Page 32

NCC_Catalog

Self-Directed Study Self-directed study provides an opportunity for you to earn credit for independent research or study in areas not covered in the regular curriculum, or to explore in much greater depth a topic covered in a course. Each self-directed project must be arranged in advance through a supervising faculty member, the Academic Dean, and the Vice President of Student & Academic Services. The Vice President of Student & Academic Services will be responsible for assigning credit hours for the study. Regular tuition and fee charges will apply. A maximum of three hours of credit in any one semester, and twelve hours in total, may be earned through self-directed study. Credit for Prior Learning NCC may grant credit for prior learning after validating work experiences, industry credentials or training, or personal study. NCC validates prior learning through an assessment procedure developed by the College. For further information, please contact the academic dean. Examples of assessment that validate prior learning for a specific course include, but are not limited to, the following: a. Credential Review—Students receive an “L” grade for the course upon a positive review of the credential( s) and final approval by the academic dean. b. Credit by Examination—Students receive a “T” grade for the course upon the successful completion of the examination and final approval by the academic dean. c. Portfolio/Lab Assessment—Students receive an “L” grade for the course upon a positive assessment of the portfolio(s) or lab demonstration(s) and final approval by the academic dean. For current fee schedule, please see the Registrar. Credit for Military Experience Northwest Iowa Community College is a Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC) that strengthens and coordinates voluntary college-level educational opportunities for Servicemembers. NCC may grant credit for military experience in the following instances: 1. Credit in physical education for active duty. 2. DANTES or USAFI courses with acceptable scores or grades. 3. Service school courses. 4. Military specialties (MOS, NER, etc.) Recommendations of the American Council on Education are one of the methods used in determining possible credit for military experience. Tuition Credit for Students Called to Active Military Duty Northwest Iowa Community College is supportive of a student who is a member, or the spouse of a member if the member has a dependent child, of the Iowa National Guard or Reserve Forces of the United States and who is ordered to national guard duty or federal active duty. Upon verification of orders requiring active duty, you may select from several tuition credit options. Additional information regarding tuition credit may be obtained by contacting the Registrar’s office. Audit Audit enrollment in courses provides you the opportunity to attend a course as a noncredit participant, usually as a listenerobserver. This kind of enrollment may have value for you if you want an introduction to a subject outside your major field, a review or refresher in a subject, or other purposes where credit and grade either are not needed or would pose an unnecessary academic threat. With the permission of the instructor and the Academic Dean, you may enroll in any course on an audit basis. You and your instructor must agree about what portion(s) of the course you plan to audit and the requirements the instructor has about your class attendance and participation in class work. If you fulfill the agreement for the audit, you will receive the grade of “N” (audit) for the course, and it will be entered on your academic transcript. If you do not fulfill the audit agreement, the Registrar, upon request of the instructor, will withdraw you from the course and issue a “W” withdrawal grade. Audit enrollments carry neither credit nor grade point value. No inference is made, nor should conclusions be drawn, about the quality or quantity of a student’s mastery of the course subject matter. Standard tuition and fees apply to all audit enrollments regardless of the length or scope of the audit. Financial Aid CANNOT be used for audit courses. Honor’s List If you achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.5, are registered as a full time student, and are not receiving an incomplete on any attempted credits for a semester’s work, you will be recognized for your achievement by inclusion on the Honor’s List. The Honor List is publicized in local newspapers. Honor Graduates If you graduate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 you will be recognized at graduation as being an Honor Graduate. You will also be awarded an Honor Cord at the graduation ceremony. Academic Restart Program/Grade Forgiveness Northwest Iowa Community College provides past students who have not been enrolled at NCC for the past five years an opportunity to remove one or more of their NCC academic terms from future degree and grade point considerations. Changes in grade point consideration do not apply to Financial Aid. If you have additional questions see the Financial Aid office. Eligibility: To apply for the NCC Restart Program the student must meet the following eligibility requirements: 1. The student must not have been enrolled in college credit instruction at NCC in the past five years. 2. The student must be enrolled in credit courses at NCC pursuing a degree or diploma. 3. The student must successfully complete one term with a 2.0 grade point or better of higher coursework before the student will be granted cumulative grade point forgiveness. Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2016–2017 Academics 30


NCC_Catalog
To see the actual publication please follow the link above