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Grades

The College will maintain a grading system, and students’ academic performance shall be evaluated on a regular basis in accordance with recognized educational practices and standards as described in the College Catalogue and other official college documents. At the conclusion of each academic term, instructors shall submit an official grade for each student enrolled to the Academic Services Office within time limits established by the Vice President for Academic Services and Vice President for Student Services. Accurate grade records must be kept by each instructor for auditing and verification purposes.

Course work will be evaluated according to the following system:

Grade Performance Grade Point Value
A Superior 4
B Good 3
C Average 2
D Poor 1
F Failure 0
W Withdrawal 0
U Audit 0
I Incomplete 0
P Pass (is not used in 0 averaging
grades but does carry credit)

Figuring Grade Point Average

A student’s academic standing at the College is determined by a grade point average (GPA) that can be figured by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of semester hours attempted. The semester grade point average represent the average of the student’s grades for only one semester. The cumulative grade point average represents the average of the grades of all courses the student has taken at Lake Land College only. Only grades for courses at the .040 level or above are used to compute grade point average.

Sample
Course Grade Points Semester Hours Total Points
Composition C 2 3 6
Algebra C 2 5 10
Life Science B 3 4 12
Chemistry D 1 4 4
Total     16 32
32 / 16 = 2.0 Grade Point Average

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