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Academic Standing

What is academic standing?

NAIT’s academic standing policy took effect on July 1, 2017. It denotes a student’s status based on predetermined criteria and is a mechanism to support student success while upholding the academic standards of NAIT.

Reporting on a student’s academic standing enables NAIT to acknowledge academic excellence, develop consistent minimum standards for academic performance and progression, and ensure students are aware when their ability to progress in a program is in jeopardy.

Academic Standing Procedure

The Academic Standing Procedures support student success and the academic standards of NAIT.

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Does this apply to me?

Academic standing applies to students who have been admitted into their program through the formal application process (except for academic upgrading students) for Fall 2017 onwards.

It does not apply to:

  • students in academic upgrading,
  • open studies students, or
  • students who commenced/restarted their studies before July 1, 2017.

The academic standing requirement will apply to students who started their studies before July 1, 2017 but withdrew from their program and returned after having been away from their studies for a calendar year or longer.

All students enrolled in a degree or applied degree program must have a Graduation GPA of 2.0 unless they commenced/restarted their studies before July 1, 2013.

How is academic standing calculated?

At the end of each term, academic standing is calculated based on your term grade point average (TGPA). All students in a degree or applied degree must have a Graduation GPA of 2.0 unless they commenced/restarted their studies prior to July 1, 2013.

There are two levels of academic standing: 

Good Standing
A student who achieves an end of term TGPA of 2.0 or higher is considered to be in good standing. Official and unofficial transcripts are updated at the end of the term to reflect this.

Academic Warning
A student with a TGPA below 2.0 will receive an academic warning. Official and unofficial transcripts are updated at the end of the term to reflect this.


Viewing your academic standing

Academic standing decisions post at the end of each academic term. Students may verify their status through their MyNAIT portal. To access this information:

  1. Log into the MyNAIT Portal.
  2. Click on the “My Academics” tab.
  3. Click on “Grades & Transcripts.”
  4. Go to the “View Grades and Academic Decisions” page for the specified term.
  5. The academic standing decision is located at the bottom of the page.

Academic decisions will also appear a student’s official and unofficial transcript. Unofficial copies are available to students through their MyNAIT portal.

For more information about Academic Standing and other NAIT Policy and Procedures, please review our Academic Regulations and Procedures.

Where can I go for help?

If your academic standing is at risk, we strongly encourage you to contact your program leadership for advice on ways to enhance your academic performance.

If you are experiencing additional barriers to your success, NAIT’s Learning Services provides comprehensive and dedicated support for students, both in-person and online.

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