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Policy R-24

Title: GRADING SYSTEM
Number: R-24
Date of Inception: April 2, 1984

Purpose & Notes: To establish an approved grading system and to assure the proper use of grades. The grade of FD was approved March 25th, 2003, to be effective for the 2003-2004 academic/catalog year. The final grades of B+ and C+ and the midterm grades of A, B, and C were approved (midterm grade of S deleted) November 23, 2004, to be effective for the 2005-2006 academic/catalog year beginning with Summer I 2005. The grade of AW was approved to be effective Summer 2012-2013.The grades of WP and WF were deleted May 2, 2017.

  • A Excellent "A" is used in GPA calculations; earns credit hours; carries a value of 4 grade points for each credit hour.
  • B+ Very Good "B+" is used in GPA calculations; earns credit hours; carries a value of 3.5 grade points for each credit hour.
  • B Good "B" is used in GPA calculations; earns credit hours; carries a value of 3 grade points for each credit hour.
  • C+ Above Average "C+" is used in GPA calculations; earns credit hours; carries a value of 2.5 grade points for each credit hour.
  • C Average / Fair "C" is used in GPA calculations; earns credit hours; carries a value of 2 grade points for each credit hour.
  • D Poor, Passing "D" is used in GPA calculations; earns credit hours; carries a value of 1 grade point for each credit hour.
  • F Failure "F" is used in GPA calculations; earns no credit hours; carries 0 grade points for each credit hour attempted.
  • W Withdrawn "W" does not affect GPA calculations; earns no credit hours; generates no grade points.
  • AU Audit "AU" is not used in GPA calculations; earns no credit hours; generates no grade points.
  • P Pass "P" does not affect GPA calculations; earns credit hours; generates no grade points.
  • I Incomplete "I" is used in GPA calculations; earns no credit hours; carries 0 grade points for each credit hour attempted. Defaults to "F" automatically at midterm date of next term.
  • FA Failure for Absences "FA" is used in GPA calculations; earns no credit hours; carries 0 grade points for each credit hour attempted.
  • FD Failure due to Academic Dishonesty FD is assigned according to the Academic Integrity Policy.
  • "FD" is used in GPA calculations; earns no credit hours; carries 0 grade points for each credit hour attempted.
  • "AW" Administrative Withdrawal "AW" is assigned when a student is removed from either a course or the University. "AW" does not affect GPA calculations; earns no credit hours; generates no grade points.

Supplementary Grading Codes

Supplementary codes are used for informational purposes only and are not considered to be grades.

NR Grade Not Reported "NR" assigned when a grade is not recorded by instructor. Does not affect GPA calculations; earns no credit hours; generates no quality points.

Midterm Grades

The following grades are to be assigned as midterm grades:

A
B
C
D
I
F
W
FA
"FD"
"AW"

Note: Students in "Pass/Fail" classes may receive grades of "P" (Pass).

Final Grades

The following grades are to be assigned as final grades:

A
B+
B
C+
C
D
F
W
I
FA
FD
AU
P
"AW"

By action of the Curriculum Committee and the Faculty Senate on April 2, 1984, and revisions made on March 25, 2003, November 23, 2004, and April 24, 2012 and February 2017 by the Faculty Senate.

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