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Important Resources for Students


Class Schedules

Dates of Semesters:

Fall Main Session - August 26 - December 17, 2019
FINAL EXAMS - December 11-12, 16-17, 2019

Spring Main Session 2020
Spring Final Exam Schedule


December Mini-Term - December 19, 2019 - January 3, 2020
FINAL EXAMS - January 3, 2020

December Mini-Term 2019


Fall Main Session - August 26 - December 17, 2019
FINAL EXAMS - December 11-12, 16-17, 2019

Fall Main Session 2019
Fall Final Exam Schedule


Summer II Main Session - July 10 - August 15, 2019
FINAL EXAMS - August 14-15, 2019

Summer II Main Session 2019


Summer I Main Session - June 3 - July 9, 2019
FINAL EXAMS - July 8-9, 2018

Summer I Main Session 2019


Summer Long Session - June 3 - August 15, 2019
FINAL EXAMS - August 14-15, 2019

Summer Long Session 2019


May Mini-Term - May 20-31, 2019
FINAL EXAMS - May 31, 2019

May Mini-Term 2019


Spring Main Session - January 22 - May 14, 2019
FINAL EXAMS - May 8-9, 13-14, 2019

Spring Main Session 2019
Spring Final Exam Schedule


December Mini-Term - December 26, 2018 - January 9, 2019
FINAL EXAMS - January 9, 2019

December Mini-Term 2018


Fall Main Session - August 27 - December 18, 2018
FINAL EXAMS - December 12-13, 17-18, 2018

Fall Main Session 2018
Fall Final Exam Schedule


Summer II Main Session - July 11 - August 16, 2018
FINAL EXAMS - August 15-16,2018

Summer II Main Session 2018


Summer I Main Session - June 4 - July 10, 2018
FINAL EXAMS - July 9-10, 2018

Summer I Main Session 2018


Summer Long Session - June 4 - August 16, 2018
FINAL EXAMS - August 15-16,2018

Summer Long Session 2018


May Mini-Term - May 17-30, 2018
FINAL EXAMS - July 9-10, 2018

May Mini-Term 2018


Spring Main Session - Jan 22, 2018 - May 15, 2018
FINAL EXAMS - May 9-10, 14-15, 2018

Spring Main Session 2018
Spring Final Exam Schedule

College Catalogs


College Catalog 2019-2021"

Addendum 1: Procedures to Protect the Privacy of Students Enrolled in Distance Education

College Catalog 2017-2019

College Catalog 2015-2017

College Catalog 2014-2015

College Catalog 2013-2014

Previous catalogs are available in the Office of Educational Services.  To request a copy of an archived catalog, please call the OES office at 806-457-4200 ext. 853.

Student Rights & Responsibilities


Students have a RIGHT to ask:

  • What financial assistance is available?
  • What are the deadlines for submitting applications?
  • What is the cost of attending and refund policies?
  • What criteria is used to select financial aid recipients?
  • How is financial need determined?
  • What criteria is used to determine the amount of student's award?
  • What is satisfactory progress and does it affect me?

It is the students' RESPONSIBILITY to:

  • Be informed about the institution before enrolling.
  • Complete all forms accurately and submit them on time.
  • Read and understand forms they are asked to sign.
  • Know and comply with deadlines.
  • Report all changes in address, telephone number, name, grants, scholarships, and school status to the Student Financial Services Office.
  • Accept responsibility for all signed agreements.

Student Rights & Responsibilities


Rights:

  • Students shall have the right to participate in a free exchange of ideas, speech, expression, petition, and peaceful assembly as set forth in the United States Constitution.

  • Students have the right to equal treatment in all aspects of college life regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or educational disabilities.

  • Students have the right to privacy according to the law and the right to give access to personal information to a third party upon the written and documented request of the student.

  • Students have the right to appeal disciplinary action through judicial hearings.

  • Students have the right to a quality education through competent instruction, fair assessment, and prompt feedback.

  • Students have the right to be free from ridicule, discrimination, and harassment and the right to express concerns regarding violations of these freedoms to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs or his/her designee.

  • Students have the right to appeal course grades through a fair and timely process.

Responsibilities:

  • Students have the responsibility of respecting the rights, freedoms, and property of other students, faculty, staff, and administration.

  • Students have the responsibility to comply with College policies and local, state, and federal laws.

  • Students have the responsibility to abstain from any activities that are disruptive to the learning of other students.

Student Rights and Responsibilities are published in the Frank Phillips College Catalog and Student Handbook, which can be obtained in the Office of Student Central or the College website.


Student Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property, such as research papers, essays, inventions, discoveries, creations, and new technologies, conceived or first reduced to practice by a College District student as a coursework product shall be owned by the student. The College District shall not claim ownership over this intellectual property.

FPC Student ID Card Information


All students and staff are encouraged to obtain and carry a Plainsmen ID Card.

You'll use your Plainsmen Card often, so make sure to carry it with you at all times. You will be able to use your card to:

  • Receive financial aid disbursements (unless you designate another financial institution)
  • Purchase food through your meal plan
  • Attend athletic events
  • Receive student discounts from participating merchants. 

Frank Phillips College and Herring Bank have teamed up to offer you a convenient, one-card solution with the Plainsmen Card. The Plainsmen Card is a multi-functional Student ID card which allows you to open an optional checking that offers free access to Herring Bank ATMs and to make no-fee purchases at merchant locations that accept MasterCard or pin-based transactions. It's the easy way to access cash and make purchases on and off campus.

A Herring Bank College checking account offers you:

  • No monthly service fee
  • Easy access to free Herring Bank ATM's on and around campus
  • Free access to online banking - check balances and view your checking account statement online from anywhere you have internet access. www.PlainsmenCard.com
  • Get paid faster - direct deposit of your financial aid and/or direct deposit of your paycheck.

Students financial aid disbursements and all other refunds can be directed to an existing account or to your Student ID Debit Card checking account offered by Herring Bank. To make your refund choice go to Student Central in the Library and complete your designation.

Visit Student Central in the Library to get your Plainsmen Card, call Student Central at 806-457-4200 or visit Student Central in the Library, (Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm).

Need to report a lost or stolen card? 

Contact Herring Bank 24/7 at 1-866-348-3435. You will also need to go to Student Central in the Library for a new card.

Student ID Card FAQ's


A. Purpose
To enhance a more user-friendly environment for students, faculty, and staff by providing a high quality, single card system that allows efficient access to all card-related services throughout Frank Phillips College and to seek new and expanded uses of the card through improved, advanced technology.

B. Scope
The policy has a college-wide applicability.

C. Definition(s)
Terms are defined as needed within the document.

D. Procedure(s)
The Plainsmen ID Card is an official Frank Phillips College picture ID card. In addition to identifying the relationship with Frank Phillips College, the card provides access to campus events and activities, residence halls/other buildings, and meal plans. Meal plans may only be used via the ID card or cash must be used to purchase a meal.

  1. Who Qualifies for a card?
    a. Student
    b. Faculty & Staff
    Permanent employees of Frank Phillips College, defined as receiving benefits, are entitled to a free Plainsmen ID Card as a condition of their employment. 
    c. College Board
    Any member of the College Board is entitled to a free card.
  2. Expiration of Plainsment ID Card
    a. ID Cards are valid while cardholder still has an active status with the College.
  3. Policy on ID Picture Taking
    a. For ID card pictures Frank Phillips College requires individuals to remove any items not worn as part of their daily appearance (i.e. prescription eyeglasses). The only exceptions are items worn for cultural and religious reasons. All banadannas, hats, sunglasses and/or visors, etc. are to be removed before picture is taken.
  4. Card Fee Structure: 
    a. Students First ID Card-
    The cost of the Plainsmen Card is added into the cost of attendance for all students. This includes the cost of the card and administrative cost associated with production.
    b. Students Replacement Cards-
    An $11 charge will be placed on the student's college account when a replacement ID card is issued If payment is not received by due date, student records are sealed by the Business Office. All payments must be submitted to Student Central. 
    c. Faculty / Staff / Others-
    Faculty and Staff are entitled to a free replacement card. 
    d. Free Replacement Cards for Cardholders-
    • Extreme hardship cases - very rare; apartment fire for example
    • If the card is not returned by the ATM during a transaction
  5. Responsibilities as a Cardholder
    a. Deactivating or Reinstating your Plainsmen Card
    Faculty/Staff, Students, and other college cardholders do not have to surrender their cards upon discontinuing their employment/association with Frank Phillips College. We have an automatic privilege assignment/removal process to enable or disable the ID card. If the card has the banking option, disabling the card would not deactivate the banking feature of the card. 
    b. Reporting a Lost/Stolen Card
    To report a lost or stolen card, please call 1-866-348-3435, 24 hours a day. The College's Student Central in the Library provides replacement service of ID cards during operational hours (8 AM - 5 PM,  - Th: 8 AM - 4PM, F). The cards can be replaced at Student Central. If the ID card is also an ATM card, the individual will be asked token questions for verification purposes before the card is cancelled.
  6. Information Sources
    a. Website address: www.FPCTX.edu

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