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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

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Grades

Interim Grades

Interim (Warning) Grade for Excessive Absences (EA): Interim grades serve as warnings to students that they are at risk of failing a course due to non-attendance or poor academic performance if they do not take immediate corrective action. The interim grading period begins on the first day after the close of registration and continues until one week prior to the deadline for withdrawing from classes. Students are responsible for monitoring interim grades and taking actions in response to them. Interim grades are not permanent and have no effect on a student’s earned hours and grade point average.

1. Excessive Absences: Faculty members assign the interim grades of X and EA as warranted by the student’s attendance.

Grade Meaning – Effect
X No-Show - Student does not attend class during the first week of semester/term. Student must either begin attending class or withdraw from it. Students who fail to take actions in response to interim grade of X will receive a final grade of FN. In online classes, an X grade is assigned to enrolled students who do not interact with the course website for the first week of the semester/term. X grades are given prior to the university census date. Courses with a grade of X will be dropped by the deadline date.
EA Excessive Absences - Student’s class absences exceed 10% of their total contact hours.  Student must resume class attendance or withdraw from it. Students who do not withdraw will receive a final grade based on evaluation criteria of the class. EA grades are given after the tenth (10th) day of classes (after census date).
Midterm Grades

Midterm grades provide an assessment of student progress in courses during the first half of the semester. Students earning a midterm grade of D or F in a class must take corrective action to improve their academic status. All faculty teaching undergraduate courses are required to post midterm grades for all students. All students are required to review their midterm grades using their online accounts.

Final Grades

Final grades are calculated on a four-point system and affect a student’s grade point average as indicated below. Faculty members will delineate in each class syllabus the methods and evaluative criteria for determining final grades in the class. All students are required to review their final grades using their online accounts.

Grade Credit Hours Quality Points Meaning
A Hours attempted and
earned
4 per credit hour Exceptionally high
B Hours attempted and
earned
3 per credit hour Good
C Hours attempted and
earned
2 per credit hour Satisfactory
D Hours attempted and
earned
1 per credit hour Marginally passing
F Hours attempted - Not earned 0 per credit hour Failing
FN Hours attempted - Not earned 0 per credit hour Failing due to non-attendance and/or excessive absences.
W Hours attempted - Not earned No impact on GPA. Students are permitted a maximum of 16 credit hours withdrawals during their academic career. Beyond this limit, students must earn a final grade of A,B,C,D,F, or FN. Class withdrawal prior to deadline (see Academic Calendar)
P Hours attempted and
earned
No impact on GPA Satisfactory - Assigned only in classes
specified as Pass/Fail
WU Hours attempted - Not earned No impact on GPA; however, may have financial implications Withdrawal from all classes for semester or term
WUA Hours attempted - Not earned No impact on GPA; however, may have financial implications Administrative withdrawal from the university due to a combination of FN, F, and W grades (failure for non-attendance)
WX Hours attempted - Not earned  No impact on GPA or tuition surcharge; however, may have other financial implications Withdrawal for extenuating circumstances
AU Hours attempted - Not earned No impact on GPA Auditing

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