Thursday, June 16, 2011

MCC's Honors Program

Are you aware that Middlesex County College has an Honors Program? Dr. Mathew Spano and Prof. Donna-Marie Gardner are the Co-Directors of the Honors Program.

A student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Entering, first-year students must have a minimum combined score of 1200 (Math 600 and Critical Reading 600 of higher) AND no developmental courses OR a cumulative GPA of 3.5 of a 4.0 grading scale (high school) AND no developmental course requirements

  • Current MCC and transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher after the completion of 12 college credits and the completion of all developmental coursework.

The Honors courses for Fall 2011 are BIO 105-H, BIO 123-H, ENG 253-H, MAT 131-H, POS 225-H, PSY 123-H, SOC 121-H, and SOC 131-H.

For additional information, email

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What is Non-Compliance?

Some students may receive an email notifying them that their schedule needs to be adjusted because of Non-Compliance. Here is a brief overview of this academic situation.

If students were unsuccessful in a developmental course, the course that comes after it (MAT 014 after MAT 013 or MAT 013S/MAT 013, for example) cannot be taken. The unsuccessful course must be repeated. Please remember that a developmental course receiving a "D" must be repeated.

Additionally, ENG 121 and 122 both need a grade of at least a "C" for graduation. A student cannot register for ENG 122 if he/she received a "D" in ENG 121.

Most students are confused about the prerequisite for MAT 129 (Precalculus). Students can take the one-semester version (MAT 129) if they receive a grade of "B" or higher in MAT 014. However, a grade of "C" or "C+" or "B-" in MAT 014 places the student in MAT 129A (the two-semester version).

Students are notified of Non-Compliance at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters and the first summer session. These students are told to adjust their schedule by a designated date. If the course schedule is not changed by that date, the schedule is changed without any input from the student. Please visit the Advising Center with any questions about Non-Compliance.