Standards of Progress Policy


The progress or grading system by which a student will be evaluated is as follows:

Grade GPA Grade GPA
A 4.0 C 2.0
A- 3.7 C- 1.7
B+ 3.3 D+ 1.3
B 3.0 D 1.0
B- 2.7 D- 0.7
C+ 2.3 F 0
P/F Pass/Fail R Repeated
I Incomplete CT Credit Awarded by Testing
W Withdrawal
AW Administrative Withdrawal

An incomplete “I” grade is a temporary grade which may be assigned due to extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control, and with prior approval from the student’s instructor, department head, and dean of education. An incomplete may only be assigned if the student has completed at least 60% of the course and is passing at the time of the request. An incomplete may not be assigned due to failure to make satisfactory academic progress or to allow a student additional time to raise a grade. Students will not be permitted to begin the next quarter of the program until all incomplete grades for previous quarters have been resolved. Before an incomplete grade will be given, an incomplete contract must be signed by the student, instructor and dean of education. Students must resolve incompletes by the date listed in the incomplete contract, which will be no later than one year from the end date of the term in which the incomplete was assigned. Students who do not resolve their incompletes before that date will be assigned the grade they would have earned with no credit given for missing assignments.

Students may view their grades or print an unofficial transcript through at any time. A copy is sent to the student’s counselor (if applicable) at the end of each term and the documentation is maintained in the school’s database.

Grade Appeal Policy

A student who wishes to appeal a grade must submit a letter to the dean of education within 10 business days of the completed term. The letter must describe any and all circumstances deserving further consideration. The burden of proof in an appeal lies with the student. The dean of education will convene an appeal committee consisting of the department head, instructor, and a designated representative of the school in order to review the appeal. The student will be notified within one week of the official appeal decision.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is defined as completing each quarter with a minimum term GPA of 2.0, and the minimum grades established for each subject within the department. The student must make SAP in order to remain eligible for continuous enrollment under regular student status. Students who are at risk of failing to make SAP will be placed on advising and/or probation. A student is graded not only on test scores and homework, but also on participation in class, attendance, performance in lab, and conduct.

Students must complete each quarter with a minimum GPA of 2.0, and the minimum grades established for each subject within the department.

Disciplinary Hierarchy

Faculty members will regularly monitor their students’ performance in class and provide advising as necessary or requested. If a student has not met the criteria of satisfactory progress in the areas of conduct, attendance, or academics at any point during the term, the following hierarchy will be observed when applicable:

  1. Verbal warning
  2. Advising
  3. Probation
  4. Last chance agreement*

A student is encouraged to meet regularly with his or her instructor while on probation. A copy of the signed document will be given to the program counselor (if applicable) and the original will be filed in the student’s file. While on probation, a student remains eligible to receive Title IV funding. If the student has not achieved satisfactory academic progress by the end of the probation term, he/she may be dismissed.

The school reserves the right to dismiss students who have exceeded three probations. Financial aid programs do not typically pay for repeated terms.

*Receiving three probations during the duration of a training program will result in a last chance agreement. Once a student is placed on a last chance agreement, any subsequent probations may result in immediate dismissal from the program. Should the student pursue re-enrollment, the last chance agreement will remain in effect.

Repeating Quarters

A student failing to successfully complete the quarter may petition to repeat the quarter. Upon successful completion of the repeated quarter, the student will be granted the grade for the quarter successfully completed in lieu of the previous grade.

No student will be allowed to repeat quarters that result in a total time of enrollment exceeding 1.5 times the specified time for the program. Repeating quarters may affect financial aid eligibility.

All failures requiring the retake of courses will be charged the current academic year quarterly rate.

Academic Forgiveness

Students who have interrupted their attendance at Perry Technical Institute and changed academic programs may petition for Academic Forgiveness. Students must complete one quarter of their new program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be eligible. Grades previously earned will still appear on the transcript, but will no longer be included in the grade point average calculation. Students who wish to petition for Academic Forgiveness should submit an Academic Forgiveness Request form to the Registrar’s Office.

Transfer/Change of Program

Students wishing to change the program they are enrolled in must complete a new enrollment application, and may be required to retest and meet with the dean of their new program. Enrollment requirements for the new program the student wishes to pursue will apply. Transfer students will not be given preferred status, and enrollment in a different program is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please see the transfer of credit policy regarding transferring credits outside the institution.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of:

    69.5 credit hours for Agricultural & Diesel Equipment Technology

    76.5 credit hours for Automotive Technology

    116.0 credit hours for Business Technology & Accounting

    72.0 credit hours for Construction

    172.5 credit hours for Electrical Technology

    169.0 credit hours for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

    133.5 credit hours for Information Technology & Communication Systems

    159.0 credit hours for Instrumentation & Industrial Automation Technology

    74.5 credit hours for Medical Assistant

    77.0 credit hours for Medical Office Administration & Coding

    72.0 credit hours for Plumbing Technician

    75.0 credit hours for Precision Machining & Manufacturing

    8.0 credit hours for Professional Truck Driving

    77.0 credit hours for Welding Technology

  2. Maintain satisfactory progress with a minimum grade point average of 2.0
  3. Maintain satisfactory attendance record
  4. Maintain proper student conduct
  5. Full payment or satisfactory arrangement to fulfill all financial obligations

Credentials Awarded

Business Technology & Accounting and Information Technology & Communication Systems students who satisfactorily complete their course of training are granted Associate of Applied Science degrees. Students in all other programs who satisfactorily complete training are granted Certificates of Completion.