Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I get a closed class card?
Do I have to take the lab with the lecture?
How many labs can I miss?
How do I sign up for a CLEP test?
How can I transfer from one class to another?
What items do I need to supply for my classes?
Does Environmental Sciences count towards my Biology or Physical Science requirements?



How do I get a closed class card (blue card)?
See your instructor for a closed class card. Your instructor will sign it first, and then you will need to see the Associate Dean of the Department to sign it as well. You must then take the signed card to Registration and then pay for the course. The closed class card is only good for 24 hours from the time it is signed.

Do I have to take the lab with the lecture?
You must take the lab with a lecture if the lab is a co-requisite. The only students who are exempt from this are transient students who have a letter from their college or university stating that they do not have to take the lab.

How many labs may I miss?
You may miss only 1 lab. Check with your instructor to see if you can make it up in another section that is running that week. Get permission from your instructor and the instructor whose lab you will be sitting in on. It is best if you show up for the lab meeting at the designated time and speak to the instructor then. If you miss more than one lab, you will fail the course.

How do I sign up for a CLEP test?
For information contact Julia Vattiato - the Experiential Learning Coordinator at 954-201-7668.

How can I transfer from one class to another?
See your instructor or the department administrator for a transfer form. You must fill out the form with a good reason for transferring. You must then have permission from the instructor whose class you wish to transfer into and from the instructor whose class you wish to transfer out of. All grades must transfer with you, provided you already have grades.

What items do I need to supply for my classes?
Bring pencils, pens, colored pencils, rulers, erasers, and a calculator with you to all science courses. Your instructor will inform you if you need to supply any other items. All chemistry and biology lab students must supply their own goggles (chemical splash resistant and impact resistant) which can be purchased at the BC Bookstore on Campus. See the Chemistry Laboratory Safety Contract and Biology Laboratory Safety Contract for more information. Goggles that are required in other courses will be supplied to you. Books, Course Outlines, and Handouts must be purchased at the BC Bookstore prior to the start of your first class. Some instructors may require you to purchase your own Scantron test sheets for exams. They can also be purchased at the BC Bookstore.

Do Environmental Science courses count towards my Biology or Physical Science requirements?
You may enroll in any Environmental Science course and apply it to either your biology or physical science requirements. For example: if you have already taken a biology course you may take an environmental course to satisfy your Physical Science requirement and vice versa.