Registrar

Grades & Honors

Term Grades

Grades (final and mid-term) are available for student viewing and printing via WarriorWeb. Mid-term grades are not official grades (as they are not posted to the transcript nor impact the GPA).

Final grades are required for all courses.

Mid-term grades are required for full-term (16 week) academic courses numbered 1-299.

Grading System

GradePointsStatus
A 4.0 Distinguished
A- 3.67 Distinguished
B+ 3.33 Superior
B 3.0 Superior
B- 2.67 Average
C+ 2.33 Average
C 2.0 Average
C- 1.67 Below average
D+ 1.33 Below average
D 1.0 Below average
F 0.0 Failing
*__ 0.0 Same as above (developmental courses only)
P NA Passing
I NA Incomplete
AU NA Audit

Grade Changes

Grade changes must be submitted using the Grade Change Form on WarriorWeb.  Grade changes will be accepted up to one year after the course term.  Once the new grade is changed, the student may view her or his grade on WarriorWeb.  The Registrar’s Office also sends notices to students via their LCMail account notifying them when grade changes have been processed.  

Incomplete Grades

An 'I' grade indicates that 80% of the coursework is completed, but not all requirements have been met by the end of the term.  Students must request an incomplete grade after discussion with the instructor.  Instructors may submit an Incomplete with an expiration date no longer than one semester.  All 'I' grades automatically expire to 'F's if the completion date is not met.  Students are notified of this, just as they are for grade changes.  Students who earn an Incomplete in their final semester before graduating have 60 days to complete their coursework and receive a final letter grade.  

Pass/Fail Grades

Courses graded as “Pass/P” are not included in the calculation of the term or cumulative GPA and do not count for term (Dean and President’s lists) or graduation honors.  Courses graded as “Fail/F” are included in the calculation of the term and cumulative GPA and do count toward term and graduation honors.  

Withdrawal Grades

A grade of 'W' is entered by Registrar staff when a student withdraws from a class after the 10th day of the term. The grade is recorded on the official transcript but, because it has no grade points, the 'W' notation does not negatively impact the GPA.

Repeated Classes

Students may repeat courses in which they were previously enrolled. However, credit is usually allowed only once, and the grade point average will reflect the most recent repeated grade. While the original course and grade remain on the permanent transcript, they are not used to calculate the cumulative grade point average.

Honors

Term Honors
  • Dean's List - Based on semester GPA of 3.25-3.749 while carrying a minimum of 12 semester college level (numbered 100 or above) credits on the A/F grading system.
  • President's List - Based on semester GPA of 3.75 or above while carrying a minimum of 12 semester college level (numbered 100 or above) credits on the A/F grading system.
Graduation Honors
  • Commencement (Walking) Honors

Walking honors are for students who complete requirements in May or August and participate in Spring commencement. These honors are calculated using all credits earned (both LCSC credits as well as all transfer credits) by the end of the Fall term prior to Spring commencement.

Grade points for courses “academically forgiven” will be used to calculate graduation honors. This is regardless of whether the academic forgiveness was granted at LCSC or another college. For either the walking or final honors the number of credits used will be inclusive of courses graded Pass (P).

  • Graduation (Final) Honors

Final honors are calculated using all credits earned (both LCSC credits as well as all final credits) at the time of graduation. Final honors are posted to the transcript and the diploma.

Grade points for courses “academically forgiven” will be used to calculate graduation honors. This is regardless of whether the academic forgiveness was granted at LCSC or another college. For either the walking or final honors the number of credits used will be inclusive of courses graded Pass (P).

  • Baccalaureate Degree Graduates

Based on cumulative GPA.

Cum laude – 3.7
Magna cum laude – 3.8
Summa cum laude – 3.9

  • Associate Degree Graduates

Based on cumulative GPA.

President's Honors – 3.75

Grade Appeals

If a student believes he or she has received an incorrect or unfair grade, that student should follow the steps outlined in the Grade Appeal/Grievances/Complaints Policy 5.310.

Policy 5.310

This policy does not apply to grades given for alleged academic dishonesty or for unsafe clinical practice. Academic dishonesty shall be treated as a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and shall be determined under the Code of Conduct rules. Unsafe clinical practice shall be handled by the procedures established by the relevant divisions. In the case that the instructor is no longer at the institution, the responsibility for representing the original instructor’s interests rests with the division chair or his/her designee.