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What's New forand What to Know for Fall 2013?

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What’s New for Fall 2013?

Checklist for Success:

  • I have printed my Class Schedule.
    (Need help?  Visit the E-Services Lab located in the DeRicco Student Services Building.)
  • I know where my classrooms are located and carefully read "Where's My Class? below.
    (Need help? Visit the Information Booth in front of the DeRicco Student Services Building.)
  • I bought or RENTED my books.
    (Need help? Bookstore personnel will help you find your books.)
  • I purchased my parking permit.
    (Need help? Purchase your permit at the Bookstore.)
  • I have my Library card.
    (Need help? Visit the Circulation Desk in the Goleman Library.)
  • I know how to add or drop classes.  
    (Need help? Visit the E-Services Lab located in the DeRicco Student Services Building.)
  • I have logged into the Student Portal and checked my Student e-mail.
    (Need help?   E-mail us at
    It is the student’s responsibility to manage their student e-mail account and to read diligently the correspondence sent to you.  We make every effort to keep you informed.  If you do not read your student e-mail, you are not practicing responsible student behavior.


  • I have obtained a locker.
    (Need help? Locate a locker, make a note of the number and location and register it in the Student Activities Office in Shima 101C.)
  • I have obtained a student identification card.
    (Need help? Pay for your Student ID at the Bookstore, then go to Shima 101 for your picture and ID .)

    So What’s New?

TipSoft Text Messaging Alert System


This is a text messaging and e-mail alert service that allow the Delta College Police Department to communicate with the public regarding events occurring within the District such as crime, fugitives, Amber Alerts, and other emergencies.  You can enter your phone number and/or your e-mail address.  You do not have to enter both.  Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation message.

Campus Security

Crime Prevention is student awareness of his/her environment. It is the willingness to look out for one another and to report suspicious activities immediately to the Campus Police.

Students must be aware of their surroundings and develop a perception of what seems out of place, or out of the ordinary. Do not take chances--what may appear harmless could be serious. Fortunately, the right attitude, actions and awareness can help protect you and your belongings.

Preventing Crimes Against Property Preventing Crimes Against Persons
  • Lock all of your doors
  • Keep a list of serial numbers
  • Keep valuables out of sight
  • Do not carry very much cash
  • Park in well-lit areas
  • Never leave property unattended
  • Use the "Buddy System"
  • Walk tall, with pride
  • Do not wear flashy jewelry
  • Never be afraid to scream
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Walk with your keys in hand

Academic Computing Lab Has Moved!!!

The computer lab is open for business in Danner 202!!  The computer lab was previously located in Cunningham 220 and has now moved to its new home.

Hours of operation are:

Fall & Spring
Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m..

Parking & Parking Enforcement – Fees and Rules!

Parking permits are required effective August 19th .  THAT MEANS THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD FOR PARKING. If you do not have a parking permit or a Daily Ticket properly displayed in your vehicle window, you will be ticketed!!  Permits may be purchased on the Delta College Bookstore.

The cost of a parking permit is $30 for vehicles, $24 for two-wheeled vehicles, and $2 for a daily permit. Parking is enforced in all lots.  Delta College does not providing free parking lots.

Disabled Parking

To legally park in a disabled parking stall, a DMV disabled placard must be properly displayed and be issued to the driver of the vehicle or to the passenger that the driver is transporting. 

A driver must display a DMV issued disabled placard along with a valid semester parking permit or daily permit to park in a disabled parking stall.  Vehicles without both placard and parking permit will be ticketed.


The area in front of the DeRicco Student Services Building is NOT a LOADING zone.  Do NOT drop off or pick up in front of this building OR by the Child Development Center.  It is recommended that students be dropped off and picked up at the back of the college in the Shima 1 parking area or the Holt 1 parking lot. Violators will be ticketed.

Can’t Find a Parking Space?

Parking is very impacted the first few weeks of school.  That means you’ll need to get here early to get a parking space.  Do NOT park in parking lots reserved for customers such as Target, Macy’s, Elephant Bar, or The Mall.  Your car will be towed!



What You Should  Know?

Information Desk in the DeRicco Student Services Building

The Information Desk in the DeRicco Building serves the following departments. Student Ambassadors will direct you to the appropriate resources offered by:

  • Accommodated Testing/Learning Disability Lab
  • Admissions and Records
  • Assessment Center
  • CalWorks
  • Career/Transfer Center
  • Counseling Center
  • Disability Support Programs & Services (DSPS)
  • Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)
  • e-Services Lab
  • Financial Aid and Veterans Services
  • Veteran Resource Center
  • WorkNet

Prerequisite Enforcement

At the time you submit your Application for Admission, you are advised that you must send transcripts from other colleges you have attended.  If you have not already done so, request these transcripts to be sent to the Evaluations Office, 5151 Pacific Ave. Box 102, Stockton, CA 95207.  You are notified by student e-mail when your transcripts are received.

Students will not be allowed to enroll in a course in which the prerequisite was completed at another college or university unless an official transcript is on file demonstrating that the course prerequisite has been met.

Math Level Changes

Effective Summer 2012, math prerequisites changed.  High school math courses will no longer be used in determining placement in college math courses.  The new prerequisite policy establishes 6 levels of prerequisite skills for placement into the recommended math classes at the College.  Students will be allowed to enroll in courses based on their performance on the assessment test.  For more information on this change, please review this link:

Adding Classes!

If you are added from a wait list or by an Instructor Add Memorandum, you need to check your student e-mail account every day.   You will receive an e-mail if you are successfully added AND a fee notification.   An e-mail will also be sent if you are not successfully added along with instructions on how to take care of the problem.

Do NOT expect your Professor to take care of this – it is your responsibility to ensure that you are properly enrolled in classes.   If you SIT in a class all semester and are not registered for the class, you will not receive a grade!

Get Your Textbooks – RENTALS Now Available!

If you haven’t already purchased or RENTED your books, here is the Bookstore link with lots of useful information:

Absence from Class

A student who will be absent from any class or classes for three (3) days or longer for health reasons or other personal emergencies are advised to notify the Office of Counseling and Special Services.

If a student knows of a disability-related absence in advance (e.g., previously unanticipated surgery), the student is strongly encouraged to notify the class instructors and Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) prior to the absence.

A student, who is absent from class due to a disability-related circumstance (such as surgery, other treatment, an injury, or an illness that is related to a disability or results in a disability) and who is notified by the College that he/she has been dropped, and the student intends to remain registered for the class, the student may meet promptly with a Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) Counselor to request assistance to remain registered for the class.

A student requesting DSPS assistance for disability-related absences is not required to be registered with DSPS prior to requesting such assistance.  However, DSPS is authorized to determine whether a student making a request due to disability-related absences qualifies as an individual with a disability at the time of the request.  If the individual is not disabled and/or the absences are not disability-related, the College is not required to accommodate the student beyond the legal requirements of Section 504 and Title II.

If the student does not agree with DSPS and the professor’s decision, the student may file a grievance (reference BP & AP 5530).

Definition of “Excess Absenteeism”

The definition of excess absenteeism has been re-defined as “one more time than the class meets per week.”

Drop Dates Have Changed

The last day to drop with a “W” is now at 50% of the class.  Be sure to check your Class Schedule to determine the drop dates for your classes. 

It is your responsibility to manage enrollment.  This includes dropping class you no longer intend to attend—including Wait Listed classes.  Do not assume your Professor will do it for you! Petitions for grade changes are only accepted up to 12 months after the end of the term in which the grade was posted. Petitions will not be granted for courses dropped after teh deadlines specified on the registration calendar. Dropping classes ina timely manner will save you time, effor, and money!

Non-Resident Classification

If you have been classified as a non-resident for tuition purposes, the deadline to file a Residency Reclassification Petition is Monday, September 9, 2013.  Thereafter, residency adjustments will not be made.

Course Repeat Petitions

Students who have an approved Course Repeat Petition to repeat a class after receiving two grading symbols of “D, F, or W,” MUST GIVE A COPY OF THE APPROVED PETITION to the Professor when you request permission to add the class.  The approved petition must accompany your Instructor Add Memorandum when submitted to Admissions and Records by the professor so that we are able to process your add form in a timely manner.

If you are attempting to add an online class, e-mail your approved petition to the Professor with a request to add the class.

Submission of an Instructor Add Memorandum is not sufficient to confirm enrollment.  You must check your student email and class schedule to ensure that you have been officially enrolled in the course.

Policy Change Concerning Petitions

Students who believe that an error was made in a grade entered on their permanent record may petition the Director of Admissions and Records to correct the record.  Petitions for a grade change must be filed no later than one (1) year after the term for which the grade was posted and will be made only after the assigning instructor determines the validity of such a petition and issues a written authorization for the grade change.

Students who believe that an error was made in enrollment, non-resident, or class fees charged against their student account based on the last date of attendance may petition the Director of Admissions and Records to correct the record.  Petitions for removal of fees must be filed no later than one (1) year after the term for which the fees were charged and will only be made after the instructor of record determines the validity of such a petition based on last date of attendance and issues a written authorization for the correction of the drop date. The District will consider petitions for documented special circumstances for 1 - 1/2 (one and one half) years.

Bus Service Available at Mountain House Campus

The Delta College South Campus at Mountain House is pleased to announce that public transportation is now available to students via RTD (San Joaquin Regional Transit District) Rural Connection.  The Rural connection bus route is between Tracy Walmart and the South Campus at Mountain House.  Route information may be obtained online at:  

(click on “Mountain House to Tracy Schedule” (209) 943-1111

or at

Please note: The Rural Connection Route connects to the Hopper Route 90 during certain trips at Tracy Walmart.

The cost for 1 adult ride is $1.50  ($0.75 for seniors/disabled)—cash only/exact amount.  Monthly passes (31 days passes--good for unlimited trips on RTD’s regular routes) are $40 for students/$30 for senior/disabled, and $65 for non-students/adults.  ADA Certified Deviation Fare (24 hours reservations required) for each one way deviation - $ 1.00.

Non-Smoking Campus!

San Joaquin Delta College is a NON-SMOKING campus.  Smoking is permitted in parking lots ONLY—not in the walk ways out to the parking lots, but IN the parking lots.  The area in front of the DeRicco Student Services Building is NOT considered a parking lot, nor is the circle by the Child Development Center and Cunningham Building.  Therefore, no smoking there is allowed.

Smoking in any area where smoking is prohibited is considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Tools for Student Success

Click on Tools for Student Success to assess your skills and access information and resources to increase your success as a student.

Meeting your Educational Goals

As a result of the state's budget crisis, the number of classes offered at Delta College has been reduced.  This means that getting into classes is more difficult and fewer classes are available.  As a student, it is important that you COMPLETE the classes in which you enroll and that you REGISTER on your assigned registration date.  During our last state budget crisis, thousands of students simply could not get classes!  Be prepared!  Plan ahead!  And work closely with your counselor to ensure your student success!

Here's wishing you a successful Fall semester!



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