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Mohave Community College    
 
    
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Student Handbook



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  Welcome!

We are glad you have chosen Mohave Community College as your first step toward earning your place in the future through a new career, a degree, or a certificate. We are here to help you succeed. Using this student handbook, you will learn about the many options you have as a student including:

  • ease of communications,
  • access to services, and
  • support in areas such as program design, financial aid, tutoring, and graduation.

Use this handbook as your guide from the start of your academic career to the day you graduate. We will update it as policies change to ensure that you are always kept up to date and informed of ongoing and new services.

First, what is an MCC student? Like you, the MCC student is committed to improving his/her life through learning. This student has committed to being a responsible member of the MCC community, acting with academic integrity, communicating appropriately, participating actively in his/her learning, and bringing the best of himself or herself to the many interactions with others including peers, instructors, support staff, and all others who participate in this college community. Together, we are all in this grand plan to achieve success.

Many of us have heard the adage, “Life is a journey, not a destination” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). This is why we are here: to help you along your journey and make it as enjoyable as possible. Although the completion of your degree or certification may be your destination, there are many at MCC who dream of far more for you. Yes, we want you to accomplish your educational goals, but we also want to partner with you in improving our community through education. We see your potential to improve your own life and as well as others in your community. You have it in you to identify barriers, to push through them, and to make a better life for yourself and others. You can do it!

Note: The MCC Student Handbook does not address all of the services available or all of the policies and regulations affecting MCC students. If you have questions or concerns not addressed in this handbook, it is your responsibility to consult with MCC staff, including instructors, advisors, the policies and procedures manual, and any other support person on your campus or via MCC Connect  (the college’s call center). By agreeing to become an MCC student, you are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures affecting your activities. Failure to read the policies and procedures will not be justification for noncompliance. Finally, Mohave Community College reserves the right to change or withdraw curriculum, policies, tuition or any other matters contained in this Handbook without notice. This policy enables the college to ensure that all policies and procedures serve our students in the best manner possible.


Degree and Certificate Information

Mohave Community College offers several academic paths:

  • Associate of Arts (AA) degree
  • Associate of Business (ABus) degree
  • Associate of Science (AS) degree
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree
  • Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree
  • Certificate of Proficiency
  • Certificate of Completion (AGEC only)
Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Business (ABus), Associate of Science (AS)

The Associate of Arts (AA), Business (ABus), and Science (AS) degrees are designed to enable students to transfer course credits to a college or university granting a four-year degree. Students following these programs will complete the general education component required by the three public universities of Arizona. Those students wishing to begin their studies at MCC with the intention of transferring to a state university are encouraged to complete one of the above transfer degree programs. There are two advantages to completing a transfer degree before moving on to a university: 1) students can get an early start on their major by completing lower division coursework, and 2) students can complete the lower-division courses at a lower tuition rate.  

Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is intended to prepare the student for entry into a vocational area or to upgrade skills of persons already employed. The 15 hours of general education courses introduce skills needed and desired by employers and employees. Students who enroll in such programs generally do not plan to transfer to a four-year college or university; however, the opportunity exists through the increased availability of Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees offered at colleges and universities. The remaining hours include course work to develop skills in the vocational and related areas.

Note: Because AAS programs are designed to prepare students for employment in the respective occupational areas, it is necessary that the student follow the program content and sequence as outlined. Any departure from the outlined program must be approved by the appropriate faculty and administration. The specific occupational content is set forth in the program outlined within the respective areas of study.

Note: The AAS is not a transfer degree program; however, some courses may transfer. In pursuing a four-year degree, after completing the AAS, some general education and program area courses may be acceptable for transfer credit. However, some courses in technical programs are so specialized that many colleges and universities do not offer equivalent training and they may not grant transfer credit. Students in this degree program will most likely be required to take additional general studies courses. For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.

Associate of General Studies (AGS)

The Associate of General Studies, AGS (GSD)  degree is designed for students whose academic interests are non-specific. With this degree, students will learn the basics of mathematics, English, science, and a wide variety of other subjects which will allow them the chance to explore many different disciplines and enhance their personal development with the equivalent of two years of post-high school education.

Note: The AGS is not a transfer degree program. In pursuing a four-year degree after completing the AGS, some general education courses may be acceptable for transfer credit. Students in this degree program will most likely be required to take additional general studies courses. For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.

Certificate of Proficiency

MCC has designed certificate programs which, upon completion, prepare students to become employable in specific occupations. Students may enroll in college course work to concentrate on acquiring skills which lead to employment or to improvement of their existing skills. The number of credits required in certificate programs varies depending upon the program. Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.

Certificate of Completion (AGEC only)

MCC offers three AGEC certificates: Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC - A)  for students majoring in non-business/non-science programs; Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC - B)  for students majoring in business; and Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC - S)  for students majoring in the physical/biological sciences and engineering. The approved AGEC courses will fulfill lower-division, general education requirements at any Arizona university or community college. Students will be required to fulfill the course prerequisites, major requirements, and upper-division requirements specified by each university. This certificate is awarded by MCC after successful completion of a series of specific courses and is clearly identified in the catalog.

For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution. A diploma is not awarded for AGEC Certificates of Completion. The AGEC Certificate of Completion will be annotated on a student’s MCC transcript.

Seeking Multiple Degrees and/or Certificates of Proficiency

Mohave Community College offers the Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Business (ABus), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of General Studies (AGS), and the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.

  • A student may earn multiple degrees.
  • Once a degree has been earned, any of the other eligible degrees can be earned by completing the additional degree requirements (with a minimum of 15 additional MCC credits beyond the previous degree).
  • Degrees may be earned at the same time.
  • For degrees being earned at the same time, graduation must be applied for at the same time. If a student was awarded only one of the degrees, then they would no longer be eligible to continue the second degree under the catalog in which it was being pursued. The degree, if still available, would have to be pursued under the current MCC catalog. A new Degree Declaration Form must be filled out at that time.

Example: A student has earned an AA degree with 64 credits and wishes to earn an AAS degree. The student must complete a minimum of an additional 15 MCC credit hours and meet all of the requirements of the AAS degree. The student, therefore, would have a minimum total of 79 credit hours.

Along with various degrees, Mohave Community College offers multiple certificates of proficiency.

  • A student may earn as many certificates of proficiency as they would like.
  • A student may earn a certificate with or without an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Business (ABus), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of General Studies (AGS), or the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
  • Multiple certificates may be earned at the same time.
  • Certificates may be earned at the same time as an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Business (ABus), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of General Studies (AGS), or the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
  • Earning a certificate prior to earning an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Business (ABus), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of General Studies (AGS), or the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree will not change the catalog under which the degree is being pursued.
  • When multiple certificates have been declared at the same time, graduation does not need to be applied for at the same time. If a student was awarded only one of the certificates, they will still be eligible to continue the second certificate under the catalog in which it was being pursued.
  • Each certificate requires a Degree Declaration Form.
Programs of Study by Degree Type

The list of programs of study is available in the MCC Catalog . The Programs of Study  section of the MCC catalog provides a detailed list of courses that must be completed for each program. All students are expected to be familiar with the details provided in the MCC Catalog .


Academic Advising

Advising services are delivered by both staff advisors and faculty members and are available at all campuses as well as by phone to support a student’s academic goals. Academic advising is critical to your success, satisfaction, retention, and graduation from Mohave Community College. An advisor is assigned to a student upon entry. The role of an advisor is to help define and shape academic plans to meet educational goals by preparing academic progress plans and selecting classes. They have access to resources that will provide students with options as well as direction in various career choices. According to the student’s’ needs and educational goals, they will assist in creating a plan to stay on track for graduation.

New Students: Advisors can help you develop an education plan for goal achievement, select your class schedule for an upcoming semester, explore majors or careers, and connect you to campus resources. Advisors will use available information (e.g., high school transcripts, assessment scores and other data) to assist you in pursuing a program consistent with your education goals and level of preparation.

Continuing Students: You may enroll in courses for which you have completed the prerequisites without an advisor’s signature. However, you must meet in-person or by phone with an advisor if you:

  • Select courses for which you have not met prerequisites.
  • Change your degree, major, or catalog year.
  • Need help to review your academic progress.
  • Plan to transfer to a university.
  • Experience academic difficulties.
  • Have completed 30 credits towards your degree.
  • Have completed 16 credits towards your certificate.

Note: Students can view their Degree Audit online on the JICS/myMohave system under Advising Tools. The Degree Audit is a computerized advising tool that details the requirements of the student’s program of study. The degree audit outlines progress toward academic goals; courses completed at MCC, transferred courses and awarded credits. Student GPA is also computed. If a student is considering several programs, s/he may get printouts of each and compare them. Please contact a local campus advisor or MCC Connect  for more information.

Succeeding at MCC: You are responsible for knowing the degree requirements and for ensuring that the courses in which you enroll will meet those requirements. To gain a total college experience, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with MCC services, activities, and resources. You should become familiar with the class schedule, the college catalog, and the Student Handbook. You are also encouraged to participate in programs, classes, and activities that help you develop and grow academically. MCC faculty and advisors, as well as family and peers, can all be valuable sources of information on how to succeed in college. For more information regarding academic advising and additional related resources, visit the Advising webpage and/or call MCC Connect .


Getting Started at MCC

Step 1: Apply for Admissions

  • New students will need to complete an admissions application. Once the application has been processed e-mails will be sent to the e-mail address provided on the application. These e-mails will include your MCC ID number, login information for the MCC student information system JICS/myMohave along with orientation information.
  • Students who are returning after more than a one-year absence will need to complete an admissions application.
  • All student applicants default to out-of-state tuition rates. Students seeking In-state  or Western Undergraduate Exchange  (WUE) tuition rates or any Arizona state-based financial aid must be prepared to submit proof of Citizenship and Arizona Residency. The student will receive an email with instructions on what documentation is needed and how the student can submit these documents. For more information regarding residency, see Residency Requirements .
  • Transfer students must submit an official transcript of prior credit attempted or earned at all other colleges or universities for evaluations. See Transcript Evaluation Criteria  for all the necessary steps to have an official transcript evaluated.

For additional information visit the Admissions webpage and/or call MCC Connect .

Step 2: Plan for Payment

Students are responsible for the full amount assessed as a result of enrollment. For a complete list of fees and tuition rates, see the Fees  and Tuition Rates  sections in the catalog.

Payment in full must be received by the published due date. Published due dates for each semester is listed in the Mohave Community College student information system JICS/myMohave.

  • Student Payment: MCC accepts online payments with a credit or debit card, mailed payments with a check or money order, or in-person payments at the Bursar’s Office located on the Kingman campus. Payment in full or multiple partial payments may be made as long as payment in full is received by the published due date. 
  • Payment Plan: MCC has contracted with Nelnet Business Solutions to assist students with a convenient online payment plan. Students may select installment plans which are spread over a few months, depending when sign up occurs. Payments are made from a checking account or credit card. See the Student Tuition Payment Plan  section in the catalog.
  • Federal Financial Aid: To help make college more affordable, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). The FASFA requires MCC’s Federal School Code: 011864. Graduation from an accredited high school or completion of GED is required for federal financial aid. For information, see the Financial Aid webpage.
  • Scholarships: Scholarships are available for new, continuing and incoming transfer students at MCC. For information, see the Scholarships webpage.
    • NetPartner is your key to success in managing your financial aid account at MCC, by helping you understand which documents are required for processing, and to review the status of your financial aid awards. MCC recommends that you check NetPartner at least weekly for updates. In addition, emails will be sent to you, requesting you to check NetPartner when action is required on your part.
  • Military: MCC provides services to qualified active duty military, veterans, and dependents who may be eligible for educational assistance from the U.S. department of Veterans Affairs. For information, see the Veterans Services webpage.
  • Third Party: If fees will be paid by a third party, it is the responsibility of the student to make sure all required documentation is received by the Bursar’s Office prior to the payment due date.

If payment is not made or the above payment options are not secured by the published due date, course(s) will be dropped and the student will need to re-enroll in the course(s) when a payment method is established. The college is not responsible if any course is full and the student’s schedule cannot be duplicated. To avoid this, students should ensure that payment arrangements are made by the payment due date.

Students needing additional information, may visit their local campus or call MCC Connect .

Step 3: Complete Placement Test

Each campus at Mohave Community College has a testing center where students can take the placement test and any other assessments assigned by individual programs.

  • All first-time students must complete the placement test in reading, writing, and math. Note: Students may use their ACT/SAT scores within a two-year period, or High School GPA within a three-year period.
  • To view the criteria for placement refer to the MCC Placement Guide .
  • Placement test scores are valid for two years from the date of the most recent assessment.
  • After a student takes the placement test, he/she may retest once per subject per semester. The scores on the subsequent retest are recorded. The highest score received within a period of two years is used.
  • For the math portion of the placement test, a student who scores below their desired range and chooses to reassess must do so using Pearson Education’s MyMathTest.
  • For the Reading or Writing portion of the placement test, a student who scores below their desired range on either or both tests may choose to reassess using the Writeplacer exam.

Transfer students must submit an official transcript of prior credit earned at another college or university or complete a placement test. See Transcript Evaluation Criteria  for all the necessary steps to have an official transcript evaluated. Placement test may be waived for the following reasons:

  • Students who enroll for a core curriculum course and provide an advisor with a transcript or diploma that shows completion of an accredited associate’s degree (or higher) at the time of registration.
  • Transfer students who provide current COMPASS, ASSET, or Accuplacer test scores.
  • Transfer students whose official transcripts list the equivalent English or math courses with a grade of’ “C” or better.
  • Students who have the appropriate ACT/SAT scores for English and math.

For the cost of the placement test, see the Testing Services webpage or the Fees  section in the Financial Information  of the MCC Catalog. For further information concerning MCC’s assessment policy, call MCC Connect .

Step 4: Academic Advising

Advisors provide students with the information and resources necessary for a successful academic experience at MCC. Participants can learn about MCC’s degree and certificate programs and the importance of test scores. In addition, students can get tips on how to choose classes, ideas on how to build a semester schedule, and strategies on how to register for classes. In addition, advisors will:

  • Provide information regarding the nature and purpose of higher education.
  • Discuss how to pay for college.
  • Complete an unofficial evaluation of transfer credits.
  • Define and refine educational goals and objectives.
  • Illustrate the consequences of alternative courses of action.
  • Encourage students to become active participants in their educational planning and college careers.
  • Identify and provide assistance addressing transfer issues.
  • Interpret assessment scores for proper course placement.
  • Deliver accurate verbal and written information on majors and program requirements.

For additional information regarding the role of an advisor and academic advising, visit Academic Advising under the Student Resources  section of this catalog or the Student Handbook .

Step 5: Registration

Registration is the process of selecting courses online or submitting a completed registration form. Registration is regarded as a commitment to comply with all regulations of the college. Students may not attend a class unless they are officially registered in the course.

When planning course schedules and deciding on the number of courses to take, it is important that the student consider his/her individual abilities, work obligations, family obligations, and commitments to other outside activities. Lecture-type courses routinely require three hours of outside work for each hour spent in class.

  • Dates to register are designated in the Academic Calendar. See Course Schedule for courses being offered and their Course Delivery Options .
  • Students must meet the prerequisites and/or corequisites listed in the Course Descriptions  section of the catalog.
  • Students receiving Financial Aid should make every effort to register for all courses (including accelerated or late-start courses) prior to the Financial Aid census date (the last day of drop week for 15-week courses). For more information see Enrollment and Financial Aid .
  • New students who have completed the admissions process may register online in the MCC student information system, JICS/myMohave. For step-by-step instructions, see Registering for Courses .
  • New students must register for STU 103 - How to Survive and Thrive in College  in the first semester of enrollment.
  • A student who is returning with less than a one-year absence may register online in the MCC student information system, JICS/myMohave.
  • Students may enroll in a course up to the day before the course begins.
  • To ensure that students have every opportunity for success in courses, academic loads are controlled.  A student may enroll for up to 18 credit hours per semester.  Enrollment in excess of 18 credit hours requires the approval of the campus dean. A student may enroll for up to nine credit hours for a summer term which can be eight weeks or less. Enrollment in excess of nine credit hours requires the approval of the campus dean.
  • To complete an Associate’s degree in two years, it is necessary to successfully complete 32-34 program credits each year. For students who plan to attend only during the fall and spring semesters (no summer term), it is necessary to average 15-17 program credits each semester.

Students needing additional assistance may visit their local campus or call MCC Connect .

Step 6: Attend Class

  • Students will be dropped from classes that they do not attend on the first meeting day of an on-ground course or for non-participation during the first week of an online course.
  • A student may appeal this action within a week of being dropped for non-attendance (on-ground) or non-participation (online) by contacting the campus dean.

Note: A class that has been dropped due to non-attendance can affect a student’s financial aid or VA education benefits. If you have any questions regarding the effects of a dropped class, please call MCC Connect .


Communication

MCC email is the college’s primary mode of communication with students. Every student is provided with an email account that is used to communicate at all levels including student financial aid, account billing, and many other important topics related to student success. It is important that students check their MCC email accounts regularly to avoid errors and misunderstandings that could occur due to poor communications. This email account is a lifeline to the college and will become more important as students progress in their tenure as MCC students.

MCC Connect  (the college’s call center) is the college’s primary mode of resolving students’ questions and concerns. MCC established the call center (MCC Connect) to streamline student, employee, and public inquiries about the college, its classes, and services. The call center’s employees have undergone extensive training to be able to answer any questions about the college, registration, financial aid, and technical assistance. In addition, MCC Connect staff members are able to assist with advising, enrollment, financial aid, and technical support. MCC Connect  can be reached at 866.664.2832.


Disability Services

Mohave Community College is dedicated to providing quality education for all. The Disability Services program offers support to qualified individuals who have documented disabilities. MCC serves as a connecting link between students with disabilities and the college by providing information and referral services. For a complete description regarding disability information and specific services, see Student Handbook - Disability Services  section. We look forward to helping you achieve your education goals.


Financial Information

Methods of Payment

MCC accepts personal checks, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express, money orders, and cash. The following options are available:

  • Pay the full tuition and fee payment at the time of registration.
  • Pay the full tuition and fee payment by the payment deadline. Student may make multiple payments as long as full payment has been received by the payment deadline.
  • Receive a Financial Aid Award notification by the payment deadline.
  • Enroll in a tuition payment plan available online with Nelnet Business Solutions.

Note: If tuition and fees will be paid by a third party, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure all required documentation is provided to the Bursar’s Office prior to the payment due date.

Student Tuition Payment Plan

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Mohave Community College has contracted with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) to provide various payment options to assist students in paying for college. MCC is pleased to offer e-Cashier as a convenient online payment plan. Using e-Cashier, students may select installment plans that are spread over several months, depending on when they register. Payments can be made online from a checking or savings account or credit card. The only cost to participate in the e-Cashier payment plan is a $25.00 per semester nonrefundable fee. Note that enrollment fees and down payments are processed immediately. The e-Cashier payment plan is not a loan program; there is no debt incurred, no credit search is conducted, and there are no interest or finance charges assessed by NBS on the unpaid balance.

Payment plans available through e-Cashier include the following benefits:

  • Convenient online enrollment
  • Monthly payment plans
  • Flexible payment options
  • Automatic payment processing
  • No interest
  • Email notifications
  • Automatic bank payments
  • Credit card payment options (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover)

To register for classes and take advantage of the payment plan option, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to JICS/myMohave and sign in.
  2. Select your classes* and then click on the “Payment” tab.
  3. Select year/term, then the “Submit” button for the e-Cashier icon to appear. Select this to be directed to the NBS page that provides information on how to sign-up for the plan, how to select a payment schedule, and how to make payments.
  4. Review the frequently asked questions.

*Note: If you have already registered, go to JICS/myMohave and click on “Payment” tab. There you can select the year and term you wish to enroll in, then select the “Submit” button. Click on the e-Cashier icon and you will be directed to the information mentioned above. If at any time, a student misses a scheduled payment within their payment plan arrangement, the college will place an Accounts Receivable (AR) hold onto the student account. After 24 hours if the student has not paid, the student will be administratively withdrawn from all classes. Once payment in full is received, student may be reinstated back into classes.

Financial Aid

To help students meet the financial obligations of college attendance, Mohave Community College administers a varied and comprehensive financial aid program. Financial aid is designed to bridge the gap between the cost of attending college and what students and their families are expected to contribute. For a comprehensive review of financial aid programs, specific requirements, and related resources, please refer to the Student Handbook - Financial Aid , the Financial Aid webpage, and/or NetPartner webpage. Student Services is also open to students at each local MCC campus or via MCC Connect . An advisor can help students and their families better understand the financial aid application process, the options available, and disbursement.

Qualified Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Dependents’ Education Benefits

Mohave Community College provides services to qualified active duty military, veterans, and dependents who may be eligible for educational assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Services offered include assistance with the application for education benefits, tutorial assistance, and services for disabled veterans. Veteran students may be eligible to defer their payment of tuition, fees, and books. Veterans must meet satisfactory academic progress to continue using their VA education benefits at MCC. Students using VA education benefits who are found to have met the requirements for academic dismissal as listed in this catalog will have their benefits discontinued and be reported as terminated to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Students meeting the requirements for readmission will be allowed to reinitiate the use of their VA education benefits, although the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will make the final decision as to whether they will continue to pay out for those education benefits.

It is important to note that the VA will only pay for classes that are required for the degree or certificate the student is pursuing. Courses taken outside of the declared program of pursuit will not be certified for benefits. Please call MCC Connect  or visit an advisor at the nearest MCC campus to obtain the necessary paperwork to start or continue a claim for education benefits. Additional information on VA education benefits may be obtained at Veteran Services or Department of Veterans Affairs. MCC complies with Section 702 of the Veterans Choice Act by charging In-State Tuition rates to “covered individuals.” Please speak with the Veterans Services Advisor for more information. Veterans Education Benefits are subject to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.

Enrollment Verification

Students needing official verification of enrollment status for loan deferments must submit either the in-school deferment form provided by the lender or the MCC form - Request for Enrollment Verification for Student Loan Deferments. These forms can be mailed to the registrar’s office in Kingman; the address is on the MCC form. Also, forms can be submitted to any local campus student services office for forwarding.

Students needing official verification of enrollment status for all other purposes, i.e., insurance, scholarships, etc., or a letter of acceptance, must complete the MCC form - Request for Enrollment Verification or Letter of Acceptance. This form, along with all other required documents, must be submitted to the appropriate student services office listed on the form.

Students can also use the online enrollment verification service by selecting Student Self Service in JICS/myMohave. Students can print enrollment certificates, view enrollment history, and view student loan deferments all from one convenient site.

Billing
  • Students who have not paid their outstanding debt by the posted due date will be dropped from all their courses.
  • Outstanding debt includes but not limited to, registration, financial aid chargebacks, insufficient financial aid and insufficient third party pays.
  • If a student is administratively withdrawn or chooses to withdraw from a course(s), s/he is responsible for any balance owed on their account.
  • Students owing money to the college will be placed on an Accounts Receivable (AR) hold.
  • In order to remove the AR hold, a student’s account must be paid in full.

Students who have an outstanding debt to the college will be billed in a three-month billing cycle. MCC’s billing cycle starts after the add/drop period. The student will receive a statement of the amount owed at the beginning of the month, for months one, two, and three. After the third month, the student will be rolled into one of MCC’s national collection agencies.

Important: If the student still shows an outstanding balance after the third month, the account will be considered delinquent and turned over to a collection agency, attorney, and/ or credit bureau. The student will be held responsible, as accepted upon registering in the “Obligations Terms and Conditions” agreement, for collection costs, including any fees charged by the collection agency and attorney’s fees in addition to the outstanding balance.

College Indebtedness Policy

A student who is indebted to the College for an outstanding/overdue financial obligation will have an Accounts Receivable hold placed on his/her account and no further services will be provided, including but not limited to registration, transmitting files, records, or transcripts, or receiving other services that have been requested by such person. However, according to FERPA, the student may obtain an unofficial copy of his/her student records in those circumstances where the individual cannot effectively review his/her student records without receiving such copies.

Nonpayment of financial obligations constitutes authorization for administrative withdrawal of enrollment and removal of the student from all classes. Students who are administratively removed from classes may be required to repay any financial aid funds already disbursed to them. Unpaid debts may be referred to a collection agency and/or a credit bureau and the student will be responsible for payment of collection fees, including any fees charged by the collection agency. Students who wish to dispute outstanding debts will be provided an adjudication process by Bursar’s Office.

Any student who has received financial aid and who drops below the level of eligibility for the amount received may incur an overpayment resulting in a balance due as well as all financial aid received must be returned. The indebtedness policy as outlined above will be followed, resulting in an Accounts Receivable hold and no further services being provided.

For immediate release of the student financial hold, payment must be received in full. Payments may be made:

  • online through JICS/myMohave with a credit card, or
  • in person in the Bursar’s Office on the Kingman campus with a money order or check (requires a 14-day processing period), cash or credit card, or
  • placing a check or money order in the Student Payment Drop Box available on each campus, inside student services, during normal business hours (requires additional receiving time in addition to a 14-day processing period).

If you have any questions regarding your student account/debt, please contact MCC Connect .

Tuition and Fee Refund Policy for Credit Courses

If a student drops a class during that class’s official add/drop period, the student may receive a refund of 100% of tuition and applicable fees paid to the college. This does not include any fees designated as “non-refundable.” All refunds will be issued to students via the Bighorn Card. When the card is received and activated, students can choose how college refunds are received. Refunds are processed within two weeks after the official add/drop period.

Note: Dropping a class can affect financial aid. If you have any questions regarding how to drop a class or would like to speak to an advisor about financial aid before dropping any classes, please contact MCC Connect .

Bighorn Card

Bighorn Card

After registering for classes, new students will receive a Bighorn Card in the mail. The card is the key to selecting the refund preference that best fits your needs. Refunds can be from financial aid, student loans or tuition on a canceled class.

Mohave Community College has partnered with BankMobile Disbursements to offer the following refund options:

  1. ELECTRONIC DEPOSIT TO ANOTHER ACCOUNT Money is transferred to another account the same business day BankMobile receives funds from MCC. Typically, it takes 1-2 business days for the receiving bank to credit the money to your account. 
  2. ELECTRONIC DEPOSIT TO A BANKMOBILE VIBE ACCOUNT If you open a BankMobile Vibe account (upon identity verification), money is deposited the same business day BankMobile receives funds from MCC.

Click here to select your refund preference. 

If you do not select a refund option, a paper check will be mailed to you within 21 days after the funds are received by BankMobile.

Even though you might not be expecting a refund, do not throw the card away…you may receive a refund in the future.

Your Bighorn Card is also your library card. To activate and use your library card, visit the reference desk at your campus library.

If you did not receive your card or if you need a replacement card, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 928-757-0816.

Bighorn Card ATMs

Visit www.Allpointnetwork.com/locator.aspx to find the ATM nearest you. 

To view our institution’s contract with BankMobile Disbursements, click here.

For more information about the BankMobile Vibe account, contact MCC Connect .

Special Circumstances

Approval for special circumstance refunds must be obtained from the chief student services officer. In special circumstances, a student may request to be dropped from all courses after the official add/drop period for one of the following reasons and receive a refund (if applicable) of tuition and net fees (except fees for instruments, tools, or uniform costs):

NOTE: If the student requesting the special circumstances drop has paid for their current courses with financial aid, the student must pay back the financial aid that was received. The special circumstances process does not grant forgiveness for federal Title IV financial aid funds.

  1. Serious illness of student or student’s spouse, parent, child, legal guardian or sibling as long as the request is made prior to the end of the semester in which the illness occurs. The student must produce a verifiable doctor’s statement certifying that their illness or the illness of the relative prevents the student from attending classes.
  2. Death of student, student’s spouse, parent, child, legal guardian, or sibling if the request is made prior to the end of the semester in which the death occurs. The student or the student’s representative must provide a death certificate or newspaper obituary notice as well as proof of relationship (birth certificate, marriage license).
  3. Military service/deployment if the student who belongs to the armed forces or National Guard is called to active duty and assigned to a duty station distant from the campus. A copy of the military orders must be provided.
  4. Jury duty that requires five days or more of consecutive service. A copy of the court order must be provided.

Note: When courses are dropped through this process, all financial aid received must be repaid by the student. The student needs to meet with an advisor to request a special circumstance refund.


Academic Information

For a comprehensive review of academic information, specific requirements and related resources, please refer to the Academic Policies  section of the MCC Catalog.

Attendance

Students will be dropped from classes that they do not attend on the first meeting day of an on-ground course or for non-participation during the first week of an online course. A student may appeal this action within a week of being dropped for non-attendance (on-ground) or non-participation (online) by contacting the campus dean at their respective campus.

Note: A class that has been dropped due to non-attendance can affect a student’s financial aid or VA education benefits. If you have any questions regarding the effects of a dropped class, please contact MCC Connect .

Grades

MCC student grades are available online at JICS/myMohave. Students are strongly encouraged to check their MCC online transcript every semester. Transcripts serve as an official record of all classes for which a grade is received. A transcript includes withdrawals but excludes drops. The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a measurement of a student’s academic achievement, calculated by dividing quality points (Q.Pts) by the GPA Hours (HGPA) listed on the student’s transcript. To maintain good academic standing a student must have a cumulative career GPA of at least 2.0. Only course work that has been successfully completed will be used toward meeting requirements for a degree or certificate.

Any discrepancies that may be on the transcript must be brought to the attention of the Registrar’s Office within one calendar year of the completion of the course(s) in question. If a student believes s/he has been given an unfair grade, the student may pursue a Grade Related Grievance: Grade Appeal .

All grades earned will remain on the official transcript. Letter grades earn grade points according to the “Grading Standard” schedule.

GRADE STANDARD POINTS PER CREDITS
A Excellent 4
B Above Average 3
C Average 2
D Below Average 1
F Fail 0
S Satisfactory 0
U Unsatisfactory 0
AU Audit 0
I Incomplete 0
PR *PCS/ELA prefixes only 0

 *Adequate progress in early course objectives; mastery of all course objectives has not yet been met.

Note: Zero-level courses such as Transitional English (TRE-089) are pass/fail (Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory) graded courses and are not intended for college transfer. They do not count toward degree or certificate requirements and are not part of the grade point average calculation. However, zero-level courses may be required prior to enrollment into a course(s) needed for graduation. This would be determined by placement testing and degree/certificate requirements.

Satisfactory Completion of a Course

Each program determines the grade required to successfully complete a 100- or 200-level course. All AGEC courses and courses found on the Course Equivalency Guide (CEG) for transfer to other Arizona institutions are satisfactorily completed when a student earns the equivalent of a grade of “C” or better. Satisfactory completion of a zero-level course occurs when a student receives a grade of “S”.

Recognition of Academic Achievement

Dean’s List:

  • Students who, in the semester under consideration, have earned at least 12 semester hours in courses numbered 100 or above with a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better, are eligible for the Dean’s List.
  • Students who have met the qualifications will be recognized as superior students by the college, and their names will be published on the Dean’s List each semester.
  • Students receiving a grade of “I” may be eligible for retroactive Dean’s List designation upon conversion of the “I” to a permanent grade.

Student Honors List:

  • Part-time students who have accumulated 12 or more credit hours in courses of 100 level or above may be eligible for the Honors List.
  • To qualify for the list, students must have completed a minimum of six credits in courses numbered 100 or above with a semester GPA of 3.5 or better, in the semester under consideration.
  • Students who qualify for this list will be recognized by the college and their names will be published on the Honors List.
  • Students receiving a grade of “I” may be eligible for retroactive Honors List designation upon conversion of the “I” to a permanent grade.
Auditing
  • A course may be repeated beyond the stated limits of the Repeat Policy as an Audit.
  • No audits are allowed for medical programs or special courses unless the student is accepted into the program as a formal student.
  • Students will only be allowed to enroll in a course as audit during the add/drop period of each class section on a space-available basis and only after the class has met the minimum enrollment of for-credit students.
  • The AU designation will be assigned at the time of enrollment and an AU grade will appear on the official MCC transcript.
  • No credit will be given for audited courses; audit courses do not count as part of the term’s credit load or as credit toward graduation.

Note: The auditing fee per credit hour is determined by the student’s classification under the established tuition rates , in addition to the Student Activity Fee, the Technology Fee, and all course fees. Students will not receive financial aid or VA education benefits for audited courses.

 Incomplete
  • Incomplete is a temporary designation generally given only in an emergency situation, such as illness, which results in the student’s inability to complete objectives.
  • A student must have successfully completed 75 percent of the course objectives, as determined by the instructor, for the “I” designation.
  • The period to complete objectives shall not exceed seven weeks after the last official day of the course, or the course grade will be converted to an “F.”
  • A written agreement by the faculty member specifying the necessary objectives and period of time within which they need to be completed shall be sent to the student with a copy to the chief academic officer.
Withdrawal
  • A course withdrawal is a student initiated grade. A student who follows the withdrawal process will receive a “W” grade.
  • Withdrawals are non-refundable. Students who withdraw from a course are financially responsible for the course and must repay any financial obligation (i.e., financial aid).
  • No earned credits for the course will be awarded, however, attempted credits for the course will be recorded on the student’s transcript.
  • Students may withdraw from a course during the withdrawal dates published in the Academic Calendar.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to submit a withdrawal form for each course in which the student wishes to be withdrawn. Ceasing to attend does not constitute a withdrawal.
  • A student who stops attending a course and does not follow the withdrawal process will receive the grade earned for all assignments and exams given during the course. This grade could be a “U” or an “F”.
  • The student makes the withdrawal request via JICS/myMohave. Read the Withdrawal Process Instructions for step-by-step instructions.

Steps for the student to take prior to filling out the withdrawal form:

  1. Check your student account to ensure a zero balance.
  2. Contact an advisor to find out how you will be financially impacted.
  3. E-mail or speak with the course instructor to inform them of your intent to withdraw.
Administrative Withdrawal (WR Grade)

The college reserves the right to withdraw students from classes at any time during the semester.

A student may be administratively withdrawn for three reasons:

WR2 This grade is given by administration to a student for NON-PAYMENT.
WR3 This grade is given by administration to a student for disruptive behavior.
WR4 This grade is given by administration when the student is deceased.
Academic Probation

A student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) must remain at a minimum of 2.0 or better for a student to continue working toward a degree/certificate without restrictions. If the student’s cumulative GPA falls below the minimum of 2.0, the student will be placed on academic probation.

  • The student will remain on academic probation as long as his/her semester or summer term GPA is 2.0 or above and his/her cumulative GPA is less than 2.0.
  • If, while the student is on academic probation, s/he earns less than a 2.0 GPA for the following semester or summer term, s/he will be academically dismissed.
  • While on probation, the student will be limited to a maximum course load of 10 credit hours per semester or 6 credit hours per summer term.
  • When the student improves his/her cumulative GPA to 2.0 GPA, the student will be removed from academic probation.
  • The GPA must remain at 2.0 or higher to avoid academic probation.
Academic Dismissal

Academic dismissal is defined as:

  • The written notification from the registrar that the student has been dismissed from MCC for one semester (fall/spring) on the basis of his/her academic record.
  • Students meeting the criteria for academic probation for two consecutive semesters will be subject to dismissal.
  • Students who have been dismissed and want to reapply can do so after one semester of non-registration by following the Readmission for Academically Dismissed Students process.
Readmission for Academically Dismissed Students

Students who are academically dismissed cannot enroll in any classes during the fall/spring semester following their dismissal. The following steps are noted below:

  1. Those who wish to be considered for readmission after that semester must seek approval from the associate dean on their local campus.
  2. A request for re-admission must be made in writing and must include reasons why readmission should be considered.
  3. If the request is approved, the student will be required to meet with an advisor to formulate a detailed plan for course completion.
  4. Students who are readmitted will have a restricted academic load.
  5. Upon readmission, the associate dean will notify the registrar, the Office of Instruction, and Student Services of the decision and explain the academic restrictions.

Note: Readmission to the college does not necessarily mean readmission to a specific program. Dismissal from an Allied Health program does not necessarily mean dismissal from MCC. In the absence of an associate dean, the campus dean may handle the process.


Transfer Information

There are two types of transfers in the community college system: Students who wish to transfer credits from another institution to MCC to complete a program of study and students who wish to transfer credits from MCC to another institution, such as a four-year university. For a comprehensive review of transfer information, specific requirements and related resources, please refer to the Transfer Information  section of the MCC Catalog.

Incoming Transfer Students

Advanced Standing (non-traditional) Credit

Acceptance of credit by examination or military education is based on the tenet that some students may have previously acquired the knowledge and/or competencies required to complete a particular class. Advanced Standing credit includes the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), formal military education, high school Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB).

A student may earn a maximum of one-third of the credits required for a degree or certificate of proficiency. Advanced Standing credit awarded by Mohave Community College may or may not be accepted at other institutions. Students are encouraged to contact the college or university to which transfer is anticipated to determine the institution’s policy.

Cambridge International Exams (CIE)

High school students who successfully complete Cambridge International Exams can shorten the time it takes to complete a college degree by applying credits earned from CIE exams to degrees, certificates, and AGEC requirements.

The AZTransfer Exam Equivalency Guide shows examinations accepted by Mohave Community College, the minimum required scores, and the course(s) awarded if the knowledge and/or mastery is successfully demonstrated. Note the following limitations:

  • Scores must be received directly from the CIE participating high school. The grade of “TC” is posted for those who successfully pass CIE exams.
  • CIE credits are considered Advanced Standing (non-traditional) credits and are subject to those rules.
  • In exams where two courses that appear in the AGEC list are awarded, only one course may be applied in the General Education category (e.g., HIS 131 and HIS 132). The remaining course must be applied to another category or as an elective depending upon the program of pursuit.
  • CIE credits will be re-evaluated upon transfer, so no guarantee can be made that credits accepted by MCC will be accepted by other institutions and vice versa. Students should contact the institution to which they plan to transfer to determine which exams will be accepted and what scores are required.

Contact MCC Connect  to speak to an advisor for additional information.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Many students enter college possessing the knowledge and/or mastery of content in certain subjects. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate this knowledge and/or mastery through CLEP examinations. The credits earned from CLEP exams may be applied to degrees, certificates, and AGEC requirements, depending upon the subject area. The College-Level Examination Program  table reports the examinations accepted by Mohave Community College, the minimum required scores, and the course(s) awarded if the knowledge and/or mastery is successfully demonstrated. Note the following limitations:

  • Scores must be received directly from the College Board to be considered. The grade of “TC” is posted for those who successfully pass CLEP exams. 
  • Students will not be awarded credit for a course that is lower than one in which they are currently enrolled or have previously received credit.
  • CLEP examinations do not count toward VA Educational Benefits, nor will they earn financial assistance through the Financial Aid Department.
  • CLEP credits are considered Advanced Standing (non-traditional) credits and are therefore subject to those rules.
  • The Spanish exam has the potential to award credit for more than one course. Only SPA101 is accepted in the AGEC-A and AGEC-B. Other credits, if awarded, may be applied as elective credits, depending upon the program of pursuit at MCC. 
  • In exams where two courses that appear in the AGEC are awarded, only one course may be applied in the General Education category (e.g., ENG 235 and ENG 236). The remaining course must be applied to another category or as an elective depending upon the program of pursuit.
  • CLEP credits will be re-evaluated upon transfer, so no guarantee can be made that credits accepted by MCC will be accepted by other institutions and vice versa. Students should contact the institution to which they plan to transfer to determine which exams will be accepted and what scores are required. 

Contact Testing Services for additional information about CLEP, including tests available, application forms, test registration, costs, score reporting policies, and additional restrictions.

DANTES Standardized Subject Tests  (DSST)

Eligible U.S. Military Service Members and Veterans are given the opportunity to demonstrate this knowledge and/or mastery through DSST examinations. The credits earned from DSST exams may be applied to degrees, certificates, and AGEC requirements, depending upon the subject area. The AZTransfer Exam Equivalency Guide reports the examinations accepted by Mohave Community College, the minimum required scores, and the course(s) awarded if the knowledge and/or mastery is successfully demonstrated. Note the following limitations:

  • Scores must be received directly from Prometric to be considered. The grade of “TC” is posted for those who successfully pass DSST exams.
  • Students will not be awarded credit for a course that is lower than one in which they are currently enrolled or have previously received credit.
  • DSST examinations do not count toward VA Educational Benefits, nor will they earn financial assistance through the Financial Aid Department.
  • DSST credits are considered Advanced Standing (non-traditional) credits and are therefore subject to those rules.
  • In exams where two courses that appear in the AGEC are awarded, only one course may be applied in the General Education category (e.g., ENG 235 and ENG 236). The remaining course must be applied to another category or as an elective depending upon the program of pursuit.
  • DSST credits will be re-evaluated upon transfer, so no guarantee can be made that credits accepted by MCC will be accepted by other institutions and vice versa. Students should contact the institution to which they plan to transfer to determine which exams will be accepted and what scores are required.

Contact MCC Connect  to speak to an advisor for additional information.

Formal Military Education/Training Credit

Mohave Community College complies with the transcript evaluation requirements of Title 38, CFR, Sections 21.4253(d)(3) and 21.4253(C)(4) which require Mohave Community College to make every effort to evaluate prior credit, grant credit as appropriate, notify the student of the evaluation, and shorten the program certified accordingly. Students may order official Joint Services Transcripts electronically, or may deliver a written record of previous courses taken, for placement into their student file. Students must then follow existing Transcript Evaluation Request Procedures as required by the Registrar’s Office. Credits awarded for formal military education or training are considered Advanced Standing (non-traditional) credits and are therefore subject to those rules. Contact MCC Connect  to speak to an advisor for additional information.

High School Advanced Placement (AP)

High school students who successfully complete Advanced Placement courses can shorten the time it takes to complete a college degree by applying credits earned from AP exams to degrees, certificates, and AGEC requirements.

The Advanced Placement  table shows examinations accepted by Mohave Community College, the minimum required scores, and the course(s) awarded if the knowledge and/or mastery is successfully demonstrated. Note the following limitations:

  • Scores must be received directly from the College Board to be considered. The grade of “TC” is posted for those who successfully pass AP exams.
  • AP examinations are only administered through the College Board. Scores posted on a high school transcript, or the designation of an AP course on a high school transcript, will not justify the awarding of AP credit.
  • Advanced Placement credits are considered Advanced Standing (non-traditional) credits and are subject to those rules.
  • The Spanish exam has the potential to award credit for more than one course. Only SPA 101 is accepted in the AGEC-A and AGEC-B. The other credits, if awarded, may be applied as elective credits, depending upon the program of pursuit at MCC.
  • In exams where two courses that appear in the AGEC list are awarded, only one course may be applied in the General Education category (e.g., HIS 131 and HIS 132). The remaining course must be applied to another category or as an elective depending upon the program of pursuit.
  • AP credits will be re-evaluated upon transfer, so no guarantee can be made that credits accepted by MCC will be accepted by other institutions and vice versa. Students should contact the institution to which they plan to transfer to determine which exams will be accepted and what scores are required.

Contact MCC Connect  to speak to an advisor for additional information.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

High school students who successfully complete International Baccalaureate courses can shorten the time it takes to complete a college degree by applying credits earned from IB exams to degrees, certificates, and AGEC requirements.

The International Baccalaureate  table shows examinations accepted by Mohave Community College, the minimum required scores, and the course(s) awarded if the knowledge and/or mastery is successfully demonstrated. Note the following limitations:

  • Scores must be received directly from the IB Organization to be considered. The grade of “TC” is posted for those who successfully pass IB exams.
  • IB examinations are only administered through the IB Organization. Scores posted on a high school transcript, or the designation of an IB course on a high school transcript, will not justify the awarding of IB credit.
  • International Baccalaureate credits are considered Advanced Standing (non-traditional) credits and are subject to those rules.
  • In exams where two courses that appear in the AGEC list are awarded, only one course may be applied in the General Education category (e.g., BIO 100 and BIO 181). The remaining course must be applied to another category or as an elective depending upon the program of pursuit.
  • IB exams that transfer as an elective credit (e.g., non-equivalent MCC course) will receive the “1TR” designation which is only applicable to specific programs.
  • IB credits will be re-evaluated upon transfer, so no guarantee can be made that credits accepted by MCC will be accepted by other institutions and vice versa. Students should contact the institution to which they plan to transfer to determine which exams will be accepted and what scores are required.

Contact MCC Connect  to speak to an advisor for additional information.

Credit for Industry Certification and Life Experience Certification

Each academic department determines the industry certification(s) and/or life skill(s) to grant credit for.

Transcript Evaluation Criteria

Students who wish to transfer credits from other institutions to Mohave Community College must file official transcripts from those institutions with the MCC Registrar’s Office where they will be evaluated. Transfer students must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete an MCC admission application and be assigned an official MCC ID number.
  2. Submit an official MCC degree declaration form.
  3. Request transcripts from the other institutions.
  4. Verify that transcripts have been received at MCC by calling MCC Connect .
  5. Request a transcript evaluation on-line at JICS/myMohave.

All students should review the online Transcript Evaluation Request Procedures. Not following instructions will result in delays. Note the following requirements:

  • Transcripts may be either directly mailed or sent electronically to MCC from the institution(s), including military transcripts.
  • Transcripts may be sent electronically to MCC via established electronic transcript databases, including but not limited to National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.
  • MCC will not accept credits from any college without the transcripts from that institution (i.e., credits from College “X” that are posted on College “Y’s” transcript will not be considered).
  • Transcripts are evaluated toward the student’s selected program. Therefore, only courses needed to satisfy the selected degree/certificate (and coursework necessary to meet prerequisites) will be transferred.
  • Additional courses completed at other institutions that do not apply toward the selected degree/certificate will not appear as transfer credit on the student’s MCC transcript.
  • Only courses with a grade of “C” or higher will be considered for transfer credit. A “Pass” grade may be accepted if it is noted on the transcript that “Pass” is equal to a “C” grade.
  • Science, allied health, computer, and other technical courses taken ten or more years ago do not transfer and must be retaken.
  • Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, Administration of Justice Studies, and Early Childhood Education courses taken five or more years ago do not transfer and must be retaken. 
  • The registrar has final authority in the decision of course transferability. To request that a transcript evaluation be reassessed, the student must file a Petition for Transfer Course Re-evaluation Form through an advisor.
  • Only Transcripts from colleges and schools accredited by regional accreditation commissions will be accepted. The regional accreditation commissions are:
    • The Higher Learning Commission
    • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
    • Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Transcripts received by Mohave Community College from other schools become the sole property of MCC. Neither originals nor copies can be released to the student or to any third party. The Registrar’s Office has final authority regarding the method of receipt of incoming transcripts. Please see the current Mohave Community College Catalog for further information regarding the method of receipt for incoming transcripts.
  • Requests for evaluations can take up to 4 business weeks to complete (peak times may take longer) once submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
  • Transcripts that are sent electronically via the National Student Clearinghouse (or other electronic database system) via e-mail address must be sent to:  transcripts@mohave.edu.
  • Transcripts that are mailed directly from your previous institution(s) must be sent to*:
Mohave Community College
Registrar’s Office
Mailstop 107
1971 Jagerson Avenue
Kingman, AZ 86409

*Note: Specific MCC programs may require that official transcripts be sent directly to those departments (Nursing, Dental Hygiene, etc.). If you have had your transcript sent to a specific department (Nursing, Dental Hygiene, etc.), your transcript will be sent by those departments to the Registrar’s Office for evaluation. You do not have to request the transcript be evaluated. These transcripts will be accepted and reviewed by the Registrar’s Office as official if they are sent from the appropriate institution directly to (and opened by) those departments.

If a student’s cumulative GPA was below 2.0 at a previous college/university, the student will be admitted to MCC on academic probation.

Official Transcripts Versus Unofficial Transcripts

A transcript may not be considered official, and may be rejected for evaluation, under any of the following circumstances:

  • The registrar’s seal and/or signature is missing*.
  • The transcript is stamped “Issued to Student” or “Student Copy,” etc.
  • The transcript was received directly from the student, either through mail delivery or hand-carried.
  • The transcript is for the wrong student.
  • The transcript is illegible.

*Transcripts sent via established electronic transcript databases directly from another school or university to MCC that do not feature the registrar’s seal and/or signature may still be accepted as official.

Quarter Credit Versus Semester Credit

MCC uses the semester unit to measure course hours while certain other institutions use the quarter unit. Quarter units are valued at approximately 2/3 the value of semester credits. Courses that fall short of MCC’s semester hour equivalents may not be eligible for transfer. The most common reason a course may fall short of MCC’s semester hour equivalent is that the course was completed at an institution that uses a quarter-unit system.

To determine the equivalents for transfer purposes, MCC divides the quarter credits by the standard 2/3 and rounds down to the nearest whole number. The table below provides the most common equivalencies:

Quarter Credits   Semester Credits
1 = 0
2 = 1
3 = 2
4 = 2
5 = 3
6 = 4

In certain cases, a course may be accepted for transfer as credit but not toward a specific subject in that discipline. For example, if a student at a regionally accredited quarter-unit school completes an introductory psychology course at three or four quarter units, the credit awarded in transfer would be labeled “PSY1TR.” In this example, the “1TR” designation indicates that credit was awarded, but not toward any particular course in that discipline as the student has not met the three semester unit requirement at MCC. On the other hand, a student completing five quarter units of introductory psychology at a regionally accredited school may, after review of the course description, be eligible for PSY 101 because the three semester unit requirement has been met.

Outgoing Transfer Students

 Arizona Higher Education Course Equivalency Guide (CEG)

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Students intending to transfer to another institution should meet with an advisor to learn about the resources available and to facilitate transfer of MCC credits to the university. The Arizona Commission for Post-secondary Education, in conjunction with the Arizona Board of Regents, publishes the Arizona Higher Education Course Equivalency Guide (CEG) and transfer pathway information at: AZTransfer. The CEG shows how courses transfer from community college to ASU, NAU, and U of A. For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution. The CEG “equivalency” does not mean that the community college course is identical to the university course or vice versa, but that the course is regarded as fulfilling the requirement of the designated university or college course. The evaluations of transfer credit in the CEG refer only to community college courses and their acceptance at the respective four-year institutions in the state of Arizona. Students are encouraged to consult with the appropriate transfer institution’s academic department for major course requirements before deciding on current class schedules. For help understanding the CEG, consult CEG Help.

Mohave Community College Transferrable Courses

The AZTransfer website updates the CEG on a weekly basis. For the most current information regarding the transferability of MCC courses, see the Course Equivalency Guide. Choose the Mohave Community College link. Note: A transferrable course is defined as an MCC course that transfers to all three Arizona state universities (Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona).

Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)

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Effective January, 1999, the Arizona community colleges and universities agreed upon a common structure for a transfer general education curriculum. This curriculum provides students attending any Arizona community college with the opportunity to build a general education curriculum that is transferable upon completion (without loss of credit) to another Arizona community college or university. The Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) is at least 35-credit hours of lower-division general education course work. There are three forms of the AGEC: Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC - A)  for students majoring in the non-business/non-science programs; Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC - B)  for students majoring in business; and Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC - S)  for students majoring in the physical/biological sciences and engineering. The general education subject areas include English, mathematics, arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical and biological sciences, and options.

All courses included in the AGEC block must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to transfer. The block can be completed by itself or as part of an associate’s degree at MCC.

The college certifies completion of an AGEC on the student’s transcript if the student applies for this designation. A completed AGEC will transfer as a block to any of the three Arizona public universities (NAU, ASU, and U of A). The AGEC meets lower-division university general education requirements. To earn a baccalaureate degree, students transferring the AGEC must still meet other university requirements within their chosen majors.

A completed AGEC also transfers as a block to meet the general education requirements at other public Arizona community colleges. Transfer students who wish to earn an associate’s degree must then meet any additional community college degree requirements at that particular institution.

Effective Fall 2010: All courses used to satisfy Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) requirements must be transferable as elective credit or better1 to all Arizona public universities. All courses used to satisfy remaining Associate Degree requirements2 must be transferable as elective credit or better to the university and major to which the associate’s degree is intended to transfer. However, if the baccalaureate degree is a shared major3 offered by more than one university, the courses must transfer as elective credit or better to all the universities offering the shared major.

Definitions:

1Elective or better. Identified in the Course Equivalency Guide (CEG) as Elective (E), Departmental Elective Credit (DE), or a Direct Equivalency.

2Remaining Associate Degree Requirements. Courses used to complete associate degree requirements beyond the courses of the AGEC such as Common Courses, Electives, Prerequisites, etc. These degrees include the Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Business (ABus), Associate of Science (AS).

3Shared Major. A shared major is a university degree program that has similar academic preparation to one or more degree programs at other Arizona public universities as listed on the Common Course Matrices.

Types of Transfer
  1. The AGEC Block will transfer to the state of Arizona public institutions, i.e., the state universities (ASU, NAU, and U of A) and community colleges. When a student completes and applies for the AGEC, the student’s transcripts will note the completion of the AGEC. The completed AGEC will meet the general education requirements (also known as liberal studies requirements) for Arizona’s public higher education institutions. Students should be aware that universities and departments may have other requirements in addition to the AGEC.
  2. Individual courses can transfer to a university in three different ways:

    1. Direct equivalency or one-to-one course transfer. In this case, an MCC course has a direct equivalent that transfers to a university course.
    2. Departmental elective. A university may not offer the same course as an MCC course, but the department may accept it as an elective for their department. This is helpful especially when the department has a requirement for departmental electives. If they don’t, the course may count as a university elective.
    3. General elective. The course will only transfer as a general elective; it will not transfer as a direct equivalent (one-to-one) or a departmental elective. In this case, it can be used to meet the number of credits needed to graduate.

Note: Universities may have additional requirements such as the following:

  • An application (with fee) at least one semester before attendance.
  • Liberal studies requirements (for institutions outside of AZ).
  • Junior-level writing requirement.
  • Diversity course requirements.
  • Electives.
  • A minimum number of courses taken at their university including the number of 300-400 level courses.
  • The number of credits to graduate (usually 120).
  • Program/major requirements, e.g., School of Education (Elementary Education), School of Business (Accounting, Business Administration), such as an application to program (separate from the application to and acceptance in the university), prerequisite courses to enter program, and core courses within a program.
MCC Transcript Request

The preferred method of requesting official transcripts is online. While preference will be given to those ordering online, you may also order by mail (faxes and emails cannot be accepted). If a student has any indebtedness with the college, it must be cleared up before a transcript request will be processed.

  • Online: Order MCC transcripts online by visiting the National Student Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse accepts credit or debit cards for payment.
  • By Mail: Submit the Mohave Community College Transcript Request Form. Include a money order for the total number of transcripts requested. Note: Cash, check or credit/debit card payments cannot be accepted with mail orders. Mail to: Transcript Request, Mailstop 107, Mohave Community College, 1971 Jagerson Avenue, Kingman, AZ 86409.

For a list of transcript ordering fees, please see the Fees  section of this catalog.

During busy periods and holidays, it may take up to 10 business days from the receipt of the request in the Registrar’s Office for the request to be processed. A rush processing request may be made for an additional fee. With rush processing, the request for transcripts will be processed the next business day and receive expedited delivery via USPS or UPS. For more information, please see the Outgoing Transcript Request Information webpage.

Students are strongly encouraged to check their MCC online transcript every semester. Any discrepancies that may be on the transcript must be brought to the attention of the Office of the Registrar within one calendar year of the completion of the course(s) in question. Transcript investigation requests that do not meet the appropriate timeline will not be accepted. For grade grievances, see the Grade Related Grievance: Grade Appeal .


Student Resources

For a comprehensive review of available student resources, specific requirements and related information, please refer to the Student Resources  section of the MCC Catalog.

Bookstore

Textbooks, required course supplies, MCC apparel and merchandise may be purchased through the online MCC Bookstore from any computer. For more information regarding the bookstore, including order placement assistance, please visit the online MCC Bookstore webpage or call MCC Connect .

Bursar’s Office

The Bursar’s Office provides and assists students with student accounts and management information. For more information regarding billing, payment plan, Bighorn Card, BankMobile accounts, 1098T tax information, and AR holds, see the Financial Information  section of the catalog, visit the Bursar webpage, and/or call MCC Connect .

Library Services

A MCC library is located on each campus and supports the academic programs of Mohave Community College. Each campus library is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The MCC Library offers online access to scholarly resources, including article databases and eBooks. Each library also maintains a physical collection and provides services including one-on-one research assistance, scheduled research instruction sessions for MCC classes, and access to materials from libraries around the country through interlibrary loan (ILL). For more information regarding library business hours, collections, and services, visit the MCC Library webpage and/or call MCC Connect .

Faculty Availability

Mohave Community College faculty members are accessible to students outside of class hours. Resident faculty members maintain office hours during which they are available to confer with individual students. Associate faculty members are available by appointment. Instructor contact information is available on the course homepage in the Schoology Learning Management System©.

Student Support Program

A student assistance program is available to all students who are in need of assistance in addressing personal issues that affect their well-being. The program’s provider, Deer Oaks, offers 24-hour, seven days a week access with services that include telephonic and online counseling. In addition, students can also login to a dedicated website with access to live chat (LiveCONNECT), in-the-moment counseling via an online counseling portal and thousands of articles and resources to support work, college, and life balance. For more information contact an advisor or call MCC Connect  at 866.664.2832.

Student Forms Repository

Many of the forms needed for registration, scholarships, and more are available at Student Forms. Forms may be downloaded and saved to your computer. It is your responsibility to ensure you are using the most up-to-date version of each form, which will be available on this page. Any modification to a form will render the form VOID and it will be returned to the submitter.

Student Life

MCC offers many opportunities for student growth outside the classroom. To get the most out of college, students are encouraged to participate in the cultural, social, enrichment, and recreational activities offered. The MCC community believes that every student deserves to be respected and celebrated for who they are. Potential students are encouraged to visit a campus and learn what it truly means to be an MCC student. Students are encouraged to get involved and see how Student Life on each MCC campus can help you learn and succeed.

The goal of student life is to provide students with the total MCC experience. The MCC experience means supporting student learning opportunities, leadership, involvement, and creative expression both in and beyond the classroom. For more information regarding student organizations, intramural sports, student leadership and service, and the Student Activities Council (SAC), visit the MCC Student Life webpage and/or call MCC Connect .

Student Success Center

The MCC Student Success Center’s mission is to create an environment that fosters student success through tutoring and other support programs to combat issues that may arise during a student’s time at MCC. This program helps students develop the learning strategies necessary to reach their academic potential and teaches students how to apply these skills in college and in life. The Student Success Center will partner with faculty and staff to empower students to assume responsibility for their education, to be self-motivated and successful in their chosen fields of study, and to function as productive members of society. The Student Success Center facilitates peer group tutoring sessions and offers individual tutoring with a peer or instructor to promote academic success. Each center is also staffed with an advisor to address non-academic student needs.

How Tutoring Works:

  • All currently registered MCC students are eligible for our FREE services.
  • Students may request tutoring services or be referred by an instructor or advisor. Requests may be made in person at the Student Success Center or by calling or emailing the Student Success Center.
  • Students will review and sign the Student Success Center user agreement on their first visit.
  • Students are expected to keep their appointments or to call and cancel in advance.
  • Students should bring assignments and any other course relevant material to work on in the center.

For more information, or to participate in a tutoring session, students may visit the Student Success Center on campus, visit the Student Success Center webpage, or call MCC Connect .

Testing Center

Mohave Community College Testing Centers on each campus provide assessment for current students, future students, and community members. The Testing Centers also facilitate test proctoring for both paper/pencil and computer-based tests. A picture ID (valid driver’s license or Bighorn Card with a photo) is required for all testing.

Services are provided for the following: placement testing, General Educational Development (GED), Tests of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), WorkKeys testing, and proctored exams for other colleges. Testing services are also provided for proctoring of exams for licensure and certification. Mohave Community College Testing Centers are Pearson Vue certified. For more information regarding testing services and fees, visit the Testing Services webpage, the Admissions and Registration  section of the catalog, and/or call MCC Connect .


Graduation Requirements

In the final semester of enrollment, students should apply for graduation. It is the responsibility of the student to know and to observe the requirements of his/her declared program of study and the rules governing academic work. Students should meet with their advisor consistently throughout their MCC tenures to ensure they stay on track towards graduation. The graduation policies and procedures of MCC are as follows:

To graduate from MCC, students are required to:

  • Complete the general education requirements of the program.
  • Complete the required program core courses, support courses, and prerequisite requirements.
  • Acquire a minimum of one third of the required 100-level or above credit hours at MCC to earn a degree; these hours must count toward the degree being earned.
  • Acquire a minimum of one third of the required 100-level or above credit hours at MCC to earn a certificate of proficiency; these hours must count toward the certificate being earned.
  • Meet MCC’s ongoing enrollment  requirements in order to be subject to the catalog of initial enrollment. Students not meeting MCC’s ongoing enrollment requirements will fall under the catalog requirements currently in effect.
  • If a course substitution is required for graduation, a student must meet with an advisor in order complete a Course Substitution form. The Course Substitution form must be approved and submitted by the appropriate associate dean or program director to the Office of the Registrar for final posting.
  • Earn a cumulative 2.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. Some specific programs have higher grade requirements for graduation. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of these program requirements. No degree (or course) is transferable to an in-state university unless students earn a “C” or better in each course.
  • AGEC-A , AGEC-B , and AGEC-S  (Arizona General Education Curriculum) require a “C” or better in each course to receive the AGEC completion designation on MCC transcripts. Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Business (ABus), and Associate of Science (AS) degrees include the classes contained in AGECs. Unless otherwise specified by the program, these degrees can be completed with a “D” grade in AGEC courses as long as an overall 2.0 GPA is obtained. However, the AGEC will not be designated on the transcript and universities will not accept these courses for transfer.
  • Previously enrolled MCC students who earned sufficient credits for graduation requirements under the catalog year in which they were enrolled and earned a 2.0 GPA but had one or more “D” grades on their transcript may petition to graduate by contacting an advisor.
  • Resolve any indebtedness to the college before the degree/certificate can be awarded.

Note: Students who apply to graduate and do not complete all requirements by the end of the term for which they applied must reapply to graduate.

Graduation Application and Commencement

In the final year of enrollment, candidates for graduation must complete the following steps to ensure successful graduation. Candidates are required to do the following:

  • Meet with the local campus advisor for initial review of the degree/certificate of proficiency program requirements at least one semester before applying for graduation.
  • Complete the on-line application for graduation during the anticipated semester of completion which will initiate a graduation evaluation by the Registrar’s Office to determine if the requirements of the degree/certificate have been met.
  • Complete requirements for graduation in the term for which they applied.
  • Indicate on the application for graduation their intent to participate in the annual commencement ceremony.
  • Complete the graduation survey.
  • Submit the completed on-line application for review by an advisor.
  • Students who submit applications after the April due date will have no guarantee of their name in the commencement program.
  • Graduation applications submitted after the application deadline will be subject to a late application fee of $30.00.

For a list of important dates, please see the Academic Calendar.

MCC conducts one formal commencement ceremony each May. Students who have filed a graduation application by the appropriate deadlines may participate in the ceremony. Students must purchase a cap and gown to be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. Cap and gown ordering information is available on the Commencement Information webpage. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not guarantee graduation.

Evaluation of Graduation Applications

The registrar evaluates the Graduation Application by reviewing a student’s MCC transcript, applicable transfer credits, and cumulative grade point average. Transfer classes do count toward total credits earned for graduation, but are not calculated in the graduating student’s cumulative GPA.

If a student has met all degree/certificate of proficiency requirements, approval is given by the registrar to award the degree/certificate and the degree/certificate is posted on the student’s transcript. Diplomas are mailed by the Office of the Registrar. AGEC certificates of completion graduates do not receive a diploma; however, the certificate will be posted on the transcript. Students should allow a minimum of 10 weeks after the end of the graduation term for applications to be processed and diplomas mailed.

Any students seeking a degree verification may print an unofficial copy of his/her transcript or request an official copy of the transcript showing the degree awarded and date granted. Prior to the end of the term, official transcripts may be ordered for delivery after grades and graduation status is finalized.

MCC reserves the right to evaluate a student’s MCC transcript, applicable transfer credits, and cumulative grade point average to determine if they have earned a degree/certificate of proficiency without a graduation application.

Graduation with Honors

A student’s transcript is evaluated by the registrar for program requirements and the student’s cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA).

To graduate with Honors, degree program students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of their degree program at MCC.
  • Achieve an overall cumulative 3.75 GPA for all MCC courses completed by the end of the semester in which they have applied for graduation.

To graduate with Honors, Certificate of Proficiency students must:

  • Complete a minimum of one half of their certificate program at MCC.
  • Achieve an overall cumulative 4.0 GPA for all MCC courses completed by the end of the semester in which they have applied for graduation.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Code of Conduct

Mohave Community College recognizes that all students, as members of the college community, enjoy the freedom of speech and assembly, freedom of association, freedom of the press, right of petition, and the right of due process. These rights do not come without responsibilities and respect for others in the college community. Attendance at MCC is a privilege and not a right, and enrollment at Mohave Community College carries with it obligations in regard to conduct, both in and out of the classroom. MCC acknowledges that in the course of discussion, debate, and classroom lectures, individuals may find certain topics disagreeable or uncomfortable. These circumstances are an inevitable component of the learning process and should not be considered detrimental when conducted with respect and courtesy. However, Mohave Community College has zero tolerance for threatening or violent language or behavior among its employees, students, or visitors. Examples of such behavior include but are not limited to:

  • threats of intended violence against persons or property,
  • physical assault on persons or property,
  • verbal assault such as name calling, degrading, screaming, threatening, criticizing, berating, or humiliating, comments of intentional racial, ethnic, religious or sexual insult,
  • actions of harassment such as bullying, hazing, pushing, or stalking,
  • other demonstrations of immediate or planned violence.

Note: Weapons of any kind are prohibited on campus or at any off-campus college function unless specifically approved as part of a classroom activity.

As identified in the MCC Student Code of Conduct , any student who demonstrates unwillingness to comply with class procedures or whose behavior interferes with the educational progress of other students may be dismissed from a class session by an instructor. The instructor will report the action to the appropriate associate dean, program director, dean of student services, or campus dean. If the behavior continues, the behavioral alert process will be followed.

Note: Students are responsible for knowing and understanding the contents of the MCC Student Code of Conduct  and Student Bill of Rights. Students are also responsible for abiding by the laws governing the college and are expected to observe standards of conduct set by the college. Offenders will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Disciplinary Action

Enrollment at Mohave Community College carries with it obligations in regard to conduct, both in and out of the classroom. Students are responsible for abiding by the laws governing the College and are expected to observe standards of conduct set by the College.

Student misconduct and/or disciplinary action will be addressed by the campus dean. If a student has emotional, psychological, social or medical problems that are considered to be the basis for misbehavior, s/he may be asked to withdraw from college until s/he has received the needed treatment or is otherwise deemed ready to re-enroll in college courses.

Disruptive Student Procedure

All referrals for immediate intervention with a disruptive student will be made to the campus dean. When a Student Behavior Alert Form has been filed, the campus dean and the designated associate dean, when applicable, will assess the student’s issues and respond with suggested intervention.

 Student Honor Policy

To support a climate of academic honesty, Mohave Community College adopts an Honor Policy that reflects the fundamental right of all students to an education based on a code of academic integrity and responsibility within the College community. The Honor Policy gives the responsibility for assuring academic integrity to the entire College academic community: students, faculty, and the academic administration.

Mohave Community College expects students to engage in all academic pursuits in a manner that is beyond reproach, and it expects faculty and the academic administration to fully support the MCC Honor Policy. Students found in violation of the MCC Honor Policy outlined below and in the Student Code of Conduct  are subject to academic and, where appropriate, disciplinary sanctions.

The Honor Policy is based on an understanding of academic integrity.

Honor Code Definitions
  1. “Academic dishonesty” means any of the following:
  • Abuse of Resource Materials is the intentional mutilation, destruction, concealment, theft or alteration of materials provided to assist students in the mastery of course materials.
  • Cheating is the intentional use of or attempted use of unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. Students should be aware that when taking online courses or when participating in online activities in ground courses, electronic trails may indicate cheating. Students sharing computers for the same course and submitting assignments within a few minutes of each other may give the appearance of shared work.
    • To cheat on an exam is to use books, notes, or other materials not explicitly permitted by the instructor in taking the exam; to copy other students’ work in taking an exam; to use copies of examination material (whether stolen or accidentally obtained) in preparing for or taking an examination when the instructor has not made these materials public by prior distribution; and/or to assist a student in cheating in any of the aforementioned three ways.
    • To cheat on an assignment is to use materials or sources explicitly forbidden by the instructor in completing the assignment and/or; assist students in cheating as defined above. Using ideas and work from other students as well as the student using his/her own work again is forbidden.
  • Collusion is unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work offered for credit. Students should be aware that when taking online courses or when participating in online activities in ground courses, electronic trails may indicate cheating by way of collusion or other forms. Students taking the same section of a course will give the appearance of shared work if they are sharing computers or non-MCC IP addresses and submitting course assignments/quizzes/exams within similar timeframes. Students sharing an IP address need to enroll in different sections offered by different instructors if enrolling in the same course.  If a different course section is not available with a different instructor, the students must notify the faculty member and the associate dean in his/her division immediately.
  • Fabrication is intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise with the intent of gaining an unfair academic advantage, either for the individual who is committing the fabrication or for another.
  • Facilitating Academic Dishonesty is intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to violate any provision of this Code. Students are on their honor to report known academic dishonesty; failure to do so may incur a penalty.
  • Misrepresentation is intentionally or knowingly claiming assignment credit, College credit, certificate, or diploma as one’s own when someone else completed any or all work required toward the award of the credit/certificate/diploma.
  • Stealing is the deliberate taking of another individual’s or group’s property without consent, permission, or acknowledgement with the intent of gaining an unfair academic advantage.
  • Plagiarism is intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic exercise. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of paraphrase or direct quotation of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials. Information gathered from the Internet and not properly identified is also considered plagiarism. False Citation, incorrect or inadequate citation of sources, and purchasing, downloading, or using papers written by another individual is also included under plagiarism.
  • Self-plagiarism is the intentional submission of a partial or whole assignment in more than one course without explicit written permission from the instructor or the submission of a partial or whole assignment which was previously submitted in a course in which the student dropped, withdrew, failed, or received credit.
  1. “Academic work” means the preparation of an essay, thesis, report, problem, classroom or online discussion, assignment or other project, whether done alone or in an assigned group, submitted for purposes of grade determination.
  2. “Academic penalty” means one or more of the following sanctions which may be imposed in cases involving violation of academic honesty:
  • A requirement to re-submit the academic work in question with an automatic grade reduction.
  • A requirement to perform additional academic work not required of other students in the course.
  • A reduction to any level of the grade in the course, or on the examination, or other academic work affected by violation of the Honor Code.
  • A requirement to be administratively withdrawn from the course with a grade of “W.”
  1. “Disciplinary penalty” means any penalty which may be imposed in a student disciplinary matter pursuant to Mohave Community College Code of Student Conduct.
  2.  “Honor Code” means the promise made to uphold the Mohave Community College Honor Policy.
  3. “Honor Code Reminder” is the standardized reminder placed in all course syllabi and/or on high stakes exams.
  4. “Violation of the Honor Code” includes any act of academic dishonesty as defined by this policy.

All students are expected to be familiar with the details provided in the Policies and Procedures Manual. Failure to read the policies and procedures will not be justification for noncompliance. Mohave Community College reserves the right to change or withdraw curriculum, policies, tuition, or any other matters contained in the Policies and Procedures Manual without notice.

Copyright Act Compliance

All Mohave Community College, students are expected to comply with the provisions of Title 17, United States’ code pertaining to photocopying any material protected by this act.

Dress Code

There is no formal dress code at MCC. Students are asked to use good judgment and dress in appropriate attire while in classes, at an MCC function or on an MCC campus. In instances of unsuitable dress an instructor or staff member may request that the student leave the campus, particularly if the appearance detracts from instruction. Students are being educated for responsible career positions and demonstrating their ability to work appropriately within a professional environment is important.

FERPA Information - Students’ Right to Privacy

All inquiries regarding a student’s official records should be made through the Office of the Registrar. The following paragraphs in this publication serves as the student’s annual notification of his/her FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) rights:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) affords a student certain rights with respect to his/her education records. A student has the right to:

  1. Inspect and review the student’s own education records within 45 days of the day the college receives a request for access. A student should submit, to the registrar, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the record(s) may be inspected.
  2. Request an amendment of the education record that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading. A student may ask the college to amend a record that is believed to be inaccurate or misleading. The written request should be addressed to the registrar, clearly identify the part of the record that is to be changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the college decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the college will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his/her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. Consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the college in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research capacity, or a support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the college has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

In addition, as of January 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education’s FERPA regulations expand the circumstances under which your education records and personally identifiable information (PII) contained in such records — including your Social Security Number, grades, or other private information — may be accessed without your consent. First, the U.S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or state and local education authorities (“Federal and State Authorities”) may allow access to your records and PII without your consent to any third party designated by a Federal or State Authority to evaluate a federal- or state-supported education program. The evaluation may relate to any program that is “principally engaged in the provision of education,” such as early childhood education and job training, as well as any program administered by an education agency or institution. Second, Federal and State Authorities may allow access to your education records and PII without your consent to researchers performing certain types of studies, in certain cases even when we object to or do not request such research. Federal and State Authorities must obtain certain use-restriction and data security promises from the entities that they authorize to receive your PII, but the Authorities need not maintain direct control over such entities. In addition, in connection with Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems, State Authorities may collect, compile, permanently retain, and share without your consent PII from your education records.  They may track your participation in education and other programs by linking such PII to other personal information about you that they obtain from other Federal or State data sources, including workforce development, unemployment insurance, child welfare, juvenile justice, military service, and migrant student records systems.

  1. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

According to FERPA, its amendments, and the final rule of the U.S. Department of Education, the only information which may be released without the student’s written consent is directory information.

At MCC directory information includes name, address, e-mail address, phone numbers, date and place of birth, photographs, most recent previous school attended, MCC ID number, major field of study, campus attended, status (e.g., in-state/out-of-state status, current enrollment, dates of attendance, full-time/part-time, withdrawn, degrees awarded), honors received (e.g., Dean’s List, Honors List, PTK), participation in activities and sports, and weight and height of athletic team members.

Current and former students may withhold disclosures of “Directory Information” under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, by submitting written notification to the Office of the Registrar. Failure on the part of any student to specifically request that “Directory Information” be withheld indicates individual approval for disclosure. Please note two important details regarding placing a “No Release” on a student record:

  1. The College receives inquiries for directory information from a variety of sources outside the institution, including prospective employers, the news media and honor societies. Having a “No Release” on a record will preclude release of such information, even to those people.  It will preclude a name being listed in the graduation program, for example.
  2. A “No Release” applies to all elements of directory information on a record. MCC does not apply a “No Release” differentially to the various directory information data elements.

MCC employees (including contracted temporary staff) who suspect there may have been a possible FERPA violation regarding any MCC student, past or present, must immediately report the suspected violation to their supervisor. Supervisors are expected to immediately notify the MCC Office of the Registrar.

A copy of the FERPA Act, more details about student rights, and any College policies related to the FERPA Act are available from the registrar’s office. For questions concerning FERPA, call MCC Connect  or contact the Registrar’s Office.

  Student Grievances

Mohave Community College has a grievance process for students who have a complaint about an alleged misapplication or violation of any College policy or procedure or any other dispute within the College.

A grievance may include, but is not limited to, complaints alleging

  1. mistreatment by a College employee,
  2. errors in the assessment of fees or other financial obligations,
  3. registration errors, and/or
  4. if the student feels that he or she has been treated unjustly with regard to an academic process such as the assignment of a final grade.

Grievances of final grades can only be made in cases where the student feels that their grade is inconsistent with documented course expectations and must be submitted within ninety (90) days of the last day of the semester. Student with non-grade related complaints must submit their complaint within fourteen (14) business days of the incident.

NOTE:  Submitting a grievance requires you to respond to the campus dean and other representatives at the college when they are contacting you regarding your grievance.  If you are contacted regarding your grievance and do not respond in the ten (10) business days for a meeting to be arranged or additional follow-up contact, your grievance will be dismissed.

Grade Grievances

If a student has a grade grievance, the following process needs to be followed:

  1. In an effort to resolve the issue, the student MUST meet with the MCC faculty or staff member that is directly related to the situation. In the event that this fails to produce a resolution, the student may proceed to step 2.
  2. To submit a formal complaint, begin by clicking here, log-in, review the Grievance Process, and select ‘Next Page’ (found on the right-hand side, toward the bottom of the page). The complaint should express the grievance and give cause for the review by the campus dean. At this time, the student can provide documentation to support his/her position. Within ten (10) business days of submitting the Student Grievance Form, the student will receive notification from the campus dean that a meeting with all involved parties will be arranged to formally discuss the concern. If this formal discussion fails to produce a resolution, the student may proceed to step 3. If a student chooses to proceed they must submit a written appeal to the campus dean.
  3. The campus dean will forward the Student Grievance Form, any student documentation, and the meeting proceedings to the chief academic officer. The chief academic officer will assemble the Faculty Grade Grievance Resolution Committee to hear the complaint. The actions of the Faculty Grade Grievance Resolution Committee are final and no further institutional recourse will occur.

NOTES:

  1. The grievance process requires a minimum of fifteen (15) business days. Students should not expect immediate resolution to issues involving grades outside the traditional academic calendar. (Most departments work only during the fall and spring semesters).
  2. Any documentation must be provided, from any party, to the campus dean at least three (3) business days before the meeting to be considered.
  3. If circumstances prevent the Faculty Grade Grievance Resolution Committee from assembling in less than ten (10) business days, the chief academic officer will notify the student of the intended committee schedule.
Non-grade Related Grievances:

If a student has a non-grade related grievance, the following process needs to be followed:

  1. In an effort to resolve the issue, the student MUST meet with the MCC faculty or staff member that is directly related to the situation. In the event that this fails to produce a resolution, the student may proceed to step 2.
  2. To submit a formal complaint, begin by clicking here, log-in, review the Grievance Process, and select ‘Next Page’ (found on the right-hand side, toward the bottom of the page). The complaint should express the grievance and give cause for the review by the Campus Dean. At this time, the student can provide documentation to support his/her position. Within ten (10) business days of submitting the Student Grievance Form, the student will receive notification from the Campus Dean that a meeting with all involved parties will be arranged to formally discuss the concern. The actions of the Campus Dean are final and no further institutional recourse will occur.

NOTES:

  1. If the complaint is about a Campus Dean, the grievance will be handled by a campus dean from an alternative location.
  2. Any documentation needs to be provided to the Campus Dean at least three (3) business days before the meeting to be considered.
Updating Personal Information
  • Students may make changes to their personal information, such as student identification, Social Security number, name, address, telephone number, etc., online utilizing the JICS/myMohave.
  • Click on the Personal Info tab found next to your name.
  • At the MyInfo screen, click on the Biographical Information tab.
  • At the Biographical Information screen, click on the pencil (located next to name and address) to begin making changes.
  • After the necessary changes are made, click the Submit button.

Note: It will take approximately 48 hours for changes to register in the system. Student who does not have access to a computer may complete a Student Data Update form at the Student Services Office at the local campus.


College Policies and Procedures

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy

Mohave Community College strives to facilitate, within reason, appropriate resources, services and auxiliary aids to allow each qualified person with a documented disability equitable access to educational programs, social experiences and career opportunities. The compliance officer and director of human resources shall act as ADA coordinators for the College to oversee compliance in the areas of facilities, student accommodations and employment practices.

Drug-Free Campus Student Guidelines

The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 has mandated that recipients of $25,000 or more from any federal agency must maintain a drug- free workplace. Included within the requirements of the Act is the adoption of a policy statement prohibiting the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession or use of controlled substances in the work place. While technically only those employees working in programs receiving federal aid or those students receiving Pell grants are subject to the law, drug awareness is a subject which must be addressed by all employees and students.

Purpose: To provide a safe study environment free from the hazards associated with drug and alcohol use. These guidelines are designed to protect the workplace for the safety of all employees, students and the general population.

Definition: Substance use/abuse refers to the use of illegal drugs, legal drugs through illegal possession or overuse either prescription or over-the-counter, intoxicating beverages and other mind altering substances.

Applications: Students are responsible for knowing all local, state and national laws concerning substance use on MCC campuses, property controlled by MCC, facilities leased by the College, or off-site facilities used for instructional purposes by MCC faculty, staff, and students. No student who is under the influence of substances as defined above shall be allowed to attend class. Disciplinary action shall be initiated by recommendation of the instructor and with the approval of the Campus Dean.

No student shall manufacture, distribute or possess such substances at the College or during hours of accountability. Disciplinary action shall be initiated by recommendation of the instructor and with the approval of the Campus Dean. Violators of national, state or local laws concerning illegal drugs will be prosecuted and punished by the applicable court of law. The College reserves the right to discipline any student who violates such drug laws before, during or after the court of law proceedings.

Sanctions: Compliance with the above guidelines is a condition of enrollment for all MCC students. Students violating the policy are subject to a wide range of actions depending upon the nature of the violation. Those actions may include reprimand, probation or suspension. A student may also be required to satisfactorily complete a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program as a condition of his/her continued enrollment. The expense of this requirement will be the student’s responsibility. See the Student Code of Conduct  for more information.

Distribution: All students are provided a copy of these guidelines as part of the student handbook. For additional information, please see the Drug Free Schools and College Prevention Program.

Emergency / Evacuation Procedures

In the event of an emergency, please follow the instructions of MCC faculty and staff. Students may be asked to vacate buildings and go to a location at least 25 to 50 feet from the building. Emergency evacuation routes are posted in all buildings. Your cooperation in making a rapid, orderly exit will be appreciated. Do not use window exits unless the doorway exit is inaccessible. In any life threatening situation immediately dial 9-1-1. After completing your 9-1-1 call, notify the campus switchboard of the emergency by dialing one of the dedicated emergency phone numbers:

  1. MCC Connect Emergency Line: 928-757-0881; internal extension 1181
  2. Bullhead City Campus (BHC): 928-704-7800; internal extension 4999
  3. Neal Campus Kingman (NCK): 928-757-0890; internal extension 1999
  4. Detroit Avenue Center (DAC): 928-681-5670; internal extension 5999
  5. North Mohave Campus (NMC): 928-875-9139; internal extension 2999
  6. Lake Havasu City Campus (LHC): 928-453-6176; internal extension 3999

As a part of your enrollment into MCC you will automatically be enrolled in the college’s emergency messaging service. As long as you do not opt out of the service you will be automatically notified through that system of any MCC emergencies.

Equal Opportunity Policy Statement

Mohave Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, color, race, religious preference, age, disability, national origin, veteran status or any other legally protected class in any of its policies, practices, or procedures, and is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information, contact the Human Resources Office at 928.757.0835, 1971 Jagerson Ave., Kingman, AZ 86409. Grievance procedures are in this document, on the Mohave Community College website, and in the Student Services offices on each campus.

Infectious Disease Policies

A copy of the complete Blood-Borne Pathogens policy guidelines is available in the college Policies and Procedures Manual. The exposure of any person at Mohave Community College to an infectious disease, infectious waste materials, or blood-borne pathogens must be reported immediately to the campus dean.

Vaccination Requirements

Mohave Community College does not require vaccinations for general admission to the college. However, vaccinations may be required for admission to a specific class or program. Students are responsible for determining if their chosen class or program requires specific vaccinations for admission. Students may contact the appropriate department or access the MCC website for specific program and course requirements.

Campus Safety

MCC is proud of its reputation as a “safe place to be.” Safety requires constant vigilance by the College staff, students, and all those using College facilities or resources.

All MCC students should observe the following:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Park in designated, lighted College parking areas.
  • When walking to or through a parking lot at night, go in a group or with at least one other person.
  • Make sure friends have started their cars before you leave the lot, especially late at night.
  • Always lock your car when you leave it and check inside before you get back in.
  • Do not leave personal belongings in your car.
  • When walking between buildings, use walkways.
  • Do not flash your cash.
  • Do not leave your purse or other belongings unattended.
  • Do not hesitate to report unusual behavior or circumstances to an instructor or to the campus Information Desk.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires MCC to disclose statistics on crime committed on and near its campuses for the previous three years. Students and employees witnessing crimes or who are victimized in the commission of a crime are strongly encouraged to report all such actions to appropriate local law enforcement agencies and/or a college employee or Title IX team member. For more information, see the Campus Safety webpage and MCC Crimes Statistics Report.

Sexual Harassment/Misconduct

Sexual Harassment

The College is committed to creating and maintaining an educational environment in which students and employees can work and learn together and which is free of objectionable behavior of a sexual nature. MCC will take whatever action is needed to prevent, correct and if necessary, discipline persons whose behavior violates this policy. The College policy on Sexual Harassment/Misconduct is outlined with specific definitions, examples, and consequences in the MCC Student Code of Conduct .

Sexual harassment is defined by the College as “a broad term encompassing any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that is committed without consent or by force, intimidation, coercion, or manipulation. The term includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and sexual intimidation as those behaviors are described in the MCC Student Code of Conduct . Sexual misconduct can be committed by men or women, and it can occur between people of the same or different sex.”

Sexual Misconduct

Sexual misconduct is defined by the College as “any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that is committed without consent or by force, intimidation, coercion, or manipulation. The term includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and sexual intimidation … Sexual misconduct can be committed by men or women, and it can occur between people of the same or different sex.”

If you would like more information or need to report an incident, visit the Campus Safety webpage, or contact a campus dean.

Anti-Discrimination Policy Statement

Mohave Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sex, age, religion, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and activities or employment practices.

Mohave Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sex, age, religion, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and activities or employment practices. Discrimination includes harassment, which includes a wide range of abusive and humiliating verbal or physical behaviors that are directed against a particular person or persons because of one of the above named qualities. This includes creating a “hostile environment” where the conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the person’s employment or educational experience at the College. Members of the College community have a responsibility to report discrimination and those in supervisory roles are obligated to take action to correct it. Any person found to have violated this anti-discrimination policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

For further information on campus safety or a complete list of the Title IX team, visit: www.mohave.edu/about/safety. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to:

Danette Bristle (Title IX Coordinator)
Accreditation Liaison/Compliance Officer

3400 Highway 95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
dbristle@mohave.edu
928-704-9480 (w), 928-542-6929 (m)
Smoke-Free Environment

Mohave Community College provides a smoke-free environment in accordance with state guidelines.

Solicitation

Outside vendors must have written approval from the campus dean before soliciting on any MCC campus.

Student Right to Know

The Student Right to Know Act has been in effect since July of 2000. It requires institutions that receive Title IV funding to disclose certain information, including institutional graduation rates, financial assistance awarded and crime statistics. This information is available from the Office of Institutional Research.

Use of Electronic Devices

The following applies to all devices used for communication, e.g., cell phones, Blackberries, MP3s, iPods, and other such portable devices, including those with text messaging capability, and has been designed to limit interruptions and distractions in an educational setting.

MCC understands that many students carry and use cell phones, especially for emergency purposes. MCC encourages all students and faculty to turn their cell phones off during class time. Those students who feel that they need to be available for emergency calls should change their phone setting to vibrate and should only answer calls that could be possible emergency situations. If a student is aware of a developing situation, s/he is strongly encouraged to notify the instructor before class begins. If a student feels they must answer the phone because of a possible emergency, the student must take the call outside the room and return as soon as s/he knows it is not an emergency. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain notes from a peer on material they may have missed. The use of cell phones and all other electronic devices during testing situations is strictly prohibited. Arrangements should be made to have another family member or an emergency contact person available.

Students are responsible for abiding by the standards provided in the responsible use of Mohave Community College Information Technology resources which can be found in the College’s Policies and Procedures Manual, acceptable use policy number 5.275.

Visitor Expectations

All individuals, whether currently enrolled or not, must abide by the College Code of Conduct and rules and regulations while on or using any College property, equipment or attending any College related function.

Mohave County residents and other visitors are encouraged to visit any of the campuses at almost any time. Campus deans will arrange for visitors to tour campuses and will also make arrangements for special groups.

Except in emergencies involving the health and safety of those present, faculty and/or staff will not allow visitors into a classroom, laboratory, or other instructional facility while class is in progress. Only students who have been admitted to the college and are officially registered for the class and guests of the instructor who are invited for legitimate purposes of instruction may attend classes. No faculty and/or staff member is authorized to make an exception to this policy without prior approval of the Campus Dean or designee.

Voter Registration

As part of the Higher Education Amendment, MCC provides students with the opportunity to register to vote. By virtue of being a student that lives in Arizona and attending Mohave Community College, you are entitled to become an Arizona registered voter. Students from other states should use a federal form or one supplied by the state in which they wish to register. Both the state and federal forms can be obtained via the Internet. For additional registration and election information for the state of Arizona, see the Voter Registration and Education webpage or by calling 1.877.843.8683.

Weapons Policy

As defined in ARS §13-3102 A1, A2 and A10, all persons on Mohave Community College property are prohibited from carrying weapons or simulated weapons, represented by the person in possession of the simulated weapon to be a weapon, with or without a permit, on their person or in their vehicles or concealed within their immediate control.

Those items include, but are not limited to: all firearms, sheath knives, boot knives, swords, pocket or folding knives with a blade length greater than three (3) inches, crossbows, long bows, compound bows, sling shots, any instrument under the circumstances of use that could cause death or serious injury, nun chucks, throwing stars, darts, throwing knives and related martial arts weapons, explosives, explosive devices, ammunition and ammunition components or dangerous chemicals (such as Mace, tear gas, or oleoresin capsicum), but excluding normally available over‐the‐counter, self‐defense chemical repellents.

Persons excluded from this policy:

  • Any certified peace officer currently employed by a law enforcement agency.
  • Any person who receives approval from faculty and campus administration to possess a weapon, for education/class demonstration purposes.