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Matriculation is a process that brings students and their college into an agreement about the choices and processes needed for the student to realize his or her educational objectives. This agreement acknowledges the responsibilities and rights of both parties. As part of its on-going Matriculation Program, Solano Community College provides a full range of easily used services, including:
- Admission to the College
- Testing in writing and reading
- Orientation to the College
- Assessment of abilities and interests
- Counseling and advising
- Registration for courses
- Follow-up of student progress
- Various support services
Each student has the following responsibilities regarding matriculation services:
- To express an educational goal at the time of admission
- To meet with a counselor to discuss academic choices and to develop an educational plan
- To identify a specific educational goal by the completion of 15 semester units of degree-applicable, credit coursework
- To attend classes and complete assigned coursework
- To maintain progress toward the specified educational goal
The College has the right to withdraw from actively offering matriculation services to a matriculant who does not complete all steps in the matriculation process by the thirteenth week of his/her first term. The College has the right to refuse to enroll a student for more than thirty (30) units of remedial coursework. Exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Ethnic and language minority students and students with learning or physical disabilities have the right to modified or alternate services, if necessary, within each matriculation component that directly serves students.
The student has the right, and is strongly encouraged, to receive all matriculation services provided by the College. The student also has the right to refuse any or all of these services. The student's refusal, however, does not prevent the use of these services in the future. [Nothing contained herein affects services to which students are entitled under special federal or state programs.]
Students have the right to change a specified educational goal and to read or be provided with written procedures established by the District (ref. Board Policy §5210) to challenge matriculation regulatory provisions, appeal requirements of any prerequisite or corequisite based on unavailability of the necessary course, and file complaints concerning matriculation service components.
Procedures for implementing the various components of the College's on-going matriculation process are contained in the College/District Matriculation Plan, approved by the Chancellor's Office and on file in the offices of the Solano Community College Superintendent/President, Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs and of Student Ser-vices, and the Matriculation Coordinator.
Students appealing requirements of any prerequisite or corequisite based on unavailability of the necessary course should file a written complaint with the Solano Com-munity College Vice President of Academic Affairs. If the necessary course cannot be made available, the Vice President of Academic Affairs must waive the requirement for the student.
Students may file written complaints concerning matriculation service components with the Solano Community College Vice President of Student Services, whose responsibility it will be to contact the manager in charge of the component to investigate the complaint and, if warranted, direct any corrections to be made. The Vice President of Student Services will report to the student concerning the disposition of the complaint and action taken, if any.
The Solano Community College Matriculation Coordinator will ensure that an explanation of student rights and responsibilities regarding matriculation services is included in the College Catalog, the Schedule of Classes, and other print and non-print materials, as appropriate.
Students challenging the matriculation regulatory provisions should follow the steps established in Student Grievance Procedures (§5350).