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Attendance and Grades

Attendance and Grades Video

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As a new student, you want to be successful in your classes.

Want to know the best way to accomplish this?

Attend class.

It's that simple.

Research shows that regular attendance is the factor that contributes most to student success.

We strongly encourage you to attend classes on a regular basis, or to log-in to your web-based courses and participate in the class activities. Many classes have attendance policies that will be highlighted in the syllabus that you will receive at the start of the class.

One important note—non-attendance does NOT constitute a class withdrawal or official drop.


Grades are used for many things at a college, and Nicolet is dedicated to helping you earn the highest grades possible.

If at any time you need assistance, please seek help early. Nicolet has many sources of help for you. Again, contact the Welcome Center if you want assistance in connecting with services for students.

Our instructors are dedicated to your success as well, and they may submit a Student Alert if students in their class are not making appropriate progress. Your academic advisor, or another Nicolet staff member, may contact you if an alert is received. The purpose of our contact will be to offer services and assistance to help you be more successful in your course.

Final course grades are posted to your transcript approximately 7 to 10 days after the semester.

You can check your final course grades, and obtain an unofficial transcript, through MyNicolet.

It is important for you to know that all course grades are recorded on your transcript, and become a permanent record of your work at Nicolet.

If you transfer in credits from another college or university, we will transfer in the credits, but not the grades.

Your semester GPA is used in determining your academic standing. To remain in good academic standing, you must maintain a term GPA of 2.0 or higher.

If your term GPA falls below a 2.0 in any particular term, you will be placed on academic probation or academic suspension. Earn a 3.5 or higher and you'll be placed on the Dean's List.