Academic progress is evaluated and recorded on students' official transcripts at the end of each semester. Students may review their final grades via CougarNet.
The following grading symbols are used by the University:
A grade of "I" (incomplete) may be awarded when a student has completed most of the work required for a class but is prevented by a medical or similar emergency from completing a small portion of the course requirement. Unless instructors have specified a shorter period of time, incomplete grades not completed within one year will automatically be changed to an F (graduation in the meantime not withstanding). Instructors who specify a shorter period of time must communicate that stipulation in writing, with copies to the Registrar, the department chair, and to students, at the time the incomplete is granted. Students who feel that mitigating circumstances justify an extension of the time limit may petition the faculty member who granted the incomplete.
Faculty members who agree to grant extensions must inform the student, the department chair, and the Registrar.
Students completing work for a course in which they have a grade of Incomplete should not formally re-enroll in that course, but should meet with their instructor to determine requirements for completing the course.
Under the Pass/No Credit option, students receive a Pass for grades A, B, C, and a No Credit for grades of D or F. At the time of requesting Pass/No Credit, students may stipulate that they would rather receive the grade of D than No Credit.
Pass/No Credit is limited to courses outside General Education requirements and major and minor requirements. Students may enroll in no more than 9 hours of undergraduate coursework under the Pass/No Credit option. These limitations do not apply to courses offered only for Pass/No Credit.
A decision to take a course on a Pass/No Credit basis must be declared no later than the eighth week of the fall or spring term and the sixth week of the summer session, and must be approved by the adviser. Undergraduate students registering for a course for credit may change to or from audit status during the first six weeks of fall or spring terms and through the first four weeks of the summer term. Thereafter, no change may be made. Some graduate schools and employers consider Pass equivalent to a C grade.
You may register for Audit status for courses, but will receive neither a letter grade nor credit. Students auditing classes pay the same tuition and fees as those registered for credit. If auditing students do not attend regularly, the instructor may determine that they should not receive "AU" grades for the courses.
Veterans attending under the GI Bill do not receive benefits for audited classes. Illinois State Commession Monetary Award and Pell (Basic) Grant recipients may not include audit classes as part of the total hours to qualify for payment.
You may repeat courses at SIUE under the following conditions and restrictions:
Credits earned for any course will be applied only once toward degree requirements, no matter how often the course is repeated.
Effective Fall 2007, only the most recent repeat of a course is used in computing the grade point average. However, grades in all attempts of a course appear on the transcript.
The University is not obligated to offer a course simply to provide students an opportunity to repeat a previously attempted course. Additionally, individual academic units and programs may set more stringent conditions and restrictions regarding repeated courses.
You and your adviser are responsible for notifying the unit where you registered of any course that will be repeated that term. Failure to notify that unit about repeated courses could result in an inaccurate calculation of grades and academic standing.