Policies and Requirements
The policies published in this catalog apply to all College of Menominee Nation students, with the exception of students in those programs having more stringent requirements. For example, students in the Bachelor of Science in the Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Education program must meet higher standards. Student should see Program-Specific Information below and check with their department faculty members.
The College offers the following graduation credentials:
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Science (BS)
- Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA)
- Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
- Technical Diploma (TD)
Students meet with their Academic Success Coach to choose a degree, major, and/or emphasis from the current catalog. See Programs of Study for a list of current majors.
Students who change their degree, major, and / or emphasis are subject to the current degree requirements in effect at the time of the change. A credit evaluation may be completed when a student effects the change. Academic Success Coach assistance is required.
Majors that have been placed in latency are not available to new, transfer, or returning students. Continuing students in majors that are being placed in latency are accommodated.
Undergraduate class standing is determined by the number of college credits earned. When determining class standing, the approved transfer credits are included.
|A student who has earned fewer than 31 credits.|
|A student who has earned at least 31 credits, but fewer than 62.|
|A student who has earned at least 62 credits, but fewer than 92.|
|A student who has earned at least 92 credits.|
Full-time / Part-time Status
Determination of full- or part-time status is as follows:
A student registered for 12 or more credits per semester.
A student registered in fewer than 12 credits per semester.
CMN recognizes 6 or more credits as academic full-time status for Summer Session. For financial aid purposes, 6 credits or fewer is considered part-time.
As defined by Federal regulations, a credit hour is the amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes. It is verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than:
- One hour of classroom or direct faculty member instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately 15 weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit, or equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or
- At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph one above for other activities as established by the institution.
In compliance with Federal regulations, CMN establishes the following minimal equivalencies for one credit hour with an hour defined as 50 minutes and a minimum of 45 hours per one credit per semester:
One hour of classroom or direct faculty member instruction per week and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work per week.
Hybrid / Online
An equivalent amount of instruction and student work leading to equivalent learning outcomes, as required for a face-to-face class.
A minimum of two hours of work each week in a laboratory under the supervision of a lab supervisor/instructor and an expectation of one hour of additional out-of-class student work per week.
Internship / Practicum
At least 45 hours of supervised work in a field placement each semester.
A full-time commitment consisting of full days for a full semester following the daily schedules and semester calendars of the cooperating schools.
Individualized Study (Alternative Course Delivery or Independent Study)
A minimum of three hours of direct instruction and / or individual work per week.
Two hours of classroom or direct faculty member instruction per week and a minimum of one hour out-of-class student work per week.
Alternative Course Delivery
CMN may cancel classes for a variety of reasons; therefore, some courses may be offered by alternative course delivery methods.
Eligibility for an alternative course delivery requires that a student possess a minimum GPA of 2.00 and have Sophomore status. Only existing courses are delivered via alternative course delivery at the discretion of the Chief Academic Officer.
Students must contact their Academic Success Coach for assistance.
The Alternative Course Delivery form and procedure are available in the Student Form Library.
CMN expects students to fulfill their course requirements. However, CMN recognizes that it may be appropriate to substitute a required course within students’ programs of study. The course substitution should be completed prior to the student enrolling in the course to ensure the course will count towards the student’s degree.
All requests must be filled out in consultation with an Academic Success Coach and must include a detailed explanation for the substitution. The final decision regarding course substitutions is made by the Chief Academic Officer.
The Course Substitution form and procedure are available in the Student Form Library.
Repeating a Course
Students who receive a grade “C” or below in a course may repeat that course. CMN allows students to retake the same course twice to either earn a grade of “C” or above (which is required for prerequisites) or to earn a grade of “B” or above to meet certain program requirements. However, for financial aid purposes, students are only allowed one repetition of a previously passed course.
Both the initial and repeat grades remain on students’ transcripts, but only the most recent grade is used to compute the Grade Point Average. Students should discuss their intentions with their Academic Success Coach.
Courses may be placed in latency, discontinued, or offered on a different schedule. The College does not guarantee the right to retake any course.
Students with a 3.00 term GPA or higher for two consecutive terms may file an Overload Permission Request to exceed the maximum student credit load limit of 18 credits.
Chief Academic Officer permission is required for students to enroll for more than 18 credits. For more information, students should contact their Academic Success Coach who will submit requests to the Chief Academic Officer.
The Overload Permission Request form and procedure are available in the Student Form Library.
The purpose of independent study is to allow a student to explore a topic of scholarly interest which is not available through traditional CMN coursework. Eligibility for independent study requires that a student be in good standing, possess a minimum GPA of 3.00, and have at least Sophomore status.
Independent study does not count toward degree requirements and is not covered by financial aid.
To register for independent study, students confer with their Academic Success Coach. All requests must be approved by the Chief Academic Officer prior to registration.
The Independent Study form and procedure are available in the Student Form Library.
Courses may be audited with Chief Academic Officer approval. Audited courses do not:
- Carry degree credit,
- Count toward a student’s GPA,
- Count toward full-time attendance for purposes such as certification for Social Security or Veterans Administration benefits, or
- Count for purposes of student financial aid.
Audit courses are charged 50 percent of current tuition. Full fees are charged.
Students who are taking the course for credit are given priority. A student may audit a course only if space is available. Audit (AU) will be reflected on the student’s transcript.
The Course Audit form and procedure are available in the Student Form Library.