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Wait List Policy When a class is closed, a student may place his/her name on a wait list, if one is available. There are no wait lists for online classes. Instructors will admit students from the wait list on a first-come, first-served basis. This, however, is not an automatic process. The student must attend the first class meeting and inform the instructor that he/she is on the wait list and is interested in adding the class. After securing the instructor's signature on the program card or wait-list form, the student must then officially register for the class by returning the signed form to the Admissions & Records Office and paying any fees. Enrollment must be completed prior to the registration deadline.

Auditing Courses (BP 4070) Students may attend regular college classes for no credit. The following conditions apply:

  • 1.

    The student must be eligible for admis- sion.

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    The instructor must approve.

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    Space must be available. Credit students have priority; therefore, auditing students may register only after the second class meeting.

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    Audit status may not be changed to regu- lar status or vice versa.

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    The $15 per unit audit fee is non-refund- able.

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    Audit records are not entered on the tran- script.

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    Out-of-state tuition is not charged.

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    Students who carry ten or more units will not be charged for auditing three or fewer units.

Study Loads In order to meet graduation requirements in four semesters, students must complete an average of 15 degree-applicable units of credit each semes- ter.

During the fall and spring semesters, students may register for up to 18.5 units without approval. Students desiring to enroll in 19-21 units must have a 3.0 GPA and obtain written approval from a counselor. Written approval from the Vice President of Student Services is required to enroll in more than 21 units.


During the summer session, students may enroll in 9 units or less without approval. Written approval from the Vice President of Student Services is required in enroll in 9 or more units.

Change in Address Be sure to inform Admissions and Records, as well as Financial Aid, of any change of address, phone number, name or social security number. Important registration materials and announce- ments are mailed throughout the year, so keep your mailing address up to date by completing a Personal Information Update form.

Student Records and Release of

Student Information Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and California Education Code, a student may request to inspect all his/her official school records, files and related data that are classified as student records. The records will be available for review at a mutually convenient time during regular working hours. If information in the file is inaccurate, misleading or inappropri- ate, a student may request removal of the infor- mation or include a statement disputing the material that is challenged.

Students have a right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in their education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. FERPA permits disclosures without consent to "school officials" with "legitimate educational interests." "School officials" include Barstow College employees; agents of the College (such as an attorney or collection agent); or individuals, including students, serving on official committees or assisting a school official perform his/her tasks. A school official has a "legitimate educa- tional interest" if the official needs to review an education record to fulfill his/her professional responsibility. Upon request, the Admissions and Records Office discloses education records with- out consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks to enroll.

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