College can be exciting and overwhelming when it comes to scheduling classes. Your class schedule is critical to your success, and you will need the support and guidance from your academic advisor. Consider the following to help you map out a schedule that best serves your specific needs.
Because Albany Technical College offers a wide variety of degree, diploma, and technical certificates, different students may be required to complete different courses for their program of study. You can find the program descriptions in our College Catalog, as well as on the Areas of Study section of the Admissions web page.
College courses require good study habits, and you will need to learn to balance your school, home and work life when planning your college schedule. it is a good idea to ensure the types of classes you are taking are going to fit your unique schedule so you can be successful.
To be considered a full-time student, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Try to balance your schedule so you are not too overwhelmed. Think about your commitments outside of school. Do you have children? Work responsibilities? Other activities that take up your time? Do not take more classes than you can reasonably expect to be successful in or you will risk lowering your GPA or losing financial aid. Manage your time wisely!
TIME OF DAY
Albany Technical College offers classes on many different days and at many different times, as well as, online so you should be able to find a schedule that works for you. See your program advisor for assistance with creating your class schedule.
There are several opportunities for students to register for classes at Albany Technical College:
- Visit the Academic Advisement Center
- Your program advisor
- Banner web self-register
You can check registration dates each term by visiting the Student Calendar - (from Albany Tech homepage --> Campus Life --> Student Calendar)
Attendance and No-Show
Students are expected to be seat ready on day one of class and attend all classes in which they are registered. Students may not miss more than 10 % of the scheduled class time. If a student misses more than 10% of class time, the instructor can recommend that the student be withdrawn from the course through the 60% attendance point of the term.
A student who is registered for courses and who does not attend class or make any attempt to contact his or her instructor, will be marked as a no-show. Students are expected to attend class beginning the first day of the term or confirm attendance online. If you are absent from the first class meeting or are unable to confirm attendance for an online course, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor and confirm that you intend to be a student. If you do not communicate with your instructor, you will be removed from the class as a no-show.
A student who is registered for C Term courses and is marked as a no-show, will generate a return to Title IV funds obligation. Students must notify the Registrar's Office before the completion of B Term if they are not planning to attend C Term.
The Drop Period and the Add Period are different. A student may add a course during the add period designated in the official school calendar. A student may drop a course without academic penalty during the drop period designated in the official school calendar. However, progression rate and financial aid eligibility will be affected. Too, if a student needs to drop a C Term course, the drop must be submitted to the Registrar's Office before the completion of B Term to avoid generating a return to Title IV obligation.
Any student requesting to drop/add classes must see their instructor and program advisor.
STEPS TO DROP/ADD COURSES
The procedure for changes in schedules should be followed as outlined below.
- The Drop/Add form must be obtained in the Student Services office.
- The student must take the completed drop/add form to the Student Service office. Financial Aid will determine how the drop/add will affect the student's financial aid award and whether the financial aid will cover all costs resulting from the change.
- A new schedule will be available for the student to print via Bannerweb. The student is responsible for any additional costs.
- A Drop/Add Form should be used for any student dropping a class during the drop/add period.