All student’s academic progress will be monitored by the school to ensure that the student is progressing satisfactorily in their chosen course. This policy is the same for all students, regardless of whether they are receiving financial aid from Title IV funding or not. Students will be evaluated at the half way point of their course.
The Financial Aid office will review Combination Welder I Program student’s academic and attendance records at the half-way point of their scheduled class dates (30 classroom days).
SAP is measured with both a qualitative standard and a quantitative standard.
- The qualitative standard is 70% (C) for the student’s grade point average (GPA) of the scheduled course.
- The quantitative (attendance) standard is you must be present 95% of each program (Combination Welder I Program) and 90% of each Skills course.
The Department of Education requires that students must graduate in a maximum time frame of 1.5 of program length. Excluded from this time frame would be an approved Leave of Absence. The evaluation period for the 480 Hour Combination Welder I Program course is done at 240 clock hours of the 480 clock hours.
LWT continuously monitors each student’s GPA and attendance records. If at any point a student’s GPA falls below the 80% (B) level or if the student misses more than 5% of the course they are enrolled in, they will receive a written warning. If a written warning is issued, a student must abide by the guidelines outlined in the warning and agreed upon by Admissions or Financial Aid department.
Academic Probation Policy
Students must maintain a 70% (C) GPA and be in attendance for at least 95% of each program (Combination Welder I Program) and 90% of each Skills course they are enrolled in. If a student is not maintaining SAP at the evaluation point they will be required to meet with Admissions or Financial Aid personnel. If the school administration determines that a student should be able to meet SAP, they will be placed on financial aid probation and an academic plan will be designed to ensure SAP is maintained within 1.5 times the program length. A student who is placed on financial aid probation is eligible to receive Title IV aid as long as the student is meeting the requirements outlined in their academic plan. Situations based on injury or illness, death of a relative or other special circumstances which would explain why SAP is not being made will be taken into consideration.
If a student is dismissed from LWT based on an unsuccessful SAP while Title IV funding, please refer to the Return of Title IV Funds Policy.