Census Date Activity

The NC Community College system requires students to participate in classes by the course Census Date, which occurs 10% into the term. This link will take you to the NC Community Colleges Code 1G SBCCC 200.93 Reporting of Student Hours

To demonstrate appropriate attendance and punctuality, students should complete the following activities:

Credit By Exam

A student can receive credit for a course through proficiency examination (only available in selected courses identified by program coordinators / department chair). No more than one-half of the required credit for a degree or a diploma may be earned through "Credit by Exam" unless otherwise approved by the Executive Vice President for Instruction and Student Services.

Grading - Incompletes

An “I,” or incomplete in Web Attendance, indicates that a student has been doing acceptable work in the course but has not completed all required work. A minimum of 80 percent of course requirements must have been completed for the student to be eligible for an “I” contract. It is the student’s responsibility to have this deficiency removed within ten class days after the beginning of the following semester or the grade will automatically be changed to an “F.” An “I” does not count as hours attempted or as hours earned.


Students are not registered until they turn in registration forms and pay all fees. If a student is not on your class roll but has been attending class, direct that student to see his or her adviser, a dean, or the registrar immediately.

If you have more students in your class than you have seats, arrangements can be made to move your class to a larger room. Please let your supervisor know if this happens so that he or she can help you find another room and so that we will know where you are.

Student Records

Southwestern Community College respects the privacy and confidentiality of student information consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which regulates the release of student information. SCC faculty members have a responsibility to retain and dispose of a student’s record according to the guidelines published in the Records Retention and Disposition Schedule by the NC Community College systems.

Web Attendance

WebAdvisor’s WebAttendance tool is used to track attendance for all Traditional, Web-Supported and Hybrid classes.  It is also used to track attendance in online classes up until the 10% or census point.

This link will take you to tutorials which explain how to track attendance using the WebAttendance tool.  
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