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Catalog/Handbook 2015-2016 
Catalog/Handbook 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Grades are recorded on the student’s permanent record in the Registrar’s Office and are issued in the form of a transcript upon request for $5.00 per transcript. Term grades are available online through the College’s PASSPORT portal at no charge.

Final grades are based on any or all of the following: course assignments, special reports, quiz grades, research papers, course participation, laboratory assignments, field work, and final examinations. Specific grading polices and course requirements are provided by the professor at the beginning of each course. Students who believe the final grade posted is in error should contact the professor to discuss a possible grade change. Any complaint involving a grade appeal must be filed on or before 30 calendar days after the start of the next major term. Grades and grade-point values are listed below:

A - Superior

4 Grade Points

B - Above Average

3 Grade Points

C - Satisfactory

2 Grade Points

D - Below Average

1 Grade Point

F - Fail

0 Grade Points

I - Incomplete

0 Grade Points

S - Satisfactory

0 Grade Points

U - Unsatisfactory

0 Grade Points
        W- Withdrawal

0 Grade Points

X - Audit

0 Grade Points

P - Passed

0 Grade Points


Grade Forgiveness Policy

Polk State College’s Grade Forgiveness Policy allows students to repeat only those courses in which they earn a grade of D, F, or W. Students are allowed only three attempts in any one course: one initial enrollment and two repeats. The third attempt at a course is charged at a cost equal to the full cost of instruction. Although all course attempts appear on the transcript, only the grade earned in the most recent attempt is calculated in the cumulative GPA. Students are not allowed to withdraw from the third course attempt and receive a grade. Before repeating a course, students should consult the Financial Aid Office to determine what impact, if any, repeating a course has on financial aid status.

NOTE: Other institutions to which students eventually may transfer do not necessarily have the same grade forgiveness policy as Polk State College. These schools may recalculate student GPAs or reassess eligibility for financial aid and admission.