Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Current Catalog 
2024-2025 Current Catalog

General Academic Information


Academic Dismissal

Students on academic probation who do not raise their cumulative grade point average to at least 2.0 at the end of two (2) semesters or sessions are subject to academic dismissal. Students who earn a 2.0 grade point average each semester or session while on academic probation may continue to enroll in college classes.

Students who are academically dismissed at the end of a semester or session are ineligible for re-enrollment at the college until one (1) 15 week semester has elapsed†. Requests for re-enrollment after one 15 week semester should be referred to the Office of the Registrar. The Registrar or designee may re-enroll the student on a credit restriction or refer the request to a review board for further consideration. The review board is composed of three faculty/staff members.

The procedure for academic dismissal includes:

  • Notice of academic dismissal received by the student
  • 15 week semester in which the student is ineligible to enroll
  • Request to the Office of the Registrar for re-enrollment
  • Record review by Registrar or Designee and credit restriction is imposed
  • Referral to Counseling and Student Development for re-enrollment, or,
  • Referral to the review board if the Registrar questions the advisability of re-enrollment
  • Decision by the review board will be final

Students who are academically dismissed more than once will be ineligible to enroll until one calendar year has lapsed. To appeal this, student will be required to complete an Application for Re-Enrollment and will be forwarded to the review board for determination. The student will be notified of the review board meeting at least five (5) business days in advance and may attend the meeting to provide additional information or comments as needed.

Application for Re-Enrollment After Academic Dismissal

† Registrar reserves the right to review academic records to assist a one-time semester plan that the student can register for.


Academic Probation

Students who have not maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 by the time they have attempted at least 12 credits are placed on academic probation.

Students on probation are recommended to no more than 12 credits in a semester, with these exceptions: students on probation may enroll for 13 credits in a semester if an advisor or counselor approves; students on probation may enroll for 15 credits in a semester with the approval of a dean.

Students who earn a 2.0 grade point average each semester or session while on academic probation may continue to enroll in college classes even if their cumulative grade point average is below 2.0.

Students are removed from academic probation after cumulative grade point averages are raised to a 2.0 or better. Students who are on academic probation may not be allowed to enroll in e-Learning courses.


Academic Status

New students who have not attended another college or university are admitted on a regular basis. In order to remain in good academic standing after admission, students must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0 while enrolled at the college. Students who fail to maintain a 2.0 grade point average may be placed on probationary status. At the end of each semester/session, the Registrar reviews the transcripts of students whose grade point average falls below 2.0 for the first time, and sends letters stating that their academic standing may be affected if their grade point average does not improve.


Advanced Placement (AP) & College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of college level examinations developed by the College Board that gives high school students the opportunity to receive college credit.

Mott accepts scores of three (3) and above for credit on more than a dozen Advanced Placement examinations.

AP Exams relevant to Placement Testing:

AP Exam Score Credit Hours MCC Equivalency
Calculus AB 3 5 Math 170
Calculus BC 3 5 Math 180
English Language/Composition 3 3 English 101
Statistics 3 4 Math 150

The AP examinations are offered nationally and world-wide each May, and are administered at participating high schools.

Students must submit an official advanced placement transcript of exams to the Office of Registrar. Only official transcripts received “directly” from College Board will be accepted for transfer credit. Advanced Placement transcripts can be obtained at the following website: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home

Official transcripts should be mailed to:
Mott Community College
ATTN: Records Office
1401 E. Court St., Flint, MI 48503-2089


Mott Community College will award up to a total of 16 credits for Advanced Placement and CLEP examinations.

Credits will be determined by MCC officials


College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is developed by the College Board and measures college-level knowledge in five basic areas of the liberal arts: English composition, humanities, mathematics, social science and history, and natural science.

CLEP Exams are conducted by appointment only and based upon availability. Most exams take 90 minutes and cost between $89 and $99 plus a $25 administrative fee, effective July 1, 2019. Costs subject to change. For more information regarding Registration, Scheduling, and Payment, call (810) 762-0372.

Students can prepare for these exams using study guides available for purchase from the College Board.

MCC students may be awarded appropriate college credits for college level course work if they successfully complete one or more CLEP examinations.

All CLEP exams will have a standard credit granting score of 50 or higher.

CLEP Exams relevant to Placement Testing:

CLEP Exam Score Credit Hours MCC Equivalency
College Composition 50 3 ENGL 101
College Composition Modular 50 3 ENGL 101
Calculus 50 5 MATH 170
College Algebra 50 4 MATH 130
College Mathematics 50 6 MATH 120 (+2cr. Math Elective)
Pre-Calculus 50 5 MATH 145


Assessment of Student Learning

As reflected in the MCC mission statement, it is the mission of the college to provide high quality educational opportunities-that promote student success.

In order to ensure that the educational opportunities are of high quality and promote student success, MCC will assess student learning upon entry, on an ongoing basis throughout students’ time at the college, and at the time of exit. The purpose of assessing student learning is both to document achievement and to have a basis for making improvements to the teaching process itself. Because this is such an important part of providing our students with a high quality education, MCC students are expected to participate in assessment activities as requested. In any and all college assessment activities, strict confidentiality of individual student results is maintained.


Change of Program

Currently, you can do a “what if I change my program (major)” in Backpack, however this is not permanent. To officially change your program of study, please access your “Account Manager” located under the “My Mott Apps” section in your MCC4me account. A guide is provided in the link below.

Using “Account Manager” to Change Program of Study (Major)

Students who change their program of study or do not enroll in classes for a full academic year (e.g. - A student registered for Fall does not register for the following Winter, Summer or Fall semesters) will be required to follow the most current catalog and program requirements at the time of changing their program or returning.


Class Attendance

Attendance is taken in all classes. Instructors will announce their attendance policy during the first class session, and their policies are on file in their dean’s office.

Students are expected to attend class, since they are held responsible for the requirements of the course. Absence from class(es) does not excuse the student from course requirements.

For Financial Aid Recipients:
To be eligible to receive Title IV Financial Aid, students must be enrolled in and attending classes. Mott Community College is required to monitor attendance on a regular basis to justify the disbursement of federal financial aid.

As a general rule, changes in attendance patterns will mean changes in financial aid awards. Students not attending classes may be held liable for all charges incurred.


Class Cancellation

The college reserves the right to cancel any class at the beginning of a semester or session if the class does not have a sufficient number of students to warrant its continuation. The division in which the class is offered will attempt to notify students in the class if such action is taken.
It is the policy of the college to remain open whenever possible. If classes are canceled during a semester or session because of inclement weather, area radio and television stations will be notified.

You may also call: MCC’s Campus Closing & Weather Line (810) 232-8989.

For Financial Aid Recipients - Return of Title IV Funds

Withdraw From Classes

Students who drop or withdraw from their classes will have their student accounts adjusted according to Mott’s tuition refund policy. If a student finds it necessary to drop/withdraw during a semester, they must notify the Registration Office to complete the necessary drop/withdrawal paperwork.

Title IV aid that has been received during a semester will be recalculated to determine how much has been earned if a student has:

  1. Officially withdrawn from ALL courses within a semester, or
  2. Failed all 1st half courses and withdrew from all late start or 2nd half courses, or
  3. Received failing grades in ALL the courses they are enrolled within a semester, or
  4. Has ceased attendance in all courses

If a student withdraws or stops attending ALL their classes, they may be responsible for a portion of the charges they’ve incurred, which is calculated based on the last date of attendance reported for them by their instructors.

Title IV funding must be returned to the following federal programs in the following order:

  • Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Subsidized Stafford Loan
  • PLUS Loan
  • Pell Grant
  • Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Other federal, state, private, or institutional student assistance.

Once a student has completed more than 60% of the semester, the student has earned the aid they’ve already received. Generally, a student is considered to have completed more than 60% of the semester if they attend through or beyond:

  • Week 10 of a traditional fall or winter 16 week enrollment period
  • Week 5 of a traditional summer or spring 8 week enrollment period
  • Week 8 of a late start 12 week enrollment period
  • Week 5 of a 1st or 2nd session 8 week enrollment period.
Never Attend Class(es) Enrolled In

In order to receive funds from any Title IV program, a student must attend the classes they are enrolled in, which are used to compute their financial aid eligibility. If a student NEVER attends the classes they are enrolled in, the Student Financial Services office will review the student’s financial aid eligibility and may adjust the award(s) based on the classes showed attended. The student will be responsible for any outstanding balance owed on account.

A student withdrawing from class and/or never attending classes may also affect the student’s academic progress and result in termination of financial assistance. Please review Mott’s SAP requirements for more details on how to remain in satisfactory academic standing.


Obligation of Student to Provide Faculty Reasonable Notice of Dates

It is the academic policy of Mott Community College to make every reasonable effort to allow students to observe their religious holidays without academic penalty. Absence from class(es) or examinations for religious reasons does not relieve students from responsibility for any part of the course work required during the period of absence.

It is the obligation of students to provide faculty with reasonable notice of the dates of religious holidays on which they will be absent. Students who have concerns about the policy should follow the college’s academic complaint procedure.


School Closings

Up-to-date closing information is available from the following sources:

  • Emergency Notification System

    In the event of any on-campus emergency a voice or SMS (text message) will be sent. All MCC Students, Faculty and Staff are encouraged to sign-up for this notification.
    Sign-up Directions
    Students, Faculty & Staff (on the mcc.edu domain - username@mcc.edu)
    • Review the instructions for College Notification Voice & Text Messaging Options
    • Log into MCC4me
    • Complete the form to receive notifications through home phone, SMS (Text Messaging), Mobile Phone, or other phone.
    • Users are responsible for all charges made by service providers for receiving messages or calls from this system. This system will be tested at least once per semester.
    General Public (not on mcc.edu domain - username@mcc.edu ie.: parents, visitors, contractors, and vendors)
    • Text message to 226787 and text the keyword MottAlerts20.
    • Once that is completed, you have opted into our Emergency Alert Notification System and you will receive all future text message alerts.
  • College Social Media

    Find us on:
  • Student Email Notification

    Students will be notified through their MCC Webmail address of specific class cancellationsite-specific closings, or college-wide closings.
  • Call (810) 232-8989

    for a recorded message announcing a school closing.
  • Area radio and television stations will be alerted

    whenever a decision is made to close the school.

!  Please do not call the Department of Public Safety with questions about school closings.

This will help keep the dispatchers’ lines available to handle emergency conditions and notifications that are required during an unsafe weather condition.

  • If MCC is CLOSED:

    This will be reported on all above noted sources.

  • If MCC remains OPEN:

    No public announcements are made and all scheduled classes are expected to meet as planned.


Class Load


A student is considered full-time if he or she takes 12 or more credits in a semester.


A student is considered part-time if he or she takes fewer than 12 credits in a semester.

Financial Aid Load Requirements

A student receiving financial aid should check with Financial Aid on load requirements.

Class Status

A student who has earned 27 or fewer credits is considered a freshman. To be a sophomore, he or she must have earned 28 or more credits.

A student may not take more than 18 credits in a semester without special permission from the Academic Dean over the student’s program of study.

Veterans Administration Load Requirements

A student receiving V.A. benefits should check with the Records Office, Prahl College Center PCC2020 at (810) 762-0476 or (810) 762-5632 for load requirements.


Developmental Education Courses

Additional Preparation Courses for Success

Developmental courses are available for students who need additional preparation to succeed in college. These courses offer institutional credit.

These courses may not be transferable. These courses do not count toward graduation or calculate into the grade point average (GPA).

Based upon placement test results, enrollment may be recommended in one or more of the following courses:

Contextualized Academic Reading Skills

Foundations of College Writing



Drop/Add Guidelines

After registering for classes, students may change their schedule by dropping and/or adding classes during the dates specified in the college catalog or listed on the Academic/Registration Calendar.

Before the Start of a Semester
MyBackpack is available for individual class drop and add prior to the start of the semester. For in-person transactions, students must list changes on a class schedule worksheet form and submit the form to the Career & Enrollment Center, PCC2050. Worksheets are available in the online form centerCareer & Enrollment Center, PCC2050, the Counseling Center,  PCC2030, the Advisement Center, PCC2040Southern Lakes Branch Center - FentonNorthern Tier Center - Clio, and Lapeer Extension Center.

The decision to drop or add a course is not official until the appropriate action has been taken. For in-person transactions, the date that the worksheet is filed is the date used to determine eligibility for a tuition refund.

Dropping a class during the semester is also referred to as Withdrawal from a course. This is the responsibility of the student. A student may withdraw from a class at any time prior to the 90% point of the semester or session. A withdrawal before the “Date of Record” means there is no record of enrollment. A withdrawal after the “Date of Record” but before the last week of the semester means a “W” grade. A “W” grade will be listed on the student’s grade report/transcript if the withdrawal occurs after the Date of Record as listed on the Academic/Registration Calendar.

Students must follow this procedure to officially discontinue enrollment in a particular course. To withdraw, a student must fill out the Class Schedule Worksheet form and file it with the Career & Enrollment Center.

Students who decide not to attend classes must drop these classes themselves. Classes are not automatically dropped for non-attendance.

To be eligible for a tuition refund classes must be dropped within the tuition refund dates, which are listed in the Academic/Registration Calendar.



The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) applies to all institutions that receive federal funding and helps protect the privacy of student educational records. The act provides the right to limit disclosure of information from educational records, the right to inspect and review educational records, and the right to seek to amend those records.

Under tightly controlled confidential conditions, student social security numbers may be used to compile summary reports under the requirements of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act (Section 113), and the Federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (Section 122). In no event will your personal information ever be released.

Students seeking to limit the disclosure of directory information should notify the Office of the Registrar in writing within two weeks of the beginning of each semester.


Get your degree or certificate online

MCC offers online options to obtain a degree or certificate, or earn college credit. Our online degrees, certificates and courses are full accredited and transferrable to many colleges and universities.

As an online student, you have many advantages:

  • flexibility in completing assignments
  • switching study days as life intervenes
  • attending class in your own environment
  • course materials available anywhere via the internet


Learn Online

See our Action Plan to become a successful online student.

Earn Online

MCC offers Associate Degrees, Certificates and courses online.

MCC’s online courses include:

  • WWW - totally online classes and programs
  • WCA - mostly online classes with some campus attendance
  • HYB - some online classes with designated dates for campus attendance

Get Help Online

MCC offers many resources for getting help in your online course. We offer Technical Help, Walk-in and Phone Support, and online help with e-Support.
The e-Learning Office is available to get you going in the right direction and answer your questions.

Need help with your online course? Connect to Tutor.com

Computer Recommendations

The Information Technology Services department recommends using a modern PC running Microsoft Windows 10 or later, with a current version of the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome web browser. Other computers / devices (macOS, iOS, Android, etc.) may in-fact work with MCC services, however, some of these platforms may not function properly due to incompatibilities

Faculty Bios

Get to know your online faculty.

Faculty Resources

Standards and Practices
Syllabus Template
Accessibility Training and Resources for Faculty
Computer Support Services
Canvas Help for Instructor

e-Learning Forms

ETOM Completion Application for Reimbursement
e-Learning Faculty and Course Approval Checklist for DLAS

Memberships and Affiliations

Michigan Colleges Online

Michigan Colleges Online allows students the opportunity to take classes that aren’t available at their own college for various reasons, while still receiving support services at their convenient “home” college.


The Educational Technology Organization of Michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to the use of instructional telecommunications in higher education with an emphasis on distance learning.


Mott Community College participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

e-Learning is no longer limited to Michigan residents

Find out if your state / institution is part of this reciprocity agreement.

Sara Complaint Process

Independent Study

Outstanding students may take independent study at MCC, which provides learning opportunities beyond the content of a course.

Students must have sophomore standing, have taken a minimum of 28 credits, and have demonstrated excellence within the discipline selected for study. They should approach a full-time faculty member or his/her designee with a plan for independent study.

There must be a written proposal signed by the faculty member or designee who agrees to work with students in independent study.

There must be a clear statement of the learning needs of the student, learning objectives to be achieved and how they will be achieved, the resources and strategies to be used, evidence of accomplishments, and the criteria and methods used to validate learning.

Independent study is not an alternative to or substitute for a current course.

It is not to be used as credit for life experience or credit by examination, and it is not a topics and issues course. Independent study is limited to one semester or session, and no more than three (3) credits may be earned.


Credit by Exam

Earn Credit for What You Already Know

Students may earn credit for certain courses by completing the requirements. This may mean writing papers or taking exams covering the content of a course. The college does not guarantee the transferability to other colleges of credit earned this way.

Credit by examination in a course is not granted during a semester in which a student is enrolled in that course. Credit is not granted in a course in which a student has reached placement in a higher level course in the same discipline at MCC or another accredited college. Grades of S or U are recorded for students taking tests developed by the divisions of the college or adopted for division use, but no grade points are awarded.

Financial Aid does not pay for Credit by Exam. Credit by Exam is billed according to the number of credit hours attached to the course.

Mott Community College will award up to a total of 16 credits for Credit by Exam.


Fresh Start Program

Courses and grades earned more than five years ago may be waived from consideration in computing a student’s GPA for MCC purposes only. If this is done, all courses and grades prior to the fresh start date are waived. The grade point average is recalculated and posted on the student’s record with the notation, “Fresh Start”. All courses will be excluded for purposes of program requirements, graduation and probation. However, courses and grades remain on the transcript. Requests for a Fresh Start should be made in Advisement (PCC2040) or Counseling ( PCC2030). Fresh Start applications must have the signature of a counselor or advisor. If the student transfers to another college, that college will consider the full record of the student.

Please Note: The Financial Aid Office does not recognize Fresh Start in its GPA calculation.

Fresh Start GPA Application


Gold Card Registration


MCC offers a Gold Card Scholarship if you are a Senior Citizen (age of 60 or older) that resides within the district.

  • Gold Card scholarships will cover the cost of tuition for regular classes.
  • You are responsible for fees, textbooks and any other necessary items for each course.
  • You must meet the admission requirements of the college and any course prerequisites.
  • Registration for each class is on a space available basis.

Apply for a Gold Card

Complete the Application and return it to the Admissions Office on the Main Campus in the Prahl College Center or through the satellite locations.

Important Gold Card Application Deadlines:
To Register for: Apply for a Gold Card by:
Fall 2022 Session August 1, 2022
Winter 2023 Session December 1, 2022
Summer 2023 Session April 1, 2023

Open Registration Dates for Approved Gold Card Recipients:
To Register for: Register for Class with Gold Card from:
Summer 2022 Session April 27 - May 3, 2022
Fall 2022 Session August 29 - September 2, 2022
Winter 2023 Session January 9 - 13, 2023
Summer 2023 Session May 2 - May 9, 2023

Lifelong Learning Courses

The Gold Card also offers a 50% course cost discount for many Lifelong Learning classes. Enrollment is also on a space available basis.

Online classes and some certificate programs are not covered. Please contact Lifelong Learning for more information.



Here’s what you need to do:

Verify Remaining Courses with your Academic Advisor

Before registering for your last semester of classes, make an appointment with your academic advisor. Your advisor will verify any remaining courses, make sure you are on track to graduate, and make sure you have the correct program code on your record.

Submit your Application to Graduate
Deadline to submit your application to participate in the Commencement Ceremony: March 18

You are eligible for commencement if you are within 12 credits of completion and able to finish by the end of the Summer semester.

Within the first few weeks of your final semester when all required courses will be completed, submit an Application to Graduate to the Office of the Registrar at registrar@mcc.edu for an official degree audit. You may only apply for degrees that are listed as programs of study on your record.

Transcript and Diploma

Once final grades are submitted and all financial obligations to the college are met, your degree/certificate will be posted to your transcript and diplomas will be mailed to the address included on the application. Allow approximately 6 weeks.


Honors College Graduates

The Honors College rewards academic achievement with a partial-tuition scholarship and special recognition such as the Honors College Diploma and Honors Medallion at graduation. Honors College students are also offered opportunities for academic, social and cultural enrichment.

Honors College Partial-Tuition Scholarship

Once you have been accepted into the Honors College, you are then eligible for the Honors College Partial Tuition Scholarship if you are enrolled in honors courses. This is an academic merit scholarship that does not require proof of financial need. Due to limited funding, however, scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. See the Honors College Coordinator for restrictions and current award amounts.


Grade Changes

All grade changes must be made within one calendar year following the end of the course for which the grade was recorded.

Grade Change Form (Faculty Login Required)


Grade Report

Final grades for courses are available on the MCC4me Portal or your Backpack at the end of each semester or session. These grades are recorded on the students’ permanent records in the Office of Registration & Enrollment, Prahl College Center Lower Level.

Mid-semester grades are advisory grades and are not permanently recorded. Mid-semester grades are also available via MCC4me Portal or your Backpack.


Grade Point Average (GPA)

To remain in good academic standing, a student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA). MCC uses a four-point system in calculating a student’s average, based on grades from 4.0 to 0.0.

To determine a grade point average, a student should determine the number of grade points earned in each completed course, add them together and then divide the total by the number of credits taken.

The following example illustrates how to calculate a GPA

Course Credits Grade Points
BIOL 107 4 credits x 3.5 = 14.0 Grade Points
ENGL 101 3 credits x 4.0 = 12.0 Grade Points
SOCY 191 3 credits x 1.5 = 4.5 Grade Points
PEAC 106 2 credits x 2.0 = 4.0 Grade Points
COMG 165 1 credit x 2.5 = 2.5 Grade Points

Total 13 credits and 37 points = 2.85 GPA

Note: A course with an incomplete (“I”) grade is not included in the GPA. The GPA will be recalculated when the grade is changed.

All grade changes must be made within one calendar year following the end of the course for which the grade was recorded.

Grade Point Average Calculator


Grading System

Scale Definition
4.0 Superior
3.5 Very Good
3.0 Good
2.5 Above Average
2.0 Average
1.5 Below Average
1.0 Poor
0.0 Failure
S = Satisfactory

A grade “S” only earns credit towards graduation if course level is 100 or higher.

U = Unsatisfactory

A grade of “U” does not earn credit toward graduation.

W = Withdrawal

A grade of “W” indicates official withdrawal from a course in which a student has enrolled. A student must initiate the process to withdraw by submitting a worksheet to the Registration Office.

N = Audit

A grade of “N” indicates that a student is enrolled in a course on an audit basis. The grade means that no credit is given. A student who wishes to attend a class regularly but does not require a grade or credit may decide to audit the course. Students may enroll on an audit basis, or may change to an audit basis prior to the tenth week with the instructor’s approval. A student who enrolls on an audit basis may not change to a credit basis.

NE = Never Engage (Effective Fall 2022)

Instructors may assign an “NE” grade, used only for students who never engage in a course, which means they never submit gradable work and never attend any scheduled class meetings (whether they be online meetings or in person).

I = Incomplete (Effective Summer 2006)

A student must initiate a request for an “I” (Incomplete Grade) from an instructor. The “I” will be given at the sole discretion of the instructor.

Typically an “I” will be given only when the student:

  • Has completed at least 75% of the class (excluding the final exam) but is unable to complete the class work because of extraordinary, unusual or unforeseen circumstances or other compelling reasons,
  • Has done passing work in the course and,
  • In the instructor’s judgment, can complete the required work without repeating the course.
  • Is eligible under Title IX - Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students. Please view the following link for more information: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/pregnancy.pdf

Instructors electing to give an “I” will complete an Incomplete Grade Form by the time final course grades are due. This form will specify what the student must do to complete the course requirements. It will specify a date by which the required work must be completed. The Incomplete Grade Form will indicate the grade the student will receive if the assigned work is not completed. Both the student and the instructor will sign the form. Copies will be provided to the Registrar, the student, the instructor and the Division Office. Responsibility for monitoring and grading the “I” work may not be transferred to another instructor without agreement of the faculty involved and the approval of the Academic Dean.

The instructor will submit a Grade Change Form to the Registrar when the student has completed the assigned work. All incomplete course work will be finished by the date indicated on the Incomplete Grade From, but not to exceed one calendar year from the end of the semester for which the “I” grade was recorded. If a Grade Change Form is not submitted by the end of one calendar year, the “I” will default to the grade submitted on the Incomplete Grade Form.

Each instructor shall include an “I” grade policy consistent with college policy in his/her syllabus.

P = 2.0 F = 0.0

To provide a “no harm” option for students impacted by the COVID-19 semester disruption during the Winter 19/20 semester only.


Placement Guidelines

Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Skill Level Evaluation

Courses at Mott Community College have minimum skill level requirements in reading, writing, and mathematics. These skill levels must be met before a student will be permitted to enroll in those courses. One way students meet these skill prerequisites is by achieving the required scores on placement tests.

Mott Community College, uses computerized placement test results along with other information to recommend the most appropriate beginning course levels for you as a new student. The placement assessment software used is ACCUPLACER.

Start at the level that brings you success. You will be required to take Reading, Math, and English computerized placement tests.

Save time and tuition. You may also receive college credit from Advanced Placement exams, or, through College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing.

Placement Testing FAQ’s

What are these tests?

This is not a college entrance examination. It consists of computerized tests, 20 questions each in the areas of Reading/ Math, and a Writing Essay.

The Next-Generation ACCUPLACER tests used by Mott are:

  1. Reading
  2. Arithmetic
  3. Quantitative Reasoning. Algebra, and Statistics
  4. Advanced Algebra and Functions
    Note: If taking the Math test, you may need to complete 1 or 2 tests, starting with #3.
  5. Writing: An internal Writing Placement Test Essay is administered by MOTT to determine English Course Placements

When do I take these tests?

Begin testing after you submit an application to MCC.

If you are still in high school, you may want to take the test when you are close to the end of your last semester.

How long does it take to complete these tests?

Placement testing is not timed. Allow 2 to 2½ hours to complete.

What do I need to bring to the testing?

A current valid photo ID is required (i.e., driver’s license, State ID, passport, high school ID).

  A valid state or federally issued photo identification (ID) (i.e. driver’s license, passport, etc.) is required for all business conducted at Mott Community College.

Where is testing offered?

Virtual - Zoom

For your convenience, placement testing is also offered virtually. Select “Virtual - Zoom” in the Location Drop-Down on the scheduling app.

Main Campus - Flint

(Prahl College Center PCC2010)

Testing Hours:
Monday - Thursday  9:00 AM or 1:30 PM
Friday  Virtual

Northern Tier Center (Clio)

View Testing Hours for Northern Tier Center or call (810) 232-8044 for available times.

Southern Lakes Branch Center (Fenton)

View Testing Hours for Southern Lakes Branch Center or call (810) 762-5000 for available times.

Lapeer Extension Center

View Testing Hours for Northern Tier Center or call (810) 667-4166 for available times.

Off-Campus Placement Testing Options
Two Alternatives:
  1. You may use a virtual remote proctoring service (i.e. test at home),
    • Must have a Computer (Desktop or Laptop)
    • Webcam and Speakers
  2. Arrange to test with a proctor at another college or testing center.

For more information regarding either of these off-campus placement testing options, please contact placement@mcc.edu for assistance.

Other Important Information

Disability accommodations are available. Contact Disability Services at (810) 232-9181 or disability@mcc.edu and apply for services.

You may be eligible for Testing Exemptions through the application of Traditional or Multiple Measurement Assessments (MMA).

Traditional Assessments

  • You have successfully completed college level classes in writing, math and/or reading (provide unofficial college transcripts).
  • You have scored 20 or higher on the ACT in English and Reading; 22 or higher in Math (bring a copy of your Score Report)
  • You have scored 27 or higher on the SAT in Writing and Language & Reading (test scores); 520 or higher in Math (section scores) (bring a copy of your score report).
  • You hold an accredited 2 or 4 year degree or higher (bring documentation with you).
  • You are a re-entering MCC Student who completed prior testing, taken less than three years ago.

Multiple Measurement Assessments (MMA)

Documents viewed by Placement Testing to determine placement testing status:

  • SAT/or ACT Score Reports (scores expire 5 years from test date)
  • Transcripts from an accredited institution - displaying successful ENGL-101 completion
  •  AP/or CLEP Score Reports (scores expire 5 years from test date when used to generate a placement)
  • High School Transcript (expires 5 years from graduation date)
  • GED Transcript - (scores expire 5 years from test dates)
  •  PSAT Score Reports (applies to current Early College/Dual-Enrolled students)

Your test results and other information which you provide are used by MCC for counseling and placement recommendation purposes. If your data is used for research purposes, your identity is kept confidential.


Students must meet all prerequisites before they are allowed to enroll in a course.

Many MCC courses have prerequisites, which are courses or some other activity that must be successfully completed prior to enrollment in a particular course.

Pre-requisites can be:

  • Successful completion of a course.

    Requires that a student must achieve the stated course grade in the prerequisite course in order to enroll in the course. *

    - Example: ENGL-102 requires that ENGL-101 be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0.

  • A declared program of study.

    Upper-level Health Science courses require that a student’s program of study be current.

  • A certification.

    Criminal Background checks and Michigan Department of Health Sciences clearance are examples of required certifications.

  • Written permission from the faculty teaching the course or an advisor.

    A student must receive written permission from either the faculty teaching the course or an advisor.

Required prerequisites can be found in the Course Catalog in My Backpack, the College Catalog and on the MCC website.

The only exception to meeting prerequisites is during open registration. Students are often enrolled in the prerequisite course in the semester in which registration opens. MCC has adopted a procedure that allows registration in the subsequent course prior to successful completion of the prerequisite(s).

* NOTE: If you do not successfully complete the prerequisite course, you will be automatically dropped from the subsequent course and an email will be sent notifying you that you have been dropped from the course.


Program Expiration/Continuous Enrollment Policy

Please be advised:

Students who change their program of study or do not enroll in classes for a full academic year (e.g. - A student registered for Fall does not register for the following Winter, Summer or Fall semesters) will be required to follow the most current catalog and program requirements at the time of changing their program or returning.


How do I change my program (major)?

Currently, you can do a “what if I change my program (major)” in Backpack, however this is not permanent. To officially change your program of study, please access your “Account Manager” located under the “My Mott Apps” section in your MCC4me account. A guide is provided in the link below.

Using “Account Manager” to Change Program of Study (Major)


Repeated Courses

Credit for graduation cannot be earned more than once in the same course. If a student repeats a course, the second grade will be used to figure the grade point average. Both grades, however, will remain on the student’s record.
For students registering for the same course more than three times, the fourth registration requires an advisor’s or counselor’s approval. No further registrations will be allowed.

Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct is an agreement and established practice regarding the rules of behavior for individual students and student organizations at Mott Community College. When those standards are not met, the Student Conduct Office is brought in to inform, investigate, and resolve situations.

The Student Conduct Office practices a holistic and developmental approach to student accountability and promotes concepts of fairness, due process and transparency in its interactions with students, faculty and staff. The mission of the Office is to partner with campus stakeholders to promote a safe and inclusive environment conducive to student success.

Code of Conduct Violation

All Mott Community College regulations shall be construed so as not to abridge any student’s constitutional rights which include, but are not limited to, the rights of free expression of thought or opinion, free association, peaceable assembly, or the petition of authorities.

Any student who commits any of the following acts of misconduct shall be subject to disciplinary action by the college. These regulations shall apply only where a student’s misconduct has adversely affected some college process or function or some other distinct and clear interest of the college as an academic community. College disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student charged with violation of a law which is also a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. For example, if both violations result from the same factual situation, without regard to the pendency of civil litigation in court or criminal arrest and prosecution, proceedings under the Student Code of Conduct may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings off-campus.

Acts Of Prohibited Conduct Include, But Not Limited To, The Following:

A. Assault and Battery

Intentionally or recklessly causing physical harm to any person on college premises or at college sponsored activities, or intentionally or recklessly causing reasonable apprehension of such harm.

B. Weapons

Unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, possession or storage of any weapon, dangerous chemicals, explosive or incendiary devices on college premises or at college sponsored activities either on or off campus.

C. Drugs

Unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, use or possession, or being under the influence of any controlled substance or illegal drug on college premises or at college sponsored activities either on or off campus.

D. Alcoholic Beverages

Consumption, possession or being under the influence of any alcoholic beverages, beer and/or wine on college premises or at college sponsored activities either on or off campus unless previously approved in writing by the supervising college official(s).

E. Disruptive Behavior

Intentionally or recklessly interfering with normal college sponsored activities, including, but not limited to, studying, teaching, research, college administration, designated areas of activities, fire, security, or emergency services; or inciting others to commit disruptive behavior; any unauthorized occupancy of Mott facilities or access to or from such facilities; or failure to provide identification when directed.

F. Endangerment

Intentionally initiating or causing to be initiated any false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion or other emergency on college premises or at college sponsored activities.

G. Harassment

Intimidation or harassment of another student or staff member of the college, including but not limited to, racial harassment or threats, and may include verbal and/or physical actions. Intentionally making repeated telephone calls to or from the college with intent to annoy, threaten or harass another person. This includes stalking - following or appearing within the sight of another, approaching or confronting another individual in a public or private place, appearing at the work place or residence of another, entering or remaining on an individual’s property, contacting by telephone, or sending mail or electronic mail.

H. Discrimination

Intentionally and substantially interfering with the freedom of others on college premises or at college sponsored activities based on age, color, disability, gender, height, weight, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.

I. Theft

Theft of property or of services on college premises or at college sponsored activities. This includes tampering with vending machines. Knowing possession of stolen property on college premises or at college sponsored activities.

J. Gambling

Illegal gambling on college premises or at college sponsored events.

K. Vandalism

Intentionally or recklessly destroying or damaging the property of others on college premises or at college sponsored activities. Unauthorized use of college facilities. Unauthorized presence in or use of college premises, facilities or property.

L. Soliciting

Selling or soliciting goods or services on campus without written permission from the supervising college official(s).

M. Counterfeiting, Altering, Impersonating or Financial Irresponsibility

Any forgery, alteration of, or unauthorized use of Mott forms, records, documents or I.D. cards, including the giving of false information or withholding necessary information in connection with a student’s admission, enrollment or status at Mott. Impersonating a Mott Faculty, Staff, or Student to gain access to unauthorized materials. This additionally includes passing a worthless check, money order or other method of payment to the College or to a member of the college community.

N. Smoking

Violations of college smoking policy. Smoking prohibition includes e-cigarettes and medical marijuana.

O. Computer Misuse

Unauthorized access or attempted access into college records or other student’s computer work or any misuse of college computer facilities. Use of computer networks for sending or receiving illegal, pornographic, or threatening information.

P. Academic Dishonesty

All forms of academic dishonesty, including cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, plagiarism and the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic materials. See Academic Integrity Policy.

Q. Inappropriate Hearing Behavior

Disrespectful or disorderly behavior, or the giving of false testimony or other false evidence at any hearings arising under this policy.

R. Violations of Sanctions

Violation of the terms of an imposed disciplinary sanction or violation of the Student Code of Conduct while on disciplinary sanction.

S. Failure to Appear

Failing to appear at the request of any disciplinary hearing authorities.

T. Other Violations

Violating any laws or regulations (federal, state or local) or violating any published policies or regulations of Mott Community College including, but not limited to, those regarding access or departure from college buildings or structures, use of facilities, the college’s Student Code of Conduct, and other rules and regulations which may be enacted, published, or promulgated by the Board of Trustees or its designees.

U. Technology Usage

No electronic communication device, which means a device that emits an audible signal, vibrates, displays a message or otherwise receives or communicates a message, may be active during class without the oral or written consent of the instructor. Such devices may include, but are not limited to, portable pagers, hand-held radios, cellular telephones, PDAs and any technology developed for similar purpose.

V. Mask (Face Covering)

Violation of Mott Community College mask (face covering) policy. Mott Community College requires all students, staff, faculty, and visitors to wear a face-covering that covers the mouth and nose when indoors on Mott Community College campus or extension sites.

This document is also available in the MCC Student Handbook.
Reviewed: 10/2021
Updated: 10/2021

Judicial Process

Any person may bring a complaint against a student under these procedures based on an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct. All such complaints shall be made to the Code of Conduct Investigation Team in writing and in complete detail.


The Code of Conduct Investigation Team, within 20 working days of the complaint (if feasible), will gather relevant evidence to determine whether there is a reasonable basis for believing that the Student Code of Conduct has been violated. In order to make a determination, the Code of Conduct Investigation Team may interview the complainant and witnesses. During the investigation the Code of Conduct Investigation Team may meet personally with the student accused. In the event the Code of Conduct Investigation Team believes that evidence shows that there is a reasonable basis for believing a violation did occur, a pre-hearing conference will be scheduled. The Code of Conduct Investigation Team may suspend, on an interim basis, the accused at any time during the investigation.

Interim Suspension:

If misconduct warrants an immediate suspension from class for the remainder of the class period, the instructor may do so without a prior hearing. If necessary, Public Safety officers shall remove the student from the classroom upon the oral request of the instructor. The instructor will provide a report to the Code of Conduct Investigation Team as soon as possible. If suspension from additional class sessions seems warranted, the instructor may request that the Code of Conduct Investigation Team suspend the student on an interim basis.

The Code of Conduct Investigation Team may suspend a student for an interim period pending disciplinary proceedings or medical evaluation, such interim suspension to become immediately effective without prior notice, whenever there is evidence that the continuing presence of the student on the college premises poses a threat to the physical or emotional safety of any member of the college community or that any personal or public property is jeopardized.

Pre-Hearing Conference:

If it is determined that there is a reasonable basis for believing that a violation of the Student Code of Conduct did occur, a pre-hearing conference will be scheduled within 20 working days (if feasible) of that determination. Notice shall be given to the accused in advance of the pre-hearing conference.

The Code of Conduct Investigation Team shall notify the accused that the informal resolution of the matter may be pursued at the pre-hearing conference. The Code of Conduct Investigation Team will inform the accused that picture ID must be presented prior to the pre-hearing conference. Failure to produce ID will forfeit the accused right to attend the pre-hearing conference.

Either the complainant or the student charged with a violation may ask for a postponement of a scheduled hearing by setting forth good cause in writing 24 hours in advance. Except in emergency situations, such a written request for postponement must be received before a scheduled hearing in order to be considered. The Code of Conduct Investigation Team may grant the request based upon good cause being shown.

The pre-hearing conference may be adjourned.

During the pre-hearing conference only the accused may be allowed to present evidence on their behalf. The accused may have a non participating witness in the hearing.

During the pre-hearing conference recording of any type is prohibited.

If a pre-hearing conference does not resolve the matter, the accused may request a formal hearing in writing within 20 working days. If a formal hearing is not requested then the Code of Conduct Investigation Team may issue a final binding resolution. If the student does not attend the pre-hearing conference, sanctions will be applied and communicated by letter.

Judicial Board Request:

If a formal hearing is requested a Judicial Board will be convened. The Code of Conduct Investigation Team shall, in any case, have the right to convene a Judicial Board (appointed by the President’s Designee) to hear an alleged Student Code of Conduct violation.

Notice of the formal charge(s) and of the time and place of the hearing shall be sent by the Code of Conduct Investigation Team to the student at the address appearing on the records of the college by certified mail.

The notice of a formal hearing shall contain the following:

  1. A complete and itemized statement of the charge(s) being brought against the student including the prohibited conduct he/she is charged with violating, and the possible penalties for such violation.
  2. A statement that the student has the following rights:
    1. to present his/her side of the story.
    2. to present relevant witnesses and evidence on his/her behalf. Character references shall not be heard.
    3. to examine witnesses or his/her designee presenting evidence against the student.
    4. to remain silent without assumption of guilt.
      A warning that anything the student says may be used against him/her in other proceedings by any non-college hearing.
      Notice of Hearing: If a student fails to appear at a scheduled formal hearing, the Hearing Officer will make a ruling based upon the evidence presented and recommend sanction(s) appropriate to the offense, and the student will be informed in writing.
      Notice of at least eight (8) working days shall be given to the student in advance of the formal hearing.

Hearing Procedures:

The following procedures shall apply to the hearing.

  1. All hearings will be tape recorded. Tape recordings will not be made public, but may be used in making a determination on an appeal.
  2. Hearings are closed unless the student(s) charged requests an open hearing. A request for an open hearing must be made in writing and must be received at least three (3) working days prior to the hearing.
  3. The Registrar or designee will be the Hearing Officer at the Formal hearing.
  4. At the start of the hearing, the Registrar or designee shall read the name, date, and time of the hearing into the taped record. The composition of the Judicial Board shall be read into the taped record. The Hearing Officer shall inform the student(s) of the charges, his or her rights, and the hearing procedures. The Judicial Board will consist of three (3)members appointed by the President’s Designee.
  5. The Hearing Officer shall ask the student charged to plead responsible or not responsible. If the student pleads responsible, the student shall be given an opportunity to explain his/her actions. If the student pleads not responsible, the parties shall present the factual versions of the alleged code violation and all evidence.
  6. The role of the Judicial Board consists of listening to the testimony, asking questions of the witnesses, and reviewing the testimony and the evidence presented at the hearing. The Judicial Board shall render a factual decision as to the existence of a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
  7. After all proofs and final statements are presented, the hearing will be adjourned. If a Judicial Board is convened, it will deliberate in unrecorded, closed session. A decision shall be made by majority vote and shall be based solely on the testimony and evidence presented at the hearing and the papers filed by the parties. A decision of the Judicial Board will include a sanction.
  8. No alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct will be found except by establishing a violation by a preponderance of the evidence.
  9. The Hearing Officer will notify all parties concerned, in writing, of the decision and imposed sanction(s) within five (5) working days by certified mail.
  10. Witnesses expected to testify shall not be present during the testimony of all other witnesses. This rule does not apply to the complainant or the student charged with the Student Code of Conduct violation.
  11. Any person who disrupts a hearing or who fails to adhere to the rulings of the Hearing Officer may be excluded from the proceedings and may be charged with a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
  12. A disciplinary hold will be placed on the records of any student who withdraws from the college prior to the resolution of impending disciplinary action.


The primary purpose for the imposition of discipline in the college setting is to protect and preserve the campus community. Consistent with that purpose, reasonable efforts will be made to foster the personal and social development of those students who are held accountable for violations of the college’s Student Code of Conduct or college policies and regulations.

No recommendation for the imposition of sanctions may be based solely upon the accused student’s failure to answer charges or failure to appear at the hearing. In such cases, the evidence in support of the charges shall be presented and considered.

The following sanctions, singly or in combination, may be imposed when a student admits responsibility or is found to have violated the college policies and/or regulations and the Student Code of Conduct. Sanctions for violations of disciplinary regulations include but are not limited to:

  1. Warning: Notice given orally or in writing, that continuation or repetition of conduct may be the cause for more severe action. A specific period of time may be stated.
  2. Censure: Written reprimand for violating specified regulations, including the possibility of receiving a more severe sanction in the event of a violation of any college regulation or policy within a stated period of time. Copies of the reprimand may be sent to appropriate college offices and filed in the student’s conduct file.
  3. Disciplinary Probation: Disciplinary probation means that a further violation may result in suspension or expulsion. Notification of disciplinary status will be sent to appropriate college offices and filed in the student’s conduct file. Probation will be for a specified period of time. Conditions may be imposed.
  4. Restitution: The student is required to make payment to the college or to other persons, groups, or organizations for monetary damages incurred as a result of a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. When appropriate, restitution may take the form of appropriate community service or other compensation.
  5. Suspension: Separation of the student from the college for a specified period of time. The student shall not participate in any college sponsored activity on or off campus and may be barred from the college premises. Notification shall appear on the student’s transcript and will be sent to appropriate college offices. A suspension may be made for any period up to one year.
  6. Disciplinary Dismissal: Permanent separation of the student from the college. Notification will appear on the student’s transcript. The student may also be barred from college premises.
  7. Other Sanctions: Other sanctions may be imposed instead of or in addition to those specified in sections 1 through 5. For example, students may be required to attend seminars or enroll in specific behavior related classes, educational or rehabilitative programs; or be assigned work, community service or projects.
  8. Exclusion from college facilities or activities: A student may be prohibited from attending a class, undertaking college employment, entering a building, participating in an extracurricular activity sponsored by the college, representing the college in an official capacity, running for or holding office in any student group or organization, being present in specific areas of the campus, or using other services provided by the college. Such exclusion may be for a definite or indefinite period of time.

Judicial Appeal Process

A complainant or student cited may appeal the decision of Judicial Board to the President’s Designee. The request for appeal must be in writing and must be forwarded to the President’s Designee within ten calendar days of the decision rendered. Failure to file an appeal will render the decision final and conclusive. The basis for an appeal must be one of the following:

  1. The student’s right of due process under the Student Code of Conduct was violated.
  2. To determine whether the decision reached regarding the student charged with a violation was based on sufficient evidence.
  3. Inconsistent or overly severe imposed sanction.
  4. To consider new evidence which is sufficient to alter a decision, or other relevant facts not brought out in the original hearing, because such evidence and/or facts were not known to the person appealing at the time of the original hearing.

Appeals shall be decided upon the record of the original proceedings and upon written summaries submitted by the parties. A new hearing shall not be conducted.

The President’s Designee may:

  1. Affirm the finding and the sanction imposed by the Judicial Board.
  2. Affirm the finding and reduce, but not eliminate, the sanction. Sanctions may only be reduced if found to be grossly disproportionate to the offense.
  3. Remand (order back) the case to the original Judicial Board. Cases may be remanded if specified procedural errors or errors in interpretation of college regulations or policy were so substantial as to effectively deny a fair hearing, or if new and significant evidence became available which could not have been discovered before or during the original hearing.
  4. Cases may be dismissed if the findings are held to be arbitrary and capricious. On appeal, the decision of the President’s Designee shall be final and conclusive.


The Student Code of Conduct shall be reviewed every three (3) years under the direction of the President’s Designee.

Reviewed: 05/2018
Updated: 05/2018


Transferring Credit to MCC

Official Evaluation of Credits Transferred to MCC

Many students enroll in Mott Community College courses and programs as transfer students and Mott Community College generally accepts freshman and sophomore college level credits from a regionally accredited college or university.

The following policy must apply when considering a transcript from another college or university:

  • Transcripts of a student’s college credit will be reviewed by the Office of the Registrar to determine their eligibility for transfer.
  • In order for transfer credit to be awarded to a Mott Community College transcript, students must have their official transcripts sent directly from all institutions attended that are recognized by the US Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Verification of institutional accreditation status can be verified by the Registrar
  • Transfer credit will be awarded to students with coursework earned at regionally accredited institutions
  • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses completed at colleges and universities outside of the United States that are accredited or approved by the Ministry of Education (or other appropriate governmental agency) of the country in which the institution is located.
  • Transfer credit may be awarded from institutions with other accreditations recognized by the US Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. These reviews are handled on a case-by-case basis. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of the Registrar for questions and determination of transfer credit
  • MCC will accept transfer credit for comparable courses with at least a “C” grade from all accredited institutions, provided the student has a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale.

Mott Community College may grant college credit for Military Experience as recommended by the American Council of Education (ACE) if applicable. Students with Military Experience are encouraged to meet with a Veteran Service Specialist prior to requesting their Military transcript. More information can be found on the Veteran Services Webpage.

Students must mail an official college transcript of completed course work to:

Mott Community College
Attn: Records Office
1401 E. Court St.
Flint, MI 48503-2089

Students may also send official college transcript electronically through an authorized E-Transcript service provider of completed course work to Mott Community College.

Hand delivered transcripts will not be accepted for official evaluation and posting of transfer credit. It may be used for purposes such as Placement waivers and Pre-Requisite waivers.

The college accepts transfer credits but not grade points. Transfer students accepted by Mott Community College with advanced standing must complete a minimum of 15 credits of satisfactory work at MCC to be eligible for graduation with an associate degree or a minimum of 15 credits of satisfactory work to be eligible for graduation with a certificate of achievement.

The applicability of vocational/technical courses to MCC program course requirements will be determined by the appropriate academic division.

Definition of Official Transcript

An official transcript is one that has been received *directly* from the issuing institution (Not Issued To Student).

It must bear an institutional validation (such as seal, logo, letterhead), date, and appropriate signature.

Transcripts received that do not meet these requirements will not be considered official.