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Academic Success

International students in biology.

The International Students and Programs staff are committed to helping international students be successful academically. Students will be assisted in connecting with academic resources on campus and discussing any faculty concerns.


Most international students will study for an Associate of Arts Degree, taking classes to meet requirements in Communications, Humanities, Social/Behavioral Science, Math, Science, Computer Science, Physical Education, and Student Development, as well as electives.

Electives can be courses selected from the areas listed above or courses you select because of personal interest.


Instructors at MCC will share their specific expectations, but some general rules to follow are:

  1. Be on time for class.
  2. Do not use your phone during class time.
  3. Participate in class discussion.
  4. Do not have side conversations with your friends during the class.
  5. Do homework, including reading the textbook.


Cheating in class may result in a failing grade.

It is very important that your classwork is your own. Never use a paper written by someone other than you.

Plagiarism is using the language and thoughts of another author without crediting the original author. Plagiarism is considered cheating in the U.S.


The Student Success Center ( provides tutoring and math and writing assistance to any students requesting these services, at no cost.

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