Hillsborough Community College Fall 2012 - page 3

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    Quote from Malia09
    Hi!! Im applying too!

    Im a transfer student from Hawaii so I am a little worried that my transcripts will be misread? I have taken A&P twice at two different colleges, so I really hope that they see that and take the higher score. A vs. C. Plus does anyone know what math they will look at? The highest level, the best grade etc. I have the required math plus higher math, I have a C in basic math but A's in college algebra, trig and Calc. I started college way too young (17) and just messed around, now Im more mature and dedicated. I hope it doesn't bite me in the bum. Anyway, Im pretty excited. Im going to send my application in pretty soon so I don't have to worry about it during the holidays.
    I can't really help with the rejection letter...I don't remember seeing anything about it on the other forums, but I could have been so excited about the information that I just forgot I read about it.

    I can help with the transcript thing though...sort of. A&P, you've taken it a total of two times, but received a C and an A? No clue on how they'll deal with that because you aren't supposed to be allowed to take a course again that you've received a C or better in. I would go talk to an advisor to see how they'll handle that so you know what to expect. As far as math goes, they'll look at college algebra and higher math classes that you've taken and take the highest grade. So you should be set in the math department! Good luck!!
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    They do send out rejection letters too, in case there is an error (which apparently happens often) or if they offer you an alternate spot.
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    you aren't supposed to be allowed to take a course again that you've received a C or better in. [/QUOTE]

    Hi k.2012

    Do you know where you read about not taking a course over again? In the health science information it just says they will dock your GPA if you take it more than 3 times. I hope I didnt miss something. Do you have a link for that?

    Thanks
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    If you receive a C in a class at HCC you cannot retake that class at HCC, because C is passing. The only thing I found that kinda referred to it in the catalog was this:

    For courses taken at accredited institutions, transfer
    credit will be awarded for courses in which a grade of D
    or better has been earned. Failing grades will be included
    when calculating grade point averages.

    and


    A student is not eligible to attempt credit-byexamination for any courses in which the student is currently enrolled. A student who has completed a course
    and earned a grade of D or F is eligible to repeat it
    through credit-by-examination.

    I would talk to the advisers to find out which they will look at.
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    Quote from Malia09
    Hi k.2012

    Do you know where you read about not taking a course over again? In the health science information it just says they will dock your GPA if you take it more than 3 times. I hope I didnt miss something. Do you have a link for that?

    Thanks

    On page 3 of this document under 'Forgiveness Policy' in the first paragraph it states that a course with a grade of C or better cannot be repeated.

    http://www.hccfl.edu/media/27039/academic.pdf

    I've attended three colleges in Florida thus far and all of them have had the same policy. I would assume that this policy is uniform in all colleges (I think you said you took those in Hawaii?), but I don't know that for sure. My suggestion would be to talk with an advisor before submitting your application to see if it's going to be a problem. I have only repeated courses that I've withdrawn or failed, so I can't speak from experience. I can only speak from what colleges I've attended have told me.
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    Great Thanks guys!

    Im in touch with the nursing admissions office Glad you found the link k.2012. I have only been in FL for a couple months so the more info the better!
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    Quote from Malia09
    Great Thanks guys!

    Im in touch with the nursing admissions office Glad you found the link k.2012. I have only been in FL for a couple months so the more info the better!
    Sorry that's all the info I can give on it! Hopefully an advisor helps clear everything up.
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    I got As in the last prereqs I needed so I will be applying with a 3.52, which I know thats an alternate level gpa but Im proud of myself for working so hard. I wish I could change something to have a higher gpa, but I cant. So I guess Ill start on the application process, Im praying I get accepted or an alternate or just a left over seat IDC ill take it with my gpa!
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    I'll be dropping off my application today!! So excited. I transferred in some classes that were on trimesters so I have some odd credit hours, but if I've calculated properly I should have a 3.89 GPA.

    As for retaking the class issue previously discussed, any class you retake that you have received a C or better in will not count EVEN for classes that were transferred in from other institutions. This is a Florida Law and it's not just HCC. I came from Wisconsin and almost found this out the hard way. I know of people that took Sociology 20 years ago that can't get rid of a C they got in it back then. Pretty odd if you ask me, but that is Florida Law for you.

    Good luck to everyone else submitting their applications and Happy Holidays!!
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    I sent my application in the mail on Tuesday (I waited ALL DAY for the mailman on Monday! lol.). Now I wait.


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