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2021-2022 College CatalogLast Updated "Registration and Records" on September 3, 2021

Registration and Records

The Office of Registration and Records is responsible for providing efficient, timely, and personable service to students, while maintaining accurate student academic records. The Registrar processes grades and transcripts, prepares credit evaluations and notifies students on transfer credit issues, oversees the registration process, and enrollment verifications. The Registrar coordinates graduation, certifies degree completions, posts degrees, processes diplomas, and is the FERPA Compliance Officer for the College.

Registration

Students are required to register for courses before each academic term. Prior to each registration period, course listings, specific registration dates, and registration instructions are posted online on the Office of Registration and Records webpage. Students may not register for a course they are currently enrolled in for the following semester until official grades are posted in SONISWeb.

Prior to registration, students must login to SONIS to accept any Registration Holds on their account. Accepting registration holds will enable the student to register on the day and time listed on the Academic Calendar.

Registration is available through SONISWeb. Registration time is based on the student’s classification (sophomore, freshman, and non-degree) and program. After a student has registered online, a student should print a copy of their class schedule to verify that the online registration process was completed.

To view class schedule information, registration dates and instructions, forms for changing name or address, and requesting official transcripts, please refer to the Office of Records and Registration webpage at https://www.thechristcollege.edu/registrar.

Please note that The College reserves the right to cancel courses and course sections, even after registration has taken place, if there is low enrollment, the unavailability of a qualified faculty person, the lack of a clinical site, or other extenuating circumstances. Every effort will be made to place students in other sections of the same course if this is possible. Students will be notified of any changes via their college email.

Requesting Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are released from The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences authorization is received and the student’s financial obligations to the College have been met. Official transcripts may be requested securely via the National Student Clearinghouse. Using this process also allows you to track the processing of your order and receive email and text alerts regarding your request. To access the transcript request page please visit the website at: www.thechristcollege.edu. Select ‘Quicklinks’ -> ‘Onestop’ -> ‘Request Transcript of Grades.’

Transcripts may be mailed or emailed but cannot be faxed. Currently enrolled students may access and print their unofficial academic record by logging into SONIS.

Credit Transfer Policy

The Christ College may grant credit to students based on previous academic, employment, experiential, and/or other learning experiences. Credit may be considered for class and/or clinical credit toward degree completion. Credit for prior learning is awarded for demonstrated college-level learning which entails knowledge, skills, and competencies that students have obtained as a result of their learning. Credit for prior learning will be awarded only for learning directly applicable to curriculum requirements of The Christ College and the student’s declared program of study.

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Advanced Placement (AP)

To be awarded college credit for Advanced Placement courses taken in high school, a student must obtain a predefined equivalent score of 3 or higher per the College Board Exam criteria. For exams taken through the College Board the credits are transferred to TCCNHS and are recorded as total earned hours.

TCCNHS reserves the right to change, at any time and without notice, the criteria for awarding Advanced Placement credit in any or all subject areas. For more information go to: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ap/scores

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

To be awarded college credit for successful completion of a CLEP exam, a student must obtain a predefined equivalent score or higher listed in the table below per the College Board Exam criteria. For exams taken through the College Board the credits are transferred to TCCNHS and are recorded as total earned hours.

CLEP ExamsScoring Policy - Endorsed Course Alignment
Analyzing and Interpreting LiteratureScore of 59 and above
Arts and Humanities Elective Credit (3 Hours)
CalculusScore of 64 and above
College MathematicsScore of 57 and above
General Elective Credit (3 Hours)
HumanitiesScore of 55 and
Arts and Humanities Elective Credit (3 Hours)
Pre-CalculusScore of 61 and above
College Algebra
Social Sciences and HistoryScore of 62 and above
Social and Behavioral Science Elective Credit (3 Hours)

CLEP courses and exams are subject to revision on a yearly basis. Therefore, TCCNHS reserves the right to change, at any time and without notice, the criteria for awarding CLEP credit in any or all subject areas. For more information go to http://clep.collegeboard.org

International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

To be awarded college credit for International Baccalaureate Higher Level courses taken in high school, a student must obtain a predefined equivalent score of 4 or higher per the International Baccalaureate Higher Level examination criteria. For Higher Level examinations taken through the IB Program, the credits are transferred to TCCNHS and are recorded as total earned hours.

TCCNHS reserves the right to change, at any time and without notice, the criteria for awarding IB Program credit in any or all subject areas. For more information go to http://www.ibo.org/informationfor/alumni/transcripts

Course Credit Hour Policy

Updated 03/08/2021

The Christ College (TCC) operates on a semester calendar. The academic year is divided into two semesters (fall and spring) and summer sessions. Each course is assigned a number of credit hours.

All credit-bearing degree programs at TCC are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).

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Academic Renewal

  1. Purpose
  2. Academic Renewal permits a former student to resume study without being penalized for his or her unsatisfactory academic performance. All courses with grades less than a 2.0 © will appear on the transcript but will not be calculated into the GPA. Credit earned at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences with a grade of less than a 2.0 © will not satisfy course completion requirements.
  3. Eligibility
  4. Academic renewal may be used once.
  5. To qualify for academic renewal, a former degree candidate, provisional student, or non-degree student, must (1) have a cumulative grade point average below a 2.0; and (2) have taken no course work at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences for a minimum of two (2) calendar years. Enrollment in any credit course through any Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ course delivery system disrupts the required two year non-enrollment period, even if the student withdrew from the course(s). Students must seek academic renewal prior to resuming enrollment.
  6. A student may apply for academic renewal status by filing a “Letter of Intent” addressed directly to the Chief Academic Officer of the College. This letter should be filed no later than the Friday of the 8th week of the term preceding the semester or session in which enrollment is desired.
  7. The Chief Academic Officer will review the Academic Renewal status request. If denied, the decision is final. If granted, the following criteria must be observed:
    1. The student must enroll for a minimum of six (6) semester credits hours as specified by the Chief Academic Officer. This will be noted as a probationary period for the student.
    2. Once the probationary period has ended, the student must have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher and may not have failed or withdrawn from any courses. Additionally, the student must be free of any other designations (such as non-academic or academic sanctions assigned during the probationary period).
    3. If the student successfully completes all criteria outlined during the probationary period, he or she will receive Academic Renewal status, which will appear as “Academic Renewal Granted” on the transcript.
    4. All college credits earned during the time between the time the student left the institution and prior to granting of the academic renewal are not transferable into the College.
    5. Students are required to meet the current curriculum plan in place at time of academic renewal.

Change of Majors

Added 12/20/16, updated 10/9/20

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences has developed a policy that enables students to move more freely among majors. However, there is limited availability and program entrance requirements that must be met in restricted majors.

Restricted Majors Bachelor of Science in Nursing:

Students interested in transferring to nursing must have a 2.75 minimum Christ College GPA. Admission is very competitive and dependent upon space available in the major at the time of the request. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the major. The transfer request will be sent to the Admission Committee for final determination or denial of admission.

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing:

Students are not eligible to transfer into the RN-BSN program. The admission requirements state students must have successfully completed a pre-licensure nursing program and have obtained nursing licensure.

Unrestricted Majors

Associate of Science in General Studies, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and Medical Assisting have year-round admissions.

Students must be in good academic standing (i.e. GPA must be ≥ 2.0). If a student’s GPA is less than 2.0, the student may have one semester on probation to raise his/her GPA to ≥ 2.0.

Procedure for Change of Major:

  1. Consult with your Academic Advisor: The College is committed to ensuring that all students are making informed decisions regarding their academic interests and their professional goals and objectives.
  2. Complete the Change of Major form provided by the Academic Advisor.
  3. Submit the Change of Major form to the Registrar.
  4. Your paperwork will be processed, and major changed within 5 days of submission for unrestricted majors.
  5. You will be notified within two weeks of submission of paperwork for acceptance or denial into a restricted major.

Withdrawal, Drop, Refund Policy

Updated 2/24/2020

From time to time circumstances may arise that make students unable to continue their enrollment as a Christ College student for the remainder of the current term. If the timing of this occurs on the first day of the term or any point prior to finals week, students must initiate the withdrawal process in order to formally discontinue their enrollment from the College. Students seeking to withdraw from The Christ College must comply with the processes established by the Office of the Registrar.

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Repeating a Course with Grade Replacement

Revised 7/26/17

  1. A student may repeat a course one time with the last grade replacing the original grade.

  2. The last grade always prevails and the original grade is removed from the GPA computation; however, the original grade remains on the transcript. In instances where the College must determine a student’s academic fitness, any course that is repeated as a result of failure may still factor into decisions related to academic probation, suspension or dismissal.

Audit Policy

Audit students are those who desire to attend course(s) without receiving academic credit.

Criteria:

a. Students may audit any theory-based or didactic course at the College. For safety and patient privacy reasons, the clinical component of all nursing courses may not be audited.

b. No academic credit will be given for an audited class.

c. Tuition and fees for classes audited will be the same as those taken for credit.

d. Courses audited will not be counted in computing the maximum number of hours for which a student is allowed to register.

e. Students are expected to follow the same attendance regulations for audited classes as for credit classes.

f. Students may take the examinations but are not required to do so.

g. Audited classes are recorded with an “AU”.

h. All students must make the decision to audit at the time of registration. Students should refer to the add/drop policy for any change in course designation.

i. The Registrar will not honor a change request for credit and/or audit after the deadline date for refund of fees has passed.

Graduation Requirements

Updated 10/19/16

To graduate from The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, a student must have satisfied all completion requirements. These include having:

  1. Satisfactorily completed all specific program requirements.

  2. Achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 “C”.

  3. Satisfied any applicable academic residency requirements.

  4. Been certified as eligible for graduation by the Registrar.

  5. Discharged all financial obligations to the College. This includes the return of clinical and parking access cards (e.g., RFID) or the fee for such cards.

Graduating students are expected to attend graduation ceremonies. The Chief Academic Officer must give permission for any exceptions.

Academic Honors

The College recognizes those graduating students who have demonstrated significant academic achievement. Academic honors are designated in the commencement program based upon the overall GPA at the end of the semester prior to the ceremony due to printing time of graduation documents. Academic honors for prospective RN-BSN graduates are based upon the 42 credits required to complete the program rather than overall GPA.

Students will be recognized with one of the following honorary designations:

  • Summa Cum Laude 3.90 – 4.00 GPA
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.70 – 3.89 GPA
  • Cum Laude 3.50 – 3.69 GPA

Students’ Rights under FERPA

Students’ Rights under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Updated 3/19/21

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences abides by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 when handling all student education records. TCC complies with FERPA as related to the maintenance, security and retention of student records. Release of student academic, financial and personal information will be made in strict compliance with FERPA regulations.

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