Updates on Incomplete & Withdrawal Options for Students

By now, you have been contacted by your instructors and we hope that you are well on your way to adjusting to remote learning and completing course requirements. Your instructors and all of us in NSCC Learner Services want you to succeed, and we want you to be kind to yourself in these unusual times. Our offices are operating remotely and ready to serve you. See our contact information.

If these unusual circumstances have caused you to fall behind, NSCC has options for you. Learner services staff members and your instructors are here to help you walk through these choices. Please contact your instructor or the NSCC Advising Center (advising@NorthwestState.edu or 419.267.1390) to explore the options discussed below.

  • Incomplete Grade Option
    One alternative is an “incomplete grade.” This allows extended time to complete remaining requirements and earn a final grade in a course. Please contact your instructor to explore this option.
  • Withdrawal
    If the course work is overwhelming and you do not see yourself being able to complete missing assignments in the coming days and weeks, it may be beneficial to take advantage of late withdrawal. A “W” grade would not impact your GPA and may be the best academic decision that you can make for yourself at this time. The deadline to officially withdraw has been extended to April 10. To withdraw from a course follow these steps: log into your myNSCC -> Select Add/Drop course – > Select Term -> Select “Withdrawal-COVID-19” from the drop-down arrow for desired course -> Press Submit. NOTE: If you have multiple courses, any combination of the above may utilized. For example: if you have four courses, you may withdraw from one course and finish the other three for a final grade; or withdraw from two courses and finish one for a final grade and one as an incomplete grade.
  • College Credit Plus (CCP) Learners
    Please be mindful that the courses you are taking are also fulfilling high school credits and contribute toward your full-time enrollment status. If you feel you are in a position where you may need to withdraw from a course due to COVID-19, please reach out to your guidance counselor and CCP advisors. Together, they will be able to direct you on your options and help you make the choice that benefits you most.