Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 30

The Master’s College 2014-2015 Catalog
Semester Honors:
Granted to undergraduate
students completing 15 or more semester units who
attain the following grade point average:
President’s List 3.80
Dean’s List 3.60
Graduation Honors:
Granted at graduation to
students who have completed at least 60 semester
units at The Master’s College and have attained the
following cumulative grade point average:
Summa Cum Laude 3.85
Magna Cum Laude 3.65
Cum Laude 3.50
TMC Class Absence Policy
No faculty member is required to take class attendance
in his/her course or to use class attendance as a
factor in student grading. If a faculty member uses
attendance as a factor of his/her class grading policy,
he/she must allow at least the following number of
excused absences with no negative grade effect:
5 absences in a 3-session/week class
4 absences in a 2-session/week class
2 absences in a 1-session/week class
Excused absences include unavoidable circumstances
beyond the control of the student, significant illness,
and college-sponsored travel to represent TMC
(e.g., intercollegiate athletic events, musical group
performances). Faculty members may, but are not
required to, make any allowances for unexcused
absences. Faculty members are required to allow
students to complete grade-related in-class work
(e.g., assignments, quizzes, tests) for excused class
absences. Faculty members may but are NOT
required to allow students to complete grade-related
in-class work for unexcused absences. For scheduled
excused absences (e.g., college sponsored travel), the
faculty member may require grade-related in-class
work to be submitted prior to the absence. For
unexpected excused absences, the faculty member
must allow the student a reasonable time to complete
and submit the missed work. Faculty members may
institute a grade effect for excused absences beyond
the minimum.
Academic Advising
When students are admitted to the college, an
academic advisor is assigned to assist them in planning
their program of courses. Student orientation is
provided at the beginning of the year for general
information and academic advisors assist students
prior to each registration. Students are encouraged
to maintain close contact with their advisor in order
to plan their college program properly. Students
on academic probation receive special advising and
must enroll in courses designed to help them meet
the academic demands of college life.
Although the college seeks to provide students the
assistance that they need in their academic career
through academic advisement, final responsibility
for meeting all program, residence and graduation
requirements rests with the students. One of the
most important tools is this catalog. Students
should become thoroughly familiar with the catalog
in order to keep up with their own records and to
make certain that they are meeting graduation re­
quirements, including general education courses and
grade point average. The academic requirements of
the catalog under which a student enters becomes the
student’s academic contract. Academic requirements
may be lowered but never raised under a particular
catalog. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain
possession of this catalog for future reference.
Academic Probation
Students entering on academic probation are limited
to 15 units per semester. They must earn a minimum
GPA of 2.00 at the end of the semester to be removed
from probation. All students whose cumulative GPA
falls below 2.00 will be placed on academic probation
for one semester. If their cumulative GPA remains
below 2.00 at the end of that semester, they will
be subject to academic disqualification. A student
subject to academic disqualification may appeal by
submitting a letter to the Vice President of Academic
Affairs stating why he/she should not be disqualified.
The student’s request will then be reviewed by the
Academic Affairs Council for a final decision.
The procedure for readmission of an academically
disqualified student includes: (1) a minimum of one
semester of academic suspension, (2) attendance at
another accredited institution and achievement of
a 2.50 cumulative GPA on a minimum of twelve
semester units of transferable coursework with
no course grade lower than a “C”, and (3) review
of the student’s application for readmission by the
Admissions Committee. If the student’s readmission
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