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COVID-19 Update - April 6, 2020 Message to Students

Published Apr 06, 2020

Credit course grading for all spring term classes ending on or after March 31, 2020 has changed. Please refer to the April 29, 2020 announcement.

The College of Lake County faculty and staff have made the following modification to credit course grading for all spring term classes ending on or after March 31, 2020. To help make the semester more manageable and less worrisome, there are no Ds or Fs this semester. These changes are proposed to give you the greatest flexibility in completing course requirements and achieving desired learning outcomes while keeping you on track with your academic plan.

This term, instructors will be assigning grades as follows:

If you earned this grade, according to the class syllabus:

The instructor will post this grade:

Included in Grade Point Average (GPA)

Significance

A

A

Yes - 4 Grade Points

Credit awarded

B

B

Yes - 3 Grade Points

Credit awarded

C

C

Yes - 2 Grade Points

Credit awarded

D

P (Pass)

No

Course completed satisfactorily*;
Credit awarded

F

N (Requirements Not Fulfilled)

No

Course requirements not met;
No credit awarded

FW

WS

No

Withdrawn by institution, stopped attending; Not included in GPA

WS

WS

No

Withdrawn by institution, stopped attending; Not included in GPA

* P (Pass) grades (like D grades) may not meet some graduation requirements, may prevent you from continuing in course sequences requiring a grade of C or better to advance, and may not meet program requirements at transfer institutions.

The grades listed above will automatically be posted by your instructor this semester. In addition, you can request a change from a letter grade (A, B, C) to a grade of P (Pass) after you complete the class (through July 15, 2020). Requesting a change to a grade of P (Pass) will remove the course from your GPA calculation but will still count in completed credit hours. You are strongly encouraged to discuss a change from a letter grade (A, B, C) to P (Pass) with your academic advisor or student development counselor.

Incomplete (I) grade: In addition to the grading modifications noted above, you may also have the option for an incomplete (or “I”) grade. Reach out to you instructor to discuss this option, which can give you 120 days or more to complete the class after it ends. Your instructor will list the requirements for successfully completing the course if you choose to take an “incomplete.”

Withdrawal (W) grade: Students also still have the option of withdrawing themselves from a class. Please review the Withdrawal Guidelines (PDF) document before doing so.

The college has also prepared an FAQ for students around this grading change to answer any additional questions you may have. We encourage you to continue to work in your courses, engage with your faculty, and take advantage of the dedicated staff and resources available to assist you during the remainder of this semester.

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