The location for the October 19, 2017 meeting of the College’s Board of Trustees has been changed to the new Learning Resource Center on the Michael J. Grant Campus and is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

College Course Expectations

Student smiling at libraryMotivation and time management are essential skills for success in college-level work. Students receive a course syllabus from their high school teacher at the start of the course that indicates the course requirements and topics to be covered. It is the student's responsibility to keep up with readings and assignments, prepare for assessments, seek assistance where needed, and understand what is required of them to be successful in the course. Courses are generally rigorous with increased student expectations and designed to promote independent and group study skills with higher level class discussions.

Courses are taught using the college course syllabi and college-level learning resources and delivered with the same high standards as the on-campus course to ensure a college-level experience. Students are held to the same academic standards as on-campus students. Students and parents should become familiar with:

Absences and Attendance:

Suffolk County Community College expects that each student will exercise personal responsibility with regard to class attendance. All students are expected to attend every class session of each course for which they are registered. Students are responsible for all that transpires in class whether or not they are in attendance, including absences resulting from late registration. The College defines excessive absence or lateness as more than the equivalent of one week of class meetings for half year courses, and more than the equivalent of two weeks of class meetings for full year courses. Excessive absence or lateness may lead to failure or removal from the course. A student may be required to withdraw from a course when, in the judgment of the instructor, absences have been excessive. Tuition is non-refundable.

Plagiarism and Academic Integrity:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND PLAGIARISM

Grading Policy:

Student grades in courses offered through the Excelsior Program conform to Suffolk's grading policy and will be included on the student's permanent transcript. The letter grades below are the only acceptable Excelsior Program grades.

 

Letter grade transformation:

Suffolk Grade

High School Grade

Quality Points

A

90-100%

4.0

B+

85-89%

3.5

B

80-84%

3.0

C+  

75-79%

2.5

C

70-74%

2.0

D+  

65-69%

1.5

D

60-64%;

1.0

F

59% or below

0.0

 

Incompletes and withdrawals are not acceptable Suffolk County Community College Excelsior Program grades.

Beginning a College Academic Transcript

When a student enrolls in their first college-level course, he or she is initiating a new academic permanent record: the college academic transcript. Students enrolled in the Excelsior Program should understand the implications of starting a college academic transcript and that their Excelsior Program course grades are included on their permanent college academic transcript.

Poor grades on a student’s transcript can have an impact on a student's academic future. For students planning to continue their education at Suffolk, unsatisfactory performance or course withdrawal can also put academic standing and future financial aid eligibility in jeopardy.

Grading Policy

Student grades in courses offered through the Excelsior Program conform to Suffolk's grading policy and will be included on the student's permanent transcript. The letter grades below are the only acceptable Excelsior Program grades.

Letter grade transformation:

Suffolk Grade

High School Grade

Quality Points

A 90-100% 4.0
B+ 85-89% 3.5
B 80-84% 3.0
C+ 75-79% 2.5
C 70-74% 2.0
D+ 65-69% 1.5
D 60-64% 1.0
F 59% or below 0

Incompletes and withdrawals are not acceptable Suffolk County Community College Excelsior Program grades.

Viewing Course Grades

Once grades are received from the high school, students obtain their College ID number from their high school or may use their social security number to access grades through the student portal, MySCCC.

To access Suffolk's Excelsior Program course grades through the student portal:

  1. Go to MySCCC
  2. Under the log-in box, there is a box for new students. Click on “Click Here” to obtain a username and password, and follow the directions.

Students may order an unofficial copy of their academic transcript through the transcript request form and have it sent to their home.

It is the student’s responsibility to review his or her college academic transcript at the end of the course and communicate any discrepancies to the high school teacher/administrator.

Concurrent Enrollment or Advanced Placement?

Concurrent Enrollment courses focus on skills specific for the college course curriculum using the college syllabus and college-level textbooks. Students receive a grade and actual college credit for the work performed throughout the entire course, culminating with a college academic transcript reflecting their completed course and final grade. Success is based on a variety of assessments throughout the semester and not solely upon one test. Students must send an official college academic transcript to their attending college or university of choice for the credits to be considered for transferability. Acceptance of credit for college level coursework is under the domain of the individual receiving college or university.

Advanced Placement classes prepare students to pass the AP exam. Credit is awarded solely on the student's performance on one exam. Students must have their scores sent to their attending college or university of choice for the credits to be considered for transferability.