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Most parents are aware of the importance of good academic habits. Successful students will attend classes, study, complete assignments and get good grades. Here are a few things to know about academic life at MTI.
Every student is expected to attend each meeting of all classes for which he or she is registered, to arrive on time and to stay for the full class period. MTI recognizes that absences occur as a result of circumstances beyond a student’s control, as well as from a student’s failure to accept responsibility for attending class regularly. Students are encouraged to communicate with their instructors in the case of an absence.
Mitchell Technical Institute uses the four-point grading system. Grade points are awarded as follows: A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0, F = 0.0. To calculate the grade point average or GPA, the grade points for the assigned grade in each course are multiplied by the number of attempted GPA hours for the course. This product is the GPA points for the course. The total GPA points for the grades earned in a semester are then divided by the total attempted credits (GPA hours) for the same semester. This result is the GPA. Find a handy GPA calculator here.
The President’s List will be published at the end of each semester. The President’s List is used to give recognition to outstanding full-time students who earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
To earn an Honors Designation at graduation, the student must be an AAS candidate and earn a minimum cumulative GPA calculated from all coursework at MTI. High Honors are awarded to those with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. Honors are awarded to those students with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 - 3.74. Honors are not calculated per individual program.
Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities who are in need of accommodations to complete their program should contact a Student Success Coach. Services provided will vary with need.
THE CENTER FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
The Center for Student Success (CSS) supports students in learning the technical and career skills needed to successfully complete their postsecondary degrees. The Dean of Student Success, three Student Success Coaches and the Director of Career Services and Advising are located within The Center to assist students with questions or concerns about coursework, degree completion, and overall success at MTI. Coaches are available to work with students to find solutions to their academic, personal and career-related questions.
Tutors for several course areas are available free of charge. Tutoring can be arranged by appointment or during evening hours posted each semester. Interested students should contact a Student Success Coach.
Some programs at MTI require students to complete a credit-bearing internship experience before officially graduating. Parents are encouraged to support their students during this important phase of experiential education. Some internships are compensated; many are not. All students enrolled in an internship are required to pay tuition and fees like they would pay for any other academic credit. Learn more about a student's internship experience here.