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GRADES AND GRADING POLICIES

The evaluation of the academic work of undergraduate stu­dents is indicated by letters as follows:
    
Standard Academic Course Grades
    
 A  Excellent – Valued at four quality points per semester hour.
    
 B  Good – Valued at three quality points per semester hour.
    
 C  Average – Valued at two quality points per semester hour.
    
 D  Below average – Valued at one quality point per semes­ter hour.
    
 E  Failure – No semester hours earned and no quality points.
     
 I

Incomplete – Given only when a relatively small amount of work is not complete because of illness or other reasons satis­factory to the instructor. Incompletes must be made up by midterm of the following semester (summer school excluded). “I” is calcu­lated as an “E” in computation of GPA for the current term.

    
IP

Course work has not been completed, and the student must register for same course the following semester; no credit hours or quality points (restricted to approved courses (such as developmental English, Reading, and Math courses).

    
R Course repeated – Replaces original grade for repeated course; not computed in GPA.
    
Pass-Fail Course Grades
    
K Credit, pass-fail course – Semester hours earned; no quality points; not computed in GPA.
    
N Failure, pass-fail course – No quality points; computed in GPA.
      
Withdrawal Grades
    
P Withdrew from school passing – Not computed in GPA.
    
F Withdrew from school failing – Computed in GPA as credits attempted.
    
U Unofficial withdrawal – Computed as credits attempted; computed as zero quality points in GPA calculation.
    
W Withdrew officially – No hours attempted; not comput­ed in GPA.
    
Audited Course Grades
    
Y Audit credit – No hours attempted; not computed in GPA; not applicable to degree program.
    
WY Withdrawal from audit class – Not computed in GPA.
    

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