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ACC - Spring Term Starts January 19th

Email sent to ACC students by Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Lisa Matye Edwards on January 14, 2021.

ACC Students –Spring 2021 starts January 19th!!!


Do you know the drop/add and withdrawal dates for each of your courses if you need to switch courses? What the heck does course census mean?

  • Dropping a class. You may drop a class without it appearing on your transcript and having tuition refunded IF you do it by the drop deadline. The drop deadline is based on WHEN the class starts. How do you know what the drop deadline is? You can see (and note it in your planner) the drop and withdraw date for ALL of your courses by going to myACC -->Student --> Registration Tools --> Select Detailed Student Schedule (with Drop/Withdrawal Dates) and it will give you specific dates for each of your courses. Pay attention – forgetting or not knowing the date is not a valid excuse. Missing the deadline will have financial consequences.
  • Withdrawing from a class. After the drop deadline has passed you may still withdraw from a class. Withdrawing results in a W on your transcript but IS NOT calculated in your GPA. Withdrawing may be a wise option, but be sure to discuss it with your instructor first – withdrawing may not be your best option. Your ACC Academic Advisor or Navigator can help you understand consequences of withdrawing, including potential financial aid implications for not maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress. You are still responsible for tuition if you withdraw and may have to repay financial aid or tuition charges.
  • Census. You may hear or see the word course census (higher education speak). The census date is the last date to add or drop a course. You may not ADD a course after the census date (ADD/DROP date) has passed. Census is the state of Colorado’s language and really just means ADD/DROP deadline.
  • Detailed information on Academic Policies & Procedures including Registration (Add, Drop & Withdrawal) can be in the ACC Catalog. If you receive financial aid, be sure you understand the impact of dropping, adding or withdrawing from courses. We know life happens, but be sure to talk to your instructors first before you make a decision.  Instructors often can help you assess if you can still pass a course or if you best option is withdrawing.

Hope that helps! Check out the dates now for each of your courses. The more you know, the better prepared you are for success!

Previous Action Items

ACTION ITEM FOR Wednesday, January 13

Technology tips and tools to help you be successful. You can review the entire email communication from Wednesday, January 13 online.

ACTION ITEM FOR Tuesday, January 12

Know how your course will be offered!  Do you need to be on campus? Do you need to log in and how will that work? You can review the entire email communication from Tuesday, January 12 online.

ACTION ITEM FOR Monday, January 11

We have a great video Keeping Our Neighbors Safe that explains many details including how courses are offered, safety measures ACC is taking and what we are asking you to do as a student for Spring 2021. Please take a few minutes to watch the video. We are asking that all students watch this video prior to January 19th or coming to campus.

The rest of the email detailed how to tell when and where your courses will meet. You can see the entire email communication from Monday, January 11 online.

Please email or text me if you have questions and I will do my best to assist you or connect you to the appropriate resource.

We welcome your questions and excited for you to join us for Spring 2021 at ACC!

Lisa Matye Edwards
Vice President for Student Affairs