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 re-evaluation.

  1. Criteria for the Re-evaluation (one of two options may be chosen):
    1. One term/semester or consecutive terms/semesters 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 term/semester GPA.
  2. A student must complete a minimum of 15 NMC credits and at least two consecutive semesters with a 2.0 or better GPA in each semester before initiating the request for re-evaluation. Upon the recommendation of the Advising Center, the Registrar will determine whether additional courses or semesters are necessary.
  3. All courses and grades will remain on the permanent record but will not be used in the GPA computation.
  4. Courses with grades of 2.0 or better that fall within the terms/semesters which were re-evaluated will be counted toward graduation. However, the credits from all re-evaluated course(s) will not be counted towards meeting the graduation requirement of having completed a minimum of 15 NMC credits for a degree or 8 NMC credits for a certificate.
  5. A student may exercise this policy option only once.
  6. 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.
  7. The student’s NMC GPA may be recomputed when transferring to other institutions. This is the prerogative of the receiving institution.
  8. Final approval of any such request will be awarded in writing by the Registrar in consultation with the Advising Center.

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 provisions(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 provisions(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

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