Fox Valley Technical College | 2017-2018 Student Handbook - page 205

Grades are assigned to report student academic achievement. Instructors inform students at the beginning
of the semester about the course requirements and evaluation criteria. Any time students are unsure of
their progress, they should contact their instructor. Students may review their grades at MyFVTC by
clicking on grades. Final grades are recorded on permanent transcripts at the end of each course.
To learn more about grades,
go to then
“Instruction” and then “Grading System”.
Incompletes or Extensions
If a student becomes ill or, some other unforeseen emergency arises and course requirements cannot be
completed in the allotted time, the student should contact the instructor(s) as soon as possible. At the
discretion of the instructor, the student may be given an extension to complete the assigned work. If an
extension was granted, you will have up to 90 days to complete the course. If the course has not been
completed, the grade will revert to an “LF”. For further information, please see the “Instruction” policies
A student is eligible for graduation from Fox Valley Technical College’s associate degree and technical
diploma programs when they have fulfilled all requirements. For the complete policy, visit
Graduating with Honors
Graduates who complete all the required courses in his/her program and achieve a cumulative GPA of
3.5 or above (based on a 4.0 system) by the college designated date will graduate with honors. A fall and
spring commencement program is scheduled each year.
Program Preparation Courses
Program Prep courses are designed to prepare students for success in subsequent academic coursework.
These courses are collegiate in terms of the level of expectations for students. Most Program Prep
courses are credit-bearing, tuition-bearing, financial aidable and are not applied to program completion
requirements. Students are required or recommended to take Program Prep courses based on placement
test scores as prescribed by the college.
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
PLA is the evaluation and assessment of an individual’s life learning for college credit, certification
or advanced standing toward further education or training.
Important PLA Notes:
• PLA credits do not count towards credits for financial aid.
• Per college policy, PLA may not be attempted if you are enrolled in the course.
• If you do not pass the PLA attempt, you are still responsible for the PLA fee.
• You are only allowed to attempt PLA one time per course; tests may not be retaken.
For the full form and procedure, please go to
and select “Prior Learning
Program Withdrawal
In accordance with the Graduation Requirements Policy, program students who do not take a class within
three consecutive terms (including summer) will be removed from their program. If a student wishes
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