Academic Policies

Academic Appeals

You may obtain the Student Academic Appeal Form at:

  • The Square, Fennell Campus, Room C102
  • Student Services, Institute for Applied Health Sciences at McMaster
  • Stoney Creek Campus

View the Academic Appeal Policy (opens PDF, 335kb)

Academic Policies and Procedures

All registered students must comply with college policies and procedures related to academic honesty, appeals of final grades, and other college expectations and practices. Relevant policies can be viewed on the Student Policies and Procedures page.

Admission Requirements

Some programs require you to apply and be accepted before registering and/or have additional, specific admission requirements which are listed on the program specific web pages.  Detailed information can be found on our Admission Requirements wepage.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses have specific prerequisites which are detailed in each course description. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have met any prerequisites listed.

Course / Program Currency

To be eligible for graduation, students are expected to demonstrate mastery of current competencies as 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.


Continuing Education final grades will be posted to your MyMohawk account six to eight weeks after your course ends. Step-by-step instructions for accessing your grades are available in the Find Final Grades in MyMohawk Guide.

A minimum passing grade of 50% applies for all graded courses offered at the College. A 60% weighted GPA is required for graduation. Exceptions to promotion and grading may exist in some program areas to meet external accreditation requirements. Details about the grading system and exceptions can be found on the Grading and Evaluation page.

If you require a paper copy of your transcript you can request one online.

Repeating Failed Courses

A student who has failed a course may repeat it in a subsequent semester, unless advised otherwise.

Residency Requirements

To qualify for a Mohawk College credential, students using advanced standing, exemptions and/or credit for prior experiential learning must complete at least 25% of the program requirements at Mohawk College.

Testing Policy

View the Continuing Education Testing Policy (opens PDF, 96kb).