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  • Midterm and Final Exams - Hesston College
    Midterm and Final Exams Midterm and Final Exams Most instructors schedule exams at midterm and at the end of term Midterm exams are administered at the regular class meeting time The final week of each term however is scheduled differently What is finals week like Reading Day is held between the last day of classes and the first full day of final exams Only evening classes meet on Reading Day and the final exam is given at the time On the following three days all daytime classes are assigned one two hour block of time for a final exam A few instructors schedule a class activity of some kind other than an exam for that final two hour period So you still must attend The schedule for final exam week is posted on the cover of the printed course schedule You can also find it linked to the registrar s page of the Hesston College website Can I take midterm and final exams early Yes but only under unusual circumstances You are charged 50 for each exam you take early and you must get the instructor s written consent In most cases an instructor must make up a new exam if you take it at a time different than your classmates do The fee compensates the instructor for the extra work What are legitimate reasons for requesting early final exams Weddings of close relatives like brothers or sisters would qualify So would medical examinations or procedures in cases where extended recovery time is required Leaving early because that is when your friends are going does not count Holding airline tickets for flights that leave early isn t an acceptable reason either Don t make any travel plans until you know when your final exams are scheduled How do I request

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/student-development/student-handbook/academics/midterm-and-final-exams/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Registration Information - Hesston College
    60 credits needed for graduation over a two year period four semesters you must take an average of 15 credits each semester However there are good reasons to deviate from this norm You should take 16 or 17 hours per semester if you have good study habits you earned a good GPA in high school like a 3 50 or better and you completed the recommended courses for college bound students Note that there is an overload charge for hours beyond 17 You should reduce your load to 12 13 or 14 hours per semester at least during your first term if you struggled in high school or did not take college prep courses you have been out of school for a number of years or you will be employed a significant number of hours while you are a student These are all legitimate reasons for taking a lighter load This means that you may need to take heavier loads later extend your period of study at Hesston to two and a half years or take a summer course or two along the way The general standard is that for each hour of time spent in class you should spend two to three hours of preparation time outside of class You should think of a three credit class as a nine hour per week class The actual amount will vary with your abilities your academic background and your motivation But if we trust the ratio as a guideline a full time student taking 15 credits can expect to spend a total of 45 or more hours each week on course work including in class lectures and labs and out of class preparation p Can I take fewer than 12 hours Yes and that may be in your best interest But if you take fewer than 12 credits you are classified as a part time student You are not eligible to participate in varsity sports and your financial aid will be reduced to match the number of hours you take Can I change courses after the term begins You may within limits See Registration in the Academic Life section of the catalog for details To make a change visit your academic advisor to review your plans If a change is appropriate your advisor will file the change online with the Registrar s Office Refer to the campus calendar on my hesston edu for the specific drop add period dates You may add a course to your schedule during the drop add period only If you drop a course during the drop add period it will not appear on your record If you drop a course between the end of the drop add period and the time the course is 60 percent complete it will remain on your record with a non punitive grade of W You may not withdraw from a course after it is 60 percent complete Tuition charges and financial aid awards are based on your enrollment at the

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/student-development/student-handbook/academics/registration-information/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Selecting Courses - Hesston College
    First some courses list prerequisites A prerequisite is a course an experience or status that you must have before you are permitted to enroll in a particular course For example to enroll in General Chemistry II you must have taken General Chemistry I To take the Hesston College integration course you must be a sophomore The second reason you may not be able to enroll in a course is if it has already reached the enrollment limit Many courses have restrictions on how many students can enroll because of lab space available computers and instructor work loads Courses are numbered in the 100s and 200s Courses at both levels are generally available to freshmen and sophomores Can I take courses at other colleges while I m a student at Hesston Yes under certain restricted conditions Some commuting students take courses at community colleges that are nearer their homes This should be discussed carefully with your academic advisor Hesston also cooperates with Bethel College a four year college seven miles away in North Newton Courses may be taken at Bethel if they are a required part of your program and they are not taught at Hesston Approval by the Hesston College vice president of Academics is required You can find the Bethel College course offerings online Courses taken at Bethel are enrolled through Hesston by a special arrangement Which writing course is right for me The standard writing course for most students at Hesston is Engl 125 College Writing I However under prepared students should take Basic Writing first Select Engl 100 Basic Writing if your ACT ENG is below 17 SAT VERBAL is below 350 or ASSET Writing Skills is below 18 Otherwise select College Writing I The associate of arts degree requires two semesters of writing but all other degrees require only one However if the school to which you plan to transfer after Hesston requires six hours of writing take College Writing I and College Writing II Do I need to take a math course If so which one To earn the A A the A S or the A G S degrees you must complete a math course For the A A A S degree you can meet the math requirement in other ways There are many good reasons to take a math course even if you do not need to do so to graduate from Hesston You may need a math course to provide background for other course work You may need a math course in order to graduate from a transfer school And you may just find the topic interesting See the course catalog for details of each degree s math requirement and for descriptions of all math courses Do I need to take a computer course A computer course is not required but Introduction to Computers or equivalent skills is a prerequisite for most computer courses and some courses in other departments Discuss the computer competency advising guide with your advisor to determine if

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/student-development/student-handbook/academics/selecting-courses/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Transfer and Advanced Placement - Hesston College
    Placement Transfer and Advanced Placement Hesston College recognizes the value of college courses you may have taken elsewhere or exams you may have completed that merit college credit Ask to have the official records of these experiences sent to the Registrar s Office at Hesston for review Do courses I ve taken at other colleges transfer to Hesston Yes previous work can be applied to your degree at Hesston if the course was taken at an accredited college or university the course was college level not developmental in nature like a basic writing or basic math you earned at least a C in the course the course satisfies a requirement in your program of study at Hesston the course is not a repeat of work you may have already taken at Hesston or elsewhere As a part of your admission requirement you were asked to submit official transcripts of all previous college work The transcripts are evaluated by the registrar and sometimes by other departments An evaluation of your work is available through myHesston The evaluation indicates which courses are acceptable and how they will apply to your anticipated degree at Hesston If you complete work at other colleges while you are a student at Hesston be sure to have a transcript of that work sent to the registrar at Hesston Can I get credit for AP or other exams Hesston grants credit for AP CLEP and International Baccalaureate exams For AP exams a score of 3 4 or 5 is required For others scores equivalent to a B are needed The exam scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the registrar at Hesston Can I get credit for church voluntary service Youth Evangelism Service YES or other church programs Yes Hesston grants credit for voluntary service

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/student-development/student-handbook/academics/transfer-and-advanced-placement/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Transferring to Other Colleges After Hesston - Hesston College
    Hesston that may be upper level at the transfer school If you don t know where you will transfer or what your major will be add one more course to the A A requirements from each of the areas of written communication history social science and humanities plus introductory level courses in several other fields that are of most interest to you If you will seek a bachelor of arts degree at the transfer school add two semesters of one foreign language to the list above If you will seek the bachelor of science add more courses from the natural and quantitative sciences When and how should I connect with transfer schools During your first year at Hesston Read online the catalogs transfer guides applications and financial aid information for schools to which you might transfer Discuss the options with your advisor One good way to learn about schools that offer your particular major is to search the Internet College Source Online www collegesource org gives you access to the catalogs of several thousand colleges and universities Early in your second year at Hesston Make connections with someone at the transfer school who can be your advocate That person may be an admissions counselor a department chair an advisor or an instructor If possible visit the school in person Midway through your second year at Hesston Apply to one or more schools that are of most interest to you As a part of the process you will be asked to provide academic transcripts available from the Hesston College Registrar s Office and personal references Plan ahead Scholarship applications may be due as early as February 1 Ask the transfer school for written confirmation of how your Hesston College courses will be applied to the baccalaureate degree you wish to earn Be prepared to provide course descriptions syllabi and examples of your work if necessary Watch for information about when and where you can register for your first term Register as early as possible to get the courses you want and need What can I do if my courses don t transfer Hesston is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the quality of courses here is widely recognized There may however be courses you take at Hesston that will not fit a particular requirement at the transfer school Sometimes the course may be accepted as an elective But sometimes it simply won t fit anywhere That is why it is important to follow the guidelines provided earlier on course selection at Hesston You should recognize up front that public universities may not accept Bible and religion courses in transfer At Hesston we feel that courses of this nature like Biblical Literature are so important that we want you to take them anyway And many public schools will accept them In general if there is a particular course that the transfer school does not accept use whatever appeal process is available to you The first review of your transcript is usually

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  • Profile - Hesston College
    came to Hesston on a choir tour I was the choir accompanist and after the concert Ken Rodgers 85 approached me and asked if I knew where I was going to college the next year He encouraged me to visit Hesston I came for a visit and everything just worked out for me to start here How are you involved with the performing arts at Hesston I mainly play piano alto and baritone saxophone and sing I also know how to play the guitar drums and bass guitar This year I am in Bel Canto Singers and Concert Band and I am taking private voice lessons I sometimes play piano for chapel services and church services at the Hesston United Methodist Church Last year I was in Chorale and Concert Band and I took private piano lessons I also played with AY Aaron Young 12 and accompanied some of my friends for their recitals and other performances How long have you been studying music I first started taking piano lessons when I was about five years old My sisters were both taking lessons and I asked my parents if I could too After a couple of years of lessons my teacher moved away but my parents encouraged me to keep playing on my own My dad would have me listen to a song and then try to play it by ear What is your favorite kind of music to play I like to play jazz I don t like to read music and jazz is so freeing and fun You are not bound by what is written on the page and you can make it do whatever you want When I hear music I like to think about how I can make it different or better and that is what

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  • Profile - Hesston College
    an individual Through my Bible and religion classes like Bib Lit Faith and Discipleship I was able to learn more about myself and what I believe I feel like I am leaving Hesston with a much better hold on what I believe What is your major and what factors helped you choose it I am working towards a communication major with a minor in graphic design I came to Hesston as a deciding student but through classes like career development and desktop publishing and talking with my parents I decided on communication and graphic design because of how well those areas fit my interests and skills What opportunities have you had at Hesston College to practice skills you will use as you further study your major and get in to a professional career The most rewarding and beneficial opportunity I had at Hesston was to work in the Marketing and Communications office as a graphic design intern Through my internship I was able to work side by side with the college s graphic designer to work on projects and produce pieces that I got to see utilized in departments all over campus and beyond campus as well What is the best part of your Hesston Experience The best part of my Hesston Experience has been the friendships I have made both with my peers instructors and other faculty and staff I am excited to see how those relationships will continue to develop in the future How have you been challenged spiritually or experienced spiritual growth at Hesston College Coming to Hesston was the first time I was away from home and from my parents for a long amount of time My time at Hesston was a time where I could reevaluate the beliefs of my parents which I had always

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/profile/student-profile-marissa-hochstetler-2014/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Profile - Hesston College
    a school financed by Virginia Mennonite Missions with both Albanian teachers and American volunteer teachers One of my teachers Lisa Mast 02 told me about Hesston I wanted to come to the United States for college because I wanted a better education than I would have received in Albania I chose Hesston because it is a small Christian school with a warm community and from what I had heard they help international students succeed by being available in all areas of the student experience A Home away from Home I have felt very welcome at Hesston from the first day I was on campus especially when a faculty member gave me flowers Everyone here is so welcoming and caring and it is the Christian environment that I was very eager to be a part of Campus Worship hymn sings and gathering together to have a good time are things that I really value about Hesston People say hello when you meet them in passing which is very different than where I come from Change and Exploration At first I was afraid of the things I didn t know about I was nervous about the language and communicating with others since English is not my first language It hasn t been a big problem but I have had a few incidents when I ve felt uncomfortable in the conversation I am the only student from Albania so I ve had to figure out the differences myself and I haven t been able to just become complacent in only talking to others who speak Albanian which has helped me improve my language skills Setting Goals One of my future career goals is to work in international relations During my senior year of high school I participated in Model United Nations which made

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/profile/student-profile-irena-xhari-2016/ (2016-02-13)
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