For in-depth information on Academic Standards, view the College Catalog.
Students will be evaluated according to the following grading system:
|A - Excellent
||90 - 100
|B - Good
||80 - 89
|C - Average
||70 - 79
|D - Failure
||60 - 69
|F - Failure
||59 and Below
||0 (Used only for calculation of GPA)
||Designates a passing grade in challenges only. Grade not used in the calculation of GPA.
||Designates incomplete for a grade that has been temporarily withheld. Incomplete is used only in cases where, due to extenuating circumstances, a final grade cannot be submitted on the date due. To avoid an incomplete becoming an F grade, the incomplete must be removed within 10 school days. Any exceptions to this policy or extension of time must be approved by the Department Chair or Dean of Academic Affairs.
||Designates audit. A student may audit a course(s) upon the approval of the Department Chair.
- Student must register officially for the course(s).
- Student will pay a nonrefundable audit fee equal to the cost of the course.
- Auditors may attend and observe class lecture only.
- Auditors are not required to take examinations.
- Auditors do not receive credit for course(s). An AU grade will be entered on transcripts.
||Designates withdrawal from a course prior to the 11th week of the Fall or Spring semester and the equivalent period of time in Summer sessions. The course must be repeated in its entirety in order to receive credit. A grade of F will be placed on any course dropped after the withdrawel period.
||Designates withdrawal from a course with a passing grade of 70% or above after the 7th week of the Fall or Spring semester and the equivalent period of time in Summer sessions.
||Designates withdrawl from a course with a failing grade below 70% after the 7th week of the Fall or Spring semester and the equivalent period of time in Summer sessions. A WF will be considered a failure in the course.
||Designates exemption from course and is used when a student is granted transfer credit.
||Designates challenge of a course. The challenge grade of P or F will be noted on transcript. Challenge grades are not used in calculation of
||Designates a course that has been retaken and will no longer be used
in calculation of GPA.
- Students must achieve a grade of C or better in both nursing and general education courses.
- If a student receives a D or F in any course, that course must be repeated and completed with a grade of C or better.
- A grade of C must be achieved in prerequisite courses before the student may progress to the next course.
- Dismissal from GSC will result if the same course is failed twice or if any two nursing courses are failed.
- In order to maintain enrollment in the College the student must have a 2.0 grade point average. When a student's grade point average falls below 2.0, the student is placed on probation. The student must retake the course in which the failing grade was received in order to raise the grade point average within one year of failing the course. When the student achieves the grade requirement, the probation will be removed.
- Promotion depends on satisfactory completion of pre-requisite courses and all course requirements.
- Eligibility to graduate and receive college degree is dependent on satisfactory completion of all courses included in the curriculum plan.
- Failure to pass any course with a C or above or when the student’s cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 will result in probation.
- Academic Recovery course is required the student’s next registration to continue in the college either co-requisite or prerequisite to the failed course.
- Probation status will continue until the student passes the academic recovery course and repeats the failed course with a C grade or above.
- A letter informing the student of the probation status is sent with the grade report.
- The college’s curriculum plan will not be altered to accommodate students who must retake courses.
- As long as a student remains on probation, enrollment restrictions may be imposed.
Change of Status
- A student who wishes to change courses or withdraw from one or more courses or the program must submit the request to Dean of Enrollment Management/ Registrar or Assistant Registrar in writing. Student signature is required. Electronic/FAX add/drops are permissible.
- If applicable, a tuition refund will be made according to the current refund policy stated in the catalog. In all cases, all financial obligations to the college must be met or no records will be released.
- Notation will be made on transcripts according to the grading policy.
- A student may request a leave of absence (LOA) for any reason. The LOA request must be submitted in writing to the Dean of Enrollment Management/ Registrar.
- Students on LOA are withdrawn from all courses. Grades of W or F (according to the current grading system) will be noted on the transcripts. Each course must be repeated in its entirety in order to receive credit.
- The college’s curriculum plan will not be altered to accommodate students who must retake courses. Placement in program will be subject to the curriculum in place at the time of registration.
- A LOA may be extended to one year. After that time, if the student has not registered or is not actively enrolled, the student will be withdrawn. The student must re-apply according to the existing admissions policies.
- Any student called to active duty from the reserves of any branch of the military or National Guard will receive special LOA consideration to ensure the smooth transition into and out of the College.
- Students who withdraw from the College must complete an exit interview before they re-apply according to existing admissions policies.
Dismissal from the College can occur for the following reasons:
- Failure of any two courses.
- Failure to take Academic Recovery course.
- Failure to pass Academic Recovery course.
- The Dean of Academic Affairs may suspend, dismiss,
or impose a mandatory leave of absence for reasons
pertaining to dishonest or immoral behavior; illness –
physical or mental; unsafe conduct affecting either the
student, patient or others; or failure to abide by
hospital and College policies, procedures, rules and
- Failure of any course after taking or while enrolled in
the Academic Recovery Course will result in an
academic dismissal from the college.
At the end of each semester, students with a semester GPA of 3.25 or higher will be recognized for academic achievement.
Upon graduation, academic honors will be bestowed upon students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
I. Institutional Requirements for Students in All Programs
- Complete the entire academic program as described by the appropriate curriculum plan with a grade of 2.0 or above in all courses (entering students after January 2010).
- Pay all financial obligations and return all learning materials to the College.
- Complete Capstone requirements.
- Complete all other requirements of the College.
II. Program Requirements
A. Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree Program:
Complete at least 48 credits (a minimum of 36 credits in nursing and 12 credits in general education) at this College.
- An LPN articulating into the nursing program is eligible to receive 14 nursing credits based on the Ohio Articulation model.
B. Associate of Science in Health Science Degree Program:
Complete at least 48 credits at this College.
C. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Program:
Complete at least 33 credits from the BSN upper division curriculum plan at this College.
- RNs are awarded 36 credit hours representing pre-licensure nursing coursework for successful completion of the NCLEX-RN.
The length of time taken to complete the curriculum may vary. However, a student must complete all requirements for graduation within six (6) years after enrolling in the college.
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