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What do the grades mean?

Scholastic standing is determined by a semester index, computed by multiplying grade value by credit hours for the course, and dividing the sum by the total credit hours.  The following grades are used for final marks:

GRADE QUALITY POINTS
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D
F
4.0
3.7
3.3
3.0
2.7
2.3
2.0
1.7
1.0
0
GRADE GRADE VALUE

IN
IP
L
P
WD
WF
Y
Z
*

Incomplete
In Progress
Audit
Passed
Student-initiated authorized withdrawal
Unauthorized withdrawal
Intermediate grade
No grade
Developmental course grade notation
Repeated course grade notation.  See repeat policy below.

GRADE

DESCRIPTION

IN

An Incomplete is assigned at the instructor’s discretion. Coursework must be completed within six weeks of the start of the following semester. “IN” cannot become a “WD.”

 IP 

Indicates that a thesis is in progress. “IP” is replaced by an appropriate letter grade when the thesis is completed or by an “F” if matriculation is not maintained.

 L

Audit grade (may be assigned for non-degree student only).

P/F

A “P” grade is not calculated in the scholastic average, but credit is received and recorded on the academic transcript.

 

An “F” grade is calculated in the GPA.

WD

Effective Spring 2015, a student-initiated authorized withdrawal is permitted up to the thirteenth week of a fall/spring semester.  A WD grade does not affect GPA.  This grade is a terminal grade and changes are not accepted.

 WF

Unauthorized withdrawal, which may be assigned at the instructor’s discretion, carries a penalty, and is equivalent to an “F” in the GPA.  This grade is a terminal grade and changes are not accepted.

Y

Intermediate grade assigned after the first of two semesters or the first two semesters of a three-semester sequence. “Y” will be replaced by an appropriate letter grade when sequence is completed. Does not affect GPA.

  Z 

No grade reported by instructor at grade-processing deadline. Does not affect GPA.

  *

A grade with an asterisk is assigned for a a developmental course.  Does not affect GPA.

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Denotes student repeated a failed course.  Does not affect GPA.

All grade disputes must be resolved within two years of receipt of the grade and cannot be disputed once the degree is awarded and sealed.

REPEAT POLICY  (effective spring 2014)

  1. Only a course with a grade of "F", "WA", "WD", or "WF" may be repeated.
  2. If a student receives a grade of "F" or "WF", the original grade permanently remains on the official transcript.
  3. If a student repeats the course, only the last grade earned will be included in the GPA.
  4. A course originally taken for a grade cannot be retaken for a Pass/Fail grade.
  5. A student who wishes to enroll in a third and final attempt of a course may do so only with the approval of the department chair or assistant chair of a student's major.

MORE INFORMATION:

» Scholastic Standing

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