Drop/Add – You may drop or add your courses at no charge within the grace period. If you drop a course after the grace period, there are no refunds unless you totally withdraw from ALL of your courses to qualify for a partial refund. Once the grace period has expired, you are a student of record and the course(s) will stay on your transcript.
Refund - To qualify for a 100% refund, you must drop your course(s) by the 5th day of the start of the semester. If your course(s) start any other time within the semester, you must drop it before the second class period.
Withdraw – A withdraw (grade of W) can be done by 80% of the course period. Withdraws do not affect GPA. However, it does count against course completion. (You must pass 67% of all the courses you attempt).
Please see a Northland Advisor/Counselor or refer to the Drop/Add, Withdrawl, & Refund policy for more information.
Warning, Suspension, and Probation notifications are provided at the end of the semester to your Northland email account and on the dashboard in eServices.
Warning If you do not complete 67% of all of the courses you attempt overall AND/OR have a 2.00 gpa (C’s or better), you will be placed on Warning. With a Warning status, you can still register or stay registered for the next semester with certain restrictions. Since you are allowed to register/stay registered, you cannot appeal a Warning status.
Suspension You can be placed on Suspension if you do not fulfill the Warning requirements. You can appeal your Suspension status by the date noted in your email. You will also need to appeal your financial aid to be re-instated.
If you do not appeal your Suspension status, you will be required to sit out one semester for the first suspension, a calendar year for the second suspension and five years for the third suspension. A returning student application will be required to activate your student file again.
Probation After you have sat out the time required or have been re-instated by an appeal from a Suspension status, you could return on a Probation status. Financial aid will need be appealed and an Academic Improvement Plan will be required.
Please see a Northland Advisor/Counselor or refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy for more information.
You may appeal for a number of different reasons such as Suspension, Fresh Start, or Other by referring to the Student Appeal form found:
Please see a Northland Advisor/Counselor or refer to the Student Complaints and Grievances procedure for more information.
If you would like to appeal your grade, your first step is to visit with the instructor. If you cannot resolve the issue with the instructor, the next step would be to file a formal appeal. You must do so within 30 days of the semester posting by filling out the Student Appeal form.
Please see a Northland Advisor/Counselor or refer to the Grade Appeal policy for more information.
To qualify for the Dean’s List or President’s List, you must be registered and complete at least 12 credits. The Dean’s list is for a student completing the term with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.74. The President’s List is for a student completing the term with a GPA of 3.75-4.00.
Please see a Northland Advisor/Counselor or refer to the President's and Dean's Lists policy for more information.