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PROBATION/SUSPENSION/DISMISSAL (PSD)

Through the Office of Admissions, Records and Financial Aid-OARFA and Counseling, Programs & Services-CPS, students are assessed each term for their Grade Point Average-GPA to determine whether or not NMC's minimum acceptable level has been met. Students who do not meet the minimum acceptable term GPA and/or cumulative GPA or fails to complete at least 67% of the total credits for that term are placed on academic probation. CPS further identifies students on academic probation due to both their term GPA and cumulative GPA levels as students at-risk for suspension. If an 'at risk'' student's term GPA and cumulative GPA levels at the end of the probationary term are below the acceptable minimum, the student will be suspended for one full term. During the first term after readmission, the returning student must earn the minimum term GPA. Failure to do so will result in dismissal for one full academic year.

The purpose of the Probation/Suspension/Dismissal program is to ensure that all students are given the advantage of all services available in the student's attempt to become academically successful.

Students placed on 'at risk'' status, academic suspension and academic dismissal are targeted by CPS to ensure that careful consideration is given to the needs of these students experiencing difficulty with academic work.

Services provided directly with students include, but are not limited to: Review of all notification letters regarding academic probation/suspension/dismissal; Careful examination of all policies and procedures surrounding probation/suspension/dismissal; Review of student's academic records, including IDP and transcript; Assessment of both personal and institutional barriers to academic success; Composition of written plan of remedial action and a proposed course of study for the coming term; Goal-setting in academic, social and personal areas; Advocacy-based counseling; and Information/referrals to appropriate institutional or community support services as needed.



Notice to Persons with Disabilities

Northern Marianas College (NMC) is committed to ensuring that all persons have equal access to its programs, opportunities, and information resources, including those on its institutional website in accordance to the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we work on bringing NMC’s website into full compliance. For immediate assistance, please contact Lucille Deleon Guerrero by email [email protected] or by calling (670) 237-6874.

If you wish to report an issue related to the accessibility of any content on NMC’s website, including a complaint about the accessibility of a document, form, or statement, you may do so by contacting the NMC’s IT Department by email at [email protected]. In your email please include the following information:

  1. The URL you are having accessibility issues with;
  2. The accessibility issue your are experiencing;
  3. Your name, phone number, and email address.

If you would like to file a formal grievance against the Northern Marianas College pursuant to the requirements of Section 504 and Title II, you may submit such grievance to the Office of the NMC President, P.O. Box 501250, Saipan MP 96950 or email [email protected].

You may also file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) Office for Civil Rights. More information about filing a complaint with USDOE can be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html.

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