To the parent and minor student attending Middlesex Community College:
It is imperative that parents and their minor children understand that the students are entering a college environment
and that carries with it certain possible scenarios, not all of which can be anticipated. The average age of the Middlesex
Community College student has increased and the student body has become increasingly diverse in all respects. Thus,
the atmosphere of classes will frequently reflect this diverse adult population.
Please be aware of the following:
1. MxCC is much more rigorous and much less guided than secondary education course work.
2. The courses taken will establish an official transcript that will follow the student throughout the student’s
college and/or university career.
3. Adult themes and diverse perspectives are essential to MxCC materials and discourse.
4. Any student who registers for courses at MxCC is responsible for maintaining at least a “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale)
cumulative grade point average.
5. MxCC will not act in a parental or supervisory role. Parents must be available to supervise students in all
College buildings with the exception of attending classes.
6. A parent or guardian may not attend a course in which their student is registered unless the parent or guardian
is registered.
7. A student who registers in MxCC courses is fully responsible for complying with all policies and procedures.
This includes being aware of and adhering to the MxCC Code of Conduct.
8. Instructors cannot discuss students’ attendance, grades or progress with parents over the phone and/or in
person without observed written consent of the student.
9. Instructors cannot inform parents when classes are cancelled at the last minute or when the class ends prior to
the scheduled time.
10. Attendance is required, but not monitored. Most likely, no one will call if the student misses class.
11. Students under the age of 18 will be required to have adult supervision for certain student activities related to
student clubs and student organizations. In certain instances, such as bus trips, the College will not provide that
supervision. In other instances, the student will be required to provide a signed release form.
Special note to parents: Right of Access
I have read and understand that according to state and federal regulations, my minor’s college records are available
to me only with the observed written consent of the student.
Parents of community college students do not have a right of access to their children’s student records, regardless
of whether the student is under the age of 18. In accordance with this regulation, students’ college records will be
released to parents only with the observed written consent of the student.
I have read and understand the above statements.
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Student’s Printed Name Student’s Social Security Number Parent’s Printed Name
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Student’s Signature Student’s Banner ID Number Parent’s Signature
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Date Signed Date Signed
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