MMC Academic Policies
Below are some key Academic Policies and recent changes to policies. For a complete listing, please view our online catalog, or inquire at the Academic Affairs office on the 8th Floor Main.
Marymount Academic Honesty Policy (pdf)
Prior Learning Assessment is a process through which students may earn credit for college-level learning previously acquired through employment, professional experience, or other training and study. Credit may be sought for prior learning only if it corresponds to a particular course(s) offered at MMC. Students must prepare a portfolio for assessment by the faculty that provides evidence of achievement of the learning goals for the course(s) for which they seek credit.
For specific information about the process of applying for credit through prior learning assessment, you may access the Procedure to Apply for Prior Learning Assessment credit
The academic records of MMC students, awarded scholarships on the basis of academics, talent and service are reviewed semi-annually to determine the studentís continued eligibility for renewal of college awards.
Students are required to maintain the following criteria in order to have their scholarships renewed:
- Scholarship students will receive funding for one year or two semesters of study before their scholarship may be revoked for failure to maintain academic eligibility. Students who are admitted in the fall semester may lose scholarships no earlier than the subsequent June; students admitted in a spring semester may lose scholarships no earlier than the subsequent January.
- NOTE: Any student placed on academic probation, those whose cumulative grade point averages are below 2.0 will lose funding immediately.
- Maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average for the scholarship they are receiving.
- File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
- Maintain full time (12 or more credits) enrollment each semester.
Studentsí academic records are reviewed each semester for progress (grade point average) and pursuit (number of credits completed). Students whose cumulative grade point averages fall below 2.0 are placed on academic probation immediately and have two semesters to raise their grade point averages before being considered for dismissal. Students not earning sufficient credits, according to federal guidelines, will also be placed on academic probation and may lose their eligibility to receive financial aid.
Probation will be cumulative; that is, a student in poor standing, who successfully raises his/her cumulative grade point average to 2.0 or above but subsequently returns to poor standing will be considered on probation for the second semester and will have only one additional semester to earn good standing.