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General Information


Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes and are responsible for all work missed during absences. Absences should be discussed with the instructor.

Semester System

Itasca follows a semester calendar, with two academic terms scheduled between late August and late May. ICC has two summer terms one is in May the other starts in June. ICC offers flexible scheduling including online course delivery, block scheduling, alternative start date classes within certain programs, and May block classes. The calendar for the next academic year is published each January, and copies are available at the ICC Information Center.

Normal Credit Load

The credit-hour load for full-time students ranges from 12 to 18 hours per semester. Students who wish to register for more than 21 credits must discuss their plans with a counselor and must submit an academic petition to the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Final Exams

Final examinations are scheduled on campus in two-hour blocks during the last four days of the academic semester. This includes comprehensive finals as well as unit or chapter exams which constitute the last exam given during the semester. Final examinations for evening classes will be held during exam week at the regularly scheduled class time. No student will be required to take more than two finals in one day. However, if a conflict arises, the student must assume responsibility for contacting faculty prior to the start of the exam period to make alternate arrangements. Students will not be allowed to take final exams at alternative times (ex. Early) unless there are extenuating circumstances. .Students may petition the Dean of Academic Affairs to take an exam at a different time, providing the instructor is in agreement.

Classification of Students

Full-time: A student who is enrolled for at least 12 credits

Part-time: A student who is enrolled in at least one course for credit and carrying less than 12 credits

Freshman: A student who has completed less than 30 semester credits at the time of registration

Sophomore: A student who has completed 30 or more semester credits at the time of registration

Special: A student who is not a candidate for a certificate or a degree and who is enrolled for seven or fewer credits in a semester

Honors Students and Special Honors Lists

At the end of each semester, the college publishes a list of full-time students (those registered for at least 12 credits) who have earned a GPA of 3.25 or higher in all subjects taken during the semester. Students with a GPA of 4.00 are given special recognition