Policies and Procedures


Tahoe Turning Point students enrolled in six or more units and actively attending classes are eligible for Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan. Information is available through Student Services. There are also vision services and an optional dental plan.


Under certain circumstances, auditing of classes may be allowed. The audit policy is available in the Admissions and Records Office.

CHALLENGING A COURSE (Credit by Examination)

Students must petition to challenge a certain designated course in order to receive credit by examination. Challenge courses are listed at the beginning of each subject area in the Course Description section of the catalog. Students are strongly urged to meet with a counselor before beginning the challenge exam process.


Regular attendance in class and laboratory sessions is an obligation assumed by every student at the time of registration. Students who stop attending and are not dropped by the instructor risk receiving an “F” grade for the course. For full quarter classes students may drop with a “W” grade through the 7th week of instruction. Students may not fall below a 75% attendance and/or academic level.


All adding and dropping/withdrawing is done at the Admissions & Records office or online within the specified timelines. Withdrawing (dropping with a “W” grade) must be done in person at the Admissions & Records office.


Students may add classes through the day of the first class meeting. From the day after the first class meeting through Friday of the second week of class, students may only add with written permission of the instructor. Registration is not allowed after the course has ended. Students are strongly encouraged to register early to secure a space in the course they wish to attend. Students may not enroll in multiple sections of the same course if the course dates overlap.


Students may drop or withdraw from regular full quarter-length classes through Friday of the 7th week of the term. Please contact the Admissions & Records office for deadline information.

It is always the student’s responsibility to drop or withdraw from classes. While instructors may drop students for non-attendance, students should never assume that this was done by the instructor. Please see the Attendance Policy for further information.


A student who intends to withdraw from all courses at the College must complete the necessary procedures established by the Admissions and Records Office. Failure to do so may negatively affect the student’s transcript.