2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
    Oct 20, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog

Bay College West



A full range of student services (Admissions, Financial Aid, and Advising) is available at Bay College West. For more information regarding these services, please call 800-221-2001, or 906-302-3000. You may also check the Bay College West Quick Link on our website at www.baycollege.edu.

Campus Security and Crime Report

Bay College West does not have campus police or a security department. Crimes should be reported to 911, to ensure appropriate response and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community, when appropriate. Campus Security Authorities are:

  Bay College West: 906-302-3000
  Director of Student Services: 906-302-3010

Computer Center

Bay College West houses computer workstations for student use. The Student Computing Center operates within a wide range of hours to insure we accommodate the needs of both students and faculty. The Center also provides a testing center for administering placement assessments and proctoring exams. To set testing appointments, please call 906-302-3200.

Counseling

Free personal counseling is available to students. Licensed counselors are available on a limited basis to work with students on a variety of concerns. All services are provided on a confidential basis.

Payment on Student Accounts

Students may make payments on their accounts, in person, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST at the Bay College West, Student Services Desk. Credit Card Acceptance Policy: Credit card payments may be made on myBay, or in person at the Student Services Desk. Due to the growing threat of credit card fraud, for your protection and in accordance with current regulations, we are no longer able to accept credit cards payments by phone.

Required Forms

In addition to their location on a student’s myBay pages, a variety of student forms (i.e., Course Change, Application for Graduation, Change of Status, etc.) are available at the Student Services Desk.

Student Success Center

The Student Success Center (SSC) is the home to Bay West’s Academic Support Department, consisting of multiple programs which provide diverse support services to students. The SSC houses the TRIO program, the Supplemental Instruction Program, academic success coaching, tutoring, study groups, and placement preparation. In addition to these formal support services, the SSC provides study tools, resources, and areas for use on an as-needed basis, in addition to the only coffee area on campus available to students. Students should stop by the SSC reception desk for help with any of these services. The Student Success Center exists at both campuses.

What students can find in the SSC in Iron Mountain:

  • Study area options for individual or group study
  • Computers
  • Printer
  • Reference and study materials for all subjects
  • Calculators, headphones, and other technology tools
  • Social areas
  • Coffee, tea, and snacks

The center is located in Room 221.
Staffed Hours: As posted

For more information, call 906-302-3004 or visit our web site at http://www.baycollege.edu and click “Academics” > “Academic Support.”

Office of Accessibility

The Office of Accessibility (OOA) is the first stop for information and assistance to support students with disabilities. Academic Accommodations will be provided to afford equal access for qualified students with documented disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws. For each student, these accommodations will address those functional limitations of the disability which adversely affect equal educational opportunity. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the College that they have a disability and that they are requesting an accommodation. Students must contact the Director of the Office of Accessibility (OOA) to request an accommodation.

Mr. Justin Berg
Director, Office of Accessibility
Student Success Center
Escanaba Campus, HUB 811
906-217-4017
ooa@baycollege.edu

Students seeking an accommodation must also complete, and submit to the above individual, the online Request For Services form and provide appropriate documentation of the history and functional implications of the impairment. This form can be accessed from the College’s website at https://mybay.baycollege.edu after the student logs into their myBay account. The form may also be obtained from the Office of Accessibility at the Escanaba Campus or contacting the Director.

TRiO Student Support Services

The TRiO Student Support Services program’s goal is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants, and to facilitate the transfer of its participants to four-year colleges and universities. TRiO participants may receive peer and professional mentoring, assistance with study skills, career advising, and financial literacy, in addition to opportunities to attend cultural events and visit four-year schools. For more information, contact the Academic Support Coordinator at 906-302-3004.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an internationally recognized academic support program that targets traditionally difficult courses. Students come together in regularly scheduled study sessions to compare notes, discuss course materials, develop creative study tools, practice problem solving, and prepare for exams. These sessions are facilitated by trained SI Leaders that attend the course sessions and prepare study materials for use during SI sessions. SI is a great tool to help you learn course material with fellow students and is just one more program that Bay College has implemented to provide you the opportunity to succeed. Check to see if any of your courses have a SI section available! If you have any questions about SI, contact the Academic Support Services Coordinator at 906-302-3004.