Lanier Technical College
2017 - 2018
Catalog and Student Handbook
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Academic Standing Policy
Each student's academic standing is updated each semester and may be viewed by the student via Banner Web. Each student who fails to make adequate academic progress toward his/her academic goal will be notified by the Registrar's Office at the end of the semester.

Grades
Grades on the transcript will be recorded in letter grades. An overall 2.0 GPA (Grade Point Average) is required for graduation. A minimum grade of C may be required for progress from specified courses to more advanced courses. The following grading scale is used for all Lanier Technical College students:

90 - 100 = A (4.0)
80 - 89 = B (3.0)
70 - 79 = C (2.0)
60 - 69 = D (1.0)
59 or below = F (0)
WF
WP
W
I
AU
EX
AC
TR
TRA
TRB
TRC
Withdrawn Failing = F (0) after mid-term
Withdrawn Passing after mid-term
Withdrawn prior to mid-term
Incomplete
Audit (Non-Credit)
Exemption
Articulated Credit
Transfer Credit
Transfer Credit A - not calculated in GPA
Transfer Credit B – not calculated in GPA
Transfer Credit C – not calculated in GPA

A student may be issued a grade of Incomplete (I) at the discretion of the instructor and only in the case where a student is unable to complete the coursework on time due to circumstances beyond his/her control. An Incomplete must be converted to a grade before midterm of the following semester from the date the Incomplete was recorded or it will be converted to a punitive failing grade (F).

A grade of W may be issued during the first half of the term. This grade does not affect the student's GPA but may affect financial aid eligibility.

A grade of WP or WF may be issued to a student who withdrew after mid-term depending upon his/her actual grades. The grade of WF will be calculated as an F in the GPA. These grades may affect financial aid eligibility.

Calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA)
For calculating GPA, each letter grade has a point value. Listed below are the values:
A = 4
B = 3
C = 2
D = 1
F = 0
WF = 0

The grade points are determined by multiplying the number of points a grade is worth times the credit hours a course carries. Thus a grade of an A (4 points) in a 5 credit hour course (4 x 5) equals 20 points. The same grade A in a 3 credit hour course (4 x 3) equals 12 points.

Example: A student's grades may appear as follows:

Course Credit Hours Grade Points
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English 3 B (3) 9
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3 A (4) 12
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts 4 D (1) 4
Total Points     25

Individual course points are added together to determine total points. To determine the GPA, divide total points by total credit hours: 25 / 10 = 2.5 GPA.

Academic Probation
A student who fails to maintain a 2.0 GPA in any semester will be placed on academic probation. The purpose of academic probation is to alert the student that his/her academic performance is not acceptable and to point out the possible consequences if improvements are not made during the next semester of enrollment. A student placed on academic probation (or admitted on probation) must attain a minimum 2.0 GPA during the next semester in attendance to remove himself/herself from probationary status. A student who fails to do so is subject to academic dismissal.

Academic Dismissal
A student who fails to attain a minimum 2.0 GPA the next semester in attendance after being placed on probation is subject to academic dismissal. A student who is academically dismissed must stay out of college one full semester before petitioning the Office of Admissions for readmission. A second academic dismissal could constitute a final dismissal from the student's current program of study.

Academic Dismissal Waiver Request Procedure
Any student placed on academic dismissal may request a waiver (of the one semester absence from the college) by petitioning the Vice President of Academic Affairs or the Vice President of IE and Operations. The waiver request should be in writing and should include the reason for the decline in GPA and the plan to correct the problem or situation including steps taken to prevent future grade problems. The Vice President will consider prior academic history, work responsibilities, time constraints, etc. in determining whether to grant the waiver request.

If the Vice President decides to grant the waiver request, he/she will notify the student, program instructor, and the Registrar's Office in writing or via E-Mail.