MiraCosta College Catalog

Foreword

MiraCosta College publishes a new catalog every year. The information published in the catalog is effective for the academic year beginning with the fall semester and concluding with the summer intersession. This catalog is effective Fall 2014 through Summer 2015. A Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the catalog or individual pages from it are available for download by selecting the Print pull-down menu above.

You can locate information in the catalog by selecting a specific category from the menu on the left, by using the Index, or by entering a specific topic in the Search Catalog box.

Previous years' catalogs are available at http://www.miracosta.edu/schedules.html.

Statement of Assurance

Every effort is made to ensure that the course information, applicable policies, and other materials presented in the MiraCosta College Catalog are accurate and current. In the event a correction or update is warranted, a catalog addendum will be published electronically and will be available for download as a PDF file.

Catalog Rights

The requirements for degrees, certificates, and general education may change during the time a student attends MiraCosta College, and these changes are reflected in the catalog.

Catalog rights are established when a student first takes classes at MiraCosta, and they are maintained through continual enrollment at the college. These rights protect students from being held responsible for changes made to their academic programs in the years that follow their initial enrollment. To be considered continually enrolled, a student must have received a letter grade (including "W") for each semester. A one-semester leave, however, will not negate a student's continuing status.

The catalog used to determine graduation eligibility is the catalog operating at the time the student began continual enrollment at MiraCosta unless the student's petition requests a different catalog. The other catalogs that can be used to determine eligibility are catalogs in effect during the time the student has maintained continual enrollment at MiraCosta or the catalog in effect at the time the student files his or her petition to graduate. Students who need 6 or fewer units in order to satisfy all degree requirements may be evaluated under the original catalog that applied.