Credit Requirements - Full Time
Credit Requirements - Part Time
Average Credits Per Course
Average Course Load - Full Time
Average Course Load - Part Time
Time Investment/Workload - Full Time
Time Investment/Workload - Part Time
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Tips for Earning Credits
Save the syllabi from all the classes you took at other institutions.
Germanna has no admissions standards, so it welcomes all students. However, incoming students must take a placement test to determine whether they must complete developmental coursework before starting the college-level courses. Germanna will accept AP scores of 3 or higher.
Transferring Credits In & Out
Transferring credits into Germanna is difficult. Students must present a syllabus from every course they want to transfer into Germanna. Take the advice of current Germanna students, and save everything, no matter how much you think you won't need it!
Typical Session Length
Fall and spring classes are normally 16 weeks long, but some dynamic courses are eight weeks. Summer classes are five, eight, or 10 weeks long. This includes both in-class and online classes.
Class Style & Structure
Some teachers like to lecture, some teachers like to have discussions, and each course, like each professor, is different. Much to the students' dismay, there seems to be little, if any, standard of grading among teachers. Germanna's teaching faculty comprises mostly adjunct instructors, so enforcing regularity and consistency can be difficult. With so many adjunct instructors, ratemyprofessor.com quickly becomes a Germanna student's best friend.
Course Registration Process
All students enrolled in degree programs are assigned faculty advisers. Students can meet with their adviser to select and enroll in classes, or they can enroll themselves through the online Student Information System. To ensure that students get into the classes they want, the Counseling Center encourages students to enroll online during the first week of each registration period.
Did You Know?
Germanna has been named the fastest-growing community college in Virginia.