Grading Policy

Grading Policy

Grading Policy
At Lakewood College, students are required to maintain a minimum grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.00 or better to remain in good academic standing. The faculty and staff at Lakewood College believe that before entering their new profession, a graduate of Lakewood College must have at least a satisfactory understanding of their new profession. Therefore, a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 is required for all students at Lakewood College whether they are in degree or non-degree programs.
Lakewood College faculty are required to post a student’s grades within seven (7) days of assignment submission, and within seven days of the course completion date. Afterwards, students will be able to log-on to the student portal and view their grade report. Grade reports indicate the date of assignment submission, date of exam completion, date of assignment feedback and feedback comments, courses taken, credits received, and the grades assigned.
No grades will be given to a student over the phone. If a student has a past due balance on their account, Lakewood College will not release the student’s grades until the account is satisfied.
G.P.A. TYPE Definition
Course G.P.A. G.P.A. calculated based on one course only
Term G.P.A. G.P.A. calculated based on all completed courses associated with one term only
Institutional G.P.A. G.P.A. calculated based on all completed courses and/or programs through Lakewood College only
Cumulative G.P.A. G.P.A. calculated based on all completed courses through Lakewood College
Grading Scale and Equivalents
Lakewood College has adopted a grading scale of “A” to “F”. These grades may be assigned on individual assignments and exams, as well as the final course grade.

Grade Equivalent Quality Points Grade Scale
A Excellent 4.0 90 – 100
B Good 3.0 80 – 89
C Satisfactory 2.0 70 – 79
D Poor 1.0 60-69
F Failure .00 00-59
I Incomplete .00 N/A
W Withdraw .00 N/A
N Non-Completion .00 N/A
TC Transfer Credit .00 N/A

Grading Criteria
A = Excellent
B = Good
C = Satisfactory
D = Below average
F = Failing - Students will be assigned an “F” for scoring below 59% on an assignment/test, or officially requesting to cancel their program after one (1) or more assignment/ test has been submitted for evaluation.
W = Withdrawal: Students who officially withdraw prior to completing any assignments/ test for evaluation will receive a “W.” Students will also receive a “W” if they are academically dismissed from Lakewood College. The grade is not calculated in the G.P.A.
I = Incomplete: Incomplete (I) is assigned when a student fails to complete all course requirements by the time the course ends. The grade is not calculated in the G.P.A.
N = Non-Completion: Students who fail to complete their academic program after being granted an extension will be assigned an “N” for non-completion of the program.
Grades are issued at the completion of each assignment. A final grade is issued upon completion of the entire program.
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance and Repeating a Class
Degree Students
If a student earns a grade lower than a “C” in any core course, or a grade of “F” in any general education course, that course must be repeated and the student must earn a passing grade of “C” or above. Repeating the course does not remove the previous unsatisfactory grade from the student’s transcript but it does remove it from the calculation of the student’s G.P.A.
Upon repeating a course, the student will be required to pay the full course tuition at the current applicable tuition rate. Students will only be permitted to repeat a course one (1) time; unless approved by the Academic Dean due to extenuating circumstances. Students may repeat no more than four (4) different courses for the duration of their academic program.
Vocational Students
If a student earns a grade lower than a “C” (69% or lower) in any non-degree program, the student will be required to re-enroll in the program and receive a “C” (70% or higher) or higher to become eligible for graduation. The student must pay the full program tuition at the current applicable tuition rate. Repeating the course does not remove the previous unsatisfactory grade from the student’s transcript but it does remove it from the calculation of the student’s G.P.A.
Grade Appeal Policy
Faculty assigned grades may not be appealed. However, if a student believes a grade was incorrectly posted, the student may appeal for a review in writing to the Dean. Appeals must be received within 60 days of the grade posting. The Dean's review will be final, and either result in no action (confirmation that the grade posted is accurate based on the Faculty grade assignment), or a correction to the grade in accordance with the Faculty assignment.
Dean’s List Policies

Proctored Exams & Other Assessments
Lakewood College has partnered with Software Secure (Remote Proctor) to provide proctoring services for all final exams for degree courses. Software Secure provides services for students to complete their proctored exam from the comfort of their own home. This service is included within the program as of August 1, 2014, therefore, students do not need to find a proctor. When students are ready to take their final exam, please contact our Student Services Department for instructions to proceed. Please feel free to visit Remote Proctor’s website at www.softwaresecure.com for more information.
If a student does not want to use the Remote Proctor service, any additional fees for proctoring will be at the student’s expense. If the student wishes to use another proctor please visit www.lcforms.com to have the proctor candidate complete the “Proctor Nomination Form.” The proctor will need to become qualified and approved prior to administering the final exam. Please submit the required form within 2 weeks of scheduling the final proctored exam. Failure to complete this request will result in a delay in taking the final exam. Please send the completed form via email to studentservices@lakewoodcollege.edu, fax to 216-803-9899, or mail to 2231 North Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44112.

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