Student Services

McCall College recognizes that there are many activities and services vital to the total growth and development of the student. Consequently, a number of formalized programs, organizations, and activities are made available to students through the Division of Student Affairs.

 

Student Development

Orientation of ProTech Students:

Each ProTech course begins with a time of orientation.  Students are encouraged to come early and tour the facilities.

 

Orientation of ProTech Students:

A carefully planned program of orientation for ProTech and transfer students is conducted at the beginning of each semester. Sessions on academic requirements and campus life take place before the formal opening of the academic year. All first year and transfer students are required to attend.

 

Health Services:

The College does not provide a health facility. Students are referred to external medical providers.

 

Residence Life/Housing:

No residential options are available at McCall College. A Bulletin Board is available in the Administrative Center for housing/work/scholarship options.

 

Commuters:

Commuting students have all the privileges and responsibilities enjoyed by any students. They represent McCall College and are expected to uphold the ideals and standards of the College at all times.

 

College Center:

The College Center contains the President's Office, Library, conference rooms, a student lounge, and the College store.

 

Faculty Advisors and Mentors:

Each student from the time of his/her admittance is assigned a faculty advisor and mentor. When a major has been declared an advisor in the major area is assigned. The advisor must approve each semester's course schedule. Students should consult with their advisors about their program several times a year. A Mentor serve as a resource person and guide to students on campus with whom the student can share an experience and question(s) about campus facilities, services, procedures, and resolution to problems.

 

Student Services

 

The area of Student Life is a component of the College that is responsible for co-curricular services for students. The services are generally considered to be extra-curricular and include Student Affairs. The primary function is to provide a comprehensive program of student support services directed toward meeting students' developmental needs.

 

 

Sports:

McCall College encourages all students, faculty, and staff to enjoy the immense number of recreational activities in the McCall area.  No structured recreational activities exist that are sponsored by the College.

 

 

Student Clubs

Students are encouraged to  join authorized McCall College clubs.  Students wanting to

 

 

GENERAL REGULATIONS

 

Detailed regulations are included in the Student Handbook available to each student. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with contents of the Handbook. The Director of Student Affairs may, through appropriate processes, alter the regulations when necessary.

 

Lounges are provided in the College Center for all students.

 

All vehicles operated on campus must be registered with the Financial Office. Each operator must possess a valid driver's license, proof of liability insurance, and purchase a decal.

 

Unlicensed drivers and drivers without insurance are not permitted to operate a vehicle on campus. I.D. cards must be presented to identify the driver to police officers or college officials.

 

A completed McCall College Admission Record form is required.

The College requires that all students enrolled provide current information regarding mailing addresses outside of the campus. Whenever a student's local or permanent address changes, it is the responsibility of the student to notify the Registrar's Office in writing of such changes. The College assumes no responsibility for mailings that may be lost, displaced, etc., when proper notification has not been received.

 

Student Expenses

College expenses consist of (1) basic charges (tuition) (2) special charges (required institutional and course fees and deposits); and (3) funds for books and supplies. The cost to students for basic and special charges is set out in this section. The College reserves the right to change all charges and fees listed in this catalog without further notice.

The Office of Financial Affairs will email each semester's charges to the student and/or the person responsible for the account at least twice each semester. Students are expected to meet their financial obligations to the College at time of registration. Proper management of financial resources, including personal finances, is considered a part of each student's educational experience.

 

Full-Time Students

 

 

Basic Charges--Professional & Continuing Education Per Semester

 

                          per hour        per 3 hour course      per 32 hour program

Technical Tuition $110.00          $330.00                   $3,520.00

Special Charges                       $25.00                           $50.00

Grand Total                              $355.00                    $3,770.00

 

                             per hour     per 3 hour course      per 32 hour program

Professional Tuition $120.00       $360.00                   $3,840.00

Special Charges                        $25.00                           $50.00

Grand Total                              $385.00                    $3,890.00

 

Special Charges Per Semester (Special charges must be added to basic charges)

Student Activities Fee $25.00

 

 

Incidental Charges

 

Late Registration (per day late) $31.00

Graduation Fee (one time only during final semester) $100.00

 

Other Charges

 

Part-time Technical Tuition (Per Hour) $110.00

 

Part-time Professional Tuition (per hour) $120.00

 

Application Fee (non-refundable) $25.00

 

Application Fee

A fee of $25.00 is required for candidates for admission. Payment must accompany the official application form. This fee is not applicable to any other charges of the College, nor is it refundable.

 

 

 

Payment Plan(s)

 

Payment of all charges each semester is due and payable in advance or at registration. Upon approval by the Business Manager before or during registration, payment may be made according to an installment plan designed to ease the financial burden on students and parents. The installment plan calls for payment of 85% of all charges at or prior to registration and payment of the balance in three equal amounts as follows:

 

Fall Semester Spring Semester

September 15 February 15

October 15 March 15

November 15 April 15

 

 

NOTE: Payment Plans are not available for Summer School.

Dates are subject to change.

A student who uses the installment plan will be assessed a deferred payment fee of $25.00 and must execute a promissory note. Students who fail to meet the deadlines for payment of all charges may be assessed a late payment fee based on the outstanding balance. In addition, all charges must be paid in full before the student can receive course grades, be allowed to graduate, or have transcripts issued. Any costs incurred by the College in collecting delinquent accounts will be charged to the student.

 

Payments can be made via money order, check, credit card (VISA, MasterCard, and Discover), debit card or cash. All cash payments must be made at the Business Office cashier window. Credit and Debit card payments can be accepted at the Business office or over the telephone. Check payments should be made payable to McCall College and mailed to:

McCall College

220-106 E. Park Street

McCall, ID 83638

(Do not send cash in the mail)

For safety, payments should be sent in the form of a money order or a cashier's, certified, or personal check. The College reserves the right to refuse acceptance of personal checks in cases it deems appropriate. All forms of payments by mail must be accompanied by the complete name and address of the student for whom the payment is intended.

 

Scholarships

Students may apply for a variety of scholarship opportunities:

Saint Alphonsus Medical System: Partial and Full Tuition Scholarships are available.  Contact your Missions representative for details

St. Luke's Medical System: Bioethics students who are employees of St. Luke's and members of the Ethics Committee should contact the chair of the Ethics Committee for more information.

Local Health Care Scholarships: May communities offer heath care scholarships.

 

Refund Policy

Students with excess payments on their accounts will be eligible to receive a refund check. The College complies with distributing refunds to students within 14 days when a credit balance results from an external source to the student's account. In processing refunds for students who withdraw from the College, all basic charges and selected special charges to students will be refunded on a pro-rata basis through the fourth week of the semester. Refunds will be issued according to the following table:

  Refund Due

End of first week of classes 80%

End of second week of classes 40%

End of third week of classes 20%

End of fourth week of classes 0

 

Also, when a student withdraws, financial payments will be prorated based on the length of time enrolled.

 

 

 

 

Professional Technical General Education Requirements

McCall College is committed to general core education for all of its students. Our Professional Technical students are offered at least two (2) of the following five (5) General Education courses in each program.

 

Course #         Course Name                                            Hours

ECONPT 102   Economics for Professionals                        3

ENPT 101        Communication for the Professions             3

HRPT 185        Human Relations in the Professions              3

MTHPT 130      Math for Analysis in the Professions             3

PHILPT 110     Ethics in the Professions                             3

 

 

System of Course Letters and Numbers

 

 

Each course description begins with a 2 to 4 letter description of the department that is responsible for the course.

 

Professional Technical Ending

 

Professional Technical courses are designated with a PT following the department letters.

 

Numbering

 

Each course then bears a three-digit number. The first digit indicates the class-level of the course as follows:

 

0 for pre-college or remedial courses

1 for freshman-level courses

2 for sophomore-level courses

 

The middle digit indicates the degree of difficulty of the course. The third digit if 0, 1 or 2 indicates the semester in which the course is taught. If the third digit is a "0", the class may be taught either semester. A third digit from 3-9 may be used at the discretion of the department or division. Odd numbers may be used to indicate fall semester courses; even numbers may be spring semester courses.

 

 

 

The Semester System

The academic year is divided into two semesters, 5 ProTech Blocks, and a summer sessions. The fall semester begins in late August and ends in December. The spring semester begins in January and ends in May. The summer sessions consist of two four-week terms that begin in May and end in July (see the "Academic Calendar").

 

Courses completed are awarded in semester hours. The number of semester hours awarded for a course generally represents the number of hours that course meets each week. For example, a 3 hour course meets for three hours each week for one semester. There are exceptions to the general rule, which may include science, laboratories, and other courses.

Course Hour Load in the Fall and Spring Semesters

During the fall and spring semesters, the class hour load for a full-time student not on probation is 6 hours.

 

Course Hour Load in the Summer

 

During each summer session, the full-time class load is 9 hours. Exceptions may be considered by writing to the Academic Dean.

 

Classification of Students

All students are classified as Professional Technical Students.

 

 

Grading System

Grades are awarded at McCall College for courses according to the following table of letter grades and point values:

 

All ProTech courses: Pass/No Pass

Pass=70% or higher; No Pass= 69% or lower

The grade percentage from 1-100% is also recorded on the transcript

 

I Incomplete

NH No Hour

W Withdrawal

WD Administrative Withdrawal

WP Withdrawal Passing

WF Withdrawal Failing

 

Please note, a 70%-79% grade percentage indicates average performance in a course; a 80%-89% percentage indicates good performance; and a 90% and higher percentage indicates exceptional performance. Instructors will be using statistically valid methods of assigning grade results to any assessment or course.

 

 

 

Grades of "I" (Incomplete) should be removed by the fourth week of classes in the following term in residence, unless the Academic Dean grants an extension. Students on academic probation must remove the grade of "I" before the last day for registration and schedule changes in the following semester. Students who do not return for the following semester after assignment of an "I" will have to repeat the course, unless the student arranges to remove the "I" prior to the beginning of the following semester.

 

 

Satisfactory Professional Technical Progress Standards

The maximum time frame for completing a professional technical program cannot exceed 150% of the published length of the students' program of study measured in hours attempted, as shown in the chart below:

NUMBER OF HOURS IN PROGRAM OF STUDY     32    33    34

NUMBER OF HOURS ATTEMPTED                          48    50    52

 

 

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress is monitored annually – at the conclusion of the spring semester for the preceding summer/fall/spring academic year.

 

First-year students who fail to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards may be placed on probation. During the probationary year (the second year in college) the student must pass 6 hours of coursework. Probationary students may also attend summer school to meet satisfactory progress requirements. Students who fail to meet the above standards will have their eligibility suspended. The student on probation will be suspended from the College when at the end of the probationary period the level of performance has not been restored to the required overall average and/or the student does not successfully complete the minimum required hours. Students who receive a No Pass in a course will be issued a warning and will not be allowed to take a class load of more than 3 hours per block. Students who have been suspended for academic reasons may re-apply for enrollment after staying out one semester. However, mere application does not imply automatic re-admission. If allowed to reenter, a student must Pass all courses for that term or the average stipulated upon re-admission.

 

Guidelines

 

Full-time (6  hours per block) students will be allowed three academic years in which to complete a program. Part-time students will be considered on a pro-rata basis equivalent to requirements of full-time students. The number of hours in which a student is enrolled on the first day following the end of the add/ drop period will be the official number of hours used to determine full-time or part-time status. Full-time students, who drop below 12 semester hours following the last date in the semester to drop/add classes, will still be considered full-time students for eligibility. Satisfactory academic progress for eligibility requires that the student's ratio of completed (earned) semester hours versus the student's enrolled (attempted) semester hours at end of drop/add period adhere to the following guidelines:

 

Professional Technical students who fail to make satisfactory progress at the end of the first two semesters will be ineligible to enroll until the deficiency is corrected.

 

Appeal Process

 

Students whose eligibility has been suspended due to failure to meet the above criteria may appeal their ineligibility if there are mitigating circumstances. Mitigating circumstances are defined as a change in grades or major, serious illness or injury, death of a family member or similar traumatic event. The appeal must be filed in writing within six weeks of notification of ineligibility. Students who appeal must write a letter addressed to the Director of Students. All appeals must include supporting documentation (grade or major change forms, doctor's statement, death certificate, etc.) and an academic plan to regain eligibility. The Student Appeal Committee will review the appeal within two weeks of the deadline for filing all appeals provided all necessary documentation has been submitted; the students will be notified of the committee's decision by mail. The Committee will not review Appeal Forms that are incomplete and/or lacking the required verification. The completed SAP Appeal Form should be sent to:

 

Director of Student Affairs

McCall College

106 E. Park Street Suite 220

McCall, ID 83638

 

College Withdrawal

 

When a student finds it necessary to withdraw prior to completion of a semester's work, the official withdrawal date is that on which the Academic Dean officially signs withdrawal documents. Emergency health conditions will be taken into consideration in determining the date of official withdrawal. A student should contact the Office of the Academic Dean to initiate the withdrawal process.

 

Policy Governing Withdrawals

 

A student who leaves the College without following college withdrawal procedures will be assigned the grade of "No Pass" in each course in which he/she is registered.

 

"W", Withdrawal. This grade will be assigned when a student withdraws from a course with the approval of the Academic Dean between the last day for change of schedule and one week after mid-semester grade reports have been delivered to students.

 

"WD", Administrative Withdrawal. This grade will be assigned when a student is withdrawn from a course by the Academic Dean or the Director for Student Affairs. This grade is non-punitive and may be assigned by the appropriate official at any time during a semester or term.

 

"WP", Withdrawal Passing. This grade will be assigned when a student withdraws from a course for good cause past the published date with the approval of the Academic Dean.

 

WF", Withdrawal Failing. This grade will be assigned when a student withdraws from a course without good cause past the published date.

 

Policy Governing Withdrawal for Military Reason

 

The College has the authority to make reasonable and necessary policies governing the withdrawal of students who have been activated for military duties. The policy which follows provides written guidelines for students on deferred study time due to military call-up and for instructors and the Institution on their responsibilities in the withdrawal process.

 

Students who are called to active military duty will be given a grade of "WD" for each course in which they are enrolled at the time they are activated. A "WD" will be assigned for the entire semester for military call-up only. If a student is activated at the end of the semester, the student and the instructor may decide that an early final examination can be given for the course taken and a grade determined. If a final examination is not given, the student must take an automatic "WD".

 

Because all students leaving for military call-up will be considered exceptions, all "WD's" will be considered likewise. Instead of applicability of the Refund Policy listed in The College Catalog, students will receive a 100% refund for tuition. Room and board will be adjusted according to the time spent on campus.

 

Once a student has expressed an interest in resuming his/her study at McCall College, he/she will be admitted under the same conditions in effect before leaving for military reason.

 

Policy on Retaking Courses

 

A student may repeat any course, up to a maximum of two times, until a grade of Pass is obtained. "Hours attempted" and a corresponding letter grade will be recorded on the student's record each time the course is attempted. Only the grade corresponding to the final time that the course was completed will count toward the student's cumulative GPA. "Hours completed" for the course will be placed on the student's record as appropriate to the course hours and the grade obtained the final time that the student completes the course.

 

Class Attendance Policy

 

Except when officially exempted, students and faculty are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered and assigned. Similarly, students and faculty are expected to meet classes at the scheduled time and to participate for the full period. Frequent tardiness (3 or more) by students and early departures may lead to the assignment of an unexcused absence. Student may be allowed as many unexcused absences as a course bears hours. Instructors should report excess absences to the Director for Student Affairs.

 

Unexcused Absences - Unexcused absences exceeding the number of hours for a course can automatically suspend a student from a course. Where courses meet in 80-90 minute blocks, two unexcused absences are allowed for a 3-hour course. Unexcused absences that occur on the day before or following a holiday may incur additional penalties. When a student is suspended from a class for excessive absences, the Director for Student Affairs may reinstate the student after a conference or counseling session with designated college staff.

 

Excused Absences - Students may obtain an official excuse by presenting the appropriate documentation to the Director for Student Affairs. The Academic Dean must endorse the excuse before it becomes official. Officially, excused absences are permissible so long as such absences do not destroy the ability of a student to master course requirements.

 

Presenting Excuses - Official excuses must be presented by the student to the concerned instructor within seven (7) days of the student's return to class. The presentation of a timely excuse shall entitle the student to an opportunity to perform all class assignments missed. Seven additional days, following the return to class, shall be allowed for student (and the instructor) to execute make-up work.

 

Standards Governing Excused Absences

 

1. Grounds for Issuing Excuses

 

a. Illness of student.

b. Serious illness or death of a family member of a student.

c. Authorized representation of college.

d. Legally required court appearance.

2. Documentation Required:

 

a. Excuses based upon illness require a statement by a physician or the nurse practitioner that defines the exact times for which an excused absence is recommended.

b. Excuses based upon the death of a family member will require verification from a news account, funeral program, or statement from the funeral director involved. A written statement from a parent, mailed to the Director for Student Affairs, may be used as proof of a family illness.

c. Excuses based upon authorized representation of the College should be verified by a published schedule or written statement from the President, Director for Student Affairs, or Academic Dean, depending upon the source of authorization.

d. Excuses based upon a legally required court appearance should be verified by a copy of the document requiring such appearance.

Academic Graduation requirements

 

Students who have completed 32 or more semester hours of college-level coursework will be considered for graduation from an ProTech program. Other requirements include the proficiency examination, the departmental examination and the following:

 

32 hours have been completed at McCall College.

The final twenty hours have been completed at McCall College.

A major consisting of a minimum of 22 hours, together with related courses, has been completed to the satisfaction of the major department.

All general education requirements have been completed.

All financial obligations to the College have been satisfied.

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.

All required major courses have been passed with a grade of "C" or higher and verified by the Registrar.

An affirmative vote of the Faculty.

 

 

The Honors Thesis

 

All students who desire to qualify for Honors in any department or division must complete a thesis requirement before graduation. This written treatment of a subject shall embody results of original research and substantiate a specific view put forth by the student. Upon entering the major department, students will be paired with a thesis mentor and begin exploring normative and novel issues in the disciplines as preparation for undertaking and completing an honors thesis. The thesis shall consist of a research question, a literature review, and a body of findings in a format prescribed by the department. The honors thesis is also recommended for all students who seek to transfer to another institution following graduation. The division chair will be responsible for assessing each honors thesis within the division.

 

Policy on Sequential Certificates

 

A student who has received an Certificate from McCall College and who wishes to earn a second certificate must apply to and be accepted into McCall College for the second Certificate. The second Certificate can be earned in any major offered at McCall College. In order to earn the second Certificate, the student must earn at least thirty-two hours of coursework at McCall College. Other requirements include the honors thesis (if desired), the departmental examination and:

1. A program consisting of a minimum of 22 hours, together with related courses, has been completed to the satisfaction of the major department after the first degree has been completed.

2. A minimum of 9 hours in general education must be completed, including courses in humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural sciences/mathematics. No duplication of previous general education courses is acceptable.

3. Satisfaction of all financial obligations to the College has been satisfied.

4. An average of Pass in courses taken after the first certificate

5. All required major courses have been passed with a grade of Pass.

6. An affirmative vote of the Faculty.

 

Professional Technical Graduation Honors

 

Students who have completed at least 15 hours of their college work at McCall College and have completed the requirements for graduation will be honored according to the following scale:

 

An average of 90% or higher - Honors

 

 

 

 

 

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