Syllabus Statements

Updated March 28, 2022

IVCC faculty may link to specific resources or copy and paste statements into course syllabi.  We recommend linking to services and programs so as information changes, your syllabus will remain accurate.

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You may be eligible for academic accommodations if you have a documented physical, psychiatric (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, AD/HD, post-traumatic stress, or others) or cognitive disability such as a learning disability.  If you have a disability and need more information regarding possible accommodations, please contact Tina Hardy at (, 224-0284) or stop by office C-211.

Learning Resources: Academic, Technical, and Personal Support


Guidelines for Recordings, Privacy

FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, and all amendments, any unit of the college holding student records shall obtain written consent of the student before disclosing personally identifiable information, other than directory information, from his/her educational records.

IVCC Student Code of Conduct

Discipline may be imposed whenever a student commits or attempts to commit any act of misconduct on the College campus, or at a sporting event, activity, function or other event sponsored or supervised by the College.

IVCC Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students of Illinois Valley Community College have the same rights accorded all citizens under the Constitution of the United States. Included among these are the right to free, open and responsible discussion and inquiry.  Students are expected to conduct themselves as responsible members of the College community. Disruption of the educational process and violation of the rights of others constitutes irresponsible behavior.  Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by all College regulations along with federal, state and local statutes.

Dropping a Class vs. Withdrawing from a Class

A drop is different than a withdrawal. Students may drop a course within the first 10 days of a full semester course (5 days of an 8 week course) and will receive a refund. Students will not receive a refund upon withdrawing from a course.

What happens to Financial Aid recipients who withdraw or stop attending classes?

Students who receive federal financial aid are subject to a federal regulation if they cease attending before the end of the term. This law applies in cases where a student ceases enrollment officially OR unofficially.

  • Return of Title IV Funds - IVCC must return financial aid funds to the Department of Education when a student stops attending before 60% of the term has been completed. If a student stops attending classes before that point in time, IVCC must return a portion of the financial aid because it was not "earned."  Because IVCC has to repay money to the federal government, the Business Office will bill the student for this amount (i.e., the balance created on the student's account once the funds have been returned by the college). If this balance is not paid, the student will be prevented from registering for future classes at IVCC and a hold will be placed on the student's academic transcripts.  The amount the student will owe is based on the date the student stops attending. IVCC will determine what percent of the semester has been completed. For example, if the student's tuition and fees are $800 and the student completes 25% of the semester, then IVCC must return 75% of the student's aid (= $600) to the Department of Education. The student will then owe $600 to IVCC for the now unpaid tuition and fees.
  • Financial Aid Disbursements - A student receiving financial aid who stops attending IVCC may also be required to return a portion of Federal Grant aid (Pell Grant or SEOG Grant) which was paid directly to the student by IVCC. The student may be required to return a percentage of the unearned grant aid he/she received if he/she stopped attending before 60% of the term has been completed.

Students who do not return these federal funds will be barred from receiving further financial aid because IVCC will refer these persons to the Department of Education for debt collection. If that happens, the student will lose eligibility for financial aid at all colleges in the United States until he/she has either repaid the money or established a satisfactory repayment program with the Department of Education.

Because this regulation is complex, you are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office before you stop attending IVCC.