Consumer Information

General Institutional Information

Privacy of Student Records — Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords the student certain rights with respect to student records. They are:

  • The right to inspect and review one’s own educational records.
  • The right to request the amendment of one’s own education records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the right to privacy or other rights.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in one’s own education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  • The right to file with the U.S. Department of Education a complaint concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
  • The right to obtain a copy of the College’s student record policy. A copy of the policy may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

FERPA also gives the College the right to disclose directory information without the student’s permission. Directory information may include name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major fields of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, awards received, most recent educational institution attended, religious affiliation and other similar information, as defined by the College, which would not generally be considered harmful to the student, or an invasion of the student’s privacy.

If a student does not wish such directory information to be released, the student must file a request to prevent disclosure of directory information with the Office of the Registrar. This request must be on file within 30 days of the first day of class during the semester of initial enrollment and must be refiled annually thereafter.

Under FERPA the College retains the right to disclose personally identifiable information to those deemed to have a legitimate educational interest in the student’s records. These include, but are not limited to authorized representatives of state and federal audit agencies, school officials, accrediting organizations carrying out their accrediting functions, the Veterans Administration, officials at other educational institutions to which the student may be planning to transfer, persons or organizations providing the student financial aid, persons in an emergency where release of information is reasonably deemed necessary to protect the student’s health or safety, persons in compliance with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena, and parents who have established that the student is their dependent according to Internal Revenue Code of 1954 Section 152, or to whom the student has given permission for disclosure. The college does not report this information unless it is requested and does not provide ongoing reports without separate requests. Every effort is made to protect the student’s privacy and to comply with the law regarding release of educational records. Additional information regarding the College’s “Compliance with the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act Policy” on file in the Office of the Registrar. Copies are available upon request.

(This information is subject to change, please check the current College Catalog for the most up to date information.)

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Barton College complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students with disabilities needing special academic services should consult with the ADA Academic Coordinator.

Students with learning disabilities who wish to receive academic accommodations must:

  1. Provide written verification of disability from an appropriate licensed professional (i.e., psychologist, audiologist, neurologist, etc.).
    • Testing and evaluation must be current within three years.
    • Documentation must include professional’s recommendation for specific academic accommodations.
  2. Schedule an appointment with the ADA Academic Coordinator during the first week of each semester.
    • The coordinator will serve as a liaison between faculty and the student.
    • The student will present a letter (from the coordinator) to faculty, verifying services needed.

(This information is subject to change, please check the current College Catalog for the most up to date information.)

Student Diversity

Barton College is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based upon race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or disability. Barton College opposes sexual discrimination in all forms.

Barton College supports the protections available to members of its community under all applicable laws, including, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 799A and 845 of the Public Health Service Act; the Equal Pay Act; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1974; the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992; and Executive Order 11246, as amended by Executive Order 11375.

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992, accommodations of the disabled extend to student programs, employment practices, elimination of physical barriers, and special assistance to disabled students and employees within the college. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, readmission, access to and treatment, and employment in college programs and activities, including, but not limited to, academic, admissions, financial aid, any services, and employment.

Any student who believes that he or she has been discriminated against by the college because of his or her race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability may speak with the Vice President for Student Affairs. Following that discussion, a student who wishes to file a formal grievance will be directed to the grievance procedure in the Bulldog Handbook. Any college employee desiring information or having a complaint
or grievance in regard to these provisions should contact the Human Resource Director/EEO officer.

Net Price Calculator

Barton College offers two versions of a net price calculator. One version is for potential freshmen and the other is for prospective transfers.

The net price calculator helps determine the potential cost of attending Barton College by showing the full cost of tuition minus any grants or scholarships a prospective student may be eligible to earn.

Please follow the link below to view Barton College’s net price calculator.

Textbook Information


The College Bookstore is located directly behind Hamlin Student Center. Students may purchase books, supplemental readings, office supplies, class rings, and graduation announcements. You may also take advantage of the in-store book rental program. Other items offered in the store and online include collegiate wear, Barton insignia items, gifts, and note cards. Purchases may be paid for by cash, personal check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, or student debit card.


To receive a 100% refund on textbooks, the following policies are observed by the Bookstore: (1) the course is cancelled; (2) the course is dropped during designated Drop/Add period dates; (3) a sales receipt is presented; (4) the book is in like-new condition with no marks or names written in it; and (5) a book having a plastic covering must be returned with covering unbroken.

Instructional Facilities

All Barton students are encouraged to meet regularly with their academic advisors, utilize study time wisely, and assume responsibility for their own learning. Because Barton College is committed to student success, support services are available to assist students in developing their academic skills. In addition, our faculty members are available to meet with students outside of class to discuss concepts, answer questions and suggest effective study strategies.

Academic Success

The Office of Student Success offers counseling on academic progress and study skills development. Students seeking help with note-taking, test-taking, or other study skills can make an individual appointment. Staff members also advise students exploring majors or considering a change in major. The Office of Student Success houses books and computers dedicated to academic resources and practice tests for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT and Praxis I.

In addition, the Early Alert Referral System (EARS) provides a mechanism for faculty to report academic behaviors that may hinder a student’s success.

Writing Center

The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center is available for students who desire extra help with writing, reading, and research skills.

Peer Tutors

Peer Tutors are available to supplement in-class instruction in most core classes.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. SI offerings vary each semester.

Library Services for All Students

Willis N. Hackney Library (1977) was named in honor of a friend of the College. The library, which provides a variety of seating for 250 users, is open an average of 87 hours per week to serve both the college community, its primary clientele, and Friends of Hackney Library and residents of the Wilson community. Hackney Library’s first floor is for collaborative group study and peer tutoring, and includes group study tables and more casual seating, as well as a popular learning café with vending machines and diner-style booths. The library’s second floor, known as the “Quiet Zone,” is reserved for quiet study and features individual study carrels (some of which are equipped with computers networked to printers).

The library’s collection includes almost 125,000 volumes, more than 25,000 electronic books, and a substantial collection of non-print materials, including audiovisuals, streaming media, and the like. Hackney Library currently subscribes to more than 75 periodicals and newspapers in print format, and it also provides full-text access to more than 30,000 electronic periodical subscriptions. The Curriculum Lab, located on the second floor of Hackney Library, includes copies of textbooks and other resource materials used in North Carolina public schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Hackney Library is also a depository for selected U.S. Government documents and offers internet access to a wide variety of government resources.

The library provides an automated cataloging system and other online resources that are accessible via the internet from the library’s home page ( from both on campus as well as off campus (The College abides by an “Acceptable Use Policy for Online Resources” that is outlined in the Judicial System and Procedures Handbook). Computers for research, a wireless computer network, and loaner wireless laptops for use in the building are available to Barton faculty, staff, and students. Individual and group study rooms are available (some equipped with computers) on the second floor, as well as a library technology classroom on the first floor (The technology classroom is equipped with an interactive Promethean ActivBoard with ceiling-mounted projector, and ActivSlate for mobile use throughout the classroom, as well as ActivExpress clickers and a touch screen instructor’s computer). Copying and scanning facilities are available on the first floor of Hackney Library.

Reference assistance is available 24 hours a day during the week and from 8 a.m. until Midnight on weekends through live reference chat. Assistance is also available face-to-face and through phone discussions with librarians when the library is open, and via reference email.

A Barton Student ID must be presented when books are borrowed. The regular loan period for most materials is four weeks. Magazines and reference books are not loaned, but must be used in the library. Payment for fines and lost/damaged materials must be made before the next registration or graduation.

As the library’s materials are shared resources that benefit our entire campus community, mutilation or theft of library materials is a violation of campus regulations and the Honor Code. Out of respect for the study and research needs of our patrons, students are expected to refrain from loud conversation, especially in the second floor Quiet Zone, and unnecessary noise.

Willis N. Hackney Library Hours of Operation

Regular Hours

  • 8 a.m. – 11 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • 8 a.m. – Midnight, Tuesday
  • 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday
  • 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday
  • 2 p.m. – Midnight, Sunday

Summer Hours / Break Hours

  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Closed on Saturday and Sunday

When the College is on break, Hackney Library is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

(This information is subject to change, please check the current College Catalog for the most up to date information.)

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Barton College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master degrees.

A majority of our programs also have accrediting bodies. The below list show the accrediting bodies that certify the programs.

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) 1140 19th Street, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 223-0077

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
301 N. Wilmington St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 807-3300

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 887-6791

Social Work
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 683-8080

Athletic Training
(program closing 2016)
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) 6836 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 250
Austin, TX 78731-3193
Phone: (512) 733-9700

If you have any further questions visit Barton College’s accreditation web page at, or contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at (252)-399-6345.

Career and Job Placement Services

Information on career exploration and job search preparation is offered through the Office of Student Success. Professional staff members are available to assist students in major and career decision-making through skill and interest assessments and exploration of major and career options. Students can receive assistance in arranging informational interviews with Barton alumni or community members and in finding experiential learning opportunities, such as job shadowing and internships. The staff also works with students in the job and internship search process by evaluating resumes and other application materials, conducting practice interviews, and exploring search strategies with the student. Students have access to employer information, job and internship listings, career planning books and materials, graduate school application assistance, and CLEP exam information. Services are offered through workshops and individual counseling sessions.

Career Services is a part of the Office of Student Success, located in the Willis N. Hackney Library. For more information or questions pertaining to academic resources, please contact Angie Walston, assistant dean of student success, at 252-399-6313 or

(This information is subject to change, please check the current College Catalog for the most up to date information.)

Teacher Preparation Program Report

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) coordinates with institutions of higher education in North Carolina to release an annual report that provides an overview of the institution and the programs offered.

This report shows Barton’s licensure test pass rate for future teachers, it demonstrates the institution’s involvement within the public school system, and indicates how Barton College promotes the State Board of Education priorities for teacher preparation. Information is also provided on the number of undergraduate program completers in North Carolina Schools within one year of program completion.

For additional information, please visit, or contact the Barton School of Education at (252)399-6431.

Student Financial Assistance

Financial Aid Study Abroad Policy

Barton College allows students to study abroad but still receive financial assistance from Barton.

Barton College’s policy is “When a student studies abroad in a study abroad program which is approved for credit by the home school, they may be considered enrolled at Barton College for the purpose of applying for assistance under the title IV, HEA program.”

Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Barton College follows Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (DFSCA), and Drug-Free Schools and Campus Regulations which requires as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, an institution of higher education must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

To view Barton College’s policies, review the Bulldog Handbook on pages 55 to 63.

For additional resources, refer to the Clery Report on page 23.

If you have further questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs at 252- 399-6399.

Vaccination Policies

North Carolina State Law mandates that all students entering college present a certificate of immunization which documents that the student has received immunizations required by law.

All new, transfer, and readmitted student must complete the immunization record and have it submitted to the Lee Student Health Center prior to August 1st each year.

Please see the list below for required vaccinations:

Students born after June 30, 1994

  • 3 DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) or TD (Tetanus, Diphtheria) doses; one Tdap booster must have been within the past 10 years
  • 3 Polio (oral) doses. (An individual who has attained his or her 18th birthday is not required to receive polio vaccine)
  • 2 Measles (Rubeloa), 2 Mumps, 1 Rubella (2 MMR doses meet this requirement)
  • 3 Hepatitis B vaccines

Students born in 1957 through June 30, 1994

  • 3 DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) or TD (Tetanus, Diphtheria) doses; one Tdap booster must have been within the past 10 years
  • 2 Measles (Rubeola), 2 Mumps, 1 Rubella (2 MMR doses meet this requirement)
  • 3 Polio (oral) doses. (An individual who has attained his or her 18th birthday is not required to receive polio vaccine)

Students born before 1957

  • 3 DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) or TD (Tetanus, Diphtheria) doses; one Tdap booster must have been within the past 10 years

The Immunization Record form will be sent out with a student’s acceptance letter.

If you have any questions, please visit our website at If you have further questions, contact the Student Health Center at (252)-399-6548.

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log

Barton College takes every precaution to protect our students and their property. To review our policies and statistics visit the Clery Report (pdf).

If you have further inquiries or would like to view the crime log, please contact the Office for Student Affairs at 252-399-6399.

Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics and Fire Log (On-Campus Housing Facilities)

Barton College follows all federal, state, and county fire code regulations. Please visit the following resources to learn about Barton’s policies for fire safety:

Follow this link to the Bulldog Handbook. On page 44 to 49, policies pertaining to on campus housing and fire safety are outlined.

Follow this link to the Clery Report and refer to Section C for information about fire statistics at Barton College.

To view Barton College’s fire log, please visit the Office of Student Affairs and request to view the file.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Vice President for Student Affairs at 252-399-6399.

Voter Registration

Under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 Barton College must make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration opportunities to the student population.

During election years the Office of Student Affairs will make an announcement to the student body that they may register to vote on campus. Two methods can be utilized by the students. Students may choose to submit their information online via email or to complete a paper copy of the voter registration form, which will be located in the Office of Student Activities.

For further information contact the Office of Student Affairs at 252-399-6369.