Developmental Courses

When the instructor of a developmental course (e.g., ENG*096, MAT*085, MAT*095) wishes to indicate that a student has made progress but has not completed all the needed developmental work, the instructor may issue an “M” (Maintaining Progress) for the course. Please note that remedial/developmental courses do not count towards degree requirements.


Official transcripts of grades will be mailed to students or directly to educational institutions or prospective employers by arrangement with the Records Office.

Academic Probation and Dismissal

Satisfactory completion of 50 percent of the courses attempted will be the minimum standard for good standing. Students who have completed 11 or fewer credits, and whoseCumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) falls below 1.5, will be given a written warning. Students who have completed between 12 and 30 credits inclusive whose CGPA falls below 1.7, and those who have completed 31 or more credits whose CGPA falls below 2.0, will be given a written notice that they are placed on academic probation.

Students placed on academic probation will be required to take a reduced course load for one semester.

Students who, after being placed on academic probation for one semester and after taking a reduced course load, fail to attain the required CGPA as shown above, will be notified in writing that they are suspended for one semester.

After the period of suspension, students may be reinstated, either as regular or probationary students, upon application to the College.

Religious Accommodation

If your religious obligations conflict with the course calendar requirements and you wish to request an accommodation, you must make your request in writing prior to the date of the assessment or activity you will miss and preferably at the beginning of the semester. When requesting a make-up quiz, test, exam, assignment, or activity, state the reason for your request and the date(s) on which your religious obligation(s) will conflict with the course calendar requirements. Also, if your religious obligation/holiday is unfamiliar to your instructor,you may be asked to provide a calendar which shows the published date(s) of your religious observance(s) or holiday(s).

Plagiarism and Academic Honesty Statement

Both plagiarism and cheating are grounds for a student’s immediate dismissal from the College. At MxCC we expect the highest standards of academic honesty. Academic dishonesty is prohibited in accordance with the Board of Regents’ Proscribed ConductPolicy in Section 5.2.1 of the Board of Regents’ Policy Manual. This policy prohibits cheating on examinations, unauthorized collaboration on assignments, unauthorized access to examinations or course materials,plagiarism, and other proscribed activities. Plagiarism is defined as the use of another’s idea(s) or phrase(s) and representing that/those idea(s) as your own, either intentionally or unintentionally. (Board of Regents’ Policy 5.2.1)

Academic Appeals

In the event of severe illness or other extenuating circumstances, students may appeal their academic standing to the Dean of Academic Affairs.


Students should indicate their intention to graduate by filling out the appropriate form in the Records Office no later than April 15 of the academic year in which they intend to graduate. To be eligible,students must have:

  • Successfully completed an entire curriculum pattern, including the total credits for the pattern
  • Earned a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or better
  • Earned a minimum of 15 semester hours at MxCC
  • Met the “L” course and “D” course requirements. Note that transfer students entering with 30 or more credits are exempt from “L” and “D” course requirements.
  • Satisfied all financial obligations to the College

Second Degree

Students who already hold academic degrees may earn second degrees in a different curriculum at a community college. Such students a retreated as transfer students with respect to the minimum number of credits they must take for the second degree. Students who wish to earn a second degree fromMxCC will be required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 15 credits (25 percent of the minimum requirements for the second degree) beyond the number required for the initial degree
  • Fulfill all second degree requirements

Dean’s List / Connecticut Community College Academic Honors

Honors for exemplary academic achievement are awarded to Connecticut Community College students at the end of each semester and at graduation. The Board of Regents, in accord with recommendations from college administrators and faculty, adopted a common policy for all colleges in the system that governs the awarding of honors for exemplary academic achievement. This policy includes the following eligibility requirements:

Semester Honors (Dean’s List)

1. Full-time students who are matriculated in a certificate or degree program and who successfully complete 12 or more credits of work in a semester with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher shall be recognized by having their names placed on a Dean’s List.

2. Part-time students who are matriculated in a certificate or degree program are also eligible for such recognition when they have completed 12 or more credits of work with a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or higher. They may be subsequently recognized at the completion of an additional 12 or more credits of work with a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or higher, and at successive intervals of 12 credits.

3. A course Withdrawal or Incomplete shall make the student ineligible for Dean’s List recognition that semester. Upon completion of the Incomplete, the student may be recognized retroactively.

4. Students who are in a probationary status are not eligible for Dean’s List recognition, even if their cumulative grade point average might otherwise make them eligible.

Graduation Honors

Students with exemplary academic performance shall be recognized at graduation with the following designations, either in Latin or English, as the college may choose:

  • Summa Cum Laude/Highest Honors for students with a 3.9 – 4.0 grade point average
  • Magna Cum Laude/High Honors for students with a 3.7 – 3.89 grade point average
  • Cum Laude/Honors for students with a 3.4 – 3.69 grade point average

Students with an Incomplete may become eligible retroactively for graduation honors upon completion of the course requirements, and recognition shall appear on the transcript, provided that the student has earned the required grade point average.

Grades received for developmental courses may be used to determine eligibility for semester honors. However, they cannot be used to determine eligibility for graduation honors.

Academic Prizes

The following prizes are awarded at the Annual Awards Program in May:

Middlesex Community College Foundation Student Senator Prize*

Established to honor a member of the Student Senate who has demonstrated outstanding service to the College and its students.

Jesse J. Salafia Prize
Established by Mr. Jesse J. Salafia, a member of the original College AdvisoryCouncil, and awarded to a student planning a career in nursing.

Shapiro Prize*
Established by the Shapiro family of Middletown and awarded for excellence in marketing.

Wilbert and Jeanette Snow Prize*
Established to honor Governor Wilbert Snow, one of the founding fathers of theCollege, and his wife Jeanette. Awarded for exemplary competence and high potential in business.

Thirteen additional prizes in various academic areas also are awarded by theMiddlesex Community College Foundation, Inc.

* These prizes are administered through the Middlesex Community College Foundation, Inc.


Presidential Medallion for Academic Excellence

The Presidential Medallion for Academic Excellence is awarded in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishment of associate degree graduates of the community colleges and is presented at commencement. To be eligible, a recipient must be a graduating student who has earned a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 and must have completed at least 50% of the degree requirements in residence at Middlesex Community College.