Courses and Grades

GCC 2018-19 Catalog - Page 19

Courses and Grades receiving educational benefits will be reported to the Veterans’

Administration as will those of students attending college

under other programs requiring attendance reporting to the

sponsoring agency.

Absences exceeding 1/16th of total class hours will be

considered excessive.

RULES GOVERNING ABSENCES:

1. When a student has permission and is an official

representative of the college, absences are listed as official, and

permission is granted for the student to make-up studies within

two weeks.

2. Absence and tardiness caused by factors beyond the

student’s control may be excused by the Dean of Students. The

student may be permitted to make-up studies within two weeks.

3. It is the personal responsibility of students who have been

absent from classes to arrange make-up work with the

instructor within three days after the absence has occurred.

Students should endeavor to arrange for this make-up work

during the office hours of the instructor. All make-up work must

be completed two weeks after the student’s return to class.

4. Any student who registers late for a course may have already

been absent from class meetings. Such absences are to be reported

by the instructor. Rules governing such absences are the same as

for any absence during the school year.

CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS

Less than 28 credits = freshman

Twenty-eight or more credits = sophomores

EXAMINATIONS

Two formal examinations are usually held each semester, the

mid-semester and the final. All students are required to take these

examinations and complete all work assigned.

GRADING SYSTEM (revised Fall 2007)

Grade Honor Points per Credit

A

4

C

2

A3.67

C1.67

B

3.33

D

1.33

B

3

D

1

B2.67

D.67

C

2.33

F

0.00

I

W

WIP

P

CR

NC

AU

TR

LE

CX

Incomplete = 0

No grade (withdrew) (given in courses

dropped during specified drop period) = 0

Work in Progress = 0

Passing grade = 0

Credit given

No credit given

Audit

Credit given through transfer from another school

Life experience credit

Credit given through comprehensive exam

FINAL GRADES

Final grades are recorded on the student’s permanent record at

the close of each semester. Such grades are also sent to the student

at the permanent mailing address listed in the student’s record. As

grades are processed, students can view them on My GCC.

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DROPPING AND ADDING COURSES

1. During the drop and add period at the beginning of each

semester, a student may make changes in his/her schedule.

2. After the drop and add period, students may withdraw from a

class up to the posted last day to withdraw by completing a Drop/Add

form which must contain the signature of the instructor of the course

dropped and the student’s faculty advisor.

3. Students who officially withdraw from a class will receive a

“W”. Students who do not go through the official drop procedures

will receive an “F” grade for courses not completed.

4. Withdrawing from a course can have an effect on a student’s

current and future financial aid including veterans benefits. Refer to

the FINANCIAL AID section of this catalog for details.

5. Students will not be permitted to withdraw from a course after

the published last day to withdraw.

6. All Drop/Add forms are obtained from and must be filed in the

Dean of Students Office.

PETITION FOR EXCEPTION TO COLLEGE

REGULATIONS

Certain problems encountered by a student may result in a

request to have an exception considered to an academic standard or to

an academic regulation of the College. A student may request an

exception to Gogebic Community College regulation by filing a

written request with the Dean of Students within one week of the

conclusion of the semester. The student will be notified in writing of

the decision as soon as it is determined.

WITHDRAWING FROM COLLEGE

1. A student finding it necessary to withdraw from college after

the official drop and add period must complete a Drop/Add form

and file a Withdrawal form with the Dean of Students Office.

2. Withdrawing from college can have an effect on current and

future financial aid including veterans benefits. Refer to the

FINANCIAL AID section of this catalog for more information.

3. A student can be administratively withdrawn from a course/class

for the reason of non-attendance.

REPETITION OF COURSES

When a student repeats a course, the record made in repetition

will be compared to the first record, and the higher grade will

count, thereby making it possible to improve the cumulative grade

point average. The lower grade will continue to be displayed on the

transcript, although it has been superseded by the higher grade in the

cumulative grade point calculation. Each grade attempt will continue

to be counted in the individual semester grade point calculation.

INCOMPLETE GRADES

It is expected that students will fulfill course requirements to

warrant a grade for each course at the end of the semester. Should a

student receive an incomplete due to extenuating circumstances, the

course is to be completed within 30 days unless extended in writing

by the instructor and the Dean of Students. An incomplete will

revert to a grade specified by the instructor if not made up within

the time allotted.

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (CLEP) and

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

Certain high schools offer selected students the opportunity to

accelerate their educational programs by taking one or more subjects

during their junior and senior years which are taught on the college

level and cover the content of a college course. The College Entrance

Examination Board gives a set of advanced placement examinations

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