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What counts as a humanities in the AA degree?

These courses meet requirements for humanities in the AA plan. Three courses from three areas of study (one course must be literature or philosophy) are required: Art History or Art 108 Foreign Language (101 or higher or SIGN 101 or 102) Humanities Lit

How do I meet with an advisor?

Current students, transfer students, returning MCC students and degreed students can walk into a campus advising office and meet with the first available advisor. New students will be assigned an advising session at placement testing time.

What study skills do you need to become an effective learner?

What Study Skills Do You Need to Become an Effective Learner?By C.K. Wren, eHow ContributorupdatedJune 20, 2011nt this articDeveloping appropriate study skills can make you a more effective learner.In spending 12 years or more in school, effective learnin

Student Success Checklist- For a sixteen week course

Student Success Checklist · 1 Week Before Classes Start o Buy and/or rent textbooks o Prepare your family and friends for the change in your schedule o Create your plan for the semester (start your time management now) o Find out where your classes are l

Classroom Etiquette and if you have to be reminded.

Good classroom etiquette could improve your grade and help develop a good relationship with your instructor. Listed below are common classroom practices.1. Practice common courtesyPrivate conversations with your neighbor and cell phones ringing in class a

Read this to schedule an Online Advising Appointment:

To sign up for an advisor visit, please click this link and select your time. You will be required to call in during that time to 816-604-4487 or Skype (profile name mcckconline). Thanks, ​Sharon Soares MCC – Distance Ed

What are the requirements of the AA degree?

The Associate in Arts degree requires: ​ · 42 hours of general education courses, including learning enhancements · A 3-credit hour computer science course · 17 hours of electives · TOTAL: 62 credit hours ​· MoreAA details

What counts as a physical science with a lab in the AA degree?

Physical science courses that count towards the AA degree include chemistry, geology, geography and physics. The course must be four to five credit hours and include a lab.

What are the major differences between high school and college?

There are numerous differences you will find between high school and college, and if you are aware of some of them before you start school, the transition could be a little easier.The table below lists some of the differences identified by students, staff

Any tips for success?

See our College Success Toolkit for pointers for being a successful student. You should also be aware of your student responsibilities. We want to help you make a smooth transition into MCC-KC by sharing information that is critical to you as a new stude

Why do I need orientation?

If you are a new student, orientation is a great way to connect with faculty, staff and other students, learn your way around and where to get help. ·Set up anorientation ​·Set up acampus tour here Still didn't answer, why? What do you not know? You don'

How do I view grades or my transcript?

See your grades atmyMCCKC. Once there, click on "Student Center Home" then "Grades" under Academic History in the Academic section of your StudentCenter. This is the only way to view them. Grades will not be mailed to you. Your transcript is the recor

Communication with instructors

Establishing Your Presence in the Class EarlyGet to class early and sit near the front.Ask questions/ make adecisionto get involved.Answer questions or make comments about the lecture or reading.Have a positive attitude in class. Show interest and involve

How many credit hours make me a full-time student?

To be considered a full-time student, you must take 12 credit hours in the fall or spring semesters, six for summer.

How do I enroll?

Use your Student Center atmyMCCKCto enroll in courses. ​

Before the semester starts, is there anything I can do?

There are some very important details that need to be taken care of in the beginning of the semester. Knowing what those details are could spare you from some long lines, fines and other inconveniences.Parking PermitsFree parking permits are required at a

How do I drop or withdraw from a class?

You may drop a course at any time during the first three-fourths of the semester; however, you must officially withdraw atmyMCCKCor by visiting with an academic advisor. If you do, you will receive a "W" on your transcript. If you withdraw during the fina

How do you set goals?

Personal Goal SettingPlanning to Live Your Life Your WayMany people feel as if they're adrift in the world. They work hard, but they don't seem to get anywhere worthwhile.A key reason that they feel this way is that they haven't spent enough time thinking

What is a degree plan?

A degree plan, or program plan, is a list of courses and requirements needed for a degree or certificate. Use it to plan your schedule and get approval for financial aid. You can get a copy ofdegree plans online, in the course catalog or in an advising of

When should I consider dropping a class?

You may want to consider dropping a course if, after talking with your instructor, you see little or no chance of passing the class, or you realize you cannot regularly attend class due to unforeseen circumstances. However, be aware this could affect heal

If I stop attending a class, will I automatically be dropped?

No. If you stop attending class you will not be automatically withdrawn. You must officially withdraw atmyMCCKCor by visiting with an academic advisor. If not, your grades will be recorded as "F", which will affect your GPA and may cause other problems. D

What is auditing a course?

Auditing lets you attend and review a class without grades or tests. No credit is given and fees are the same as for a credit course. If you wish to audit, you must declare this when you enroll.

What courses will transfer?

Our courses are accredited, and those numbered 100 or above can transfer. If you plan to transfer, meet with an academic advisor early and often. Be sure to check about electives - most bachelor's degrees accept only a limited number of them. ​ To see how

What is the difference between a transfer (AA) and a career (AAS) degree?

Transfer degrees are designed for students who want to complete their first two years of college work and then transfer on to a four-year institution. Our Associate in Arts degree is the primary transfer degree but there are four others: ​ · Associate in

Why do I need placement testing?

Most MCC students must take placement tests. It is the best way to make sure you get the right class. The wrong class could set back your college career. ***If you have taken the ACT test in the last two years, you may be able to use those results to pl

How do I plan my class schedule?

To create your schedule, take a hard look at how much time you can give college: · How many hours do you work in a week? · How many hours are dedicated to childcare and personal time? · How many hours will you study? Allow at least two hours for every hou

What is the difference between an advisor and a counselor?

Advisors help select classes, plan course schedules and answer questions about transferring credits. Counselors assist with career exploration, personal development, academic challenges and short-term personal counseling. They can also refer you to commun

First Day of Class Facts

It is very important that you attend the first day of class. You will meet your professor, who will outline the course and present the requirements of the class in what is called asyllabus.The syllabus will outline the grading scale and how your final gra

What is a developmental course?

Many MCC students test into a developmental course - those courses numbered under 100. Credit for courses numbered under 100 do not count toward your degree, but these courses form the foundation for success.

What are transfer agreements?

These are agreements MCC has with more than 25 area colleges and universities to help you transfer. If you follow one of these agreements, you can move from an associate's degree to a bachelor's degree without loss of credits or duplication of courses. Se

I really need help in my classes. Where can I get it?

Start with your instructor. Each instructor has office hours (listed in the syllabus given out the first day of class) when you can get extra help. If you need more assistance, visit one of the campus learning resource centers, where you can get free tuto

What counts as a social science in the AA degree?

These courses meet requirements for a social science in the Associate of Arts degree plan. Two courses from two areas of study are required. Economics Geography (excluding 104 and 110) History Political Science Psychology Sociology Social Science ​A

What do you not know about college?

What do you not know about college? This site tells you and more.

What are learning enhancement courses?

These courses are part of the general education requirements for the Associate in Arts, Associate in Arts Teaching and Associate in Computer Science degrees. There are three kinds of these courses: · Writing Intensive. These give you communication skills

Do I need to see an advisor to register for classes?

It is not mandatory; however, we strongly recommend you meet with an advisor before registering for classes to make sure you are selecting the right classes for your degree plan and to discuss your academic goals.

If I plan to major in business, accounting or computer science at a four-year college or university, should I use the AAS degree plan?

No. For business or accounting, you should use the AA degree plan. The AAS degree is best if you are not planning on transferring to a four-year institution. For computer science degree plans, meet with an academic advisor because there are both transfer

What is a prerequisite?

This is a condition or requirement that must be met before enrolling in a course. To satisfy a prerequisite, you must receive a "C" or better in the course to advance to the next class.

College Survival Tips

Attend classes.Obvious right? But, nothing lowers your chance for success more quickly than skipping classes. As simple as that sounds, many students do not attend class regularly once they realize their particular instructor does not "take roll." The sam

88 Surefire Tips for Success in College

Learn 88 Surefire Tips for Success in College

The 15 Habits of Top College Students

The 15 Habits of Top College StudentsMay 13, 2009 | Lynn F. Jacobs, Jeremy S. Hyman 1. Plan ahead. Not only do they know when the tests and papers fall in the semester, but they have a pretty good sense of what work needs to be done each week. Nice and ba