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Academic Standards & Policies

Pass/Withdrawal Grade Option for Summer 2020

In response to challenges students may face due to COVID19, students enrolled at Lake Land College during Summer 2020 may request a grade change to Pass (P) or Withdrawal (W) for Summer 2020 courses.

Grade change requests will be accepted after Summer 2020 grades are posted on August 5 and must be submitted no later than August 16, 2020. A request form will be posted in the Laker Hub and a Laker Mail announcement will be sent to all Summer 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 August 5 and will be recalculated for students individually following any approved grade change. Students placed on Academic Suspension or Dismissal based on Summer 2020 grades will be changed to Academic Probation and notified of the change.

While many colleges are offering similar P or W grade opportunities, 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.

NOTE: In accordance with Illinois General Assembly Public Act 0643: “Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education courses taken during the public health emergency declared by proclamation of the Governor due to the COVID-19 pandemic during calendar year 2020 must be transferable for students receiving a grade of “pass”, “credit” or “satisfactory” and shall fulfill the prerequisite requirements for advanced courses.”

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