Understanding Advanced Credit
Advanced credit may help you achieve your educational goals sooner, but it may affect your eligibility for financial aid or academic honours. This is because the definition of full-time status for financial aid may be different than NAIT’s definition of full-time status.
Only the courses you actually take at NAIT count towards determining full-time status.
For questions about financial aid, contact the Student Service Centre, CAT 180, Centre for Applied Technology.
For questions about academic honours, including semester honours, the Dean’s Honour Roll, an honours diploma/certificate, or awards, review NAIT’s Academic Regulations and Procedures (pdf), or contact advising or program staff.
Previously Earned Advanced Credit
NAIT will also do its best to recognize previously earned advanced credit, whether it was earned at NAIT or elsewhere. However, in order to do so, it may be necessary for students to resubmit their documentation for further assessment. You will not be charged for an internal NAIT transfer.
Transcripts and GPA
Your transcript will distinguish advanced credit, both from formal training and non-formal/informal learning. Formal training will be designated with a “CR,” and non-formal/informal learning will be designated with a “CR” and a “Prior Learning Recognition” comment.
Advanced credits are not included in the calculation of your Grade Point Average (GPA).
Advanced Credit Maximums
There is a maximum amount of advanced credit NAIT will grant. NAIT students must successfully complete at least 50% of their credit program with NAIT.