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· You are required to follow the course placement for reading, math, English as determined by your mandatory assessment test scores.
· You may not take a subsequent reading, math, and English course until you demonstrate the necessary skills and competencies of the prerequisite course.
· You may not retake the placement tests once you begin the reading, math, or English sequence of courses.
· You are responsible for making sure that the instructor receives your work. You are expected to turn in assignments in during the class period; if you turn papers in by placing them in the instructor’s mailbox or through email, you need to keep a copy of your work in case the original is lost during the process.
· You are expected to attend all classes; if for some reason you cannot attend, you are still responsible for all class work, homework, lecture notes, reading assignments, etc.
· An absence is an absence regardless of the reason. There is no such thing as an excused absence.
· A tardy means that you missed fewer than 10 minutes of class. If you miss more than 10 minutes of class (at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end), you may be counted absent. Three tardies equal one absence.
· The instructor will take roll at the beginning of class. If you are not in class, the instructor will mark you absent. If you arrive after roll call, you need to see the instructor to request tat the absence be changed to a tardy. It is your responsibility to see that this change is made at the end of class on that date as changes will not be made at a later date.
· Cellular phones, beepers, walkman, and other electronic devices not required during the learning process should be turned off so the class is not disturbed or interrupted.
In case of emergencies, you can be contacted by security personnel by having your family or others call 738-7850.
To remain in good standing, students pursuing a degree, diploma or certificate who are enrolled in regular curriculum classes must maintain a minimum credit hour Grade Point Average (GPA) according to the following scale:
Credit Hours Earned Minimum GPA
More than 30 2.0
NOTE:Some academic programs may require higher GPAs each term.
This information is communicated in specific departmental materials.
Students who fail to earn the required GPA as specified will be placed on probation during the next term in which they enroll in the college. While on academic probation, students should enroll in no more than 13 credit hours during the fall and spring terms, and no more than 10 credit hours during the summer term. As part of these hours, students should enroll in the College Skills class (COL 103) or the Personal and Career Assessment class (IDS 102) during their first term on probation unless they have already successfully completed both courses.
Special advisement/counseling services will be available to students on probation.
Students on probationary status who do not earn the required GPA will be suspended from the college the term following probation. Students on academic suspension are ineligible to enroll in college credit courses for one term. Students returning from suspension will continue on probation and all probationary procedures will apply during this term. Those who earn the required GPA will be removed from probationary status.
Students who achieve the required GPA for the probationary term but whose cumulative GPA remains below the required level will remain on probation for one additional term. By the end of the second probationary term, students who achieve a 2.0 minimum GPA for the term but whose cumulative GPA remains below the required level will remain on probation for one additional term. By the end of the third probationary term, the student will be suspended unless the cumulative GPA reaches the prescribed level or the term GPA is 2.5 or higher.
Students on probation shall not serve in college-wide elective offices nor be appointed to any administrative or social committees during the probationary period.
Students enrolled in Developmental Studies (DVS) courses or enrolled in both DVS and curriculum courses must meet standards of academic progress as defined below. Additional standards of progress are required of financial aid recipients. Please contact the Student Financial Aid Office or refer to the Student Financial Aid web site at www.midlandstech.com for a copy of procedures on satisfactory academic progress.
Developmental Studies Standards of Progress
Students enrolled in zero-level courses only must receive grades of A, B or C in at least half of their courses to remain in good standing. DVS students who do not meet this requirement will be placed on probation during the next term in which they enroll in the college.
Students enrolled in zero-level courses only who are on probation and who do not earn grades of A, B or C in at least half of their courses will be suspended from the college the term following probation. Those who do earn grades of A, B or C in at least half of their DVS courses will be removed from probationary status.
Students taking both zero-level and curriculum courses must earn the required GPA as outlined above and pass at least half of their courses. Students who do not meet both of these requirements will be placed on probation during the next term in which they enroll in the college. All probationary guidelines as outlined in the Standards for Academic Progress will apply.
Students on probation who do not earn the required GPA or who do not earn grades of A, B or C in at least half of their DVS courses shall be suspended from the college the term following probation. Those who earn the required GPA and earn grades of A, B or C in at least half of their DVS courses will be removed from probationary status.
Policy for Students Repeating 0-level and 100-level Courses
Students who have received two grades of WF, F, or NC, in any combination, in a 0-level or 100-level RDG, ENG, or MAT course must meet with the DVS or English department chair or designee prior to enrolling a third time.
Students may not enroll in a course for the fourth time without submitting a written appeal to the DVS or English department chair and receiving approval. Approval will be based on the student's ability to explain previous unsuccessful attempts and demonstrate measures that have been taken that will improve the student's chances of being successful or removal of barriers that prevented previous success.