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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ______________________________________________________ The Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation offers many scholarship opportunities for students attending Northwest Iowa Community College. Complete information regarding individual scholarships is found in the current Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation Scholarship Opportunity Guide. The Guide is available through the Foundation Office, Admissions Office, area guidance counselors or by going to nwicc.edu and clicking on “Future Students”, then “Tuition and Financial Aid” and then “Scholarships.” ACADEMICS ______________________________________________________ Academic Progress NCC requires that you maintain satisfactory academic progress. The following academic progress standards will be enforced. Academic Probation—If you are enrolled, you must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. If this guideline is not met, you will automatically be placed on academic probation and will be notified in writing of the probationary status. We ask that you visit with an advisor to discuss corrective actions that may help to promote satisfactory academic progress. Academic probation will be removed when the minimum cumulative grade point average is achieved. Academic Suspension—Academic suspension is a forced removal from the College due to failure to maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average required. If a person earns both cumulative and a term GPA of below a 2.0 two consecutive semesters/terms in a row, they will move to academic suspension. You may be allowed to return to school after sitting out a semester/term. Appeal—You can appeal academic probation or suspension by following the College Grievance Procedure. Academic Awards The Associate of Arts degree is designed to provide the first two years of a typical college or university bachelor’s degree program in liberal arts or general education. The Associate of Science degree, with a designated specialty, is awarded to a student who wishes to enter the workforce or continue their education. The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded to a student who completes a two-year technology curricula. The Associate of General Studies degree is designed for those students who have chosen to follow an individualized course of study, which is not specifically designed to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. A Diploma is issued to a student who completes a full-time career and technical curricula of at least one academic year. A Competency Certificate may be issued for a student who demonstrates competencies in a career and technical program. An Adult High School Diploma is issued to a student who completes the specified requirements. Grading System Grades represent the official record of your level of achievement in a course. The following grading scale is utilized at NCC. A Excellent 4.0 B Above average 3.0 C Average 2.0 D Below average 1.0 F Failure 0.0 I Incomplete W Withdrew X Repeat N Audit P Passing R Required-no credit T Credit granted by testing E Excused without credit L Credit granted by virtue of prior education or occupational experience M Approved high school articulation The grading system allows for pluses and minuses. The computation is as follows: A 4.0 B- 2.7 D+ 1.3 A- 3.7 C+ 2.3 D 1.0 B+ 3.3 C 2.0 D- .7 B 3.3 C- 1.7 F 0 WebAdvisor WebAdvisor is a powerful tool that provides NCC students real-time, up-to-date information online. It can be used to check final grades, and view schedules and transcripts from any Internet connection. You can obtain instructions on how to access WebAdvisor through your advisor. Pass/Fail Specific courses have been approved by the College to be taken pass/fail. Such courses will be shown on the transcript with a designation of the appropriate number of credits and either a P or F. Courses taken as pass/fail may be applied toward graduation requirements if the course meets program requirement. Pass/fail courses will not be included in the GPA calculations. To receive a passing grade a student must receive a C or higher. For information on which courses, or under which situations a course can be taken pass/fail, contact the Vice President of Student & Academic Services. If a student plans to transfer the credit from a course taken pass/fail it is their responsibility to check with the receiving institution to determine their acceptance/transfer policy. Grade Change A change in the status of your final grade can be accomplished only through the approval of the instructor, the Academic Dean, Vice President of Student & Academic Services and the Registrar through the use of the “Grade Change Form for All Grades Other Than Incompletes.” 25 College Information


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