Measuring Success at LSC

Lake Superior College requires that students make satisfactory academic progress towards a degree, diploma or certificate to remain in good standing. Additionally, federal law requires that a recipient of State or Federal Financial Aid make satisfactory academic progress towards a program (AA, AFA, AAS, AS degree, diploma or certificate) to remain eligible for aid.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

All students are required to maintain the minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. All credits are included in the calculations. Grades of A, B, C, D, F and FN will be included in the GPA calculation.

Completion Rate

All students are also required to maintain complete a minimum of 67% of cumulative registered credits.

Failure to Meet Standards

Financial Aid and Academic Warning

If a student goes below a 2.0 cumulative GPA or 67% cumulative completion rate at the end of a semester, they will be placed on Academic and Financial Aid Warning for their next semester. If, at the end of the warning semester a student has brought both their cumulative GPA and cumulative completion rate back to standards, they will no longer be on warning and will once again be considered in “good academic standing”.

Financial Aid and Academic Suspension of Students on Warning Status

If, at the end of the warning semester, a student has not met both the institution’s cumulative grade point average and completion percentage standards, the student will be suspended both academically and from Federal Financial Aid immediately. That student will be required to sit out for a semester and must meet with a counselor to form an Academic Action Plan prior to being allowed to register.

In most cases the student will not have access to Financial Aid again until they have completed 6 credits and paid out of pocket for those credits.

Academic Probation

Upon completion of an academic success plan, a suspended student will be placed on Academic Probation. The student can remain enrolled as long as they maintain a 2.5 semester GPA and 100% completion of all classes they attempt while on probation. Students will be taken off of academic probation once they have raised their cumulative GPA to 2.0 and their cumulative completion rate to 67%. Your academic standing is critical to your continued enrollment at Lake Superior College. Please take this policy seriously and be sure you access campus resources if you are running into difficulties.

Maximum Time Frame for Program Completion

All students are expected to complete their program within an acceptable period of time. The maximum time frame for financial aid recipients is 150% of the published credit length of their program. For example, the maximum timeframe for a 60 credit program is 90 attempted credits. Up to 30 attempted credits of developmental and ESL courses are exempt from a student’s 150% completion timeframe.

2.9 – Academic Standing & Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress
2.9.1 – Procedure – Academic Standing & Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress