Staff Policy D-104.01
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Scholarship

Catalog of Record

When students enroll for academic credit at NMC, their graduation requirements are governed by the catalog in effect at the time of their enrollment. This changes:

  1. If a student is not enrolled for three consecutive semesters (including summer). The student will be governed by the catalog in effect when he or she re-enrolls.
  2. If the catalog is revised (print or web) and the academic area approves a student request to follow the newer catalog.
  3. If a student changes his/her program of study, the student would be governed by the catalog in effect when the change is made.
  4. If the college determines that it is necessary to change the program of study requirements and such changes require the student to adopt these requirements rather than remain with the initial program requirements.

The college catalog is intended to provide students, prospective student, and families with written information regarding the different programs, degrees, courses, and student services offered at NMC.

Although, the college endeavors to provide current information in the college catalog at the time of publication, it may be necessary for the college to revise the current catalog to address programmatic needs. Therefore, the college has the right to change the contents of the catalog at any time without notice, and because the catalog is for informational purposes only, it does not establish any contractual relationship with the student.

Thus, it may become necessary for students within a program of study to meet new requirements that were not in force at the time of their original admission to the college.

The Vice President for Educational Services, in conjunction with the appropriate faculty and staff, is responsible for the development and publication of any procedures or guidelines that may be necessary to administer this policy effectively.

If any provision(s) of this policy or set of bylaws conflicts with laws applicable to Northwestern Michigan College, including the Community College Act of 1966, the Freedom of Information Act, or the Open Meetings Act, as each may be amended from time to time, such laws shall control and supersede such provision(s).

Initially adopted as D-302.05 December 5, 1996
Reviewed without revision October 2000
Revised October 2005
Renumbered D-104.01 December 20, 2006
Revised April 20, 2007
Revised October 21, 2011
Revised January 10, 2014 
Revised November 15, 2019