2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Oct 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

Student Services



Registration

Registration includes enrolling in courses and paying tuition and fees. Registration dates, times and options are outlined on the MCC website at www.montcalm.edu and the MCC student portal at my.montcalm.edu.

Academic Counseling/Advising

Licensed professional counselors and academic advisors are available to assist students. Course advisement, assessment and interpretation, special needs, academic coaching, career exploration and career decision-making, personal counseling referrals and other counseling services are available. Appointments may be made by contacting the Student Success Center at (989) 328-1264.

General Information

Emergency procedures, class schedules, lost and found and other general college information topics are handled in Student Services, located in the Burns Administration building on MCC’s Sidney campus.

Academic Assessment

Academic assessment is required for all students pursuing a program of study at MCC or who wish to enroll in a course with a placement prerequisite. MCC offers Guided Self-Placement where students after completing an ACCUPLACER assessment or submitting previously taken ACCUPLACER, ACT and SAT test scores from within the past five years meet with a counselor/advisor for placement into appropriate courses.  New students must complete and submit an Application for Admission prior to completing ACCUPLACER assessment or meeting with a counselor/advisor for Guided Self Placement. Students exempt from testing are those who have previously completed the ACCUPLACER test, have earned an associate or bachelor’s degree, are age 60 or older, audit classes, or obtain a waiver from the instructor. 

Accuplacer Assessment   

MCC administers the ACCUPLACER assessment to gauge reading, math and writing skills. The scores obtained through the Accuplacer assessment may meet course prerequisites. You must be accepted to the college prior to taking the assessment.    

To schedule your ACCUPLACER assessment, please contact the Student Success Center at 989-328-1264 or studentsuccess@montcalm.edu or register online here.   

SAT Scores  

SAT scores from the past five years may be used to waive all or some sections of the Accuplacer. Download your detailed SAT score report from collegeboard.org and email it to studentservices@montcalm.edu.   

The following are the SAT scores (sub scores) needed to waive placement assessment:   

Writing & language: 25 

Reading: 25 

Math: 26 

GED Testing

Information about scheduling the General Educational Development (GED) test is available by calling MCC’s Greenville Campus at (616) 754-7706 or Sidney Campus (989) 328-1295.

Student Records

Grade reports are available to students at the end of each semester of enrollment, in the MyMontcalm web portal. This information is not available by telephone. Neither grade reports nor transcripts are released to students who have outstanding financial obligations to MCC, or who have defaulted on student loans. Grade reports and unofficial transcripts can be viewed and printed through a secure link in MyMontcalm. If a student believes that the grade posted for a class is incorrect, he/she may pursue an Academic Appeal. The archived transcript shall be considered the student’s permanent academic record.

Students may request transcripts through the MCC website at www.montcalm.edu under the Alumnit tab. No transcripts will be issued for students who have outstanding financial obligations to MCC or who have defaulted on student loans.

Unofficial copies of transcripts may be printed through MyMontcalm.

Transcripts from other institutions, including high schools, cannot be released or copied.

Career Planning Services

Career Services are available to all students from undecided to beyond graduation. Contact Career Advisor, Amy Zdanowski at amyz@montcalm.edu or 989.328.1234 for additional information. The Career Services page at montcalm.edu/career services contains multiple career planning resources and a link to schedule a career advising appointment. We also offer a one-credit career exploration and planning course (GNST 110 - Career Development ).

Tutoring Services

MCC offers free tutoring assistance to students experiencing academic difficulty. Assigned times and designated locations (in-person or virtual) are provided for students to receive academic assistance. Free tutoring assistance may be arranged through the Student Success Center by calling 989-328-1264, visiting the Center in Student Services of the Administration Building on the Sidney campus, or completing the request form.

Accessibility Services

MCC’s Accessibility Services assist students in overcoming barriers so that they can focus on their education.

Students with disabilities often face significant challenges. A reasonable academic accommodation ensures equal access and equal opportunity to participate in MCC’s courses, services, activities and facilities. MCC is not obligated to provide an accommodation that requires a substantial change in the curriculum or alteration of any essential elements or functions of a program.

MCC adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment (ADAAA) of 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability and require Montcalm Community College to make reasonable accommodations for those otherwise qualified individuals with a disability who request accommodations.

Establishing Eligibility for Accessibility Services

Accessibility services are available to all students with a disability. Students needing services should apply and register for classes early. To establish eligibility, the student must contact Accessibility Services by phone at 989-328-1264, or in person in the Student Success Center in the Administration Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. To be considered for Accessibility Services, students must:

  1. Complete and submit an Accessibility Services Intake Form;
  2. Submit appropriate documentation from a qualified professional describing the disability and how it impacts the student’s education as well as outlining suggested accommodations. If no documentation currently exists, the Medical Information Form may assist the professional providing documentation;
  3. Meet with the Student Success counselor to determine appropriate accommodations;
  4. Complete and sign an accommodation support agreement. They will be available in the Student Success Center, and the student will sign in acknowledgement of the accommodations at the time of pick up;  
  5. Accommodations can be adjusted upon student request.

Receiving Accommodations

Accommodations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and re-evaluated every semester. To receive accommodations in a timely manner, students must meet with the Student Success counselor and register for classes early. To receive accommodations for the semester, the student must:

  1. Register for classes early.
  2. Meet with a counselor to determine services and accommodations.
  3. Provide faculty with outline of qualifying accommodations provided by the counselor. The outline of accommodations will not include details relating to the student’s disability or any other clinical information about the student.
  4. Meet with each individual faculty member to establish the accommodations for the class.