General Information


Institutional Role and Mission


Mission Statement


Provide meaningful post-secondary education for students of all ages helping them achieve their individual and social goals to develop a whole person in community and the world

Core Themes


Provide Meaningful Post-secondary Education

  • McCall College will provide quality academic, professional, occupational, and community teaching and learning opportunities
  • McCall College will offer a curriculum comprised of intellectual and applied components
  • McCall College will offer a curriculum that integrates across disciplines and applications

Achieve Student Goals in Community

  • McCall College will offer traditional and non-traditional forms of delivery of education
  • McCall College will offer an affordable and accessible educational opportunity
  • McCall College will offer an education that accommodates academic and occupational goals

Develop the Whole Person

  • McCall College will develop and activate an understanding of human and social dimensions of morality
  • McCall College will develop a "thirst for knowledge"
  • McCall College will foster a desire to serve and to lead in community

Expectations of Students


At McCall College, we have high expectations of our students. Serious-minded and determined students should consider becoming part of the McCall College community of scholars. It is expected that McCall College students will be in sympathy with the culture and ethos of the College as defined by the Ethos and Aims of the College and by the expectations set out below.


McCall College students are expected to be self-motivated and to be self-disciplined. All students are expected to make the most of their ability and to contribute to the happiness and well-being of the College community. They are also expected to live up to the high standards demanded by College staff. It is expected that McCall College students will treat others in the way that they would wish to be treated themselves.


McCall College students should understand the following concepts:

  • Understand that the courses they take through the College are college-level courses that will require more time and effort than high school courses.
  • Be familiar with the McCall College catalog and adhere to the policies and rules described.
  • Have access to a computer with Internet service.
  • Understand that they will receive a course syllabus with the instructor's grading policy and other pertinent course information.
  • Know that they will be expected to prepare for and complete all scheduled courses in a timely manner.
  • Know that they will be responsible for all course material missed if an absence is absolutely necessary.
  • Understand that they will receive a course grade, which will be recorded on an official McCall College transcript.
  • Know that a McCall College certificate will be issued for all programs.



Student Assessment should be understood as follows:


  • a process integral to learning
  • an expectation that assessment will occur before, during and after learning programs
  • a reflection that involves observation and judgment of each student's performance
  • an awareness that assessment is based on community-based criteria
  • a discipline that requires self assessment
  • a response that offers feedback for student improvement of learning and faculty improvement of teaching

The following assessment resources will be employed by the college:


  • Student Evaluations (end-of-course evaluation form)
  • Program Evaluation by Graduating Seniors (Senior Exit Survey)
  • Program Evaluation by 3-to-5-Year Alumni (Alumni Survey)
  • Evaluation by a Division-specific Advisory Council
  • Meeting with current students
  • Transcript data analysis
  • Program outcome assessment data

Registrations & Approvals

McCall College is registered with the Idaho State Board of Education as a Proprietary School in the  State of Idaho.  Validation of the education is in the form of certificates and other credentials.  Programs, courses, and workshops that assist the local community are authorized.  McCall College Foundation Inc., operating as McCall College, is authorized by the Internal Revenue Service to be a 501(c)3 non-profit, private operating foundation.  McCall College is an approved site of higher education for the Idaho Department of Labor and the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.



McCall College does not have regionally accredited programs. Most Professional Technical courses are not designed for transfer to any other institution.  These courses are designed for workforce development and skill development for local employment opportunities.  However, some ProTech courses may be constructed according to accreditation guidelines. Check with your individual instructor.  McCall College will seek regional accreditation as soon as we are eligible. Any courses that may be considered for future accreditation is portfolio-based so that work may be assessed by other colleges for the possibility of transfer credit. We encourage students to inquire with other colleges to determine transfer criteria of any particular course. It is the student's responsibility to determine if course work completed at McCall College will be accepted as credit at any other accredited college or university.


Some McCall College courses may be eligible for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).  A course syllabus will define the appropriate CLEP exam that may allow a student to write a CLEP exam for course credit.  CLEP credits may be transferable to a receiving college or university.  The student is required to confirm that CLEP credits are eligible for transfer prior to taking a CLEP exam.


McCall College is working with other colleges and universities to offer accredited courses on our campus. If a college or university accepts a course for transfer, any of these accredited courses will be recorded on the accredited college or university transcript.


Accreditation is the process of validating the educational processes of a college. A new college must prove that the educational processes are appropriate and the mission of the college is being fulfilled. We welcome students who seek to help McCall College prove its educational abilities.


Contractual Agreement with Students


Catalogs, bulletins, course, and fee schedules are not to be considered binding contracts between McCall College and students. The college reserves the right at any time, without notice, to act upon the following:


  • Withdraw or cancel classes and programs
  • Change fee schedules
  • Change the academic calendar
  • Change admission and registration requirements
  • Change the regulations and requirements governing instruction in, and graduation from, the college and its various divisions
  • Change any other regulation affecting students
  • Changes shall go into force whenever the proper authorities so determine, and shall apply not only to prospective students, but also to those who are enrolled, certificate-seeking students at the time changes are announced. In the event that an instructional program is withdrawn, the college will make a reasonable effort to ensure that students who are within two years of completing certificate program requirements, or one year of completing other program requirements, and who are making normal progress toward the completion of those requirements, will have the opportunity to complete any program which is to be withdrawn. Effort has been taken to assure the accuracy of this catalog. Students are advised, however, that such information is subject to change without notice. Changes are updated in the official online catalog.




McCall College does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or age in the administration of any of our employment, educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, recreational, and other college-administered programs.


Americans with Disabilities


McCall College welcomes people with disabilities. The institution adheres to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in making reasonable modifications of policies, practices and procedures to ensure that no one is excluded from, or denied the benefits of, educational opportunities solely on the basis of disability. Any concerns about access to education at McCall College should be directed to the Director of Student Affairs.


Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act


The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, public law 101-542, provides that institutions of higher education disclose information about campus safety policies and procedures to current and prospective students and employees. Information concerning Campus Security can be found at the following location: Security

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.


Sydney J. Harris