Grading System and Policies
Grades are used to indicate the quality of work or level of proficiency achieved by individual students. Each faculty member is responsible for informing students of the policies and standards upon which course grades will be assigned in the course syllabus.
Grade Point Average
A student’s semester grade point average (GPA) is determined by dividing the total number of earned points by the total number of semester hours for which the student received a grade. The Lincoln College cumulative grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total grade points earned by the total semester hours attempted, excluding any hours for which a withdrawal (W) was received. Only Lincoln College course work is considered in computing the GPA.
Note: While non-credit bearing, developmental courses are not computed in the graduation grade point average, those courses are computed in the Academic Standing GPA as indicated in the Academic Standing policy later in this catalog.
Final grades are submitted to the Office of the Registrar at the end of the term or session and are used to compute the student’s cumulative and/or term grade point average. Final Grades are posted in MyLynx and recorded on the student’s official transcript.
After final grades are submitted to the Office of the Registrar, no grade changes can be made except for a demonstrable error which must be acknowledged by the individual faculty member and approved by the Division Chair and the Dean of Faculty and Instruction.
During the fall and spring semesters, mid-semester grades are submitted to the Office of the Registrar at the end of the eighth week of 16 week-classes (see the Academic Calendar for exact dates.) The mid-semester grades are essentially progress reports and are not computed in a student’s permanent grade point average. A copy of the mid-semester grades is available to students via the MyLynx web-portal.
Note: Mid-semester grades are not reported and are not issued for summer sessions or Accelerated (ABE) Program courses.
Accessing Student Grade Reports
You can access your grades on My Lynx by following the steps below.
- Visit MyLynx
- Enter your MyLynx username (generally, your first initial and full last name) and password (First character of your last name, capitalized, your 4 digit birth year, and first three characters of your birth month, in lower case).
- Click on the “Grade Report” link on the left side of the screen.
- Locate the term for the grades you would like to see.
- There is also a choice between viewing your mid-term grades or final grades.