306 | Students

306.01 Academic Amnesty

Academic amnesty is an action of forgiveness provided to certain students who have experienced poor academic performance at Mid Michigan College. Through Academic Amnesty, a student will be awarded a "second opportunity" to achieve success at Mid Michigan College by removing the negative impact of less than "C" grade courses on the student's academic transcript.

Academic Amnesty can be granted only once to any student.

To be eligible, certain conditions apply:

  1. A cumulative grade point average (gpa) of less than 2.00 for the period in question;
  2. Recently completed at least six credit hours or more and have maintained a current 2.00 gpa or higher.
  3. Allowed five (5) years to elapse between the poor academic performance period and requirement B.
  4. Must have mitigating circumstances for the period of poor academic performance as defined by the Federal Department of Education. Circumstances are considered mitigating if they are beyond control of the student. A written letter of explanation and documentation, if available, should be submitted for consideration.

Determination regarding the award of Academic Amnesty will be made by a committee comprised of at least one representative from the Financial Aid Office.

Once Amnesty has been applied to the student's transcript, the student will not be permitted to rescind the application of Amnesty. Other conditions include:

  1. Amnesty must be for one continuous period of enrollment in a program at Mid Michigan College as indicated by courses taken by the student that are directly attributable to that program.
  2. No course work will be removed from a transcript.
  3. A special notation explaining Amnesty approval will be placed on the student's transcript.
  4. Honor points and credit hours attempted during the Amnesty period will be subtracted from the current cumulative honor and credit hours attempted. A new cumulative grade point average will then be established.
  5. Courses successfully completed with a grade of "C" or better during the Amnesty period can be used toward the student's certificate or degree requirements but do not count toward the student's cumulative grade point average.
  6. A student receiving Academic Amnesty will not be allowed to graduate with honors.
  7. Academic Amnesty, when granted, applies only to Mid Michigan College courses. There is no guarantee, expressed or implied, that Academic Amnesty will be recognized by any other college or university.
  8. Courses previously counted to fulfill degree requirements on a completed degree cannot be considered for academic amnesty.

[LAST APPROVED October 2021]

306.02 Academic Probation and Dismissal

Mid Michigan College provides assistance and support to all students, particularly those with unique academic needs. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these resources and to recognize their responsibility as individuals for academic success.

Academic Probation or Academic Dismissal will occur when a student’s cumulative grade point average falls below the scale below.

Probation and Dismissal Table
Credit Hours Used to
Calculate GPA
Academic Probation
GPA Levels
Academic Dismissal
GPA Levels
12-17 0.00 - 1.99 --
18-37 1.00 - 1.99 less than 1.0
38-50 1.50 - 1.99 less than 1.5
51-63 1.60 - 1.99 less than 1.6
64 or more 1.70 - 1.99 less than 1.7


306.03 Access to Records

The College shall comply with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended.


306.04 Credit by Examination

A student who has had experience or background comparable to a course offered at Mid Michigan College may seek credit for the course through a Credit by Examination procedure that the College shall provide.


306.05 Institution Initiated Drop

The College can drop a student from a class or classes at its discretion for a variety of reasons. These reasons include, but are not limited to, insufficient class attendance, conduct-related issues, or violations of College policies. Institutional considerations, including reporting requirements, will guide the utilization of this policy and no refunds of tuition and fees will be granted.


306.06 International Students

The College recognizes that we live in a global society and values the diversity that international students bring to the College. The College shall provide appropriate procedures to admit and support international students in accordance with regulations as established by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

International students will pay international tuition rates.


306.07 Repetitive Course Enrollment

The Board of Trustees supports the premise that State and local taxpayers should not contribute financially to students who fail to make academic progress in a responsible manner.

In an effort to avoid potential same course re-enrollment abuse, the following conditions apply:

  • Regardless of grade(s) earned in a course(s) previously, a student will be allowed to re-enroll for this same course for a second time without conditions unless it is in a restricted enrollment program which requires written approval to re-enroll by the program director.
  • Regardless of grade(s) earned in course(s) previously, a student will not be allowed to re-enroll for a course for a third time unless the re-enrollment request is written by the student and submitted to the Registrar along with a plan for success signed by an Academic Advisor.
  • For a student to be allowed to re-enroll in a course for a fourth time (or more) the student must make a request in writing, receive approval from the Provost, and agree in writing to pay an additional $50/contact hour for the course.


306.08 Residency

Students must verify residency at the time of each official registration by providing an appropriate document such as driver’s license, voter registration card, Secretary of State Identification Card, or property tax receipt for the tax period immediately preceding registration, or by procedures as authorized by the President.

Students are considered in-district residents if they meet one of the following criteria:

  1. They are a dependent student (according to Internal Revenue Service regulations) residing with a parent or guardian and the parent or guardian maintains their primary residence within one of the public school districts of Beaverton, Clare, Farwell, Gladwin, Harrison or Mt. Pleasant.
  2. They reside within the college district at the time of registration and are a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  3. The student, the student’s spouse, or the parents of a dependent student hold real property within the College district against which real property taxes have been assessed in support of the College for the tax period immediately preceding registration; the tax receipt must show proof of payment of taxes in support of the College.
  4. The student is an employee of a business or industrial firm or governmental agency or is a member of a professional organization within the College district and the employer or organization, by written agreement, agrees to pay directly to the College all tuition and/or fees of a student for employer-approved courses.
  5. Military personnel whose Home of Record or Legal Residence is within one of the public school districts of Beaverton, Clare, Farwell, Gladwin, Harrison or Mt. Pleasant.
  6. The students are enrolled under the provisions of Act 245, Public Acts of 1935, as amended by Act 371, Public Acts of 1965 (students receiving benefits under the Michigan Veterans' Trust Fund).

[LAST APPROVED October 2021]

306.09 Scholarships and Financial Aid

The College shall grant scholarships and provide financial aid in accordance with existing applicable laws.


306.10 Student Organizations

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to recognize student organizations and College clubs as well as the right to suspend such recognition and related activities when they are considered to be contrary to the core values of the College or violate the Student Code of Conduct


306.11 Code of Conduct

Students are expected to act in a responsible manner that promotes the environment for learning. The three forms of misconduct subject to disciplinary action are:

  1. Violations of civil/criminal law,
  2. Disruption of the educational process, and
  3. Violation of College rules, regulations and policies.

Students shall be afforded procedural due process prior to the imposition of discipline by the College.


306.12 Student Withdrawal

After the official enrollment period and before the last week of the semester, a student who withdraws from a class will be assigned a grade of "W" with no grade point average penalty. The request to withdraw from a class shall be initiated by the student and may be initiated at any point throughout the semester with the exception of the last week. Students who stop attending class without initiating the drop or withdrawal procedures will be given a letter grade--not a withdrawal or incomplete grade--at the end of the semester or session. Students enrolled in limited enrollment programs (e.g., Nursing, Radiography) must obtain permission from their instructor or the program director to withdraw.

The College, at its discretion, may institutionally withdraw a student from a course or courses for a variety of reasons. These reasons may include, but are not limited to insufficient class attendance, student conduct issues, or College policy violations.