Grade Point Definitions
A - F Grades
The university reports and records grades using the plus/minus letter system. Quality points are allocated to each recorded grade according to the following scale:
| A = 4.000
|| B+ = 3.333
|| C+ = 2.333
|| D+ = 1.333
|| F = 0.000
| A- = 3.667
|| B = 3.000
|| C = 2.000
|| D = 1.000
|| B- = 2.667
|| C- = 1.667
|| D- = 0.667
Programs requiring C or better grades will not accept a C- grade (unless specified otherwise). A student's grade point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total number of quality points by the total number of credits attempted.
A grade of F is recorded when a student fails a course or withdraws from a course after the second withdrawal period unless, in the judgment of the dean of the instructor's college, the reasons for withdrawing a course warrant a W. Students who quit attending classes for which they are registered will receive Fs unless they officially withdraw from the courses by obtaining the appropriate signatures.
Other Types of Grades
W - Withdraw
Represents an official withdrawal from a course.
I - Incomplete
Represents incomplete work and is given only when it is determined that the
student should be given an opportunity to finish the work. The
instructor, along with the department chairperson, decides whether to
award an incomplete grade in a course and outlines the requirements and
time limit for completing the work. It is most important that the
conditions for removing the "I" be as specific as possible. Removal of an "I" grade should be limited to as short a period as possible. An "I" grade will expire to become an "F." Unless an earlier completion data is specified by the instructor, an "I"
grade awarded for an undergraduate course will expire as follows: for
Fall enrollment, by May 1 of the following year; for Spring and/or Summer enrollment, by
December 1 of the same year. An exception is made when an extension on the timeline has
been recommended by a department chairperson and approved by the
appropriate dean. Should an instructor wish to extend the time frame, they may do so by submitting a request to the records area on departmental letterhead. The Registrar’s Office will send an email reminder to
the student and to the instructor of an "I" grade on the student record on or about the 15th of every month.
Students should not re-register in any course where they currently have a pending "I" grade. Instructors, it is normal for a student completing the requirements for an incomplete to not show up on a class list.
This policy does not apply to independent learning courses offered through Online and Distance Education. It also excludes courses in the following categories: DISS, RES, THES, ID 705.
NR - Not Reported
Represents a grade not properly reported by an instructor. The instructor must assign a grade by the fifth week of the next term. If an "NR" grade is not removed by the fifth week of the following (academic year) term, the registrar's office will automatically change the grade to "F" or to "NC" if it is a credit or no-credit course.
CR - Credit
"CR" is recorded for students registered under credit/no-credit provisions who do work that is average or above average.
NC - No Credit
"NC" is recorded for a student registered under credit/no-credit provisions who do work that is below average.
Questions regarding "I" grades can be directed to the Office of the Registrar at (765) 285-1722 or emailed.