Standards of Academic Progress

The academic policy for students enrolled at Northwestern Michigan College is applicable to all students. However, in order to make explicit a few guidelines which are in compliance with the DVA, Northwestern Michigan College and the Michigan Approving Agency's standards for institutions certifying veterans’ educational benefits; the college has established the following standards and guidelines for veterans and their dependents.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Veterans are required to make satisfactory progress toward graduation. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at Northwestern Michigan College to remain in Good Standing, which indicates Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 will be placed on probation; students can return to Good Standing by earning a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Continuing to earn a GPA below 2.0 may result in being academically suspended from NMC (see NMC’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy).

NOTE: If a veteran is placed on Academic Probation, DVA benefits may be terminated. Veterans who are not making satisfactory progress are required to report mitigating circumstances to the Certifying Official (Julie Hansen) within 30 days. Veterans and eligible dependents are permitted a maximum of two semesters on probation before their benefits will be terminated due to unsatisfactory academic progress.

Repeating a Course

A veteran can repeat a course twice and DVA will pay for the course. The veteran will be able to receive his/her educational benefits. Special permission to enroll in the same course a third time must be obtained prior to enrollment in the course. You must contact a Veteran Services Representative.

Academic Standing Policy

Students must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at Northwestern Michigan College to remain in Good Standing, which indicates satisfactory academic progress. Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 will be placed on probation, which indicates unsatisfactory academic progress. Students can return to Good Standing by earning a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Continuing to earn a GPA below 2.0 may result in being academically suspended from NMC.

NOTE: Only NMC course work is considered for determination of academic standing. The academic standing is determined at the end of each semester (fall, spring, summer).

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