You need some experience navigating and using the internet. Important skills include knowing how to download files, attach document files to e-mail, and use word processing software. Your instructor will provide you with an orientation to the class on the first scheduled class meeting and an online orientation is available to learn to use Online Classes for your online your class.
A Student Access Code is a series of letters and numbers that allow you to access course content (called an e-Pack) selected by your instructor. Student Access Codes are often confused with MyDSCC IDs o rDSCC eLearn (D2L) IDs, but they are not the same. If you are having trouble with your Access Code, please contact your instructor.
To open non-webpage (html) attachments, you need to have that program installed on the computer where you are trying to open it. If you are opening a PowerPoint file, you need to have PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer installed on your computer. If you need access to a computer with Microsoft Office, you can visit one of the campus labs. For technical assistance with online classes, contact the LRC Help Desk at 731-288-7780 in Dyersburg or 901-475-3177 in Covington or 731-222-5180 in Trenton. You may also contact the Help Desk by e-mail at email@example.com.
You should first talk to your instructor directly. If you still have unresolved issues, you should feel free to speak to the Division Dean or contact the Distance Education Coordinator at 731-286-3292.
Pop-up blockers can stop you from using several DSCC eLearn (D2L) tools correctly. Pop-up blocking functions are included in some anti-virus, internet security, personal firewall, and toolbar browser programs (such as Google and Yahoo toolbar). Even Windows XP Service Pack (SP2) includes a popup blocker for Internet Explorer 6. This feature can potentially cause problems with DSCC eLearn (D2L). To adjust the pop-up blocker settings in Internet Explorer, 1) Click on Internet Explorer 2) Click on the Tools tab at the top of the page to open a drop down menu, 3) click on Pop-up Blocker, 4) click on Pop-Up Blocker Settings. This will allow you to add this site to your browser. For technical assistance with online classes, contact the LRC Help Desk at 731-288-7780 in Dyersburg or 901-475-3177 in Covington or 731-222-5180 in Trenton. You may also contact the Help Desk by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For technical assistance with online classes, contact the LRC Help Desk at 731-288-7780 in Dyersburg or 901-475-3177 in Covington or 731-222-5180 in Trenton. You may also contact the Help Desk by e-mail at email@example.com
Yes, provided you have Internet access at home. In fact, you can access your DSCC eLearn courses from any computer anywhere provided it has an Internet connection.
Online courses require at least as much effort and time as traditional courses, if not more. Since students work primarily on their own without face-to-face contact with instructors, they may not always have regular classroom reminders and clarifications available to students in traditional courses.
Online courses follow the same schedule as traditional courses. These are not self-paced courses. Students follow an outline of topics, turn in assignments and take exams on dates scheduled in the course by the instructor. For example, an instructor makes an assignment due on July 8th. The student may work on the assignment any time (night or day). As long as the student turns the completed assignment in by July 8th, the student has met the instructor's expectations.
Each online course may have specific requirements, depending on the course. You should check the Course Syllabus to ensure your PC meets the specifications for the course. Generally, however, you should have a computer that has a Windows XP or better operating system, 512MB of RAM, 80GB Hard Drive, and a processor speed of at least 700 Mhz.
All of Dyersburg State locations have computer labs and resource centers with open lab hours where the courses may be accessed. Of course, to be successful in an online course, you must have reliable access to either a DSCC lab or a computer with Internet access.
Online Classes may be accessed by going to www.dscc.edu, clicking on Online Classes, and logging in with your Dyersburg State student account credentials (username and password). Once you are logged in, you will see your course list. Click on the course name to enter the class. For technical assistance with online classes, contact the LRC Help Desk at 731-288-7780 on the Dyersburg Campus or 901-475-3177 at the Jimmy Naifeh Center or 731-222-5180 at the Gibson County Center. You may also contact the Help Desk by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An online class absence may be identified as a missed assignment or inactivity in the course site, which the instructor is able to track. Please view the official DSCC Attenadance Policy for specific details.
DSCC eLearn (D2L) is best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. All Online class users should go through the system check located on the DSCC eLearn page which can be accessed at www.dscc.edu.
Other than the possible proctored examination, internet course work is done completely online.
Orientation tutorial videos are provided by the DSCC Help Desk. A link to the videos can be found in the How to Get Started section of the DSCC eLearn course homepage, on the Help Desk webpage, or by going directly to the Tutorials page at www.dscc.edu/tutorials. If you need further assistance, please contact the DSCC Help Desk at 731-288-7780 Dyersburg Campus or 901-475-3177 Jimmy Naifeh Center or 731-222-5180 Gibson County Center. You may also contact the Help Desk by e-mail at email@example.com.
The Business Office , like all administrative offices , is open from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
Any DSCC enrolled student whose financial aid assistance is in excess of tuition and fees may apply for a Book Voucher. Application for a Book Voucher is made by completing both the Book Voucher and the Federal Aid Authorization Forms. These forms are available at www.dscc.edu. Fall and Spring vouchers will be issued for up to $600.00, depending upon the excess amount of financial aid after your tuition and fees have been deducted. Summer voucher amounts depend upon the number of hours in which you're enrolled and are limited to the excess amount of financial aid after your tuition and fees are deducted.
If the class added is the same as the class that was dropped , then the fees should remain the same. However , if you drop 3.0 hr class and add a 4.0 hr class , then the fees will increase. Additionally , a DSCC class that is exchanged with a RODP class will result in an increase in fees because there are additional fees associated with RODP classes. If your schedule change was due to an institution cancellation, your fees will be corrected.
Unless you dropped BEFORE the first day of the term, you will not be eligible for 100% refund of any payments made towards that term. Also, any refunds apply to tuition ONLY. All fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Each student is given 300 sheets per semester to use for printing. If you have used all of your available prints , you will need to purchase more sheets at the Business Office on the Dyersburg Campus or an off-campus center office. Cost is 10 cents per sheet. If you still have prints available and cannot print , contact the DSCC Business Office front desk at 286-3310. Members of the community are also allowed to use the printers in the Learning Resource Center: the cost is 10 cents per sheet and may be purchased at the Help Desk in the Learning Resource Center.
What does satisfactory progress mean?
Satisfactory progress means that you are progressing toward completion of your degree. As a minimum, you must successfully complete 67% of the cumulative classes you have attempted. A grade of A, B, C, D, or P will be required for successful completion. In addition, you must meet the institution's minimum standards as you progress toward your degree. View the Satisfactory Academic Standards.
You can check that information by logging into your DSCC account. The instructions are on our web site at www.dscc.edu by clicking the financial aid link. You can also call the Financial Aid Office at 731.286.3350 and we will check it for you: you will need your DSCC ID or social security number.
You can check your financial aid status 24 hours a day online at www.dscc.edu. Click on the Financial Aid link to find instructions on how to determine your financial aid status. You can also call the Financial Aid Office at 731.286.3350 and we will be happy to check on the status of your financial aid.
When verification is complete, you will receive a financial aid award letter. You can also log into the MyDSCC Student Information System to check the status of your financial aid. Once in the system you will need to follow these instructions:
Click on the Student Tab
Click on Banner Self-Service
Click on Financial Aid
Click on Eligibility
Select the Aid Year
View Student Requirements
Verification will show as complete.
If you are under the age of 21, you will take the National or Residual ACT.
Please bring a photograph ID, pencils, scratch paper and a calculator.
A minimum score of 410 must be achieved on each subject area and an overall battery average of 450.
There is a 30 day waiting period before you can take the GED test again.
The State GED Office in Nashville issues the GED diplomas. It typically takes 6-8 weeks after the student receives their score transcript in the mail.
You must contact the GED Testing Center where you took the test.
If it is your first time to take the GED, you must take the practice test administered by the Dyer County Literacy Program.
The GED tests are sent off to a national service for scoring.
The current cost of the GED is $65.00 for the full test.
The practice test is administered at the Dyer County Literacy Program located in the Dyer County Adult Education Center at 115 King Ave., Dyersburg, TN 38024.
The average for all five subject area tests must be 450.
The student completes a form that is sent to the State GED Office in Nashville. There is no cost for a duplicate diploma.
Parking tickets may be paid online or to any DSCC cashier located in the Eller Building, the One Stop, the Jimmy Naifeh Center or the Gibson County Center.
Students register their vehicles in the LRC. You must have your vehicle license number in order to register a vehicles. Students who need a temporary parking pass , please see Angie Cole in room 122 in the Student Center.
Pre-requisites for nursing include: college prep courses (R&D) and the Pre-RN entrance exam (HESI) that have to be completed prior to the application deadline. The general education courses and science courses can be taken concurrent with the nursing courses; however, you need to pay close attention to when they are required related to the nursing courses.
You must have a GPA of 2.5 or above, successfully completed all Learning Support courses, taken the HESI exam, and completed a current nursing application. If you are not a current student at DSCC, you will also need to apply for admission as a student. If you have attended any other college or university, all transcripts must be forwarded to DSCC Records as well as the Division of Nursing prior to the application deadline.
If you are paying your fees or if you have received notification of a financial aid award , confirm your enrollment and pay any remaining fees by logging into MyDSCC and selecting Enrollment Confirmation/Payment of Fees.
No , because you need to have access to your information such as holds , financial aid and your fees. Please visit the Learning Resource Centers located at each DSCC center or any other location such as a public library where internet access is available.
The most current class listing is available online at www.dscc.edu under the Registration section.
Go to www.dscc.edu. Choose Programs from the red bar. Choose either A.A.S. in Nursing or LPN-RN Fast Track Nursing. The links to the nursing packets will be located there.
Yes , please visit our website at www.dscc.edu and click on Apply Now, then follow the simple directions. If you need help , please contact the One Stop at 731.286.3350.
Fees can be paid in the Business Office, the One Stop in the Student Center, the Jimmy Naifeh Center, or at the Gibson County Center. Fees can be paid online at www.dscc.edu or payment can be mailed to DSCC Business Office , 1510 Lake Road , Dyersburg , TN 38024. If you have any questions call 731-286-3306.
The HESI exam fee is $32.00 for the traditional nursing program and the NLN ACE exam is $60.00 for the LPN-RN Advance Standing Fast Track program. These fees are subject to change by the companies providing the exams. Once paid, the fees are non-refundable.