Current Students

What to know as an online student.

Here’s what you need to know as an SF Online student.

Online Student Services

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Online/Hybrid Courses

Explore the various options and online class settings SF offers.

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Canvas Help

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Student Policies

Find the Student Handbook and all policies you must know as an SF student. View Student Handbook and Student Policies.

Student Conduct

Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by the Student Conduct Code. In order to ensure an environment where these goals can be realized safely, the College promotes civility, integrity and harmony among the college community through the Student Conduct Code.

Academic Integrity

The very nature of higher education requires that students adhere to accepted standards of academic integrity. Therefore, Santa Fe College has adopted a Code of Student Conduct that outlines general guidelines. Students are encouraged to discuss issues related to academic integrity with instructors. For more information, view the Student Conduct Code online.

Rights and Responsibilities

For more information about your rights and responsibilities as members of the Santa Fe College community, including how to make student grievances, visit the Student Rights and Responsibilities page.


Santa Fe College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to fostering mutual respect and full participation for all students. The Disabilities Resource Center (DRC) facilitates reasonable accommodations for students who encounter disability-related barriers in the learning environment. If you have a need for reasonable accommodation because of a disability, please contact our Disabilities Resource Center (DRC).


Information about how grades are calculated, academic standing, probation, suspension and dismissal can be found at Santa Fe College Records.

Incomplete Grades

A grade of Incomplete (“I”) will be given only in situations where a student has successfully completed nearly all of the coursework and has experienced an emergency situation at the end of the term. There is no college-wide policy regarding incompletes except that they will be “Changed to F if not completed by the conclusion of next major term.” Contact your professor regarding his or her incomplete policy, or check the course syllabus.


Netiquette is etiquette on the Internet, or expectations for online communications. This is a college-level course, and your communication in this class should reflect this. When communicating with the instructor or your classmates, be sure that your messages are respectful, civil, and reflect college level writing. Here are some guidelines for your communications:

  1. Do not use shorthand expressions like you might do in texting. For example, “u” for you, “w/“ for with, LOL, BTW, IMHO, etc. The pronoun “I” is always capitalized. The text editor in Canvas does not automatically capitalize “I” like your smartphone does.
  2. Be sure to use proper grammar and punctuation; note that typing IN ALL CAPS is the equivalent of shouting.
  3. Remember that body language and tone (such as a joking or sarcasm) may be difficult to perceive by others online, which may lead to misunderstandings.
  4. Discussion boards are visible to the entire class; if you have a private question for a classmate or the instructor, you should use the Canvas email system instead.
  5. Respect for everyone is paramount, even if you disagree with someone. Everyone’s opinion is valid just as yours is. As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, Santa Fe College prohibits harassment and discrimination.


Many online classes require proctored testing, which means students need to be observed during the tests. There are several options for taking proctored exams. Course Information Pages should have testing requirements listed, or speak to your instructor about which options he or she allows.