Course Repetitions - Only the most recent grade for a repeated course is counted in the Program GPA. All attempted courses are counted toward the Course Completion Rate and the Maximum Timeframe for program completion.
Dropped Courses - Courses dropped before the end of the drop period are not included in SAP calculations. Courses from which the student withdraws due to an approved Military Leave of Absence or for which an “NG” (No Grade) is granted are treated as dropped courses and are also excluded from SAP calculations.
Applied/Migrated Credits Within the University - All credits earned at Northcentral University that are accepted into the student’s current program of study are considered as both attempted and completed credits for calculation of the Course Completion Rate, are counted toward the Maximum Timeframe, and are included in Program GPA calculations.
If comparison of the original program and the program the student is entering results in determination of a substantial change by the Provost or designee, the student is considered to be starting a new program. In this case, SAP will restart. See the Readmissions Policy for further information.
Transfer Credits From Another Institution - All accepted transfer credits from another institution transferred into the student’s current program of study are considered both attempted and completed credits for purposes of calculating the Course Completion Rate. Graduate transferred credits are not included in Maximum Timeframe or Program GPA calculations. Undergraduate transfer credits are included in Maximum Timeframe but not in Program GPA calculations.
Course Withdrawals - All courses from which a student withdraws after the end of the drop period receive a “W” on the student’s transcript. These courses are considered attempted credits for calculation of the Course Completion Rate and are counted toward the Maximum Timeframe. If a student completed a course and received a “WN” grade when it was still being issued, it counts as attempted but not completed the same as a “W.”
Changing Programs - Students are only permitted to make a substantial program or degree change once per degree level in their tenure with the University. If comparison of the original program and the program the student is entering results in determination of a substantial change by the Provost or designee, SAP will restart. The substantial change definition remains the same for both readmission and continuing students who wish to change programs. Refer to substantial change section in Readmission policy for more details.