Parent Intro to Academics

Most parents are aware of the importance of good academic habits.  Successful students will attend classes, study, complete assignments and get good grades.  Here are a few things to know about academic life at MTI.


Every student is expected to attend each meeting of all classes for which he or she is registered, to arrive on time and to stay for the full class period.  MTI recognizes that absences occur as a result of circumstances beyond a student’s control, as well as from a student’s failure to accept responsibility for attending class regularly. Students are encouraged to communicate with their instructors in the case of an absence.



Mitchell Technical Institute uses the four-point grading system.  Grade points are awarded as follows: A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0, F = 0.0.  To calculate the grade point average or GPA, the grade points for the assigned grade in each course are multiplied by the number of attempted credit hours for the course.  This product is the honors points for the course.  The total honor points for the grades earned in a semester are then divided by the total attempted credits for the same semester.  This result is the GPA.  Find a handy GPA calculator here.


President’s List

The President’s List will be published at the end of each semester.  The President’s List is used to give recognition to outstanding full-time students who earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.


Honors Designation

To earn an Honors Designation at graduation, the student must earn a minimum cumulative GPA. High Honors are awarded to those with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher.  Honors are awarded to those students with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 - 3.74.


Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities who are in need of accommodations to complete their program should contact the Learning Services Coordinator.  Services provided will vary with need.


Instructional Services Center

The Instructional Services Center (ISC) library provides a quiet study place for students.  The library contains program materials, periodicals and books for student use.  Computers are available for student research.  Additionally, MTI offers academic assistance to students through peer tutoring coordinated through the ISC. Tutors for several course areas are available free of charge.  Tutoring can be arranged by appointment or during evening hours posted each semester.  Interested students should contact the Instructional Services Center Coordinator or the Learning Services Coordinator.

Some programs at MTI require students to complete an internship experience before officially graduating.  Parents are encouraged to support their students during this important phase of experiential education.  Some internships are compensated; many are not.  All students enrolled in an internship are required to pay tuition and fees like they would pay for any other academic credit.  Learn more about a student's internship experience here.