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WHY MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE ADHERES TO 100%

OF SACM’S ONLINE / HYBRID COURSE RESTRICTION

 

DID YOU KNOW? 

After you have completed your degree at any institution for which SACM has funded, there is a degree validation process?  SACM will request all online and hybrid course work you have enrolled in during the pursuit of your degree.  This includes all universities & colleges.  ALL online/hybrid courses you have taken will be relayed and if you have taken more online courses than what has been approved – regardless if YOU PAID FOR IT OR NOT, you risk your degree not being validated or being deemed as null. 

 WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

It means your degree:

  • will NOT be deemed as authentic by SACM.
  • will NOT be recognized in your home country.
  • will NOT get you a job or entrance into a graduate program back home.

 The guidelines SACM has in place regarding your online/hybrid course work are taken very seriously by Mississippi College. It is our desire for you to have a prosperous future and outlook upon the obtainment of your degree. Therefore we not only have a responsibility to you, but also to SACM , to adhere to the rules, regulations and guidelines for protocol put in place for your attendance here at MC.                                                                                                     

                                                                    

REVIEW OF SACM POLICY TOWARDS ONLINE COURSE WORK

  • During the entire pursuit of your degree, 4 online/hybrid courses (12 hours max) are permitted for undergraduate degrees and 2 online/hybrid course (6 hours) are permitted for graduate degrees. 
  • No more than ONE online/hybrid course is permitted during a semester UNLESS IT IS YOUR FINAL SEMESTER YOU ARE GRADUATING IN.

Online/Hybrid approval is dependent on IF:

  1. The course is required for your degree.
  2.  It is ONLY offered as an online/hybrid. 
  3. You are in your graduating term and not taking it would delay graduation.     
  • SACM approval is REQUIRED for your online/hybrid course prior to enrolling in that course  
  • After enrollment, your MC Advisor will need to send a letter to SACM detailing your schedule. 
    • Any online/hybrid enrollment requires a 2nd letter validating the reason for enrollment in a non-face-to-face traditional class.