Academic Progress System

Academic Honors

In recognition of students with outstanding academic records, the President’s List, Dean’s List, and the Honors List will be published at the end of each Fall and Spring semester.

  • To qualify for the President’s List, a student must be in good standing, take a minimum course load of twelve (12) semester-hours credit, and maintain a 4.00 grade point average with no incompletes.
  • To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must be in good standing, take a minimum course load of twelve (12) hours credit, and maintain at least a 3.50 grade point average with no incompletes.
  • To qualify for the Honors List, a student must be in good standing, take a course load of six (6) to eleven (11) hours credit, and maintain at least a 3.50 grade point average with no incompletes.

Academic Warning

A student whose cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) falls below 2.00 or withdraws from all courses will be placed on Academic Warning until a cumulative 2.00 GPA is achieved.

A Student on Academic Warning:

  • is required to complete an Academic Progress Plan with the student’s assigned Student Success Advisor before being allowed to take classes the next semester,
  • is encouraged to limit enrollment to fifteen (15) or fewer semester hours, [AND]
  • will be placed on Academic Probation if he/she fails to achieve a 2.00 GPA for any semester or withdraws from all courses.

Academic Probation

A student on Academic Warning who fails to achieve a 2.00 GPA for the semester or withdraws from all courses will be placed on Academic Probation. Academic Probation is a one semester classification.

A student on Academic Probation:

  • is required to complete an Academic Action Plan with the student’s assigned Student Success Advisor before being allowed to take classes the next semester,
  • is required to limit enrollment to thirteen (13) or fewer semester hours,
  • cannot preregister until the second week of Priority Registration,
  • will be removed from Academic Probation after one semester if he/she achieves a 2.00 GPA for the semester,
  • will remain on Academic Warning until a cumulative 2.00 GPA is achieved and will be placed on Academic Suspension if he/she fails to achieve a 2.00 GPA for the semester or withdraws from all courses.

Academic Suspension

A student on Academic Probation who fails to achieve a 2.00 GPA for the semester or withdraws from all courses will be placed on Academic Suspension. A student on Academic Suspension is required to withdraw from Mayland Community College for at least one (1) semester. After the semester of suspension, a student will be allowed to petition for readmission. The petition must be in writing, prepared by the student, and include a justification for readmission. Readmission must be approved by the Dean of Students. Upon re-enrollment, the student will be placed on Academic Probation and subject to the restrictions and requirements of this academic standing. A second suspension will result in two (2) required semesters of withdrawal. A third suspension will result in more severe consequences that the Vice-President deems appropriate.

A student on Academic Warning, Probation, or Suspension will be notified of this academic standing by an email and/or letter from the Dean of Students. That letter will explain the steps described above.

A student on Academic Warning, Probation, or Suspension is not considered to be in good academic standing with the College. A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for good academic standing.

A student who wishes to dispute an Academic Suspension must, within ten (10) working days of the academic decision being made, file an appeal, in writing, to the Dean of Students.

Requirements for Graduation

A student is eligible for graduation, and to participate in the commencement ceremony when he/she:

  1. has satisfactorily completed the academic requirements of the curriculum;
  2. has an overall grade point average of 2.0;
  3. has met all financial obligations to Mayland Community College;
  4. has completed an application for graduation before the deadline set each year by the chief academic
    Officer; and
  5. has completed at least one-fourth (25%) of the credit required for the credential at MCC.

Students earning an Associate in Arts and/or Associate in Science degree who are utilizing substitutions and/or older credits for graduation purposes will not meet the requirements of the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

Student enrolled in a Associate Degree or Diploma may be graduated from any stackable credentials, such as certificates, within that program of study as they are earned.

Graduation Honors

A graduating student who has earned an overall grade point average of 4.0 on all work completed at MCC will graduate with High Honors. This is designated by a blue and white cord at the Commencement Ceremony.
A graduating student who has earned an overall grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9 on all work completed at MCC will graduate with Honors. This is designated by a red and white cord at the Commencement Ceremony.
Each Program Coordinator may identify one Outstanding Graduate who is a symbol of the purpose of the community college. This is designated by a medallion at the Commencement Ceremony. Student Government Officers, student leaders who serve as the voice of the student body, are designated by a blue and red cord at the Commencement Ceremony.