2018-2019 College Catalog 
    
    Oct 20, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admissions



Admissions Requirements

Any student who has graduated from high school, or who has obtained a General Education Diploma (GED), or who is 18 years of age, is eligible for admission. Admission to Bay College does not ensure placement in all courses or programs. Many courses have prerequisites, and some programs have additional admission requirements. Students who do not meet the admission criteria may apply for special admission.

Students who are at least 18 years of age and without a high school diploma or GED, will not be eligible to apply for financial aid under financial aid regulations.

Bay College reserves the right to refuse admission and/or continued enrollment if the College determines that the applicant/student is a threat or potential danger to the college community or if such refusal is considered in the best interest of the College.

Bay College retains the right to deny/revoke admission/enrollment of any applicant or student who was convicted of a crime requiring listing on the sex offender registry. A registered sex offender is defined as any person who is required pursuant to State or Federal law to be registered on any Criminal Information Network and/or the National Crime Information Center Convicted Sexual Offender registry.

Bay College will monitor the sex offender registry list to identify persons on the list who have been convicted of a crime requiring listing on the sex offender registry and are applying for admission to or enrolled in Bay College. Individuals convicted of a crime requiring listing on the sex offender registry are required to inform the Director of Admissions of their status at the time they seek admission to the College. Failure to comply with notification requirements may result in immediate denial of admission or expulsion from the College.

Admissions paperwork may be submitted to one of the following:

MAIL: Admissions Office, Bay de Noc Community College, 2001 North Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829
FAX: 906-217-1714
EMAIL: admissions@baycollege.edu

Orientation

Bay College encourages all students to complete Orientation. Orientation is designed to introduce students to policies and procedures as well as provide valuable tools to assist with college success. Orientation is required for new students.

Orientation delivery methods vary by semester and by student. Students are notified of available Orientation programs at time of acceptance to Bay College.

Residency Guidelines

Educational costs at Bay de Noc Community College are shared by students, the taxpayers of Delta and Dickinson Counties, and the State of Michigan. Property taxes paid by residents of Delta County and Dickinson County supplement student tuition and state aid for Delta County or Dickinson County status students; therefore, the tuition charged to legal residents of Delta County or Dickinson County is lower and students who are classified as out-of-state residents are charged the highest tuition.

At Bay College, a student’s residency determines the tuition rate. A student’s residency is collected on the application for admission or at the initial semester of enrollment. The College has the right to verify a student’s place of residence. Please see Board Policy 4002 for further information.

  1. Delta County or Dickinson County resident:
    1. A student whose intended true, fixed and permanent residence is located within either Delta or Dickinson County, and to which the individual intends to return whenever he/she is absent from the College
    2. A student who has moved to Delta or Dickinson County for the primary purpose of employment.
    3. A student who has married a resident of Delta or Dickinson County and takes up residence in that county.
  2. Michigan or Reciprocity County resident
    1. A student who resides within Michigan but not within Delta or Dickinson County.
    2. A student residing in one of the following Wisconsin reciprocity counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Burnette, Door, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Kewaunee, Langlade, Lincoln, Marinette, Oconto, Oneida, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, Shawano, Vilas, Washburn.
  3. Out of State
    1. A student whose residency is outside of Michigan and not within a reciprocity county listed above.
    2. A student who is a foreign national requiring international student services, will be considered an out of state student.
  4. Military
    1. The following individuals will be charged the instate tuition unless he/she qualifies as a Delta or Dickinson County resident as described in section 1 above:
      1. Any individual using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty Program), Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®), of title 38 United States Code, and/or the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 311(b)(9)) who lives in the State of Michigan while attending Bay de Noc Community College (regardless of his/her formal state of residence)

Change of Residence Status: Changes in residency status will be initiated at the time a student updates their address with the institution. Any adjustments made in tuition due to a change in residency status shall not be retroactive nor changed within a semester.

Residency Audit: Bay de Noc Community College may verify residency during periods of enrollment. Discrepancies in residency information may result in a hold preventing the student from registering for the next semester until the conflicting information has been resolved. Students who have deliberately misrepresented information or have falsified documents may be subject to disciplinary action.

Assessment/Placement

Bay College uses the assessment process (ACT, SAT, COMPASS, ALEKS or Accuplacer) to measure your skill level in writing, reading, and mathematics. Assessment scores must be submitted prior to enrolling in specific courses. Assessment scores assist advisors in determining appropriate course placement to maximize the student success in college-level courses. The placement assessment is a free service to students.

  1. For course placement purposes, most students new to Bay College will be required to take placement assessments in English (writing), reading, and mathematics prior to registering.
  2. Exemptions to assessment include:
    1. Those students with ACT scores of 18 or higher in English AND Reading or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores of 480 or higher that are not more than three years old are exempt from assessment testing in English and reading. Those students with ACT scores of 20 or higher in math or SAT Math score of 480 and above that are not more than three years old are exempt from assessment testing in math.
    2. Those with a minimum grade of “C” in the equivalent of a college-level freshman composition course and a college-level algebra course, based on official documentation. This would include appropriate scores on AP courses and CLEP.
    3. Those students with documented transfer credits in college-level composition courses will be exempt from the English (writing) and reading portion of the assessment. Those students with official documented transfer credit in intermediate algebra or higher will be exempt from the math portion of the assessment.
    4. Students with completed official college guest application forms for the current semester.
    5. Those enrolling ONLY in courses with no prerequisites as printed in the current Bay College catalog.
    6. Those taking non-credit courses, courses for Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or auditing a course.
  3. Mandatory placement into basic writing, reading, and mathematics courses will be based on assessment scores.
  4. English, reading, and mathematics basic skills prerequisites for college classes are listed in the course description section of the College catalog as E - English Composition, R - Reading, or M - Mathematics. For these courses, students must obtain minimum scores on those assessment sections or successfully complete the required prerequisite courses at Bay College prior to registration for those classes.
  5. Students may retake each portion (writing, reading, mathematics) of the assessment battery two times every 365 days.
  6. Students who have not been enrolled within the past three (3) years must take the assessment unless an exemption applies.
  7. Upon request, students with disabilities, with documentation on file in the Office of Special Populations, will be provided special assessment accommodations.

Your success matters.

Placement for Success requires students to have appropriate placement scores (SAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER, ALEKS, COMPASS, or PSAT) prior to registering for specific courses.

The Placement Tables indicate which English (writing), reading, and math courses students will be placed into based on their achieved scores. English “E”, reading “R”, and math “M” prerequisites are found in the course description section of the catalog. For certain courses, students must obtain minimum scores on those assessment sections or successfully complete the required prerequisite courses at Bay College prior to registration for those classes.

TS = Transitional Studies Courses

Transitional Studies course credits do not apply toward any certificate or degree and will not transfer.

SAT SCORES
EVIDENCE-BASED READING AND WRITING
0-479 ENGL 098   Integrated Reading & Writing Skills (TS)  
480 and Above Meets “E” & “R” requirement ENGL 101   Rhetoric & Composition
MATH
200-429 MATH 085   Pre-Algebra (TS)
385-509  MATH 098   Accelerated Pre & Basic Algebra (TS) 
430-509  MATH 095  
MATH 102  
Basic Algebra (TS) or
Intro to Technical Math 
430-479  MATH 097   Mathematical Literacy (TS)
480 and Above Meets “M” requirement BUSN 177  
MATH 107  
Mathematics of Business or
Liberal Arts Math 
510-569 MATH 105  
MATH 106  
Intermediate Algebra or
Technical Algebra & Trig I
570-639 MATH 110  
MATH 210  
College Algebra or
Intro to Statistics 
640 and Above  MATH 111  
MATH 141  
Trigonometry or
Analytical Geometry & Calculus I (if high school trig completed)

 

ACCUPLACER SCORES
ENGLISH / WRITING (WRITEPLACER)
0-3 ENGL 098   Integrated Reading & Writing Skills (TS) 
4 ENGL 098  8, or
if “R” is met, ENGL 097W  & designated section of 
ENGL 101  
Integrated Reading & Writing Skills (TS)
OR
College Writing Skills Workshop (TS) and Rhetoric & Composition 
5 and Above Meets “E” requirement ENGL 101   Rhetoric & Composition
READING (NEXT GENERATION READING)
0-244 ENGL 098   Integrated Reading & Writing Skills (TS) 
245 and Above Meets “R” requirement ENGL 101   Rhetoric & Composition

 

ALEKS SCORES
MATH
0-13 MATH 085   Pre-Algebra (TS)
13-29 MATH 098   Accelerated Pre & Basic Algebra (TS)
14-29 MATH 095  
MATH 102  
Basic Algebra (TS) or
Intro to Technical Math
14-24 MATH 097   Mathematical Literacy (TS)
25 and Above Meets “M” requirement  BUSN 177  
MATH 107  
Mathematics of Business or
Liberal Arts Math
30-45 MATH 105  
MATH 106  
Intermediate Algebra or
Technical Algebra & Trig I
46-60 MATH 110  
MATH 210  
College Algebra or
Intro to Statistics
61-75 MATH 111   Trigonometry
76-100 MATH 141   Analytical Geometry & Calculus I (if high school trig completed)

 

ACT SCORES
ENGLISH
0-11 ENGL 098   Integrated Reading & Writing Skills (TS)
12-17 ENGL 098  8, or
if “R” is met, ENGL 097W  & designated section of 
ENGL 101  
Integrated Reading & Writing Skills (TS)
OR
College Writing Skills Workshop (TS) and Rhetoric & Composition 
18 and Above Meets “E” requirement ENGL 101   Rhetoric & Composition
READING
0-17 ENGL 098   Integrated Reading & Writing Skills (TS)
18 and Above Meets “R” requirement ENGL 101   Rhetoric & Composition
MATH
0-16 MATH 085   Pre-Algebra (TS) 
16 -19 MATH 098   Accelerated Pre & Basic Algebra (TS) 
17-19 MATH 095 
MATH 097 
MATH 102  
Basic Algebra (TS) or
Mathematical Literacy (TS) or
Intro to Technical Math
20-22 Meets “M” requirement BUSN 177 
MATH 105 
MATH 106 
MATH 107  
Mathematics of Business or
Intermediate Algebra or Technical Algebra & Trig I or
Liberal Arts Math 
23-25 MATH 110 
MATH 130  
MATH 210  
College Algebra or
Math for Elementary Teachers or
Intro to Statistic
26-36 MATH 111 
MATH 141  
Trigonometry or
Analytical Geometry & Calculus I (if high school trig completed)

 

COMPASS SCORES
ENGLISH / WRITING (WRITEPLACER)
0-29  ENGL 098   Integrated Reading & Writing Skills (TS)
30-68 ENGL 098  8, or
if “R” is met, ENGL 097W  & designated section of 
ENGL 101  
Integrated Reading & Writing Skills (TS)
OR
College Writing Skills Workshop (TS) and Rhetoric & Composition 
69 and Above Meets “E” requirement ENGL 101   Rhetoric & Composition
READING
0-77 ENGL 098   Integrated Reading & Writing Skills (TS)
78 & Above Meets “R” requirement ENGL 101   Rhetoric & Composition
MATH 
Pre-Algebra     
0-40 MATH 085   Pre-Algebra (TS) 
35 - 100  MATH 098   Accelerated Pre & Basic Algebra (TS) 
41-100 MATH 095 
MATH 097 
MATH 102  
Basic Algebra (TS) or
Mathematical Literacy (TS) or
Intro to Technical Math
Algebra    
0-40 MATH 095 
MATH 097 
MATH 102  
Basic Algebra (TS) or
Mathematical Literacy (TS) or
Intro to Technical Math
41-65 Meets “M” requirement  BUSN 177 
MATH 105 
MATH 106 
MATH 107  
Mathematics of Business or
Intermediate Algebra or
Technical Algebra & Trig I or
Liberal Arts Math 
66-100 MATH 110 
MATH 130  
MATH 210  
College Algebra or
Math for Elementary Teachers or
Intro to Statistic
College Algebra     
0-45  MATH 110 
MATH 130  
MATH 210  
College Algebra or
Math for Elementary Teachers or
Intro to Statistic
46-100 MATH 111   Trigonometry
Trigonometry     
0-100  MATH 111 
MATH 141  
Trigonometry or
Analytical Geometry & Calculus I (if high school trig complet

Transitional Studies

Bay College is committed to student success. Students are required to enroll in courses based on the assessment scores provided at the time of admission. If a student’s ACT or SAT scores indicate that he or she is not college-ready, the student will be required to take the Accuplacer, Writeplacer, and/or ALEKS assessment. Students who do not meet the Reading (R), English (E), and/or Math (M) prerequisites for college-level courses will need to enroll in Transitional Studies (TS) courses.

Transitional Studies courses are designed to assist students in reaching their educational goals; however, credits earned in these courses DO NOT fulfill degree requirements. Students enrolled in these courses will be advised as follows:

  • Students will be able to enroll in up to 12 credit hours, including the Transitional Studies courses.
  • During the semester, students will meet with their academic advisors for consultation prior to scheduling future courses.
  • Students who test into reading, English, and math TS courses will be required to enroll in FYE 101 - College Success Strategies . This 3-credit course fulfills degree requirements as elective credit. It is designed to help students transition into college. Students will learn skills and strategies necessary for their success in college, in the workplace, and in life.

Please review the Placement for Success Table to determine course placement. If a student feels that his or her placement scores do not accurately reflect his or her ability, the student is encouraged to spend some time reviewing subject material and retake the appropriate assessments. Students are permitted to retake each assessment two times every 365 days.

For more information about Transitional Studies, please contact Jennifer McCann, Transitional Studies Coordinator, at 906-217-4006, 800-221-2001, Ext. 4006, or via email at mccannj@baycollege.edu.

Current Transitional Studies Offerings

MATH 085 - Pre-Algebra  (4 credits)

MATH 095 - Basic Algebra  (4 credits) (Satisfies the M when completed with a grade of “C” or higher)

MATH 097 - Mathematical Literacy  (4 credits) (Satisfies the M when completed with a grade of “C” or higher)

MATH 098 - Accelerated Pre & Basic Algebra  (Satisfies the M when completed with a grade of “C” or higher)

ENGL 097W - College Writing Skills Workshop  (2 credits) (Must be taken concurrently with a designated section of ENGL 101 - Rhetoric & Composition )

ENGL 098 - Integrated College Reading & Writing Skills  (4 credits) (Satisfies the E and R when completed with a grade of “C” or higher)

BIOL 090 - Fundamentals of Biology  (3 credits)

CHEM 090 - Fundamentals of Chemistry  (4 credits)

OIS 090 - Beginning Keyboarding  (2 credits)

CIS 090 - Basic Computer Literacy  (1 credit)

College Success Strategies

~ FYE 101  ~

 

You will learn skills and strategies necessary for success in college, but also in the workplace and life! Emphasis is placed on learning goal-setting, self-motivation, time management, emotional intelligence, self-awareness, collaboration, and personal responsibility. In addition, you will learn basic study skills and testing-taking skills.

You may never again have an opportunity like this one to discover how to create a rich, personally fulfilling life. We encourage you to make the most of this extraordinary opportunity! If you do, you will dramatically change the outcome of your life for the better! Register for this course today!