29 Sep

NLC Teach Out Students,

I hope that you have gotten off to a successful start at your respective teach out institutions and are well on your way to completing your NLC degree requirements.  With the recent completion of the Summer semester and the start of the Fall term in full swing, I thought it would be a good time to check in regarding a few dos and dont’s  for teach out students:

DO send an official copy of your transcripts to NLC from your Teach Out institution.  

You will need to request an official transcript from the teach-out institution at the end of each semester in which you complete at course and send it to the Registrar at the National Labor College.

Why?  Without receipt of an official transcript after the completion of each semester, we cannot update your official NLC transcript, thus any request’s received to verify current academic status will not reflect these courses.   The receipt of official transcripts also allows us to track your academic progress during the Teach Out.   Receipt of courses completed enables us to track your progress toward graduation and intervene immediately if an issue arises.

Please send Official transcripts to:

National Labor College
Attn: Jeff Bria
P.O. Box 189
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Do apply for graduation.

Once you have completed all the courses outlined on your approved Teach Out agreement please make sure you complete an Intent to Graduate Form.   Once your form has been submitted, your diploma printed, and the President and Chair of the Board of Directors have signed the diploma it will be mailed to the graduate at the address submitted on the Intent to Graduate from.

Don’t take courses not approved on your Teach Out plan.  

Any change to your current Teach Out plan must be approved by the NLC Registrar.   Don’t follow the example of one NLC student who deviated from their Teach Out plan and took courses not approved because they “assumed” these other courses would satisfy an NLC requirement.  Unfortunately this student took courses that will not count towards graduation requirements.

Contact Jeff Bria at [email protected] or [email protected] to discuss any changes you are considering.   Any courses you take which are not on your approved teach out plan, may not count toward your remaining degree requirements, thus may impact your ability to graduate by the December 31, 2015 deadline to complete an NLC degree.

Don’t elect to take Teach Out courses Pass/Fail.

NLC policy only allows the Pass/No Credit grading option for elective courses.  The NLC pass/fail grade policy is outlined on page 22 of the 2013-2014 catalog.   NLC policy also does not allow the transfer of courses in which you receive a grade lower than a “C”, thus if this option includes a grade of “C-” or below  (as it does at Empire State) it will not be accepted back in transfer to NLC.

Please contact Jeff Bria at [email protected] or [email protected] if you are considering this grading option prior to electing it at your Teach Out institution.

Jeff Bria, NLC Registrar