Quality Grade Point
Satisfactorily Completed (noncredit)
Not Satisfactorily Completed (noncredit)
Grade Point Average
The grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total of quality grade points earned at Great Lakes College by the total number of courses taken for which an “A” through “F” grade has been received.
Course Repeat Policy
A student may repeat a course one time if the original grade was below a “C.” When a student repeats a course, the previous grade for that course remains on the transcript, but only the last grade is used in computing the grade point average (GPA). Students who repeat a course must pay the tuition fee for that course. After two failed attempts, the original grade will remain on the transcript. If the student fails a required course twice, they will not be eligible for graduation from the College. If an elective is failed twice, the student can choose another elective course and may still be eligible for graduation.
Incompletes and Extensions
At the end of the semester in which a course is started, the student will receive a final grade based upon the work completed. A grade of “I” for “Incomplete” may be granted for a student who has progressed through 80 percent of the course but cannot complete the coursework due to extenuating circumstances. In such cases, the coursework must be completed within two weeks after the course end date. To receive a grade of “I” and an extension, the student must obtain permission from both the faculty mentor and the advisor. Upon completion of the extension, a final grade will replace the Incomplete on the student’s record. Three extensions (one per course) are allowed per student.
A student may withdraw from Great Lakes College courses at any time up through the ninth week in the 12-week semester following the official start date of a course. A student who wishes to withdraw from a course must submit a request in writing or verbally to the Great Lakes College administrative offices. Requests can be made any calendar day. Depending upon the start date for the course, some refund of tuition paid may be available; thus, a decision to withdraw should be made as early as possible. For withdrawals that are initiated after the start date of the course, a grade of “W” will be recorded on the student’s transcript.
Four course withdrawals, including Administrative Withdrawals, are permitted in a student’s academic career with the College. Students are encouraged to think carefully before withdrawing from a course and should contact their mentor and advisor for guidance before submitting a request to withdraw. Once the limit of four course withdrawals has been reached, the student cannot withdraw from a course and will earn the appropriate grade at the end of the semester.
A student who has stopped attending class violated the Student Conduct policy, or stopped deferred payments on a course may be administratively withdrawn. A grade of “AW” will be assigned. The student will receive a refund per the stated guidelines, dependent on date of last activity in the classroom, date of conduct violation, or date of delinquent tuition payment.
Grade Challenge Procedure
Step 1: Informal Discussion
The student discusses the matter with the course mentor. If a satisfactory solution is not reached, the student may challenge the mentor’s decision by following the procedure outlined in Step 2.
Step 2: Formal Challenge
Good Academic Standing
Good academic standing refers to students who maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and uphold high academic standards in their writing, classroom communication, and correspondence with faculty and staff.
Good academic standing is a requirement for
If the cumulative or semester GPA is below a 2.00 while on Academic Probation, the student will be dismissed at the end of the term. A student dismissed for unsatisfactory academic performance may petition for reinstatement by providing evidence of extenuating circumstances. Once readmitted, the student must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better.