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Academics With the permission of the instructor and the Academic Associate of Arts Dean, you may enroll in any course on an audit basis. You In order to obtain an Associate of Arts degree, you must and your instructor must agree about what portion(s) of the meet the following requirements: course you plan to audit and the requirements the instructor 1. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00. has about your class attendance and participation in class 2. Successfully complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. work. If you fulfill the agreement for the audit, you will receive 3. Successfully complete a minimum of 45 semester credits the grade of “N” (audit) for the course, and it will be entered of general education which includes the following disciplines: on your academic transcript. If you do not fulfill the audit Communications 9 semester credits agreement, the Registrar, upon request of the instructor, will Math/Science 9 semester credits withdraw you from the course and issue a “W” withdrawal Science course with lab required. grade. Audit enrollments carry neither credit nor grade point (A minimum of one course in each discipline of math and value. No inference is made, nor should conclusions be science) drawn, about the quality or quantity of a student’s mastery Social Sciences 9 semester credits of the course subject matter. Humanities 9 semester credits Additional credits from above disciplines OR Standard tuition and fees apply to all audit enrollments Computer Literacy regardless of the length or scope of the audit. Financial Aid (CSC110-A and/or CSC115-A) 9 semester credits CANNOT be used for audit courses. General education credit must be selected from courses Honor’s List ending in an “A” suffix. If you achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.5, are 4. Successfully complete a minimum of 15 semester credits registered as a full time student, and are not receiving an from any additional area or from a pre-professional focus incomplete on any attempted credits for a semester’s work, area. you will be recognized for your achievement by inclusion on the 5. SDV108-A 1 semester credit Honor’s List. The Honor List is publicized in local newspapers. All degree seeking AA students must complete “The College Experience” course. Honor Graduates * Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 If you graduate with a cumulative grade point average of semester credits through NCC. 3.50 you will be recognized at graduation as being an Honor Associate of Science Graduate. You will also be awarded an Honor Cord at the In order to obtain an Associate of Science degree, you must graduation ceremony. meet the following requirements: Academic Restart Program/Grade Forgiveness 1. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00. Northwest Iowa Community College provides past students 2. Successfully complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. who have not been enrolled at NCC for the past five years an 3. Successfully complete a minimum of 40 semester credits opportunity to remove one or more of their NCC academic of general education that includes the following disciplines: terms from future degree and grade point considerations. Communications 8 semester hours Humanities and Social Science 8 semester hours 2018 Changes in grade point consideration do not apply to Financial Aid. If you have additional questions see the Mathematics and Science 20 semester hours Financial Aid office. (at least one course in each) 2017–Distributed Requirement 4 semester hours Eligibility: To apply for the NCC Restart Program/Grade taken from among the above divisions Forgiveness the student must meet the following eligibility 4. The remaining 20 semester hours will be accepted from arts Catalog requirements: and science electives designed and acceptable for transfer. 1. The student must not have been enrolled in college credit 5. Successfully complete all courses required for a major. instruction at NCC in the past five years. 6. SDV108-A 1 semester credit 2. The student must be enrolled in credit courses at NCC All degree seeking AS students must complete “The College pursuing a degree or diploma. College Experience” course. 3. The student must successfully complete one term with a * Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 2.0 grade point or better of higher coursework before the semester credits through NCC. student will be granted cumulative grade point forgiveness. Associate of Applied Science Community Eligibility for Graduation In order to obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree, Northwest Iowa Community College awards you a degree you must meet the following requirements: or diploma once you have completed a specified educational 1. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00. program. In addition to the knowledge attained from specific 2. Successfully complete all required technical courses. program courses, you will complete general education 3. Successfully complete a minimum of 12 semester credits requirements. General education courses will assist you to of general education which shall include the following Iowa better understand human relations, social, and environmental disciplines: issues, and to become more competent in communications Communications 3 semester credits and mathematics. Additionally, you will acquire knowledge Math 3 semester credits Northwest relative to our society/culture and develop the awareness that Humanities/Social Sciences 3 semester credits your full potential is achieved through a lifetime of learning. General Education 3 semester credits Courses must be selected from Communications, Math, Science, Humanities, Social Sciences and Computer Literacy. * Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 semester credits through NCC. 28


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