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
S NA Satisfactory/Passing
U NA Unsatisfactory/Failing
W NA Withdrawal
I NA Incomplete
K NA Grade not submitted 
AU NA Audit
CIP NA Course in progress
NC NA No credit

Grade Changes

Grade changes can be submitted by the instructor of the course(s) to the Office of the Registrar at any time. Such changes must come in the form of an official Grade Change Form and be signed by the instructor.

Once the new grade is changed by the Registrar's Office staff, the student can view his or her grade on WarriorWeb. For additional information, see the Grade Appeal procedure outlined in the catalog.

Incomplete Grades

An 'I' grade indicates that the coursework is satisfactory but has not been completed by the end of the term. The grade and completion date are given at the discretion of the instructor (with the completion date no longer than one semester). All 'I' grades automatically become 'F's if the completion date is not met - unless otherwise noted by the instructor.

Withdrawal Grades

A grade of 'W' is given 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.