Dear MTC students,

During yesterday’s MTC Live, we received questions about pass/fail grades and whether MTC will move to that grading model. We want to openly share with you the reason why MTC has decided not to implement pass/fail grading for the spring semester.

The reason is simple. We want to you to get the most out of all of your hard work this semester.

Although some of our partner colleges will accept transfer credit for courses graded as Pass/Fail, colleges vary in terms of how that credit is evaluated and applied to your degree. The credits are usually counted toward the total number of transfer credits, but some academic programs will count those courses as elective credit only and will not use them to fulfill major program requirements. Additionally, the pass/fail option might negatively impact students needing a certain qualifying GPA to be admissible into their transfer major since pass/fail grades do not contribute to a student’s cumulative GPA.

If you still have questions or concerns, please reach out to your instructor or advisor.

Join us tomorrow for MTC Live on Facebook – Next topic: Financial Aid
Yesterday’s MTC Live event produced so many questions, we are going to do it again tomorrow. This time – the focus is on financial aid.

Financial aid was another one of the hot topics from yesterday’s stream, and we think it’s important to take time to help answer your questions. The MTC Live event is tomorrow, Thursday, April 16 at 5:00 p.m. on If you’d like submit a question in advance, send it to [email protected]. Please use “MTC Live” in the subject line of your email.

Here are answers to a few of the other common questions from last night’s MTC Live.

  • Bookstore & Returns – The physical Barnes & Noble bookstore on campus remains closed, but it is open online to meet student needs. Orders will be shipped to your home address free of charge.
  • Graduation – May’s graduation ceremony has been postponed. We are still trying to determine the new date, time, location etc. Those who are eligible for graduation will receive information in their MTC email as soon as plans are determined.
  • Summer Courses – Alternative instruction will continue at MTC through the summer semester. Individual course instruction may vary depending on specific needs. On our summer registration page, there is a running list of how courses are being planned.

Stay well,

President Ron Rhames