Can you send my child's grades home?
access their grades online. Grade reports will only be mailed to the
student's home address upon student request. Grade reports and transcripts are
not accessible for students who have an unpaid balance.
What types of disability services can you provide for my child?
documentation, accommodations such as a note-taker, quiet
separate test setting, extended time, tape-recorded class lectures and the use
of a calculator on exams can be provided. Proper documentation guidelines can
found on our ADA accommodations page.
How will my
child know if he or she is struggling in a course?
of Academic Records, in conjunction with The Academic Center for Excellence,
provides Early Warning Reports, as well as, Mid-Term Warning grades to all
students who fall within the C- or below grade range.
In the event
my child is out a week or more, who should be contacted at the College?
If a student
is absent for an extended period of time, they should always
notify the Dean’s Office, as well as their faculty members. The student must
present a valid reason for his or her absence.
My child is
having difficulty managing his or her time. How can The Academic Center assist with time management and organization skills?
Center for Excellence provides individualized mentoring for academic success to
any student who wishes to meet with one of our staff members. We also have
academic planners available, as well as information on study tips, time
management, organization skills and effective note-taking tips.
If my child
is having difficulty in a course, what would you suggest he or she do to find a tutor?
Center for Excellence coordinates with each department chair to hire and staff
a variety of peer tutors for different subjects. At the beginning of each
semester we determine which areas are problem areas for students and begin the
process of hiring qualified tutors to assist them with any academic difficulty they may face in that particular course. It would also benefit each
talk to their individual faculty member regarding concerns over the course. This
ensures that the faculty member is aware of the difficulty and can do their
to aid the student throughout the semester. Students can find peer tutor hours posted in The Academic Center for Excellence.
you suggest to my son or daughter who suffers with their writing skills?
Center provides a free consulting service on any type of writing
project. An initial meeting would be set up with the student to identify their
strengths and weakness as a writer. Then, the student would be introduced to
of our writing tutors who would work with them on composition, editing, formatting and revising their paper.
first-year student, who will be assisting my son or daughter through their college transition?
Your son or
daughter will have the support system of not only The Academic
Center for Excellence, but also faculty advisors and first-year mentors. Through our
program, all first-year students take the First-Year Experience (FYE) Seminar. This is a self-development course emphasizes areas such as academic enrichment, applied knowledge, higher-level thinking, and socio-economic perspectives.
Joseph’s have programs to ease the transition from high school to college?
- First-Year Experience
- Summer orientations
- Fall orientation, first-year
- Counseling Center
- Social and activity programs
on each floor of residence hall with resident
Do you have
limited shuttle transportation to Windham, South
Portland and Portland to Amtrak and airport.
What type of
security does SJC have for its students and buildings?
security department is open 24/7. All security officers are trained as
emergency “first responders,” and many of them are trained as EMTs as
Campus call boxes are provided in parking areas so that students may call for a
security escort to their residence hall if they arrive on campus late at
halls have front-door locks and each student room has a
separate lock, thus giving students a “doubly secure” living space.
child be allowed to choose his/her roommate?
As long as
both students request one another, they are allowed to room
together. At new student orientation, first-year students will meet many students
and may find someone they elect to live with. For returning students, the
housing selection process allows for students to choose their roommates as
Will my student be allowed to have a car on campus?
Students are asked to register their cars with the security office for a
fee of $100, and are given a student parking decal that allows them to park in
specific lots on campus.
there is an emergency on campus?
To report a
crime or other emergency, please call the security office at
207-893-6687 from an off-campus or cellular phone, or dial extension 6687 from
any campus extension. The emergency line, 7911, can be dialed from any
telephone call boxes are located outside or near all residence
halls, the parking lot behind the Alfond Center, and the baseball field parking
lot. These telephone call boxes, which call the security office, are in
prominent locations and are identified with a blue light.
an emergency notification system, will notify the campus
community of critical emergency situations at the college via phone (cell and
room phones), e-mail and parental contact information. Blackboard Connect can be found
under the MySJC link on the website.
In early spring, information regarding May
Commencement will be posted on the College's Commencement page