General Academic Information
Use this page for quick reference links to many Registrar, Registration, Cashier and academic questions, issues and policies.
Students on academic probation who do not raise their cumulative grade point average to at least 2.0 at the end of two (2) semesters or sessions are subject to academic dismissal. Students who earn a 2.0 grade point average each semester or session while on academic probation may continue to enroll in college classes.
Students who are academically dismissed at the end of a semester or session are ineligible for re-enrollment at the college until one (1) 15 week semester has elapsed†. Requests for re-enrollment after one 15 week semester should be referred to the Office of the Registrar. The Registrar or designee may re-enroll the student on a credit restriction or refer the request to a review board for further consideration. The review board is composed of three faculty/staff members.
The procedure for academic dismissal includes:
- Notice of academic dismissal received by the student
- 15 week semester in which the student is ineligible to enroll
- Request to the Office of the Registrar for re-enrollment
- Record review by Registrar or Designee and credit restriction is imposed
- Referral to Counseling and Student Development for re-enrollment, or,
- Referral to the review board if the Registrar questions the advisability of re-enrollment
- Decision by the review board will be final
Students who are academically dismissed more than once will be ineligible to enroll until one calendar year has lapsed. To appeal this, student will be required to complete an Application for Re-Enrollment and will be forwarded to the review board for determination. The student will be notified of the review board meeting at least five (5) business days in advance and may attend the meeting to provide additional information or comments as needed.Application for Re-Enrollment After Academic Dismissal
† Registrar reserves the right to review academic records to assist a one-time semester plan that the student can register for.
Students who have not maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 by the time they have attempted at least 12 credits are placed on academic probation.
Students on probation are recommended to no more than 12 credits in a semester, with these exceptions: students on probation may enroll for 13 credits in a semester if an advisor or counselor approves; students on probation may enroll for 15 credits in a semester with the approval of a dean.
Students who earn a 2.0 grade point average each semester or session while on academic probation may continue to enroll in college classes even if their cumulative grade point average is below 2.0.
Students are removed from academic probation after cumulative grade point averages are raised to a 2.0 or better. Students who are on academic probation may not be allowed to enroll in e-Learning courses.
New students who have not attended another college or university are admitted on a regular basis. In order to remain in good academic standing after admission, students must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0 while enrolled at the college. Students who fail to maintain a 2.0 grade point average may be placed on probationary status. At the end of each semester/session, the Registrar reviews the transcripts of students whose grade point average falls below 2.0 for the first time, and sends letters stating that their academic standing may be affected if their grade point average does not improve.
Attendance is taken in all classes. Instructors will announce their attendance policy during the first class session, and their policies are on file in their dean's office.
Students are expected to attend class, since they are held responsible for the requirements of the course. Absence from class(es) does not excuse the student from course requirements.
For Financial Aid Recipients:
To be eligible to receive Title IV Financial Aid, students must be enrolled in and attending classes. Mott Community College is required to monitor attendance on a regular basis to justify the disbursement of federal financial aid.
As a general rule, changes in attendance patterns will mean changes in financial aid awards. Students not attending classes may be held liable for all charges incurred.
The college reserves the right to cancel any class at the beginning of a semester
or session if the class does not have a sufficient number of students to warrant its
continuation. The division in which the class is offered will attempt to notify students
in the class if such action is taken.
It is the policy of the college to remain open whenever possible. If classes are canceled during a semester or session because of inclement weather, area radio and television stations will be notified.
You may also call: MCC's Campus Closing & Weather Line (810) 232-8989.
After registering for classes, students may change their schedule by dropping and/or adding classes during the dates specified in the college catalog or listed on the Academic/Registration Calendar.
Before the Start of a Semester
MyBackpack is available for individual class drop and add prior to the start of the semester. For in-person transactions, students must list changes on a class schedule worksheet form and submit the form to the Career & Enrollment Center, PCC2050. Worksheets are available in the online form center, Career & Enrollment Center, PCC2050, the Counseling Center, PCC2030, the Advisement Center, PCC2040, Southern Lakes Branch Center - Fenton, Northern Tier Center - Clio, and Lapeer Extension Center.
The decision to drop or add a course is not official until the appropriate action has been taken. For in-person transactions, the date that the worksheet is filed is the date used to determine eligibility for a tuition refund.
Dropping a class during the semester is also referred to as Withdrawal from a course. This is the responsibility of the student. A student may withdraw from a class at any time prior to the 90% point of the semester or session. A withdrawal before the “Date of Record” means there is no record of enrollment. A withdrawal after the “Date of Record” but before the last week of the semester means a “W” grade. A "W" grade will be listed on the student’s grade report/transcript if the withdrawal occurs after the Date of Record as listed on the Academic/Registration Calendar.
Students must follow this procedure to officially discontinue enrollment in a particular course. To withdraw, a student must fill out the Class Schedule Worksheet form and file it with the Career & Enrollment Center.
Students who decide not to attend classes must drop these classes themselves. Classes are not automatically dropped for non-attendance.
To be eligible for a tuition refund classes must be dropped within the tuition refund dates, which are listed in the Academic/Registration Calendar.
Courses and grades earned more than five years ago may be waived from consideration in computing a student's GPA for MCC purposes only. If this is done, all courses and grades prior to the fresh start date are waived. The grade point average is recalculated and posted on the student's record with the notation, "Fresh Start". All courses will be excluded for purposes of program requirements, graduation and probation. However, courses and grades remain on the transcript. Requests for a Fresh Start should be made in Advisement (PCC2040) or Counseling (PCC2030). Fresh Start applications must have the signature of a counselor or advisor. If the student transfers to another college, that college will consider the full record of the student.
Please Note: The Student Financial Services Office does not recognize Fresh Start in its GPA calculation.
Associate Degree -
- Minimum 62 credits of which 15 credits minimum earned at MCC.
- Minimum total GPA of 2.0
- All course and program requirements must be met
- Minimum 30 credits of which 15 credits minimum earned at MCC.
- Minimum total GPA of 2.0
- All course and program requirements must be met
Credit for graduation cannot be earned more than once in the same course. If a student repeats a course, the second grade will be used to figure the grade
point average. Both grades, however, will remain on the student's record.
For students registering for the same course more than three times, the fourth registration requires an advisor's or counselor's approval. No further registrations will be allowed.
Students who withdraw from college are recommended to see a counselor in the Counseling Center, PCC2030. Students are still required to complete a class schedule worksheet form listing the classes from which they are withdrawing. Please see the Drop-Add Guidelines above for additional information