Frequent Questions and Answers
Do I need to take a test?
In an effort to provide more effective educational services for students, Chipola College and the State of Florida have established a placement testing program. Through this program the college can better identify the student's academic strengths and weaknesses. Test results are used by the college to advise students and to place them in courses which will best assist them in improving reading, writing, and mathematics skills.
College Credit Programs - Florida regulations require a placement exam score before registration for all students who intend to take college credit courses. If you have taken the ACT, SAT, or CPT, send a copy of your scores to the Admissions and Records Office before registration. Test scores over two years old are not valid. Non-degree and transfer students who have completed their required English and Math classes will not be required to take the test. Verification of courses and grades may be required.
If you do not have a valid test score contact the Testing Center at (850) 718-2271 for testing dates and information.
Workforce Development Programs - If you plan to enter a workforce development program you may be asked to come to the college for an interview and/or testing. Admissions and Records will refer you to the Testing Center for TABE testing, if required. Contact the Testing Center at (850) 718-2284 for the TABE testing schedule and cost.
do I take?
After you receive your acceptance notice and a few weeks before registration, you will be mailed a specific date and time for advising and registration. Your adviser will help with course selection and class scheduling. Visit Student Affairs for career and curriculum information.
After you have met with your adviser and he/she has signed your Registration Form, your classes will be entered in the computer. You will be given the pink copy of your Registration Form, please maintain this for your records.
How much will
The cost will depend upon the number and types of courses you enroll for each term. You multiple the total number of hours by the cost per hour, then add laboratory and/or special fees assigned to each class. The cost per hour depends upon your residency status, which you provide on the Application for Admission. The current Fee Schedule is listed in the class schedule and college catalog. The following Estimated Cost is for your information only and is not a final amount.
When do I pay
All fees must be paid on the day you register. Students must go by the Cashier/Business Office after classes have been entered in the computer to pay or indicate how fees will be paid. No registration will be complete until all fees and tuition have been paid in full. It is the student's responsibility to alert the cashier of any scholarship or financial aid awards at the time of registration. Your payment options are cash, check, credit cards, financial aid grant, scholarship, VA, or other aid programs. Failure to pay your fees will result in the cancellation of your classes/registration. The Fee Schedule and the Refund Policy are listed in the class schedule and college catalog.
What books do
Take your Registration Receipt from the Business Office to the bookstore for your textbooks. Book Store personnel will assist you in selecting and purchasing the correct books. Keep both your Registration Receipt and book store cash register receipt. If you have to exchange a book later, you will need both. You can contact the campus bookstore at (850) 718-2258.
Do I have to
get a Student I.D.?
All students must obtain a photo I.D. from Student Affairs. New students will have a photo I.D. made after paying their fees and receiving a Registration Receipt.
Do I need a Parking
Students are required to have a parking permit for their vehicle if they wish to park on campus. This sticker must be displayed on the left side of the rear bumper of automobiles and in a visible spot on motorcycles. Failure to do so may result in a citation and fine as well as disciplinary action. Parking decals may be obtained at the Business Office. Students will need their vehicle registration and student I.D. to receive a decal.
How and where
do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?
Apply for grants, loans, scholarships, student work study and VA benefits by contacting the Financial Aid Office at (850) 718-2293, as soon as you decide to attend college. Completing your financial aid forms correctly and getting them in early directly affects the amount and types of financial assistance you receive. Remember your application for admission and application for financial aid are not the same, you must apply in each office.
Last revised June 16, 2011