NWAC Academic Policies
Admission into any grade in the NWAC American High School Diploma Program requires that the candidate must have successfully completed the grade preceding the one they seek admission into. This qualification is only acceptable, however, if it was obtained from a school that is affiliated to a validly recognized school board in India or another country. In India, eligible schools and qualifications are those recognized by the boards and agencies of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Central Government of India or the Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE) in New Delhi.
In addition to the above qualifications, individuals who meet the below conditions are also eligible for admission into a particular grade of the NWAC American High School Diploma Program (HSDP). The conditions are:
- If an individual is willing to complete course credits under a school authorized by NWAC, they will become eligible upon completion of the course.
- If a student has been in a particular grade in a school that is affiliated to a validly recognized school board in India or another country (as listed above), but was unable to take the year-end exam for that grade, that student shall be eligible to take the year-end annual exams of NWAC American High School Diploma Program**
**Such cases will be regarded and treated as credit transfer.
Please note that regardless of the information contained in this document, website or any other policy of the NWAC, cases of eligibility for admission into any grade of the NWAC American High School Diploma Program will be treated on individual basis. And in all cases, the decisions of officials of the NWAC Regional Office regarding the eligibility of any student shall be final and binding.
Credit System for American High School Diploma Program
What is a Credit?
A credit is a term frequently used to indicate the length of time and amount of work expected from students, in order for them to complete a specific subject.
What is a Credit Hour?
The “CREDIT HOUR” is the basic unit for measuring educational CREDIT. In most cases, it indicates the number of hours the student will spend in the classroom learning the subject, through the duration of the academic term/year. In other cases, it is expanded to also include total course hours spent in classrooms, laboratories, activities and research. The latter sense is the more modern definition.
How does the credit system work?
The number of credits allocated to a course/grade indicates THE MINIMUM number of credits that the student must complete in order to earn a passing/qualification status in that subject or grade. The credit requirements for the American High School Diploma Program are specified in a latter part of this section.