Staff Policy D-104.05
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Scholarship

Grade Point Average Re-Evaluation Criteria

Northwestern Michigan College offers enrolled students an opportunity to improve upon a cumulative grade point average by repeating a course or courses, or by petitioning for a grade point average re-evaluation.

  1. Criteria for the Re-evaluation (one of two options may be chosen):
    1. Up to three semesters that a student completes in succession with GPAs of below 1.5 may be considered, or
    2. One course with a grade of 1.0 or below may be excluded from the grade point from one semester only, regardless of total semester GPA.
  2. A minimum of 15 NMC credits and at least two consecutive semesters with a 2.0 or better GPA must be completed after the last semester in which the re-evaluation is being requested.
  3. All re-evaluated courses and grades will remain on the permanent record but will not be used in the GPA computation.
  4. For semester re-evaluations, all re-evaluated courses with grades of 2.0 or better will not be used in the GPA computation but will be counted toward graduation. 
  5. A student may exercise this policy option only once.
  6. Courses counted toward any prior degree-credential are not eligible for a GPA re-evaluation.
  7. College departments which have published admissions standards or standards for continued enrollment that are more restrictive than general College requirements retain the right to approve or deny re-admission to a specific program.
  8. The student’s NMC GPA may be recomputed when transferring to other institutions. This is the prerogative of the receiving institution.
  9. A student must contact the Advising Center to determine whether they are eligible for a GPA re-evaluation and to initiate a request. Final approval of a GPA re-evaluation will be determined by the Registrar and notifications will be issued in writing.
  10. A GPA re-evaluation may have an effect on Title IV Federal Aid based on applicable laws.

The Vice President for Educational Services, in conjunction with the appropriate faculty and staff, is responsible for the development and publication of any procedures or guidelines that may be necessary to administer this policy effectively.

If any provision(s) of this policy or set of bylaws conflicts with laws applicable to Northwestern Michigan College, including the Community College Act of 1966, the Freedom of Information Act, or the Open Meetings Act, as each may be amended from time to time, such laws shall control and supersede such provision(s).

Initially adopted as D-305.01 January 8, 1998
Reviewed without revision May 14, 2004
Revised and renumbered D-104.05 December 20, 2006
Revised December 2, 2011
Revised March 18, 2016
Revised November 16, 2018
Revised November 28, 2023