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Book buy-back
There are three scheduled buy-backs: December, May and July. Buy-back is always held during finals week. At that time, a book wholesaler is available to buy any books which still have value that the bookstore cannot use. Check bulletin boards or call the bookstore for exact dates and
times. A Butler Bookstore cash register receipt is required for book buyback.

Reasons the Bookstore will not buy back a book are:
1. The class is not offered the next semester.
2. Instructor has selected a different textbook.
3. Bookstore is overstocked.
4. Book is in unsaleable condition.

Scholarship Books
If you receive a book scholarship, you may check out your books from the bookstore in El Dorado. The student is responsible for the books, and if a book is lost, stolen or abused, the student will be required to pay for that book. Scholarship books must be checked in at the El Dorado bookstore immediately after finals. Any scholarship student with books not checked in by the last day of the semester will be responsible for full payment of outstanding books. Until payment is received in full on scholarship books not returned, a hold is placed on the student’s enrollment and records. If a problem arises with a book during the semester, please return the book immediately to the bookstore to either replace or repair. Unreported damage will be considered student liability at the end of the semester.

Telecourses are offered through a combination of on-site meetings and video-based materials. The course materials are provided on a series of 30-minutes to one-hour videotaped lessons. These videos are used in conjunction with a textbook and study guide materials. Students interact with instructors and actively participate in learning activities in the schedule class meetings. The number of class meetings varies between courses, but the average time spent in the classroom is twenty hours during a semester. Access to the videos is provided through leasing the tapes from a Butler bookstore. The student pays a leasing fee to the bookstore, and a portion of this lease fee is returned to the student when the videos are returned to the bookstore at the end of the semester.

Benefits: Telecourse videos can be viewed on your own TV at the time that best fits your schedule. There are fewer scheduled class meetings than for a traditional class. Contact with the instructor can be supplemented by telephone or email.

Other information about telecourses:
• Telecourse students pay a distance learning fee at registration.
• Because of the limited hours of classroom time in telecourses, attendance at each meeting is extremely important.
• Late enrollment (after the first scheduled class meeting) is not permitted.
• For a refund, students must officially drop within one week of the first scheduled class meeting.

A grade is assigned for all courses in which a student is regularly enrolled during any semester or session. A grade once earned and entered upon a student’s record cannot be removed and may not be changed without the approval of the instructor and the appropriate division dean. If a
student repeats a course, it is with the understanding that the last grade earned is the one to be counted toward fulfillment of degree requirements and cumulative GPA calculation.

Student grades may be interpreted as follows:

Class still in progress
Grade not reported by instructor
Withdrawn by Teacher
Grade earned in a Developmental Course
Not Computed in GPA or Total Hours Earned
Course Repeated
Not Computed in GPA or Total Hours Earned
Academic Renewal
Not Computed in GPA or Total Hours Earned

Grade Point Average
A grade point average is the quotient obtained by dividing the number of grade points earned in college-level courses by the number of semester hours of college-level courses attempted (i.e. , those for which A, B, C, D or F are recorded) except those courses that have been cancelled by reenrollment. In such re-enrollments the most recent grade will be used in computing grade point averages. The original grade will be shown on the student’s transcript marked with an asterisk (*) or the letter E in the far right-hand column indicating that grade is “Excluded. ”

Grade Appeal
If students do not agree with a grade assignment and it cannot be resolved between the student and the instructor, students have the right to appeal in writing within six weeks of the date the grade was officially posted by the Registrar’s Office. A written appeal is initiated with the
appropriate academic dean or community site director/coordinator. If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the dean or site director/coordinator, he or she can appeal this decision within 10 days with the Student Review and Appeals Committee. The appeal must be made in writing to the Vice President for Student Services. The student should indicate the initial concern, the decision by the dean or community site director/coordinator, and the reason this decision is not satisfactory. The Student Review and Appeals Committee will request information from the dean or community site director/coordinator regarding the basis for their decision. Once all documents are received, the
committee will review the information and notify the student of the committee’s decision by certified mail. Should the student wish to appeal this decision, he or she may do so to the Vice President of Academic Affairs within 10 days of receipt of the committee decision. The decision by
the Vice President of Academic Affairs is final.

Incomplete Policy
If a student who has been making a passing grade cannot complete the work in a course due to illness (or other sufficient reason), an instructor, at his/her discretion, may enter an "I" temporarily on the student's record at the end of the term when the final grade roster is submitted. It is the student's responsibility to initiate the verbal or written contract with the instructor. The "I" will change to an "F" if the work is not completed within the first 6 weeks of the following semester (excluding summer), unless an extension of time is granted by the agreement of the appropriate dean and the instructor of the course. The student is entirely responsible for completing the work which will remove the "I. "

Students are permitted to enroll in credit courses for noncredit on a space available basis, but must indicate their desire to audit at the time of enrollment. Enrollment in audited courses cannot be processed via pipeline To audit a class, students must enroll in the same manner, meet any course prerequisites, and pay the same fees as if enrolling on a credit basis. Audit enrollment will not be changed to credit enrollment after the regular enrollment for the term, nor may students change to audit after the enrollment period ends. Students enrolled for audit credit have the same privileges of class participation and instructor evaluation as students enrolled for credit. Regular class attendance is expected of audit students. The audited class will appear on the transcript with the grade notation “AU. ” Students below the high school junior level will be allowed to audit courses only with approval of the appropriate dean. Audit hours are not considered for financial aid.

Repeat of Coursework
A student may retake courses in order to improve the grade under the following conditions:

1. A student may enroll in a course for credit one time only.
2. The repeat grade will be used in grade point average computation, regardless of whether it is higher or lower than the original grade. The original grade and credit is not counted although it remains on the transcript, marked with the symbol (*), or “E” in the far right column indicating
“excluded. ”
3. When a student repeats a course, he/she should indicate the re-enrollment on the registration form.

Academic Renewal
Students wishing to petition for academic renewal must file a formal letter of petition with the Registrar’s Office indicating why they no longer wish their previous academic record considered for college credit. The Registrar will make a determination as to whether a petition has met the
following criteria. Students filing petitions will be informed of the final decision in writing.

Academic Renewal Petition Criteria
1. Only those courses taken five years ago or more may be petitioned.
2. Students petitioning must have shown academic progress by completing a minimum of 12 hours with at least a 2.00 GPA since the semester or class being considered, at Butler or any other accredited institution.

Regulations Regarding Academic Renewal
1. Only Butler hours can be petitioned for academic renewal. Hours from another institution will need to be petitioned at that institution since academic renewal policies vary.
2. Students will only be eligible to receive academic renewal one time.
3. Students may choose to petition either a single course or an entire semester of courses keeping in mind the opportunity to petition for academic renewal is given only once.
4. The course or courses granted academic renewal remain on the Butler transcript marked with the symbol (#), but will no longer be counted in the final GPA or total hours earned.

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