Any student enrolled in a certificate course or program, who has attempted 25% of clock hours and whose overall cumulative GPA and attendance falls below 2.0 and 67% respectively, will be placed on probation for the following evaluation period. Evaluation periods: 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%. The Institute will notify the student in writing of his/her standing within one week after the end of each evaluation period. A student placed on probationary status should meet with a student advisor upon notification in order to develop an appropriate personal educational plan. If by the end of the probationary period the student’s overall cumulative GPA and attendance re-mains below 2.0 and 67% respectively, the student will be suspended from the course or program. He/she will be notified in writing of his/her suspension within one week after the evaluation period ends. A student who believes extenuating circumstances impaired his/her ability to maintain educational status may appeal the suspension to the Campus Dean no later than two weeks after the evaluation ends. After the suspension period of one quarter, the student may petition in writing his/her Campus Dean for permission to enroll for one provisional quarter. If the student successfully achieves a cumulative GPA of 2.0 during the provisional quarter, the student is considered in good educational standing and is permitted to continue his/her course/program toward a certificate. Failure to achieve the objectives outlined in the student’s educational plan or failure to achieve an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 and 67% attendance at this time may result in the student being terminated from the Institute. Written notification of termination will be issued within one week after the evaluation period ends. A student who believes extenuating circumstances impaired his/her ability to maintain educational status may appeal to the Campus Director. To appeal a decision denying reentry or admission to NATI, an applicant must submit a written appeal to the Campus Director within 14 days of receipt of the reentry or admissions denial letter. The applicant will be notified of the outcome, via U.S. mail and email, within 30 business days. If the appeal is denied the student may petition for readmission after one school year.
If the appeal is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction, he or she may contact the Campus Director. Following this, if the complaint is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction, he or she may contact the Institute’s President. As a last resort, students may file a formal complaint with the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV): Here . SCHEV’s contact information is printed on page two in this catalog. The student involved will not be subjected to adverse actions by any school officials as a result of initiating a complaint with SCHEV, an institutional accreditation, or any state and federal agency.
After the student has been approved to return to the Institute, they will return under the extended enrollment status. The student will be advised to repeat courses failed to bring his or her CGPA and percentage of successful completion to the minimum progress requirements. Once these minimum progress requirements have been met, he or she can continue as a regular student. The student must make satisfactory educational progress in their returning term or they may be dismissed.
Ensuring student success is of paramount importance for North America. NATI will likely screen students to verify that they would be employable upon graduating from a program. As a part of this process, it may be necessary to conduct background checks for criminal history that may prevent a student from being employed in the field for which they have been trained. NATI will also disclose the necessary information if there are any limitations for employability due to a criminal record.