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The general rule for planning your study time is academic classes require approximately two hours of study for every one hour in class. This means for a 3-unit class, you should plan six hours of study time each week in addition to the time you spend in class.
Plan your schedule to leave some time between classes to review your notes and read before the next class. Classes start at the time posted in the Schedule of Classes but end at least 10 minutes earlier than indicated. This allows you time to move to another class.
SRJC offers classes at many locations in addition to those on the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses. Make sure that you are aware of the location of classes for which you register. Classes that list their location as PC meet in Petaluma. When viewing the class schedule online, you can click on the room number to access a campus map. For a tour of the Santa Rosa Campus, contact the Student Activities office. Contact Admissions & Records at Petaluma Campus for a tour of Petaluma facilities.
Wait lists are established for some classes. Being on a wait list improves your chances of registering for a closed class. If you are able to register on the wait list (the same way you register for any class), your standing will automatically advance as other students drop. You are expected to attend class if you are on a wait list. Check your class schedule frequently to see if you have been added.
If there is not a wait list available, you can register only if the instructor gives you a 4 digit "add code" or signs an add/drop card for you. Use this code to register in person or online registration. If you have the instructor's signature, you will have to register in person.
The academic calendar is found on the college home page and in the printed schedule of classes. The calendar lists important dates for the semester including holidays.
Deadlines for a specific class can be found by clicking on the “Dates” link in the online schedule of classes or in your class schedule found inside your student portal. Information on dates for adding late, withdrawing, choosing the Pass/No Pass grading option, and the date for the final exam are all found here.
It is always your responsibility to withdraw from a class if you are not going to attend or not able to complete the class. Students are encouraged to speak with the instructor and/or a counselor before they drop classes. To withdraw from a course, you must drop via your student portal. A signature is not needed. Print a copy of your new class schedule as proof that you completed the withdrawal process.
Withdrawal deadlines can be found by clicking on the “Dates” link in the online schedule of classes or in your class schedule found inside your student portal. There are separate deadlines for withdrawing with a “W” grade and withdrawing without a “W”. "W" grades are not used in computing a grade point average, but withdrawing from classes can affect you in other ways (scholarship, financial aid, progress probation, etc.). A counselor can help you decide if this is your best option.
Each semester the college offers a variety of classes that start later than the traditional semester classes. Some classes are offered in an "intensive" format as well as starting at alternative times. The schedule of classes on the Web includes late starting classes. Use the Advanced Search.
Parking permits may be purchased on a daily basis for $4 each day, or a semester permit may be purchased when you register for classes. A permit allows you to park at the Santa Rosa Campus, Petaluma Campus, and the Public Safety Training Center in Windsor. A semester parking permit for an auto costs $60.00 per semester. Associated Student Membership provides for a discount on your parking fees. When you pay your fees, your permit will be mailed to you. You may also purchase permits directly from the District Police Office, Pedroncelli Center, or at the Business Services Office at the Petaluma Campus.
A permit entitles you to park on a space available basis. During peak times from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM there are minimal spaces available. Students are encouraged to consider alternative transportation such as carpooling, bus service, and bicycles. Review the SRJC Police Web site http://www.santarosa.edu/administration/college-safety/district-police/general-information.shtml for more information.
Many classes can be taken for pass/no pass. If this option is available it will be indicated at the end of the course description in the Schedule of Classes. The option must be chosen within the first 30% of the course. A few classes are offered only on a Pass/No Pass basis.
Pass is defined as satisfactory completion of the minimum course requirements (a "C" grade or better). Rather than receiving a grade on your transcript, you will earn a pass if you met the minimum course requirements. Pass and No Pass do not affect your grade point average, and give you a chance to explore subjects outside of your major. Do not choose this option for classes within your major. Consult a counselor for more information about this option. There is a semester limit of 3 units (or course of a higher unit value).
Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges