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• Conduct sanctions: When a student is found in violation of one or more of the student conduct codes published in the student handbook, administrative withdrawal may be selected as an appropriate sanction.
• Non-attendance: In order to maximize enrollment opportunities for all students, instructors may request the Enrollment Services office to administratively withdraw students who (1) Do not attend the first and/or any subsequent class meetings AND (2) Do not notify the instructor in advance of the absence.
Grade Forgiveness
To compensate for the effects of circumstances in a student’s past that negatively impacted his or her GPA, LWTech offers a grade forgiveness policy. This procedure requires a written appeal filed with Enrollment Services. You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for such an appeal:
• Grades must be three or more years old
• Only quarters including credits graded below a 2.0 may be forgiven
• Grade forgiveness can include one or several quarters from a census point back, as requested by the student
• The student must demonstrate a 2.0 GPA in all decimal graded courses taken after the last date of the period for which a student is requesting forgiveness
All courses in a given quarter are removed from the GPA but remain on the student’s transcript. A determination will be made whether grade forgiveness is appropriate on a case by case basis. Grade forgiveness can only be granted once. Grades previously forgiven will not be reinstated. Also, if a student is transferring to another college, that college may not recognize grade forgiveness granted at LWTech.
Grade Appeal and Change Procedures
Appeal Expectations and Conditions
A grade appeal only applies to the final course grade. The assignment of a grade is the sole right and responsibility of the instructor, reflecting his or her careful and deliberate judgment. Assigned grades are presumed to be correct. Students have the right to appeal a grade assigned in error or perceived as prejudiced, arbitrary, or capricious. In a grade appeal, the appropriate instructional division dean will meet only with the student and the instructor. No other advocate may be present. The student is responsible for knowing and initiating the grade appeal process; the burden of proof rests on the student. The student must file a grade appeal with the appropriate division dean as indicated below within the academic quarter following the quarter for which the grade was received. Documented extenuating circumstances (such as medical complications or recall to military duty) may extend this timeline. Students needing assistance with the appeal process due to a disability or language barrier should contact the Director of Student Development before beginning the process.

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