2017-2018 Catalog of Courses
Academic Standards Academic/Progress Probation Students are not evaluated for probation until they have enrolled in 12.0 units at Monterey Peninsula College. Academic Probation A student who has attempted at least 12 units at Monterey Peninsula College will be placed on academic probation when he/she has earned a grade point average below 2.0 in all accumulated units with evaluative grades or was readmitted after academic dismissal. Removal from Academic Probation A student shall be removed from academic probation whenever he/she has achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all accumulated units with evaluative grades. Progress Probation A student who has enrolled in at least 12 units at Monterey Peninsula College will be placed on progress probation when the cumulative percentage of “W,” “I,” and “NP” units at Monterey Peninsula College reaches or exceeds 50% of all units attempted at the College. Removal from Progress Probation A student will be removed from progress probation whenever a student completes more than 50% of all units attempted at the College. Academic/Progress Dismissal and Readmission Academic Dismissal A student on academic probation shall be dismissed when the student’s cumulative grade point average is below 2.0 for two consecutive semesters. Academic Readmission Upon petition to the Academic Council, a student who has been dismissed for academic reasons may be readmitted. The student must see an MPC counselor and complete and submit the “Petition for Readmission” form to the Academic Council. Upon readmission the student is placed on academic probation and must earn at least a 2.0 (“C”) cumulative grade point average in order to continue enrollment. Progress Dismissal A student who has been on progress probation for two consecutive semesters will be dismissed when, for the third consecutive semester, the student has “W,” “I,” and/or “NP” grades in 50% or more of all units attempted. Progress Readmission Upon petition to the Academic Council, a student who has been dismissed for progress reasons may be readmitted. The student must see an MPC counselor and completes and submits the “Petition for Readmission” form to the Academic Council.
Academic Renewal There are instances when a student’s past academic record is not reflective of the student’s current, demonstrated level of academic performance. The intent of the academic renewal policy is to prevent past substandard grades (“D” or “F”) from deterring a student’s progress toward employment, graduation, certification, or transfer. A student may request that his/her MPC record be reviewed for academic renewal by petitioning the Academic Council. The student must explain on the petition how the past record is deterring progress toward employment, graduation, certification, or transfer. If the Academic Council determines that such progress is being deterred, academic renewal will be granted under the following conditions: 2. The student has subsequently achieved a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in the last 15 units of letter grades at MPC, any regionally accredited institution, or a combination thereof. If a student chooses to use courses completed outside of MPC, the student will submit an official transcript documenting those units to Admissions and Records prior to, or at the time of, petitioning for Academic Renewal. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted; 3. The student has met with a counselor to review their transcripts and complete a supplemental worksheet. A counselor signature is required on the petition prior to submitting it to the Academic Council. Students desiring academic renewal must complete an Academic Council petition. If all above conditions are met, academic renewal will be granted for one of the two following options: a. Student selection of up to 18 units of substandard academic work (“D” or “F” grades); or b. Student selection of up to 2 entire terms of which only the substandard academic work (“D” and “F” grades) would be alleviated. When academic renewal is granted, an annotation is made on the student’s transcript indicating which grades have been alleviated from the MPC grade point average. All courses and grades remain visible on the transcript. Academic renewal action taken by Monterey Peninsula College does not guarantee that other colleges or universities will accept such action. This determination will be made by the respective institutions. Attendance Regular attendance and consistent study are student responsibilities. A college student is expected to attend all class meetings. Failure to attend class may prevent a student from participating fully in the educational process, thus causing the student to underperform academically. Failure to attend class may also result in being dropped from class. Each instructor establishes the standards in the syllabus. It is the student’s responsibility to know the attendance requirements in each class and to be aware of his/ her attendance status. When the student has been absent or expects to be absent from a class, he/she should notify the instructor of the reason for the absence. Veterans – Attendance and Progress Veterans and eligible dependents must initiate their claim for educational benefits through the Veteran’s Office on campus. After classes begin, students are required to stop by the Veteran’s Office to promptly notify them of any changes in their classes or contact information. 1. Two years have elapsed since the substandard grades were awarded;
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