Request for Change in Course Evaluation (Pass/Fail)

Request for Change in Course Evaluation (Pass/Fail)

Implications for Academic Honors Recognition and NCAA Core-Curriculum Requirements for Student Athletes

1. Students and parents should be aware that approval of a “Request for Change in Course Evaluation” might have implications for a student’s eligibility for Honor Roll, National Honor Society and academic letters.

2. Be sure that you know and understand these implications before submitting your request.

3. Student-athletes who aspire to an athletic scholarship and eligibility to practice and participate in athletics during the first year of attendance at an NCAA Division I or II college or university are advised that courses for which the pass/fail grading option is elected can be used to satisfy the NCAA core-curriculum requirements. The NCAA will compute a “Satisfactory” grade as the lowest passing grade (D) to determine the Core Course GPA.

4. Talk to your counselor or an Associate Principal if you have questions about these topics.

Honor Roll Requirements

Students earn Honor Roll status for any semester during which they achieve a weighted GPA of 3.5 or above in a minimum of 25 credit hours of ap­proved graded course work. Note: Work Study, correspondence, or courses taken pass/fail do not apply towards Honor Roll. Students are recognized at the Fall and Spring Honors Convocations and receive an Honor Roll certificate.

Academic Letter/Pin Qualifications

Students in grades 9-12 are eligible for a Lincoln Southeast Academic Let­ter when they have earned a 4.0 GPA or above on a weighted grade point scale for 2 consecutive semesters in 25 credit hours of graded course work each semester. Students who earn a 4.0 GPA or above on a weighted grade point scale in two additional consecutive semesters will earn an Academic Pin. Note: courses taken pass/fail do not apply towards an Academic Letters or Pins. A student will not earn an Academic Letter or Pin if a grade of “F” or “U” is received in any class.

National Honor Society Criteria

National Honor Society standards require that students qualify on the basis of scholarship, character, ser­vice, and leadership. Members are selected from the senior class when they satisfy the following criteria:

1) Must achieve a 3.5 or higher cumulative weighted grade point average for each individual semester grades 9-12;

2) Be enrolled in at least five academic classes at the time of induction to NHS; (special circumstances will be reviewed by the Faculty Council.) Classes taken with grades of U or S or Pass/Fail will not count toward the required five academic classes;

3) Be involved in two or more clubs or school activities at LSE during the sophomore, junior, senior years;

4) Be a student of character as defined by the National Council of National Honor Society;

5) Be involved in service on behalf of others in the community without financial or material compensation;

6) Compete 5 hours of community service completed at a NHS approved agency.

Following induction, students will be assigned to participate in two acts of service work as well. 

Membership is deter­mined by the LSE Faculty Council after receipt and review of a completed application by the eligible student during the fall of their senior year. 

Class Rank Points

Class Rank Points will not be awarded for classes taken Pass/Fail.


Pass/Fail Deadlines

1st Quarter Course…DUE September 15, 2017

1st Semester Course…DUE October 27, 2017

2nd Quarter Course…DUE November 21, 2017

3rd Quarter Course…DUE February 9, 2018

2nd Semester Course…DUE March 29, 2018

4th Quarter Course…DUE April 20, 2018

Pass/Fail forms should be picked up and returned to the Counseling Center, Room D101.