A designated professional staff person to assist you with matters pertaining to your courses, program, or academic questions. An advisor must sign your registration form each semester, if you register in person. Log onto your account on My.CommNet.edu to find your assigned advisor.
Generally considered to be from September to June. Specifically, it includes all the important dates that students need to know: first and last day of classes, campus closed dates, registration dates, exam dates, etc.
To support Student Activities, clubs, the game room, co-curricular programs and student publications, all students pay an activity fee, which is currently set at $5 for part-time students and $10 per semester for full-time students.
A phrase used to identify the process for making changes in your course schedule for the current or upcoming semester. This process is handled through the Records Office during the first full week of school. Check for specifics in the Records Office.
Joint agreements between institutions of higher education regarding transfer admission requirements and evaluation of transfer credit. An agreement guarantees that courses taken at one of the participating institutions will be accepted by the other.
A planned program of college study that, generally, does not include a foreign language. This program may contain less required credit in liberal arts courses, and generally is referred to as a two-year program of study.
A student auditing a course registers for a credit course but does not receive academic credit for it, does not take exams and does not receive a grade. Students have no requirements in the course. A student enrolled for audit cannot change to credit. Courses listed as “audit” on a transcript cannot be used to satisfy degree or program requirements.
Both credit and non-credit courses that are taught on campus as well as at Old Saybrook and the Meriden Center that are offered through the Continuing Education/Workforce Development division of the College. Courses are designed to provide personal enrichment, education, skill building and upgrading as well as career and personal development. The Certified Nurse Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Veterinarian Assistant and Personal Trainer certificate programs are examples of the broad array of offerings.
The cumulative grade point average is an historic and numerical index of all coursework completed at MxCC. Grades earned at other institutions are not included in the calculation of the cumulative GPA. (Click here for information on how to determine your own GPA.)
Designation for courses designed to foster understanding, open-mindedness, and the valuing of others through an appreciation of human differences. Students must have completed one “D” course by the time they have completed 60 credits.
A student who has completed the college admissions process and who has been accepted into a degree or certificate program. Acceptance into a degree or certificate program indicates that a student has a specific academic goal.
A numerical average indicating how well a student has done in college-level courses. At MxCC, this average is based on a four-point scale ranging from 0.0 (F) to 4.0 (A) and is computed by dividing total quality points earned by the total credits attempted. GPA is often used as one indicator of eligibility for further study. Click here for information on how to determine your own GPA.
Courses in the humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and natural sciences that comprise about 1/3 of any academic curriculum. Core courses are intended to provide a broad foundation in the liberal arts
It is a required document for graduation and is prepared with an advisor/counselor and accounts for all of the courses and grades earned at MxCC and credits transferred to MxCC. Visit the Commencement site.
Matriculation into, and completion of all requirements in, an associate degree or certificate program with a minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA. Commencement is held Spring Semester each academic year. A graduation checklist must be submitted to the Records Office by April 15 to be considered for graduation. There is no fee to apply for graduation.
Refers to the Basic Skills Assessment which assesses a student’s ability in English and math. Based upon these scores students are placed in the appropriate English and math courses. Students who do not initially seek a degree or certificate but who register for a course that would result in the accumulation of 12 or more credits must also take the placement test.
Numerical value of a letter grade: A=4.0; A-=3.7; B+=3.3; B=3.0; B-=2.7; C+=2.3; C=2.0; C-=1.7; D+=1.3; D=1.0; D-=0.7; F=0.0; to ascertain the quality points for a course, you multiply the number of semester hours of the course times the grade value earned in the course (e.g., Biology 100 is 3 semester hours and with a grade of B+ it would be 3 x 3.3 = 9.9 quality points).
Is a crucial part of the MxCC website designed to inform students of the College’s various services, policies, and programs. The handbook — and the entire website — was created to help students succeed at MxCC and meet their degree, transfer or professional goals.
Each MxCC student needs to obtain and carry their student photo identification (ID) card, which also serves as a library card. Students may also use their ID card to borrow resources from the College Learning Center and Student Activities Office.
A need-based, financial aid program in which students work, on or off campus, as part of their financial aid package.
Please note the following abbreviated college hours through 5/29:
The college will be completely closed all day on Friday 5/26, and Monday 5/29 in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. All offices and services will resume on Tuesday, 5/30 with their normal hours (8 am - 4:30 pm).
The Meriden Center's last day open for the summer will be Thursday, 5/25. After that, all services should be done through the Middletown campus.