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5.07 – Grading System

Official grades are issued for each student at the end of each semester. Students enrolled in credit courses will be graded by the letter grade system indicated below and assigned a grade point average (GPA) for each semester.
The GPA is determined by dividing the total number of grade points by the number of credit hours attempted. A GPA of 2.00 is required for graduation. Transfer credits are not included in the GPA computation.

 GRADE DEFINITION GPA PER SEM. HR
 A The student has, in an exemplary way, met the objectives established for the course. 4
 B The student has, in a superior way, met the objectives for the course. 3
 C The student has adequately met the objectives established for the course. 2
 D The student has minimally met the objectives established for the course. 1
 F The student failed to meet the objectives established for the course. 0
 Au The student enrolled in and completed the course as an “auditor.” Requirements for successful completion as an auditor are arranged with the course instructor. Does not count as credit for the course. 0
 I An I, or incomplete, indicates that a student has been doing acceptable work but has not completed a small amount of the work. It is the student’s responsibility to have this deficiency removed within six weeks after the “incomplete” is assigned. When, in the judgment of the instructor, a student is not making a reasonable effort to remove the incomplete, the grade will automatically be changed to an “F”. An “I” recorded for a Continuing Education class, other than those for which CEUs are awarded, indicates the student attended less than 80% of the scheduled time. 0
 N Used in conjunction with letter grades of A, B, C, D for classes which are traditionally below college level (less than 100 level). This symbol does not count as hours attempted or as hours earned. These courses are not included in consideration for honors. 0
 NP Not Passing. Given for courses (less than 100 level), as well as selected courses which have been approved by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, to be offered on a Passing/Not Passing system. 0
 W Withdrew. The student withdrew prior to the deadline to withdraw. This symbol does not count as hours attempted or as hours earned. (Given at any time for extenuating circumstances as determined by the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.) 0
 S Credit by Exam. The student received credit for the course through proficiency examination. This symbol counts as hours earned but not as hours attempted. Not more than 24 credit hours may be earned through “Credit by Exam” unless otherwise approved by the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. 0
 P Passing. Awarded upon successful completion of a Continuing Education course. Where CEU credit is involved, the appropriate evaluation procedure for successful completion will be determined by the Director of Continuing Education. May also be used for selected credit courses with approval of the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. 0
 R Repeat code. The student has repeated the course work. 0

Revised 2/23/98
Revised 9/19/05

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