Suspension / Probation
The Graduation Office oversees the Student Academic Standing Update Process for the College. Students are placed on academic probation or suspension based on their cumulative grade point average following the fall and spring semesters.
Following Fall Semester:
Around the first week of January, after fall grades have been posted, students within range of academic suspension or probation will be notified via their MCC student email (suspended students are also notified by standard post). There is NO appeal process following the Fall semester. Students’ academic status will be updated on their student record. Students who are dependent upon financial aid to continue their studies should contact the Financial Aid Office to receive a determination on their financial aid eligibility. All students will be allowed to return full time in the spring, but are encouraged to seek academic advisement and limit their registration to a maximum of 14 credits.
Following Spring Semester:
Around the first week of June, students within the range of academic suspension or probation will be notified via their MCC student email (suspended students are also notified by standard post).
Students who have been placed on probation are allowed to continue as full time students; their email will explain the conditions of their probation.
Students on academic suspension are restricted from full time study, limited to eight (8) credits maximum and are not eligible for financial aid while on suspension. If they pre-registered for courses for the fall, their schedule will be dropped. Suspended students are given the opportunity to appeal their suspension through a written appeal process (an appeal form and instruction are included with their notice). The appeal should state those factors that may have contributed to their academic difficulty and indicate their plans to improve if they are allowed to return as a full time student.
An Academic Appeals Committee is comprised of faculty members, counselors and advisors. Each appeal is reviewed individually and a decision is made to sustain suspension, change to probation or change the student’s status to good standing. Recommendations are made as to courses to be repeated, dropped and/or added to the student’s schedule. Suspended students must pick up their appeal decision and recommendations in person during the advisement hours listed in their original letter. At that time they will receive help to adjust their schedules for the upcoming semester.
– All students who have been placed on academic suspension or probation who are also dependent upon financial aid to continue their studies
should contact the Financial Aid Office
to receive a determination on their financial aid eligibility.