Apr 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Midland College Catalog and Student Handbook DRAFT 
    
2019-2020 Midland College Catalog and Student Handbook DRAFT

Admission, Assessment, Advising, and Registration


Admissions Registration 
    Student Category     Registering for Classes
    State Enrollment Requirements     Dates and Calendars
    Denial of Participation in College Courses     Mode of Instruction
    Program Specific Admission Information     Student Success
Assessment     Developmental Education
Advising     Payment
    Transfer/Degree/Certificate Seeking Students  
    Dual Credit Students  
    Transient Students  

 

All Midland College policies may be found here. Please note, the Midland College Policy Manual is hosted on an external server.

Admission

Midland College maintains an open door admissions policy that ensures every person who can benefit from postsecondary education has the opportunity to enroll.  Midland College prohibits discrimination, including harassment, against any student on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, or disability.

Student Category

Application requirements vary depending on a student’s educational goals and academic history.  To ensure timely enrollment and registration, select the student category carefully.  Midland College reserves the right to update the student category from application to registration based on information and student goals submitted on the application or in discussion with a student services employee. 

High School Graduate

Graduates from accredited high schools or equivalent institutions are eligible for admission. Proof of high school graduation is required and must be documented.

Admissions and placement requirements can be found here.

Students with an Official Certificate of High School Equivalency

Students may be admitted upon satisfactory completion of an approved High School Equivalency examination. The Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency or certificate from another State with the official test scores is required for admission.

Admissions and placement requirements can be found here.

Graduates of a Home School or a Non-Accredited High School

Any student who has completed a home school program or has graduated from a non-accredited high school is eligible for admission to Midland College.  A completed copy of the student’s transcript signed and notarized by the principal or head of instruction, showing the last semester’s grades and date of graduation are required. For those students who are seeking Title IV Financial Aid, additional information and review for eligibility may be required. 

Admissions and placement requirements can be found here

Returning Students

If you were formerly enrolled at MC and have not attended for one long session during the last 12 months, the State of Texas requires you to complete a new application.  Additional documents may also be required.

Admissions and placement requirements can be found here.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are eligible for admissions and are required to provide official copies of all transcripts from every college or university previously attended. Continued enrollment for subsequent terms is contingent on receipt of all official transcripts.  Transcripts should be sent electronically, institution to institution, via EDI or SPEEDE if those services are available.  Students attending classes at Texas public institutions should request the Texas Success Initiative Status be included on the transcript.

Admissions and placement requirements can be found here.

Information on credit for Transfer Coursework can be found under Academic Requirements and Information.

Transient Students

Transient students are regularly enrolled and seeking a degree at another college or university.  Transient students intend to earn credit at Midland College and transfer it back to their home institution. Transient students are required to provide an official transcript from current college/university and copies of transcripts from every Texas public institution college or university previously attended.  Continued enrollment is contingent on receipt of official transcripts.  Transcripts should be sent electronically, institution to institution, via EDI or SPEEDE if those services are available. Students attending classes at Texas public institutions should request the Texas Success Initiative Status be included in the transcript.

Admissions and placement  requirements can be found here.

Dual Credit Students

Midland College offers dual credit under authority of TAC 4.85. Dual credit students earn college and high school credit while attending high school.  Dual credit programs and course offerings are available for students in 9th - 12th grade. 

Admissions and placement  requirements can be found here.

Early College High School Students

Midland College, in partnership with Midland Independent School District, offers an early college high school. The high school starts with the 9th grade and is housed on the Midland College main campus. Students begin taking dual credit courses in the second semester of their freshman year. Students must be eligible for dual credit and are selected through a process determined by the Midland Independent School District.

Admissions and placement requirements can be found here.

Early Admissions Students

Early Admissions students are high school students between the ages of 16 to 18 who may earn college credit that is not counted as high school credit.  Midland College will admit early admissions students on the basis of individual merit with school district and/or parental permission. Early Admission students are not eligible for developmental courses, unless they have completed the required high school requirement for math, reading, and/or writing for graduation.

Admissions and placement requirements can be found here.

International Students

International students are eligible for admission. Admission is contingent upon evaluation of the completed application packet and Midland College’s ability to serve the individual’s needs.

Compliance with all requirements and procedures established for visa category by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service is required.  International Students with an F-1 visa must enroll in and maintain 12 credit hours of face to face courses during fall and spring terms.  Failure to maintain these requirements will result in the termination of the student’s I-20.

Admissions and placement requirements can be found here.

Individual Approval

Individuals who are 18 years of age or older and do not meet other student category requirements may be admitted without examination at the discretion of Student Services administrators. Individual approval applicants are not eligible to receive Title IV federal financial assistance.  Contact records@midland.edu or welcome@midland.edu for additional information on acceptance based on Individual Approval.

Casual (non-degree seeking) Students

Students not intending to seek a degree or a certificate or planning to transfer to another college or university are eligible to attend Midland College.  Students admitted as casual may not take academically restricted courses or more than two courses during each term.  Education records will be required if a student later elects to seek a degree, certificate, or award of credit.  Casual (non-degree seeking) applicants are not eligible to receive Title IV federal financial assistance.

Admissions and eligibility requirements can be found here.

State Enrollment Requirements

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Requirements

Prior to enrollment, Texas public institutions of higher education are required to assess all non-exempt, non-waived, first-time degree seeking college students under the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) using the TSI Assessment.

Find information on TSI, exemptions and waivers, and the TSI Assessment here.

Bacterial Meningitis

Texas State Law SB 1107 mandates that all entering students under the age of 22 and not otherwise exempt provide a certificate signed by a health care provider or an official immunization record verifying vaccination against bacterial meningitis, or receipt of a booster during the five years prior to registration and at least 10 days before the first day of the semester. Bacterial meningitis vaccinations and boosters must be administered by a health practitioner authorized by law to administer an immunization.  Entering students include those entering college for the first time, transfer students from other colleges, and returning or continuing students who have had a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester.

Additional information including exemptions can be found here.

Students not meeting an exemption who fail to submit certified proof of vaccination or a valid booster within the required time-frame will be unable to attend classes and will be dropped.

Denial of Participation in College Courses

The Midland College Chief of Police will review all Institution of Higher Education Sex Offender Notifications that are submitted within the required seven days.   If it is determined that participation is permissible under applicable law and poses no threat to the college community, the applicant will be allowed to register for classes.  If an applicant is denied participation, the individual may appeal the decision in accordance with the College’s grievance policy.

Program Specific Admission Information

Admission to Midland College does not guarantee entrance to specific programs and courses.  Selective admissions requirements vary by program. Students are encouraged to consult with their assigned pathways advisor for more information on these programs.

Background Checks

Certain courses of study require that a background check, including criminal record history, be conducted on the applicant. If a background check is required, the applicant will be required to sign a consent form.  If the applicant refuses to sign the consent form, or, if the results of the background check indicate the applicant is not eligible for admission, admission into the courses and/or program will not be offered to the applicant. 

Other Immunization Requirements

Midland College students enrolling in certain health science programs and/or living in on-campus housing may be required to show proof of other immunizations against communicable diseases. Students should contact the program and housing web pages for additional information.

Assessment

Students not meeting an exemption, waiver, or the passing standard of one or more sections of the TSIA are strongly encouraged to immediately take courses to become college ready.   A student that is college ready in a subject area(s) (i.e., reading, writing, math), cannot be barred from taking an entry-level college-credit course that has been designated as TSI liable in that subject area(s). The student also cannot be barred from any other entry-level college coursework that has no TSI-liability. However, the student’s academic plan should clearly outline how the student will address the remaining TSI area(s), and may include one or more of the following: 1) retesting on the TSI (by a specific date), 2) enrolling in a corequisite model (if student qualifies), and 3) enrolling in appropriate DE course/intervention.

View information on the TSIA here.

Passing scores from the State of Texas.

 

Test

 

Reading  Score

 

 

Math Score

 

 

Essay/ Objective

 

Writing Score

 

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

351

350

Essay Score of 5

Essay Score of 4 and Multiple Choice of 340

 

Advising

Transfer/Degree/Certificate/Early Admission Seeking Students

Midland College strongly recommends all students be advised by their assigned pathways advisors.  Some students may be required to see their pathways advisors before class registration. Web registration access maybe blocked until cleared by an advisor.

Dual Credit Students

Dual credit students are encouraged to consult with their high school counselors and the MC dual credit pathways advisor regarding course selection based on long term career and college goals.

Transient Students

Transient students should consult with their home university or college advisors regarding course selection.  Receiving institutions have final say on transfer credit and applicability.  For pre-requisite issues, students are encouraged to consult the transient advisor by completing the pre-requisite help form

Registration

Registering for Classes

Students may register for classes by:

  • Making an appointment with their assigned pathways advisors;
  • Meeting with an advisor at the WRTTC;
  • Completing the transient pre-requisite help request form;
  • Logging into the online My MC Portal.

Dates and Calendars

Please refer to the academic calendar and each course syllabus for registration, refund, census, drop, and withdrawal deadlines.

Mode of Instruction

Face to Face
Face to face or traditional classes have the instructor and students meeting in the classroom or another in-person setting.
 
Interactive video
Live (two-way, video/audio) instruction occurs with the students and instructor in different locations.  While in separate locations, the schedule is traditional with set dates/times.
 
Distance Learning
Distance learning is a course delivery format in which the majority of the instruction occurs when students and instructors are not in the same place.  There are a variety of distance learning formats.  Computer access and reliable internet service are required.  Secure login and password, proctored examinations (sometimes at an additional cost to the student), and other technologies are used to ensure it is the student who is participating, completing the work, and receiving credit.  Find more information here.
 
  • Online-Instruction occurs over the Internet. Proctoring (sometimes at an additional cost) is required in most courses.
  • Hybrid-Instruction occurs in both the classroom and online environments.
  • Virtual College of Texas-Midland College is a member of the Virtual College of Texas (VCT). With approval of the division dean, a Midland College student may enroll in an Internet course that is not offered at Midland College.  Students may view the schedule at Virtual College of Texas.  VCT enrollments must be made through the Midland College VCT Coordinator.

Student Success

All entering first time in college students who have fewer than 12 post high school graduation college credit hours and who have met two or more sections of TSI, will be required to take EDUC 1100. The course is designed to help students adjust to college and become effective learners.

Midland College requires that students who are deficient in two or more areas of the TSI assessment be enrolled into PREP 0370 during their first semester attending Midland College.

Developmental Education

Developmental Education courses are designed to strengthen students’ basic skills in reading, writing, and math in order to achieve academic success in college level coursework.

Reading/Writing

COURSE

TSIA

 

IRWD 0380

ABE 3- TSI 345

Students exit by attaining a passing score on the Midland College Reading and Writing Assessment Exam (MCRWAE) plus a C or better in the course, or by successful score on TSl. Students must enroll into PREP 0370.

IRWD 0381

TSI 346-350

Students exit with a passing score on the Midland College Reading and Writing Assessment Exam (MCRWAE) plus a C or better in the course, or by attaining a successful score on TSl.  Students must enroll into PREP 0370.

 

Reading
Restricted Courses

 

TSI 351

Specified placement score or “C” or greater in IRWD 0381 and a passing score on the Midland College Reading Assessment Exam (MCRWAE).

ENGL 1301 as corerequisite course

  Students taking IRWD 0381 must enroll in both IRWD 0381 and ENGL 1301 as corerequisites. A corequisite student who does not pass IRWD 0381 may remain in ENGL 1301 but must enroll in NCBW 0102.

NCBW 0102

 

This course is designed as a support course for corerequisite students in ENGL 1301 who did not pass IRWD 0381.

 

SPCH 1315 as corerequisite course

 

  A student required to take IRWD 0380 must enroll in both IRWD 0380 and SPCH 1315 as corerequisites. A corequisite student who passes SPCH 1315 will be TSI reading complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
Students complete IRWD 0381 with a “C” or better and a passing score of 75% or greater on the Midland College Reading and Writing Assessment Exam (MCRWAE) will be considered TSI complete in reading and writing.
Math

MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT FOR MATHWAYS (MATH 0481 and MATH 0482)

COURSE

TSIA

PREREQUISITE

NCBM 0111 (Started Fall 2015)

310-336

Designed for students who score below the minimum level for the Math Pathway class, MATH 0481 or MATH 0482. This 16-hour math course provides support so that students may enroll in a non-STEM MATH 0481 or STEM MATH 0482. After the successful completion of this support course and successful completion of MATH 0481, students will be deemed TSI complete and may enroll in MATH 1332 or MATH 1342. After successful completion of this support course and successful completion of MATH 0482, students will be TSI complete for all entry level math pathways.

NCBM 0221 (Started Spring 2017)

 

Designed for students who completed MATH 0481 in the non-STEM pathway and have changed to the STEM pathway. The NCBM 0221 for MATH 1314 or MATH 1324 provides just-in-time support of topics in each respective course.

MATH 0481 (Started Fall 2015)

337-349

Specified placement  or enroll in corequisite NCBM 0111 (support course) if below 337 on TSI.

MATH 0482 (Started Fall 2015)

337-349

Specified placement or enroll in corequisite NCBM 0111 (support course) if below 337 on TSI.

MATH 1332, MATH 1342 

350+

Specified placement score or “C” or greater in MATH 0481 and “P” in MATH 0180, or “C” or greater in MATH 0482 and “P” in MATH 0180.

MATH 1314, MATH 1414,
MATH 1324 

350+

Specified placement score or “C” or greater in MATH 0482 and “P” in MATH 0180 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATH 0481 and MATH 0482 have a co-requisite lab MATH 0180. A student must register for the math class and the required lab.

 

MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT FOR CO-REQUISITE COURSES

COURSE

TSIA

PREREQUISITE

 

MATH 0232  (Fall 2018)

 

310-349

Co-requisite developmental support for MATH 1332. Students are enrolled in MATH 0232 AND MATH 1332 in the same semester. Students must earn a “C” or better in MATH 1332 to be deemed TSI complete in the non-STEM pathway.

 

MATH 0242  (Fall 2018)

 

310-349

Co-requisite developmental support for MATH 1342. Students are enrolled in MATH 0242 AND MATH 1342 in the same semester. Students must earn a “C” or better in MATH 1342 to be deemed TSI complete in the non-STEM pathway.

 

MATH 0414   (Fall 2018)

 

337-349

Co-requisite developmental support for MATH 1314. Students are enrolled in MATH 0414 AND MATH 1314 in the same semester. Students must earn a “C” or better in MATH 1314 to be deemed TSI complete in the STEM pathway.

MATH 0424   (Fall 2018)

337-349

Co-requisite developmental support for MATH 1324. Students are enrolled in MATH 0424 AND MATH 1324 in the same semester. Students must earn a “C” or better in MATH 1324 to be deemed TSI complete in the STEM pathway.

NCBM 0222 (Individualized Math Intervention)  (Spring 2019)

 

Provides support for MATH 1314, MATH 1324, MATH 1332, or MATH 1342 for students who were previously unsuccessful in the co-requisite model.  Students are enrolled in NCBM 0222 AND MATH 1314, MATH 1324, MATH 1332, or MATH 1342 in the same semester and receive individualized support for their respective transfer course. Students must earn a “C” or better in MATH 1314, MATH 1324, MATH 1332, or MATH 1342 to be deemed TSI complete in the non-STEM or STEM pathway, respectively.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

MATH 0232, MATH 0242, MATH 0414, and MATH 0424 have co-requisite lab MATH 0180.  A student must register for the math class and the required lab.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Students need to meet with an advisor after taking the Acculplacer placement exam. Students placing below 50 in any area should register for Adult Education and Literacy classes.

Course

ESL Accuplacer

Course Progression

ESL 0370 

Speaking and Listening

May be taken for credit or as Continuing Education

50 and above

Language Use
Listening
Reading
Sentence

 

Courses may be taken in any order, but students usually take all three courses simultaneously. A student wanting to move on to IRWD or credit courses must take the TSI for placement.

ESL 0371 

Reading and Vocabulary

May be taken for credit or as Continuing Education

50 and above

Language Use
Listening
Reading
Sentence

Courses may be taken in any order, but students usually take all three courses simultaneously. A student wanting to move on to IRWD or credit courses must take the TSI for placement.

ESL 0372 

Grammar and Writing

May be taken for credit or as Continuing Education

 

50 and above

Language Use
Listening
Reading
Sentence

Courses may be taken in any order, but students usually take all three courses simultaneously. A student wanting to move on to IRWD or credit courses must take the TSI for placement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*NOTE:  If a student fails to pass the MCRAE or the MCWAE, additional assessment may be necessary for proper sequential placement. 

Math Placement Testing

Students must demonstrate college readiness on the TSIA before attempting the math placement test. Find more information on math placement here

Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions Accuplacer College-Level Math Placement Guidelines

Course     

Scaled Score

MATH 1314 

MATH 1324 

MATH 1332 

MATH 1342 

200-236

MATH 1316 

MATH 1325 

MATH 1350 

MATH 2412 

237-264

MATH 2413 

265 and above

Payment

Students whose accounts are not paid in full nor on a payment plan will be dropped from courses. Find more information on how to pay for college here.