Undergraduate Course Catalog 2012-2013

Academic Policies

Undergraduate Grading System

The list below represents the officially recognized grades used to evaluate course work and rate the academic performance of undergraduate students at the University.

A

Superior

A-

Excellent

B+

Very Good

B

Good

B-

Above Average

C+

Satisfactory

C

Average (Minimum general average for graduation)

D

Lowest passing grade

F

Failure (Course must be repeated for credit)

H

Honors (Used to designate exceptional performance in a Pass/Not Pass graded course. Indicates completion of course work with credits earned and with honors but without quality points and is independent of the Quality Point System.)

I

Incomplete (A temporary grade given at the discretion an instructor when neither a passing nor failing grade can be determined because of incomplete course work. Work must be completed and final grades submitted no later than the deadlines specified in the Academic Calendar. Incomplete grades that remain past the deadline will be converted to final and permanent grades of “F”.)

N

Not Passing (Used to indicate Failure in a Pass/Not Pass graded course and is independent of the Quality Point System. Course must be repeated for credit.)

NG

Not Graded (Used to indicate that no grade is issued for a course, e.g., labs).

P

Pass (Used in some courses where scaled grading is inappropriate. Indicates completion of course work with credits earned but without quality points and is independent of the Quality Point System.)

W

Official Withdrawal (Used to indicate termination of attendance in a course under conditions of official withdrawal.)

Some schools do not use plus and minus grades. All faculty are to specify in their syllabi whether or not plus and minus grade values will be used in grading course work and rating the academic performance of the students in their class.

A class inaugurated in plus/minus grading may not revert to non plus/minus grading and vice versa.

Computation of the Quality Point Average

Quality Point Average is the ratio expressed to the nearest hundredth of the sum of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, and F were received to the sum of quality points earned. The Quality Point values of these grades are:

Grade Quality Points Per Credit

A

4.0

A-

3.7

B+

3.3

B

3.0

B-

2.7

C+

2.3

C

2.0

D

1.0

F

0.0

Grades H, P, N, I, and W are independent of the Quality Point System. Courses credits graded F, N, I, and W do not earn credit, and if required for graduation, must be repeated and passed.