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                                REQUIRED GRADE POINT AVERAGE
To be graduated from Palo Verde College, a student must achieve at least a “C” (2.0) grade point average in all work attempted.
A student may withdraw from any course or from the college with a “W” grade by the end of the 14th week (or 75% of a term, whichever is less) of the semester via After
the 14th week, the student will be assigned a grade for the course. Students should consult the class schedule or counselor for the last day to withdraw from courses without responsibility
for a grade. Any student requesting an extenuating circumstances waiver may obtain the form from the Admissions and Records office. This would allow the student to withdraw without penalty after the last withdrawal date. Extenuating circumstances are limited to verification of prolonged illnesses, accidents, or other circumstances beyond the control of the student. It is the responsibility of the student to provide documentation to support the petition.
Students are expected to plan their schedule carefully with the aid and approval of the advisor/ counselor and endeavor to maintain that schedule throughout the semester. Students are held accountable for every course for which they have registered and are responsible for their own class schedule and any changes made via PVCSERVICES (Web Advisor). Although faculty may drop students for non-attendance, students should not expect the faculty to drop them for non-attendance. It is the student’s responsibility to formally withdraw from all coursework and take care of all financial obligations. If a student fails to drop or withdraw from a course by the established deadlines, the student will receive a final grade for that course. To assure transactions are correct, Palo Verde College recommends that students print out a class schedule after completing registration and/or after adding or dropping a course. The designated student grade responsibility date shall occur at the 75 percent point of a semester or session. Students who do not withdraw by the deadline indicated in the class schedule will receive a grade of A, B, C, D, F, P, or NP. All grades become a part of the student’s permanent record.
Students called to military duty should notify instructors and make arrangements for completion of their course(s). Extenuating circumstances would permit instructors to allow an “incomplete”. If an incomplete is an unfeasible solution, the student may be permitted to withdraw from class without penalty even after the final withdrawal date. Students must file the appropriate forms with the registrar prior to the military leave to avoid a failing grade.

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