Grading Policies

6.4.10       Grading Policies

6.4.10.1       Grading System

Grade

Interpretation

% scale

Quality Points

A

Excellent

90-100

4.0

B

Good

80-89

3.0

C

Satisfactory

70-79

2.0

D*

Passing

60-69

1.0

F

Failure

59 and below

0

I

Incomplete

N/A

 

W

Withdrew without credit

 

 

WP

Withdrew when passing

 

 

WF

Withdrew when failing

 

 

AD

Administratively withdrawn without credit

 

 

AP

Administratively withdrawn passing

 

 

AF

Administratively withdrawn failing

 

 

P

Passing

 

 


* The grade of D in developmental (100) level courses and ENG 131, 132, and 231 are not considered passing grades.

The grade of W is assigned to students for courses in which they withdrew from a course in which they withdrew from a course or from the institution after the Add/Drop period and before the withdraw deadline. 

The grades of WP and WF are assigned to students for courses in which they withdrew from a course or from the institution after the Add/Drop period and after the withdrawal deadline.

The grade of AD is assigned to students for courses in which they have been withdrawn by the instructor due to poor attendance, after the Add/Drop period and before the withdrawal deadline.

The grades of AP and AF are assigned to students for courses in which they have been withdrawn by the instructor due to poor attendance, after the Add/Drop period and after the withdrawal deadline.

The grade of I is given only when the student has substantially and satisfactorily completed the work of a course lacking only an examination or another distinct item.  I is given to students who, because of illness or other valid reasons, are compelled to leave the class within the last three weeks of a semester and are in good standing.  A record of incomplete incurred in the first semester must be completed on or before March 1; if incurred in the second semester or summer term, it must be completed on or before October 15.  If a course is not completed within the specified time, the record of incomplete is changed to failure (F).  To change a grade of I the following procedures must be followed.

1.      The student must complete the required course work.

2.      Instructor must complete the Change of Grade Form and make appropriate adjustments in record book.  The Chair reviews and approves or disapproves the request.

3.      The Executive Vice President & Academic Dean approves or disapproves the request.  The Form is forwarded to Office of Records and Registration.

Courses with a grade of A, B, C or D are counted toward degree completion, except developmental (100) courses.  Only one D in the students major courses is accepted toward satisfying degree requirements.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in English courses in order to satisfy the General College Curriculum requirements.  A GRADE OF C MUST BE EARNED IN ENGLISH 131, 132, AND 231 FOR THESE COURSES TO BE COUNTED TOWARD GRADUATION.

Students receiving credit through CLEP, advanced placement by test, and credit by examination will not receive a letter grade, and credit hours will not be reflected in students grade point averages.

6.4.10.2       Grade Points

Semester hours attempted are considered in determining the grade point average with the exception of a grade of I.  If a course is repeated, the highest grade is computed as a part of the grade point average; credits for each course are counted only once.  Grade points are computed by multiplying the number of semester hour credits by 4 for a course completed with a grade of A; by 3 for a grade of B; by 2 for a grade of C; by 1 for a grade of D.  A grade of F carries no grade points.  The grade point average is determined by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of semester hours carried.  Sample computed Grade Point Averages (GPA):

                   Hours       Course                                                                                                    Grade         Carried                  Earned

12

English 131

A

3

3

9

Mathematics 131

B

3

3

6

Biology 131

C

3

3

6

Speech 131

C

3

3

0

Health 223

F

3

0

3

Physical Education III

B

1

1

36



16

13

The Grade Point Average for the above case is 2.25, slightly greater than a C.  This is obtained by dividing the total grade points earned (36) by hours carried (16).

NO credit is given for a grade of I.  Grades of W, WP, WF, AD, AP, AF, P, S, or U are computed as no grade.  As of Fall 2007, work done at other institutions is not used in computing the cumulative/career grade point average.

6.4.10.3       Grade Changes

Requests for a change of grade due to a clerical or computational error must be submitted in writing by the faculty member to the Division Chair and Executive Vice President & Academic Dean.  The requested change will become effective when the approval of the Division Chair and the Executive Vice President & Academic Dean has been filed with the Registrar. 

Students who have reason to believe that an error has occurred with regard to the grade assigned are directed to discuss the issue with the faculty member who assigned the grade in accordance with the Colleges Academic Grievance Policy (see Section 6.9 below).  

6.4.10.4       Grade Reports

A copy of Mid-term and Final Grade Reports are released by the Office of Records and Registration via the Tiger Portal.  Students that have holds on their account will not be permitted to view their reports on the portal.