What are the College’s responsibilities?

  • Provide quality instruction.
  • Provide the same services to our high school students that we do for our post-secondary students.
  • Answer your questions, and let you know what to expect.
  • Coordinate programs with the high schools.
  • Provide transcripts to students when appropriate.

What are my student’s responsibilities?

  • Contact their high school counselor to determine their eligibility to enroll in college credit classes.
  • Complete the Application/Registration Form for NCC with their high school counselor.
  • Obtain all required signatures before submitting the Registration Form (Student, Parent/Guardian and School Official).
  • Think about the time commitment. Look at your schedule of high school courses and activities.
  • Before enrolling, it is the student’s responsibility to check with his/her counselor and the transfer school for a determination of what will be accepted for transfer credit.
  • These are college level courses and require serious commitment to study and preparation.
  • Remember these courses become part of your permanent academic record.
  • Students must follow college procedures and guidelines for adding and dropping classes.
  • Students need good study habits and must be prepared to follow the NCC calendar.

What are my responsibilities as a parent?

  • As parents we hope that you encourage your student to take college classes responsibly. These courses are their first steps towards a post-secondary degree and one more step towards adulthood. Make sure they understand the commitment they are making.
  • Help them to grow as individuals by encouraging them to talk directly to their instructors when they have questions or concerns.
  • Help them understand and honor their student responsbilities (see below).

Who do I call if I have a concern about my student’s academic progress?

Students in Jointly Enrolled classes are considered College students by our facuilty and staff. Thus, NCC is limited in the information it may share with a parent or guardian. Students are encouraged to communicate with their instructors regularly about their concerns and needs. However, you can contact your student’s high school guidance counselor or the Director of Secondary Programs, Beth Frankenstein, at NCC for help.

What is FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and what does it mean for parents?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a federal law that protects the privacy of student records. This would make it illegal for NCC to provide private information concerning students to anyone including the parents. When your student completes a NCC High School registration form they have the opportunity to sign a waiver so that we may release information to you and to the High School.