Apr 18, 2024  
2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Advising

Academic Advising

Advising services are delivered by both staff advisors and faculty members, and are available at all campuses to support a student’s academic goals. An advisor is assigned to a student upon entry.

The role of academic advisement is to help define and shape academic plans to meet educational goals. Advisors assist students in goal setting, preparing academic progress plans, and selecting classes. Advisors have access to resources that will provide students with options as well as direction in various career choices. According to students’ needs and educational goals, they will assist in creating a plan to stay on track for graduation.

For more information, contact the Student Services Office at any MCC campus.

Catalog Choice

In determining certificate or degree graduation requirements, Mohave Community College students may use only one edition of the catalog. Students maintaining ongoing enrollment at MCC or any other state of Arizona community college or state university may graduate from MCC according to the requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of initial enrollment or according to the requirements of any single MCC catalog in effect during subsequent terms of ongoing enrollment. This is dependent upon the availability of the courses and programs being offered at MCC at that time. Once a catalog year has been chosen by the student, any further change of catalog to a year prior to the one chosen cannot be made.

A semester in which a student earns at least three course credits will be counted toward ongoing enrollment. Adult education courses, non-credit courses, audited courses, failed courses or courses from which students withdraw do not count toward the determination of ongoing enrollment for catalog purposes.

Students who do not meet the minimum enrollment standards stipulated above during two consecutive semesters (fall/spring or spring/fall) are no longer considered enrolled in an ongoing status and must meet the requirements of the MCC catalog in effect at the time they are readmitted or of any single catalog in effect during subsequent terms of ongoing enrollment after readmission.

Students admitted or readmitted to MCC during a summer term must follow the requirements of the catalog in effect the previous spring semester or any single catalog in effect during subsequent terms of ongoing enrollment.

Students transferring to Arizona public higher education institutions must meet the admission requirements, residency requirements, and all curricular and academic requirements of the degree-granting institution.

Students who complete a degree program and elect to pursue another degree are subject to the degree requirements of the catalog at the time they select the new degree. Students admitted into an MCC specialized program are subject to the degree requirements in effect at the time of their program admission, e.g., dental hygiene, nursing, paramedic and truck driver training programs.

Students wishing to earn a certificate or degree at Mohave Community College must have a degree declaration on file. The declaration must be made at the time of initial enrollment at MCC, or re-enrollment if the student is a returning student. The effective date of the declaration is the date the declaration is signed by the student.

Continuing students wishing to change their declared degree or certificate may do so a maximum of once per semester. The change must be made before the end of the semester’s official add/drop period for semester-length courses. Any change made after that time will go into effect the following semester or summer term.

Academic Advising for Transfer Students

Students intending to transfer to another institution should meet with the director of student services or the academic and career advisor to learn about the resources available and to facilitate transfer of MCC credits to the university. Among these resources are transfer guides developed by each university for their majors; the Course Equivalency Guide, which is used to determine transferability of MCC courses; and AzTransfer.com, an online resource for transfer students.

Registering for Classes

MCC defines registration as the process of choosing classes, submitting a completed registration form or registering online, and paying/making payment arrangements for appropriate tuition and fees for the selected classes.

Registration is regarded as a commitment to comply with all regulations of the college. Students may not attend classes until they are officially registered in those classes.

Registration for New Students to College

All students who are new to college and intend to take credit courses are required to attend a New Student Orientation before registering for classes. Students who register for 12 or more credit hours or who register for 6 or more credits and test into transitional courses must also include a student success course in the first semester’s enrollment. Visit with an academic advisor for more information. If the student success course is not completed successfully, it must be taken in the next term of enrollment.

Registration for Continuing Students

On-campus Registration is available for all admitted students.

Bullhead City Campus
Student Center, Building 200

Lake Havasu City Campus
Hero Student Center, Building 200,
Room 220A

Neal Campus - Kingman
Anderson Student Services Building 107

North Mohave Campus - Building 100

Online Registration

Online registration is available for all continuing MCC students and for students who are new to the college and have completed new student orientation.

Adding a course 

A student may add a course to his/her schedule up to the day before the first meeting of the course through his/her JICS account.

Dropping a course

A student may drop a course only before or during that course’s official drop period.  The student may receive a refund, if applicable. (See section on Refunds  for more information.) See the academic calendar for drop dates.


  •  A student may drop a course to his/her schedule up to the day before the course’s first meeting through his/her JICS account.  
  •  If it is the official drop period for the course, and the first meeting of the course has already occurred, the student must meet with a campus Student Services Specialist to complete the appropriate form

Withdrawal (W)

It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from a course. Ceasing to attend the course does not constitute a withdrawal. A student who stops attending class and does not follow the official withdrawal procedure will receive the grade earned for all assignments and exams given during the entire course. This grade could be a “U” or an “F”. A student who follows the procedure will receive a “W” grade for the course. No earned credits for the withdrawn course will be awarded; however, attempted credits for the withdrawn course will be recorded on the student’s transcript. Withdrawals are non-refundable. See the academic calendar for the specific withdrawal dates for this academic year. For the official withdrawal procedure, go to http://www.mohave.edu/resources/studentforms and click on “Withdrawing from a Class”.

Administrative Withdrawal (WR Grade)

The college reserves the right to withdraw students from classes at any time during the semester. An instructor must issue an administrative withdrawal (WR1 Grade) due to non-attendance (on-ground and ITV classes) or non-participation (online classes). A student may appeal a WR1 grade by following the grade appeal procedure described in the student handbook. Appeals made for courses after the 45th calendar day of the semester must be completed before that date. A student may also be administratively withdrawn for these reasons:

WR2: Non-payment of tuition and fees
    WR3: Disruptive behavior
    WR4: Deceased

Repeating Classes

Specific MCC academic programs and financial aid limit the number of times a course may be repeated. Where the requirements of those programs are more stringent, they supersede this procedure. Exceptions to the following course repeat limits require the written approval of the dean of instruction.

A student may repeat the following courses up to one time after the initial attempt:

  • Courses where the most current grade is a B, C, D or F.
  • Courses in music and theatre performance.

Students may repeat as necessary:

  • Precollege Studies courses, in order to raise the skill level for success in college-level work, as authorized by an advisor.
  • Courses to acquire certification (e.g., First Aid). Note: This is not to be confused with earning an MCC Certificate of Proficiency.
  • Courses to update knowledge and/or skills due to periodic content changes (e.g., Tax Preparation).
  • Any course in which a “W” is received.

Only the higher of the repeated course grade(s) will be used in computing the grade point average. All grades will be posted on the permanent record and transcript. Credit courses at MCC will only be counted once toward fulfilling the credit requirements for any degree or certificate.

Auditing Classes (AU Grade)

A course may be repeated beyond the stated limits of the Repeat Policy as an Audit.

Tuition for auditing courses is set at $10 per credit hour, on a space-available basis, only after the class has enough for-credit students enrolled to be offered. Students will only be allowed to enroll in a course as audit during the drop/add period of each term. No audits are allowed for medical programs or special courses, unless the student is accepted into the program as a formal student.

No course fees will be applied to audit enrollment and no lab participation will be provided as part of the audit. The Student Activity Fee and Technology Fee will be applied and prerequisites must be met.

An audit designation must be specified by the student during course enrollment. The AU designation will be assigned at that time. No credit will be given for audited courses; they do not count as part of the term’s credit load or as credit toward graduation. Students will not receive financial aid or Veterans Education Benefits for audited courses. Audited courses will appear on the official MCC transcript as an AU grade.

Independent Study

The determination to offer a student an Independent Study shall be based upon a substantial rationale. The guidelines are listed below:

  • Student has a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • The student has declared a degree or certificate, and must have the course in the current semester in order to meet graduation requirements
  • The course requested for independent study is not offered during the semester or summer session in other modalities (another campus, ITV, online)
  • The course is needed to continue in a progression of sequential courses  (Example: A 200-level course requirement but class enrollment does not meet requirement for regular course offering.)

If a student wishes to take a class by Independent Study, s/he must meet with the campus director of student services to see if the student meets the Independent Study application requirements. An academic chair must recommend approval of the application before a student may register for the class.

Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Area high schools and Mohave Community College may offer college courses during the school day that can be counted toward both high school and college graduation requirements. According to Arizona State law.

“All students enrolled for college credit shall be high school juniors or seniors. All students in the course, including those not electing to enroll for college credit, shall satisfy the prerequisites for the course as published in the college catalog and shall comply with college policies regarding student placement in courses.” (ARS§ 15-1821.01)

For more information, see an area high school guidance counselor or a local campus student services representative.


For catalog concerns and/or recommendations: mcccatalog@mohave.edu

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