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Repeating a Course
Students may repeat a course only twice for credit. The highest credits and grade points earned in either the original or the repeated course are used in GPA computations.
Field Trips
Field trips offer students an opportunity to transfer classroom learning directly into an area of study. Many instructors make them a regular part of an instruction plan. Field trip expenses are the student’s responsibility and are considered a part of the cost of the training program. To drive other students on field trips, student drivers must have a valid Washington state driver’s license and sufficient insurance coverage to meet Washington’s insured motorist standards. Students under 18 years of age must have parent’s permission to participate in field trips.
Student Rights
Notification of Rights under FERPA for Postsecondary Institutions
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:
1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day Lake Washington Institute of Technology receives a request for access. A student should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The Lake Washington Institute of Technology official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the Lake Washington Institute of Technology official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask Lake Washington Institute of Technology to amend a record should write the official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If Lake Washington Institute of Technology decides not to amend the record as requested, Lake Washington Institute of Technology will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student's right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
3. The right to provide written consent before Lake Washington Institute of Technology discloses personally identifiable information from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without con-sent. Lake Washington Institute of Technology discloses education records without a student's prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is:
4. a person employed by Lake Washington Institute of Technology in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff);
5. a person or company with whom Lake Washington Institute of Technology has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using college employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or

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