Registration & Advisement

Academic Advisement

     Professionally qualified counselors and academic advisors are available for consultation in Lincoln Hall. Call 217.443.8750 to schedule an appointment.

    One of the primary functions of Academic Advisement and Counseling is to help all students obtain the type of education best adapted to their needs, abilities, and interests. Counselors and academic advisors meet with students to assist them in planning their academic programs and career goals, solving personal problems, and adjusting to college.

    Students registering for 12 or more credit hours (fall and spring semester) or more than 6 hours (summer semester) are required to work with a counselor or advisor.

    To assist with the transfer from DACC to a four-year institution, the annual College Day is held in October to give students the opportunity to obtain first hand information from college representatives. Transfer admission procedures, evaluation of credits, college costs, financial aid, housing, and other areas of articulation information are available to all participants.

    Visit the Academic Advisement and Counseling Department web-site for degree/certificate requirements, general education electives, transfer course information, schedule of classes, course descriptions, counselor schedules, and more at www.dacc.edu/aac.

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Course Registration

    Students are encouraged to register early for classes. Registration for part-time (11 hours or less) students may be conducted over the phone (443.8800) or by walking into the Admissions Office located on the first floor of Vermilion Hall when placement testing is not required. Students who register for full-time (12 hours or more) must have their schedule approved by an advisor. Advisement is available by appointment and walk-in basis. Students are encouraged to call the counseling office at 443.8750 for an advisement appointment. Counseling offices are located on the first floor of Lincoln Hall, Room 104.

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Class Schedule Changes (Drop/Add Procedure)

     Changes in class schedules may be made during formal registration until the class meets for the first time. Once the class has met, students must obtain the instructor's approval to enroll in a course. Full-time students (12 hours or more) may add/drop a course through an academic advisor or counselor. Part-time students can add/drop through the Registration Office.

    For classes meeting 12 weeks or longer if a student officially withdraws before classes start or during the first two weeks of class, tuition and fees paid or payable will be refunded. For classes meeting less than 12 weeks, tuition and fees paid or payable will be refunded through the first week of classes.

    The exception to this policy is when the Department of Education Federal Return of Title IV Funds (Refund) must be applied to those students whose costs are paid by Title IV Student financial aid funding.

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New Withdrawal Policy At Danville Area Community College
(Effective with the Fall 2003 Semester)

    For classes that meet 5 weeks or longer, students may withdraw from a course up until the end of the week that 75% of the course has been completed (according to course start and end dates). For classes that meet 4 weeks or less, students may withdraw up until the Friday prior to end of the course. Since start/end dates vary, withdrawal dates will be posted every semester. It is the student's responsibility to know the dates.

    Dates for Each Semester will be posted at the Admissions Office, all around campus, and on our website at www.dacc.edu/ar/withdraw.html.

Please remember that it is the student's responsibility to withdraw himself/herself from a class. No exceptions will be made after the posted date.

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Tuition And Course Fee Refunds

     Tuition and course fee refunds are handled through the DACC Business Office, located in Vermilion Hall. For classes meeting 12 weeks or longer if a student officially withdraws before classes start or during the first two weeks of class, tuition and fees paid or payable will be refunded. For classes meeting less than 12 weeks, tuition and fees paid or payable will be refunded through the first week of classes.

    The exception to this policy is when the Department of Education Pro-Rata Refund Rule or Federal Refund Policy must be applied to those students who costs are paid by student financial aid funding.

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State and/or Accrediting Agency Refund Rule

     The State of Illinois has not established a mandated refunding rule for community colleges. The North Central Association as an accrediting agency has not established a refund rate.

Federal Refund Rule

     Effective July 1, 1995, the Federal Refund Rule regulation is mandated for all students who have Title IV funding. Institutions must calculate any State or Accrediting Agency (if applicable) refund rule first. A refund using the Federal refund rule is calculated last. The larger refund of the three policies must be the one applied to the students account.

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Course attendance

     To maximize the probability of academic success, students are expected to attend all classes and scheduled laboratories for the courses in which they have enrolled. Attendance exceptions may be made by the course instructor. It is each student's responsibility to become familiar with the attendance expectations of the instructor during the first week of class. Students who do not feel they can meet the attendance expectations for the course should withdraw during the first week of class. An instructor may withdraw students for excessive course absences.

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