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Post Irma Update

STUDENT RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

FEELING STRESSED ABOUT CLASSES? THINKING ABOUT DROPPING? WE CAN HELP!
Please fill out an inquiry form to have an advisor provide you with one-on-one assistance.
https://goo.gl/forms/QXVFt48wP48QDkvV2

To speak with someone directly, please call 954-201-7350.

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COURSE SCHEDULE
Q. Will there be make-up time for classes missed?
Answer: Each professor will provide you with an adjusted syllabus for the classes in which you are registered. This will ensure you are clear about any changes to assignment deadlines, testing, and course outcomes. The updated syllabus will be uploaded to D2L. Your professor will also be discussing with you the use of support tools such as online assignments/quizzes and other methods which may be effective in helping you make up for lost time. If you have any personal challenges with any of the recommended adjustments please do not hesitate to tell your professor and academic advisor.

Q. Who is my academic advisor?
Answer: Go to our website: www.broward.edu. Click on “Academics and Programs.” Click on “Advising.” Click “View Pathway Advisors by Campus.” If you do not know which Pathway your program of study belongs to, search by clicking the “View Academic Programs by Pathway” first.

ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADES
Q. How will the closure affect the due dates for assignments?
Answer: A final decision on whether there will be any changes to the academic calendar will be made by next week. Each professor will provide you with updates to their class syllabus including due dates for assignments.

CLASS ATTENDANCE
Q. When do I need to come for classes?
Answer: Regularly scheduled classes will start on Monday, September 18th, however, if you do not have classes on this day, then you should return on the day and time you have your classes. For example, if you have a class scheduled on Wednesday, September 20th at 2:00 p.m., you are not required to come to the College before that time unless you want to use other services or speak with an academic advisor.

Q. What if I am facing personal challenges as a result of the storm and can’t attend classes? Will I be penalized?
Answer: Class attendance and participation are important to your success in college. If you can’t attend classes for any reason, please discuss the challenges with your professor/instructor and your academic advisor to identify possible options.

PAYMENTS/REFUNDS
Q. Will I get additional time to make tuition payments
Answer: Only for Session 3 students. If you are enrolled in Session 3 then you will have until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 21 to make a payment. The last day to drop with 100% refund is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 22.

Q. When will Financial Aid issue refund checks for Sessions 1 & 2?
Answer: We are attempting to process refunds as scheduled. If delays occur, affected students will be informed of
new payment dates.

DROP/ADD PERIOD
Q. Will I get additional time to make changes to my selected classes? 
Answer: The Drop/Add period for Session 3 has been extended as shared prior to our closure for Hurricane Irma. The three-day window for dropping and/or adding classes starts on September 18th and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20th. You will have until Wednesday to freely drop and add classes without having to ask instructor permission to get into a class.

All tuition and fees must be paid by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 21.
The last day to drop classes with a 100% refund is now Friday, September 22. 

RESOURCES ON CAMPUS

Q. Have services and resources on campus been affected by the storm?
Answer: The College has worked to ensure normal operations on each campus before we resumed classes. All Student Services including the Cashier, Academic Advising, Financial Aid, ASCs, Libraries, Testing Centers and Bookstores are available as of Thursday, September 14.

Student Services (Admissions/Registration, Advising, Financial Aid, Cashier’s Office, and Student Life)

  • All Campuses and Miramar West Center: Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • WHC Downtown Center: Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Academic Success Centers (ASC), Libraries and Testing Centers
*Note: Testing Centers and ASCs will offer extended hours from Monday, September 18 through Sunday, October 1.

A. HUGH ADAMS CENTRAL CAMPUS

  • Library and ASC: Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 2 to 6 p.m.
  • E-testing: Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday CLOSED
  • Testing: Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 to 8 p.m.

JUDSON A. SAMUELS SOUTH CAMPUS

  • ASC: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • South Regional Library: Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Testing: Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24.

NORTH CAMPUS

  • ASC: Saturday/Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Testing: Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MIRAMAR WEST CENTER

  • ASC: Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Testing: Monday and Wednesday 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHC DOWNTOWN CENTER

  • ASC: Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday 2 to 8 p.m.

WATER AND FOOD

Q. Are the food and water on campus safe?
Answer: Yes. All amenities are available including food, water, and Wi-Fi access. The Boil Water restriction in place for The City of Pembroke Pines has been cleared.

DEALING WITH PERSONAL CHALLENGES

Q. What if my circumstances prevent me from returning to classes on Monday, September 18?
Answer: We understand that disasters and crisis situations can cause tremendous personal strain that may affect your ability to resume classes on Monday. Before opting to withdraw, please speak with your academic advisor or call 954-201-7350 to explore all of the available options. Broward College is committed to helping you meet your academic goals and will work with you to see how best we can assist with challenges. Remember that withdrawal can impact your Financial Aid for the term and future terms, and will increase the amount of time required to graduate.

Q. Will withdrawal affect my transcript?
Answer: A grade of “W” will be reflected on your transcript.

Q. What will happen to my Financial Aid if I withdraw?
Answer: If you withdraw because of a disaster, Broward College may need to adjust the amount of aid that you receive due to an early withdrawal from courses. This adjustment may result in you owing money back to the College. If so, your account will be charged and a hold placed to prevent future registration until you have made a full payment of the debt.

Additionally, a withdrawal from a course is an unsuccessful attempt for the purposes of Satisfactory Academic Progress calculations which, in turn, may affect your future eligibility for aid.Please refer to the Student Handbook Section Paying for College and Financial Aid and refer to the paragraphs entitled Return of Title IV Funds and Satisfactory Academic Progress for detailed information.

VETERANS

If you withdraw from one or more courses after the end of the Drop/Add period and receive grades that don’t count toward your graduation requirements, you may have to repay all the benefits VA paid for the course from the beginning of the term. Please note: the missed week does not affect your VA Benefits if you work with your professor to make up any assignments.

If you choose to withdraw from any course you may not have to repay the benefits if you show that the change was due to reasons beyond your control. The reasons must be unavoidable and unexpected events that directly interfered with your enrollment. Contact the VA hotline at 888-442-4551 to discuss any interference in your enrollment.

If you are a Veteran, National Guard or Reservist called to active duty you may request a petition for refund through the Admission’s office. Please see Broward Policy at: http://www.broward.edu/legal/policies/Section%20Template/6Hx2-5.36.pdf

NEW APPLICATION DEADLINES

Q. Are there new deadlines for program applications which were affected by the closure of the College?
Answer: Yes.

    Nursing: Spring 2018 Class – The application period has been extended to September 29.
                  Summer 2018 Class – The application period will open on October 2. Radiation Therapy: Fall 2018 Class – The application period will now open on September 18.

COUNSELING

We know that disasters like Hurricane Irma can cause tremendous personal and emotional strain. If you would like to speak with a mental health professional, contact Henderson Student Counseling Services at 954-424-6916.

DISCOUNTED PRINTING FOR STUDENTS

Student printing has been reduced by fifty percent (50%) for students who pay for their printing with a credit or debit card using the EFI kiosk.

For student printing purchases made with a prepaid card, you can request a refund of the discount (50%) using the help desk form. You must retain the pre-paid card as the refund will be applied to that card. https://helpdesk.broward.edu/TDClient/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=14501

BROWARD 211 DISASTER RELIEF RESOURCES GUIDE

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