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2019-2020 Evening, Weekend, Online Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Evening, Weekend, Online Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Grading (Undergraduate)


The grades of A, AB, B, BC, C, CD, D and F are used to indicate the following:

A = 4.0 quality points per semester hour. Superior work.

AB = 3.5 quality points per semester hour.

B = 3.0 quality points per semester hour. Above average work.

BC = 2.5 quality points per semester hour.

C = 2.0 quality points per semester hour. Satisfactory achievement.

CD = 1.5 quality points per semester hour.

D = 1.0 quality points per semester hour. Course requirements were satisfied at a minimum level.

F = 0.0 quality points per semester hour. Course requirements were not satisfied.

The grades/notations of I, P, *, W, AU, UAU, WAU, X and NR are also used as follows:

I = Incomplete: Indicates that the student has the prior consent of the instructor to complete required coursework after the end of the regular term. Incompletes are only considered when the student is in good standing in the class, and due to unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances, the student is prevented from completing the coursework during the semester of the course.

An “Incomplete” grade will not be entered in the student’s record without a signed contract between the student and the instructor. This contract must be approved by the center director and submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the last day of classes for the relevant term. This form is available at the Kellett School centers. An incomplete grade must be resolved prior to the start of the subsequent term. If the student does not complete outstanding work by the date identified on the contract, the incomplete grade will be changed to the grade recorded on the incomplete contract in accord with the following rules:

  • Fall term “Incomplete” must be completed no later than the end of the following spring term.
  • Spring term “Incomplete” must be completed no later than the end of the following summer term.
  • Summer term “Incomplete” must be completed no later than the end of the following fall term.

Incomplete grades may not be awarded to international students during their final term at Lakeland University.

P = Pass: Given in courses which are graded on a pass/fail basis.

* = Repeated: Indicates a repeated course along with the original grade received.

W = Withdraw: Indicates that the student has formally withdrawn from a course. Formal withdrawal of courses in the spring, summer, or fall terms must take place before or on the withdrawal deadline date indicated on the academic calendar each semester. 

AU = Audit: Grade assigned for students who have formally declared an audit based grading basis and have successfully completed coursework assigned by the course instructor.

  • UAU: Grade assigned if student fails to complete coursework assigned by instructor.
  • WAU: Students who withdraw from an audited course receive this grade.
    • Audited coursework is not included in grade point calculations.
  • Formal declaration of audit status or withdrawal from an audit must take place on or before the withdrawal deadline date indicated on the academic calendar each semester.
  • Refer to the Auditing a Course  section for more details.

NR = Not Reported: This is a temporary mark. It indicates that the grade for the course had not been received by the Registrar at the time the grades were printed.

X = Fundamental skills course semester hours and quality points removed. Only six semester hours of these courses allowed toward degree.

  • Semester hours and quality points indicated as X grade on the transcript (example: XBC is entry if the BC grade was removed from these calculations).

Grade Reports

Grade reports are available at my.lakeland.edu at the end of each grading period. Printer-friendly versions are also available at this website. Further explanation of grades can be found in the sections specific to undergraduate and graduate programs.

Grade Changes

Once grades have been submitted to the Registrar, changes of grades must be approved by the Provost. Faculty may initiate a grade change if an error was made or when no grade was entered upon initial grade entry. If a student identifies an error in the final grade, the student must first contact the instructor to resolve the issue, and if the issue cannot be resolved between the instructor and student, the student may submit a grade appeal following the procedure outlined below. Students are responsible for monitoring grades during and at the conclusion of a course, and addressing concerns as they arise during the course. Changes of grades will not be permitted on the basis of work submitted after the end of the semester.

Grade Appeal Policy

At the end of the semester, final official grades are available to students on my.lakeland.edu. If a student identifies an error in calculation or has reasons to believe the grade posted on my.lakeland.edu differs from the grade earned, the student may initiate a grade appeal. Students with questions about their grades must first contact the instructor. If the student is not able to resolve the concern with the instructor, the student may submit a written grade appeal to the Provost. Grade appeals may be appropriate when there is a miscalculation or error on the part of the instructor or when the student is not held to the criteria identified in the course syllabus. Grades cannot be appealed on the basis of work that was submitted after the end of the semester or after an “incomplete” due date.

Grade appeals must be submitted no later than three (3) weeks after the university posts the official grade. Students submitting a grade appeal must include a written letter of appeal, a completed Grade Appeal Form available through my.lakeland.edu, and all appropriate documentation. If necessary, the Provost may form an Appeal Committee to investigate and review the appeal, and a final decision will be made by the Provost no later than one (1) week after the appeal submission due date. The decision of the Provost will be final.