Each New College student is required to complete seven "Contracts" in order to graduate. The terms of the contract are set by the student and his/her advisor at the beginning of each semester, but may be renegotiated before the deadline (November 18th for Fall, and April 27th for Spring semseter, in this 2011/12 school year).
The form is only available online at: https://myncf.ncf.edu/c/document_library/get_file?p_l_id=46615&folderId=54901&name=DLFE-3103.pdf . The form must be filled out, printed, and signed by the student and his/her counselor by August 31st in order to avoid a $100 fine.
Typically, a contract will consist of:
▪ A list of planned courses; including the course number, name of course, the course session (whether it is in Mod I, Mod II, or a full semester class), and the name of the professor.
▪ A section to list long and short-term goals.
▪ A section to list extracurriculars (anything from attending Fencing Club to watching 'The Walking Dead')
▪ Certification criteria. This is where you and your advisor decide what it will take for you to satisfactorily complete this contract. For instance, if your criteria is "4/5 classes", that means you must sat at least four of the five classes you are taking in order for that contract to count towards your graduation requirements.
A student may renegotiate his/her contract by the deadline at the end of the semester. This usually happens when a student feels he/she is not doing as well as expected in one or more classes. The necessary form is available at: