advisement/registration begins . . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . .Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011
 Classes begin - day and evening . . . . . . . . . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . Monday, March 28, 2011
 Additional registration for day classes . . . . . . . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Monday to Friday, March 28 to April 1, 2011
 Deadline to register for day classes . . . . . . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, April 1, 2011
 Deadline to register for evening classes w/ permission      .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, April 7, 2011
 Mid-term week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . Monday to Saturday, April 25 to 30, 2011
 Advisement/Registration begins for Su/Fall Quarters .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, May 16, 2011
 Memorial Day - Campus Closed . . . . . . . . . . .          .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, May 30, 2011
 Deadline to withdraw from Spring Quarter classes . .        .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, May 27, 2011
 Final exam period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . Saturday to Friday, June 4 to 10, 2011
 Spring Quarter ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, June 10, 2011
 Spring Graduation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, June 10, 2011

 Summer Quarter classes begin . . . . . . . . . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . Monday, June 20, 2011
 Additional registration for day and evening classes .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Monday to Friday, June 20 to 24, 2011
 Deadline to register for day or evening classes . . .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . Friday, June 24, 2011
 Independence Day Observed - Campus Closed . . .         .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . Monday, July 4, 2011
 Deadline to withdraw from mini-session. . . . . . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . Friday, July 8, 2011
 Mid-term week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Monday to Friday, July 11 to 15, 2011
 Summer mini-session ends . . . . . . . . . . . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . Friday, July 15, 2011
 Deadline to withdraw from Summer Quarter classes.       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . . Friday, July 29, 2011
 Final exam period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Monday to Friday, Aug. 8 to 12, 2011
 Summer Quarter ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . . . Friday, Aug. 12, 2011

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                        ~ Continued from page. 13.                                •           Students eligible for Veterans Educational Benefits
  •   College credit can only be transferred to                                               cannot receive benefits for any course for which
      Washington State from an institution accredited                                         they previously received credit.
      by a recognized regional accrediting
                                                                                  •           The content of courses transferred must be
                                                                                              equivalent to the current Washington State course
  •   The grade for transfer credit must be a C or                                            content.
      better, or equivalent except as noted under the
                                                                                  •           Credit for a course which is applicable to
      Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy.
                                                                                              graduation will not be granted in an amount in
  •   In order to be applied toward graduation                                                excess of the current course credit offered by
      requirements, the credit transferred to Washington                                      Washington State.
      State must be applicable to the program of study
                                                                                  Workload: Academics and a Job
      being taken at Washington State.
                                                                                Students who are working in addition to their
  •   Washington State subscribes to the Ohio
                                                                              academic pursuits should balance their working hours
      Articulation and Transfer Policy as it applies to
                                                                              with their academic work load. Beginning students
      courses transferred from other Ohio state colleges
                                                                              should not register for more than 15 credit hours if their
      and universities and certain private colleges
                                                                              previous academic record indicates unpreparedness.
      which participate in the policy. In general,
                                                                              Those who work more than 20 hours per week should
      courses will be transferred into the College
                                                                              reduce their class load in accordance with their work
      regardless of how long ago they were taken.
      However, in some subject areas which have
      undergone rapid technological changes in recent                             Withdrawing from a Course
      years, the faculty reserves the right to require
      students to pass a proficiency examination or to                          A student may withdraw from a course, add a course,
      repeat the course. Students should work closely                         or withdraw from the college during the first week of any
      with their faculty advisors on matters of                               quarter by completing the drop/add form which may
      course transfer.                                                        be obtained from the records office.
                                         2010 - 2011 Registration Dates
  Summer Quarter 2010
             Advisement/Registration begins . . . . . . . . . . . .       .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    . . . May 17, 2010
             Registration for new students . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    . . . May 19, 2010
             Additional registration for day/evening classes . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   June 21 to 25, 2010
             Deadline to register for day classes. . . . . . . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    . . . June 25, 2010
             Deadline to register for evening classes (with permission)   .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    . . . . July 1, 2010
             Deadline to withdrawal from classes . . . . . . . . . .      .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    . . . July 30, 2010
  Fall Quarter 2010
             Advisement/Registration begins . . . . . . . . . . . .       .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . May 17, 2010
             Registration for new students . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . May 19, 2010
             Additional registration for day/evening classes . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .Sept. 13 to 17, 2010
             Deadline to register for day classes. . . . . . . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . .Sept. 17, 2010
             Deadline to register for evening classes (with permission)   .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . .Sept. 23, 2010
             Deadline to withdrawal from classes . . . . . . . . . .      .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . Nov. 12, 2010
  Winter Quarter 2011
             Advisement/Registration begins . . . . . . . . . . . .       .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . Nov. 1, 2010
             Registration for new students . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . Nov. 3, 2010
             Additional registration for day/evening classes . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Jan. 3 to 10, 2011
             Deadline to register for day classes. . . . . . . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . Jan. 10, 2011
             Deadline to register for evening classes (with permission)   .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . Jan. 13, 2011
             Deadline to withdrawal from classes . . . . . . . . . .      .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . March 4, 2011
  Spring Quarter 2011
             Advisement/Registration begins . . . . . . . . . . . .       .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . Feb. 22, 2011
             Registration for new students . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . Feb 24, 2011
             Additional registration for day/evening classes . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . March 28 to April 1, 2011
             Deadline to register for day classes. . . . . . . . . . .    .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . April 1, 2011
             Deadline to register for evening classes (with permission)   .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . April 7, 2011
             Deadline to withdrawal from classes . . . . . . . . . .      .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . . . . . May 27, 2011

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                                                      Payments and Fees
  A grade of “W” is entered on the student’s transcript           withdraw for valid reasons. Refunds are given
after the first week of classes.                                  at the following rates based on the date that the
                                                                  records office receives the withdrawal form.
  The deadline for withdrawing from a course with the
grade of “W” will be announced by the records office          •   During the first (1st) through the sixth (6th)
each quarter.                                                     calendar days of any quarter - 100 percent.

  The procedure to withdraw from a course is:                 •   During the seventh (7th) through the fifteenth (15th)
                                                                  calendar days of any quarter - 75 percent.
  1. Obtain a drop/add form from the records office
     and complete it.                                         •   During the sixteenth (16th) through the twenty-First
                                                                  (21st) calendar days of any quarter - 50 percent.
  2. Pay the $5 fee at the business office and have
     the form validated.                                      •   No refunds will be given after the twenty-first
                                                                  calendar day of any quarter.
  3. Return the form to the records office.
                                                              •   Intersession refund periods are noted in the winter
  The records office will notify all instructors that the         quarter schedule of classes.
drop/add has been received and will record the letter
grade of W on the student’s permanent record.                 •   Summer four-week session refund periods are
                                                                  noted in the summer schedule of classes.
  Withdrawing from the College
                                                              3. The registration fee is not subject to refund.
  Any student who wishes to withdraw from the college
should follow the same procedure as outlined for              4. Specific federal and/or state requirements take
withdrawing from a course. In case of emergency, the             precedence over the above refund procedures
withdrawal will be executed in absentia upon receipt of          when applicable. Detailed information about
written notification to the records office.                      federal refund policies is outlined in the College’s
                                                                 Student Financial Aid Consumer Guide, or is
                                                                 available from the financial aid office.
Payment Due Dates                                           Fee Descriptions
& Deactivation                                                CONNECTIVITY FEE is charged for each online
   Applicable fees are to be paid each quarter at the       course taken and is payable at the time of registration.
business office by the dates designated in the quarterly
schedule. Failure to pay fees by the due date will result     GRADUATION FEE is paid by students who will be
in having the student’s quarterly schedule deactivated      graduating from the college and is due in full with the
unless financial aid or payment arrangements have been      petition for graduation.
made to cover the costs. Deactivation of a schedule can
                                                              LABORATORY FEES are required by certain courses to
result in loss of a seat in the class.
                                                            cover the cost of consumable materials and equipment
                                                            maintenance. These are payable at the time of
Refund of Fees                                              registration.
  Students who wish to withdraw from a course must
complete the academic withdrawal procedure to qualify          PARKING PERMIT FEES are required each year
for a refund.                                               beginning July 1. Vehicles of all students, faculty and
                                                            staff that will be on the College campus must be
  The following regulations apply to refunds:               registered with the business office. Replacement tags will
                                                            be issued during the year for a fee.
  1. Full refunds will be given to students who enroll
     in classes that are canceled by the College.              PRACTICUM/CLINICAL FEES are charged for each
     Refund of fees will be automatic. Students are not     clinical course or practicum taken and is payable at the
     required to complete the academic withdrawal           time of registration.
     procedure for canceled courses.

  2. Refunds of tuition are given to students who

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Payments and Fees
                     Washington State Community College Fees
     Tuition and Related Fees
             $81.50 per credit hour for residents of Ohio*

             $163 per credit hour for out-of-state students*
             Laboratory and testing fees are assessed for some programs and/or courses:

             Practicum/clinical fee                                $40/course, if applicable
             Reactivation fee                                      $25
             Registration fee                                      $16.50/quarter
             Technology fee                                        $2/credit hour
             Workshop and Workforce Development Courses - Prices may vary.
     Other Fees
             Connectivity fee                                      $40/online course
             Graduation fee                                        $40
             Late payment fee                                      $25
             Parking fee                                           $20
             Parking replacement tag                               $5
             Proficiency fee                                       $50
             Student ID                                            Free
             Student ID replacement                                $5
             Student Insurance Program                             Fees on demand from Student Services
             Transcript fee                                        $5
             Washington State reserves the right to change tuition and fees without notice.
             * Current as of Summer Quarter 2010

each examination taken.                                                   How to Pay Fees
  REGISTRATION FEE is charged once each quarter to                          You can pay fees in person via WebAdvisor or by
process registration in any class.                                        mail. You can check on how much you owe in fees by
                                                                          logging into WebAdvisor or by stopping by the business
   STUDENT ID REPLACEMENT FEE is charged when a
                                                                          office during regular business hours.
student requests a replacement ID. The first one is issued
at no charge.                                                               IN PERSON: Pay at the business office service
                                                                          window in the Main Building. Cash, check or credit
                                                                          cards are accepted. Regular office hours are 7:30 a.m.
  A brochure describing this program and information                      to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except during
about the related fees are available from the student                     summer when the office closes at noon on Fridays.
services office. The program is optional and available
                                                                            WebAdvisor: Each student is issued an ID and
to students only upon registration as a full-time student for
                                                                          password to be used in accessing WebAdvisor. Go to
their first quarter of attendance each academic year.
                                                                          the college website,
 TECHNOLOGY FEE The purpose of this fee is to
                                                                             Click on WebAdvisor and log in.
maintain, implement or improve institutional technology
which has a direct impact on students.                                       Choose “make a payment” and follow instructions
   TRANSCRIPT FEE is charged to issue an official copy                      For assistance visit the Help Desk from the Web site,
of transcript. Requests should be made with payment to                    on campus in AS253, or call 740.568.1949.
the records office. Unofficial copies may be obtained
free online through WebAdvisor.

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                                                                             Financial Aid
                                                                 The FAFSA form must be completed online, by going
Financial Aid                                                  to The school code for Washington
                                                               State Community College is “010453” There is no fee
   The cost of attending Washington State, or any other        for submitting this form.
college, involves more than just the cost of tuition—
fees, books, room, board, personal expenses and                  Step #2: Apply to the College
transportation are included in a total college budget.
                                                                  When you file your FAFSA, designate Washington
Even though most Washington State students are
                                                               State by using our school code to receive your
commuters living at home and driving back and forth to
                                                               information. In May, all financial aid recipients who
classes, these other expenses continue throughout your
                                                               have completed the FAFSA and have been accepted
college career.
                                                               into the college receive a financial aid award
   Financial aid awards are made on the basis of               notification for the upcoming fall quarter.
an established budget that takes these expenses into
                                                                 During all other times of the year, financial aid awards
consideration. Therefore, it is possible, dependent
                                                               are made as soon as the appropriate forms are received
upon the extent of a student’s eligibility, to qualify for
                                                               and processed by the financial aid office.
any amount of aid from a few hundred dollars all the
way up to the entire Washington State budget. Student            Step #3: Accept your Financial Aid Awards
budgets are based upon the dependency and residency
status of the applicant. You can obtain a copy of the            If you are awarded financial aid, you must accept
current cost of attendance budget from the financial aid       the award before it can be used. Accepting the award
office.                                                        simply requires that you read all information provided
                                                               about the award and sign a form stating that you accept
   Applying for financial aid can be confusing, but it isn’t   the award and the requirements as stated.
really difficult. There are several programs providing
financial aid for students. The types and amounts of aid         Step #4 Complete Required Forms for Specific Aid
assigned will, for the most part, depend upon the extent         Resources
of the family’s and/or the student’s resources. The total
amount of aid awarded depends upon a calculation                  If you receive a financial aid award, it may consist
of financial need after all other resources have been          of more than one resource. Resources include federal,
considered, and upon the funds available.                      state, specialized and college programs. Some aid may
                                                               be in the form of grants or scholarships—which do not
   Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid          have to be repaid, some may be available as student
as early as possible after January 1 of each year. In          loans that must be repaid upon leaving school. The
compliance with public law 93-380 as amended                   financial aid office can help you if you have questions
(Family Educational and Privacy Act of 1974), all              about any of the types of aid available.
information received in connection with application for
financial aid is held in the strictest confidence.               Many of these resources will require that you complete
                                                               additional forms or provide requested documentation.
   Students and parents needing assistance in the              Scholarships often have requirements besides financial
financial aid process should call the financial aid office     need, for example, you may be required to be entering
at 740.568.1980.                                               a specific program of study. Again, if you have
                                                               questions, the financial aid office is here to help you.
Steps for Financial Aid
                                                                             Important Reminder!
  Step #1: Complete the FAFSA
                                                                   You are encouraged to apply for financial aid as
  In applying for any type of financial aid for college,         early as possible after January 1 of each year. Campus-
                                                                 based aid is subject to the availability of funds and other
the first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application
                                                                 aid programs, such as the Ohio College Opportunity
for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is the way you               Grant (OCOG) and the Pell Grant, have deadlines for
submit your financial information that is used to                application (deadlines for these two grants are listed on
determine total financial need.                                  the cover of the printed FAFSA). Students and parents
                                                                 needing assistance in the financial aid process should
                                                                 call the Financial Aid Office at 740.568.1908.

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Financial Aid
                                                            academic progress as outlined in this policy prior to
Financial Aid Sources                                       the initial awarding or certification of financial aid. In
                                                            addition, all transfer credit hours being accepted by
   There are many forms of financial aid available for      Washington State Community College are included
students at Washington State, such as:                      in this evaluation for the purposes of calculating the
                                                            maximum time frame. The Satisfactory Academic
  •    Federal Pell Grants                                  Progress will be monitored after the Spring Quarter
                                                            grades are posted. Being eligible to enroll in classes
  •    Student Loans
                                                            does not mean the student is maintaining Satisfactory
  •    Scholarships                                         Academic Progress for Financial Aid.

  •    Federal Work Study Programs                            Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
                                                            are measured using the following criteria:
  •    Other Outside Programs
                                                              •    Cumulative Grade Point Average
  Details on all these sources along with FAQ’s can be
found on the WSCC financial aid Web site at:                  •    Completion of Attempted Credit Hours

                                                              •    Maximum Time Frame (MTF) for completion of                            degree or certificate.

                                                              It is the responsibility of the student to understand and
Satisfactory Progress Standards                             adhere to these standards to continue receiving federal
  Federal regulations require that Washington State         aid at Washington State Community College.
Community College establish policies to monitor the
academic progress of student who apply for and /              1. Cumulative Grade Point Average Requirement
or receive federal financial aid. These standards are          Cumulative Grade Point Average is evaluated at
designed to ensure that students are making progress        the conclusion of Spring Quarter and is based on the
toward completion of their program of study. The            total attempted credit hours at the time of evaluation. In
Washington State Community College Policy applies to        order to be considered to have maintained Satisfactory
the following financial aid programs:                       Academic Progress, a student must meet the minimum
  •    Federal Pell Grant                                   cumulative GPA requirements defined below:

  •    Academic Competitiveness Grant                                Credit Hours            Minimum Cumulative
                                                                      Attempted                    GPA
  •    Federal Work Study Program

  •    Federal Stafford Loan Program (subsidized and                      1-9                         1.0

  •    Federal Parent PLUS Loan Program                                  9-44                         1.6
  Note: The Ohio College Opportunity Grant is not
affected by this policy.                                                45-60                         1.7
  The review of the student’s Satisfactory Academic
Progress is based on the entire academic record,                        67-75                         1.8
including course work taken under the Post Secondary
Enrollment Option (PSEO), the Early Enrollment Program
(EEP) and developmental coursework. The federal                         76-89                         1.9
government requires institutions to monitor the academic
progress of non-recipients, also. Be aware that your
academic progress during any quarter in which you do                     90 +                         2.0
not receive financial aid will be a factor in determining
your eligibility for aid in subsequent quarters. Students                   Current as of Spring 2010
applying for financial aid must be making satisfactory

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                                                                             Financial Aid
  2. Completion of Attempted Credit Hours                        Financial Aid Cancellation

   Students must complete a minimum of 67% of their              Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined in this
attempted credit hours. The Completion Ratio will              policy will be evaluated at the conclusion of Spring
be monitored at the conclusion of Spring Quarter by            Quarter. A student who has failed to meet one or more
dividing the total number of credit hours successfully         of the standards outlined above will be placed on
completed by the total number of credit hours attempted.       Financial Aid Cancellation and federal student aid will
This review is based on the entire enrollment history of       be terminated. A written notice will be sent detailing the
the student at Washington State Community College. If          Cancellation Status and explaining the step necessary to
the student has passed at least 67% of the cumulative          have financial aid reinstated.
attempted credit hour, progress is satisfactory. If the
student has passed less than 67% of the cumulative               Reinstatement of Eligibility
attempted credit hours, progress is unsatisfactory.
                                                                 Once a student has been placed on financial aid
   Successful completion of course work is defined as a        cancellation, the student can re-establish eligibility in one
letter grade/notation of A, B, C, D, K, L, T, X, N and         of two ways:
are considered satisfactory completion of a course
                                                                 1. Students can attend Washington State Community
for financial aid purposes. Unsuccessful completion
                                                                    College in a self pay status until all minimum
of course work is defined as a letter grade /notation
                                                                    SAP standards are met. When the deficiencies
of F, I, P, W, U and are NOT considered satisfactory
                                                                    in successful completion rate and/or cumulative
completion of a course for financial aid purposes.
                                                                    GPA have been made up, it is the student’s
  It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Office of        responsibility to notify the Financial Aid Office
Financial Aid when an Incomplete Course (I or P) has                in order for the cancellation to be lifted. Please
been completed successfully.                                        note, credit hours transferred from another college
                                                                    cannot be used to make up a cumulative GPA
  3. Maximum Time Frame (MTF) Measurement                           deficiency.
                                                                 2. Students that have a documentable extenuating
   Students must complete their academic program within             circumstance (i.e. illness/injury of student, death
150% of the published length, expressed in program                  of a close relative) may appeal their financial aid
length, needed to graduate. (This is the definition                 cancellation. If the appeal is approved, a student
of maximum time frame.) All classes attempted at                    will be placed on Probation Status until meeting
Washington State Community College and transferred                  all minimum SAP standards. During Probation
in from another institution are included in the MTF                 Status, a student must successfully completion
calculation, as well as proficiency credits and credits             of all course work attempted. A student may
“forgiven” by the Fresh Start Program. Progress will be             have specific requirements to meet in order
monitored at the conclusion of Spring Quarter. NOTE:                to regain or maintain financial aid eligibility.
Classes taken that are not on the published audit sheet             Failure to successfully complete all course work
of your academic major will be counted in SAP. It                   attempted while on Probation Status will result in
is very important that the student follow the program               cancellation of all federal financial aid and IS
audit sheet. Taking additional classes not on the official          NOT APPEALABLE.
program audit sheet will cause you to reach MTF faster
and is unlikely to be appealable. If your SAP review             Appeals Process
makes it clear that you cannot mathematically finish your
                                                                 •    STEP ONE: Complete the Satisfactory Academic
program within your MTF, you will become ineligible for
                                                                      Progress Appeal form and submit it to the
federal financial aid at the time of that review.
                                                                      Financial Aid Office along with documentation
                                                                      of the reasons for failing to comply with the SAP
            Program                   Max Completion
             Length                       Length                      standards. The completed paperwork must be
                                                                      received by the first day of the quarter in which
             4 qtrs.                     6 qtrs.                      the student wants the aid reinstated. You may
             6 qtrs.                     9 qtrs.                      obtain a copy of the appeal form here (.pdf).
             7 qtrs.                    10.5 qtrs.
             8 qtrs.                     12 qtrs.

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Financial Aid
  •   STEP TWO: The Satisfactory Academic Progress                 in from another institution must be included in
      Committee will review your appeal and render a               the total number of credits attempted at WSCC
      decision.                                                    when determining the denominator portion of
                                                                   the credit hour completion ratio. The cumulative
  •   STEP THREE: The written decision of the                      GPA will include ALL courses taken at WSCC, no
      Committee will be sent by the Financial Aid                  exclusions!
      Office to the student within ten business days
      of the committee meeting. The decision of               Change of Enrollm ent Status Within a Term
      the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals
      Committee is FINAL.                                     The financial aid enrollment status of a student will be
                                                            based upon the credit hours the student carries on the
  A student cannot have more then two approved              15th calendar day of the quarter. Changes made after
Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals during their         the 15th calendar day will not result in a recalculation
entire academic career at Washington State Community        of financial aid.
                                                              Enrollment Status Schedule
  Additional Institutional SAP Policies:
                                                              •    12 credit hours or more = Full Time Enrollment
  •   Program Changes: If a student changes their
      program during their enrollment at WSCC,                •    9-11 credit hours = ¾ Time Enrollment
      the Financial Aid Office will calculate the MTF
                                                              •    6-8 credit hours = ½ Time Enrollment
      according to the new major. Any courses
      previously taken at WSCC or transferred into            •    1-5 credit hours = Less then ½ Time Enrollment
      WSCC that apply to the new major will be
      included in the new calculation of MTF. Per               This information is current as of Spring 2010.
      Federal Regulation, a student cannot change             Constant up-to-date information can be found on
      their major to avoid the Maximum Time Frame             the WSCC financial aid web site at:
      standard once the MTF has been reached. All
      credits attempted at WSCC and those transferred
      in from another institution must be included in the
      total number of credits attempted at WSCC when
      determining the denominator portion of the credit     Return of Federal Title IV Funds
      hour completion ratio. The cumulative GPA will
      include all course taken at WSCC, no exclusions!         The Student Financial Aid Return of Title IV Funds
                                                            requirements apply when a student receiving federal
  •   Remedial/Developmental Courses: WSCC does             financial aid withdraws, drops out, or otherwise fails
      not offer a remedial/developmental program;           to complete the period of enrollment for which he or
      therefore a student may receive aid for remedial      she received financial aid. The term “Title IV Funds”
      coursework id enrolled in an eligible program         refers to the following Federal Financial Aid programs:
      as a regular student. Remedial courses will be        unsubsidized and subsidized federal loans, PLUS
      included in all SAP measurements.                     Loans, Pell Grants, and Academic Competitiveness
                                                            Grants. State grants have separate refund calculations.
  •   Second Degrees at WSCC:                               These requirements DO NOT APPLY to a student who:
      WSCC Office of Financial Aid policy states that       Withdraws before the first day of classes, reduces his
      a student may pursue no more then two degrees         or her course load but is still registered in at least one
      and receive financial aid. If a student already has   class, never attends any of their classes as documented
      a bachelor’s or an associate’s degree, WSCC           by the class instructor.
      will only allow financial aid eligibility for one
      more degree. (Certificates will not be counted as       Federal Calculation of Withdrawal Date
      a degree.)When reviewing a student’s SAP for a
      student pursing a second degree at WSCC, any            WSCC is required to determine when the student
      courses previously taken at WSCC or transferred       withdrew. The withdrawal date is: The date the student
      into WSCC that apply to the new degree will           began the institutions withdrawal process by completing
      be included in the new calculation of MTF. All        a withdrawal form and submitting it to the Records
      credits attempted at WSCC and those transferred       Office; or An unofficial withdrawal, the last known

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attendance at a documented academically- related                have been covered, and that Title IV funds are the first
activity; or the midpoint of the period of enrollment           resource applied to institutional charges. Institutional
period for a student who leaves without notifying the           Charges consist of the amounts that have been
institution.                                                    assessed to the student’s account prior to the student’s
                                                                withdraw, not a reduced amount that might result from
   NOTE: Failing all courses may constitute an unofficial       the institutional refund policy. The responsibility to repay
withdrawal if the institution cannot document the student       unearned aid is shared by institution and the student in
attended past the 60% point of the term.                        proportion to the aid each is assumed to posses. The
                                                                institution’s share is the lesser of:
  Federal Return of Title IV Funds Calculation
                                                                  The total amount of unearned aid; or Institutional
   A student earns aid based solely on the length of time
                                                                charges multiplied by the percentage of aid that was
he or she attended. If the student withdraws are stops
                                                                unearned. The student’s share is the difference between
attending classes before the 60% point of the quarter, a
                                                                the total unearned amount and the institution’s share.
portion of the total federal aid the student was eligible to
receive may need to be repaid immediately. Title IV aid           Students return their share of unearned aid attributable
and all other aid is viewed as 100% earned after the            to a loan under the terms and conditions of the
60% point of the quarter. Unearned Title IV funds, other        promissory note.
then Federal Work Study, must be returned. Unearned
aid is the amount of disbursed Title IV aid that exceeds          The student will also be billed for any amount due
the amount of Title IV aid earned. The responsibility           to WSCC resulting from the return of Title IV Funds
to repay the unearned aid is shared by the institution          that were used to cover institutional charges. Students
and the student. Institutional responsibilities in regard       will receive notification of the Return of Title IV Funds
to the return of Title IV funds: Provide each student           Calculation and the amounts that are owed by certified
with the information given in this policy. Each student         U.S. mail. The student will have 45 days to set up
will receive this information in writing with their award       a satisfactory re-payment option with the institution’s
letter. Identify students who are affected by this policy       Business Office and the US Department of Education,
and complete the Return of Title IV Funds calculation for       which ever applies, for the student’s share of the
those students. Return any Title IV funds that are due to       unearned aid attributed to a grant after reduction.
the Title IV programs in the following order within 45 of
determining the student withdrew: unsubsidized Stafford            After 45 days have lapsed, the account will be turned
Loan, subsidized Stafford Loan, PLUS Loan, Pell Grant,          over to collections to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office
Academic Competitiveness Grant.                                 for an overpayment of Title IV funds. Students who owe
                                                                an overpayment for Title IV funds are INELIGIBLE for
    Student’s responsibilities in regard to the return of       further disbursements of Title IV federal financial
Title IV funds: Return to the Title IV program any funds        aid programs.
that were disbursed directly to the student and which
the student was determined to be ineligible for via the
Return of Title IV Funds calculation and in the order as
followed by the Institution stated above. A copy of the
worksheet used for this calculation can be requested
from the Office of Financial Aid. If earned aid exceeds
disbursed aid, additional funds may be disbursed (Late
Disbursement). Additional disbursements are precluded
if the amount of earned aid is less than the total Title
IV aid that was disbursed prior to the institution’s
determination that the student withdrew.

   An enrollment percentage will be determined by the
number of days in the quarter (including weekends)
divided by the number of days enrolled (including
weekends). However, scheduled breaks of 5 days
or longer would be excluded in this calculation. The
Title IV Refund formula assumes that funds are directly
disbursed to the student only after all institutional charges

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                                                            to the major. Consult the admissions representative at the
Finding Success at                                          college you plan to transfer to for additional details.

Washington State                                               An increasing number of transfer articulations and
                                                            online degree completion options are available to
Academic Advising                                           students who have completed the Associate of Applied
                                                            Business and Associate of Applied Science degrees.
   The student advising system is designed to assist each
                                                            These degree options often require that students take
student on an individual basis. Day students carrying
                                                            additional general education courses to “bridge”
more than six credit hours will be assigned an academic
                                                            between the applied degrees and the baccalaureate
advisor. All high school students register through
                                                            pathway, but they represent an excellent path for
student services. Students enrolled in evening classes
                                                            attaining a bachelor’s degree.
should contact the student services office for academic
advising.                                                     Washington State has entered into numerous
                                                            partnerships and has transfer information available from
  Academic advisors help you to:
                                                            several colleges and universities, a full list of which can
  •   Understand Washington State’s degree                  be found on the College Web site at in
      requirements                                          the current and prospective students section or from the
                                                            director of advising and transfer in the student services
  •   Understand transfer requirements                      office.

  •   Become aware of and interpret academic
      policies as they relate to your situation
                                                              The College Bookstore is your resource for textbooks,
  •   Develop educational goals as they relate to           reference materials, office and school supplies,
      careers                                               software, greeting cards, gifts, clothing and lab/nursing
                                                            supplies. Bookstore information may be found posted on
  •   Develop short and long-term academic plans            the bulletin board outside the Bookstore entrance.
  •   Develop course schedule that consider your              Charges:
      academic background, course prerequisites, and
      educational goals                                       Student ID is required to charge to a student account.
                                                            Charges are only accepted through the first two weeks
  •   Identify appropriate resource personnel to assist     of each quarter.
      you with study skills, career counseling, and
      resolving complaints                                    Regular hours are:

  •   Learn about transfer opportunities at area colleges     •   Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

                                                              •   Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Articulation Agreements
  The intent of the Associate of Arts and Associate           (Hours may vary during the first week of the quarter
of Science degrees is to provide transfer to four-year      and during periods when classes are not in session).
institutions at the junior level for bachelor’s degree
                                                              •   Resell: A used book company is on campus
completion. To assist students in transfer, articulation
                                                                  during finals week to buy used books.
agreements continue to be developed with nearby
public and private colleges and universities. The             •   Returns: The College Bookstore accepts returns
articulation agreements clearly indicate which courses            during the first two weeks of the quarter, only.
offered by Washington State will be accepted by the               A receipt is required to return items. Any
receiving institution.                                            shrinkwrapped item must be in the original shrink
                                                                  wrapping in order to be returned. If it has been
  Students completing an Associate of Arts or Associate
                                                                  removed it is no longer returnable.
of Science degree will be granted admission at a
publicly supported college or university in Ohio.
Selective majors at the colleges may require specific
coursework and grade point average prior to admission

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                                                                 Further, life experience credit may be granted
Career Planning                                               through the life experience portfolio to students who
   Students, or potential students, interested in exploring   demonstrate they have acquired on-the-job knowledge
career fields and setting career goals should contact         or skills equivalent to courses. Proficiency examinations
student services to schedule an appointment for career        also offer a way for students to gain college credits.
advising. Students can create a personal profile of           Additional college credits are available through the
interests, abilities and experiences, develop a list of       College Level Examination Program (CLEP).
colleges, and explore career opportunities,

  Advisors are available to talk to and provide referrals     Independent Study
when necessary. Various job search skills workshops are         Courses are offered by independent study when
offered throughout the year.                                  there is no other feasible method whereby a student
                                                              can register for the course within the regular college
                                                              calendar. See the appropriate academic dean or
Child Development Center                                      department chair for approval of independent study
   The Evergreen Child Development Center serves              courses and the rules governing them.
students, employees and the community with quality
child development services. The Center is licensed to         Developmental Studies
serve 69 children, ages six weeks through age five               Computer-assisted, competency-based courses
years. The building includes four classrooms, an event        in mathematics, writing, and reading are available
room for indoor play, fenced lighted outdoor play areas,      for those students who enter college with the need
kitchen and staff offices.                                    to strengthen their basic skills. Prior to registering,
                                                              students take a placement assessment to determine
  •    The Center is licensed by the State of Ohio.
                                                              their preparedness for college courses. Based on the
  •    The 7,500 square foot building opened in 2003.         assessment results and adviser recommendation, students
                                                              enroll in the appropriate developmental studies classes.
  •    The Center's hours are 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
       Monday through Friday.                                    Students in these classes work toward competency
                                                              of the course material through a variety of instructional
  •    For more information about the Center's services,      methods: lecture, discussion, tutorials, individualized
       call 740.568.1920.                                     studies, and/or self-pacing. More specific information
                                                              about these courses can be found in the course
Computer Labs                                                 description section of the catalog.
  There are computer labs across campus providing
                                                                Developmental studies courses do not provide credit
general and specialized computer access for students.
                                                              for use toward graduation.
The primary open student computer lab is located in
the Arts & Sciences Center (AS 253). Students must
show their Washington State ID in order to use the open       Experiential Learning
computer lab. This lab is staffed with a lab assistant and      In order to reinforce classroom learning, Washington
shares space with the HelpDesk.                               State offers the following experiential learning
                                                              opportunities for students:
  Another open lab is located in the Learning Center on
the first floor of the Arts & Sciences Center. Other labs       •   Practicum. Basic principles acquired in the
on campus are equipped with software and hardware                   classroom are put into practice through direct
specific to program requirements. Computer lab hours                experience in approved community agencies. The
are posted each quarter.                                            practicum experience is coordinated by a faculty
                                                                    member and includes enrollment in an on-campus
Credit Alternatives                                                 seminar.
   Some students are able to convert prior education            •   Clinicals and Directed Practice. A realistic
or work experiences into college credits. Work taken                environment for student learning is provided in
at another accredited institution may be transferable.              the Health Science programs when students
Credit is available for some military and corporate                 apply principles and practice skills learned in the
training programs.                                                  classroom to actual medical settings.

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  •   Internship. The internship program integrates              which facilitates sharing between college and
      work experience with academic instruction and is           university libraries in the state and the State
      accomplished on a regular schedule of work and             Library of Ohio. A computer lab, media project
      instruction. The work experience must apply to             room, distance learning lab, and staff offices are
      the student’s major program in order for credit to         located in the library. The building opened in
      be awarded. The internship program is open to              1998.
      students in all major programs except those fields
      which already incorporate experiential learning        •   Center for Business and Technology: Three/four
      experiences into the program.                              premium technology classrooms, a testing center
                                                                 and the offices of the Workforce Development
  •   Service-Learning. Service-Learning integrates              staff are included in this building. Two classrooms
      classroom instruction with community service for           are fully equipped with computers for interactive
      a non-profit agency. Classes taught using the              learning. A third room is equipped with sound
      service learning method provide students with the          and projection equipment and changeable
      opportunity to apply what they are learning in the         configuration for meetings and events, as well
      classroom to real life situations and foster civic         as classes. This room can be divided into two
      responsibility.                                            separate room with a mobile wall. The building
                                                                 contains 7,500 square feet and opened in
                                                             •   Evergreen Child Development Center: The Child
   The Washington State campus, which opened with
                                                                 Development Center serves students, employees
one “Main Building” in 1991, has grown to include six
                                                                 and the community with quality child development
structures: the Main Building, Arts & Sciences Center,
                                                                 services. The building includes four classrooms
Carson K. Miller Library, Center for Business and
                                                                 for infants through children five years of age,
Technology, Evergreen Child Development Center, and
                                                                 an event room for indoor play, fenced lighted
a maintenance building.
                                                                 outdoor play areas, kitchen and staff offices. Up
  The College sets on about 155 acres of wooded                  to 60 children can be accommodated at the
land. In 2004 the College created a Master Plan                  Center, which is licensed by the State of Ohio.
for campus growth, with a vision for addition of a               The 7,500 square foot building opened in 2003.
conference center, an Appalachian arts center with an
                                                             •   Main Building: Business, Health, Engineering
amphitheater, and a health sciences building, as well
                                                                 and Industrial Technologies academic offices,
as improvements to the campus entrances and parking.
                                                                 and classrooms are in this building, as are
These improvements will be constructed as funds
                                                                 administrative offices, including the president’s
become available.
                                                                 office, records, business office, human resources
  •   Arts and Sciences Center: Classrooms in this               and student services. The Commons (or cafeteria)
      building include physics and chemistry labs, art,          and the Community Room (60 seats)—two
      music and dance labs, education and transfer               spaces often used for events—are in the Main
      programs and other arts & sciences classes.                Building. There are 10 computer labs and
      Offices of faculty in the Arts & Sciences academic         several academic labs in this building, as well
      division, and the office of the chief academic             as the College Bookstore. The building contains
      officer are located here. Harvey Graham                    108,000 square feet and opened in 1991.
      Auditorium (288 seats), site of many community
      and campus events, is on the second floor of this
      building. The Learning Center, offering tutoring     Carson K. Miller Library
      and other student success programs, is on the          The Carson K. Miller Library houses over 29,000
      first floor and an open student computer lab and     volumes and as one of 75 members of OhioLINK,
      HelpDesk are located in AS253. The building          provides access to over 31 million books, videos and
      opened in 1996; 44,000 square feet.                  journal titles, 94 research databases and 1,500 full text
  •   Carson K. Miller Library: The library houses
      resource texts, reference books, periodicals,          The library is named in honor of Carson K. Miller,
      videos and other media and can access over 31        president emeritus, who served as president of the
      million library items statewide through OhioLink,    College from 1985 - 2002.

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   OhioLINK: Washington State has been a member                 Computers are available in the Learning Center with
of OhioLINK since 1996. The Ohio Library and                  a wide array of software including tutorials, MS Office
Information Network, OhioLINK, is a consortium                and Internet access.
of Ohio’s colleges and university libraries and the
State Library of Ohio. Serving more than 500,000                 The Learning Center houses adaptive equipment for
students, faculty, and staff at 84 institutions, OhioLINK’s   students with disabilities, the retention coordination
membership includes 17 public universities, 23                office, Opportunity Scholars Program and TI-83
community/technical colleges, 43 private colleges,            calculator loans.
and the State Library of Ohio. OhioLINK offers access
                                                                 Learning Center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
to more than 31 million library items statewide. Our
                                                              Monday-Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
students and faculty have the ability to electronically
request items while searching the OhioLINK central
catalog. It also provides a delivery service among
member institutions to speed the exchange of library          Tutoring Services
items.                                                           The tutoring program offers individual and group
                                                              tutoring in a variety of courses. To ensure quality
  In addition to the central catalog, students and faculty    academic assistance for students, program tutors are
can access electronic research databases including            recruited, trained, and supervised by the academic
a variety of full-text resources. Ninety-plus research        coordinator, and they attend quarterly training
databases covering a variety of disciplines are at the        workshops.
users’ fingertips.
                                                                 Individuals hired by the program must meet minimum
FOCUS                                                         academic standards, currently a 2.75 cumulative grade
                                                              point average, and an A or B in the course(s) she or
   FOCUS is a Web-based. self-paced, career guidance
                                                              he will tutor. As well as academically distinguished
tool that will assist you in self-assessment and career
                                                              students, the program hires instructors, Washington State
exploration. Users of FOCUS learn to make more
                                                              graduates, students from other institutions, and people
realistic decisions about their goals and plans, how
                                                              from the community with expertise.
to self-manage their careers and the importance of
adaptability in these times of change. If you are a new         In addition to providing individual and group tutoring
user, you will first need to create your own personal         services, the tutoring program offers math and writing
account—this process requires that you enter an               labs. These walk-in academic support services provide
institutional key code. The Washington State key code         quick access to help in any math or writing classes
can be obtained from the director of advising and             offered at the College. Students having difficulty in
transfer. Once you have an account, you may login and         courses are encouraged to stop by the Learning Center
use it whenever you wish.                                     for information about tutoring and other academic
                                                              support services as early in the quarter as possible.
   FOCUS is available from the College Web site at:                    For more information about the tutoring program, math
                                                              or writing labs, contact the academic coordinator in the
Learning Center                                               campus Learning Center.
  The Learning Center is open to all students to
help them succeed in college. The Center provides             Morgan County Learning Center
multimedia resources and academic support services.             Conveniently located in McConnelsville, the Morgan
Software programs provide instruction in basic skills         County Learning Center provides a wide range of
and supplementary materials to classroom instruction.         services for students located in Morgan County. Each
Study carrels are wired for audiovisual equipment and         quarter, Washington State Community College holds
materials.                                                    classes at the facility so local students may not have to
                                                              drive to Marietta for all of their classes. Registering for
   The tutoring center has study tables for individual or     these classes is as easy as registering for your regular
group tutoring. Writing and math labs and American            college classes. Simply look for the “Morgan Off
sign language are staffed by tutors to provide short-term,    Campus” classes listed in the schedule.
on-the-spot assistance with academic problems that
students encounter with out-of-class assignments.

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   In addition, the Morgan County Learning Center
provides many support services for Washington State               Services for Students with Disabilities
students. Staff members are available to help students              Students with disabilities may receive additional
with the initial enrollment process, including filling out        services to insure equal access to all college programs
the Free Application for Financial Student Aid, the               and activities. These services are coordinated within the
college application and registration forms for classes.           office of disability services in the Learning Center. When
Free tutoring services are available on a flexible                specialized services are needed, students must request
schedule. Other support services and advising are also            the academic adjustments from this office.
available free of charge to college students, including
open computer lab time for distance learning and other               The office of student disability services will facilitate
school projects. Lab times vary from quarter to quarter           appropriate internal services and referral to external
depending on the computer lab usage, so please check              services. Students requesting services must meet
posted signs.                                                     with office staff on a quarterly basis to arrange
                                                                  academic adjustments, based on specific need and
  For more information or to schedule an appointment,             documentation. Because courses change every quarter,
contact Connie Shriver, Morgan County Learning Center             these meetings are required to facilitate the coordination
Coordinator, at 740-962-2079 or at:                               of needed services. No academic adjustments for a                                                course or specific instructor are automatically continued
                                                                  from one quarter to the next.
M.O.V.E.R.                                                           The student obtains syllabi from instructors, and meets
   The Mid-Ohio Valley Employment Resource (MOVER)                with the staff at the beginning of each quarter. Then,
is a Web site tool to assist employers and students in            based on course requirements and the individual’s
matching up job positions with skilled students and               specific disability, academic adjustments are arranged.
alumni. Employers can post positions and students and             The student (or legal guardian if the student is under 18)
alumni who are registered users can post resumes on the           signs a release of confidentiality that allows the office
site, which is available at Registered              of disability services to inform instructors on a need-to-
users of the forum can view PowerPoint help tools on              know basis about needs related to each class. Specific
resume writing and interviewing skills.                           academic adjustments for each class are communicated
                                                                  to instructors by the office.
  For more information about M.O.V.E.R., contact the
office of career services at 740.374.8716, Ext. 1412.               Washington State ensures that no qualified person
                                                                  shall by reason of disability be denied access to,
Opportunity Scholars Program                                      participation in, or the benefits of any program or
                                                                  activity operated by the College. Each qualified person
   The Opportunity Scholars Program provides
                                                                  shall receive appropriate academic adjustments to
academic and support services designed to enable
                                                                  ensure equal access to educational opportunities,
eligible students to succeed in college and complete
                                                                  programs and activities in the most integrated setting
an associate’s degree and/or transfer to a four-year
institution. Program services use the most effective
approaches available to help students achieve their                  For additional information, contact the office of
goals. Available services include academic, career,               disability services located in the Learning Center on the
and financial aid advising; workshops; tutoring; cultural         first floor of the Arts & Sciences Center.
trips; transfer and visits to four-year institutions. It is the
goal of the Trio Student Support Services program to              Student ID
increase retention and graduation rates of low-income,
                                                                     Each student is issued a student ID, which is required
first-generation college students, and/or students with
                                                                  when accessing several services at the College,
                                                                  including library services. There is no charge for the
   Opportunity Scholars is a Federal TRIO Program                 student ID card, but replacement cards are subject to
funded through the Higher Education Act of 1965. To               a $5 replacement fee. Student IDs are available at the
find out more about the program, contact the staff in             student services office.
the Opportunity Scholars Program staff located in the
Learning Center.

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CAS - Course Applicability System
    The Course Applicability System (CAS) provides the
                                                                 Campus Life
ability to view course equivalencies, academic program              Activities on campus range from “hangin’ out” with
courses offered and degree audit reporting on the Web.           friends to organized events for the entire college
It takes Ohio higher education institutions to a new level       community. The annual spring picnic is open to all
of student services.                                             students and employees and includes food, fun and
                                                                 games. Fall events have included a coffeehouse with
   Students contemplating transfer may input a list of           live entertainment in the Commons, a giant game of
courses they’ve taken, then submit their list to any             Twister, Freeze your iPod Off—a chance to win an iPod
institution in the CAS network for applicability toward          Nano—and FallFest with gigantic blow-up toys on the
that institution’s academic programs. CAS provides               lawn.
information on courses, course equivalencies and
program requirements at a CAS institution to anyone                There are opportunities to get involved and contribute
with Web access.                                                 to the community through service projects, blood drives
                                                                 and other activities.
   Students, faculty, and the interested public can easily
retrieve information on the CAS Web site.                           Awareness events provide eye-opening opportunities,
                                                                 like alcohol awareness day.
  CAS information can be accessed through the
College Web site at on the transfer                   Several programs and clubs on campus participate in
page of the Admissions section.                                  community service and activities, too.

                                                                    Check the Web site calendar of events frequently to
TAGS - Transfer Assurance Guides                                 find out about the latest campus life activity.
   TAGs (Transfer Assurance Guides) are groups of
foundational courses that represent a commonly                   Student Organizations
accepted pathway to the Bachelor’s degree. Courses or              •   American Sign Language Club
course sequences identified as being a part of the TAG             •   Associate Degree Nurses Club
may be offered at any public higher education institution          •   BETA Club - Engineering
in Ohio.                                                           •   Chess Club
                                                                   •   Criminal Justice Club
   TAGs include the Ohio Transfer Module – both                    •   Diversity Club
required and elective courses, and then moves beyond               •   Medical Lab Tech Club
those courses into additional hours in pre-major and               •   Opportunity Scholars Club
major courses. Courses in a TAGs are guaranteed to                 •   Phi Theta Kappa
transfer and apply directly to the major. In its totality, the     •   Physical Therapy Assistants Club
TAGs become a guaranteed pathway for students and                  •   Respiratory Therapy Club
is a very powerful advising tool for faculty and other             •   Science Club
advisors. There are 38 TAGs in 8 specific discipline
areas presently involving 6,500 plus courses. The TAGs
are developed, approved, and monitored by Ohio’s                 Student Senate
public institutions for higher education.                          Student Senate assists the College in developing and
                                                                 implementing non-academic activities for students and is
  The following TAG-approved courses at Washington               the central body through which all student organizations
State have been approved to transfer and apply to the            are coordinated.
degree/major at Ohio’s institutions of higher education.
(as of Winter quarter 2007) For more information,                  The purpose of Student Senate is to provide
contact the director of transfer advising.                       representation and responsible leadership in student life
                                                                 and activities. Leadership opportunities include officer
  An updated list of 2010-2012 TAG courses can be                positions, and an opportunity to get involved with
     found on the Washington State Web site at:                  Noon Rotary Club, which provides excellent networking
                                                                 opportunity with local business and community leaders.
                                                                   The group meets monthly.

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Student Ambassadors                                            Marietta LAN
  Student Ambassadors are students selected to                   MariettaLAN is a bi-monthly LAN event that is hosted
represent Washington State, both on and off campus.            and ran by the IT department.
They serve as College employees and act as liaison
between the College and community.                               Rental systems are available for people without a PC
                                                               or who are unable to transfer their PC or lack the offical
   Among the things student ambassadors do are                 LAN games.
to conduct tours of campus for guests, prospective
students and their families; assist at events and with          More information and an up to date list of LAN games
public relations functions, such as preparing mailings,                        can be found online at:
admissions packets and making phone calls; and
participate in College-wide activities like commencement             
and orientation.

   To become a student ambassador, a student must              Student Organizations
maintain a 2.75 or above g.p.a., be able to work
                                                                  The College calendar of events is posted on the
at least two hours per week on a flexible schedule,
                                                               College’s Web site Select events are
demonstrate leadership qualities, strong communication
                                                               listed on the front page and clicking on any of those
skills and responsible decision-making. There is an
                                                               events or the link that says “...more calendar items” will
application process, including submission of references
                                                               take you to the entire calendar. The events and news
and an interview. For more information, contact the
                                                               can be sorted by interest by using the drop-down box of
student services office.

                                                                  Any College organization or individual can submit
Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series                             items for inclusion on the calendar by using the “Submit
   The Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series has been           a calendar item” form on the Web site calendar page.
bringing cultural, artistic and intellectual programs to the   Fill in the form and be sure to include your name,
residents of Southeastern Ohio since 1999. The Series          organization and contact information. Only College
sponsors events that are open to the public at no charge       related events and announcements will be added to the
and is supported in part by financial support of donors        calendar/news section.
through the Washington State Community
College Foundation.

   Some previous performances hosted by the Evergreen
Arts and Humanities Series have included concerts
featuring bluegrass, classical piano, folk, Celtic,
blues and show music. Lecturers have addressed civil
rights, African American history, and forensic science.
And a variety of entertainment has come to campus,
including an annual storytellers festival, Dancing Wheels
Dance Troupe, Tripsichore Yoga Dance Theatre, and
Thiossanne, a dance troupe featuring authentic West
African culture.

   Additionally, the Series sponsors the annual
student and alumni art exhibit in partnership with the
Parkersburg Art Center.

  Students, staff and community members are
encouraged to attend these free events.

 The season’s schedule is on the College Web site at:

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                                                                        Getting Results
                                                                 •      R = Audit: recorded on the student’s permanent
Grading System                                                          record for course work which, at his or her own
                                                                        option, is taken without credit. Courses taken on
   The quality of course work at Washington State                       this basis are not included in the computation of
is indicated by means of letter grades. Each letter                     the cumulative grade point average and are not
grade, in turn, carries “credit points” which are used in               applicable to graduation requirements. A student
computing the student’s grade point average.                            who chooses to audit a course at registration may
                                                                        change to credit status only during the first two
  •    A = Superior: 4.00 credit point/qtr hr                           weeks of classes. A student who declares a credit
                                                                        status for a course at registration may change
  •    B = Good: 3.00 credit point/qtr hr
                                                                        to audit status only during the first two weeks
  •    C = Average: 2.00 credit point/qtr hr                            of classes. Regular tuition and fees are paid for
                                                                        auditing a class. Auditors are not required to take
  •    D = Below average: 1.00 credit point/qtr hr                      exams; however, they are expected to comply
                                                                        with attendance requirements.
  •    F = Failure: 0.00 credit point/qtr hr
                                                                 •      S = Satisfactory Completion of Course: granted
  •    I = Incomplete: given if a student, for reasons                  for performance equivalent to the grade of C
                                                                        or better. Credit is awarded but no grade is
  beyond his or her control, is unable to complete
                                                                        assigned. Not computed in grade point average.
the work of any course by the end of the quarter; not
computed in average.                                             •      U = Unsatisfactory Completion of Course:
                                                                        granted for performance equivalent to less than
   The student must complete the requirements of each
                                                                        a C and no credit is granted. Not computed in
course for which he or she receives an incomplete
grade within six weeks after the beginning of the
following quarter in which the incomplete grade was              •      W = Withdrawal: Not computed in average.
received. In the absence of a grade at the expiration of
the six week period, the registrar’s office will convert the     •      X = Course credit: Credit by examination. Not
incomplete to failure on the student’s permanent record                 computed in average.
card, and the F will be computed in determining the
cumulative point average.

  Any student receiving an “I” (incomplete grade) is           Grade Reports
ineligible for the Dean’s List or President’s List.              Grade reports are issued to students at the end of the
                                                               quarter online through WebAdvisor. Final grades are
  •    K = Transfer: Credit by transfer. Not computed in       posted on WebAdvisor.
       grade point average

  •    L = Course credit: Life experience                      Grade Point Average
                                                                  A student’s grade point average is obtained at the
  •    N = Course credit: Advanced Placement
                                                               conclusion of each quarter by dividing the total number
  •    NG = No grade reported                                  of credit points earned by the number of credit hours
                                                               attempted, as in the following example:
  •    P = Progress: Indicates that study is still in
       progress; not computed in average. The grade              Credit Hrs.                                         Grades     Credit
       P will be awarded at the end of a quarter for             Attempted                                           Received   Points
       assigned work which may require an extended               3                                                   A          12.00
       academic period to complete. The P must be                5                                                   B          15.00
       converted to a standard letter grade within one           3                                                   B          9.00
       year. If the work is not completed within one year,       2                                                   C          4.00
       the P is automatically converted to an F.                 ---------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Total 13                                                       40.00
                                                                 40.00/13 = 3.08 g.p.a.

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Cumulative Grade Point Average                              Change of Major
  A student’s cumulative grade point average is                A change of major does not affect the student's
obtained by dividing the total number of credit points      academic standing or cumulative grade point average.
earned by the total number of credit hours attempted up     If a student is on probation, he or she will remain on
to that time.                                               probation for a minimum of one quarter.

                                                            Developmental Studies Classes
Effects on Grades                                             Upon entrance, students who need help with
Academic Holds                                              mathematics, writing and reading may be assigned to
   Washington State reserves the right to withhold          developmental education courses.
transcripts and deny registration to students with            These courses will be taken for credit and will be
outstanding library material, outstanding tuition, fee or   calculated in the quarterly grade point average, but will
other fines in the amount of $5 or greater. Holds will be   not apply toward graduation.
removed upon settlement of the outstanding account.

                                                            Repeated Courses
Class Attendance                                               A student may repeat a course. Only the most recent
  Regular and punctual attendance at all classes is         grade (A, B, C, D, or F) will count for credit or in the
required of each student.                                   student's cumulative average.

  The student is responsible for all work missed when         Students enrolled in selective health programs must
absent and should make the necessary arrangements           abide by their respective program policies regarding the
with the instructor to complete that work.                  repeating of technical courses.

  Should a student be absent beyond the instructor’s          To take a course more than twice (excluding
minimum attendance requirement, irrespective of the         withdraws), a student must secure the recommendation
reason for absences, the instructor can recommend to        of his or her advisor and the approval of the department
the appropriate academic dean that the student be           chair or dean responsible for the course.
dismissed from the course.
                                                              1. Some courses will be counted in the cumulative
   Three tardy marks or leaving class before class is            g.p.a. each time they are taken; the original
dismissed may be counted as an absence. A student                grade is not replaced. Such courses are
is considered tardy if he or she is not present when the         designated in the course descriptions as "May be
instructor calls the roll, or takes attendance.                  repeated."

  Individuals who are required to attend National             2. Students receiving financial aid or veterans
Guard, Reserve Training, or Jury Duty while classes              benefits should check with the financial aid office
are in session must submit a copy of the orders or the           before repeating a course for which credit has
summons to the appropriate academic dean prior to                been earned. Students planning to transfer to
departure in order to have the absences excused.                 another college or university should be aware of
                                                                 that institution's policies on repeated courses.
Change of Grade
  All grade changes initiated by faculty must be
approved by the appropriate academic dean. The
review process must be completed during the first six
weeks of the quarter following the quarter in which
the grade was initially issued. All grades issued by
Washington State faculty will stand permanently after
being posted to the transcript for one quarter if they
have not been previously challenged by the student
during this six week time period.

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Academic Awards                                                  Academic Probation
                                                                    A student will be placed on academic probation if
President’s List                                                 his or her cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls
   A student carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours,              below the GPA specified for the amount of credit hours
excluding any developmental courses, who attains                 attempted.
a point average of 4.0 for a quarter's work will be
recognized by having his or her name placed on the                 If the cumulative GPA falls below the required level,
President's List. No student is eligible for this list who has   the student is placed on first academic probation.
a grade of Incomplete (I), or Progress (P). A student who        One academic quarter is allowed to eliminate the
is not eligible for this award at the end of the quarter         probationary status. At the end of one quarter on
cannot become eligible for the award at a later date.            probation, the student will be removed from probation if
                                                                 his or her cumulative GPA exceeds the level required for
Dean’s List                                                      the credit hours attempted to that point.
  A student carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours
                                                                   A student who is continued on probation may
excluding any developmental courses, who attains a
                                                                 be limited to a 12 credit hour load upon the
grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99 for a quarter's work
                                                                 recommendation of the appropriate academic dean.
will be recognized by having his or her name placed on
                                                                 A student who is allowed to continue on anextended
the Dean's List. No student is eligible for this list who has
                                                                 probationary period is required to earn 2.0 GPA each
a grade of Incomplete (I), Progress (P), or Failure (F).
                                                                 quarter while on probation.
  A student who is not eligible for this award at the end
                                                                    If a 2.0 GPA is not earned while on probation, the
of the quarter cannot become eligible at a later date.
                                                                 student will be dismissed. Once a student has been
                                                                 placed on academic probation, he/she will remain
Graduation &                                                     on academic probation until he/she earns grades for
                                                                 the next term (change of grade does not remove his
Honors                                                           academic probation message from his/her transcript).
                                                                 A student who is placed on academic probation will be
Petition for Graduation                                          notified at the end of each quarter.
   The petition for graduation must be submitted within
                                                                   It is recommended that a student who is placed on
four weeks after the beginning of the quarter in which
                                                                 probation schedule an appointment with his or her
the student expects to graduate. Petitions are available
                                                                 academic advisor to discuss future course scheduling.
in the records office. (See graduation fees in Section 3.)

  Check with the records office for deadlines to petition        Academic Dismissal
for graduation.                                                    If the cumulative GPA of a student on probation has
                                                                 not improved to the required level, the appropriate
   NOTE: No transfer credit, proficiency credit, or credit
                                                                 academic dean will determine whether the probationary
for experience will be accepted during the quarter of the
                                                                 period may be extended or whether the student is to
student's graduation.
                                                                 be dismissed. Dismissal from the College for academic
  Future petition deadlines are available from the               deficiency will be for a minimum of one academic
registrar's office. Current petition deadlines appear on         quarter, excluding summer.
the Web site calendar.
                                                                   A student may be continued on probation after one
Academic Honors                                                  quarter, if his or her quarterly grade point average is
  Associate Degree candidates who earn academic                  2.0 or higher, even though the cumulative grade point
distinctions will be graduated with the following honors:        average remains below the required level.

  Summa Cum Laude - 4.000 GPA                                      A student who has attempted 12 or more quarter
                                                                 credit hours at Washington State and has less than a
  Magna Cum Laude - 3.900 to 3.999 GPA.                          1.00 cumulative grade point average at the end of
                                                                 any quarter, is placed on probation and is subject to
  Cum Laude - 3.750 to 3.899 GPA                                 academic dismissal. Any full-time student (12 quarter
                                                                 credit hours or more) who has less than a 1.00 grade

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point average for the quarter is placed on probation,
and is subject to academic dismissal. A student who        “Fresh Start”
receives a notification of academic dismissal may submit      A student readmitted to Washington State after
an appeal through the process outlined in the Academic     an absence of five or more years may petition the
Appeals Policy. (See page 40)                              Academic Standards Committee through the appropriate
                                                           academic dean to have his or her previous grade point
  A student who has been dismissed two times for           average disregarded. All the work previously taken will
academic deficiency shall not be re-admitted to            be disregarded in computing the student's cumulative
Washington State Community College for a five-year         grade point average from the time of readmission. The
period.                                                    following applies to this "Fresh Start" procedure:
  A student who has less than a 2.00 GPA will not be         1. A student must make a completely new start.
permitted to be a candidate for an office in any student        A student cannot request to have some grades
organization on campus.                                         forgiven and not others.

Academic Forgiveness                                         2. All courses and grades remain on the student's
  A Washington State student may petition the                   record and are considered part of the student's
academic standards committee to have his or her                 legal transcript.
previous grade point average for one quarter ignored.
                                                             3. A student may not use a course that has been
The following applies to this forgiveness policy:
                                                                forgiven as a substitute for another course.
  1. All grades for the specified quarter will be
                                                             4. A student may not take a proficiency examination
                                                                in a course that has been forgiven.
  2. All courses and grades remain on the student's
                                                             5. Probations will be ignored, as though the student
     record and are considered part of the student's
                                                                had not been on probation.
     legal transcript.
                                                             6.   A student may use this policy once in a lifetime.
  3. A student may not use a course that has been
     forgiven to meet a program requirement or to
     substitute for another course.

  4. A student may not take a proficiency examination
     in a course that has been forgiven.

  5. A student may use this policy only once.

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Policies &                                                     Academic Appeals Process
                                                                 Student appeals that are not directly related to
Procedures                                                     academic matters may be submitted under the
                                                               institutional grievance procedure or the judicial appeals
Complaint Process                                              process.
  Faculty, Staff, and Administrators at Washington State
                                                                  The following academic appeals process shall apply
are dedicated to helping you succeed both personally
                                                               for any student who elects to appeal an academic
and academically. If you have a complaint about some
                                                               decision or penalty including final course grade,
aspect of your experience with the college, we want to
                                                               grade penalty, and exclusion from class. Under the
know about it.
                                                               State articulation and transfer policy, the academic
  The college provides a “Student Complaint Form” for          appeal policy may also be used by a student to appeal
written complaints. Those forms are available from any         the college’s judgment on the application of credits
of the academic division offices, from Student Services,       transferred from another institution to Washington State
or from the Evening Administrator.                             Community College degree program.

   It is generally best to initiate your complaint by             Personnel who participated in the initial decision
attempting to resolve the issue directly with the individual   will not participate in review stages except to provide
or office involved. If you are not satisfied with the          information when requested. At all levels of review,
response you receive at that first level or if you do not      the rights and sensitivities of a student will be given
feel comfortable having a direct conversation with             consideration; however, equal recognition will be given
the individual involved, you may begin the complaint           to the need for individual faculty/staff members to
process through the contacts below. Personnel in these         contribute to a student’s learning and development using
departments will advise you on the appropriate steps for       a variety of techniques and approaches.
submitting your complaint.
                                                                 1. Level I
  •   Complaints about a class, instructor, or grade
                                                                  In an effort to resolve the problem, the student must
      decision: Start with the department chair with
                                                               first consult with the faculty or staff member who was
      responsibility for that class. Any of the academic
                                                               responsible for the academic decision or penalty.
      offices or the Evening Administrator can direct you
      to the correct department chair. You may need to           2. Level II
      follow the Academic Appeal process.
                                                                  In the event the instructor or staff member is absent
  •   Non-Academic Complaints: Student Services                from campus or no longer in the employ of the college,
      Office                                                   or after consultation with the faculty/staff member the
                                                               issue is not resolved, the student may file the formal
  •   Appeal of a Decision made under the College
                                                               appeal of an academic decision or penalty form with
      Conduct Policy: Chief Academic Officer to
                                                               the appropriate academic dean. This form will be
      arrange for a hearing with the Student Appeals
                                                               supplied by the dean involved the process. (For this
                                                               appeal process, the appropriate academic dean is
  •   Sexual Harassment: Office of Human Resources             defined as the one who is responsible for the academic
                                                               programs or courses involved in the appeal.) This
  •   Disability Services Complaints: Office of                appeal must be in writing and filed within ten working
      Disability Services or Office of Human Resources         days from the last day of final exam period. (For the
                                                               purposes of this policy, “working days” shall be defined
  Please reference the complaint process flowchart on          as any days from Monday through Friday that the
  pg. 36 for more information.                                 College is open.) After consultation with the student and
                                                               the instructor or staff member(s) who participated in the
                                                               original decision, the dean must give a written answer
                                                               to the student within ten working days.

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                                Student has a

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                                           LEVEL I
                               Student consults faculty/staff
                                  member who is directly
                               related to the student's concern
                                                                             Resolution not
                                                                                reached                          The complaint is                 The dean immediately
                                                                                                                 potentially sexual              forwards the complaint to               The complaint follows the            Resolution
                                                                                                                                                  the Director of Human                protocol for handling potential
                                                                                                                    harassment                                                          sexual harassment concerns             reached
                                                                                                                     in nature
                                                                               The academic dean                                                                                                                                                                             Student accepts
                                           LEVEL II                          determines the nature of
                                Student obtains formal complaint
                               form from the appropriate academic                 the complaint                                                                                                                                                                                supervisor's
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                                dean's office and files the complaint                                                                             If appropriate, the dean             The immediate supervisor            The immediate supervisor        Immediate
                                      with the dean's office                                                    The complaint is NOT             forwards the complaint to                                                  attempts to arbitrate the                            decision
                                                                                                                  potentially sexual                                                   reviews the complaint and             complaint and reach a      supervisor renders
                                                                                                                                                the individual's immediate                                                     mutually agreeable
                                                                                                                 harassment in nature                    supervisor                      meets with both parties                   resolution              a decision
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Student rejects
                                      LEVEL III                                                              The dean attempts to                                                 reached
                                                                          The dean reviews the
                                  Immediate supervisor                                                    arbitrate the complaint and                                                                            Student accepts
                                forwards complaint to the               complaint and meets with                reach a mutually
                                                                              both parties                                                                                                                       dean's decision
                                appropriate academic dean                                                    acceptable resolution
                                                                                                                                                                               Dean renders a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Student rejects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 dean's decision

                                                                                                                                                         The student
                                                                                                                                                         accepts the
                                         LEVEL IV                       The Student Appeals                 The committee renders a
                                 Student requests, in writing
                                   within five days, to the             Committee hears the                 decision within five days
                                                                                                                                                          decision                                                                                       Complaint
                                Registrar a meeting with the                                                of the date of the decision
                                Student Appeals Committee                    complaint
                                                                                                                                                      The student rejects
                                                                                                                                                       the committee's                                                                                                                  For Level II or
                                                                                                                                                           decision                                                                                                                       higher, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         resolution is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        reported to the
                                        LEVEL V                                                                                                                                         If the complaint is in reference to articulation                                                academic dean
                                    Student requests, in
                                                                         The president                  The president renders                                                        and/or transfer and the student rejects the decision
                                                                                                                                              If the complaint is NOT in                                                                                                               who maintains the
                                writing within five days, a                 hears the                   a decision within five            reference to articulation and/or            of the president, the student is advised of his/her
                                     meeting with the                                                                                       transfer, the decision is final.           right to appeal to the State and enter the State                                                   complaint
                                                                           complaint                            days                                                                                    appeals process.                                                                   database.

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   If the appropriate academic dean was a participant
in the original decision under appeal, the second level         Academic Honesty
of the appeal process will be administered by a non-              Academic honesty is essential to the concept of
participant academic dean.                                      education since the educational process has no validity
                                                                without it. Washington State expects all persons
  3. Level III                                                  associated with the college to avoid any questions of
   If the appeal is not resolved by the appropriate             academic honesty. Violations of this policy will be dealt
academic dean to the satisfaction of the student, the           with under the Student Conduct Policy. To that end, the
student may then request in writing a meeting with the          College will not tolerate the following:
academic standards committee. The request must be                 1. Cheating: fraudulent acquisition of academic
submitted to the registrar within five working days of the           materials such as homework answers, test
dean’s decision.                                                     answers, essay concepts, laboratory results, etc.
   The academic standards committee shall hear the                2. Fabrication: invention of information for
appeal submitted by the student. In the appeal, the                  academic, research, or public use.
student may present evidence or information on his or
her behalf and may be accompanied by his or her                   3. Plagiarism: offering another person’s work in any
academic advisor or chosen faculty/staff member (or                  format or medium as one’s own.
if under age of 18, may be accompanied by a legal
guardian.) The advisor or guardian may consult with               4. Copyright Infringement: unauthorized use of
but may not speak on behalf of the student or otherwise              legally protected text or graphics.
participate directly in the proceedings, unless he or she
is given specific permission to do so by the committee.           5. Computer Fraud: unauthorized use of another
The chairperson of the committee must supply a                       person’s files, or unauthorized entry into any
written answer to the student within five working days               electronic system or program.
of the date the decision is rendered. The academic
standards committee shall keep a written summary of             Aggression on Campus:
the proceedings. The written summary and any other              Physical or Mental
materials pertinent to the review shall then be forwarded
                                                                  It is our belief at Washington State that settling
by the committee to the chief academic officer. If any
                                                                differences with any means other than discussions is
member of the academic standards committee was a
                                                                inappropriate and is contrary to the mission of the
participant in the original decision under appeal, s/he
                                                                institution. We subscribe to a zero tolerance policy on
shall not participate in the deliberations or decision of
                                                                violence at this College. A physical or verbal display
the committee.
                                                                of aggression is not acceptable behavior. The code
  4. Level IV                                                   of conduct for students can be found in the College’s
                                                                Policies and Procedures Manual at 11.100.
  If the student is not satisfied with the disposition of the
appeal by the academic standards committee, he or she             When necessary, the College may contact local law
may appeal in writing the decision of the committee to          enforcement officials to intervene, investigate, escort
the president of the College or his or her designee. This       the party/parties from campus and prevent their return.
appeal must be filed within five working days after the         The College takes all complaints of physical or verbal
receipt of written notice of the decision of the committee.     aggression seriously and will promptly investigate
                                                                them. The College also may issue discipline up to and
   5. The decision of the president of the College or his       including, but not limited to expulsion of a student. We
or her designee must be rendered within five working            at Washington State are committed to providing as
days and is final. In the case of an articulation and           safe and secure a learning environment as possible.
transfer appeal, the student also informed of the right         All who come to learn, visit and work here deserve to
to a State appeal process and the address to which              have their rights respected. Consequently, all should
appeals may be sent.                                            respect the rights of others to learn, visit, and work in
                                                                an environment free from violence. Physical and verbal
  6. The appeal may be withdrawn by the student at              displays of aggression should be reported to the main
any point in these proceedings.                                 lobby receptionist who will alert the administrator in
                                                                charge and any appropriate law enforcement.

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                                                                This regulation includes the use of the grounds,
Children on Campus                                           buildings, equipment and facilities of Washington State
   The College seeks to provide a high quality               and includes the conduct of the students, staff, faculty,
workplace and learning environment. It is the policy of      and visitors to the campus. This regulation shall not
the College that children not be present in classrooms       include any restrictions on the freedom of speech, the
or work spaces in lieu of other childcare arrangements.      right of persons on the campus to assemble peacefully,
Even for short periodic visits, children should not be       nor the right to appeal as described in the rule for
left unattended or allowed areas where dangerous             “Judicial Appeals Process”.
equipment is operated and/or chemicals are stored
or used. This does not prevent children from attending         The following are specific but not exclusive examples
classes or participating in activities specifically          of behavior prohibited by this section:
scheduled for their benefit.                                   1. Deliberate destruction of, damage to, malicious
  The Evergreen Child Development Center provides a               misuse of, or abuse of College property.
high quality, comprehensive early childhood learning           2. Assault or battery upon another person while on
environment for children. The Center serves as a                  College owned or controlled property.
learning site for adult students in the early childhood
development technology program and related programs.           3. Theft of property of the College or any private
Students, employees and community members may                     individual located on College owned or
make application for childcare on a space                         controlled property.
available basis.
                                                               4. Forgery or alteration of any College identification
Civil Rights Compliance                                           cards, parking permits, records or information
                                                                  storage systems.
   The Director of Human Resources serves as the Title
IX (gender), and Section 504 (disability) coordinator for      5. Plagiarism or any behavior involving academic
Washington State. The human resources office handles              dishonesty.
all student grievances with regard to Title IX and Section
504 regulations which incorporate appropriate due              6. Manufacture, sale, possession, or use of alcoholic
process standards and provides for prompt resolution              beverages, narcotics, marijuana, hypnotic,
of complaints filed on the basis of gender and/or                 sedatives, tranquilizers, stimulants, hallucinogens
disability.                                                       or similar controlled substances.

                                                               7. Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research,
Conduct Policy                                                    administration, disciplinary procedures or other
   Behavior contrary to civil law and/or behavior                 College activities.
that interfere with education objectives and programs
of Washington State Community College will result              8. Participation in or organization of any
in disciplinary action including but not limited to               demonstration, or unauthorized activity which
disciplinary probation, suspension, dismissal, expulsion,         interrupts the function of the College or interferes
withholding of transcripts or other appropriate action            with the rights of other members of the college
as determined by the administration. The decision as              community.
to whether a specific kind of behavior is a violation
                                                               9. Unauthorized entry into or use of College
will rest with the administration, and action may be
                                                                  facilities, either building or grounds.
considered against disorderly conduct, disturbing the
peace, trespassing or other violations for which action        10. Prohibited articles on campus: student possession
may be appropriate in order to maintain the educational            of firearms, fireworks, explosives, and hunting
objectives and programs of the College.                            weapons such as knives, bows, and arrows,
                                                                   and crossbows are strictly prohibited on College
  Violations will be referred to a committee consisting of
                                                                   owned or controlled property for any reason. This
the College’s executive leaders (hereafter referred to as
                                                                   prohibition is made for the safety of all individuals
the committee). The committee will review and decide
                                                                   on the campus.
on violation of the Conduct Policy. Disagreements with
the committee’s decisions may be appealed to the
Student Appeals Committee.

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  11. Deliberate disobedience of or resistance to
      identified College authorities acting within            Drug-Free Schools and Communities
      College policy.                                         Compliance with
  12. Drunkenness or gambling on College owned or             Act Amendment of 1989
      controlled property.                                      Alcoholic Beverages

  13. Falsification or deliberate misrepresentation of           Washington State affirms its belief that alcoholic
      facts pertaining to admissions, financial aid, or       beverages are not beneficial to the academic
      other acts which result in personal or financial        environment. The sale, serving, possession, or
      benefit.                                                consumption of alcoholic beverages by students,
                                                              visitors, faculty, staff, or any employee of the college is
  14. Disorderly conduct on College owned or                  prohibited on campus or at any College function.
      controlled property.
                                                                Campus Sanctions -- Student Violations
  15. Unauthorized presence on campus after expulsion
      from the college.                                         Drug and alcohol violations fall under the College’s
                                                              conduct policy and will result in disciplinary action
Discrimination/Harassment Grievance                           including but not limited to the completion of an
                                                              appropriate rehabilitation program, referral for
Procedure                                                     prosecution, expulsion, or other appropriate action as
   It is our policy that discrimination on the basis of sex   determined by the administration. The decision as to
includes harassment, which means unwelcome sexual             whether a specific kind of behavior is a violation will
advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal        rest with the administration. Any student who elects to
or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature       appeal a decision made under the conduct policy may
when submission to such conduct or communication is           do so by following the Judicial Appeal Process.
made a condition or term either explicitly or implicitly
for participation in any program or activity or in any        Field Trips
academic course; submission to or rejection of such
                                                                The College recognizes that field trips are necessary
conduct or communication by an individual is used as a
                                                              and very beneficial in certain courses to enhance the
factor in decision affecting such individual’s education;
                                                              learning situation. All field trips should be tentatively
such conduct or communication has the purpose or
                                                              scheduled at the beginning of each quarter and prior
effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s
                                                              approval should be obtained from the appropriate
education, thus creating a hostile educational
                                                              academic dean. In all cases, all day faculty must be
                                                              notified in writing at least five working days in advance
   Grievance procedures apply only to alleged acts            of the day of the activity.
of harassment committed by students against students;
                                                                 Safety should be emphasized at all times during field
students against employees of the College; employees
                                                              trips to and from facilities and while touring the facility.
against students.
                                                              Proper instructions should be given to the group prior to
   A student alleging to be aggrieved by sexual               departure. A letter of appreciation should be sent to the
harassment should report the incident to the of human         host organization following the trip. A “release form”
resources office, which will work in conjunction with         releasing Washington State, its agents and employees
the appropriate dean. Complaints should be reported           from all claims and liabilities must be signed by all
within 30 days of the incident in order to effect prompt      participants prior to departure.
attention. However, the College reserves the right to
investigate and act on complaints reported beyond the         Food on Campus
30-day period.                                                  Food and beverages are not permitted in any
                                                              classrooms, laboratories, or hallways throughout the
  Depending on the nature of the allegations and
                                                              campus, with the exception of water in a capped, clear
the result of the investigation, there may be no action
                                                              container. Water is also prohibited in labs and computer
necessary or sanctions up to and including termination
for an employee or dismissal for a student.

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                                                                     in the proceedings, unless given permission to
Graduation Rate                                                      do so by the chairperson. The chairperson of
  Posted April 2008                                                  the Student Appeals Committee must supply a
                                                                     written answer to the student within five working
  The Washington State Community College graduation                  days of the date the appeal is heard. The Student
rate for first-time, full-time, degree seeking students is           Appeals Committee shall keep a written summary
30.5 percent.                                                        of the proceedings. The written summary and any
                                                                     other materials pertinent to the review shall then
  This information is provided in compliance with the                be forwarded by the chairperson of the Student
provisions of Title I, Section 103, of Pub. L. 101-542               Appeals Committee to the chief academic officer.
as amended by Pub. L. 102-26. Washington State
Community College is required to publish the graduation          3. If the student is not satisfied with the disposition
rates of a defined group of students. The rate is                   of the appeal by the Student Appeals Committee,
calculated using students who are attending college for             he or she may appeal in writing the decision of
the first time, are enrolled full-time, and are seeking an          the Student Appeals Committee to the president
associate’s degree. Students are tracked for three years            of the College or designee. The appeal must be
to determine if they graduate.                                      filed within five working days after the receipt
                                                                    of written notice of the decision of the Student
  The rate reported on this page is based on the                    Appeals Committee.
number of students who originally enrolled during fall
quarter 2004 and were graduated by spring quarter                4. The decision of the president of the College or
2007. It must be published by July 2008.                            designee must be rendered within five working
                                                                    days and is final.
  This notice is to be made readily available to each
current student and to each prospective student enrolling        5. The appeal may be withdrawn by the student at
or entering into any financial obligation with the                  any point in the appeal process.
                                                                 The Student Appeals Committee shall consider judicial
                                                               appeals as well as matters of academic concern,
  The following Judicial Appeal Process shall apply            including but not limited to, student probation, student
for any student who elects to appeal a decision made           dismissal, and academic requirements.
under the College Conduct Policy. Personnel who                  The committee will be composed of two co-chairs,
participated in the initial decision will not participate in   two faculty representatives from each academic
the decisions of the Judicial Board.                           division, one representative from Student Services, the
  1. Any person who wants to appeal a decision                 Chief Enrollment Officer, and the College Registrar.
     under the College Conduct Policy may do so                Two student representatives will be appointed to the
     by requesting in writing a meeting with the               committee for judicial appeals. A quorum consists of four
     Student Appeals Committee. The request must be            committee members, including no fewer than two faculty
     submitted to the Chief Academic Officer within            members. The members of the Academic Standards
     five working days of the original decision. (For the      Committee are appointed by the Chief
     purposes of this policy, “working days” shall be          Academic Officer.
     defined as any days from Monday through Friday
     that the College is open.)

  2. A meeting of the Student Appeals Committee
     will be scheduled by the chairperson within ten
     working days of receipt of the student’s appeal
     and notify the student of the time and place of the
     meeting. In the appeal, the student may present
     evidence or information on his or her behalf and
     may be accompanied by a faculty/staff member
     of his or her choice. The faculty/staff member
     may consult with but may not speak on behalf
     of the student or otherwise participate directly

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Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy                         Students’ Right to Know
   The Ohio Board of Regents, following the directive           FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
of the Ohio General Assembly, developed a statewide           of 1974 (Public Law 98-380)
policy to facilitate movement of students and transfer
credits from one Ohio public college or university to           Introduction
another. The purpose of the state policy is to avoid
                                                                Washington State Community College is committed
duplication of course requirements and to enhance
                                                              to maintaining the confidentiality of student records and
student mobility throughout Ohio’s higher education
                                                              abides by Public Law 98-380, The Family Educational
                                                              Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended.
   Since independent colleges and universities in Ohio
                                                                 The law insures the confidentiality of student records,
may or may not be participating in the transfer policy,
                                                              permits students access to their records and prohibits the
students interested in transferring to an independent
                                                              release of records except by permission of the student or
institution are encouraged to check with the college or
                                                              by court order, while permitting the continued release of
university of their choice regarding transfer agreements.
                                                              “directory information” without specific permission from
                                                              the student.
  All students’ vehicles must display the Washington
State parking permit. Specific areas have been provided         For the purposes of this policy, Washington State has
for student parking. Student automobiles parked in visitor    used the following definitions of terms:
parking, no parking areas or handicapped areas will
be ticketed. Vehicles are prohibited from parking along        Student - any person who attends or has attended
campus roadways. Vehicles parked in non-designated            Washington State.
areas will be removed from campus by towing. Specific
details on the recovery of a towed vehicle are posted           Education records - any record (in handwriting, print,
on information boards or can be obtained from the             tapes, film, computer, or other medium) maintained by
business office. There is a substantial towing and            Washington State or an agent of the College which is
recovery fee.                                                 directly related to a student, except:

  Vehicles of students participating in activities              1. A personal record kept by a staff member if it is
sponsored by the Center for Business and Technology                kept in the sole possession of the maker of the
must display a parking card issued by the Center.                  record and is not accessible or revealed to any
                                                                   other person except a temporary substitute for the
   Students who appropriately display their handicapped            maker.
parking permit may park in any handicapped parking
space on campus. Handicapped parking spaces are                 2. An employment record of an individual whose
available in both the upper and lower parking lots.                employment is not contingent on the fact that he
Student parking, other than handicapped, is permitted              or she is a student, provided the record is used
only in the upper lot. Parking in the lower lot will result        only in relation to the individual’s employment.
in a fine. Grades and transcripts are not issued to
                                                                3. Records made or maintained by a physician,
students with unpaid balances, including parking fines.
                                                                   psychiatrist, psychologist, or other recognized
In addition, registration for a subsequent quarter is not
                                                                   professional or paraprofessional if the records are
permitted until all fines are paid.
                                                                   used only for treatment of a student and made
                                                                   available only to those personnel providing the
Re-Admission to the College                                        treatment.
  Dismissed students should consult the student services
for information concerning readmission to the college.          4. Alumni records which contain information about a
                                                                   student after he or she is no longer in attendance
                                                                   at the College and which do not relate to the
                                                                   person as a student.

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  Annual Notification                                          3. Has an unresolved disciplinary action.

   Student will be notified of their FERPA rights annually     4. 4. Requests an education record that is an exam
in the College’s student communication vehicle.                   or set of standardized test questions.

  Procedure to Inspect Education Records                       Locations/Custodians of Education Records

  Students may inspect and review their education              The following is a list of the locations and custodians
records upon request to the appropriate records              of records that the College maintains:
                                                               •   Business Office: Chief Financial Officer
  Students should submit to the records custodian or an
appropriate College staff person a written request which       •   Records Office: Registrar
identifies precisely as possible the record or records he
                                                               •   Student Services: Cheif Enrollment Officer
or she wished to inspect.
  The records custodian or appropriate College staff
                                                               •   Nursing Offices: Director of Practical Nursing and
person will make arrangements as promptly as possible
                                                                   Director of Associate Degree Nursing
and notify the student of the time and place where the
records may be inspected. Access must be given in 45           •   Opportunity Programs: Director of Opportunity
days or less from the date of receipt of the request.              Programs
  When a record contains information about more than           •   Advisor Records: Deans’ Offices, Faculty Offices
one student, the student may inspect and review only the
records which relate to him/her.                               •   Human Resources Office: Director of Human
  Limitation on Right of Access
                                                               Fees for Copies of Records
  Washington State reserves the right to refuse a student
to inspect the following records:                              The fee for copies will be 25 cents per page.

  1. The financial statements of the student’s parents.        Disclosure of Education Records

  2. Letters and statements of recommendation for              Washington State will disclose information from
     which the student has waived his or right of              a student’s education records only with the written
     access, or which were maintained before January           consent of the student, except that records may be
     1, 1975.                                                  disclosed without consent when th edisclosure is:

  3. Records connected with an application attend              1. To school officials who have a legitimate
     Washington State.                                            educational interest in the records. A school
                                                                  official is:
  4. Those records which are excluded from the FERPA
     definition of education records.                          •   A person employed by the College in an
                                                                   administrative, supervisory, academic or research,
  Refusal to Provide Copies                                        or support staff position, including health or
                                                                   medical staff.
   Washington State Community College reserves the
right to deny copies of records, including transcripts,        •   A person elected to the Board of Trustees.
not required to be made available by FERPA when the
student:                                                       •   A person employed by or under contract to the
                                                                   College to perform a special task, such as the
  1. Lives within commuting distance of Washington                 attorney or auditor.
     State Community College.
                                                               •   A student serving on an official committee, such
  2. Has an unpaid financial obligation to the                     as disciplinary or grievance, or who is assisting
     College.                                                      another school official in performing his or her

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 2. A school official has a legitimate educational           Record of Requests for Disclosure
    interest if the official is:
                                                             Washington State will maintain a record of all
 •   Performing a task that is specified in his or her       requests for and/or disclosures of information from a
     position description or contract agreement.             student’s education records. The record will indicate
                                                             the name of the party making the request, any
 •   Performing a task related to a student’s education.     additional party to whom it may be re-disclosed,
                                                             and the legitimate interest the party had in requesting
 •   Performing a task related to the discipline of a
                                                             or obtaining the information. The record may be
                                                             reviewed by the eligible student.
 •   Providing a service or benefit relating to the
                                                             Directory Information
     student or student’s family, such as health care,
     counseling, job placement, or financial aid.            Washington State designates the following items as
                                                             directory information and may disclose any of these
 •   Maintaining the safety and security of the
                                                             items without prior written consent, unless notified in
                                                             writing to the contrary:
 3. To officials of another school, upon request, in
                                                             •    student name
    which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
                                                             •    address
 4. To certain officials of the U.S. Department of           •    telephone number
    Education, the Comptroller General, and State            •    date and place of birth
    and local educational authorities, in connection         •    major field of study
    with audit or evaluation of certain State or             •    participation in officially recognized activities
    federally supported education programs.                  •    dates of attendance
                                                             •    degrees and awards received
 5. In connection with a student’s request for or
    receipt of financial aid to determine the eligibility,   While the College considers the above categories’
    amount, or conditions of the financial aid, or to        information as public information, it is current practice
    enforce the terms and conditions of the aid.             of the records office to release only the following:

 6. To state and local officials or authorities if           1. Graduation lists, academic honor lists (including
    specifically required by a State law that was               the President’s and Dean’s list)
    adopted before November 19, 1974.
                                                             2. Names and addresses of recipients of academic
 7. To organizations conducting certain studies for or          scholarships and prizes
    on behalf of the College.
                                                             3. Names and addresses of participants in officially
 8. To accrediting organizations to carry out their             recognized activities
                                                             4. Degrees earned
 9. To parents of an eligible student who is claimed
                                                             5. The student has the right to instruct the College not
    as a dependent for income tax purposes.
                                                                to publish directory information without a signed
 10. To comply with a judicial order or a lawfully              release from the student.
     issued subpoena.
                                                             6. The College does not release “mailing lists” to
 11. To appropriate parties in a health or safety               commercial solicitors.

 12. To individuals requesting directory information so
     designated by the College.

 13. The results of any disciplinary proceeding
     conducted by the College against an alleged
     perpetrator of a crime of violence to the alleged
     victim of that crime.

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  Correction of Educational Records                             8. The statement will be maintained as a part of
                                                                   the student’s education records as long as the
  Students have the right to ask to have records                   contested portion is maintained. If Washington
corrected that they believe are inaccurate, misleading,            State discloses the contested portion of the
or in violation of their privacy rights. The procedures for        record, it must also disclose the statement.
the correction of records are:

  1. A student must ask the appropriate official of           Smoking on Campus
     Washington State to amend a record. In so                  Smoking is permitted in parking lots and designated
     doing, the student should identify the part of           outdoor spaces only. Smoking is not permitted inside
     the record to be amended and specify why the             campus buildings, on the pedestrian bridge or in any
     student believes it is inaccurate, misleading or in      building entrance way. Outside designated smoking
     violation of his or her privacy rights.                  areas have been provided. The use of any type of other
                                                              tobacco product on campus is prohibited.
  2. Washington State may comply with the request or
     it may decide not to comply. If it decides not to
     comply, the College will notify the student of the       Reciprocity for West
     decision and advise the student of his or her right
     to a hearing to challenge the information believed       Virginia Residents
     to be inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the
     student’s privacy rights.                                  West Virginia University at Morgantown and West
                                                              Virginia University at Parkersburg agree to accept
  3. Upon request, Washington State will arrange for          at West Virginia tuition rates, any resident of Ohio
     a hearing and notify the student, reasonably in          who enrolls and who satisfies all regular admission
     advance, of the date, place, and time.                   requirements (including those requirements of the specific
                                                              program in which admission is sought) at West Virginia
  4. The hearing will be conducted by a hearing               University at Morgantown or West Virginia University at
     officer who is a disinterested party; however,           Parkersburg.
     the hearing officer may be an official of the
     institution. The student shall be afforded a full and      The following baccalaureate degree programs
     fair opportunity to present evidence relevant to the     available on the WVU at Morgantown campus are
     issues raised in the original request to amend the       included in this agreement.
     student’s education records. The student may be
     assisted by one or more individuals, including an          •   Athletic Coaching Education
     attorney.                                                  •   Sport and Exercise Psychology
                                                                •   Mining Engineering
  5. Washington State will prepare a written decision           •   Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
     based solely on the evidence presented at the              •   Agricultural & Extension Education
     hearing. The decision will include a summary of            •   Animal & Nutritional Sciences
     the evidence presented and the reasons for the             •   Human Nutrition & Food
     decision.                                                  •   Biochemistry
                                                                •   Forest Resource Management
  6. If Washington State decides that the information           •   Agronomy
     is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the          •   Environmental Protection
     student’s right of privacy, it will amend the record       •   Horticulture
     and notify the student, in writing, that the record        •   Basic Sciences
     has been amended.                                          •   Recreation, Parks & Tourism Resources
                                                                •   Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
  7. If Washington State decides that the challenged            •   Agribusiness Management & Rural Development
     information is not inaccurate, misleading, or in           •   Wildlife & Fisheries Resources
     violation of the student’s right of privacy, it will       •   Wood Science & Technology
     notify the student that he or she has a right to
     place in the record a statement commenting on
     the challenged information and/or a statement
     setting forth reasons for disagreeing with the

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  The following baccalaureate degree programs                    student believes it is inaccurate, misleading or in
  available on the WVU at Parkersburg campus are                 violation of his or her privacy rights.
  included in this agreement.
                                                             2. Washington State may comply with the request or
  •   Bachelor of Applied Science                               it may decide not to comply. If it decides not to
  •   Bachelor of Science in Business Administration            comply, the College will notify the student of the
  •   Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education                  decision and advise the student of his or her right
  •   Bachelor of Applied Technology                            to a hearing to challenge the information believed
  •   Regents Bachelor of Arts                                  to be inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the
  •   Governors Associate of Applied Science                    student’s privacy rights.
  •   Industrial Maintenance Technology
  •   Multicraft Technician                                  3. Upon request, Washington State will arrange for
  •   Surgical Technology Certificate Program                   a hearing and notify the student, reasonably in
  •   Technical Studies                                         advance, of the date, place, and time.
  •   Welding Technology
                                                             4. The hearing will be conducted by a hearing
  •   Welding Mangagement Technology
                                                                officer who is a disinterested party; however,
  •   Bachelor of Science in Nursing
                                                                the hearing officer may be an official of the
                                                                institution. The student shall be afforded a full and
Updating Records                                                fair opportunity to present evidence relevant to the
                                                                issues raised in the original request to amend the
Change of Name                                                  student’s education records. The student may be
  All students requesting a name change must complete           assisted by one or more individuals, including an
a change of name/address form. The registrar's office           attorney.
will not process name changes received via registration.
                                                             5. Washington State Community College will
                                                                prepare a written decision based solely on the
Change of Address                                               evidence presented at the hearing. The decision
   It is the responsibility of the student to keep his or       will include a summary of the evidence presented
her current address on file in the records office. This         and the reasons for the decision.
information is required for mailing correspondence and
other official documents. Address changes may be             6. If Washington State decides that the information
made online using WebAdvisor.                                   is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the
                                                                student’s right of privacy, it will amend the record
                                                                and notify the student, in writing, that the record
Change of Major                                                 has been amended.
   An appointment will be scheduled for the student to
meet with his or her new advisor. The advisor will be        7. If Washington State Community College decides
supplied a change of major form and a copy of the               that the challenged information is not inaccurate,
student's academic record to be used during advising. A         misleading, or in violation of the student’s right
change of major does not affect the student's academic          of privacy, it will notify the student that he or she
standing or cumulative grade point. If a student is on          has a right to place in the record a statement
probation, he or she will remain on probation for a             commenting on the challenged information
minimum of one quarter.                                         and/or a statement setting forth reasons for
                                                                disagreeing with the decision.
Correction of Educational Records                            8. The statement will be maintained as a part of
  Students have the right to ask to have records                 the student’s education records as long as the
corrected that they believe are inaccurate, misleading,          contested portion is maintained. If Washington
or in violation of their privacy rights. Following are the       State Community College discloses the contested
procedures for the correction of records:                        portion of the record, it must also disclose the
  1. A student must ask the appropriate official of
     Washington State to amend a record. In so                   More information and all records forms can
     doing, the student should identify the part of                            be found online at:
     the record to be amended and specify why the   

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Campus Safety                                                Sex Offender Information Links
                                                             •   Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Annual Crime Report
   Washington State’s campus has low crime rates and         •   Ohio Attorney General’s eSORN,
continues to make every effort to keep the campus            •   West Virginia State Police
safe for students, employees, and the community. The
information in this section is provided as part of our
commitment to safety on campus and in compliance
with the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act          The College will have in place procedures for
of 1990 (aka the Jeanne Clery Act).                          reacting to emergency situations which may occur on
                                                             the campus. These procedures will be placed in the
  College faculty, staff, students and visitors are          emergency procedures handbook and distributed to
encouraged to be aware of their surroundings and to          the receptionists and wing administrative assistants
be responsible for their personal safety. Red emergency      throughout the campus.
phones may be found in key locations throughout the
campus to call for protection or help.                         Evacuation plans and routes will be posted in each
                                                             classroom of the College for fire or other disasters which
                                                             create the need for evacuation.
    A required federal report under the Student
  Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (P.L. 101-              Red emergency phones may be found in key locations
  542)*; published for the students and Employees            throughout the campus to call for protection or help.
  of Washington State Community College.
                                                               All employees receive training on safety and
  Crime Category                    Crimes Reported          emergency procedures during their new employee
  Murder                            0                        orientation and ongoing refresher training.

  Rape                              0
                                                             Reporting Emergencies
  Robbery                           0
                                                               In the event a crime is committed on campus, students
  Aggravated Assault                0                        and employees are advised of the following information:
  Burglary                          0
                                                                Criminal actions or other emergencies on campus are
  Motor Vehicle Theft               0                        to be reported to the Chief Financial Officer (designated
  Liquor Law Violation              0                        as the chief campus security officer). The Chief Financial
                                                             Officer and Treasurer is responsible for responding to
  Drug Abuse Violation              0                        all reports of criminal activity. His office is located in the
  Weapons Possession                0                        administrative area of the Main Building. The on-campus
                                                             extension is 1101 or 1104.
  In terms of serious crime for which reporting is
required, the campus has been crime-free for the past           The Marietta City Police Department will be notified
year.                                                        in the event of any unlawful activity. Campus security
                                                             personnel have authority in the area of traffic control,
   *Under this law colleges are required to keep records     but their authority does not extend to the enforcement of
of on-campus crimes reported to campus security              criminal laws.
officials or local law enforcement agencies. The college
is required to publish and distribute to all employees and     Students and employees are encouraged to promptly
currently enrolled students an annual report presenting      report all criminal activities that might be observed on
these statistics and other information indicated below.      campus.
Certain information also must be made available to
prospective students and employees.

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                                                             staff member will make contact with the appropriate
Policies on the Use, Possession and                          community social services agency. medical treatment;
Sale of Alcoholic Beverages and                              you should be checked for diseases, and medical
                                                             personnel can collect important evidence.
Illegal Drugs
   Policies adopted by the Washington State Board of           Procedures to Follow When a Sex Offence Occurs
Trustees expressly forbid the use, possession, or sale
of alcoholic beverages on campus by any individuals,           If the offense occurs off campus, contact the Marietta
whether they be employees, students, or visitors.            Police Department: 740.374.4141. You also may
Likewise, the College does not condone or permit the         want to contact the S.A.I.N. agency listed above. If
use or sale of any illegal drugs on campus. The relevant     the offense occurs on campus, contact the Office of the
policies listed are available, in full, in the Washington    Chief Financial Officer: 740.374.8716, ext. 1101 or
State Policies and Procedures Manual, a copy of which        1104.
is available in the library.                                   Disciplinary Action Procedures
 11.300 Compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and               In accordance with College policy, any student
Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (students)                 accused of committing a sexual offense on campus
 4.985 Compliance with Federal Drug-Free                     will be reported to the Marietta City Police. In addition
Workplace Act of 1988 (employees)                            to the proceedings in the criminal justice system, the
                                                             student will be subject to discipline according to the
 4.986 Compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and             Conduct Policy as stated in Section 11.100 of the
Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (employees)                Washington State Community College Policies and
                                                             Procedures Manual.
   Under the law, the College is required to report on
the availability of any special programs and services for      Notification to Students that the Institution Will Make
students or employees.                                       Changes in a Victim’s Academic and Living Situations, if
                                                             Reasonably Possible
   Washington State is a commuter campus. Students
travel to the campus for classes, but they live in the          The College does not provide any campus housing;
community. Student support services offices on campus        therefore, this part of the federal law does not apply.
maintain liaisons with many community social service         Any requests for changes in the victim’s academic
agencies, including ones that provide the services           situation will be accommodated on an individual basis
listed below. Because of the lack of incidents on the        to meet the student’s needs. Requests should be directed
campus, the transient nature of the student body, and        to the office of the chief academic officer.
the availability or services in the community, the College
does not directly provide these services. However, any       Programs informing the Campus
student may contact the student services office and a        About Alcohol and Drug Abuse
staff member will make contact with the appropriate
community social services agency.                            Education, Crime Prevention and
                                                             Campus Security Policies
Campus Sexual Assault and Rape                                  The College informs all students and employees
Awareness programs/Counseling                                concerning drug abuse through annual mailings
                                                             in accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and
Opportunities                                                Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (students and
   Washington State is a commuter campus. Students           employees), and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988
travel to the campus for classes, but they live in the       (employees). The Board of Trustees has approved the
community. Student support services offices on campus        Campus Security Policy; it is available to all students
maintain liaisons with many community social service         and employees. Periodically, campus safety workshops
agencies, including ones that provide the services           are held for employees and students.
listed below. Because of the lack of incidents on the
campus, the transient nature of the student body, and
the availability or services in the community, the College
does not directly provide these services. However, any
student may contact the student services office and a

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  If campus is closed due to inclement weather or
emergency, the following procedure is followed:              Campus Posting
                                                                The campus includes areas where notices and
  The voice message on the telephone system will be          announcements are posted. A student bulletin board is
changed. If you call, the message will be, "Thank you        located in the Main Building near the Commons area.
for calling Washington State Community College. Due          Areas where events and notices are posted are located
to inclement weather the college is closed and day           near the bridge entry, the Engineering Wing entry and
classes are cancelled. Evening classes will meet as          the lobby in the Main Building and in the lobby and the
scheduled."                                                  first floor entry of the Arts & Sciences Center.
  If evening classes are cancelled, the voice message
on the telephone system will be changed. If you call,        Office Hours
the message will be, "Thank you for calling Washington         Hours for departmental offices are published each
State Community College. Due to inclement weather the        quarter in the schedule book. Faculty office hours are
college is closed and evening classes are cancelled."        posted or available by contacting the individual faculty
                                                             member via phone or e-mail.
  The college Web site will be updated with a "classes
cancelled" message and an e-mail message will be sent
to all students.                                             The Help Desk
                                                               Technology provides an efficient method of
  Local radio and television stations will be contacted
for on-air announcement of closing.                             communication for students and faculty/staff from
                                                             either on or off campus. The HelpDesk is available to
  Classes offered at locations other than in Marietta        provide assistance with technical questions related to the
(McConnelsville, Warren High School, Noble County,           technology described in this section.
Federal Hocking, Frontier) will be cancelled if classes on
the main campus in Marietta are cancelled.                     Contact the HelpDesk by phone at 740.568.1949

  If the hosting facility is closed for the day due to         Visit the HelpDesk in Arts & Sciences Center AS253
inclement weather, no college classes will be held at        computer lab—hours are posted at the door.
that site during the day or evening.
                                                               Visit the College Web site,, for
                                                             answers to frequently asked questions; click on

                                                               MyWSCC is the name of our Single Sign-on web
                                                             portal. It allows students to access various services,
                                                             including Sakai, WebMail, and WebAdvisor, with one
                                                             username and password. You can get to MyWSCC
                                                             directly at

                                                               Upon acceptance to the College, each student is
                                                             given an e-mail account through the College's WebMail
                                                             system. The e-mail address and the password for the
                                                             account are sent to the accepted student via U.S. Postal

                                                               Official communication from the College is often sent
                                                             via this e-mail address and students are expected to
                                                             check the messages regularly.

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   Some sections of WebAdvisor—like the college
catalog and the quarterly schedule—are accessible to
anyone. Other sections, those containing your personal
student information, are secure and require you to use
an I.D. and password for access. We are committed to
maintaining the security and confidentiality of
student records.

Student OnCampus
  The Student OnCampus is a Web-based student
newsletter; a new issue is released each month during
the regular quarter.

       The Student OnCampus can be found at:


The employee/faculty directory can be found online by
             clicking the “contact” link.

            Faculty/Employee Registry Link

Departmental Contact
Admissions                             568.1900
Bookstore                                   568.1907
Business Office                    568.1905
Educational Talent Search       
Financial Aid                              568.1908
Foundation                             568.1940
Human Resources                                568.1899
Institutional Research          
Library Services                          568.1914
OnCampus Newsletter                      568.1909
Opportunity Scholars            
Phi Theta Kappa                 
Records Office                      568.1904
Registrar                               568.1904
Student Services                          568.1904
Transcripts                           568.1900
Transfer                                 568.1904
TV22                                         568.1913
Upward Bound                              568.1926

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                                                           in age from younger than 18 to over 65; day students
Facts                                                      are younger on average, 25, and evening students’
                                                           average age is 30
   ADMISSIONS: Washington State follows an open
admissions policy; health sciences programs have             Day students are 68 percent of the student population
limited enrollments and additional admissions criteria.    and 32 percent are evening students

  CALENDAR: Four academic quarters and two-week              Credit hour load for full-time day students is 14 and is
winter intercession.                                       13 for full-time evening students, while part-time students
                                                           average between 5.5 and 6.5 credit hours per quarter.
  CLASS SCHEDULE: Classes are offered days,
evenings and Saturday mornings, as well as online            Ohio residents make up 85 percent of our student
courses that are available 24/7.                           population and 15 percent are from West Virginia;
                                                           females account for 65 percent of the student
  DEGREES: Associate degrees in arts, science, applied     population; 35 percent are male students.
science, applied business, and individualized study;
technical and occupation certificates.                       TRANSFERRING CREDITS: Articulation agreements
                                                           exist with several colleges. The transfer advising office
  ENROLLMENT: Approximately 2,200 students                 can help a student determine what credits will transfer to
                                                           specific institutions.
  FACULTY: 64 Full-time; 112 Part-time
                                                             Programs with Franklin University and Rio Grande
  FINANCIAL AID: Over 65 percent of students at            University provide opportunities for students to finish a
Washington State are eligible for some type of financial   bachelor’s degree on the Washington State campus.
                                                              SERVICE AREA: The designated service area of the
 GRADUATION RATE: The Washington State                     College includes Washington and Morgan Counties,
Community College graduation rate is 30.5 percent.         but a significant number of students from across
                                                           southeastern Ohio and nearby counties in West Virginia
   HISTORY: The College was founded in 1971 as
                                                           also are enrolled.
Washington Technical Institute with its one building
campus located on St. Rt. 676 in Marietta. In 1972 the
name became Washington Technical College as part
of a reorganization of Ohio’s higher education system.
In 1991, the College was re-chartered as Washington           Washington State has chosen to participate and use
State Community College and at the same time               AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) as the
relocated to its current campus at 710 Colegate Drive in   process for maintaining its accreditation. AQIP infuses
Marietta.                                                  the principles and benefits of continuous improvement
                                                           into the culture of colleges and universities by providing
   LOCATION: The college is located in Marietta, Ohio      an alternative process through which an already-
in southeastern Ohio along the Ohio River. The campus      accredited institution can maintain its accreditation
is about 280 acres of rolling woodland within the city     from the Higher Learning Commission. With AQIP, an
limits.                                                    institution demonstrates it meets accreditation standards
                                                           and expectations through sequences of events that
  Limited classes are offered in off-campus locations,
                                                           align with those ongoing activities that characterize
including Morgan County, Warren High School, Frontier
                                                           organizations striving to improve their performance.
High School and Caldwell, Ohio.
                                                             Through AQIP Washington State is creating a
  PROGRAMS OF STUDY: Over 50 programs of study
                                                           comprehensive approach to continuously improve
                                                           institutional effectiveness. As part of the AQIP process
  STATUS: State-assisted, two-year comprehensive           we have: created six Action Projects; revised the
community college. Accredited by the North Central         institution’s mission, vision and values statements; and
Association of College and Schools.                        created a quarterly news update for employees on mini-
                                                           project progress.
  STUDENT PROFILE: Information about our students:
Average age is 27 years old, although students range

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                                                           qualify for a College Tech Prep Scholarship to help them
Outreach Programs                                          enjoy a productive and successful college experience by
                                                           obtaining an Associate and/or a Bachelor’s Degree.
Educational Talent Search
                                                             In our area the Washington-Morgan-Meigs Tech Prep
   The Educational Talent Search program serves
                                                           Consortium works with the Washington County Career
750 students in grades six through twelve from nine
                                                           Center, Marietta High School, Meigs High School,
school districts located in Meigs, Morgan, Noble and
                                                           Morgan High School and their associate schools to
Washington Counties. This early intervention program
                                                           prepare students for college tech prep associate degree
provides educational, career, college admissions, and
                                                           programs at Washington State Community College.
financial aid advising along with educational and
cultural field trips.                                        Current College Tech Prep Associate Programs:
  Educational Talent Search is a TRIO program funded         •   Associate Degree Nursing
by the U.S. Department of Education.                         •   Automotive and Diesel Truck Systems
                                                             •   Business Management Tech.
  Educational Opportunity Center Washington State
                                                             •   Digital Technology: Graphics
Community College participates in the ten-college Ohio
                                                             •   Digital Technology: Media
Appalachian Center for Higher Education (OACHE)
                                                             •   Electricity
consortium which administers programs to increase the
                                                             •   Electronics
level of educational attainment for residents of the 29
                                                             •   Medical Laboratory Technology
countries of Appalachian Ohio.
                                                             •   Networking
                                                             •   Physical Therapist Assistant
Educational Opportunity Center                               •   Practical Nursing
   The Educational Opportunity Center provides               •   Programming (Web programming)
information and assistance to adults who wish to pursue      •   Radiologic Technology
postsecondary education. For further information,            •   Respiratory Therapy
contact the EOC Assistant Director at Washington State
Community College. EOC is a TRIO program funded by           For information contact the college’s Outreach office
the U.S. Department of Education.                          or local high school guidance counselors.

College Tech Prep                                          Connect to Success
  College Tech Prep is a nationally recognized               The Connect to Success program operates a grant
program of study that partners Community Colleges          that focuses on providing retention services to students
with area high schools to prepare students for high        at Washington State Community College. One on one
skill, high demand technical careers in a competitive      counseling, academic advising, financial aid advising,
global environment. The College Tech Prep Curriculum       and tutoring assistance are offered to students on
emphasizes Science, Technology, Engineering and            the main campus and the Morgan County Learning
Math (STEM) careers with rigorous and relevant             Center under this programs. Connect To Success
core academic skills that will lead to post-secondary      also collaborates with TRiO programs and College
associate or bachelor’s degree or program certification    Tech Prep to offer a variety of workshops available
and possible employment in a high skill, high tech         to area students. Connect To Success also offers
career.                                                    college scholarships administered through the Marietta
                                                           Community Foundation to area high school students.
   College Tech Prep high school programs of study
offer college equivalent courses to qualified students
who are interested in challenging technical careers. The
                                                           College Tech Prep
programs of study link four years of high school courses     The Upward Bound College Prep Academy is a
with at least two years of college courses to prepare      federally-funded TRIO program designed to provide 70
students for the challenges of a highly competitive and    area high school students the opportunity to enhance
highly skilled workforce.                                  their academic skills in preparation for post-secondary
                                                           education at a two- or four-year institution.
  The students who successfully complete a specific
College Tech Prep High School Program of study may
earn valuable college credits while in high school and

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   Upward Bound students experience college life,           initiatives, equipment acquisitions, campus programs,
explore careers, and receive academic enrichment and        community outreach, and capital improvements.
tutoring. In addition, students visit college campuses
and participate in a variety of cultural and recreational     MISSION: Washington State Community College
events.                                                     Foundation exists solely for charitable and educational
                                                            purposes. By seeking external funding and grants, the
   Upward Bound consists of an academic year and            Foundation works to support the College’s mission, to
a summer component. During an academic year,                promote its educational programs and services, and to
students receive tutoring, attend Saturday sessions at      enhance its institutional goals and objectives.
Washington State, and participate in mentoring, field
trips, community service, plus cultural and recreational       Washington State Community College Foundation is
opportunities. The six-week summer component involves       a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization administered by
a residential college experience, with participants         a Board of Directors composed of community leaders
staying on a college campus. During the same                and college representatives. The Foundation is an
time, they take academic and enrichment classes at          independent corporation and maintains its funds apart
Washington State and have the opportunity for evening       from those of the College.
cultural and recreational activities.
                                                              Donor opportunities include:

Tv22                                                          •

                                                                  Establish and/or endow a scholarship or a fund.

                                                                  Name physical property on campus.
   Washington State operates a community access
television channel, TV22, through agreement with the          •   Contribute leadership gifts to our ten-year, five-
City of Marietta. The channel airs over the Suddenlink            facility building campaign.
cable system in Marietta on channel 22.
                                                              •   Plan for the future through a deferred gift.
  The channel includes: announcements from non-profit
groups and programming prepared or approved by the            •   Increase the benefits to both the donor and the
mass media program of the College.                                College through employer matching funds.

  Submissions can be made to the channel by e-mail at         •   Support campus events.
                                                              •   Volunteer.
  The channel can also be streamed online by visiting:
                                                             To learn more about the Foundation visit the College
                                                            Web site at
                                                              For more information contact:

Foundation                                                    Washington State Community College Foundation
                                                              710 Colegate Drive
   In 2003, in order to provide an avenue to increase         Marietta, OH 45750
funding to and philanthropic support of the College, the
Washington State Community College Board of Trustees          740.568.1940
began the legal process of establishing a Foundation to
exist solely for charitable and educational purposes. In
February 2004, the Foundation began seeking external
funding and grants to support the College’s mission and
vision, promote its educational programs and services,         Over 6,000 alumni call Washington State Community
enhance its institutional goals and objectives, and         College “alma mater.” The Foundation is currently in the
produce a positive and beneficial impact upon the future    process of developing an alumni association. All alumni
of the institution and the communities it serves. Funds     are encouraged to contact the College and submit
raised by the Foundation support scholarship, academic      information about what they are doing now through the
                                                            College’s Web site at:


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  Each year, the Washington State Community College
Alumni Association presents the Distinguished Alumni
Award to outstanding graduates in recognition of
the contributions he or she has made to his or her
community and/or profession.
                                                               Workforce Development at Washington State works
  Nominees may be entered for consideration in one or        with local employers and public service organizations to
both of the following categories:                            help them identify individual, group, and organizational
                                                             improvement areas. The primary goal is to improve
  •   Professionalism/achievement in chosen field.
                                                             quality, productivity, and competitive ability through
  •   Volunteerism/service to the community at-large.        quality instruction, individualized attention, and
                                                             consultative services.
   One award will be presented in each category for a
total of two awards annually.                                   Using the College’s extensive resources, top-quality
                                                             technical and management training programs and
  In determining the recipient, emphasis will be placed      performance improvement initiatives are developed.
on the extent to which the nominee has exhibited the         Programs are designed according to specific
qualities of community and professional leadership that      organizational needs, which may be corporate settings,
are symbolic of the goals and objectives of Washington       one-on-one instruction, hands-on applications, local
State Community College, which include:                      or distance learning classroom environments, online
                                                             training, or customized formats.
  •   Enhancement and promotion of excellence
                                                               Services offered through Workforce Development
  •   Development and support of an environment that         include:
      inspires others to reach their potential. Promotion
      of continuous improvement and personal growth.           •    Technology Training and Certificates
                                                               •    SkillsMax Center Services
  •   Enrichment through education, community service,         •    Business and Industry Training
      and cultural activities.

  •   Acknowledgment and cultivation of social and
      cultural diversity.                                   
   The award winners are selected by the Distinguished
Alumni Award Committee, composed of six to eight
alumni who are representatives of the College, local
businesses, county government, and the community at-

  Nominations for the awards are made by completing
a nomination form, to be sent to the Washington
State Community College Alumni Association c/o
The Foundation. Nomination form is available on the
College Web site at
No entries will be accepted after the deadline. In
addition to the nominee’s resume, up to three additional
documents of support as described on the nomination
form may be attached to each application.

  If a nominator wishes to nominate a graduate for
both categories, two separate nomination forms must be
submitted. If one of the categories does not receive a
nominee, only one award will be given.

 Nominees must be graduates of Washington State
Community College.

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                                                                                                       710 Colegate Drive
                                                                                                       Marietta, OH 45750
    Washington State Community College                                                                      740-586-1914

    Carson K. Miller Library

F ACT S                             About Us
                                    The Library at
We offer 25,000+ items              Washington State
including a wide range of           Community College was
movies, both educational and        built in 1998 and named
for film studies. We have one of    for the fourth college
the largest science-fiction
                                    President, Carson K.
collections in the state of Ohio.
                                    Dr. Miller made
Computer Lab                        significant contributions
                                    to higher education, the
20 certified energy- efficient
Thin Clients that offer a green     college, and the
alternative to standard personal    community. The Library        institution’s courses.         into the evening as
computers. All Thin Clients are     was therefore                 Students learn skills          students seek advice on
available to students for online    appropriately named in        needed to become               how to best locate
work and come equipped with         honor of continuous           confident in scholarly         sources for their
classroom software.                 improvement towards           research and familiarize       individual research
                                    services for students,        themselves with the            topics. To further
                                    faculty, staff, and the       many sources available         empower our students’
Student Lounge                      community.                    to complete their              research abilities, the
                                                                  research.                      Library teaches students
This student area was
remodeled in 2007 to provide a      At the start of each new                                     to access OhioLINK
more appealing and relaxing         academic quarter, Library     Library staff provides         resources from home or
study space.                        staff conducts instruction    one-on-one coaching            any other off-campus
                                    sessions tailored to the      and reference services         location.
                                    unique needs of our           throughout the day and
Study Rooms
We offer five private, 4-6
person study rooms for
individual or group use.
                                    The Library at Washington State offers WSCC students nothing but the best when it
Website                             comes to research material and resources. Each one of our students has 24/7
                                    access to OhioLINK, a consortium of 88 Ohio academic libraries and the State
We provide an online catalog,       Library of Ohio with:
research tools and tips, college            48 million books and other library materials
archives, access to online
                                            Millions of electronic articles
databases, and much more.
Guided online tutorials with                12,000 electronic journals
voice-over lead students                    140 electronic research databases
through the most-used library               55,000 e-books
options.                                    Thousands of images, videos and sounds
                                            19,500 theses and dissertations from Ohio students
Carson K. Miller Library                                                         http://library.w

                            Mediterranean Room
                            In November 2007, the
  Cappuccino@your           Library Team renovated
  library                   the student lounge from
  What’s the cure for
                            what was termed 'a prison
  winter’s dreary skies
  and cold snowy            break room' into the
  weather? For one          Mediterranean Room.
  week in February, hot     Since that time, it has
  chocolate and             become our most popular
  cappuccino are            study space in the library.
  served all day @your      The bright colors,
  library. Donate your
                            comfortable seating, and
  coffee mugs to help
  keep our event            warm atmosphere add to
  environmentally           the student learning
  friendly.                 experience.

  Breakfast for
  Eating a healthy
                            Green Computer Technology
  breakfast improves
                            In April 2009, the Library    replaced as often. This      be used as a pilot project
  test scores. That’s
  why, all week during      Team began a year-long        has helped the library to    for a campus-wide
  Spring Finals, we use     project to test and           reduce their carbon          initiative to reduce energy
  donated book sale         eventually obtain a new,      footprint and cut down on    consumption and
  money to provide          20-computer Thin Client       techno-trash.                standardize computer
  breakfast to our          learning environment. The                                  learning spaces.
  students.                 energy-efficient              Based on the positive
                            technology uses only 10%      response of the new
  Living Library                                          technology, the library
                            of the power of a standard
  The idea is simple:                                     learning environment will
  instead of books,         PC and doesn't have to be
  readers come to the
  library and borrow a
  person for a 30-
  minute chat. The          Next Chapter: Student Learning Environment
  human “books”             Our next project involves     donation from the WSCC       bring in more color, light,
  feature a variety of
                            providing our students        Foundation, we have          and comfortable, flexible
  occupations, talents,
  and skills.               with a positive learning      purchased a Mimeo, an        seating. The room will
                            environment where we          electronic whiteboard that   seat 24 people at multiple
  Music in the Library      can conduct library           interacts with a standard    tables to allow for large
  Music in the library is   instruction and provide       laptop, to provide the       and small study groups.
  our annual summer         students with a classroom     student with a more
  event. Local              space.                        engaging learning
  musicians donate an                                     experience.
  afternoon to provide      This is a new project and
  music for students,       is in the initial stages of   We are currently working
  faculty, staff and the    implementation.               on securing funds for the
  community. People
                                                          renovation of the room to
  bring their lunch and     Thanks to a generous
  join us for a musical
  hour or two.

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