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SACM ONLINE COURSE POLICY

 According to SACM online degree and course policies, SACM sponsored students may be permitted to take online courses if they have a prior approval from their SACM advisor.  Be advised it is the student’s responsibility to make sure that any courses taken online at MC are officially approved by SACM in advance. 

 Separate Financial Guarantees must be issued for online courses taken by SACM students.  Students must meet SACM’s online course policy before completing this form and submitting it to SACM prior to the registration of any online course in order for a Financial Guarantee to be issued.   

 

Total Credits Allowed for Degree

Maximum Credits Allowed Per Semester

Undergraduate

12 Credits

3 Credits

Graduate

6 Credits

3 Credits


However, if at any time it is discovered an enrollment occurred in error (without SACM approval) the course in question is subject to being dropped or change on a student’s schedule. A decrease in enrolled hours could potentially drop a student below a full-time course load resulting in a student being out of status with regards to their F1 student visa.

SACM Online Course Guidelines

Per SACM guidelines, students will only be reviewed for online course enrollment approval if all of the information below is met.

  • Students may not take any course online if it is offered in a face-to-face/traditional on-campus format in the current or a subsequent term.  
  •  Students may only take ONE online class per term, unless it is their final semester and they will be graduating that term.  
  • Students seeking a Bachelor’s degree are allowed a maximum of 12 online credits throughout the program of study.  Students seeking a Graduate (Masters or above) degree may only take 6 online credits.  After obtaining permission to take an online course from your MC Student Advisor, the student must submit an online class request through the SACM portal and receive approval.  Requests by students who have already met the maximum courses allowed will be automatically denied.  

IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU ARE WANTING TO PAY FOR THE ONLINE COURSE YOURSELF. 

Students may NOT pay out-of-pocket as this will jeopardize their ability to obtain, retain, or regain their SACM’s sponsored scholarship.  SACM policy states that all online classes will be counted regardless of who pays for the course.  

If students do not comply with the parameters put in place by SACM regarding online/hybrid hours, their degree will not be authenticated by SACM.