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2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 Forgiveness Policy

Occasionally, due to overwhelming and unavoidable circumstances, a student earns grades that are not representative of his/her abilities. Colorado Mountain College recognizes that grades can have both a positive and negative impact on a student's educational objectives. In an effort to diminish the negative impact of these grades on the student's ability to obtain a degree or certificate at Colorado Mountain College, the college has developed an Academic Forgiveness Policy. This policy is not intended to simply allow the student to remove a semester of poor performance.

The program is intended to provide a second chance (at Colorado Mountain College) for the student who earned poor grades because of unusual circumstances that were overwhelming and unavoidable. The policy may also offer a second chance for the student who did not perform well and has been absent from the institution for several years and wishes to return and begin a new grade point average, etc. For additional information concerning Academic Forgiveness, please contact your College Counselor.

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.

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.