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    Midland College
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admissions and Registration



Midland College Application for Admissions

 

The link below will take you to instructions on how to get started at Midland College

http://www.midland.edu/enroll

Admissions

Midland College maintains an admissions policy which ensures that all persons who can profit from post-secondary education have an opportunity to enroll. Students begin the admission process by completing an application, available online at www.applytexas.org.   Applicants may assume admission acceptance after all requirements are met. All inquiries should be addressed to the Enrollment Services Office, enroll@midland.edu. Please remember that being admitted to Midland College does NOT guarantee admission to certain specific programs of study. Specialized programs usually have additional qualification requirements. Applicants should consult with the division dean or a counselor/advisor for details concerning admission to these programs.

Texas Success Initiative Requirements

Texas public institutions of higher education are required to assess all first-time college students under the Texas Success Initiative (TEC ʂ51.3062) using the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment.

Please visit the Midland College Testing Center website for more information.

All students who are developmental in two or more areas must take a PREP course in their first semester. This course must be completed with a "C" or better.

Immunizations Requirements

Texas State Law SB 1107 mandates that all entering students under the age of 22 provide a certificate signed by a health care provider or an official immunization record verifying that the student has been vaccinated against bacterial meningitis, or has received a booster during the five years prior to registration and at least 10 days before the first day of the semester. 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.

The law allows exceptions for:

  • Students 22 years of age or older.
  • Students who are enrolled only in online or other distance learning courses.
  • Students who submit an affidavit or a certificate signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, in which it is stated that in the physician's opinion, the vaccination required would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student.
  • Students who submit an affidavit signed by the student stating that the student declines the vaccination for bacterial meningitis for reasons of conscience, including religious belief.
  • Students living on campus must use the conscientious exemption form from the Texas Department of State Health Services.  Allow several weeks to submit and have form approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Students are advised to check with their health insurance company regarding reimbursement policies for the vaccine. The bacterial meningitis vaccine is available at pharmacies. The local public health department has vaccines for uninsured and underinsured individuals.

Students who fail to submit certified proof of vaccination or a valid booster within the required timeframe, will be unable to register for their intended term. Please note, vaccinations older than 5 years will require a booster and all bacterial meningitis vaccinations and booster must be administered by a health practitioner authorized by law to administer an immunization.

Please see the Midland College meningitis web page for more information.

Other Immunization Requirements

Midland College students enrolled in certain health-related occupations and for those who live in on-campus housing may be required to show proof of other immunizations against communicable diseases. Students should contact the division dean of the appropriate program or the Student Life Director (432) 685-4781.

Residence Requirements

It is the responsibility of each student attending Midland College to register under the proper residence classification and pay the correct tuition and fees. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rule 21.731 requires each student applying to enroll at an institution to respond to a set of core residency questions for the purpose of determining the student's eligibility for classification as a resident. This questionnaire, along with other pertinent residency information, is available in the Enrollment Services Office and on the Midland College website at www.midland.edu/admissions.

In-District

A Texas resident who physically resides within the geographic boundaries of the Midland College district, excluding student housing or residence halls.

To qualify for In-District residency a student:

  • Must have been classified as a Texas resident
  • Have been a resident of the Midland College taxing district for a period of six months before first enrollment

A student may reclassify from Out-of-District to in-district status, with the appropriate documentation, after six months residency in the Midland College taxing district.

Out-of-District

A Texas resident who does not physically reside within the geographic boundaries of the Midland College taxing district will pay Out-of-District tuition. Aliens living in the United States under a visa must meet the same tuition residency requirements as do U.S. citizens. A permanent resident must meet the same length of residency requirements as a citizen. A student may reclassify from Out-of-District to In-District status, with appropriate documentation, after six months residency in the Midland College District. A listing of those documents which can be accepted for the purpose of residency classification is available in the Enrollment Services Office.

Students Residing Outside of the Midland College District

The Midland College Board has adopted Section 130.0032, Subchapter A, of the Texas Education Code that permits a person who resides outside of the Midland College District and who owns property subject to ad valorem taxation by the Midland College District, or a dependent of the person, to pay tuition at the rate applicable to a student who resides in the district. To qualify for this benefit, the property owner or dependent must provide the Enrollment Services Office with a copy of a Notice of Appraised Value Statement from the Midland Central Appraisal District in the property owner or dependent's name that shows Midland College as one of the taxing units.

High School

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

Early Admission Program

Midland College will consider high school students between the ages of 16 to 18 on the basis of individual merit with school district and parental permission. The Early Admission Parental Permission Form can be obtained at the Enrollment Services Office or the Enrollment Services website.

Dual Credit

Midland College has entered into agreements with certain school districts allowing high school students to earn both high school and college credit for selected courses. For more information, students should contact their high school or Midland College counselor/advisor. The Midland College web page has complete information on the Dual Credit registration process.

Early College High School

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 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.

Examination

Students may be admitted upon satisfactory completion of the GED® test. Upon satisfactory completion of the GED® test, a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency, with the official GED® test scores, will be issued by the state and mailed from Austin. Once received, this document is required for admission.

Home School

  1. Home-schooled high school students seeking admission as regular students are required to:
  2. be at least 16 years of age and be classified as a junior or senior level student;
  3. complete the Apply Texas application at www.applytexas.org;
  4. provide an Early Admission Permission Form signed by the parent;
  5. comply with all Texas Success Initiative testing requirements and Midland College placement testing requirements.
  6. provide an official transcript which must meet all Texas Education Agency (TEA) standards.

Students will be required to have a Midland College counselor/advisor approve their schedule each time they enroll or change their schedule.

Individual Approval

 

Individuals who are 18 years of age or older and do not have a high school diploma or who have not passed the GED® test may be admitted without examination at the discretion of Student Services administrators at Midland College. Transcripts from previous high schools attended, together with tests and other devices, may be used in lieu of high school graduation. Students admitted on individual approval without a high school diploma or who have not passed the GED® test are not eligible to receive Title IV federal financial assistance.

International Students

International students are welcome at Midland College. Admission is contingent upon the evaluation of the following criteria and upon Midland College's ability to serve the individual needs as determined by the college's representatives. Students from other countries must submit:

  1. an application for admission;
  2. a high school transcript (The student must be the equivalent of a United States high school graduate and the transcript must be translated into English and must show each course and the grade earned.) Note:  Evaluation by a credentials evaluation agency may be required.
  3. transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, Note:  Evaluation by a credentials evaluation agency may be required.
  4. demonstrated proficiency of the English language: TOEFL score of 525 or Internet-based score of 70; successful completion of one year or two consecutive semesters of English courses; or approval by the International Student Counselor;
  5. proof of financial responsibility.
  6. proof of insurance policy covering repatriation and medical evacuation.

It is highly suggested that students coming from non- English speaking countries take an ESL course their first semester at Midland College.

International students must abide by Midland College rules as well as additional federal and state guidelines. Prospective international students must file completed applications with all required forms and a $20 non-refundable application fee. Send the fee, in the form of a check or money order payable to Midland College, to the Director of Counseling. An I-20 form will be issued to the student when the above qualifications have been met. International students must enroll and complete at least 12 semester hours of course work each semester. For further admission information go online www.midland.edu/international.

Right of Appeal

Contact the Vice President of Student Services for information on the appeal process.

Audit

A student may contract with an instructor to enroll in a credit course as an audit (non-credit) student. A student auditing a course will not receive a final grade or credit.. The student is required to pay full tuition and additional fees. Audit status is determined at the time of registration and no later than the census date of the semester of enrollment.

Academic Fresh Start

Residents of Texas who seek admission to a state college or university have the option of electing to have course work taken ten or more years prior to enrollment count as usual or to be ignored for admission purposes. Students electing to have course work ignored may not receive credit for any courses taken ten or more years prior to enrollment. Those hours ignored can be used as a basis for exemption from the Texas Success Initiative.

Transient Students

Non-degree seeking students who are enrolled in another college or university who attend Midland College for one or more semesters, and are not eligible for grants, loans, or work-study. Transient students are required to provide official copies of all transcripts from every college or university previously attended.

Transfer Students

Midland College accepts college-level transfer courses with a grade of "D" or better earned from accredited colleges and universities. Please note: some degree plans require a minimum grade of "C" to meet degree requirements. Transfer coursework is evaluated by the end of the semester in which the transcript is received for all students other than those who are transient or non-degree seeking. Transfer credit is granted only for work:

  • completed at a regionally accredited institution,
  • evaluated by a recognized foreign transcript evaluator, or
  • completed at an approved institution.

Transfer courses from Texas institutions with a Common Course Number and drawn from the Academic Course Guide are accepted. Courses found in the Workforce Education Course Manual may also be accepted. Courses not included in the above methods are evaluated based on content and semester credit hours with consultation with and approval of instructional administration as needed.

Transfer students are required to provide official copies of all transcripts from every college or university previously attended. As transcripts from accredited colleges and universities are received for degree-seeking students, they are evaluated in the Registration Office. A copy of that evaluation is sent to the student at the address recorded in the student files. Continued enrollment is contingent on receipt of all official transcripts.  Please send transcript electronically, institution to institution via SPEEDE if service is available.

Reverse Transfer Degree

Students who transfer to other colleges or universities before completing a Midland College degree, are encouraged to send official transcripts from attending institutions to the Midland College Registration Office to fulfill their Associate Degree requirements. A minimum of 15 credit hours must be earned from Midland College. Students interested in this option should consult with a counselor/advisor in Student Services.

Transfer to Other Colleges

Students should select a major field of study and a college or university which offers a bachelor's degree in that field. A Midland College counselor/advisor will help students select Midland College courses corresponding to those they would take at the college or university.

Students should check with the senior college or university regarding admission requirements and transfer regulations and should arrange for the Midland College Registrar to send an official transcript.

Transfer Appeal Process

  1. Following are procedures for the resolution of disputes involving the transfer of courses from Midland College to other public institutions in Texas.
  2. If an institution of higher education does not accept course credit earned by a student at another institution of higher education, the receiving institution shall give written notice to the student and to the sending institution that transfer of the course credit is denied. A receiving institution shall also provide written notice of the reasons for denying credit for a particular course or set of courses at the request of the sending institution.
  3. A student who receives notice as specified may dispute the denial of credit by contacting a designated official at either the sending or receiving institution.
  4. The two institutions and the student shall attempt to resolve the transfer of the course credit in accordance with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules and guidelines.
  5. If the transfer dispute is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student or the sending institution within 45 days after the date the student received written notice of denial, the institution that denies the course credit for transfer shall notify the Commissioner of Higher Education of its denial and the reasons for the denial.
  6. The Commissioner of Higher Education or the Commissioner's designee shall make the final determination about a dispute concerning the transfer of course credit and give written notice of the determination to the involved student and institutions.
  7. The Higher Education Coordinating Board shall collect data on the types of transfer disputes that are reported and the disposition of each case that is considered by the Commissioner's designee.
  8. If a receiving institution has cause to believe that a course being presented by a student for transfer from another school is not of an acceptable level of quality, it should first contact the sending institution and attempt to resolve the problem. In the event that the two institutions are unable to come to a satisfactory resolution, the receiving institution may notify the Commissioner of Higher Education, who may investigate the course. If its quality is found to be unacceptable, the Higher Education Coordinating Board may discontinue funding for the course.

Transfer Agreement Partners

Midland College partners with area universities to provide special transfer opportunities just for Midland College students. These transfer agreements are designed to provide Midland College students a seamless transfer to those institutions.

Depending on the institution, students can expect a variety of benefits including: special admissions coordination to the universities, early degree planning, access to upper level advising, and access to the institutions' online student website.

Transfer programs provide for the retroactive awarding of an associate degree from Midland College. This process allows hours completed at the upper-level institution to be transferred back to Midland College to complete an associate degree program.

Each university may have varying additional admission requirements. Your advisor at Midland College can help you identify those requirements.

The four current transfer agreement programs are:

  • Texas Tech University • Pathways Program
  • University of Texas at Dallas • Comet Connection Program
  • Angelo State University • Access ASU Program
  • UT Permian Basin • Direct Connect Program

For more information on these partner programs, email advising@midland.edu

Excess Undergraduate Credit Hours (Texas Education Code 61.0595)

A Texas resident who has taken more semester credit hours than the minimum required for a bachelor's degree may be required to pay non-resident tuition rates for the excess hours. Attempted hours include all hours earned at public community colleges and universities, but do not include developmental or technical education hours.

Students enrolled before the Fall 2006 have a limit of 45 semester credit hours above the minimum required for the Bachelor's degree. Students enrolled beginning in Fall 2006 have a limit of 30 semester credit hours above the minimum required for a Bachelor's degree. Additional information provided in the Texas Education Code 61.0595.

 

Advising

Visit with a counselor/advisor to identify interests, testing needs and degree plan.

Midland College provides a professional staff to help students with academic, personal and career counseling/advising, financial aid, and international student advising.

 A student who has a TSI deficiency will be advised by a counselor/advisor, in consultation with the appropriate developmental faculty, prior to enrollment.

Academic advisement is provided regarding appropriate major and course selection, study habits, developmental work and transferring to other colleges or universities. Faculty advisors cooperate with the counseling/advising staff in aiding the individual student with academic issues of course selection and career choice. Degree plans should be arranged with the advisor as early as possible and may be modified at any time. Prior to the semester of graduation, students must have the degree plan approved by the appropriate division office.

Personal/Social adjustment counseling is provided on a confidential basis regarding issues of life adjustments which many college students experience.

Veterans Services - Students eligible for federal VA education benefits should contact the coordinator in the Midland College Financial Aid office. Hazlewood Act benefits are processed through the Financial Aid office. Some veterans may also qualify for certain residency exemptions. More information on these benefits and links to additional veteran information are available on our website.

Referrals are provided regarding financial aid, tutoring, job placement, medical emergencies, or personal adjustment problems.

The Career/Transfer Center provides services for students, including job placement, career interest tests, work-study information, transfer resources, and select grant support services. Additional services include career related workshops resume writing, job search skills, and annual job fair. Computers are available for students to research career, transfer and job inquiries.

Federal College Work-Study Program

The college work-study program provides employment for students who have demonstrated financial need. The maximum amount a recipient can earn under this federal program is determined by the financial aid application. Students employed under this program are paid at least the minimum wage and may work a maximum of 15 hours per week. A current list of college work-study jobs is available in the Job Placement Office in the Scharbauer Student Center.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services is a federal TRiO program funded by a grant from the Department of Education in the amount of $247,584. The amount awarded and number served by the program is subject to change by congressional action such as the recent sequestration. Designed to serve 160 participants, the goal of SSS is to keep students in college and increase graduation rates while assisting with the transition to the university of choice. In addition to providing one-on-one advising and registration, participants can get help with financial literacy, including how to find scholarships. SSS also has tutors and mentors that help encourage success at Midland College through test preparation, study skills, and overall academic development.

To be selected into SSS, full-time students must first apply and be accepted to Midland College. U.S. citizens or legal residents who are receiving Pell grants are strongly encouraged to apply to the program. Citizens and resident students who are first generation college (neither parent has a four-year degree) or students who are disabled are also eligible to apply. Student Support Services is located in the Scharbauer Student Center, rooms 129-131.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Services for Midland College students with disabilities are provided through Student Services. Medical documentation must be on file with the Counselor/Disability Specialist to qualify for services. Services include, but are not limited to: assistance with the registration process, technical assistance with modification of course requirements, and referral to other appropriate campus and community resources. Academic, career, and personal counseling are available upon request.

The student's permanent records are confidential. Individuals may examine personal records at any time. Personnel within the institution may examine their student records when it is in the best interest of the student. As per Public Law 93-380, The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

Students with disabilities should notify Midland College in advance regarding their need for services to allow arrangements to be in place at the beginning of each semester. Students who require sign language interpreters or materials from Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic should contact the specialist as soon as possible because these accommodations may require additional time to implement. Midland College assistance may include but is not limited to note takers, scribes, and transcriptions of tape recordings, tape recorders, alternative testing options, preferential seating or other appropriate accommodations. An ACCESS Lab designed for students with disabilities is available in the advising area of the Scharbauer Student Center.

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act require that no otherwise qualified person with a disability be denied access to, or the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination by any program or activity provided by an institution or entity receiving federal financial assistance. It is this Section 504 mandate that has promoted the development of disability support service programs in colleges and universities across the country. Subpart E of Section 504 deals specifically with this mandate for institutions of higher education. While it does not require that special educational programming be developed for students with disabilities, it does require that an institution (public or private) be prepared to make appropriate academic adjustments and reasonable accommodations in order to allow the full participation of students with disabilities in the same programs and activities available to nondisabled students.

A complete handbook for students with disabilities is available in the Scharbauer Student Center. Information, forms, and resources are available on the MC website.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Credit

Midland College will grant a maximum of 24 semester credit hours (SCH) to any new student having an International Baccalaureate Diploma based on the table below. Midland College may grant fewer than 24 SCH to a student if the student has scored less than 4 on any IBD examination administered as part of the diploma program. Applicants with the IB diploma must provide a completed IB transcript to the Enrollment Services Office before enrolling in order to receive credit.

Students who participate in the International Baccalaureate Program may receive college credit for exam scores of 4 or better on most Higher Level (HL) Exams and for a 5 or better on most Standard Level (SL) Exams. The amount of credit awarded will depend upon the exam scores and the level of the courses.

IB Subject  

 SL Score    HL Score    MC/TCCN    Credit Hours  
English A1   4 ENGL 1301  or ENGL 1302   3
  5+ ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302   6
Spanish A2 or B 5 4 SPAN 1411 , SPAN 1412   8
  5+ SPAN 1411 , SPAN 1412 , SPAN 2311 , SPAN 2312   14
Business & Management 5 4 BUSI 1301   3
Economics 5 4 ECON 2301 , ECON 2302   6
Geography 5 4 GEOG 1303   3
History 5 4 HIST 1301  or HIST 1302   3
  5+ HIST 1301 , HIST 1302   6
Philosophy 5 4 PHIL 1301   3
Psychology 5 4 PSYC 2301   3
  5+ PSYC 2301 , PSYC 2314   6
         
Anthropology 5 4 ANTH 2301  or ANTH 2351   3
  5+ ANTH 2301  , ANTH 2351   6
Biology 4   BIOL 1408   4
  5 BIOL 1406   4
Chemistry 5   CHEM 1405   4
  6 CHEM 1411   4
Physics   6 PHYS 1401 , PHYS 1402   8
Mathematics (HL only)   4 MATH 2413   4
Computer Science 5 4 COSC 1330   3
Visual Arts 5 4 ARTS 1301   3
Music 5 4 MUSI 1306   3
Theatre Arts 5 4 DRAM 1310   3

Testing

The Testing Center, located in the Scharbauer Student Center offers a wide array of testing services for students. The Center provides make-up testing for Midland College faculty, proctors exams for distance learning and Virtual College of Texas (VCT) courses, as well as administering a number of professional certification tests.

Credit by Exam

Midland College administers College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations. Upon approval of the Division Dean and departmental faculty, departmental examinations may be used in cases where approved CLEP tests are not available. Procedures also exist for the granting of credit through the Advanced Placement by examination. Credit by exam will not be granted until student has earned an equal or greater number or semester credit hours at Midland College. Please inquire in the Testing Center for additional information.

Credit for Non-traditional Learning

Midland College may grant credit toward a degree or certificate if a student has achieved knowledge and skills from non-traditional sources. This knowledge must be demonstrated by: 1) written examination conducted by nationally recognized services or by a Midland College instructional department; 2) professional certification; or 3) military training/education. The maximum credit that will be awarded for non-traditional learning is 75% of the semester credit hours needed for the degree sought. Students should contact the Registration Office for detailed information.

GED® (High School Equivalency)

Midland College offers the GED® test for those who have not completed a formal high school education. The successful completion of the GED® test secures a certificate of high school equivalency and enables students to enter college and pursue a college degree.

The GED® test is administered in Room 182 of the Technical Center Annex. In order to receive a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency, a student must pass all tests. Advance registration is required. Please contact the GED® Examiner at (432) 685-4718 for detailed information on fees and scheduling a test.  Information can also be found on the Adult and Developmental Education page on the Midland College website.

CLEP Credit Granted at Midland College

Subject

Course Credit

Test Used

Passing Score

Hours of Credit

Accounting

ACCT 2301 /ACCT 2302

Principles of Accounting

50

8.0

Business

BUSI 2301

Introductory Business Law

50

3.0

Economics

ECON 2301

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3.0

ECON 2302

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3.0

English

ENGL 1301

College Composition Modular

50 w/essay

3.0

ENGL 1302

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3.0

ENGL 2322 /ENGL 2323

English Literature

50

6.0

ENGL 2327 /ENGL 2328

American Literature

50

6.0

Government

GOVT 2305

American Government*

50

3.0

History

HIST 1301

History of the United States 1*

50

3.0

HIST 1302

History of the United States II *

50

3.0

HIST 2311

Western Civilization I

50

3.0

HIST 2312

Western Civilization II

50

3.0

Management

BMGT 1303

Principles of Management

50

3.0

Math

MATH 1314

College Algebra

50

3.0

MATH 2413

Calculus

50

4.0

Modern Languages

FREN 1411 /FREN 1412

College Level French

50

8.0

FREN 2311 /FREN 2312

College Level French

50

14.0

GERM 1411 /GERM 1412

College Level German

50

8.0

GERM 2311 /GERM 2312

College Level German

60

14.0

SPAN 1411 /SPAN 1412

College Level Spanish

50

8.0

SPAN 2311 /SPAN 2312

College Level Spanish

63

14.0

Psychology

PSYC 2301

Introductory Psychology

50

3.0

PSYC 2314

Human Growth & Development

50

3.0

Sociology

SOCI 1301

Introductory Sociology

50

3.0

 

In the State of Texas, students may have either  HIST 1301  or  HIST 1302  credit by examination on their transcripts. Students may not have credit by examination for both courses. Likewise, students may be awarded credit by examination for one Government course only.

Advanced Placement Examination Credit Granted at Midland College

Advanced Placement scores of 3 or better are accepted for designated subject areas. If you have scores in an area not listed below, please see the Testing Coordinator.

 Subject  

 Course Credit  

 Test Used  

 Passing Score  

 Hours of Credit  

Biology

BIOL 1406 /BIOL 1407  

Biology

3 (4-5)

4.0 (8.0)

Chemistry

CHEM 1411 /CHEM 1412  

Chemistry

3 (4-5)

4.0 (8.0)

English

ENGL 1301 /ENGL 1302  

English Language & Composition

3 (4-5)

3.0 (6.0)

ENGL 2322 /ENGL 2323  

English Literature & Composition

3 (4-5)

3.0 (6.0)

American Government

GOVT 2306  

Government

3-5

3.0

History

HIST 1301  or

United States History 1 or II

3 (4-5)

3.0 (6.0)

HIST 1302  

Math

MATH 2413  

Calculus AB

3

4.0

MATH 2414  

Calculus BC

3

8.0

Modern Languages

SPAN 1411 /SPAN 1412  

Spanish

3

8.0

SPAN 2311 /SPAN 2312  

Spanish

4 (5)

11.0 (14.0)

Placement Tests

 

Students who are exempt from the Texas Success Initiative and wish to enroll in a math class above college-entry level math, must take a math placement test.  Please contact the Midland College Testing Center for more information, (432) 685-4504.

Dual-Credit Student Placement

High school students wishing to enroll in dual-credit courses must meet appropriate TSI requirements.

An 11th-grade student is also eligible to enroll in dual-credit courses under the following conditions:

  • *PSAT/NMSQT -- a combined math and critical reading score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on each section relevant to the courses to be attempted.
  • *PLAN -- a composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the math and/or English section.

*An eligible student who has enrolled in dual-credit under either of these tests MUST demonstrate eligibility again to enroll in 12th-grade dual-credit courses.

If not covered by any of the above tests, then a student must pass the portion of the TSI test that correlates with the dual-credit class being requested.

Students with disabilities should notify Midland College in advance regarding their need for services to allow arrangements to be in place at the beginning of each semester. Students who require sign language interpreters or materials from Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic should contact the specialist as soon as possible because these accommodations may require additional time to implement. Midland College can provide assistance in the form of note takers, scribes, transcriptions of tape recordings, tape recorders, alternative testing options, preferential seating or other appropriate accommodations.

Exemptions/Exceptions

Students who meet one of the following conditions are exempt from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements:

  1. For a period of five (5) years from the date of testing, a student who is tested and performs at or above the following standards:
    • ACT tests with a composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the English test and/or the mathematics test shall be exempt for those corresponding sections.
    • SAT tests with a combined verbal and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the verbal test and/or the mathematics test shall be exempt for those corresponding sections.
  2. For a period of three (3) years from the date of testing, a student who tests and performs on the Eleventh grade exit-level Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) with a minimum scale score of 2200 on the math section and/or a minimum score of 2200 on the English Language Arts section with a writing subsection score of at least 3 shall be exempt from the assessment required under this title for those corresponding sections.
  3. A student who has graduated with an associate or baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education.
  4. A student who transfers to Midland College from other accredited institutions of higher education with appropriate college-level work in the areas of writing, reading and/or mathematics (grades of "C" or higher) may be deemed as college-ready after review by the Registration Office. Students not meeting college-readiness in writing, reading or mathematics will be required to take the TSI Assessment for that area.
  5. A student who has previously attended any institution and has been determined to have met readiness standards by that institution.
  6. A student who is serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States, the Texas National Guard, or as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and has been serving for at least three years preceding enrollment. Written documentation from the appropriate branch of the military is required for the exemption to be granted.
  7. A student who on or after August 1, 1990 was honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or the Texas National Guard or service as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States. Written documentation (DD-214) is required before the exemption will be granted.
  8. A casual/enrichment student who is taking courses for personal interest only and who is not seeking a degree or certificate will be allowed to defer developmental course work and may enroll under the following conditions: (a) take a maximum of two courses per semester that are not academically restricted courses; (b) may not declare a major; and (c) may not receive financial aid. Consult with a Midland College counselor/ advisor for a list of academically restricted courses.

MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT

MATH 1316  

 

50+ (Algebra domain) or 0-50 (Trigonometry domain)

'C" or great in MATH 1314  

MATH 1325  

MATH 1351  

MATH 2414  

MATH 2415  

MATH 2420  

 

 

See course descriptions for prerequisite.

MATH 1350  

 

50+ (Algebra domain) or 0-50 (Trigonometry domain)

'C" or great in MATH 1314  or equivalent

MATH 1351  

 

 

"C" or greater in MATH 1350  

MATH 2412  

 

50+ (Algebra domain) or 0-50 (Trigonometry domain)

'C" or great in MATH 1314  

MATH 2413  

 

51+ (Trigonometry domain)

"C" or greater in MATH 1316  or MATH 2412            

 

Developmental Education Requirements

A student not exempt from TSI or developmental education must follow this plan of action.

Students must enroll in developmental classes for each TSI deficiency and continue until sequence is completed.  A student must continue in developmental education until all TSI requirements are met. Enrollment in development is not mandatory for winter interim, spring interim and summer sessions.  Successful completion, as defined by institutional requirements of each developmental course, allows the student to move to the next course. Students may re-take the TSI Assessment at any time to attempt to satisfy TSI requirements.  Midland College requires that students who fail two or more areas of the TSI assessment tests will be enrolled into a Student Success Course during their first semester attending Midland College and pass with a "C" or better.  Students must enroll into PREP 0370. (Pending)

Registration

Students may register:

  • In person at the Scharbauer Student Center, or other Midland College sites
  • Online via Campus Connect at www.midland.edu

Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor/advisor if he/she is in need of assistance in planning a course schedule. Consult the online course schedule for more details.

Campus Connect

This online service is available at www.midland.edu. To log on, you must be an admitted Midland College student. Campus Connect provides students access to their college information including:

  1. class schedule
  2. grade report for current semester grades
  3. course availability
  4. unofficial transcript
  5. status of school account/balance due
  6. degree audit that lists the courses that have been completed and those needed to complete a degree or certificate
  7. demographic information on file
  8. status of financial aid

Please refer to the course schedule for registration deadlines. Some courses have special prerequisites; check individual course listings. Some programs have limited enrollments.

Payment

Payment is due at the time of registration.  Pay your tuition bill using financial aid earned or take advantage of one of several payment methods.

 

Tuition and Fees

 

Students who enroll both in a community college and a senior college or university should register for the community college courses first. After that has been completed, they should take their receipt to the senior college or university and register. This may result in savings of tuition and fees.

Midland College offers senior citizens an exemption from the payment of general use fees when they enroll in credit classes. To be eligible for the exemption, students must be sixty-five years of age or older and pay tuition costs plus any lab fees. All other Midland College policies apply.

The schedule below reflects the combined tuition and general use fees required of all courses. Certain courses may require additional fees for labs, liability insurance, private instruction, and testing. This schedule reflects the tuition and fee rates in effect at the time of printing. All tuition and fees printed in this catalog are subject to change by the Midland College Board of Trustees. The most recent rates are published in the course schedule.

Recent rates are published in the course schedule.

Lower Division (Freshman & Sophomore)

Hours

In-District Resident

Out-Of-District Resident

Out-Of-State Resident/Alien

1

144.00

191.00

372.00

2

200.00

294.00

372.00

3

256.00

397.00

514.00

4

312.00

500.00

656.00

5

390.00

625.00

820.00

6

468.00

750.00

984.00

7

546.00

875.00

1,148.00

8

624.00

1,000.00

1,312.00

9

702.00

1,125.00

1,476.00

10

780.00

1,250.00

1,640.00

11

858.00

1,375.00

1,804.00

12

936.00

1,500.00

1,968.00

13

1,014.00

1,625.00

2,132.00

14

1,092.00

1,750.00

2,296.00

15

1,170.00

1,875.00

2,460.00

16

1,248.00

2,000.00

2,624.00

17

1,326.00

2,125.00

2,788.00

18

1,404.00

2,250.00

2,952.00

19

1,482.00

2,375.00

3,116.00

20

1,560.00

2,500.00

3,280.00

21

1,638.00

2,625.00

3,444.00

22

1,716.00

2,750.00

3,608.00

23

1,794.00

2,875.00

3,772.00

24

1,872.00

3,000.00

3,936.00

25

1,950.00

3,125.00

4,100.00

26

2,028.00

3,250.00

4,264.00

27

2,106.00

3,375.00

4,428.00

Note:  Additional fees may be charged for lab, course, insurance and private instruction.

 

Upper Division (Junior & Senior)

Hours

In-District Resident

Out-Of-District Resident

Out-Of-State Resident/Alien

1

192.00

239.00

468.00

2

296.00

390.00

468.00

3

400.00

541.00

658.00

4

504.00

692.00

848.00

5

630.00

865.00

1,060.00

6

756.00

1,038.00

1,272.00

7

882.00

1,211.00

1,484.00

8

1,008.00

1,384.00

1,696.00

9

1,134.00

1,557.00

1,908.00

10

1,260.00

1,730.00

2,120.00

11

1,386.00

1,903.00

2,332.00

12

1,512.00

2,076.00

2,544.00

13

1,638.00

2,249.00

2,756.00

14

1,764.00

2,422.00

2,968.00

15

1,890.00

2,595.00

3,180.00

16

2,016.00

2,768.00

3,392.00

17

2,142.00

2,941.00

3,604.00

18

2,268.00

3,114.00

3,816.00

19

2,394.00

3,287.00

4,028.00

20

2,520.00

3,460.00

4,240.00

21

2,646.00

3,633.00

4,452.00

22

2,772.00

3,806.00

4,664.00

23

2,898.00

3,979.00

4,876.00

24

3,024.00

4,152.00

5,088.00

25

3,150.00

4,325.00

5,300.00

26

3,276.00

4,498.00

5,512.00

27

3,402.00

4,671.00

5,724.00

Note:  Additional fees may be charged for lab, course, insurance and private instruction.

 

 

Laboratory Fees

Accounting ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, ACNT 1403, ACNT 1411 24.00
Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration HART 1391-HART 1445, HART 2434-HART 2442 and HART 2449 48.00
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling DAAC 2441 and DAAC 2454 10.00
Anthropology ANTH 2101 20.00
Arts ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, ARTS 1317, ARTS 2311, ARTS 2326, ARTS 2327, ARTS 2333, ARTS 2334 36.00
Arts ARTS 2316, ARTS 2317, ARTS 2323, ARTS 2324, ARTS 2366, ARTS 2367 18.00
Arts ARTS 2341, ARTS 2342, ARTS 2346, ARTS 2346, ARTS 2348, ARTS 2349, ARTS 2356, ARTS 2356 48.00
Automotive Technology all AUMT courses, except AUMT 2321 30.00
Automotive Technology ABDR 1341, ABDR 1458 48.00
Automotive Technology AUMT 2321 35.00
Aviation Maintenance All AERM lab classes per credit hour 24.00
Biology   35.00
Business Administration BCIS 1405 40.00
Business Systems BCIS 1405, IMED, ITSW 1301-ITSW 1410, ITSW 2434, POFI 2401-POFI 2440, POFT 2333, POFT 2401 and POFT 2431 40.00
Chemistry   35.00
Child Care and Development All lab courses 24.00
Communication COMM 1129, COMM 1130, COMM 2129, COMM 2130, COMM 2289, COMM 2389 5.00
Communication COMM 2305, COMM 2311 12.00
Communication COMM 1318, COMM 1319 48.00
Computer Graphics Technology All lab courses except DFTG 2319 and DFTG 2340 24.00
Computer Graphics Technology DFTG 2319 and DFTG 2340 48.00
Cosmetology   24.00
Diagnostic Medical Sonography DMSO 1405, DMSO 1442, DMSO 2357, DMSO 2405 24.00
Diesel Technology All DEMR classes, except DEMR 1403 24.00
Drama DRAM 1120, DRAM 1121, DRAM 2120, DRAM 2121, DRAM 2336 12.00
Emergency Medical Services EMSP 1355, EMSP 1356, EMSP 1438, EMSP 1501, EMSP 2135, EMSP 2434, EMSP 2444 24.00
Energy Technology ELMT, ENER, ITNW 1425, ITNC, PTRT, WIND 24.00
Fire Science Technology FIRS 1341, FIRS 1413, FIRS 1419, FIRS 1423, FIRS 2344 48.00
Fire Science Technology FIRS 1329, FIRS 1401, FIRS 1407 24.00
French FREN 1411, FREN 1412, FREN 2311, FREN 2312 4.00
Geology   35.00
German   4.00
Health Information Management HITT 2327, HITT 2340 48.00
Information Technology BCIS 1405, CETT 1402, CPMT (all courses), ITCC (all courses), ITNW 1454, ITNW 2413, ITSC 1305, ITSC 1358, ITSC 1407-ITSC 2437, ITSE 1445, ITSE 2409, ITSE 2447, ITSE 2454, ITNW 1351, ITSE 1331, ITSE 2313, ITSE 2349, ITSY (all courses), POFT 1325 and ELMT (all courses) 40.00
Information Technology COSC (all courses), ITSE 1302, ITSE 1350 24.00
Integrated Reading Writing Development IRWD 0370-IRWD 0372 25.00
Kinesiology/Physical Education KINE 1103, KINE 1104, KINE 1105, KINE 1106, KINE 1107, KINE 1113, KINE 1117, KINE 1118, KINE 1120, KINE 1125, KINE 1130, KINE 1131, KINE 1164, KINE 1171, KINE 1172, KINE 1173, KINE 1174, KINE 1175, KINE 1176, KINE 1177, KINE 2103, KINE 2104, KINE 2105, KINE 2106, KINE 2113, KINE 2177, KINE 2118, KINE 2120, KINE 2125, KINE 2130, KINE 2131, KINE 2171, KINE 2172, KINE 2173, KINE 2174, KINE 2175, KINE 2176 5.00
Kinesiology/Physical Education KINE 1107, KINE 1127, KINE 2107, KIN3 2127 40.00
Kinesiology/Physical Education KINE 2156 24.00
Mathematics MATH 0170, MATH 0171-0173, MATH 0174, MATH 0175, MATH 0176, MATH 0177, MATH 0178, MATH 0179, MATH 0370, MATH 0371, MATH 0372 25.00
Music MUSI 1195-MUSI 1184, MUSI 1311-MUSI 1312, MUSI 2159-MUSI 2312, MUEN (all courses) 24.00
Nursing, Associate Degree RNSG 1341, RNSG 1412, RNSG 1443, RNSG 1517, RNSG 2130, RNSG 2213, RNSG 2331 24,00
Nursing, Associate Degree RNSG 1105, RNSG 1140, RNSG 2125, RNSG 1413 30.00
Nursing, Vocational VNSG 1230, VNSG 1234, VNSG 1320, VNSG 1410 48.00
Nursing Vocational VNSG 1323, VNSG 2431 60.00
Physics   35.00
Respiratory Care RSPT 1410-RSP5 2135, RSPT 2255-RSPT 2305 24.00
Sign Language SGNL 2302 4.00
Spanish SPAN 1411-SPAN 2312 4.00
Speech SPCH 2289, SPCH 2389 5.00
Welding Technology WLDG 1437, WLDG 1421-WLDG 1457, WLDG 2406-WLDG 2453 72.00

Courses with lab components are designated by the second number in parentheses following the title and semester credit hours in the course description area of this catalog. For example COSC 1330 - Computer Programming 3 Hours (3-1) has a lecture component of 3 hours and a lab component of 1 hour.

Special Charges

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Exit Exam Industry Competency Exam (ICE) required for A.A.S. degree and Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration certificate 30.00
Communication COMM 2330 course fee 8.00
Communication COMM 1335, COMM 2315, COMM 2327, COMM 2332, COMM 2339 course fee 12.00
Criminal Justice CJSA 2323 course fee 24.00
Credit by Departmental Examination   50.00
CLEP Examination   105.00
Correspondence Test Fee   20.00
Diesel Truck Driving lab fee DEMR 1403 4,100.00
Distance Learning Fee Charged for Internet and interactive course 54.00
Emergency Medical Services Clinical scheduling fee for EMSP 2260 185.00
English ENGL 1301-ENGL 2431 course fee 4.00
English as a Second Language ESL 0370, ESL 0371, ESL 0372, ESL 0370 software fee 100.00
Excessive Repeat fee per hour Charged for repeating certain courses three or more times 50.00
Excessive Remediation fee per hour   50.00
Health Information Management (AHIMA) fee HITT 1301, HITT 2261 45.00
Health Sciences Admission Test Required for admission into Associate Degree Nursing, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Respiratory Care 50.00
Identification card replacement fee   25.00
Information Technology POFI 1204 course fee 40.00
Installment payment plan online   25.00
*Liability insurance   17.00
*Liability insurance for Emergency Medical Services courses   71.00
Late registration fee 1st class day through census date 50.00
Late registration fee After census date (per hour) 50.00
Latin LATI 1411-LATI 2312 course fee 4.00
Mathematics MATH 1314-MATH 2420 course fee 10.00
Music Private instruction fee (MUAP) 120.00
Nursing, Associate Degree testing fee RNSG 1160 277.00
Nursing, Associate Degree testing fee RNSG 1413 182.00
Nursing, Associate Degree testing fee RNSG 1360, RNSG 2260, RNSG 2362 152.00
Nursing, Associate Degree testing fee RNSG 2360, RNSG 2363 197.00
Nursing, Associate Degree review course fee RNSG 2130 260.00
Nursing, Vocational testing fee VNSG 1400 330.00
Nursing, Vocational testing fee VNSG 1409, VNSG 1410 285.00
Paralegal LGLA 2331 course fee 84.00
Parking replacement sticker or additional vehicle   1.00
Parking fines   10.00-50.00
Respiratory Care testing fee RSPT 2361 35.00-40.00
Returned check   10.00/25.00
Sign Language SGNL 1401-SGNL 2301 course fee 4.00
TSI fee IRWD 0370 29.00

*Student liability insurance is required for students enrolled in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling 2166 and 2167; Associate Degree Nursing clinical courses; Child Care and Development courses; Cosmetology courses; Diagnostic Medical Sonography clinical courses; Emergency Medical Services clinical courses; Health Information Management clinical courses; Respiratory Care clinical courses; and Vocational Nursing clinical courses. This is subject to change due to insurance rate changes.

Students may also be charged for loss or damages to college property for which they are responsible. Non-payment of these obligations may result in the withholding of grades, transcripts, or graduation.

Installment Payment Plan (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters)

Students may pay tuition and fees and/or room and board on an installment basis. These require two separate payment plans. A $25.00 processing fee is charged for each plan. The student can execute an installment agreement on the Midland College website www.midland.edu within their Campus Connect account. There are different payment plan options depending on the time that you register. Tuition and fees or payment plan contracts are due at the time of registration. Failure to pay the complete balance may result in denial of course credit for that semester.

Refund Policy

Please be aware that refunds are made according to the date that classes officially begin rather than the date the student enrolls. All tuition and fee refunds must be initiated by the student. The date on the drop slip will determine the date of withdrawal and the amount of refund.

Refunds for installment agreements will first be applied to total balances. Refunds will be the applicable percentage of the total tuition and refundable fees due for the semester, less any amount not paid. If a student has paid less than the amount due after applying the applicable refund percentage, the student is required to pay the balance. Students who officially drop or withdraw from the institution will have their tuition and certain fees refunded according to the following schedules:

Refund Schedule for Complete Withdrawal

Regular Semester Length

Summer Sessions

3-Week Flexible Entry

100% - Prior to 1st class day

70% - 1st 15 class days

25% - 16th through 20th class days

NONE - After 20th class day

100%- Prior to 1st class day

70% - 1st 5 class days

25% - 6th and 7th class days

NONE - After 7th class day

100% - Prior to 1st class day

70% - 1st through 3rd class days

25% - 4th class day

NONE - After 4th class day

Refund Schedule for Reduction in Course Load

Regular Semester Length Summer Sessions 3-Week Flexible Entry

Regular Semester Length

Summer Sessions

3-Week Flexible Entry

100% - Prior to 1st class day

100% - 1st 5th class days

70% - 6th through 15th class days

25% - 16th through 20th class days NONE - After 20th class day

100%- Prior to 1st class day

100% - 1st 4th class days

70% - 5th Day

25% - 6th and 7th class days

NONE - After 7th class day

100% - Prior to 1st class day

100% - 1st through 2nd class days

70% - 3rd class day

25% - 4th class day

NONE - After 4th class day

Late fees and payment contract fees are nonrefundable.

Refunds will be processed after the state census of the semester.

Refunds take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to process.

Pro Rata Refund Policy

In accordance with the Higher Education Amendments, Section 484B, students receiving any Title IV funds (Pell, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Direct Loan Program or Direct Parent [PLUS] Loans), who completely withdraw from school prior to the 60 percent point in the semester may owe a repayment of grant funds received. Part of the repayment may be owed directly to the Department of Education and the remainder to the school. Midland College is required by the Department of Education to evaluate each student who receives Title IV funds to determine if the student has earned all of the money received and calculate if the student owes. Students owing will be notified in writing. The student must then respond by repaying the funds owed or establishing a repayment agreement. Students not responding will no longer be able to receive any Title IV funds at any school until repayment is made.

Amounts repaid will apply to funds in the following order:

Federal Direct Loan Program

Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loans

Pell Grant

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Other Title IV aid

For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (432) 685-5511.

Tuition and fees paid directly to the institution by a sponsor, donor, or scholarship shall be refunded to the source rather than directly to the student.