VirtualSC PD Administrative Drop Policy
Continuous communication and consistent work are critical to a participant success in an online course. To ensure both, participants must maintain consistent and reliable high-speed computer access. Computer/Internet problems will not be accepted as reasons for not communicating with facilitators or delays in meeting deadlines. In addition, participants must stay on pace to be successful in completing courses in the required time.
Participants will be administratively dropped from an VirtualSC PD course and will not receive a refund for any of the following reasons:
- Participant has not logged into course.
- Participant has not completed or attempted the Orientation Course.
- Participant has been inactive in a course for seven (7) consecutive days.
- Participant has not had any communication with facilitator within seven (7) days from the first day of class.
If participants begin a course and are inactive for seven (7) consecutive days they will be dropped, unless prior arrangements with the facilitator have been made.
Facilitators will use email and/or an automated telephone call to notify participants that they are being dropped. For this reason, it is important that all participants frequently check their email and phone messages.
Participants who are unable to complete an VirtualSC PD course will need to complete the drop form by clicking on the link below.
In addition to completing the form, participants are to notify their facilitator as soon as possible.
If a participant decides to drop a course – SCDE does not provide refunds for any fees that have been paid for the course. The SCDE may provide exemptions for extenuating circumstances such as an illness, death, or other serious issues. Such exemptions would allow for a participant to receive an incomplete and allow the participant to finish their work at a later time. Participants are to contact their facilitator to find out if they qualify for an incomplete.
*Participants taking a graduate credit course through the College of Charleston will need to complete additional documentation.