Georgia Highlands College

GHC eLearning Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out what courses are offered?
You may call the admissions office at (706) 295-6339 or email them and request a current college schedule, or you may visit the College by DVD, Telecourse, and Web-Based Courses web sites.

How do I register for the course?
For the most part, electronic based courses follow the same procedure as traditional course registration.

If you are a new student and have completed the application process, you will be notified of orientation times in which advisement and registration occur.

If you are a returning student who has not attended Georgia Highlands College for one year prior to your re-entry, you must complete necessary paperwork before registration may occur. Please contact the admission office at (706) 295-6339 for re-admission information and form (form is different from the new student admission form).

If you are a continuing student you may register online through The SCORE provided you don't have any financial obligation (parking ticket, library fine, laptop fee, etc.) to the college, in which case you must first clear the obligation in order to be allowed to register. You may also register in person at the college.

How will I get the materials?
You can pick up the textbook from the Georgia Highlands College bookstore or order it online. Any other course material will be distributed by the faculty member during the orientation session or as outlined in the course syllabus.

How will I interact with the faculty?
You can visit or call the instructor during his/her office hours; the times are printed on the course syllabus. You can also reach faculty via voicemail, fax, postal mail, email, or other online methods. Each instructor will specify the methods of communication available for the specific course.

How will I interact with other students in the course?
All students will have email capabilities. The instructor will specify if interaction is required for the course. Methods can include but not be limited to email, telephone conference call, online discussion boards.

How will I turn in the assignments?
Instructors may direct you to drop off assignments at one of the Georgia Highlands College campuses, submit them via email or other online method, or send via postal mail. Methods will be stipulated in each course's syllabus.

How will I take quizzes and tests?
The instructor will specify during orientation and on the syllabus as to when and where quizzes and tests need to be taken. They may be given online or proctored at a Georgia Highlands College location.

How will I receive my grade?
Students can access their grades through The SCORE.

How do I withdraw from the course?
As with regular courses, you may drop a course during the drop/add period without penalty.

After the drop/add period ends, you may withdraw from a course without penalty until mid-term.

In order to drop a class after mid-term, you must complete the "Withdrawal After Mid-Semester Form". These forms may be obtained in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs in Rome, or from a Center Coordinator at any other campus. If you don't complete the "Documentation of Your Hardship" portion of that form, or complete the portion and the hardship is disapproved, you will receive a WF as the course grade. If the hardship is approved, you may receive a W or a WF at the instructor's discretion.

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