Ranken’s student handbook contains everything you need to know about rules and procedures at the College.

 

Ranken Handbook

Table of Contents (PDF link)

A Message from the President 2
Information Directory 5
Academic Calendar and Student Events 8
Campus Map 8
Purpose & Philosophy of the College 9
Institutional Purposes 9
Values 10
Education at Ranken Technical College 10
The Technical Component 10
The General Education Component 11
The Work Ethic Component 11
Outcomes Assessment 11
Academic Policies 12
Academic Honesty 12
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) 12
Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculations 12
President’s List 13
Latin Honors 13
Requirements for Graduation 14
Academic Referral System 14
Standards of Academic Progress 14
Repeating a Course 14
Adding Courses 14
Voluntary Withdrawal from Courses 14
Official Withdrawal from the College 15
Credit by Assessment 15
Credit for Prior Learning Program 16
Internships 16
Transfer Credit 16
Transferring of Associate Degree 17
Standards of Conduct 17
Work Ethic Policy 18
Core Work Ethic Traits 18
Attendance Policy 20
Student Identity Verification Policy 21
Emergency Notification System and Inclement Weather 22
Dismissal from the College for Exceeding in All Courses 22
Appearance 22
Approved Clothing 23
Shop Safety Protection 25
Tobacco Policy 25
Designated Smoking Area Map 26
Drug Awareness and Prevention 27
Vehicle Regulations 27
Vehicles in Vicinity of Campus 27
Parking Regulations 27
Driving Regulations 28
ID Policy 29
General Policy Statement 29
Visitors 29
General Rules and Regulations 30
Finances, Tuition and Fees 30
Tuition & Fees 30
Returned Check and ACH Return Policy 31
Institutional Refund Policy 31
Ranken 1Card Refund Policy 31
Withdrawals and Associated Charges/Credits 31
Readmission 32
Credit Balance and eRefund Policy 32
Return of Title IV Aid 32
Bookstore Refunds 33
Financial Aid Information 33
Types of Financial Aid 33
Verification Process 34
General Student Eligibility Requirements 34
Determining Financial Aid Awards 34
Disbursements of Awards 34
Scholarship Programs 34
Part-Time Employment for Students 35
Cost of Attendance 35
Standards of Academic Progress for Financial Aid 35
Deferments and Forbearances 36
Student Life 36
Alumni Association 36
Career Services 36
Department of Public Safety 36
Student Success Counselor 37
Registrar’s Office 37
Residential Life 37
Student Fee 37
Student Activities and Organizations 37
Student Success Center (SSC) 38
Students with Disabilities 39
Sexual Misconduct 39
Other Institutional Policies 42
Acceptable Use of Computer Labs 42
Academic Freedom 43
Complaints and Changes 43