Sep 18, 2020  
Student Handbook 2017-2018 
Student Handbook 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Success Center

The Student Success Center in Danielson is a one-stop location located across from the entrance to the cafeteria. This is your one-stop center for admissions, academic advising, career services, disability services, financial aid services and transfer services. The Student Success Center was created to better serve you, increase your access to multiple resources in one location and improve efficiency with a sole point of contact.

Academic Advisement
All advising is a collaborative relationship between a student and an academic advisor. The intent of this collaboration is to assist the student in the development of meaningful educational goals that are consistent with personal interests, values and abilities. All General Studies and Liberal Arts & Sciences majors, as well as, non-degree seeking students can visit the Student Success Center in Danielson, room C129. All students enrolled in career programs should meet with faculty and program coordinators within their chosen major. Willimantic Center students can receive advising and career support for all programs and majors.

Career Services
An array of services are available to credit and non-credit students and alumni at our Danielson and Willimantic locations. Free services include access to the College Central Network Services (CCN) through the QVCC website. CCN offers support with resume development and job search. You will also find job posting boards and labor market information.

Disability Services
Quinebaug Valley Community College is committed to the goal of achieving equal educational opportunity and full participation for individuals with disabilities. To this end, QVCC seeks to ensure that no qualified person is excluded from participation in, is denied the benefit of, or otherwise is subjected to discrimination in any of its programs, services, or activities. Persons with disabilities who wish to disclose a disability are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Please complete a Self-Disclosure Form for Students with Disabilities found online, in Danielson at the Student Success Center room C129, or the Willimantic Center. Upon receipt of the form, you will receive a letter from one of the college’s Disability Service Providers.

Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Office at QVCC is committed to reducing economic barriers to higher education. Financial assistance is provided primarily through federal grants, state grants, scholarships, and work-study. Most aid is awarded based upon the student’s financial need as assessed by the federal formula. QVCC does not participate in any loan programs.

Eligibility Requirements
Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for financial aid: be citizens or eligible non-citizens, be matriculated in an eligible program of study, have received their high school diploma or GED, be registered with selective services if required, not be convicted of a drug-related crime within the last year, not be in default from a previous student loan, and maintain attendance as well as satisfactory academic progress. Eligible programs include all associate degrees and certificates of 30 credits or more.
Priority Deadline for Financial Aid is as follows:
Fall Semester – August 1
Spring Semester – December 1

Emergency Scholarships
Quinebaug Valley has two sources of emergency scholarships to aid current students who are experiencing a crisis situation. These scholarships require a written letter outlining the situation from a College faculty or staff member who is aware of the circumstances. Letters should be sent to the director of financial aid. All letters and circumstances will remain confidential. Funding is limited for these awards.

College Work Study
This program provides jobs at the College for students with financial need. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester to maintain eligibility.

Transfer Services
Advising support is available to those students seeking to transfer to four year institutions. Guaranteed admission programs are available with UCONN (GAP) and the CT State Universities (COMPACT) for students who complete the required paperwork.Students can also select one of many pathway programs to state universities. Please contact an advisor in Willimantic or Danielson for further details.