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Burden of Proof

The student shall bear the burden of proof in demonstrating that grounds exist for the challenge. 1. In the case of a challenge under Grounds for Challenge number 4, the student shall provide evidence of knowledge and/or skills, by virtue of placement/assessment testing, academic coursework, independent learning, experience, or a combination of these which are at least equivalent to the knowledge and/or skills the student would have possessed had he or she successfully completed the prerequisite or corequisite.

Academic Policies

2. In the case of a challenge under Grounds for Challenge number 5, the student shall provide evidence that the student has declared a broad educational intent or specific educational goal and has developed a Student Educational Plan in conformity with the provisions of Section 55530(d) of Subchapter 6 of Chapter 6 of Division 6 of Title 5 of the ­California Code of Regulations.

Challenge Procedure Filing of Challenge:

1. A challenge with respect to any prerequisite, corequisite or limitation on enrollment initiated pursuant to this policy shall be made upon the appropriate challenge form, which may be obtained from the Matriculation or the Office of Instruction. 2. The completed challenge form must be filed with the Office of Instruction in accordance with the following deadlines: a. for the Fall term, not earlier than Friday of the fifteenth week of the Spring semester and not later than the first day of instruction for the Fall semester; b. for the Spring term, not earlier than Friday of the twelfth week of the Fall semester and not later than the first day of instruction for the Spring Semester. c. for the Summer intersession, not earlier than the first Monday in May and not later than the first day of final examinations for the Spring semester. 3. In the case of a challenge under Grounds for Challenge number 4, the completed challenge form must be accompanied by appropriate evidence of skill or accomplishment such as placement/assessment results, transcripts from an accredited institution or appropriate foreign institution, work-related experience, or other evidence of relevant experience. To warrant consideration, any such evidence shall be of a clear and reliable nature.

Change of Name or Address Students who wish to change their name on official college records must submit the Change of Name form with the Admissions and Records Office. Proof of a legal name change and picture identification will be required to complete the process. It is recommended that a new student ID card be obtained. The fee for a new card is $2.50. Mailing and email addresses can be updated by accessing the “Personal Information” channel on myGateway.

CYPRESS COLLEGE 2012–2013

Class Cancellations Cypress College reserves the right to cancel any class for which enrollment is not sufficient to warrant continuation, and to change the class hours and/ or days as necessity demands.

Class Transfers A student may change from one section to another of an identical course with the same or different instructors providing the instructors approve. The change may take place at the same or different level in the same subject area at any time during and up through the 14th week for semester length classes, provided both instructors approve. The class must be of like duration, i.e., exactly the same length. Consult the Admissions and Records Office for information on the required class transfer process and deadlines for classes that meet less than the full length of the semester.

CLEP Examination Credit Please refer to External Exam Credit Area of this catalog.

Computing Resources Acceptable Use Policy

PURPOSE: The purpose of this document is to explain the terms of use for instructional computing resources available to students of Cypress College. All computing resources are intended to support the research and educational mission of Cypress College; their use is a p­ rivilege and a responsibility. The use of computing resources is subject to all a­ pplicable local, state and federal laws, the general guidelines outlined in this document, and any specific guidelines in effect at individual campus computing centers. The district “Acceptable Use/ Computer and Electronic Communication Systems” policy can be found at http://www.nocccd.edu/Policies/PDFs/3720.BP.final_032904.pdf and http://www.nocccd.edu/Policies/PDFs/3720.AP.final_032904.‌pdf. DEFINITION: As used in this document, computing resources include (but are not limited to): Enterprise server terminals, personal computers, local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), wireless printers, CD-ROM drives, cables, connections, software applications such as word processing, database and spreadsheet programs, library catalogs, full-text databases, telecommunications packages, all Internet resources and services, and all other computer equipment and software. CAMPUS COMPUTING CENTERS: Individual computing centers maintain their own specific policies regarding the use of their resources. Users of individual computing centers are to follow these policies. Computing centers are authorized to enforce both the campus Acceptable Use Policy and their own individual policies. Users who establish individual computer accounts for use of Internet email or other applications will be required to sign an agreement to abide by the policies of the computing center issuing those accounts. ENFORCEMENT: The Acceptable Use Policy is intended to establish and declare the personal responsibility of every individual who uses any computing resource at Cypress College. By making this policy public and available to all users of computing resources on the campus, Cypress College and its designated representatives reserve the right to deny any or all computing privileges from any individual who refuses to follow the guidelines for responsible computing use. Cypress College also reserves the right to limit, restrict, or deny access to any and all computing resources as the individual situation may require.

Cypress College 2012-2013 Catalog  

The 2012-2013 Cypress College Catalog provides detailed information about courses, degrees, transfer programs and certificates at Cypress Co...

Cypress College 2012-2013 Catalog  

The 2012-2013 Cypress College Catalog provides detailed information about courses, degrees, transfer programs and certificates at Cypress Co...

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