Change of Curriculum Lake Land College

Academic Standards and Regulations

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Change of Curriculum, Obtaining an Incomplete for a Course, Auditing a Course, Repeated Courses

Change of Curriculum

Unless informed otherwise, students are assigned the curriculum they indicate on their Intent to Enroll. If a student desires a curriculum change and he/she has not enrolled yet, he/she should contact the Admissions and Records Office. If the student is already enrolled, he/she should contact Counseling Services of complete the Change of Major form online.

Incomplete Grade

If a student is unable to complete the requirements for a course during the allotted time period due to illness or other extreme circumstance, the student may request the instructor to assign a grade of "I" (Incomplete).

To receive this grade, the student must have been maintaining a passing grade at the time of the illness or extreme circumstance, the instructor must agree that this is an appropriate grade for the specific circumstance, and the student and the instructor must complete and submit a Request to Obtain an Incomplete form to the Admissions and Records Office.

During the next regular term, excluding summer, the student will be given the opportunity to complete the requirements for the course. After the requirements have been completed, the instructor will determine the grade the student earned (A, B, C, D, F, or P) and report it to the Admissions and Records Office by the mid-term date of that term. Any "I" grade remaining after the mid-term date will automatically be changed to an "F" grade. Students affected by this procedure are referred to the grade appeal section of the catalog.

Course Audit

Students wishing to gain knowledge from a course but not credit may enroll to audit the class. To audit a course, students must pay the same tuition and fees as they would if they were taking the course for credit. They must declare their intention to audit the course in writing on the proper form with the Admissions and Records Office during the registration period for the course.

Repeating Courses

Courses in which the content varies from semester to semester or in which a student is expected to gain increased knowledge and skill through repetition are designated as repeatable. These courses, and the maximum number of times each can be repeated, are noted in the course description section of the college catalog. When students repeat courses designated as repeatable, all credit hours and grades are computed in the hours earned and cumulative grade point average.

A student who earns a grade of F in a repeatable course and subsequently repeats it and earns a passing grade may request to have only the last credit hours and grade earned computed in the students’ cumulative grade point average.

Students may repeat other courses that are not designated as repeatable with the understanding that only the last credit hours and grades earned will be computed in the students’ grade point average.

The Admissions and Records Office must be notified by the student in writing on the proper form of a repeated course to insure the repeat is noted on the transcript.

Students should be aware that repeating courses may impact their financial aid. Because repeat course policies vary from college to college, students planning to transfer are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the policy of the college they will attend.