If your daughter is planning to take summer school classes or to travel abroad for credit this summer the following message from the Registrar’s Office is extremely important. Please contact the Registrar’s Office at x6179 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
Don’t risk not earning credit for course work done this summer!! Read carefully the information below.
Credit for Summer Courses:
If you plan to take one or more courses this summer, you MUST have these courses approved by the Registrar’s Office before you leave campus in May. You must submit a Transfer Credit Approval Form which can be printed from My SBC under the Student Forms link on the ‘my academics’ tab or there are forms available in the Registrar’s Office.
Most of the time, online courses are approved to take, but there are a few exceptions to this. Be sure to tell us on the approval form if the course you plan to take is an online course so we can make sure you will receive the transfer credit for it. Please note that you cannot get transfer credit for any foreign language course taken online at the elementary or intermediate level.
If you are doing summer course work through a study abroad program this summer, you will need to fill out the Study Abroad Proposed Courses Form instead of the approval form mentioned above. This form is also available on My SBC and in the office.
Only a total of 18 credits for any work done during summers can be counted toward your SBC degree. This 18 credit limit
includes any course you take at another college or in a study abroad program, courses taken at SBC if done during the summer, and summer internships.
Grades for Summer Courses:
Grades for courses taken at other colleges during the summer or in a study abroad program are not added to your SBC record — only the credit for the course is accepted and it will appear on your SBC transcript with a “grade” of TR (transferred). These “grades” of TR do NOT affect your GPA. But, only courses in which you earn a grade of C- or higher will be accepted for transfer credit and you MAY NOT take courses on a pass/fail grading option at the other college. We will not transfer credit for courses taken on a pass/fail grading option.
The only exception to this policy of not transferring grades is if you take summer courses at Lynchburg College. Summer courses there will have both the credit AND the grade added to your SBC transcript. Bear in mind, that regardless of the grade earned (A through F) at Lynchburg College, it will be added to your record and it will affect your GPA.
The Registrar’s Office will be happy to assist you with forms or answer any questions you may have about summer credit. We don’t want you to spend money and take time to do summer course work and then find out that those credits cannot be applied toward your SBC degree! Please stop in between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, or call (6179) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.