Schedules & Attendance
Courses are taught in an accelerated, 4-week format and may be scheduled Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00am-12:00am with occasional class meetings on Saturday and Sunday. This means that students should expect to be in classes 30-40 hours a week on a schedule that changes every four (4) weeks. Students will be notified of their class schedule (meeting time and location) via their student email account and posted in their student portal.
Due to the hands-on nature of our programs, attendance and active participation in course activities is a critical component of the educational process. Students are therefore expected to attend all of their scheduled classes, labs, shoots, sessions, and other academic events. Each course will have its own day-to-day attendance policy based upon the structure and format of the course. The attendance policy will be published in the course syllabus. This may include both attendance and participation requirements depending on the nature of the course. Students who are more than 10 minutes late to a course will be considered tardy. Students arriving more than 30 minutes after the scheduled start time for a course may not be permitted to attend the remainder of the session.
Understanding Your GPA / Grades
Students are graded by periodic examinations, both written and practical, using a standard system of percentages to gauge progress. To maintain satisfactory progress, students must attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Satisfactory academic progress is checked at the end of every four months. Students not meeting the requirements stated in the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy will be placed on Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Warning during the following semester of enrollment and will be notified of their Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Warning status through their student email account. Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Warning status will not prevent the student from receiving financial aid.
Students on Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Warning status must meet with their Student Advisor to discuss a plan for improving their academic performance. The semester during which the student is in an Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Warning status is meant to inform the student of academic problems and provide time for corrective action.
At the end of the warning period in the current semester and at the beginning of the next semester the student will be removed from the warning status if student has regained satisfactory academic progress or be placed on Probation.
Students who fail to pass their first course with a minimum grade of “D” (1.0) or higher will not be allowed to continue on in their program of study. Students with satisfactory attendance who do not pass the class with a grade of “D” (1.0) or higher are permitted to retake the course.
Click the links below for handouts and/or information on the following:
Student of the Month
Each month, the Student Development Team honors an outstanding student chosen for their leadership, dedication to their program, academic success, and inspiration to their peers. Students of the Month are featured in our B2 office, our web site, and in the school’s monthly newsletter.
Students may also nominate themselves or a peer for Student of the Month consideration. Please click here for the nomination form.
Meet our past Students of the Month and our current Student of the Month:
Road to Graduation
LAFSGrad.com is our one-stop infoshop for all things graduation.
You will be receiving graduation preparation information near the end of your program, and will be expected to complete the following before the ceremony:
1) Apply for graduation on LAFSGrad.com (even if you do not plan to walk in the ceremony)
2) Attend a graduation info class
3) Keep an eye on your student email for any updates
4) Meet with your Student Advisor to be academically cleared
5) Meet with your financial aid advisor to square away everything and apply for any additional aid, if necessary
6) Apply to screen your film/reel or showcase your music (optional)
7) If you receive financial aid, complete all exit interview requirements
8) Attend graduation rehearsal & receive alumni card
Visit LAFSGrad.com for more information and further details. Please contact your student advisor immediately for any questions or concerns.