2024-2025 College Catalog 
    
    May 18, 2024  
2024-2025 College 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.

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 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:

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

 

Student Orientation

Student Orientation is designed to both welcome and introduce new students to college policies and procedures as well as provide valuable resources vital for achieving college success. Student Orientation is required for new students, and encouraged for returning students. Attending Student Orientation ensures that each student has access to the information and tools needed to thrive in their academic journey.  Student Orientation delivery methods vary by semester and by student.

 

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.

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:
    • 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.
    • A student who has moved to Delta or Dickinson County for the primary purpose of employment.
    • 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
    • A student who resides within Michigan but not within Delta or Dickinson County.
    • 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
    • A student whose residency is outside of Michigan and not within a reciprocity county listed above.
    • A student who is a foreign national requiring international student services, will be considered an out of state student.
  4. International
    • ​​​​​​A student whose residency is outside of the United States.
  5. Military
    • The following individuals will be charged the in-state tuition unless he/she qualifies as a Delta or Dickinson County resident as described in section 1 above:
    • Any individual using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty Program), Chapter 35 (Survivors and Dependents), 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 student’s formal state of residence) (GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill)

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

Students participate in a Guided Self-Placement Process with an advisor or co-advisor. During this, high school GPA and/or the year a student has last attended high school helps indicate initial placement into courses. MATH102 Introduction to Technical Math and BUSN 177 Business Math may be taken without a support course regardless of GPA or years out of high school.

If the student has been out of high school for more than 10 years and/or has a GPA of 2.49 or lower, the following gateway courses, combined with a support course, will be recommended. A student may also be encouraged to take a free Bay College assessment such as Accuplacer or ALEKS, so the results can further the discussion about academic preparedness and courses most likely to result in success.

English:

  • ENGL 098C Rhetoric and Composition Support and ENGL 101 Rhetoric and Composition with Support

Math, depending on major:

  • MATH 095C Intermediate Algebra Support and MATH 105 Intermediate Algebra with Support
  • MATH 097C Liberal Arts Mathematics Support and MATH 107 Liberal Arts Mathematics with Support

If the student has been out of school for less than 10 years and has a GPA or 2.5 or higher, the following gateway courses will be recommended. Dual Enrollment and Early College students will be placed into courses based on PSAT, SAT, and ACT. GPA will not be used for placement unless they are Early Middle College students going into their 5th year. Although a 2.5 GPA qualifies a student for MATH 105 or MATH 107, placement into a higher-level math course requires an appropriate score on the ACT, SAT, ALEKS, or transfer credit of a qualifying course.

English:

  • ENGL 101 Rhetoric and Composition

Math, depending on major:

  • MATH 105 Intermediate Algebra
  • MATH 107 Liberal Arts Mathematics

 

Placement Tables

Bay College uses computerized assessment tools to determine academic preparedness and satisfy prerequisites. These tools are free to Bay College students. The results are used to place students in the appropriate classes. Placement can also be completed by sending official college transcripts. Courses 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 will waive the coordinating placement requirement.

GPA & High School Graduation Year Placement

Under 2.5 Cumulative High School GPA OR 10 or more years out of High School

English

ENGL 098C  & ENGL 101C  

Rhetoric & Composition & Support Course

Math

MATH 102  OR
BUSN 177  OR
MATH 095C  & MATH 105C   OR
MATH 097C  & MATH 107C  

Intro to Technical Math OR
Mathematics of Business OR
Intermediate Algebra & Support Course
OR
Liberal Arts Math & Support Course

Above 2.5 Cumulative High School GPA AND less than 10 years out of High School (Meets E, R, M)

English

ENGL 101  

Rhetoric & Composition

Math

MATH 102  OR
BUSN 177  OR
MATH 105  OR
MATH 106  OR 
MATH 107  

Intro to Technical Math OR
Mathematics of Business OR
Intermediate Algebra OR
Technical Algebra & Trig I OR
Liberal Arts Math

 

SAT SCORES

EVIDENCE-BASED READING AND WRITING

0-479

ENGL 098C  & ENGL 101C 

Rhetoric & Composition & Support Course

480 and Above Meets “E” & “R” requirement

ENGL 101  

Rhetoric & Composition

MATH

All Scores

MATH 102   
BUSN 177  

Intro to Technical Math OR
Mathematics of Business

0-509 

MATH 095C  & MATH 105C   OR
MATH 097C  & MATH 107C  

Intermediate Algebra & Support Course 
OR
Liberal Arts Math & Support Course

510 and Above
Meets “M” requirement

MATH 105  
MATH 106  
MATH 107  

Intermediate Algebra OR
Technical Algebra & Trig I OR
Liberal Arts Math 

570-639

MATH 110  
MATH 130  
MATH 140  
MATH 210  

College Algebra OR 
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I OR
Precalculus OR
Intro to Statistics

640 and Above 

MATH 141  

Analytical Geometry & Calculus I
(if high school trig completed)

 

ACCUPLACER SCORES

ENGLISH / WRITING (WRITEPLACER)

0-4

ENGL 098C  & ENGL 101C   

Rhetoric & Composition & Support Course

5 and Above
Meets “E” requirement

ENGL 101  

Rhetoric & Composition

READING (NEXT GENERATION READING)

0-244

ENGL 098C  & ENGL 101C   

Rhetoric & Composition & Support Course

245 and Above
Meets “R” requirement

ENGL 101  

Rhetoric & Composition

 

ALEKS SCORES

MATH

All Scores

MATH 102  
BUSN 177   

Intro to Technical Math OR 
Mathematics of Business

0-29

MATH 095C  & MATH 105C   OR
MATH 097C  & MATH 107C  

Intermediate Algebra & Support Course
OR
Liberal Arts Math & Support Course

30 and Above
Meets “M” requirement 

MATH 105  
MATH 106  
MATH 107  

Intermediate Algebra OR
Technical Algebra & Trig I OR
Liberal Arts Math

46-75

MATH 110  
MATH 130  
MATH 140  
MATH 210  

College Algebra OR
Math for Elementary Teachers OR
Precalculus OR
Intro to Statistics

76-100

MATH 141  

Analytical Geometry & Calculus I
(if high school trig completed)

 

ACT SCORES

ENGLISH

0-17

ENGL 098C  & ENGL 101C   

Rhetoric & Composition & Support Course

18 and Above
Meets “E” requirement

ENGL 101  

Rhetoric & Composition

READING

0-17

ENGL 098C  & ENGL 101C   

Rhetoric & Composition & Support Course

18 and Above Meets “R” requirement

ENGL 101  

Rhetoric & Composition

MATH

All Scores

MATH 102  
BUSN 177   

Intro to Technical Math OR
Mathematics of Business

0 -19

MATH 095C  & MATH 105C   OR
MATH 097C  & MATH 107C    

Intermediate Algebra & Support Course
OR
Liberal Arts Math & Support Course

20 and Above
Meets “M” requirement

MATH 105  
MATH 106  
MATH 107  

Intermediate Algebra OR
Technical Algebra & Trig I OR
Liberal Arts Math 

23-26

MATH 110 
MATH 130  
MATH 140  
MATH 210  

 

College Algebra OR
Math for Elementary Teachers OR
Precalculus OR
Intro to Statistics

27 and Above

MATH 141  

Analytical Geometry & Calculus I
(if high school trig completed)

Assessment Information

There is no time limit on any of our placement tests. However, on average each test can take approximately one hour but differs from student to student.  For additional questions regarding Placement Tests or Placement Preperation, email Bay College Testing Services or call 906-217-4053

Math Assessment

ALEKS is the assessment tool used to determine placement in Math. The online ALEKS Placement Assessment covers material from basic math through precalculus and is designed to determine what you know. We want you to start in the math course that best fits your skill level, while keeping you on track to complete your degree. Being placed in a class that is below your skill level could delay your time to graduation and result in unnecessary tuition. You may also visit the ALEKS website to sign up for a free trial.

Since students can take the ALEKS math placement assessment five times, each assessment prepares students for the next assessment. After the initial assessment, Prep and Learning Modules are generated for each student, based on each unique student’s correct and incorrect answers. The modules focus the student’s attention on what they need to review and skip with the student already knows.

ALEKS will provide an on-screen calculator if you need one to complete a particular problem. Otherwise, you may not use a calculator. There is no time limit on any of our placement tests. However, on average each test can take one hour but differs from student to student. For additional questions regarding Placement Tests or Placement Preparation, email Bay College Testing Services or call 906-217-4053.

English, Reading, and Writing Assessment

The ACCUPLACER is the placement tool used to help determine academic readiness in reading. This program uses a multiple-choice format with computer-adaptive technology. Questions are presented based on individual skill level. The response to each question drives the difficulty level of the next question. It’s important to give each question as much thought as possible before selecting an answer. WritePlacer is the assessment tool used to measure academic readiness in writing.  It provides a prompt that students use to compose an essay.

There is no time limit on either of our placement assessments. However, students should allow, on average, an hour for each one. It is recommended that prior to taking the formal assessments that students take the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Practice Test as well as review the WritePlacer Essay Guide, which suggests that students plan, write, and proofread their essays. Other guidelines include writing at least five paragraphs (introduction, three supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion).

Students who wish to take the assessments elsewhere and send Bay College the scores should note that Bay College uses the “Next Generation Reading” and “WritePlacer” assessments.

For additional questions regarding placement assessments or preparation, email Bay College Testing Services or call 906-217-4053.