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Academic Standards & Policies

Pass/Withdrawal Grade Option for Spring 2020 in Response to Move to Virtual College at Mid-Term due to COVID-19

Students enrolled at Lake Land College at midterm Spring 2020 when the College moved all classes and support services to a virtual environment may request a grade change to Pass (P) or Withdrawal (W) for Spring 2020 course(s) ending after March 13.

Grade change requests will be accepted after Spring 2020 grades are posted on May 18 and must be submitted no later than June 30, 2020. A request form will be posted in the Laker Hub and a Laker Mail announcement will be sent to all students when the request form is available.

Grade change requests will be considered for approval as follows:

  • If assigned a grade of A, B or C, a student may request to have the grade changed to Pass (P).
  • If assigned a grade of D or F, a student may request to have the grade changed to Withdrawal (W).

Some courses may not be eligible for a grade change to Pass due to accreditation requirements (courses beginning with ADN, DHY, MAP, MAS, PNC, and PTA).

Academic standing will be determined for all students after grades are posted on May 18 and will be recalculated for students individually following any approved grade change. Students placed on Academic Suspension or Dismissal based on Spring 2020 grades will be changed to Academic Probation and notified of the change.

While many colleges are offering similar opportunities for students for Spring 2020, students should be aware that some colleges may have specific requirements that would not allow transfer of a P grade.

Prior to requesting to have a grade changed to P or W, students are encouraged to check with their intended transfer institution regarding transferability of P grades and/or consult with a Lake Land College academic counselor or academic advisor.

Students who must meet specific credit hour or GPA requirements for scholarships or other special programs should check with that program prior to requesting a grade change to P or W.

Students should also be aware that a grade change to P or W does not include any refund of tuition or fees.

P Grades

  • P grade credits will be considered to have met the grade prerequisite for any courses for which a C or higher is required.
  • P grades do not count in determining semester or cumulative grade point average (GPA) but the course credits do count toward graduation.
  • P grades are recognized as successful completion for financial aid satisfactory progress.

W Grades

  • W grades do not count in determining GPA and do not carry credit toward graduation.
  • W grades do not count in determining semester or cumulative GPA and the course credits do not count toward graduation.
  • W grades are not recognized as successful completion for financial aid satisfactory progress

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