Advancement & Promotion
- Mid-Year and Final Examinations
- Withdrawal from a Program
- Dropping a Course
- Requirements for Graduation
Promotion to the next semester requires a weighted grade point average of 60%* subject to the rules outlined in the Program Promotion and Graduation Requirements Policy AC700.
*Exceptions to the semester promotion grade do exist, please check with your academic department.
Mid-Year and Final Examinations
- Exams must be taken by all students unless they have written permission to be excused. In the case of absence due to illness, the student must notify his/her program Associate Dean immediately. A doctor's certificate must be submitted specifying the nature of the illness
- Students will be advised of their examination timetable prior to the end of the semester and must attend the examinations for the courses in their program at the time indicated
- Students will be able to access their final grades through MoCoMotion at mocomo.mohawkcollege.ca
- Unless a student has paid all fees, dues, and other expenses for which he/she is liable and has returned all borrowed College property, he/she may not be allowed to write the final examinations and grades may not be accessed. In addition, graduates may be restricted from receiving their diploma/certificate
- Mohawk College has a formal Academic Appeals Policy for final grades and for penalties levied for classroom behaviour and academic dishonesty.
Withdrawal from a Program
The following steps should be taken to officially withdraw from a program:
- Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success Advisor or a college counsellor and with members of the teaching staff before making their application for withdrawal. If students decide to proceed with a program withdrawal, they are required to complete and sign an official withdrawal form, available from the Counselling Offices or Student Success Advisors at all Mohawk campuses
- Students who officially withdraw from the College within the first ten days of classes will have all courses removed from their transcript. Students who withdraw after ten days, but within ten weeks of the start of classes will receive a "W"(withdrawn) for all courses on their transcript. Students who withdraw after their first ten weeks of classes, or who do not complete an official withdrawal form, will receive grades earned on their transcript
Dropping a Course
The following steps should be taken to officially withdraw from a course:
- Students should withdraw from a course through MoCoMotion postsecondary registration. If a student drops a course within the first ten days of classes, the course will be removed from their transcript. Students who drop a course after ten days, but within ten weeks of the start of classes will receive a "W" (withdrawn) for the course on their transcript.Students who drop a course after their first ten weeks of classes will receive the grade earned on their transcript
- Students who have paid full fees, and reduce their workload to part time due to individual course withdrawal, may receive a partial tuition refund if they withdraw BEFORE the end of the first ten days of the semester. Requests will be reviewed on an individual basis
Requirements for Graduation
An overall minimum weighted GPA of 60%* is required to graduate, as stated in the Program Promotion and Graduation Requirements Policy AC700. Where courses have been repeated, the highest course mark will be used in the calculation. *Exceptions to these graduation requirements require the approval of the Grading and Promotion Standards committee and do exist in a number of programs. Please check with your academic department.
To qualify for a Mohawk college certificate or diploma or applied degree, students using advanced standing and/or credit for prior experiential learning must complete at least 25% of the program requirements at Mohawk College. When students are completing Mohawk college courses through distance education at another college, residency requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Timelines for Graduation
To be eligible for graduation, students are expected to demonstrate mastery of current competencies outlined in the Program of Studies applicable at the time of graduation. Mohawk College does not permit backdating of diplomas. In cases where study has been interrupted for one or more years, the College may require a student to repeat a subject area. Generally, most courses will be considered current if they have been completed within the past 5 years.
Students who have successfully completed all of the required courses for their program of studies for the current graduating class must apply for admission to convocation through an application form available through the Registration Centre or Student Services Offices at any campus or on the College website
If a graduating student is unable to attend the ceremony, the diploma or certificate will be mailed out immediately after convocation. A charge is made for replacement diplomas
- Depending on the program, a student will receive one of the following documents:
- 1-year Certificates: Ontario College Certificate
- 2-year Diplomas: Ontario College Diploma
- 3-year Diplomas: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
- 1-year Post-Grad: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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