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Degree Works Open Lab Schedule

By Mary C. Bergstrom
Posted on 28 June 2021 | 1:10 pm

Degree Works Open Labs:  Answering questions about the NEW Degree Works layout.  No reservation needed.

  • July 7: 10 AM- 11 AM
  • July 14: 2 PM -3 PM
  • July 21: 10 AM -11 AM
  • July 28: 2 PM – 3 PM

Zoom “drop-in” https://bit.ly/3gM3wvk

Passcode: 5668

The lobby in Suite 281 will be closed to in-person traffic on Friday, June 18, 2021 from 8:30 am to 11:00 am and 3:00pm – 5:00pm.  We are available virtually via telephone and email during those times.  The lobby will be open to in-person traffic from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The 2021-2022 undergraduate and graduate catalogs are now live at https://catalog.cofc.edu !

The Office of the Registrar and Transfer Resource Center will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021 in observance of Memorial Day.

The College of Charleston has authorized Credentials Solutions/Parchment to provide online transcript ordering, printing, and delivery.  Order online via MyCharleston or the Credentials Solutions/Parchment website.   More information can be found on our website:  https://registrar.cofc.edu/transcripts/official-transcripts.php

Current and former students should use the Credentials Solutions/Parchment ordering service available through MyCharleston to authenticate and avoid completing the Signature Authorization Form.

  • Make sure your browser is not blocking pop-ups.
  • Login to MyCharleston
  • Select either the Academic Services or the Alumni tab
  • Look for the Transcripts channel
  • Click the Official Academic Transcript Request link; this will open the Credentials Solutions/Parchment site in a new window.

Alumni who do not have a current MyCharleston account may order directly with Credentials Solutions/Parchment.

Students who may not have access to a major credit card or the Internet should contact the Registrar’s Office.

 

In order to accommodate parking on campus for the afternoon commencement ceremony on Friday, May 7th,  the RO and TRC will close at noon on Friday, May 7, 2021.

Graduation is the official awarding of degrees. Participation in a commencement ceremony does not equal graduation. Students must meet all graduation requirements before a degree is conferred.  Commencement is an end-of-fall or -spring celebration for students projected to successfully complete all of their graduation requirements by the end of that fall, spring or summer semester.  The official date the Office of the Registrar awards degrees can be found on the academic calendar.

Q: If a Fall 2021 class is scheduled as in-person, will I be able to attend it remotely?

A:  If you have enrolled in an in-person class, you should plan to attend every class period in the classroom.  You should not assume that you can attend remotely, nor should you assume that instructors will record their lectures.  Consult with your instructors for the policy for your specific courses.

If you would like a fully-online schedule, you should choose courses marked as Exclusively Online or Exclusively Online + Online Scheduled Meetings. Keep in mind that not every course is available online. Students who need assistance should contact the department offering the course.

Due to severe weather conditions expected on Thursday afternoon, the College will close early on Thursday, March 18. All classes, activitiesevents and meetings scheduled after 1 p.m. are cancelled. This includes in-person, virtual and hybrid classes and laboratories. 

It is important to read this post in its entirety as it contains important details regarding your grades for this semester.  After final grades have been posted for the semester, students will be able to choose between the standard grade type (A-F) or the PS/NS grade type for one (1) eligible course completed in Spring 2021.

Timeline for Making Your Decision Between a Standard Letter Grade and the PS/NS Grade Type

  • The opportunity to select the PS/NS option will open for students in Banner Self-Service starting at 8:00 am (EST) May 4, 2021.
  • The decision deadline is 5:00 pm (EST) on May 5, 2021. Students may change their selection during this time period (May 4th and 5th, 2021).
  • All decisions are final as of 5:00 pm (EST) on May 5, 2021.

Choosing the PS/NS Grade Mode Option for Your Eligible Courses

  • Students should take time to review the frequently asked questions about this option by visiting the Office of the Registrar website: https://registrar.cofc.edu/grades/covid-19-spring-2021-grading-policy.php
  • In making the decision to retain a standard grade or choose the PS/NS grade type, it is critical for students to talk with their faculty, advisors, financial aid, and family.  The Center for Academic Performance and Persistence is a valuable resource for students making these decisions. Students should keep the following in mind:
    • A PS grade will earn credit hours but will not count in GPA calculations.
    • An NS grade will earn zero credit hours and will not count in GPA calculations.
  • Questions regarding how the PS/NS grade type will impact scholarship eligibility can be emailed to meritscholarships@cofc.edu.
  • Most students will choose to take the letter grade of C or better. For a C- grade, students should check their program requirements. Students who receive a D+, D, or D- grade may want to consider the PS grade. Students who receive an F grade will want to carefully consider the NS option.
  • If you do not want to select the PS/NS grade type for one of your eligible courses, you do not need to take any action.
  • There is a PS/NS grade mode access channel on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston.  If you would like to select the PS/NS grade for one of your eligible courses, detailed instructions can be found on the Office of the Registrar webpage: https://registrar.cofc.edu/grades/ps-ns-guide-spring-2021.pdf .

Viewing Your Letter Grades

  • At 8:00 am (EST) on May 4, 2021, students will have access to their letter grades via the Significant Disruption (PS/NS) Grade Mode page in Banner Self-Service. Grades will not be located in the normal Student Grades channel in MyCharleston or Degree Works during this time period.
  • Instructions on accessing grades in Banner-Self Service can be found on the Office of the Registrar webpage: https://registrar.cofc.edu/grades/ps-ns-guide-spring-2021.pdf.
  • Once the PS/NS decision period closes, final grades will be available to students on the Student Grades channel under the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston by noon on May 6, 2021.

screenshot of ps-ns channel on Academic Services tab in MyCharleston

 

Wishing you all good health!

Best,

Mary B.
University Registrar and Assistant Provost

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