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All South Plains College Faculty, Staff and Students have access to MySPC. Log in to myspc.southplainscollege.edu for a listing of specific services for your affiliation.
The South Plains College Portal, MySPC, is a one-stop access point to South Plains College resources and services including Campus Connect and student email. MySPC will give access to important announcements, news and events, college calendars and a personal planner.
New students will gain access to MySPC upon acceptance to South Plains College. The login credentials are on the student's acceptance letter.  All currently enrolled students have been issued a MySPC account.
Log into MySPC at https://myspc.southplainscollege.edu. You will log in by a username and password found on the student's acceptance letter.
In most cases, your username is the first initial of your first name followed by the first eleven letters of your last name and the last four digits of your SPC assigned student ID number. To retrieve your username, click on "Forgot Username" under Campus Bookmarks.
Login to MySPC and click the  Change Password  link next to your name in the Welcome bar.
You can use the  Forgot Username / Reset Password  link in MySPC. Once you retrieve your username, you will be given the opportunity to reset your password. If you continue to experience difficulties you should email askspc@southplainscollege.edu or call (806) 894-9611 ext. 3300.
Campus Connect is an online service available through MySPC. Campus Connect allows students to gain access to a multitude of services and information via the internet. Click on the Campus Connect tab to view your:
  • Online Class Schedule
  • Course Availability
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Grade Report
  • Account Status
  • Degree Audit
  • Financial Aid Status
In addition, Campus Connect allows you to :
  • Add and Drop Classes
  • Pay for Tuition and Fees
To access Campus Connect, first log in to MySPC. Click on the tab titled "Campus Connect"
For assistance, please email askspc@southplainscollege.edu or call (806) 894-9611 ext. 3300.

Login to  MySPC and click the SPC Google Email link. This is for students only.
In most cases, your username is the first initial of your first name followed by the first eleven letters of your last name and the last four digits of your SPC assigned student ID number. To retrieve your username, click on "Forgot Username" under Campus Bookmarks.
Login to MySPC and click the Change Password link next to your name in the Welcome bar.
You can use the Forgot Username / Reset Password link in MySPC. Once you retrieve your username, you will be given the opportunity to reset your password. If you continue to experience difficulties you should email askspc@southplainscollege.edu or call (806) 894-9611 ext. 3300.
The  Google Apps Learning Center provides updated information about all the Google Apps available.
Click your name in the upper right hand corner and select Sign Out.
No. To use POP or IMAP, forward your SPC Google email to your personal email address with POP/IMAP access.
You can access your email through your mobile browser. If you wish to use your mobile email app, you must forward your SPC Google Email to your personal email address with POP/IMAP access.
Login to your SPC Google Email account. Click the setting icon in the upper right hand corner and select Mail Settings. Click the Forwarding Link in the center of the settings bar and add a forwarding address.
For technical assistance, please email askspc@southplainscollege.edu or call (806) 894-9611 ext. 3300.

Full time students (12 credit hours) wishing to live in Residence Halls must complete the Housing Application and Contract  and submit it to the Housing Office with a $100 security deposit. South Plains College does not have a deadline for receipt of housing applications. However, assignments are made on a first-come/first-serve basis. Early applications begin in January and usually receive their choice of housing.
Housing is only available on the main campus located in Levelland.
No. However, housing options are available within the communities of Levelland and Lubbock for married or single parents.
The residence halls will open August 18 for the fall semester and January 12 for the spring semester. It is essential that you officially check into your room on or before the first class day. When you arrive on campus, check in with the Residence Hall Director at your assigned residence hall. Your room assignment will be issued at that time. Failure to check in by the first day of class will result in the forfeiture of your deposit and possible loss of your room. If you must check in late, please notify the Housing Office before the first day of classes to make arrangements for late check in. For further questions, please call (806) 716-2381.
Room assignments are made during June for the fall and December for the spring. You will receive your room assignment in the middle of June for fall and the middle of December for spring through your SPC email.
All women's residence halls are setup in a suite-style arrangement. In the men's area, Lamar and Magee are arranged in suite-style. The other facilities Frazier, Stroud and Forrest are a modern communal arrangement.
 
The women's residence halls are carpeted and male residence halls have tile floors, with the exception of Magee Hall. The rooms in Magee have carpeting in the main living area and in the bedrooms.
 
Beds in Smallwood, South Sue, Gillespie and Baker Center are standard twins (36 x 75). The beds in Frazier, Stroud, Forrest, Lamar, Magee, North Sue and Tubb are long boy (38 x 80).
 
Students are encouraged to bring their own computers. All residents may access the internet using the SPC website through a wireless connection. Magee and Smallwood residents have access through a T1 line.
 
Basic cable is available in all residence halls. For premium channels, please contact NTS at (806) 797-0687. When calling for installation, please advise the cable company of the name of the residence hall and room number. The address is 1401 S College Ave.
Students are encouraged to work through issues that they are having with their roommates. After the first two weeks of classes, the Associate Dean of Students will consider reassignments.
During the fall semester, private housing is not available. Once the semester starts and room consolidations are made, private room request may be honored. In order to request a private room, you must contact the Associate Dean of Students.
Payment for housing is due the day the residence halls open. If you plan to pay your housing in installments, half of the housing balance is due at the time of move in.
 
Financial Aid may pay for housing. It is important that you visit with your financial aid advisor to determine exactly how much of your tuition and fees and room and board that financial aid will cover.
Permits are required and will be issued by your Residence Hall Director for no additional charge.
All students enrolled in 3 semester hours or more are automatically covered for injuries resulting from accidents. This DOES NOT cover illnesses. The maximum claim, after a $25 deductible, is $2000.
South Plains College operates a student health clinic which treats minor illnesses. Major illness claims should be covered by your family health insurance. Student health policies are available through independent companies.
All students will need a student ID card. This card allows access to the library, technology center, Texan Dining Hall, and for students living in the women's residence halls, provides entrance into the residence halls. Student ID cards are issued through the Student Activities Office.
A detailed list of Residence Halls Information, Rules and Regulations can be found in the Residence Halls Handbook .
No, there are no curfews for students living in the residence halls. However, quiet hours start at 11:00 pm.
Coin operated washers and dryers are provided in all Residence Halls. Beverage and candy machines are provided for your convenience in each Residence Hall. Report malfunctions to the Residence Hall Directors or Baker Center Supervisors. Refunds are made through the vending company.

Students will not be able to access their courses on Blackboard Learn 9 until the first official day of class.  In addition, students that register on or after the first day of class will not have access until the system updates; which can take up to 24 hours.
 

Your username and password are the same as your SPC email and password.  1st initial, last name, last 4 digits of your student ID number, for example jsmith1234.  Blackboard Learn 9 is set up to authenticate against the South Plains College Active Directory.  Students can reset their password through the Reset Password Management link on MySPC.

 

 
 
 
Typically this is caused by a routing issue on the network or Internet and will resolve itself in a short period of time; however, you may be able to log into Blackboard Learn 9 by logging into MySPC and clicking on the Blackboard link under Campus Bookmarks.  This link uses pass through authentication and will log you into Blackboard Learn 9 automatically.
Please contact the South Plains College Technical Support either by email at blackboard@southplainscollege.edu or you can call 806-716-2180.  If you are having browser issues be sure you are using the correct internet browser for your operating system.  You can do that by going to this website Internet browser and operating system.

Students will not be able to access courses through Blackboard Learn 9 until the first official day of class each semester.  In addition, students that register on or after the first day of class will not have access until the systems update which can take up to 24 hours.

If you are still experiencing problems after the first day of classes or 24 hours after you registered for your class contact the South Plains College Technical Support either by email at blackboard@southplainscollege.edu or you can call 806-716-2180.  They will be able to enroll you in the correct course or remove you from the incorrect course in Blackboard.

The problem may be in the version of Java you are running.  We recommend that faculty and student using Blackboard Learn 9 test their computers to see if they are using Java version 1.6.  To test your computer to determine if your computer is running the correct version of Java click on this link Java Test.

Blackboard Learn 9 requires Java version 1.6 or later.  If your system is not running Java 1.6 or later, you need to download the new version for your operating system.  To download the Java 1.6 or later click on this link Download Java.

If you are having difficulty viewing videos within Blackboard Learn 9, you may need to uninstall and reinstall Windows Media Player or Real Player.  We also recommend downloading the VLC media player.  It is available for both Mac and Windows operating systems.  The download is available at: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html 
If you have any further problems you may also need to contact your instructor to make sure you are using the right kind of player to view the videos.  
This is due to a restriction on assessments.  Some instructors may be using the Respondus LockDown Browser.  This is a customized browser that increases the security of test delivery. When faculty requires students to use the Respondus LockDown Browser to take an exam, they will be unable to print, copy, open another webpage, or access any other applications.  Once the assessment has started, the student will be “locked” into that assessment window until they select the “Submit” button.

If you have attempted to take the exam and the instructor has only allowed you one attempt, you will not be able to enter the assessment again.

 

Once the deadline for an exam has passed, you will not be able to take the assessment.  If you need to have the exam reset, please contact your instructor.  They will determine whether or not you will be allowed to take the assessment again.

 

If you feel like this error was due to technical issues within Blackboard Learn 9, please contact South Plains College Technical Support either by email at blackboard@southplainscollege.edu or you can call 806-716-2180.

Your instructor might make an assignment unavailable until after a certain date or until other criteria has been met.  For example, you might have to mark a lecture as reviewed before you can access the assignment.  Contact your instructor for more information.
Please contact the South Plains College Technical Support either by email at blackboard@southplainscollege.edu or you can call 806-716-2180.  They can help you trouble shoot and download the programs you need, if necessary.  You may also check to make sure you are using a supported Internet browser and operating system for Blackboard Learn 9.1.

If you need to know where an assignment is in Blackboard Learn 9 and in what format it should be submitted, contact your instructor.
   To submit a SafeAssignment follow the instructions below:
  
   Submit a SafeAssignment
  
       SafeAssignments appear in content areas throughout courses.
      
       How to Submit a SafeAssignment
      
1.  From a content area within a course, select the SafeAssignment and click View/Complete. The Upload SafeAssignment page appears.

2.  Complete the information in the following fields.

Name: Displays the title of the SafeAssignment

Instructions: Displays the instructions for the SafeAssignment

Comments: Enter any comments for the instructor in this field.

File to Attach:  Click Browse to locate a file to upload as a SafeAssignment.

Global Reference Database:  Select this option to upload your paper to the Global Reference Database.  It will be used to check papers from other schools for plagiarism.  The paper will only be used to check for plagiarism.

3.  Click Submit.

My Places provides you with quick and easy navigation to a variety of places within Blackboard Learn. This feature contains a customizable set of links to frequently accessed information and tools. My Places also allows you to edit your personal information and settings.

You can edit the information that appears in your account profile on the Edit Personal Information page. Changes made on this page are reflected throughout Blackboard Learn. For example, if you change your last name, the new last name appears in all courses you are enrolled in. Most of the personal information is optional.

1. Click the My Places link at the top of the page.

2. On the My Places page, select Personal Information. You can also access Personal Information on the Tools pane.

3. On the Personal Information page, select Edit Personal Information.

4. On the Edit Personal Information page, make changes to the appropriate fields.

5. Click Submit.


Note:  If you are unable to change your email address, your school may not allow you to change your email of record through Blackboard Learn 9.  Because Blackboard Learn 9 often shares data with other systems on campus, such as the registrar’s office, it may be necessary to ensure that your email address is the same everywhere.  In this case, your school will have a different way to change your email address.  Please contact the South Plains College Technical Support either by email at blackboard@southplainscollege.edu or you can call 806-716-2180.

Depending on which notifications and methods the Blackboard administrator at your school has made available, you can choose to be notified about the following:

Assignments
Tests
Course content items
Announcements
Posted grades
Unread discussion posts, blog entries, and journal entries
 
You manage notifications by clicking MyPlaces in the page header and then selecting Edit Notification Settings.  You can receive notifications in the What’s New and To Do modules in Blackboard Learn 9 and by email.

Because the Blackboard administrator at your school controls the available notifications and methods, contact the South Plains College Technical Support either by email at blackboard@southplainscollege.edu or you can call 806-716-2180.

Type a word or phrase in the Search box and click Search. A list of topics relevant to your search will appear. To limit your results, place your search terms inside quotation marks. For example, searching for Course Files will return every topic that includes the word Course or the word Files. Searching for "Course Files" (inside quotation marks) will return results from only those topics that include the phrase Course Files. This search is case-insensitive.

You can also click the Table of Contents button at the top left of Help or click the Table of Contents bar at the bottom left and then browse through the available topics.

Click the Search button or the Search Bar to bring up the Search box. Type a word or phrase in the Search box and click Search. A list of topics relevant to your search will appear.

Click the Table of Contents button or, at the bottom of the page, click the Table of Contents bar to swap the navigation pane from Search to Table of Contents.
To print individual topics, click the print icon that appears at the top of each topic.

You can use these resources to help you find the information that you need:

Blackboard Student Support – student support can help you troubleshoot problems and download the programs you need, if necessary.  The contact information for student support is: email blackboard@southplainscollege.edu or you can call 806-716-2180.  If you are having browser issues be sure you are using the correct internet browser for your operating system.  You can do that by going to this website Internet browser and operating system.

MySPC – MySPC has information, including tutorials for students about various tools in Blackboard Learn 9.  Click on the MySPC link above and log in using your SPC username and password, then you will click on Students at the top and then Distance Education on the left side of the page.

Some online courses require visit(s) to campus.  The instructor for the course establishes the requirements.  This information is provided in the schedule of courses.  Please make sure you review this information before enrolling in your course.  If you are not sure it is advisable to contact the instructor prior to enrollment.

It is your responsibility as the student to make contact with your instructor by the first class day of the semester. This is best accomplished through email.  You can look up your instructor's email address in the Employee Directory of the South Plains College website.

Students can access their South Plains College email at https://owa.southplainscollege.edu.  Login using your SPC username and password.  You do not enter your complete email address but only your username.

If textbooks are required for your course, your instructor will list them in your course syllabus.  Textbooks can be purchased at each SPC campus bookstore that your course is offered through.  Textbooks can also be mailed to your location.  Please contact the bookstore for further information at (806) 716-2399 or ordering online at http://www.sp-levbookstore.com.

After registering for your classes, the most important step you can take to be successful in your online course is to know how to use the Blackboard Learn 9 course delivery system.  There are tutorials available in MySPC for student to view. 

It is your responsibility as the student to make contact with your instructor by the first class day of the semester.  Your instructor's email address can be found by searching the SPC Employee Directory for the instructor's name.

If you need assistance please contact the South Plains College Technical Support either by email at blackboard@southplainscollege.edu or you can call 806-716-2180.

Course registration is conducted through the standard SPC registration process for all campuses.  This information is available on the Admissions & Records web site at http://www.southplainscollege.edu/information-for/future-spc-students/futureadmissions.php.

If you are having difficulties with your online course, your first step in seeking help is to contact your instructor.  Your instructor will outline, in their course syllabus, ways to contact them during normal business hours and ways to contact them after normal business hours.

If you have technical problems and you have met all the requirements outlined for online courses, contact South Plains College Technical Support either by email at blackboard@southplainscollege.edu or you can call 806-716-2180.  Our office is located on the Levelland campus in the Technology Center, second floor, office TC-201.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

It is very important to contact someone if you are having problems.  Failure to communicate with your instructor can result in further problems with your course.

Students will not be able to access their courses on Blackboard Learn 9 until the first official day of class.  In addition, students that register on or after the first day of class will not have access until the system updates; which can take up to 24 hours.
 

If you need assistance please contact the South Plains College Technical Support either by email at blackboard@southplainscollege.edu or you can call 806-716-2180.

This is not an error caused by Blackboard Learn 9 but an issue related to the security settings of Internet Explorer and how it treats downloads.
Almost all Internet browsers have a security feature to help prevent the unintentional download of malicious viruses and spyware. Anytime you are surfing the net and want to download a file, you are prompted with some sort of dialogue that requests your permission to download a file. Blackboard Learn 9 is a web based application so you should expect this same "request for permission to download" prompt. This is not an error caused by Blackboard Learn 9. Please use the following guide to assist you with file downloads.

 
Typically, you will receive this error message in a long, thin box close to the top of your browser.  To temporarily enable the download, simply "click" on this long box and select "allow download". You may be kicked out of your course section and returned to the course list at this point. Re-enter the section and go to the file again. This time the file will download and as long as you remain logged in, any other file can be downloaded as well.

All new and transfer students must submit the following.

  1. ApplyTexas Application for Admission
  2. Official transcript(s)
    • an official college transcript from each and every college attended since high school or
    • an official high school transcript with date of graduation or
    • a certified copy of GED certificate or scores.
  3. Evidence of TSI compliance.
  4. Proof of meningitis vaccination or exemption. 
South Plains College does not have a deadline to submit an application for admission. An application for admission takes approximately two weeks to process. Peak periods require a longer processing time. You are encouraged to apply early.
If you have taken classes within the past  1 year, you do not have to complete another Application for Admission. If it has been more than 1 year since you attended SPC, you will need to submit a new application.
Yes. All transcripts from each college or university attended since leaving high school must be submitted.
All entering students must provide proof that the meningitis vaccination was administered at least 10 days prior to the first day of the term. Vaccinations must have been received or renewed within the last 5 years. Click here for more information regarding this new Texas law.
  1. Complete and print the Student Initiated Drop Form. Form is not available before the Official Census Date or after the last day to drop. The Official Census Date can be found on page 8 of the Class Schedule.
  2. Get instructor's signature for each course dropped.
  3. Return completed form to the Admissions and Records Office with $5 drop fee. You must have a picture ID to complete the drop.

Complete Withdrawals are initiated through the Advising Center. No fee.

Currently enrolled SPC Students can request an official transcript through MySPC. To request a transcript Click Here.
 
If you are NOT a currently enrolled student, you may request an official transcript:
                              1. Mail to:
                                  South Plains College
                                  Transcript Request, Box C
                                  1401 S College Ave
                                  Levelland, TX 79336
 
                              2. Fax to:
                                   (806) 897-3167
 
                              3. Email as a scanned attachment to: transcripts@southplainscollege.edu.
  • in person with a picture ID at the Levelland Admission and Records Office located in the Student Services Building.
To apply for graduation, complete the graduation application on MySPC located here.
The office is closed on major holidays. Here is the list of the days the office is closed:
 
September 1 (Labor Day)January 19 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
October 10 (Fall Break)March 16 - 20 (Spring Break)
November 26 -28 (Thanksgiving)April 6 (Easter)
December 15 - January 1 (Christmas Break)May 25 (Memorial Day)
 July 3 (Independence Day)

Your academic advisor's information can be found on the home page of your MySPC.
Your advisor is assigned to you based on the major you selected at the time of application.
If your major has changed, you can contact Lola Hernandez at (806) 716-2332 or at lhernandez@southplainscollege.edu to make changes.
There are several reasons why your advisor wants to see you before you finalize your schedule including:
  • You are TSI-deficient in one or more areas, so you need to enroll in at least one developmental class
  • You are on academic probation
  • You are on academic suspension
  • You are in a major that requires you to meet with your advisor

SPC's faculty and staff have tracked student groups for several years and data shows that these measures improve course completion, GPA, and retention to the next semester for our students.

Your advisor is available to assist you in reaching your educational goals at South Plains College. Be ready to discuss your academic plans including: how many semesters you want to attend SPC, how many hours you work, family obligations and financial considerations. All of these topics will help you and your advisor determine the best semester-by-semester plan for you.
First, be sure to schedule an appointment. While advisors have office hours, they want adequate time to prepare for your visit too.
 
Second, bring any information with you that will assist your advisor such as:
  • Tentative list of classes you want to take
  • A list of any questions you have
  • Your copy of the SPC Catalog
  • If this is not your first visit with your advisor, bring any materials used from previous sessions
  • If you have changed majors, bring any materials you obtained from your previous advisor

Third, be on time for your appointment. Just as your time is important, so is your advisor's.

The advisor has many responsibilities, including to:
  • Facilitate the student’s educational experience.
  • Maximize student potential with the development of an individualized success plan.
  • Empower students to define realistic educational, life and personal goals.
  • Evaluate student progress toward established goals.
  • Establish relationships by assessing student needs through open communication.
  • Provide appropriate TSI (Texas Success Initiative) placement information.
  • Interpret institutional requirements and policies.
  • Increase student awareness of educational opportunities.
  • Integrate data regarding student needs, goals, success plans and problems.
  • Be sensitive to the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of educational opportunities, including academic transfer and technical programs and academic requirements.
  • Continually enhance awareness of advising issues by participating in professional development opportunities.
The student has many responsibilities, including to:
  • Recognize self-responsibility and take ownership in his/her success plan as it relates to life goals.
  • Actively participate in the advising process by scheduling and keeping advising appointments with the assigned advisor.
  • Learn and apply the institutional requirements and policies as set forth in official college publications.
The best time to contact your advisor is early in each semester, as the weeks surrounding registration tend to be very busy. Optimally, you should contact your advisor once you are admitted to South Plains College.
 
Other times to visit your advisor include:
  • You have questions concerning your academic performance in a class and progress toward your degree.
  • You are considering selecting or changing your major. Speak with your current advisor and an advisor in the other department.
  • You need advice about adding, dropping, or withdrawing from a class.
  • You are concerned about your study habits or are struggling with your coursework.
  • You are on SPC Academic Probation. Visit your advisor so that you understand all of the SPC policies regarding academic probation.
  • You want to discuss career opportunities or transfer.
  • You have not met any areas of TSI compliance.
  • You are getting ready to graduate. You should do this BEFORE your last semester to ensure time to complete a degree plan audit and understand the graduation procedures.
  • You will not be attending school during the semester for a long period of time. Your advisor can suggest a course of action based on your circumstances.
  • You have questions about SPC policies and procedures.
  • You have any other questions, comments, or concerns!

Applying for financial aid can seem like a complicated process. To simplify this process, the SPC Financial Aid Office has developed a list of steps to follow. For a list of these steps, please click here.
The SPC FAFSA school code is 003611.
Please call (806) 894-9611 ext. 3800 or email finaid@southplainscollege.edu.
All students are required to use parents' income on the FAFSA application unless they are 24 years of age, married, a veteran, an orphan/ward of the court, a graduate student or have a dependent that they support 51%. Students with special circumstances should contact the Financial Aid Office.
The Department of Education selects students at random for verification.
Fall & Spring Semesters            June 10
Spring Semester Only               October 15
Summer Session                      March 1
June 30, 2017 for school year 2016-2017
Please complete the College Work-Study Application and view our available positions online at Work-Study information.
Donors should send the scholarship funds and disbursement requirements directly to the SPC Scholarship Office. Any additional questions should be directed to Shalyn Slape, Scholarship Coordinator, by phone at (806) 716-2219 or by email at sshalyn@southplainscollege.edu.
Students who have Texas Rehab, Federal Rehab, Texas National Guard and Texas Tomorrow Fund should send their documentation to the Business Office or contact Jessica Lopez at (806) 716-2401.

Nothing, Zip, Zilch...but you will need to bring your student ID.
Yes! We are open to the community. Click here for more information on pricing.
Yes! There is a nominal fee based on the number of hours you are taking ($10-$45). This fee will allow you to gain access for the remainder of the semester.
NO...everyone must have an ID. Students may get an ID made in the Student Activities Office, located in the game room in the Student Center.
You would be required to pay a fee, based on the number of hours you are currently taking.
Simply notify the front desk and a new one will be issued.

Intramural sports are organized leagues, tournaments, and sports activities that are divided into separate divisions for all skill levels and all students, faculty, and staff to enjoy. 
Intramural sports offer activities that promote fun and fair play. Among other benefits, they are a great way to meet new people, relieve stress, build self-esteem, and provide leadership opportunities for those interested.
Please refer to the intramural sports poster for a complete listing of intramural sports for each semester.
Each participant may play on one same gender team and one co-rec team per sport per season.