The Office of the Registrar is the administrative body responsible for enrollment and degree verification, auditing a course, transcript request, graduation clearance, etc. Many of these popular transactions can be done through MyMTC. If you are a current or recently graduated student, you can log in to MyMTC to request these services and more.
Midlands Technical College has established policies and procedures that may allow students to enter certain curriculum programs with advanced standing. In many cases, credit may be awarded through transfer of credit from other post-secondary institutions, AP exams, challenge examinations, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), military experience or prior experiential learning. New students applying for advanced standing should submit documentation to the Admissions Office by the application deadline so that credentials may be evaluated and credit awarded prior to advisement for the student’s first term. Applicability and time limitations on transfer course work will be determined by the appropriate program’s department chair or designee.
Transfer Course Work
It is the policy of Midlands Technical College (MTC) to review all entering students' postsecondary course work completed at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. Students may be admitted with advanced standing by transfer of credits.
In order for course work to be evaluated, an official transcript must be on file in the student's academic record in the Student Records Office. Decisions regarding the awarding of credit and the determination of such credit are made by the department chair/program manager and the Registrar.
The postsecondary course work will be evaluated by the Office of the Registrar and must meet the following criteria:
- The College will accept only credit course work with a grade of "C" or better which has been earned from other regionally accredited postsecondary institutions.
- If courses were taken at a non-regionally accredited foreign post-secondary institution, the courses must have been recommended by a NACES-member external evaluation service.
- Courses must be college-level; no course which is remedial/developmental in nature will be accepted.
- The course work must closely parallel the course in the student's curriculum as offered by MTC and must be applicable to the program in which the student plane to enroll, for the course to be considered for graduation.
- Transfer credit time limits may vary by department. When a student decides to change his/her program, transfer credit will be evaluated based on new program requirements.
- Credit will be granted only once for a given course.
- If the credits being transferred were awarded in quarter credit hours, the credits will be converted to semester hour equivalents. If the credit hours for the parallel course are less than those granted by the college, the course will not be accepted for transfer. The student may take a proficiency test, if applicable.
The grade and credit awarded from the conferring institution will not appear on the MTC transcript and will not be used in calculating the MTC student's grade-point average (GPA). Only coursework taken at Midlands Technical College is reflected on the Midlands Technical College transcript. However, transfer coursework will be maintained in the student’s electronic academic record as part of the student’s program matriculation and graduation determination, as well as for financial aid academic progress determination and other purposes.
The Office of the Registrar will evaluate transfer credit, confer with department chairs and designees when required, and award transfer credit. Transfer credit will be awarded after admission and before the end of the first semester of enrollment provided the official transcript has been received from the awarding college/university. Students are encouraged not to enroll in classes that may transfer until the evaluation has been completed.
A notice displaying the accepted transfer credits appears in the student’s MyMTC account under transfer transcript summary. This list of transfer credits is also available in the MTC student database for access by the appropriate college personnel. This information is protected by appropriate electronic security measures. An electronic copy of the original transcript will also be filed in the student's electronic academic record, under the oversight of the Student Records Office.
MTC Graduation Rate Information
The Midlands Technical College graduation rate for first-time freshmen who entered the college in a full-time, degree-seeking status in Fall 2010 and graduated within 150 percent of program time was 10 percent. Of this entering cohort of students, 25 percent transferred to another institution, and 11 percent were continuing their education at MTC. Therefore, the persistence rate of this overall entering cohort of students who graduated, transferred or continued their enrollment within 150 percent of their program time is 46 percent.
Grade Change Policy
If an error is suspected in the reported grades, students must notify the faculty member(s) involved or the Department Chair of the course. This must be done within one term following the term in which the grades were issued. Failure to initiate and complete processing within the specified time will disqualify students from further consideration of a grade change.
To contact the Office of the Registrar, call 803.738.7766.
Consumer information about the college can be found on the Consumer Information Web page, to include the following:
*FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) Statement regarding privacy of student records
*MTC Facts Book for general college information
*Student-Right-to-Know Information (graduation rate, retention rate, and job placement rate)
A paper copy of these documents can be obtained upon request from the Office of the Vice President for Student Development Services, by calling (803) 738-7805.