Grade Point Definitions
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 - F Grades
| 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 GPA hours.
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. An I grade will expire to become an F. Unless an earlier completion date 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 Dec. 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. Graduate courses will expire one year from the time of issuance.
Students should not reregister in any course where they currently have a pending I grade. Instructors should note it is normal for a student completing the requirements for an incomplete to not show up on a class list. Emails to remind a student and instructor of incomplete work are sent on or about the 15th of every month.
An instructor must provide justification to extend an I grade. As such, they are responsible for submission of the I Extension Form for a student.
Request Extension for an Incomplete "I" Grade
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.
EC - Represents continued enrollment in a course that runs beyond two or more grading periods.
FS - Represents that a student has stopped attending classes.
FN - Represents that a student registered for courses but never attended.
Questions regarding "I" grades can be directed to the Office of the Registrar at 765-285-1722 or emailed.