Dropping and Adding Courses
A student who wants to drop or add a course after he or she registers must drop
or add the course online. If the student is not eligible for online registration,
he or she must meet with an advisor. Drop and add dates are listed in the class
schedule publication for each term. Courses that are dropped are not recorded on
a student’s transcript.
Dropping a course does not necessarily eliminate the student’s financial obligations
to the college. Depending on the date the course is dropped, the student could be
eligible for a refund. Students who are receiving financial aid should be aware
that dropping a course could affect the amount of their award.
After the drop period ends, a student can withdraw from a course online. If the
student is not eligible for online registration, he or she must meet with an advisor.
Withdrawal dates are listed in the class schedule publication for each term. A “W”
is recorded on the transcript of a student who has officially withdrawn from a course.
Withdrawing from a course does not eliminate the student’s financial obliga-tions
to the college. Students who are receiving financial aid should be aware that withdrawing
from a course could affect the amount of their award and jeopardize their eligibility
for financial aid in the future.
Change of Student Information
Most communication between the college and its students is by mail or telephone. It is the student’s
responsibility to provide the admissions office with a current mailing address and telephone number
whenever changes are made. Students who are changing their name, address, telephone number, catalog
year, advisor or major must complete a “Change in Student Information” form, available in the admissions
New Student Welcome
All new students are strongly encouraged to attend a welcome session prior
to beginning their classes at Wor-Wic. These sessions give students the opportunity
to meet with other students, faculty members and administrators
and to learn about student activities and resources offered by the college. Students
should contact the admissions office to register for a welcome session.
All new students receive a college email account. Students must use their official
Wor-Wic email account for all communications with other students and employees at
the college. Faculty members provide their students with information about how email
will be used in their classes. The email accounts of students who do not maintain
continuous enrollment are deleted.
New students receive photo identification (ID) cards at the college information desk after presenting
acceptable documentation. Students who do not have a valid ID card are denied access to certain
facilities, such as college computer laboratories and the fitness center. A fee of $2 is charged to
replace lost, stolen or mutilated cards.
Student parking stickers are available at the college information desk. Students
must park in student parking areas and display valid parking stickers on their vehicles.
Violations of the college’s parking/traffic regulations carry a $20 fine and are
delivered on a public safety citation form. Students with unpaid fines cannot obtain
grades or transcripts, register for classes or participate in commencement. Parking/traffic
regulations can be obtained at www.worwic.edu/Administration/PublicSafety.aspx
or at the college information desk.
Smoking/tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes, is permitted
on campus only in designated tobacco use or parking lot areas that are at least
25 feet from any building. Smoking/tobacco use is not permitted in the lot in front
of Brunkhorst Hall (BH). Verbal warnings can be delivered by public safety officers,
as well as other employees at the college. Repeat offenders or those who refuse
to comply with verbal warnings can be issued a citation. Violations of the smoking/tobacco
use policy carry a $20 fine and are delivered on a public safety citation form.
Students with unpaid fines cannot obtain grades or transcripts, register for classes
or participate in commencement. Smoking/tobacco use in “no smoking/tobacco use”
areas is also a violation of student conduct regulations and is subject to further
disci-plinary action. A copy of the smoking/tobacco use policy can be obtained at
www.worwic.edu/Administration/PublicSafety.aspx or at the college information desk.
Acceptable Use of Technology Resources
The college provides access to technology resources necessary to support the educational
mission of the college. Access to college technology resources is granted as a privilege,
and as such, imposes certain responsibilities and obligations. By using the college's
technology resources, users agree to abide by these policies and procedures. Disciplinary
sanctions for violations range from the loss of technology privileges, dismissal
from the college and/or legal action, depending on the nature of the violation.
Specific information about violations and sanctions can be found in the appendix
of the college catalog.
Students are encouraged to attend all class sessions. Due to specific course requirements, some faculty
members may place greater emphasis on regular attendance than others and student grades may be affected
by attendance in these classes. It is the student's responsibility to comply with the individual attendance
policies of his or her instructors. Failure to attend class does not eliminate the student’s financial obligations
to the college, and can cause the cancellation of the student’s financial aid. Students who have issues
that could affect their ability to attend classes on a regular basis should contact the director of
retention and student success.
Course and Class Cancellations
The college reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment or for other reasons
when such action is deemed necessary by the college. Every effort is made to schedule required classes
so that a minimum of cancellations is necessary.
When a class is canceled due to the illness of an instructor, a notice is posted on the classroom door
as soon as possible. Questions about class cancellations should be directed to the department head.
For inclement weather closings and security announcements, Wor-Wic uses e2Campus,
a Web-based universal notification system, to send alerts to individuals who sign
up for this free service. Anyone who creates an e2Campus account can register to
receive announcements via text message, email and/or phone call. Interested students
can go to www.worwic.edu/e2campus to sign up. When classes
are not canceled, students are responsible for making their own decisions based
on their judgment of local road conditions.
Discrimination and Harassment
Discrimination and harassment can seriously damage the integrity of an
educational institution, destroy the institution’s positive work and educational
atmosphere and cause psychological and physiological damage to the
victims. The college condemns such activity and is strongly committed to
promoting a work and academic environment free from discrimination and
harassment and to addressing and resolving complaints in a timely fashion.
It is the policy of Wor-Wic Community College not to discriminate on the
basis of age, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual
orientation, genetic information, gender identity, disability or any other
characteristic protected by law in the admission and treatment of students,
access to educational programs and activities, and the terms and conditions
This policy applies to all students, employees, visitors and third party
vendors who are hired by the college. This policy covers any prohibited
conduct that occurs on campus or off campus when conducting college
business or is circulated at or from the college, during college operating hours
or using college equipment, via email, phone, voice mail, text messages,
tweets, blog posts, social networking sites or other means.
Questions and complaints should be submitted to Wor-Wic’s Title IX coordinators
and discrimination investigators.
Complaints against students:
Dr. Deirdra G. Johnson
Director of Retention and Student Success
Wor-Wic Community College
32000 Campus Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
Complaints against employees:
Director of Human Resources
Wor-Wic Community College
32000 Campus Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
Definitions, examples and procedures for handling complaints can be found
in the appendix of the
The college believes that its values of honesty, respect and responsibility should form the foundation
of student conduct, particularly classroom behavior and academic work. All students are expected to
abide by specific regulations that define appropriate behavior. These regulations apply to all students
in any college facility or in the immediate vicinity or any college-sponsored event. Students in certain
programs or facilities could be required to adhere to additional regulations issued by that program
In addition to following other student conduct regulations, all students are expected to exhibit appropriate
classroom behavior. In order to adhere to the guidelines for civility in the classroom, students should:
- Use electronic devices only for instructor-directed educational purposes or emergency situations in the classroom;
- Arrive for class on time and avoid leaving early;
- Remain attentive throughout the entire class session;
- Listen actively and avoid side conversations while the instructor or another student is presenting information;
- Demonstrate a respectful attitude toward the instructor and other students during discussion and debate;
- See their instructor during office hours instead of during class time if they need clarification of
course material missed due to absence;
- Consume food in the classroom only with permission of the instructor; and
- Leave a clean environment for the next class.
The appendix of the college catalog contains a description of
the student-faculty disciplinary committee, as well as definitions of behaviors that are considered
primary or secondary offenses. A single violation of any primary offense or repeated violations of a
secondary offense could result in referral to the student-faculty disciplinary committee. Any student
or employee of the college can refer student conduct violations to the chairperson of the student-faculty
disciplinary committee. Student conduct cases of an unusual or emergency nature can be referred to the
dean of student development, the evening and weekend administrator or the vice president for academic
and student affairs when immediate action is deemed necessary. All other cases are handled by committee
Mandatory Administrative Withdrawals
A mandatory administrative withdrawal of a student can occur when there is imminent
danger, a threat of a serious nature, harm to others, damage to property or a serious
disruption of the educational environment. An administrative withdrawal can occur
with or without a student conference when a student is unwilling or unable to voluntarily
withdraw from the college and a mandatory withdrawal is deemed appropriate. College
officials hold a conference with the student, if practicable, in order to give the
student an opportunity to present his or her case and discuss withdrawal procedures,
if deemed necessary. In certain circumstances, counseling office employees are included
to assist the student and make appropriate referrals.
An administrative withdrawal can be initiated by the president, the vice president
for academic and student affairs, the dean of student development, director of counseling
or the evening and weekend administrator. An administrative withdrawal is considered
an emergency action. It does not replace violations of the student code of conduct
or consequences recommended by the student-faculty disciplinary committee. Students
are notified in writing of the reason for the administrative withdrawal and conditions
for readmission to the college. A student can appeal an administrative withdrawal
to the president within five business days of the time the student is notified of
the original decision. The decision of the president, upon notification of the parties
involved, is final.
The registrar’s office maintains a record on each credit student that includes the student's application
form, any high school or college transcripts, a Wor-Wic transcript, current enrollment status and a
record of disciplinary action, if applicable. In addition to student records maintained by the registrar’s
office, the business office maintains student financial payment records, and the nursing and radiologic
technology department heads maintain the clinical evaluation records of their students. The continuing
education and workforce development division maintains course records that contain information on continuing
Certain information is considered public and is provided to any individual who makes a request for the
information, unless the student submits a written request for the information to be withheld. This information
includes, but is not limited to, the student’s name, photo ID, whether or not an individual has ever
attended Wor-Wic, the dates of the student's attendance, city of residence, dean’s list honors, major,
any degree received and date of graduation. A student’s date of birth, last address and/or telephone
number are verified by the college if the correct date, address and phone number are provided by the
requester. Lists of graduates and dean’s list students with city or town of residence are also routinely
released to the news media. A student who would like to prevent the release of such information must submit
a written request to the dean of student development or the dean of continuing education and workforce
development before the end of the first week of class. Official enrollment verifications cannot
be processed until after the last day for dropping classes for the term since the student’s enrollment
status is not official until the end of the schedule adjustment period.
However, notification of a student’s current and expected enrollment status is mailed to specified parties
upon the written request of the student. Access to other information is limited to those who have a
legitimate need for such information, as designated by the dean of student development for credit students
and by the dean of continuing education and workforce development for continuing education students.
For example, a student’s current address, telephone number and enrollment status may be provided to
library personnel at Salisbury University or the University of Maryland Eastern Shore when this information
is needed to assist Wor-Wic students. Any information in a student’s record may be released in an emergency
if the knowledge of such information is needed to protect the health and safety of an individual. More
information about access to student records by individual students, college employees and outside requesters
is provided in the appendix of the college catalog.
Change of Address
Since most communication between the college and its students is by mail or telephone, the student services
office must have a current mailing address and telephone number for all students at all times. Students
who are changing their name, address, telephone number or major must complete a "Change in Student Information"
form, available in the student services office.
Change of Major
Students who want to change their major must complete a "Change of Major/Advisor" form, available from
their advisor or in the student services office.
Requesting a Transcript
Transcripts are released only upon written request by the student. The Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act of 1974 (Federal law commonly referred to as the Buckley Amendment), requires the Registrar's
office to obtain the student's signature each time a transcript is requested. Phone or Email requests
are not acceptable.
Transcripts are processed on Monday and Thursday evenings for mailing on Tuesday and Friday morning.
Requests must be received by 2pm on the day of processing. Normal processing time is up to 3 working
days after receiving the request. During peak working times and holiday breaks, this processing time
may be extended. Transcript requests are processed in the order they are received. Questions concerning
transcripts should be directed to the Registrar's Office at 410-334-2907.
Transcripts may be held due to outstanding financial obligations. The Registrar's Office will notify
a student if a hold will prevent the release of their transcript. The student must resolve this matter
before the transcript will be sent. Financial obligations may be satisfied with the college by contacting
the Cashier at 410-334-2923.
Students may request a copy of their Wor-Wic Community College transcript (includes all graduate and
undergraduate courses) in one of the following ways:
- Online Transcript Ordering
- Students may visit the Registrar's Office in person at Wor-Wic Community College (Brunkhorst Hall,
Room 109) and complete a transcript request form. Students must use the transcript request form to request
both official and unofficial transcripts.
Our hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. In addition, transcript requests can be dropped
off at the main switchboard Monday through Thursday 8am until 8pm; Saturday 8am until 12pm.
- Phone and email requests are not allowed.
- We cannot fax official transcripts.
- Students should allow ample time for processing and delivery with the U.S. postal service.
- Transcripts processed on Monday evenings are mailed on Tuesdays.
- Transcripts processed on Thursday evenings are mailed on Fridays.
- There is no charge for transcripts.