Student FAQ’s about HD100B

What is HD100B?
HD100B is a 2-credit course designed to help students who go on academic probation.  Its goal is to help students gain the skills and attitudes they need to improve their GPA and get off probation, so they can achieve their MHCC dreams!  Course topics include: time management, financial literacy and budgeting, emotional intelligence, finding motivation to succeed, educational planning and goal-setting, understanding college expectations and designing habits for academic success. 

Twenty-two sections are planned for the pilot term, Winter 2014, with a wide variety of course formats, including standard 10-week, 5-week, and weekend intensive.

Who takes it? 

  • Course offered Winter 2014 for students who go on probation as a result of low Fall 2013 grades
  • For students with 45 or fewer attempted credits only

Is it mandatory?

  • YES, this intervention is mandatory for students with 45 or fewer credits who go on academic probation status.
  • Students who do not successfully complete the course will have a hold placed on their account, barring them from registering for the next term until final grades are filed and they have raised their GPA to 2.0 or above. 
  • Students who are on track to successfully complete the course will have the hold lifted in time for registration.
  • Some students (such as those who have already taken an HD100A or C course) may be allowed to follow a learning contract, closely monitored by College staff.  These exceptions will be rare.

How will students find out about this? 

  • All probationary students receive official College notice of academic probation by US Mail, soon after final grades are filed and processed, at the end of the term.
  • Details regarding this required 2-credit class will be included in the official correspondence from MHCC which notifies students of their academic probation status.
  • Additional outreach (phone calls, emails, etc) will be performed throughout the beginning of the probationary term, in order to maximize HD100B enrollment.

Will students have to pay for the course?

  • At this time, students will be responsible for paying for the class, either through their federal financial aid award or through self-pay.  The Task Force is investigating other possible options for 2014-15.

Will My Financial Aid Pay for this class?

  • Financial aid will be able to pay for this class if you still need at least two credits of electives toward your MHCC degree or certificate and you have not previously passed this course before.  You can run your DARS report to check how many elective credits you still need.

 Why is MHCC mandating this course? 

  • MHCC wants to support student success.  Currently, most first year students who go on probation do not get off probation on their own the second term.  MHCC wants to help new students get off probation and stay in school.

Who do I talk to if I have questions about this course?

  • The Career Planning and Counseling Center (AC1152) will have someone available, during the first week of the term, to answer questions and/or concerns.  Please call the Career Planning and Counseling Center (CPCC) at 503-491-7432 to schedule an appointment if you have questions not answered in this FAQ.  You may also come in to the CPCC to schedule an appointment.  Please contact Financial Aid with questions about how this course may impact your financial aid education plan.  If you need assistance registering for this course, please go to the Orientation Center, AC 1002.
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