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    Colorado Mountain College
   
 
  Aug 17, 2017
 
 
    
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2017-2018 Catalog

Academic Policies



Colorado Mountain College courses can help you create new life options. Career and Technical Education courses are designed to give you entry-level skills in everything from Accounting and Graphic Design to Ski Area Operations. Academic programs feature the rigorous and transferable Colorado State Guaranteed Transfer Courses

Academic Policies

This section describes academic policies related to certificate and degree completion, class cancellation and academic conduct.

Academic Renewal Procedure

Academic Renewal allows for a one-time request to exclude up to 15 semester hour credits for the calculation of the cumulative GPA.

The following criteria apply to Academic Renewal requests:

  1. A maximum of 15 credits can be excluded from the GPA.
  2. Courses and grades approved for Academic Renewal remain on the transcript but are excluded from the GPA calculations.
  3. Academic Renewal Applies to F grades only
  4. Students must wait a minimum of two (2) academic years from the last term being considered for Academic Renewal.
  5. To submit a request students must be enrolled and have completed at least six (6) credit hours in a single semester at CMC with a 2.0 term GPA in that semester to be awarded Academic Renewal.
  6. Students can only apply for Academic Renewal once, and it is not reversible.
  7. Some academic departments do not accept Academic Renewal when making admissions decisions.
  8. If planning to transfer to another institution be aware that many schools will recalculate a student's GPA to account for all classes taken at previous institutions.
  9. In accordance with Department of Education regulations, all CMC attempted coursework is included to determine Financial Aid eligibility and the determination of Satisfactory Academic Progress. Federal Student Aid program regulations make no provisions for the concept of academic amnesty or academic renewal.

To request Academic Renewal, students who meet the criteria must meet with an Advisor and submit the completed Academic Renewal Request form.

Students applying for academic renewal are responsible for investigating the impact of this process on their admissions at transfer institutions, financial aid grant and loan limits, Veterans Affairs benefits, and other agencies that limit credits attempted.

Academic Honesty

Colorado Mountain College maintains high standards of academic behavior. All members of the Colorado Mountain College community are expected to exhibit honesty in their academic work. Students have a responsibility to acquaint themselves with and make use of proper procedures for writing papers, taking examinations, and doing research. The principle of academic honesty is understood to apply to all student work, including papers, reports, computer work, quizzes, and examinations. Colorado Mountain College reserves the right to suspend or dismiss a student whose conduct is found to be in conflict with the principle of academic honesty.

Academic Standing

Each semester, the Registrar reviews the academic performance of students. This review determines the students' academic standing. The following sections describe the criteria used to determine academic standing.

Academic Probation

Students who have attempted 9 or more hours at Colorado Mountain College ("AW" is, for this purpose, included as attempted) and who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 1.0 to 1.99 are placed on Academic Probation. Probationary status remains for the next semester of enrollment.

Students who are placed on Academic Probation have one semester of enrollment to bring their cumulative grade point average up to at least 2.0. If, at the end of the next term of enrollment, the students' cumulative grade point average is not 2.0 or better, they will be placed on Academic Suspension.

Academic Suspension

Students who have attempted 9 or more hours at Colorado Mountain College ("AW" is, for this purpose, included as attempted) and who have earned a cumulative grade point average of less than 1.0 will be placed on Academic Suspension.

Students placed on Academic Suspension have a right to appeal the suspension. Please contact your College Counselor for instructions related to the appeal. Usually, suspensions remain for at least one semester. Students suspended for academic reasons must, even after one semester, appeal in writing for reinstatement.

Dean's Honors List

Students with a declared program intent and who have earned six credit hours or more of evaluative grades ("A" through "F" not including "P" in college-level courses numbered 100 to 499) in the semester under review, and have earned a term grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99, are admitted to the Dean's Honors List.

President's Honors List

Students with a declared program intent and who have earned six credit hours or more of evaluative grades ("A" through "F" not including "P" in college-level courses numbered 100 to 499) in the semester under review, and have earned a term grade point average of 4.0, are admitted to the President's Honors List.

Catalog in Force Requirement

The catalog in force, or catalog of record, requirement, is based on the Colorado Mountain College academic year, which runs from summer semester through spring semester. The academic year is defined as summer, fall and spring semesters. Note: the academic year 2017-2018 will run summer, fall, spring and summer.

Students who do not maintain continuous enrollment will lose the right to use the original catalog requirements and must use the catalog in force at the time of re-enrollment. Continuous enrollment for this purpose is defined as the successful completion at Colorado Mountain College of at least three credit hours, which are applicable to the program requirements including any developmental courses required, within the previous three semesters including the summer semester.

Students also have the option of selecting the catalog that is in force at the time they apply for graduation, or a catalog between these years.

Please contact the Colorado Mountain College Registrar Office with any questions concerning the catalog in force/catalog of record policy at 1-970-947-8331.

Class and Program Cancellation Policy

Colorado Mountain College reserves the right to cancel any of its classes or programs. Reasons for cancellation include but are not limited to lack of enrollment, instructor withdrawal, inability to gain needed insurance coverage, loss of facilities needed to conduct the class and inability to acquire or retain specialized equipment needed to conduct the class.

The College may conduct the first session of a class in anticipation of enrollment sufficient to meet required minimums. If the necessary enrollment is not reached, the class may be canceled prior to its second session. The College retains the right to alter time schedules or make other changes as necessary.

Continuous Enrollment Policy

Continuous enrollment for this purpose is defined as the successful completion at Colorado Mountain College of at least three credit hours, which are applicable to the program requirements including any developmental courses required, within the previous three semesters including the summer semester.

If you do not maintain continuous enrollment, you will lose the right to use the original catalog requirements and must use the catalog in force at the time of re-enrollment. You also have the option of selecting the catalog which is in force at the time you apply for graduation, or a catalog between these years of continuous enrollment.