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When does advising begin?
- FALL TERM 2014: Academic advisement begins June 9, 2014
When does registration begin/end?
Registration for Fall Term 2014 is based on the following registration schedule:
- August 25, 2014 (Monday)
- Classes Begin
- Registration begins for those with a state or senior citizens waiver
- August 27, 2014 (Wednesday)
- Last day to register, add or change from credit to audit or audit to credit
- August 29, 2014 (Friday)
- Last day to drop and receive refund
- Last day to pay fall tuition and fees
- September 1, 2014 (Monday)
- October 26 2014 (Friday)
- Last day to apply for graduation for students completing certificate or degree requirements at the end of fall term 2014.
- October 29 2014 (Wednesday)
- Last day to withdraw from a course and receive a W.
- July 3, 2014 (Thursday)
- December 5, 2014 (Friday)
- December 8 & 11, 2014 (Monday-Friday)
Who should see an advisor?
All students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor prior to course registration. The following students must see an academic advisor prior to registration:
Students required to register for any Developmental course
Students with a ‘hold’ on their registration
All new, first time in college students
Dual enrollment students must see their high school counselor for registration.
Home school students must see NFCC home school advisor, Bobby Scott.
Common Placement Testing & Developmental Education
Students entering degree programs, taking degree-credit courses, or any level of English, math, or reading courses are required to take a placement test before registering. ACT, SAT, CPT, and PERT are accepted. Exemptions to the placement test requirement can be found in Florida Statute1008.3.
1008.30 Common placement testing for public postsecondary education
(4)(a) A student who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma or a student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services shall not be required to take the common placement test and shall not be required to enroll in developmental education instruction in a Florida College System institution. However, a student who is not required to take the common placement test and is not required to enroll in developmental education under this paragraph may opt to be assessed and to enroll in developmental education instruction, and the college shall provide such assessment and instruction upon the student’s request.
An advisor can provide additional information on developmental education options. PSAV (Vocational Certificate) programs must take the T.A.B.E. (Test of Adult Basic Education). Students entering Corrections or Law Enforcement must take the CJBAT test.
NOTE: Test scores have an expiration date. For more information, contact the testing center at (850) 973-9451.
Testing Schedule: To schedule an appointment, go to the Testing & Assessment page on the NFCC website, www.nfcc.edu. or call (850) 973-9451.
What are the advantages of seeing an advisor?
Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor prior to course registration for the following reasons:
ACADEMIC REVIEW: A thorough review of completed academic coursework and academic progress
CAREER GUIDANCE: Review of completed, current, and future coursework relative to academic, transfer and career goals
UP TO DATE INFORMATION: Notification of changes to course schedules, program requirements, transfer requirements, important dates and other information necessary to facilitate timely completion of academic goals
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: Discussion of non-academic factors (work, family, etc.) and the relationship of each to academic achievement
Which advisor is best for me?
NFCC advisors are ready to assist any student. However, students in the following categories should see the advisors associated with those categories as indicated:
CURRENT DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION STUDENTS: Students registering for Developmental Education courses must see an academic advisor prior to registration.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES: Students in the Student Support Services program must see Lonnie Ford, Lynn Waller or Suzie Cashwell.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Students with a documented disability should see Lynn Waller.
DUAL ENROLLMENT STUDENTS: Dual enrollment students must see their high school counselor for advisement.
HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS: Home-schooled students must see NFCC advisor Bobby Scott.
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION: Students in Career and Technical Education programs should see the appropriate contact below:
- Debbie Bass (Nursing and Allied Health)
- Mike Kirkland (EMT and Paramedic)
- Rick Davis (Criminal Justice and Corrections)
- Marie Guest (Digital Design/Digital Media)
GENERAL STUDENTS AND FIRST TIME NFCC STUDENTS: Students not included in the above categories and any new students should see Delvin Boatman or Bobby Scott.
NFCC ADVISORS are ready to assist all current and potential students. Contact your advisor today!
NFCC ADVISOR DIRECTORY
Director of Advising and Retention
Advising Office (Bldg. 2)
See an advisor today!
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