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Repeating Courses You may repeat a course. Provisions of this policy are as follows: 1. You may repeat a course as many times as you wish unless specific courses/programs state otherwise. 2. The original grade will appear on your transcript with an “R” (repeat) next to it. The “R” carries no credit nor does it affect your grade point average. 3. The last grade issued will be computed in your record. 4. You are required to pay normal tuition and fees for repeated courses. If you have questions regarding how this policy applies to your situation, you should discuss it with the Registrar. Availability of Financial Aid to pay for repeated courses vary. Check with the Financial Aid Office for further information. Student Classification Full-Time Student You are considered full-time if you are enrolled for the following number of credit hours per semester: Fall Semester 12 or more Spring Semester 12 or more Summer Term 6 or more Part-Time Student You are considered part-time if you are enrolled for the following number of credits per semester: Fall Semester 11 or fewer Spring Semester 11 or fewer Summer Term 5 or fewer Financial Aid Student Classification Enrollment status for Fall, Spring and Summer are as follows: Full-time 12 or more credits Three-quarter time 9–11 credits Half-time 6–8 credits First-Year Student You are classified as a first-year student if you have earned 0–29 semester hours of academic credit. Second-Year Student You are classified as a second-year student if you have earned 30 or more semester hours of academic credit. Transfer Information NCC will accept the credits awarded for successful work at a properly accredited college or university. If you are in Arts and Sciences, all acceptable college credit will be evaluated by the Registrar and transfer credit awarded. This transfer credit information will be available during the initial enrollment term. The credit evaluation will be placed on your college transcript. NCC will accept a maximum of 16 semester hours of Vocational/Technical credit only as elective credit towards the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. If you are enrolled in Career and Technical programs, transfer credit may be evaluated by the Registrar, Academic Dean, and program instructor to determine if similar coursework will apply to NCC’s program. This transfer information will be placed on your transcript. College Information NCC will accept grades corresponding to “C” or better for transfer if the grades are from a properly accredited institution. Decisions about the applicability of transfer courses toward the College’s requirements will be made by the Registrar’s Office. Any questions regarding this should be directed to the Registrar. NCC cannot guarantee how other institutions may treat credit hours accepted for transfer to NCC. Internal/External Articulation NCC accepts as elective credit toward the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree a maximum of 16 semester hours of credit earned in courses not designated as college transfer. 1. The required core for the degree sought must be completed. 2. All other requirements for the degree sought must be met. 3. The provisions of this policy shall apply to credits earned in residence at NCC or at another approved college provided the internal articulation policy of the sending school is on file in the Registrar’s Office at NCC. College Level Examination (CLEP) Northwest Iowa Community College offers the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). For more information about the CLEP Exam, specific subject matter information, and minimum score requirements, contact the Director of the Learning Center. In accordance with the recommendations of the American Council on Education, Northwest Iowa Community College also accepts the results of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and grants credit within the limitations of the following guidelines: 1. CLEP credits shall be recorded on academic transcripts in a manner that makes them clearly recognizable as credits earned by examination as opposed to resident coursework. (If possible, the type of exam will be noted on the transcript.) 2. CLEP credits should not be granted if they duplicate credits for courses already taken. 3. CLEP Subject Exams have no maximum credit limitation but credit hours granted shall be the same amount granted for the completion of a similar course at NCC. 4. A maximum of 30 semester hours shall be allowed for CLEP General Exams (6 semester hours per exam maximum). 5. NCC shall accept for transfer CLEP credit granted in accordance with the preceding five steps providing the transcript also shows no less than 12 semester hours of regular resident credit earned. High School Articulation Northwest Iowa Community College has developed articulation agreements with several high schools. Through these agreements, high school students who have received Vocational/ Technical instruction may earn credit which could be applied toward the Vocational/Technical program in which they are enrolled at NCC. It is the enrolling students’ responsibility to inform the Registrar if they have high school coursework to articulate. Additional information regarding the High School Articulation Agreement may be obtained by contacting the Colleges Tech Prep Coordinator. 29


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