All students are required to maintain a minimum of 2.0 grade point average in order to qualify for a certificate or a diploma. If a student maintains a 2.0 grade point average, a grade of D will be acceptable for successful completion of a course. A grade of F is not acceptable for the completion of a course for graduation.

The grading system is as follows on the right side of this page:

Incomplete Policy

A grade of “Incomplete” is given when a student has not completed all the requirements for the course before it concludes or when a student has not fulfilled the attendance requirements for the course.

Repeating a Course

When a student fails to successfully complete a course required for graduation (due to an “Incomplete”, a failing grade, or an overall grade point average less than 2.0), the course must be retaken to graduate. Failing grades will remain on the student’s transcript and will affect their final grade point average.

Grading Errors

Students receive report cards at the end of each trimester. It is the student’s responsibility to report any grading errors to the registrar’s office in a timely manner. If no errors are reported within five weeks following the receipt of the report card, the registrar’s office will assume that all records are accurate.

Add/Drop Policy

In order to drop a class, the Registrar must be notified. It is not sufficient to notify the instructor only. Forms for dropping a class are available and must be filled out and submitted to the Registrar prior to withdrawing from the class. Refunds on tuition will only be made on a pro-rated basis for class time not attended up through the fourth week of classes. When adding a class, the student must follow the same procedures as above. However, the completed form must be approved by the Registrar prior to the student’s attendance of that class.

Extensions – for onsite school only

It is the responsibility of the student to complete all exams and special assignments within the time specified. If, due to circumstances beyond the student’s control, exams or special assignments cannot be completed by the required date, the student may request an extension through the Registrar in writing. All requests will be reviewed by the FLBI administration. However, any request for an extension must be made by the student, in writing, prior to the class in which an exam or special assignment is due. No consideration will be given after the date that the exam or special assignment is due. This could result in failure of such class.