Flex Entry courses refer to courses that are designed to be completed in an independent manner.
The successful flex-entry student should answer yes to all or most of the following questions:
- Do you prefer to set a flexible schedule (as opposed to coming at the same time every week for a semester)?
- Do you manage your time well?
- Are you self-disciplined with regard to completing assignments?
- Do you prefer to learn at your own pace (as opposed to following a class’ pace)?
- Do you prefer to learn on your own (as opposed to working with a teacher or a group of people)?
- Do you have reasonably strong reading skills—can you read college-level textbooks and understand them?
- Do you have reasonably good problem-solving skills?
- Do you have strong proofreading skills?
Each course taught in the flex-entry lab has a specific student guide for that course. The information contained there is of utmost importance for the successful completion of the course. You MUST carefully read and follow all guidelines and instructions. Your instructor’s e-mail address and phone number(s) are also included. You MUST have completed at least half of the tests and assignments for flex courses by mid-session or students will be withdrawn from the course. See Assignment and Test Schedule in your Student Guide for the course.
Where to Complete Assignments
Students with access to the software application required for the course may complete all assignments away from campus.
Students who do not have access to the required software application for the course may complete course assignments at any of the ACC LRS Computer Centers (handout available). Know that minimal technical support will be available at computer centers other than Eastview. There will be an Office Administration assistant available for help with assignments only at Eastview in 8321. Performance evaluations (on computer) must be completed at the Eastview Campus in 8321.
How to Submit Assignments
All daily assignments must be submitted to an instructor in 8321 at Eastview by or before the due date stated on the Assignment Schedule which is included in your course materials. These course materials are distributed during orientation.
Schedule of Assignments
Each flex-entry course will include a minimum schedule of completion of assignments and evaluations. You are encouraged to complete these assignments and evaluations ahead of schedule. When all assignments and evaluations have been completed, the course is finished, regardless of the printed course schedule.
You MUST have completed at least half of the tests and assignments for flex courses by mid-session or students will be withdrawn from the course. See Assignment and Test Schedule in your Student Guide for the course.
A grade of Incomplete is not an option for flex-entry courses. If you think you will not be able to complete the course requirements by the end of the session, then you should withdraw from the course by the end of the thirteenth week. It is your responsibility to withdraw. You may make a written request to the instructor of record before the last day of class, re-register for the course the next semester, and complete the course work at that time. If you do not complete the course requirements or withdraw by the end of the session, then your grade for the session will be a failure. If you do not re-register for the course the next session, you will have to complete all assignments and evaluations again.
There is no required attendance for flex-entry courses.
Instructor and Lab Tech Assistance
During hours of operation, an instructor and/or lab tech and/or tutoring specialist will be available for assistance. In order to receive assistance in an efficient manner, please be specific with your questions. Tell the lab tech or instructor exactly which part of the assignment does not make sense. Be sure that you have carefully read all instructions prior to attempting the assignment.
Remember that the computer lab is available only for flex-entry students. These students will be working either on daily assignments or taking exams. Therefore, lab 8321 must remain calm and quiet in order to provide for proper working conditions. Children, food, and/or drinks are not permitted.