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Frequently Asked Questions
A. Yes, Academic Advising as well as various other offices are located on both the Lawrence and Haverhill Campuses for the convenience of the local communities.
A. Change of major requires a visit to the Career Planning & Advising Center.
A. Depending upon the class, there are various centers which provide help.
A. There are many issues to be aware of when considering whether to drop a class.
A. You may be able to have these absences excused if you have a valid reason. If you have an extenuating circumstance such as a medical emergency, The Director of Academic Advising can assist in notifying your instructors and requesting class assignments. If not, the student is expected to contact the instructor themselves.
A. Depending upon your major, there are various courses which could satisfy an elective requirement.
A. For courses that are developed on a time-based sequence, such as American Literature I and American Literature II, it is acceptable to take them out of sequence since knowledge gained in the first course is not necessary for the second course and vice versa. For courses that are developed on a knowledge based sequence, such as Calculus I and Calculus II, it is not acceptable to take them out of sequence since what is learned in the first course is absolutely necessary for success in the second course.
A. Yes. Students are allowed to take any credit bearing course a maximum of two times. Under special circumstances, students may request to take a course a third time. In order to take a course a third time, students would need to meet with their faculty advisor or academic advisor to develop a plan designed to assist them in successfully completing the course. Taking a course a fourth time would need the approval of the Dean of the Academic Area responsible for the course. All grades will appear on the student’s transcript, but only the highest grade will be used in calculating the quality point average (QPA).
Exceptions: Program or department requirements that are guided by more restrictive regulations will override this Policy. Students receiving Financial Aid will also need to meet with the Director of Financial Aid to review their eligibility to continue to receive aid for the course.
A. Distance Learning can be fully explained on the NECC web site.
A. Yes, depending on the course and with approval from the academic division and enrollment services area.
A. Most matriculated students (those enrolled in a major) who are taking 12 credits or more are assigned a faculty advisor by Academic Advising. Generally students are assigned a faculty advisor who teaches within the department of the students’ major.All other students are assigned to Academic Advising and may come in on a walk-in basis to see any one of the available academic advisors who work there. If you are a matriculated student (one enrolled in a major at the college) and need to be assigned an advisor, contact Academic Advising, Student Center, 2nd floor, Haverhill Campus. (978-556-3440) or email: email@example.com.
A. Yes, you need to contact your advisor.
A. When your GPA falls below a certain point, based on the total credits you have earned, you may be placed on probation/suspension.
A. You first need to see your advisor and do a graduation audit to see what classes you may still need. Second, you must fill out a petition to graduate form in Enrollment Services office.
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