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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Academic Advising
    • How did I get an advisor?
    • What can my advisor help me with?
    • When do I meet with my advisor?
    • Do I keep the same advisor both years at Hesston?
  • Graduation requirements
    • Is an associate degree from Hesston really necessary if I plan to complete a four-year degree?
    • Do I need to declare a major at Hesston?
  • Registration information
    • What are credits?
    • How many credits should I take each term?
    • Can I take fewer than 12 hours?
    • Can I change courses after the term begins?
    • What happens if I stop going to a class?
    • What do I need to do if I need to miss class because of a college-approved group activity?
  • Selecting courses
    • What classes do I need to graduate?
    • If I’m not certain about my major, what courses should I take?
    • Are there any courses that I cannot take?
    • Can I take courses at other colleges while I’m a student at Hesston?
    • Which writing course is right for me?
    • Do I need to take a math course? If so, which one?
    • Do I need to take a computer course?
    • Do I need a foreign language course? If so, at what level do I start?
  • Transfer and advanced placement
    • Do courses I’ve taken at other colleges transfer to Hesston?
    • Can I get credit for AP or other exams?
    • Can I get credit for church voluntary service, Youth Evangelism Service (YES) or other church programs?
    • Can I get credit for life experiences?
  • Midterm and final exams
    • What is finals week like?
    • Can I take midterm and final exams early?
    • What are legitimate reasons for requesting early final exams?
    • How do I request an early exam?
    • What can I do if all of my final exams are scheduled on the same day?
  • Grades
    • When are grades given?
    • How is my GPA calculated?
    • Can I do anything to change a low grade?
    • Where can I get help if I’m doing poorly in a class?
    • What can I do if I have a diagnosed special need?