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ACADEMIC SYSTEM

 

 

ACADEMIC SYSTEM

Quarter Credit System

The school operates on a traditional quarter calendar. There are three quarters in the academic year that occur from October  to June. The fall quarter usually starts the first week of October and ends in December. The winter quarter usually starts the first  week of January and ends in March. The spring quarter usually starts the first week of April and ends in June. During the academic year each quarter is 10 weeks (9 weeks of class work plus a week for examinations) in length. For Undergraduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 units. For Graduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 units in order to be classified as a full-time student. Students must be approved in writing from the Chief Academic Officer before registration if they wish to take more than 18 units per quarter for Undergraduate students and 15 units per quarter for Graduate students. Forms can be obtained in the main office.

Grading System

The instructor, in conjunction with the Chief Academic Officer, determines the course requirements and methods of evaluating student performance. Grades can be given for attendance, quizzes, tests, oral or written projects, reports and standardized tests. Instructors will inform students of the class requirements and the grading procedures at the beginning of the course. At the end of each quarter, Office of the Registrar enters the course grades into the student data base program. Standard letter grades are used for degree programs. Only these letters are recorded on transcripts and in computing grade point averages (GPA).

Grade Changes

A grade of “F” (Failure) may be remedied by repeating the course. Any course with a grade of less than “C” may be repeated. Upon the recommendation of the Chief Academic Officer, a student may repeat any course. If a higher grade is earned in the repeated course, the lower grade will be removed from the record. All grades are final with the exception of those recorded through mechanical error or through an error in the calculation of a grade by an instructor. Otherwise, they will remain as reported on a student’s transcript. All requests for grade changes must be submitted to the Registrar’s office by the instructor within two weeks following the date of issuance of the grade in question. A grade must not be changed after a degree has been awarded.

Credit Examination (Challenge Examination)

Undergraduate students and Graduate students in good standing and with the appropriate background may petition to take courses for credit by challenge examinations. Eligible students must be registered in full time status. Undergraduate students must have completed four undergraduate courses and may challenge a maximum of three undergraduate courses. Graduate students must have completed two graduate courses and may challenge a maximum of two graduate courses. Credit earned by challenge examinations may be applied toward the minimum course requirements for the undergraduate and master’s degrees. The passing grade for credit by examination at the undergraduate level is C and the graduate level is B. Credits earned by challenge examinations will be recorded as “CR” in the transcript. If a student does not pass the challenge examination, “NC” will be entered in the transcript. The tuition for credit awarded is the same as normal tuition.

Academic Probation

Students who do not maintain satisfactory progress will be placed on probation for one quarter. All students placed on probation will be counseled by their academic advisor and will be given assistance, if needed, in order to improve their GPA. At the end of the one quarter probationary period, if the academic record is not in compliance with the standards of satisfactory progress, the student will be dismissed.

Authority of Instructors

Students are expected to regularly attend all classes they are enrolled in and to comply with all assignments to the satisfaction of their instructor. Any instructor, with the approval of the Chief Academic Officer, may at any time place on probation, or exclude from his/her course, any student guilty of unbecoming conduct toward the instructor or any member of the class, or may exclude any student who, in the instructor’s judgment, has neglected the work of the course. A student thus excluded will receive a grade of “NG” (No Grade), in the course. The student may contest such an action by filing a student grievance petition through the Office of Student Services.

Program Length

The normal length of the Bachelor’s degree programs is 12 quarters (four academic years). The normal length of the Master’s degree at LA University is 6 quarters (two academic years).

Clearance for Graduation

Prospective graduates must obtain an Application for Graduation from the Administration Office and submit it to the Registrar Office before they can be considered for graduation. Students are advised to file the application in the quarter preceding the one in which they expect to graduate. During each registration period, graduating seniors meet with their advisors to determine if their proposed class schedule meets all graduation requirements for their degrees. All fees and tuition debts must be paid in full sixty (60) days prior to graduation, and all graduating students must pay the graduation fees.

 

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