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Academic Standing and Advancement
The College policy states that to be in good standing, a student must pass more than 50% of his/her courses for the year (not including Summer School).
In addition, many programs including Social Science, have stricter policies.You should check with your Chairperson or with Academic Advising for details. If you do not meet the standing policy for the College and for your program, you will be expelled. If this happens to you, and you feel you had valid reasons for your failed courses, you may appeal to the Academic Standing Appeals Committee for special permission to return.
Course Change is the process of changing courses after registration (example: if you are in the wrong level of your French course). Details will be available right after registration from the Registrar's Offfice. Check the Daily Bulletin for details during the first week of class.
A course outline contains information you need to know about the course. It usually includes a description of the course, the goals of the course, the titles of the books for the course, reading assignments, how many exams and assignments required, their due dates, and the percentage of marks each is worth. It is your right to receive this course outline from every teacher during the first week of classes.
During their last semester, students are invited to the annual graduation ceremony, known as Convocation.This event is normally held one evening during the third week of June, and in recent years has taken place at Place des Arts. Normally, two guest tickets are available to each graduating student so that he/she my invite family or friends to attend the ceremony. For more information, contact Donna Varrica, Rm 4A.1, local 1352.
It is sometimes necessary to add or drop a course after registration. Be careful when dropping courses.
Dropping a course which is required for your program has serious consequences. Do not drop a course just to avoid difficult material. If it is a required course, consider getting tutorial help and assistance from the Learning Centre.
In case of an emergency:
Go to, or telephone Security, 2E. 14 Ext. 1000.
You can also use the"red telephone" located in the hallways. These phones give you direct access to Security.
You will be expected to pay your fees for the semester at registration. For fee information see Fees.
Full Time Student
A full time student is a student who registers for at least 180 hours of instruction (normally 4 courses) in a given semester. If you are receiving financial aid as a full-time student, be careful not to drop a course during the term that would lower your status to a part-time student
At the end of the Fall,Winter, and Summer semesters you can find out your grades by calling the Grade Line - 931-0601. Information which is available on the Grade Line also includes results of reduced course load requests, and results of appeals to the Academic Standing Review Committee for re-admission to the College.
The information is also available online at: https://go.dawsoncollege qc.ca
Honours List (Dean's List)
Day students carrying a normal course load with an overall average of 85% in any semester are placed on the Honours List for that semester. Graduating Honors (First class) is achieved by students who maintain a 90% average throughout their program, while Graduating Honors is merited by students who maintain an overall average between 80% and 89.9%.
You will receive a midterm assessment in October and March. This will be an indication of how you are doing in your courses up to that time. On the assessment you will receive either a PASSING,AT RISK,or FAILING for each course you are registered in.
For many students this assessment is a reality check. You may think you are doing fine in a course, but the teacher could have a different viewpoint.
Mise a Niveau
Mise a niveau courses are non-credit courses required to raise a student's skill in English, French, Mathematics, Chemistry, or Physics.
Part-time student is a student not registered full-time, i.e. registered for less than 180 hours of instruction in a given semester. Part time students pay course fees.
Peer Tutors are students who tutor other students in need of help with a particular course.We can provide a peer tutor for many subjects. If you need help, don't wait until the day before an exam. Go to the Learning Centre (Room 4E.3). Peer tutors are subsidized by the Student Activity Fee, and will cost you only $2.00 per hour.
Coin operated machines are available in the Library and in the 2C hallway.
Plagiarism is the presentation or submission by a student of another person's work as his or her own. It may include copying, translating or paraphrasing. Students who permit their work to be copied are considered to be as guilty as the plagiarizer.The penalties for plagiarism are harsh: they may include failure of the project, failure of the course or even expulsion.
You have the right to be advised in the course outline of the specific implications of cheating and plagiarism for each course.
Pre-requisite means there is at least one other course you must take (and pass) before enrolling in a course.
You may presently be in a program that may not be meeting your future goals and objectives. A program transfer is the process of applying to another Dawson program.
Registration is the process of officially enrolling in your courses.You will receive an appointment card indicating the date and time you must register. Depending on your program, you may be able to register by telephone. You will be not)fied if you are eligible to do so.
Proxy registration is the process of having someone register for you. Check with the Registrar's Office for more details.
If you have to register at Late Registration, you will have an extremely limited choice of courses to choose from, and you will have missed some classes.You must obtain an appointment for Late Registration from the Registrar's Office.There is a non-refundable late registration fee of $50.00.
Security is responsible for safety, surveillance, parking and the enforcement of campus regulations. You must comply at all times when security personnel request your Dawson l.D. card. Security is located in room 2E.14, local 1000.
Each Fall and Winter semester is 15 weeks long.
It may be possible to take courses during the summer.A limited number of courses may be given. All students must pick up an appointment card on a first come first served basis.The appointments are usually given out during the last week of May. Check with the Registrar's Office (2D.6) or Academic Advising (2D.4) for the dates. There is a course fee for summer school.
The T2202A & Releve 8 slips are available at the end of February from the Registrar's Office. You must appear in person and present your Dawson l.D. card in order to receive your tax receipts.
A transcript is the official record of your academic history at Dawson. It will list by dates your course and final grades. If you need an "official" transcript to be sent to another school, you can request one from the Registrar's Office. A $8.00 processing fee will be charged. A transcript will be mailed to you automatically after each semester is completed.
Withdrawal from a course must be done officially by completing the proper forms available at the Registrar's office. If you simply stop attending the course and forget about it, you will have a failed grade on your transcript.