Transcripts Explained

Transcript symbols and coursework notations

Course Topic(s): ___________ - Indicates the topic or subject covered in this specific course. Course topics often focus on a current event or the latest technology or research.

Notes: Academic Forgiveness/Renewal Granted - Indicates that MCC-KC has approved the student's request for the semester's grades to be exempt. The hours and grade points will not apply toward the student's grade point average.

Repeated: Exclude - Indicates this course has been repeated. The hours and grade points will not apply toward the student's grade point average.

Repeated: Replaces Previous Attempt - Indicates this is the most recent repeat of the course. The hours and grade points will apply toward the student's grade point average.

Req Designation: Honors - These courses are a part of the MCC honors program, which offer small classes, interdisciplinary themes and an opportunity for advanced study. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 or be referred by faculty.

Req Designation: Dual Credit - Indicates the course was offered through MCC at the student's high school and taken by the student prior to graduation from high school.

Req Designation: Learning Community* - These courses are two or more classes that either meet separately but have a common theme and content-related assignments or can be team-taught in a single block of time. Curriculum is designed to integrate the disciplines.

Req Designation: Writing Intensive* - This course will help students think clearly and express their ideas precisely; their problem solving and critical thinking skills should improve.

Req Designation: Human Diversity* - This course will help students perceive the sources of emotion, community and conflict associated with human diversity.

Req Designation: MOTR - This course is part of Missouri's Core Transfer Curriculum (CORE 42). The core transfer curriculum is a framework for general education for all Missouri public institutions of higher education. Core 42 information is available from the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

*NOTE: These are specific courses called learning enhancements. They are required to earn the MCC Associate in Arts transfer degree. The requirement includes 1) a writing intensive course and 2) a human diversity course or a learning community course.

Honor Roll - Indicates the student has completed at least six credit hours in the semester with a 3.5 grade point average or higher.

Member of Phi Theta Kappa - Indicates the student has accumulated at least 12 credit hours and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better.

Degree Honors: Awarded with Honors - Indicates the student has completed an associate degree with a 3.5 to 3.89 grade point average.

Degree Honors: Awarded with high honors - Indicates the student has completed an associate degree with a 3.9 grade point average or higher.

ZZZZ - All Z's in the catalog number indicates course was taken when catalog numbers were not in use.

Grading system - credit coursework

Credits are expressed in semester hours. A semester hour is 750 minutes of classroom instruction or the equivalent in laboratory hours. Semester hours are listed as attempted and earned. Hours attempted do not include those in which the student received U, S, P, W, AU or credit by exam or courses repeated. For any course that is repeated, the last grade is used for grade point average calculation. Not all credits granted are degree applicable. Unless otherwise noted, a student is considered to be in good standing.

Grade points are assigned to letter grades as follows: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1 and F=0. The total grade points accumulated are divided by the total number of hours attempted to determine the grade point average. Credit from transfer institutions will be converted to the 4-point system if different and included in the calculation.

Grading system


Metropolitan Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and has been since 1918.

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

1918-1968: HLC accreditation as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute; name changed to Junior College of Kansas City (1921). Merged with Lincoln Junior College (1954); name changed to Metropolitan Junior College-Kansas City (1965).

1969-1985: HLC accreditation as the Metropolitan Junior College District (1969); name changed to Junior College of Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri (1974); name changed to Metropolitan Community Colleges (1976).

1986-1995: HLC accreditation on an "individual" college basis as Longview Community College (including Blue Springs), Maple Woods Community College, Penn Valley Community College and Pioneer Community College (1986). Name changed to Metropolitan Community College District (1990).

1996-2005: HLC accreditation as the Metropolitan Community Colleges including Longview, Maple Woods, Penn Valley, and Blue Springs/Independence campuses (1996).

2006 to Present: HLC accreditation as Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City including MCC-Blue River, MCC-Business and Technology, MCC-Longview, MCC-Maple Woods and MCC-Penn Valley campuses (2006-15, 2016-present).