Polices: Student Development Course (SDV)

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Student Development Course (SDV)

Policy Number: 606

Categorized: Student Services

Responsible Office: AVP for Academic Services

Subject: Requirement for taking SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 101 Orientation to a specific discipline

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Additional Information: Course Content Summary SDV 100, Course Content Summary SDV 101, SDV ABLE Exam

Effective Date:

Last Reviewed Date: 08/25/2017


1.0 Scope

This policy applies to all students who enroll in at least 15 credits and do not already have a degree.

2.0 Policy Statement

All students, except those in some career studies certificate programs, shall participate in a one-credit student development course designed to help them succeed in college, either SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 101 Orientation to a specific discipline.

3.0 Definitions

N/A

4.0 Procedures

Students must take an SDV course within their first 15 semester hours at the College, unless the requirement has been waived. This requirement may be met in several ways:

  • Take the course on campus or through ELI (1 credit hour).
  • Use transfer credit from another university version of the course to fulfill the requirement.
  • Pass the SDV ABLE Exam with a score of 38 or better. First time to college students, ages 17-24, are ineligible to take the exam in their first year.
  • Students who hold a transfer-oriented associate degree or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution will be considered to have met this requirement.

5.0 Authority

VCCS Policy 6.4.0.3. Orientation/Student Development

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