Eagle College Knowledge
- Most general education classes and health education programs are held on the main campus. The main campus is located at 910 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, MS 39307. View class schedule for class location.
- Many workforce programs are held at the Riley Workforce Development Center located
1524 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, MS 39307. View class schedule for class location.
- College publications critical for student success include the Academic Catalog, Eaglenet Access, Web Registration, the college website www.meridiancc.edu, and the Next Steps After Registration. Students should familiarize themselves with the information found in these documents.
- Class attendance is crucial. Be on time, stay the entire time, take notes, and participate actively in class.
- An instructor’s office hour is a designated time during which instructors are available to help students. Instructor schedules including office hours are posted on office doors.
- Communicate regularly with instructors. Let instructors know if you will be absent or need assistance.
- Support services include advising, tutoring, career services, and more.
- Check your student email and Canvas inbox daily.
- Placement into courses is based on test scores such ACT/SAT/Accuplacer.
- Registration is not the same as being admitted/accepted. Registration happens for each term/semester by signing up for classes.
- Registration information can be found here.
- When choosing a program of study, Pre (i.e., Physical Therapist Assistant – Pre) means you are working towards competitive entry to one of the following programs:
- Fall: August - December
- Spring: January - May
- Summer: June - July
- Most classes last either 16 weeks (full term), 8 weeks (Term II), or 4 weeks.
- When selecting classes, pay attention to the class location. It will take a minimum of 5 minutes to arrive at the Workforce Development Center from the main campus.
- Online classes are denoted by section #’s 4 and 8. (i.e., ENG 1113 8A or HIS 1173 4A2 are online courses.)
- Class meeting days are as follows: M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday.
For example, if you see TR on your class schedule this means that class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday. Class meeting days will depend on your program of study.
- Credit hours determine the length of a class per week.
- GPA stands for Grade Point Average and, is determined by the grade earned in a course and the number of credit hours per course.
- Being a full-time student requires a minimum of 15 credit hours.*Part-time means you
are enrolled in 14 credit hours or less.
- *Federal financial aid, full-time is a minimum of 12 hours.
- Scholarships require 15 credit hours.
- Drop/add is a period of time in which students can change their schedule without penalty.
- Withdrawing from a class after the drop/add period may result in various penalties. Check with your advisor for details.
- If completely withdrawing from college, meeting with your advisor is strongly encouraged.
- Academic probation and academic suspension occur when your overall GPA falls below
the standard required.
- When on probation you have one semester to improve your GPA.
- When on suspension, you are not allowed to enroll in classes for one semester.
- Books and computer program/software access codes are required in many courses but are not provided. Students can purchase these supplies in the MCC Bookstore. Additional fees may incur.
- Every class has a syllabus and course outline. These documents provide important dates and policies related to the class.
- Final exam times are longer than normal class times. Final exams may be scheduled on a day and time that is different from the class time. Check the class syllabus for details and be sure to check with your instructor.
- Grades are not mailed. Check grades in Eaglenet.
- All students on federal financial aid attempting one credit hour or more, must have a semester GPA of 2.00 and complete 67% of all course-work attempted to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. For more information click here.
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid also known as the FAFSA must be completed every academic year. Click here for more information.
- If you are a Mississippi resident, you may be eligible for Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG). Click here for more information.
- To review your Financial Aid information, go to the Student Finances & Records tab on their Eaglenet account to check financial aid information such as financial aid eligibility status (SAP), outstanding documents, and awards.