ECC(LEGAL) - INSTRUCTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS: COURSE LOAD AND SCHEDULES

Limit on Enrollment

Adding / Dropping Courses

Education Code 130.009; 19 TAC 9.31

Limitation on Number of Dropped Courses

  1. The student was able to drop the course without receiving a grade or incurring an academic penalty;
  2. The student's transcript indicates or will indicate that the student was enrolled in the course; and
  3. The student is not dropping the course in order to withdraw from the institution.

Education Code 51.907(b)–(d), 19 TAC 4.3(11), .10(a)

Exceptions

Good Cause

  1. A severe illness or other debilitating condition that affects the student's ability to satisfactorily complete a course;
  2. The student's responsibility for the care of a sick, injured, or needy person if the provision of care affects the student's ability to satisfactorily complete a course;
  3. The death of a person who is either considered to be a member of the student's family or is otherwise considered to have a sufficiently close relationship to the student, as defined below, that the person's death is considered to be a showing of good cause;
  4. The active duty service as a member of the Texas National Guard or the Armed Forces of the United States of either the student or a person who is considered to be a member of the student's family or a person who is otherwise considered to have a sufficiently close relationship to the student, as described below;
  5. The change of the student's work schedule that is beyond the control of the student, and that affects the student's ability to satisfactorily complete the course; or
  6. Other good cause as determined by the institution of higher education.

Education Code 51.907(e); 19 TAC 4.10(a)

Definitions

19 TAC 4.10(b)

Policy for Determining Good Cause Required

19 TAC 4.10(d)–(e)

Reenrolled Students

  1. Has reenrolled at the institution following a break in enrollment from the institution or another institution of higher education covering at least the 24-month period preceding the first class day of the initial semester or other academic term of the student's reenrollment; and
  2. Successfully completed at least 50 semester credit hours of coursework at an institution of higher education that are not exempt from the limitation on formula funding set out in 19 Administrative Code 13.104(1)–(6) before that break in enrollment.

Determining Number of Courses Dropped

  1. Concurrent enrollment in both courses is required; and
  2. In dropping the lecture course, the student would be required to drop the laboratory, discussion, or other course in which the student is concurrently enrolled.

Education Code 51.907(f)

Block Scheduling

Definitions

"Block Scheduled Program"

"Block Scheduling"

"Full-Time Load"

Required to Offer

  1. Courses required for a student's enrollment in the program as a full-time student are offered each semester in scheduled blocks, such as a morning, full-day, afternoon, evening, or weekend block schedule, designed to provide scheduling predictability from semester to semester to students enrolled in the program; and
  2. Students may enroll in an entire block schedule curriculum offered under the program in a semester, rather than enrolling in individual courses leading toward the degree or certificate.

Education Code 130.0095; 19 TAC 9.663–.665

Hardship Exception

North Central Texas College

ECC(LEGAL)-LJC

UPDATE 34

DATE ISSUED: 4/27/2018