Credit Assignment in Emergency Situations

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

Credit Assignment in Emergency Situations

After completing at least two-thirds of an academic term, a student may petition to receive a grade and credit for all courses in the program at the time of such emergency situations as:

  • Induction, but not enlistment, into the United States armed services.
  • Serious personal or family illness requiring the student to withdraw from all classes.
  • Death in the immediate family.
  • Other similar emergency circumstances that prevent the student from completing the academic term.

Students who believe they are entitled to consideration under this policy must file petitions with the One Stop office, 202 Kirkwood Hall. Appropriate documentation of emergencies must accompany petitions. A committee will review the petitions to ensure conformity with the policy. Those found to be in conformity will be forwarded for response to instructors involved. Instructor response may include assigning grades then in progress, assigning reduced grades in consideration of unmet course requirements or declining to assign grades. In any case, students retain the right to withdraw from courses.