MPC Catalog 17-18 - Full Catalog_8-8-17

2017-2018 Catalog of Courses

Admissions Eligibility

Admission Process: New, Returning, New Transfer, and Dual Enrollment Students The forms required in the admissions process are available on the MPC website ( and from the Admissions and Records Office. As part of the admissions process, to assist the State of California in evaluating community college programs, social security numbers are requested. Social security numbers are required for students who apply for some types of financial aid and also for those who wish to obtain a 1098T tax form. All students will be assigned a Student Identification Number that will be used to conduct all MPC business. New Transfer Students: All new transfer students must submit an Application for Admission prior to registering. In addition, new transfer students who plan to seek a degree or certificate or receive veteran’s educational benefits or financial aid at Monterey Peninsula College must have copies of official transcripts of previous college work submitted, by all colleges attended, directly to the Admissions and Records Office. Transcripts from other colleges are kept on file for three years after the student’s last enrollment at Monterey Peninsula College. Dual Enrollment Students (6th-12th Grades): A student currently enrolled in grades 6-12, who is at least 12 years of age, must complete an Application for Admission and an approved Dual Enrollment Form each semester or session of enrollment. In addition, the student must have the recommendation of the school principal and parental approval. Students in grades 6-8 must have additional approval from the MPC Dean of Student Services or designee. No approvals will be given once classes begin. A 6th-12th grade student may be admitted as a special part-time student and must enroll in college credit courses (courses numbered 1-199). The College may restrict the admission or enrollment into any course or program based on age and/or completion of a specified grade level or demonstrated eligibility for instruction using approved assessment methods and procedures. Admission Process: International Students Monterey Peninsula College currently welcomes 40+ students from 20 countries. The International Student Programs Office offers comprehensive support and services to assist students (see International Student Programs, page 48). The following documentation is required by federal law in order to be considered for admission: New and Returning Students: All new and returning students must complete an Application for Admission prior to registering.

Anyone who is 18 years of age or older and is capable of profiting from instruction, or anyone who has a High School Diploma, a Certificate of Proficiency, or a Certificate of Completion is eligible to attend Monterey Peninsula College. Students who do not possess a high school diploma, a Certificate of Completion, or a GED, or did not pass the High School Proficiency Exam, may be required to take an independently administered exam to demonstrate their ability to benefit from instruction at MPC. Monterey Peninsula College shall admit students who are capable of profiting from the instruction offered. In addition, the College shall admit: •International students on F-1 or M-1 (student) visa with a minimum acceptable TOEFL score of 450 paper-based (or 133 computer-based; or 45 Internet-based), evidence of financial support during enrollment at the College, and approval of the International Student Programs designee. • Undocumented students will be admitted as nonresidents unless they qualify for the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption under the law (AB540) that was passed by the legislature in 2001. Registration Priorities Monterey Peninsula College awards priority registration in accordance with state mandates and college policy. Priority registration status may be earned or lost. Actions such as successful matriculation may earn a student an earlier registration priority while actions such as poor academic status may cause a student to lose their registration priority. Students who have lost their registration priority and would like to appeal may petition the Academic Council. For Academic Council petitions please visit the Admissions and Records website. Priority registration for continuing students is based upon the number of units completed at Monterey Peninsula College and the in-progress units for the current semester. Units completed at other institutions will not be considered. Active military, Veterans, Foster Youth, DSPS, EOPS, CalWorks, TRIO/SSS, ASMPC officers and student athletes have specific priority registration dates. Please visit the Admissions and Records website for more information. Student Classifications New Student: A student who has never enrolled at any college or attended only as a 6th-12th grade student and has now graduated from high school.

New Transfer Student: A student who has attended a college other than Monterey Peninsula College.

Continuing Student: A student who was enrolled at Monterey Peninsula College the preceding semester.

1. An International application which may be downloaded from the MPC website

Returning Student: A student who has attended Monterey Peninsula College, but was not enrolled during the previous semester.

2. Official copies of all academic records showing subjects taken and grades earned;

Nonresident Student: A student who has not met California educational resident requirements and must pay nonresident tuition.

3. Financial certification form (available at above-listed website) and bank statement(s) from the student and/or student sponsor(s);

International Student: A student from another country who has applied to Monterey Peninsula College and has been accepted on an F-1 or M-1 (student) visa through the International Student Programs Office.

4. Evidence of English language proficiency (for all applicants whose native/first language is not English) satisfied by a minimum TOEFL score of 450 paper-based; 133 computer-based (CBT); or 45 Internet-based test (iBT).

Dual Enrollment Student: A student currently enrolled in grades 6 through 12.


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