b'Attendance Policy Students are allowed one hour of absence per semester hour for lecture courses. Two hours of absences are allowed per semester hour for laboratory courses. Three hours of absences are allowed per semester hour for clinical/internship courses. If course objectives require a combination of lecture, lab or clinical/internship time, then the absences will be apportioned according to the limitations stated. Excessive tardies will not be tolerated and will count as absences. An instructor may drop a student after the student misses more than the number of absences per semester hour that the course allows. Excused absences are permitted at the discretion of the instructor and are not counted as absences. Official absences are excused and are not counted as absences. Instructors will be notified of such official absences by the college. In extenuating circumstances, students who are dropped after exceeding allowable absences may petition for reinstatement to the Dean of Teaching & Learning who advises the student of the proper procedure. For attendance policies pertaining to the Cosmetology, Career and Technical Education and Health Science programs, see the respective program handbook. Withdrawal Procedures The withdrawal period for full-term classes concludes at the end of the 10th week of the semester. For specific withdrawal dates and refunding periods for all classes, please refer to the Academic Calendar. Additional information on the withdrawal process is also described in the Student Handbook.Credit by Non-Traditional Means The total of credit by non-traditional means may not exceed 38 semester hours. MGCCC will award no credit by non-traditional means for courses or programs not offered within the current curriculum of the college. I. Credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) enables colleges to evaluate achievement and award credit. A wide range of college-level examinations is offered by CLEP to anyone who wishes to participate. The CLEP exam can only be taken once every six months. Scores on the tests are reported to the student and the appropriate college, employer, or individual: A.Credit for the CLEP Examinations will be awarded if the scores meet or exceed the minimum ACE recommended scores standard. Students taking CLEP tests before July 1st 2001 should refer to the college catalog for the year the test was taken for scoring requirements. B.All courses listed in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Catalog are eligible for credit if CLEP has an established examination in that subject. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is an approved limited CLEP testing site. See the campus Assessment Center proctor to schedule a CLEP examination. C.To receive credit through CLEP a person must enroll in MGCCC to take additional semester hour credit courses. D.The appropriate course numbers and semester hour credit awarded through the use of CLEP will be placed on the student\'s transcript under the heading "credit awarded by CLEP." Grade of CR is recorded. E.Students must consult university of their choice for specific transferability of CLEP credit. F.Credit for the CLEP Subject Examinations will be awarded in the following courses: (Students in health sciences division programs should consult department chairperson about acceptable credit.) CLEP Subject AreaMGCCC EquivalentSem. Hrs.Score Req. Business:Information SystemsCSC 1123 350 Financial AccountingACC 2213 350 Introductory Business LawBAD 2413 350 Principles of MarketingMMT 1113 350 Principles of ManagementMMT 2213 350 61'