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Grading and Evaluating

Grading System - 1J1

The following grading symbols are used by the University:

Grading Symbol Credit Points
A--Excellent 4 credit points
B--Good 3 credit points
C--Satisfactory 2 credit points
D--Poor 1 credit points
F--Failure 0 credit points The grade of F should not be assigned for non-attendance.

AU--Audit. No grade or credit hours earned.

DE--Deferred. Graduate Study and First Professional Degree: Used only for graduate courses and first professional degree of an individual continuing nature such as thesis or research or for internships and practica lasting longer than one term. A DE grade for course work of an individual nature such as research, thesis, or dissertation is changed to a completed grade when the project has been completed. Undergraduate Study: A DE grade is permitted only for the first semester of a two-semester Senior Assignment course sequence that has been approved by the Curriculum Council for assessment purposes.

I--Incomplete. Student did not complete all work required for the course during the term and has the permission of the instructor to do so within a specified time period. (NOTE: See the details of the policy on "incomplete" grades.)

NC--No Credit. Used for courses taken under Pass/No Credit option. No credit hours earned.

P--Pass. Used for courses taken under Pass/No Credit option. Hours may count toward graduation at the undergraduate level only.

PR--Progress. Awarded only for skills courses and only once for any given skills course. PR grades are not included in grade point average calculations. (To earn credit for a course in which a PR grade was earned, students must repeat the course and earn a passing grade.)

S--Satisfactory. Used for noncredit courses and thesis, and may be used for internships or practica at the program's discretion.

U--Unsatisfactory. Used for noncredit courses and thesis, and may be used for internships or practica at the program's discretion.

The following grades will result from student-initiated withdrawal within the terms of the University's withdrawal policy:

W--Withdrawal. Authorized withdrawal. This grade is recorded for student-initiated withdrawals within established University deadlines. Work may not normally be completed.

WF--Withdrew Failing. WF is calculated as F in grade average. This grade is recorded for student-initiated, faculty-approved withdrawal within established University deadlines.

WP--Withdrew Passing. This grade is recorded for student-initiated, faculty-approved withdrawal within established University deadlines.

The following grades will be assigned by the University for non-attendance when students fail to officially withdraw within established deadlines:

NS--Non-attendance. This grade is assigned by faculty when a student never attends the class in which he/she is enrolled.

UW--Unauthorized Withdrawal. Calculated as F in grade average. This grade is assigned by faculty when a student has attended or actively participated in a class without completing course requirements or officially withdrawing.

WR--Withdrawal by the Registrar. This grade does not impact a student's grade point average. It is used at the faculty's discretion when a student has attended or actively participated in a class without completing requirements or officially withdrawing.

Approved by Chancellor effective June 13, 2012
This policy was issued on July 23, 2012, replacing the March 15, 2007 version.
Document Reference: 1J1
Origin: CC 14-86/87; CC 3-87/88; CC 3-87/88; OP 2/21/92; OP 3/24/92; CC 3-92/93; CC 8-94/95; CC 9-95/96, CC 17-98/99; PVC 12/2/99, CC 31-06/07; CC 22-11/12

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