The Academic Year
Bay Mills Community College operates on a semester system. The fall semester begins the last week of August or the first week of September and is completed in December. The spring semester begins in January and ends in May. BMCC offers a limited summer
schedule of accelerated summer sessions, which are offered from May to August. A schedule listing hours,
room numbers, and courses is published prior to each semester.
Each student enrolled at Bay Mills Community College will be assigned an academic advisor who approves the students' course loads, changes in academic studies, and helps with academic issues.
It is necessary for students to meet with an academic advisor every semester to
get approval for the courses to be taken. Students are strongly encouraged to
check with an academic advisor during the semester to discuss their progress
and any difficulties they may be encountering. Academic advisors are available
to discuss and help solve any problems students may encounter in achieving their
educational goals. This could result in a referral to student services for tutoring, assistive technology, or other
Assessment of Student Learning
Bay Mills Community College is committed to excellence in
teaching and learning and is equally committed to assessment as a means of
ensuring effective student learning. Assessment is a continuous process
of review and refinement at the course, program, and institutional level. Thus, faculty and administration are engaged in ongoing assessment activities
that measure student learning based on specific goals and objectives. The
results provide regular feedback, which is used to strengthen instructional
practices and to develop strategies for improved learning. Students are invited to participate in assessment committee
meetings to learn how the assessment plan works and how the results might
To be considered full-time a student must carry at least 12
credits; anything less is considered part-time. One credit or one semester hour are equal to 15 contact hours of instruction. Students who wish to take more
than 18 credits are required to receive permission from their academic advisor
and the Vice President for Academic Affairs and to maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.3.