Poly Languages has minimum attendance and academic performance requirements. After the first term (4 weeks) of study, a student will be evaluated every term to see if the minimum requirements are met.
For an F-1 students, the Minimum Attendance and the Minimum Grade Point Average policies must be observed to maintain the student’s F-1 status. Please visit the official website of the Department of Homeland Security to learn more about maintaining status.
A minimum cumulative attendance average of 80% must be maintained. Tardies will also work against the student’s attendance requirement. The student missing more than 5 minutes of class will be considered tardy, and four tardies equal one absence.
Failure to maintain the minimum will put the student on attendance probation. If the student’s attendance average for the term falls below 80% while on probation, the student may be suspended from the school for up to two terms. For an F-1 visa student, the student will be terminated from SEVIS for “poor attendance.”
Minimum Grade Point Average
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be maintained. Failure to maintain the minimum will put the student on academic probation. If the student’s GPA for the term falls below 2.0 while on probation, the student may be suspended from the school for up to two terms. For an F-1 visa student, the student will be terminated from SEVIS for “poor academic performance.”
Maximum Course Repeats
Generally, students may repeat a course only once. However, for level 1, true beginners may repeat twice. For level 6, students may also repeat twice to be better prepared for higher education.
Additionally, students may not go down a level from the level they have successfully completed. The students must make normal progress towards completing the school’s programs.
A student may skip a level if the student provides the minimum score on the TOEFL iBT or an equivalent test required by the school. Otherwise, the student must have received an “A” grade along with the recommendation letter from the teacher for the level completed.
A student’s final course grade is based on exams. A course grade is generally based on the weighted average of two exams: midterms and finals. In order to pass a course, the weighted average of the two exams must be 70% or higher (“C” or better). A student who withdraws from a course will receive a symbol “W” (Withdrawal), and the student’s grade point average will not be affected.
A grading rubric varies depending on a course. The following formula is only an example:
Course Grade= 50% (Midterm) + 50% (Final)
Grade Conversion Table
|A||4: [3.5 – 4]||90 – 100%||Excellent|
|B||3: [3 – 3.4]||80 – 89%||Good|
|C||2: [2 – 2.9]||70 – 79%||Satisfactory|
|D||1: [1 – 1.9]||60 – 69%||Unsatisfactory|
|F||0: [0 – 0.9]||0 – 59%||Failing|
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