Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
Academic Fresh Start Policy
Some students, who have not attended MCC for at least four semesters (not including summer terms), may be faced with a deficit in quality points and a low GPA because of their prior academic record. Sometimes the deficit in earlier grades is such that it prevents these students from graduating. The Declaration of Academic Fresh Start Policy addresses this situation.
Upon written request via the Declaration of Academic Fresh Start form and subsequent approval, a student’s previous grades at MCC may be eliminated from consideration in calculating the local GPA for graduation purposes.
The guidelines are:
An admission/placement decision by the Director of Admissions may be appealed to the Dean of Student Services. An appeal of an Admissions Committee decision regarding placement in a specific education program or a ruling by the Dean of Student Services may be appealed to a Faculty Committee approved by the Vice President for Operations. A ruling of the Faculty Committee may be appealed to the President of MCC. The President’s ruling is final.
Transfer students who wish to attend Meridian Community College for a single semester and then return to their former institution are classified as transient students. Transient students must complete the Application for Admission and submit official transcripts of their high school and college work. Placement scores may be necessary, depending on the courses in which the transient student plans to enroll.
Non-degree and Audit Registration
A student who takes courses for credit, but who is not currently seeking a degree from MCC will be classified as a non-degree student. Courses for non-degree students will be transcripted, as they are for a degree-seeking student, and regular tuition will be charged. These students must submit the same admission documents as degree-seeking students:
Although MCC admits students as degree or non- degree status, a student may register for a college, credit-bearing course for personal enrichment or enjoyment without earning college credit. In these cases, the student is classified as a credit (CR) to audit (AU) registered student. If a student is only registered for audit course work and is not concurrently register for any other college courses for credit the student need only to submit:
Students should note that financial aid is not available for credit courses taken for audit (AU). For more information on audit coursework, see the audit coursework policy within the academic section of the catalog.
Withdrawing from MCC
To withdraw from any or all courses (including online courses) at MCC, students should complete the “Request to be Dropped from a Class” form found on Eaglenet. Withdrawal from all courses after the second week through the 14th week of the semester results in the student receiving a grade of “W” in each class. Withdrawal after the 14th week will result in the student receiving the grade earned in the class in accordance with the grading policy as published in the “First Day Handout” for the course.