Charlene Bell, MS
City Campus/MacDill Center
(813)757-2212-Plant City Office
REMINDERS for ACADEMIC SUCCESS
expected to maintain a 2.0 Cumulative (Overall) GPA. Please see Mrs. Charlene Bell if you are on
academic probation and are not doing well in a class.
hour of class, you should plan two hours for homework, which includes going
over the current material (within 24 hours of class is recommended), previewing
upcoming readings and assignments, and reviewing material that was covered
earlier in the semester. Some courses
may require more or less effort than others but a good rule of thumb is to plan
now to start this way. Example: 12
credits + 24 hours of homework= 36 hours/week (full-time job)!
should earn below a “C” in a course, it is important that you plan to retake
that course immediately to repair your GPA so that you are not restricted to in
number of credits you are able to register for in the future. This is the fastest way to repair your GPA
instead of taking other new classes.
***NOTE: Grade Forgiveness allows your new grade to replace your old grade
in this course as described in the catalog.
Please review the policies on Academic
Progress in the HCC catalog online.
the first day of class is crucial to your success. Pay close attention to your syllabus for each
course and what is being expected of you.
During the first week of classes this is the time to determine if you
should remain in the class or drop the class!
If you are
receiving financial aid or the Bright Futures Scholarship and lose this funding
due to academic performance, you may be able to have your financial assistance
re-instated if you repair the problem quickly.
Be sure to
printout a copy of the Academic Calendar that is on the HCC website and note
important dates for registration, payment deadlines, drop/add, and withdrawing
from class. If you have a GPA hold, you
will need to come into the office for any registration activity, including
withdrawing from classes. /Current-Students.aspx
CAMPUS RESOURCES: Free Services
That Are Available to HCC Students
Success Center-includes the Prep Writing Lab, College Writing Center, Math Lab,
and Prep Reading Lab. It is strongly
recommended that you obtain the schedule of available tutors for your specific
course at the beginning of the term and plan this in your schedule as
***NOTE: Do NOT
wait until the first test to sign up for tutoring. Start at the beginning of
assist with improving study skills, time management, and dealing with personal
issues that may affect your ability to perform well academically!
Usage-if you are taking an online class or a class that requires computer
usage, have an alternative plan in mind in case you run into problems using
technology at home. Please take
advantage of using computers on campus or your local library to avoid problems
with academic performance.
SmarThinking-a free resource that is available to students via the Internet 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. Tutors may
only be available during certain times and you may have to schedule an
appointment in advance so you may want to obtain a schedule as well.
Third or Fourth Attempts:
attempt a course only three times (including original grades, repeat grades,
and withdrawals). Students with significant extenuating circumstances may
petition for a fourth attempt. All grades from the third and any sub- sequent
attempts will be included in the grade point average calculation. Students must
pay the full cost of instruction (equal to out-of-state fees) for credit
classes they attempt a third time and any additional times. If students have
serious extenuating circumstances, they may petition the appropriate campus
dean of student services for a one-time exemption from paying the full cost of
***NOTE: Fourth (4th)
attempts are not permitted for any prep classes. For credit courses, a petition
must be approved by the Dean of Student Services before you are able to
register for that course.
communicating with faculty/staff members, you should always use your HCC
Hawkmail account. Ask the individual
his/her preferred contact method (email or voicemail). Allow 24-48 hours for a response unless they
have otherwise noted.
CALCULATING YOUR GPA:
on calculating your GPA can be found:
In the HCC
search for GPA calculations
handout from the counselor via email or in person
If you are
on an insurance plan which requires you to be a full-time student, it is your
responsibility to maintain good academic standing so that you are able to
continue registering full-time. Per the
HCC Catalog, “Insurance issues will not be a consideration” when it comes to
working with students on academic probation.
If you are not permitted to register full-time and it prevents you from
continuing current insurance benefits, here is an option you might research and
consider if you are eligible. HCC has no
affiliation with this option so please contact the company directly if you have