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 2.3.5 Instructional Grievance Process – Appendix S-6
A student who feels that he or she has been treated unfairly or unjustly by a faculty member with regard to an academic process such as grading, testing, or assignments, has the right to appeal according to the approved procedures.
The appeal process for grades expires one year from the date the grade was issued. Steps outlining the process are available in Appendix S-6. More information can be found at
2.3.6 Withdrawal
To withdraw from a course or courses from the college, students must follow approved procedures. The Office of AdmissionsandRecordsprovidesinformationaboutthewithdrawalprocess. Theofficialdateofwithdrawalisthe date the withdrawal is received in the Admissions and Records Office/Office of Student Enrollment Services. Never attending is not an allowable refund exception or an excuse of the debt incurred through registration. Please see the refund policy or for more information
2.3.7 Academic Renewal
Students who are returning to this college after a separation of five (5) years or more from the Maricopa CommunityCollegeDistrict,maypetitionforacademicrenewal. Therequestmustbeinwritingandsubmittedto the Admissions and Records Office/Office of Student Enrollment Services at the college where the grades were earned.
Academic renewal at one of the Maricopa Community Colleges does not guarantee that colleges outside the MaricopaCollegeswillacceptthisaction. Acceptanceofacademicrenewalisatthediscretionofthereceiving institution.
1. Prior to petitioning for academic renewal, the student must demonstrate a renewed academic performance by earning a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher within Maricopa Colleges after reenrollment.
2. Upon approval, all courses taken prior to reenrollment with a grade of "A," "B," "C," "D," "F," and "Y" willbeannotatedasacademicrenewalonthestudent'spermanentrecord. Allcourseworkaffectedby academic renewal will not be computed in the grade point average. Courses with grades "A," "B," or "C"willhavetheassociatedcredithourscountedinthetotalcredithoursearned. Suchcreditwillnot be computed in the grade point average.
3. All course work will remain on the student's permanent academic record, ensuring a true and accurate academic history.
4. The academic renewal policy may be used only once at each college and cannot be revoked once approved.
5. Students who have been granted Academic Renewal must also meet the Financial Aid Standards of Academic Progress if they wish to receive financial aid.
2.3.8 Honors Program
Each of the Maricopa Community Colleges has an honors program. Interested students should contact the college honors coordinator for information about the program and available scholarships, including the Chancellor's, Foundation's, and President's Scholarships. President's Honor List
The President's Honor List for each college consists of all students who complete twelve (12) or more credit hours in residence in courses numbered 100 or higher in a given semester with a college semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher.
2.3.9 General Graduation Requirements
Note: Also see Catalog Under Which a Student Graduates (AR 2.2.5)
All students are required to complete the degree and/or certificate requirements as approved by the MCCCD GoverningBoard. Thecollegereservestherighttomakenecessarycourseandprogramchangesinordertomeet current educational standards. More information can be found at
2.3.10 Transcripts for Transfer
The transcript is issued upon written request only. Those students who want to transfer to other institutions of higher education, including other Maricopa Community Colleges, must request their transcript be sent from the Admissions and Records Office/Office of Student Enrollment Services. However, transcripts may be shared within the Maricopa Community College District without the written request of the student in compliance with FERPA. Official transcripts will not be issued to students having outstanding debts to any of the Maricopa Community

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