Academic Honors


Semester Honors

Semester honors are compiled and published at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Students who have earned a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher while enrolled in at least 6 semester hours of transfer or career courses during a semester are recognized by placement on the College Honor List for that semester. Students placed on the Honor List are notified by the Educational Affairs Office approximately one month after the semester ends.

Commencement Honors

Students who have earned at least 30 semester hours at CLC by the end of the Fall Semester immediately preceding the commencement ceremony will be recognized as receiving the following honors based upon cumulative GPA:

Honors

3.00-3.49

High Honors

3.50-3.74

Highest Honors

3.75-4.00

The Office of Student Records compiles the Commencement Honors list as part of the commencement program.

Incompletes

An I (Incomplete) may be given to a student who finds it impossible to complete the work by the end of the semester because of a justifiable reason such as illness. If an I grade is assigned, the instructor shall notify the student and the dean. The specific I grade procedure will be set forth in the appropriate section of the college catalog. A student receiving an I grade has 120 days to complete coursework and receive a final grade. The final grade shall be A, B, C, D or F. An I becomes an F on the 121st calendar day after the end of the term if no grade change is signed by the instructor. Exceptions may be granted by an instructor only in unusual circumstances and with the approval of the appropriate dean.

Veterans and military personnel who are deployed (including training at U.S. or overseas locations) or called to active duty and receive an I Incomplete grade will be given up to one year after the end of the term, or before the date of graduation (whichever comes first) to complete the requirements. A final grade will be recorded within 365 calendar days after the end of the term. The final grade shall be A, B, C, D, or F. An I becomes an F on the 366th calendar day after the end of the term if no grade change is signed by the instructor. This procedure also applies to the spouses of veterans and military personnel. Exceptions may be granted by an instructor under special circumstances and with the approval of the appropriate dean. Another option is to receive a withdrawal.

Independent Study

Students may pursue courses offered by the college on an independent study basis under the following conditions:

1. Lack of enrollment in a course appropriate for the student’s program of study precludes its being offered as a regularly scheduled class.

2. Documented, extenuating personal circumstances preclude an individual’s enrollment in a scheduled class appropriate for his or her program of study.

 Approval is granted upon the concurrence of a faculty member who agrees to guide the independent study and upon the authorization of the academic dean.