Advising and Registration

Instructional advising is an important activity for every student. It is a time for you to meet and discuss with your faculty advisor your academic, career, and life goals.

You will be assigned an advisor in your designated degree/certificate discipline area. The advisor will review your academic record, assist in designing a plan of study, and begin the registration process. The faculty advisor will also help you by interpreting assessment test results, explaining College policies, identifying resources and services available to students, or providing information about careers or university transfer. It is your responsibility to regularly communicate with your advisor throughout your enrollment at Delta.

All faculty members are available for advising during their posted office hours. The goals of advisement is to help you progress through your degree plan to the completion of degree or certificate requirements for graduation, or to prepare you for transfer to other institutions of higher learning.

Registration Process

  • STEP 1. Students must verify their status with Enrollment Services

  • STEP 2. Advising
    Faculty academic advisors assist students with degree/certificate planning and course selection. Faculty review assessment scores, transfer courses, courses completed, and assure prerequisites are met.

  • STEP 3. Financial Aid
    Students receiving financial aid will have information reviewed to assure all document requirements are met and are listed in the computer.

  • STEP 4. Accounting
    Fees are paid for the classes.

  • STEP 5. Student ID & Vehicle Registration
    Student ID Card photo is taken and parking stickers are issued. Students must present a paid fee receipt. Student ID cards are required to use the library.

Assessment/Placement

Delta is committed to student success in collegiate-level course work and occupational programs. ACT/COMPASS scores will be used for initial placement in English, reading and math. Applicants to the College who do not have ACT/COMPASS scores or whose scores are more than three years old will be asked to take a Placement Survey. Students should contact the Admissions Office to schedule the Placement Survey. Students admitted on non-graduating or auditing status are not required to take the survey except for placement in English, math and/or reading courses. However, if application is made to seek regular admission, the student may be required to take the Placement Survey at that time.

Placement Requirements for Transition

Math (Algebra)

Compass Score (Algebra)

ACT Range

Course Placement

0 – 15

0 – 12

Math 090

16 – 25

13 – 15

Math 095

26 – 39

16 – 18

Math 099

40 >

19 >

Score Meets or Exceeds Requirements

 

English

Compass Score

ACT Range

Course Placement

0 – 10

0 – 10

English 090

11 – 37

11 – 13

English 095

38 – 67

14 – 17

English 099

68 >

18 >

Score Meets or Exceeds Requirements

 

Reading

Compass Score

ACT Range

Course Placement

0 – 50

0 – 11

Reading 090

51 >

12 >

Score Meets or Exceeds Requirements

 

090, 095, and/or 099 May Be Required for
Associate Degree Seekers (includes TCA, CTS, or TD as a component of Associate Degrees)

Only 090 is Required for
Terminal TCA, CTS, or Technical Diploma programs where no Associated Degree is available

Business and Technology

A/C Refrigeration

Business Office Administration/Technology

Automotive Technology

Care & Development of Young Children

Barber-Styling

Drafting & Design Technology

Carpentry

Forensic Science & Technology

CNC Operator

General Studies

Customer Service

ICT: Computer Networking Support

Diesel Powered Equipment Technology

Industrial Electronics Technology

Direct Support Professional

Industrial Instrumentation Technology

Electrician

Louisiana Transfer/Arts

EMT – Basic

Louisiana Transfer/Science

Industrial Maintenance Technology

Nursing – Registered

Juvenile Justice

Process Technology

Nurse Assistant

Teaching

Paramedic

 

Patient Care Technician

 

Welding

 

Practical Nursing TD

Math (Algebra)

Compass Score (Algebra)

ACT Range

Course Placement

0 – 15

0 – 12

Math 090

16 – 29

13 - 16

Math 095

30 - 34

17

Math 099

35 >

18 >

Score Meets or Exceeds Requirements

 

English

Compass Score

ACT Range

Course Placement

0 – 10

0 – 10

English 090

11 - 59

11 - 16

English 095

60 – 67

17

English 099

68 >

18 >

Score Meets or Exceeds Requirements

 

Reading

Compass Score

ACT Range

Course Placement

0 – 81

0 – 18

Reading 090

82 – 84

19

Reading 095

85 >

20 >

Score Meets or Exceeds Requirements

Transfer Credit/Articulations

The Louisiana Board of Regents Master Course Matrix is a guide for determining course equivalencies among Louisiana’s public institutions of higher education. While most of these courses will transfer for credit between and among Louisiana’s institutions, students must remember that these courses may or may not be applied to a particular degree program.

Trial Schedule

You are encouraged to use the trial schedule to assist you and your advisor as you select your courses for the semester. To be prepared for an advising session, it is helpful for you to:

  • Bring your catalog AND the curriculum sheet for your major
  • Place courses completed on your curriculum sheet and/or Catalog (from grade reports or student transcript)
  • Complete a Trial Schedule Form
  • Make sure you have met any prerequisites for courses that require them (check your catalog)
  • The catalog, degree/certificate curriculum sheets, semester class schedule, and Trial Schedule forms are available on the website or at the admissions office

Work Schedule

Students with family and/or work responsibilities should thoughtfully consider the difficulty and demands of the courses selected. Advisors will recommend that you adjust the number of college credit hours pursued if you have significant work or family obligations and responsibilities. A guide for working students is listed below:

Hours at Work/Week Hours/Semester
<15 12
16-27 10-11
28-34 7-9
35-40 3-6

Graduation Check

A student should meet on a regular basis with his or her academic advisor to ensure that progress is being made toward the completion of a degree. The instructional advisor holds initial responsibility to determine the application of transferable course work to a degree program after Enrollment Services has identified the transferable courses. An official associate’s degree evaluation must be requested from the Registrar’s Office upon the completion of 42 semester hours. All candidates for graduation must report to the academic advisor during the period specified in the Academic Calendar to verify that they have satisfied all graduation requirements and must complete a degree audit and graduation application.

  • Complete all work in the curriculum described in the College Catalog in effect at the time of first enrollment at Delta. If a student changes his/her program of study or major, or if the student does not enroll at Delta for a fall or spring semester, he or she must use the catalog in effect at the time of the change of program of study or the return to Delta.
  • Receive approval in writing from the department or division head for any deviation from the curriculum, as stated in the catalog being followed.
  • Complete the required General Education courses with the grade of "C" or higher.
  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better on all course work, including a GPA of 2.0 or higher on all course work attempted at Delta.
  • Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the semester hours required for the degree through instruction at Delta with the last 15 hours taken at Delta. Appeals to this rule may be made with the Dean or Division Chair.
  • Be enrolled and in attendance at Delta during the semester of graduation. Students who apply for a degree after leaving school must have completed course requirements for graduation and have been enrolled within a ten-month period preceding the late application for graduation
  • Fulfill all obligations and regulations, including financial, to the College prior to established dates.
  • Make application to the Registrar for graduation by the deadline noted in the Academic Calendar in the semester prior to the semester in which graduation is anticipated.
  • Participate in commencement exercises. Exceptions must have prior approval of the Dean or Division Chair


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