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Grading and Requirements for Graduation
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Document Number: GRAD--101 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 09/27/2013
Primary Author: VP for Academic Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 09/26/2013

General Description
Description:

Information about grading and requirements for graduation from Graduate studies.     


Purpose:

Delineation of policy.


Scope:

Academic Affairs, Deans, Registrar


Responsibility: Academic Affairs

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

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Policy Provisions
1.

Grading and Requirements for Graduation


The scholarship rating of the student in each course is reported by the professor. The grading system shown below is employed for most courses, but is subject to modification by the faculty member responsible for each specific course. For example, some professions may incorporate a +/- grading scale in accordance with the grading system shown below:

 

Grade

GPA

Recommended Numerical Average

A

4.0

93--100

A-

3.667

90--92

B+

3.333

87--89

B

3.0

83--86

B-

2.667

80--82

C+

2.333

77--79

C

2.0

73--76

D+

1.333

67--69

D

1.0

60--66

F

0

59 or below

 

(If receiving a “F” the course must be repeated in its entirety. Continuation in the program is subject to Graduate Studies Council approval. If approved, a grade of “C” or better must be made. If, after repeating the entire course one time, a grade of “C” or better is not earned, the student shall not continue in the program.)

 

WF = Withdraw Failing – zero (0) quality points per semester hour, does not calculate into your GPA.

I = Incomplete – zero (0) quality points per semester hour

 

A grade of “I” (Incomplete) is given only when part of the work required is missing and arrangements have been made in advance with the professor to complete the work. Normally this means that an “I” grade should be given only if circumstances arise which are beyond the control of the student, e.g., illness, accident, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the work is not completed by the end of the following semester, the “I” grade will be changed to an “F” unless the professor submits another “I” grade.

 

The following letters denote grades which are not included in the computation of the GPA:

P     = Pass                                AU     = Audit

W     = Withdrawal                    WP     = Withdrawal Passing

 

Any student dropping a course within the time limit noted in this Catalog, while performing satisfactorily, will receive a grade of “WP” (withdrawal from a course, having completed work to that point satisfactorily); otherwise a grade of “WF” (withdrawal, having done unsatisfactory work) will be assigned. Neither is calculated into your GPA.

 

Any student who discontinues class attendance and does not officially withdraw will be assigned the grade of “F” in that course or courses. To withdraw officially, a student must obtain the signatures of the class professor and his/her advisor on the Withdrawal Form (found in the Registrar's Office MH-107). Failure to follow proper withdrawal procedures may result in a student’s receiving an “F” in these classes.

 

To audit a course, the student must obtain permission from the Program Director. Audit must be clearly marked on the registration form and, if a change from audit to credit is desired, the change must be made prior to the second class meeting.


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
VP for Academic Affairs

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