When previously recorded college work is substandard (grades of "D", "F", or "No Credit"), and not reflective of the student's present level of demonstrated ability, a student may petition the Director of Admissions and Records to have the substandard college work disregarded. To petition, the following conditions must be met:
A student who presents an official transcript of previous college or university credit may receive credit toward the associate degree from Mendocino College, if the institution was accredited at the time of attendance.
Notification of Probation and dismissal will be mailed to the student at his/her address of record within a month of distribution of the previous semester's grades. Students will be urged to make an appointment to see a counselor. The student will be advised, on the notification of probation, when and how to remove themselves from probation or dismissal.
Mendocino College recognizes that people have equivalent learning experiences in many non-traditional learning experiences. Policies for providing such evaluations include: Credit by Examination, formal military service schools, and military service.
The College attempts to keep students informed of their academic standing, i.e., good or deficient in any way. The College stands ready to assist students in increasing their effectiveness in meeting the academic standards they have set for themselves and/or are required to ultimately reach graduation. Students are expected to maintain a 2.0 (C) grade point average on all work in order to be considered "in good academic standing." Students planning to transfer to a higher institution of learning must have not less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
Final grade reports are prepared at the end of each semester and may be obtained through WebAdvisor at https://webadvisor.mendocino.edu . The cumulative grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total number of units a student has attempted into the total number of grade points the student has earned.
Academic Probation - A student who has attempted at least 12 cumulative semester units at Mendocino College as shown by the official academic record shall be placed on academic probation if the student has earned a grade point average of less than 2.0 in all units which were graded on the basis of the Mendocino College grading scale. Progress Probation - A student who was enrolled in a total of at least 12 cumulative semester units at Mendocino College as shown by the official academic record shall be placed on progress probation when the percentage of all units in which entries of "W", "I" and "NC" are recorded reaches or exceeds 50%.
To earn the semester honors designation students must complete, in one semester, a total of twelve (12) units which include no grade of D or F. Credit/No Credit grades are not considered as part of the twelve units.
Mendocino College has a formal graduation ceremony once a year at the conclusion of the spring semester to honor the year's graduates and candidates.
The Forty-fourth Commencement Ceremony will be held Friday, May 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Mendocino College Stadium Field. All students who graduated, or petitioned for graduation, for the Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 terms are encouraged to participate in the ceremony.
The California residency requirement has two parts, Act and Intent. To claim residency a student must have lived and shown intent to reside in California by:
Matriculation is a process which brings a college and a student who enrolls for credit into an agreement for the purpose of realizing the student's educational objectives. The agreement involves the responsibility of both parties to obtain those objectives through the College's established programs, policies, and requirements.
Students Subject to Matriculation
Residency Guide for Citizens & Residency Guide for Non-Citizens
Students who have not resided continuously in California for a period of one year and one day immediately preceding the residency determination date will be subject to non-resident tuition in addition to the enrollment fee and other fees paid by all students.