The school year is comprised of four (4) grading periods. Student grades will be reviewed at each mid-term (middle of grading period) and the end of each grading period. If a student does not receive a minimum grade of “C” at mid-term, he/she will be placed on academic probation. If a student does not receive a grade of at least a “C” in the deficient area(s) by the end of the grading period, the student will be terminated. Also, if a student does not receive a minimum grade of “C” at the end of a grading period, he/she will be placed on probation. If a student does not receive a “C” in the deficient area(s) by mid-term, the student will be terminated. A “C” average must be maintained for the student to receive a certificate.

Adults enrolled in high school programs will follow the 9-weeks grading schedule. Two consecutive failing grades (including mid-term & final or final & mid-term) will result in termination. The regular adult preparatory school year will be divided into four grading periods. Students in short-term classes will be evaluated more frequently.

Satisfactory Progress

In order for a student to maintain satisfactory progress he/she must:

  1. Maintain a 77% (C) average
  2. Complete the course of study within 150% of the published length in weeks.

All students are expected to adhere to attendance policies, and each student’s progress will be reviewed based on title IV disbursements.

  1. Regular programs are 1215 clock hours (10 months or 40 weeks) and the LPN is 1350 clock hours (11 months or 42 weeks)
  2. Maximum completion for the 150% max time requirement is for the 1215 clock hour program and will be 15 months or 60 weeks and the 1440 clock hour’s program (LPN) would be 16.5 months or 63 weeks.
  3. SAP is measured after a student completes 450 clock hours.
  4. Student must maintain a 77% (C) grade-point average at all times. Attendance and grade requirements are the same for all students, regardless of financial aid eligibility. Noncredit remedial courses are not offered. In the unlikely event of course repetition (only offered as part of a full-time program one year later) the second grade earned will be counted for SAP.

Attendance and grade requirements are the same for all students, regardless of financial aid eligibility. Noncredit remedial courses are not offered. In the unlikely event of course repetition (only offered as part of
a full-time program one year later) the second grade earned will be counted for SAP.

If a student needs to repeat courses, additional time will be assessed. Any incomplete course work will have a negative impact on the student’s average, and may also cause the student to be placed on probation. Students with incomplete coursework or grade averages below the standard will be given until halfway through the next term to correct the problem and provide written verification from the instructor to the financial aid officer.

Appeal Process

Students who fail to maintain satisfactory academic progress due to hardships based on extenuating circumstances, such as death of an immediate family member, personal injury/illness of the student, or other documented circumstances, may appeal to their denial of funding to the JRTI Student Assistance Team. Appeal forms may be obtained from the Student Services Coordinator and must be submitted with documentation such as a death certificate, physician’s statement, and a plan for improving academic progress. The Student Assistance Team will review the information and make a determination, which will be final.

To request an evaluation for the reestablishment of financial aid after a period in ineligibility, contact the Student Services Coordinator at (304) 754-7925.

Last Updated On April 11, 2019