Procedures for Reestablishing Satisfactory Academic Progress
Students whose CGPA was meeting SAP standards at the moment of dismissal but whose pace of completion was below SAP standards may reestablish their Satisfactory Academic progress. Students receiving financial aid may also reestablish their financial aid eligibility if they earn credit hours at another institution. Credits earned at another institution must be transferrable to students’ program of study at MCC and, when applied to MCC’s Program of study, must result in a course completion rate that meets SAP standards (66.67% or higher). A student who pursues this option and whose pace of completion meets standards after the transfer credits are applied to the program of study will be eligible for readmission and can reapply for financial aid. Students who choose to pursue this option are advised to meet with the Academic Effectiveness Manager or Designee in advance of enrolling in another institution to ensure that credits can be accepted and the courses planned will apply to MCC’s program of study. the conditions of their Academic Recovery Plan.
Maximum Time Frame
Students who fail to complete the program within 150 percent of the program length will be academically dismissed from MCC due to exceeding Maximum Time Frame (MTF) unless they submit an appeal and the appeal is approved.
SAP and Repeat Grade and Grade Forgiveness Policies
All grades are considered when assessing both qualitative and quantitative components of a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress.
In the event of a program change, MCC will transfer all relevant courses successfully completed in the old program toward the new program of study. A grade of TC will be assigned to all transferred courses. Courses not accepted for transfer will not count toward CGPA or pace of completion in the new program. Students not meeting SAP at the time of the program change are allowed to change the programs and consequently “reset” SAP only one time during their continuous enrollment at MCC.
If a student graduates from one program and desires to earn an additional diploma in another program, MCC will transfer all relevant courses successfully completed in the previous program of study toward the new program. A grade of TC will be assigned to all transferred courses. Courses not accepted for transfer will not count toward CGPA or pace of completion in the new program.
Classes with a grade of Incomplete are not calculated toward CGPA. They are calculated towards the pace of completion as attempted but not earned credits.
Transfer of Credits
Transfer Credit Hours (indicated by TC grade on student’s record) are treated as both attempted and completed hours in the determination of the student’s pace of completion. Transfer credits are not included in CGPA calculation.
Withdrawal from a Course
Course withdrawals are treated as attempted but not completed hours in the determination of the student’s pace of completion. Withdrawals are not included in CGPA calculation.
Remedial Courses, Noncredit Courses
Remedial courses or non-credit courses are not included in the calculation of a student’s CGPA and completion rate.
S/U courses are not included in the calculation of a student’s CGPA, but are calculated towards student’s completion rate.
Experiential Learning, Advanced Academic Standing, Credit by Examination
No credit is given for experiential learning. MCC does not allow for testing for an advanced academic standing nor does it award credit by examination.
Financial Aid Suspension
Students on Financial Aid Suspension will not be eligible to receive further financial aid assistance unless they appeal and their appeal is approved.
Academic dismissal is dismissal from the school due to not meeting SAP requirements as defined in the MCC’s Academic Catalog.