• Academic Honors and Standards

    "The International Center for Academic Integrity defines academic integrity as a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals into action..." (International Center for Academic Integrity) Individual McLennan faculty members determine their class policies and behavioral expectations for students. Students who commit violations of academic integrity should expect serious consequences. Offenses will be tracked so that appropriate sanctions can be applied. For further information about student responsibilities and rights, please visit the Academic Integrity website.

    Students who achieve and maintain prescribed standards of scholarship shall be awarded special recognition by inclusion on the Distinguished Honors and Honors lists at the end of the fall and spring semesters. The Director of Records and Registration shall be responsible for the preparation of the lists and will include the names of students who have completed 12 or more credit hours with a grade point average of 3.50-3.79 (Honors) and 3.80-4.0 (Distinguished Honors) for the semester.

    To receive special recognition during commencement exercises, graduates receiving the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts in Teaching, or Associate of Applied Science degrees must have completed at least 60 college hours and met all degree requirements established and obtain a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher. The categories for special recognition are: Honors (3.5-3.79), High Honors (3.8-3.99), and Highest Honors (4.0). Graduates who graduate with Highest Honors are presented a special award during commencement exercises.

  • Class-Related Problems

    A student having problems directly related to a class should first talk with the professor. If the problem is not resolved, the student may talk to the Program Director or Division Chair, then to the appropriate Dean, then to the Vice President, Instruction.

    Students may also visit the Student Complaints website for concerns about specific complaints or grievances.

  • Course Syllabus

    A syllabus is given to students by their professors at the beginning of each course. The syllabus outlines the objectives of the course, the assignments and special projects, grading policy, and any other important information the professor feels students need.

  • Faculty Office Hours

    The times faculty members are available for students to visit with them vary. Students should check with their professors on the first day of class as to when they will hold office hours.

  • University Center

    Students seeking to complete a bachelor degree following their MCC coursework may benefit from University Center services. The University Center maintains local degree agreements with Tarleton State University-Waco and Texas Tech University-Waco that can facilitate a seamless transition between schools. Classes are taught in Waco by university professors in a face-to-face setting, online or in a classroom equipped with interactive video technology. Bachelor degrees are awarded by Tarleton or Texas Tech and are indistinguishable from degrees awarded on the home campuses.

    In addition, MCC students interested in any four-year institution may receive hands-on assistance with transfer tasks, including admission, financial aid, and scholarship applications. 

    For more information, visit the University Center website or call 254-299-8882.