NMJC College Catalog
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Students should note that registration is not complete until tuition and fees have been paid. It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from courses prior to the payment due date if the student does not intend to attend class.
- Prior to registering for classes, degree-seeking students must provide test scores indicating that they have met the prerequisite standards. Prerequisites are requirements that must be met prior to registering for many courses. They may be met with approved placement scores on Next-Generation Accuplacer, through exempting scores on ACT, SAT, or TSI-A, by transfer of credit from another institution, or by successful completion of a specific NMJC course.
- New Mexico Junior College uses the Next-Generation Accuplacer exam to assess skills in reading, sentence skills, and mathematics. This test is used to help students plan an appropriate schedule of coursework and meet course prerequisites. The Next-Generation Accuplacer exam is available on campus, and students should contact the Testing Center in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center for more information.
- Students may be exempt from all or part of testing if they
- Payment in person: You may pay by cash, money order, check, credit card, or debit card at the Cashier’s Window in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center or at the Business Office in the John Shepherd Administration Building.
- Payment by phone: You may phone in credit or debit card information to (575) 392.5207
or (575) 492.2772.
- Payment in full online: Go to the Nelnet Portal: Payment Plan, Full Payment, or Refund)
under Registration Tools in the T-Bird Web Portal. There is no additional fee charged
when a student is paying in full.
- Automatic Payment Plan: NMJC offers a payment plan administered by Nelnet Business Solutions. Students must use a checking or savings account or credit or debit card to set up the plan. Go to the Nelnet Portal: (Payment Plan, Full Payment, or Refund) under Registration Tools in the T-Bird Web Portal. Two plans are offered:
The normal course load each semester is 12 to 18 credit hours. The typical credit
class load for a student expecting to graduate in two years is 15 credit hours per
semester. NMJC students who demonstrate reasonably high levels of academic achievement
and who desire to take more than 18 credit hours
per semester must receive documented permission from the Vice President for Instruction or dean.
All enrolled courses will be listed on the student’s transcript and none will be eliminated by future enrollments or course completions. Credit hours can only be earned once for any course. All repeat courses will carry the notation “E” or “I” directly beside the course grade on the transcript. “E” means excluded from GPA calculation and “I” means included in GPA calculation. All previous grades in a given course will also appear on the student’s transcript.
|A = Superior achievement||AU = Audit|
|B = High achievement||S = Satisfactory|
|C = Average achievement||U = Unsatisfactory|
|D = Minimal achievement||P = Pass|
|F = Failure to achieve||W = Dropped class/withdrawal from University|
|I = Incomplete|
Only grades of A, B, C, D, U and F are included in computing grade point average (GPA): A = 4; B = 3; C = 2; D = 1; F = O. The grade of U is calculated as an F grade. Courses taken for audit will appear on the student’s transcript as AU with no credits recorded and no grades assigned. Courses taken for audit cannot be used to meet a course pre- or co-requisite.
NC (No Credit): In courses taken for CR / NC, students who do not satisfactorily complete minimum course requirements will receive NC. A grade of NC is not computed in the GPA and the student will not receive credit for the course.
Note: Some schools, scholarships and honorary societies do not accept the P / F, S / U, CR / NC grading system and / or convert grades of S or P. Students planning to transfer to another institution should talk to an academic advisor at that institution about possible consequences of S / U or P / F grades.Incomplete Grade Assignment and Removal
Once a course has reached the maximum enrollment, students are given the option to be placed on a limited size wait list. This option must be chosen at the time of registration. The wait listed course cannot conflict with other courses in the student’s registration schedule. Being on a wait list does not mean the student is registered in the course. Once space becomes available in a class, wait listed students will be offered a position in the class based on the student’s position on the wait list. Students will be notified via e-mail of the opportunity to enroll in the class. Students will have 24 hours to enroll themselves into the class before being removed from the waitlist and the class offered to the next person in line.
Students who plan to take online courses should follow the application and registration procedure outlined in the Catalog. All students, regardless of the delivery mode, follow the same procedures. The unique ID and PIN issued to the student will be used as the username and password for the online Learning Management System (LMS) to verify their identity in the course.
Students who are unable or do not wish to come to campus can transact all of their business with the school using computer technology and the telephone. For specific services, such as academic advising or financial aid, refer to those sections in the Catalog.
Students can call NMJC offices for assistance. Students taking online classes should review the information provided by the Distance Education Department at NMJC at www.nmjc.edu Helpful information is provided so students can determine if online education is appropriate for their learning style. In addition, Frequently Asked Questions and Answers are provided.
NMJC distance learning classes use Canvas Learning System, a course management system. Canvas works with a computer’s Internet browser to create a “virtual classroom” where online tools such as a discussion board, chat room, e-mail, online quizzes and more are used. Students can login to Canvas from the NMJC homepage, www.nmjc.edu