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File: Academic Policies / Grading Policies
Grades, Quality Points, and Grade Point Averages - Graduate (under revision)
Grades are earned for each course and are recorded on a student's permanent record. Grades are based on performance in relation to learning outcomes listed on each course syllabus. This policy details grading standards for graduate students.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Scheduled for Review
Students are assigned a grade for each course registered for, completed, and/or withdrawn from after the Census Date for each enrolled term. A grade can be classified as either an appraisal of the quality of a student’s work or an explanation about why such an appraisal was not made.
II. Grades Appraising Quality of Work
Graduate Studies programs use the letter grade system to appraise the quality of a student’s work in a course. This system assigns a grade A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D- or F. Grades of A to C- earn credit. Grades of D+, D, D-, and F do not earn credits. Grades of A to F are figured into the computation of the cumulative grade point average.
III. Grades Explaining Why Quality of Work Was Not Appraised
A grade of AU, AW, GW, I, IP, MW, and NG explains why the quality of a student’s work in a course was not appraised.
IV. Quality Points
Quality points for a course are determined by the numeric grade earned in the course multiplied by the number of credits for the course.
Graduate Studies uses the four-point system to three decimal points to assign numeric grades:
Numeric grades are not given for the grades of AU, AW, GW, I, IP, MW, or NG.
V. Cumulative Grade Point Average
The cumulative grade point average serves as the overall assessment of the quality of a student’s course work. It is computed by dividing the total number of quality points for graduate courses by the total number of GPA credit hours. The result is truncated to two decimal points. Grades of AU, AW, GW, I, IP, MW, and NG do not figure in the calculation of the cumulative GPA.
For following the policy: faculty, students, staff
For enforcement of the policy: Vice President for Enrollment Management, Registrar's Office
For oversight of the policy: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
For notification of policy: Policy Librarian
For procedures implementing the policy: Vice President for Enrollment Management, Registrar's Office