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Introduction

In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, below is a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all students at Cuyamaca College. Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained or is hyperlinked.

College Navigator

The College Navigator for Cuyamaca College website includes important data and information for Cuyamaca College in the following areas:
  • General Information
  • Tuition, Fees and Estimated Student Expenses
  • Financial Aid
  • Net Price Calculator
  • Enrollment
  • Admissions
  • Retention and Graduation Rates
  • Programs/Majors
  • Varsity Athletic Teams
  • Accreditation
  • Campus Security
  • Cohort Default Rates

General Information

Academic Programs
Cuyamaca College offers a wide variety of degree, certificate and transfer programs. Please visit the academic departments page to access the current list of academic programs offered at Cuyamaca College. Our College Catalog also lists the academic program offerings at Cuyamaca College. Please visit the Cuyamaca College Catalog to access that information.

Accrediting Agency Information
Cuyamaca College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC) an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education. Please visit our Accreditation Website to view more information about Cuyamaca College's accreditation information.

Academic Calendar

College Catalog
Visit out Cuyamaca Catalog page to access the current and prior Cuyamaca College Catalogs, which contain important information on applying to the college, registering for classes, academic policies, degree and certificate programs, graduation requirements and general information and data about the college.

Constitution Day
In order to comply with the federal regulation requiring the development of educational programming to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year, Cuyamaca College Students Affairs Office provides faculty, students and staff with access to U.S. Constitution Day educational resources, guest lectures and other resources on campus.

2013 Constitution Day Event

Copyright Information
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) (pub. L. 110-315) added provisions to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, (HEA) requiring institutions to take steps to combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials through illegal downloading or peer-to-peer distribution of intellectual property. Please refer to Administrative Policy 3720 to view our policy concerning copyright material.

Disabled Students Programs & Services

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act
Each year, Cuyamaca College submits a federally mandated Equity in Athletic Report (EAR), which includes demographic, expense and revenue information on its intercollegiate athletic program. Copies of this report are available at the School of Math, Science & Engineering or by accessing Cuyamaca College's information on the Department of Education's Equity in Athletics website.

Gainful Employment Information

Student Body Diversity
STUDENT INFORMATION
Students 12,607
GENDER ETHNICITY/RACE
Female 52.5% African American 6.6%
Male 46.6% American Indian/Alaska Native 0.4%
Unknown 0.9% Asian 4.3%
AGE Filipino 2.6%
Less than 20 years old 22.8% Hispanic 28.5%
20 to 24 years old 34.6% Pacific Islander 0.6%
25 to 39 years old 27.0% White 48.5%
40 or more years old 15.6% Two or more Races 5.4%
Unknown 0.0% Unknown 3.1%
OTHER INFORMATION
Full Time Equivalent Students 5,218.2
Credit Sections 1,508
Non-Credit Sections 77
Median Credit Section Size 29
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 53.7%
Student Counseling Ratio 461:1

Student Outcomes

Textbook Information
The Cuyamaca College Bookstore provides textbook information (including ISBN and retail price, when available) for courses listed in the course schedule each semester. This information can be accessed through WebAdvisor or at the Bookstore's website at: cuyamaca.bncollege.com

Transfer of Credit Policy
Visit our transcript evaluations page for Cuyamaca College's policy on the transfer of academic credit. For information on our articulation agreements with the California State University (CSU), University of California (UC), or other private independent/out-of-state college please visit our articulation website.

Voter Registration Information
Cuyamaca College encourages eligible students to register to vote. Students may access the San Diego Voter Registration website by visiting the San Diego Registrar of Voters Page. Students wishing to register via voter registration card may pick one up in the Student Services Building. The Associated Student Government of Cuyamaca College (ASGCC) also organizes voter registration events periodically throughout the school year.

Health & Safety

Campus Safety Reports and Statistics
The GCCCD Public Safety Office prepares, maintains and publishes the following safety information: This information is also accessible through the district Public Safety website and our college catalog.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Cuyamaca College is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace for staff, faculty and students. Policy 5525 states that any student who engages in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of a controlled substance and/or alcohol on District owned or operated property or at an official college-sponsored function, or who is under the influence of any controlled substance or alcohol is in violation of state, District, and college regulations and is subject to disciplinary action.

The Student Conduct Manual states that Unlawful possession, use, sale, offer to sell, or furnishing, or being under the influence of, any controlled substance listed in California Health and Safety Code Sections 11053 et seq., an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind; or unlawful possession of, or offering, arranging or negotiating the sale of any drug paraphernalia, as defined in California Health and Safety Code Section 11014.5.

Vaccinations/Immunizations
California Community Colleges do not require proof of immunization for enrollment. Depending on the major, immunizations may be necessary prior to acceptance into selected programs. Students should consult with the specific department for further information.

Student Financial Assistance

Student Financial Aid Handbook
The Student Financial Aid Handbook contains important information for students applying for and receiving financial aid. Information in the handbook includes:
  • Types of financial aid assistance available to students
  • Student eligibility requirements and applying for Financial Aid
  • Requirements for verification of information and notification of awards
  • Withdrawal from courses and Return to Title IV (R2T4)
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Disbursement schedule and process
  • Loans - entrance/exit counseling, loan terms and conditions,
  • Cost of Attendance and Financial Need
  • Other resources and programs available to students
  • Financial Aid fraud

Cost of Attendance

Code of Conduct for Educational Loans

Legal Rights & Responsibilities

Net Price Calculator

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Acceptable Use Policy
Administrative Policy 3720 states that this procedure applies to all District students, employees, officers and others granted use of District information resources. This procedure refers to all District information resources whether individually controlled or shared, stand-alone or networked. It applies to all computer and computer communication facilities owned, leased, operated, or contracted by the District. This includes personal computers, workstations, mainframes, minicomputers, and associated peripherals, software and information resources, regardless of whether used for administration, research, teaching or other purposes.

Privacy of Student Records: Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. FERPA protects students' rights to inspect and review their education records, to request to amend their educational records, and to limit disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in education records.

Student education records are defined as records, files, documents and other materials that contain information directly related to a student and are maintained by the institution or by a party acting for the institution. Education records are NOT: sole possession records, law enforcement unit records, employment records, medical records, or post-attendance records.

Student Conduct
The Student Affairs Office, which trains student advocates and grievance hearing committee members on due process procedures, is also a fair and impartial resource for students, who are involved in the student grievance and discipline process. At any time, students can contact the Student Affairs Office at (619) 660-4295 with questions regarding the Student Code of Conduct, which delineates the Cuyamaca College’s boundaries for acceptable behavior standards.

Student Grievances
The purpose of this document is to provide a prompt and equitable means for resolving student grievances. In the pursuit of academic goals, the student should be free of unfair or improper action by any member of the campus community. The grievance procedure may be initiated by a student, who reasonably believes he or she has been subject to unjust action or denied rights that have adversely affected his or her status, rights, or privileges as a student. It is the responsibility of the student to submit proof of alleged unfair or improper action.

Student Complaint Procedures
There are established procedures for resolving complaints from not only prospective and current students, but also community members. For example, as a standard practice, the first step should be to seek a resolution at the local level with the appropriate department. If the complainant does not feel that the issue has been solved at this level to his or her satisfaction, the complainant is able to pursue the matter through the established chain of command. The process must be clearly stated and in compliance with Federal regulation (HEA Title IV, CFR, Sections 600.9 and 668.4 (3) (b) since all Title IV eligible institutions must not only have, but also state its administered complaint process.

Student Discipline

Sexual Harassment Policy
Guidelines of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act focus upon sexual harassment as an unlawful practice. “Sexual harassment like harassment on the basis of color, race, religion or national origin, has long been recognized by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as a violation of Section 703 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act as amended” (Federal Register, April 11, 1980). Interpretation of Title IX of the Education Amendments similarly delineates sexual harassment as discriminatory and unlawful.

Nondiscrimination Notice
No person shall be unlawfully subjected to discrimination or denied full and equal access to District programs or activities on the basis of ethnic group identification, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, or military and veteran status, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. District programs and activities include, but are not limited to any that are administered or funded directly by or that receive any financial assistance from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

Revised  August 15, 2014
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