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Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Grading System

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Students receive letter grades corresponding to the level of achievement in each course, based on the results of examinations, required course work, and, as applicable, other established criteria. The letter grades, percent ranges, and quality points per credit are as follows:

Grade

Percent (%)

Quality Points
(per credit)

Comments

A

93–100

4.000

A–

90–92

3.670

B+

87–89

3.330

B

83–86

3.000

B–

80–82

2.670

C+

77–79

2.330

C

70–76

2.000

F

< 70

0.000

I

0.000

An Incomplete (I) grade may be assigned by a course director when a student's work is of passing quality but incomplete, or if a student qualifies for re-examination. It is the responsibility of the student to request an extension from the course instructor. By assigning an "I" grade, it is implied that an instructor agrees that the student has a valid reason and should be given additional time to complete required coursework. To resolve an incomplete grade, an instructor must fill out and submit a Change of Grade form to the Registrar. All incomplete grades must be resolved within 10 working days starting from the first Monday following the end of the quarter unless there is written authorization by the Dean to extend the deadline. If an incomplete grade remains beyond the 10 days, it may be converted to a grade of "F," which signifies failure of the course.

IP

0.000

An In-Progress (IP) grade may be assigned when extenuating circumstances make it necessary to extend the grade completion period past 10 days (e.g. illness, family death). Authorization by the Dean is required, and the completion period should not typically exceed one quarter with notification of the Registrar.

P

0.000

A pass designation (P) indicates that the student has made satisfactory progress or completed required coursework satisfactorily. Grade of 'P' is counted toward credit hour accruals for graduation but is not counted in any GPA calculations.

W

0.000

Withdrawal /Passing is given when the student's grade at the time of withdrawal is ≥70% or ≥C. Withdrawal/Passing is not counted in the GPA calculation, and is not counted in credit hour accrual for graduation. 

WF

0.000

Withdrawal/Failing is given when the student's grade at the time of withdrawal is < 70% or < C. Withdrawal/Failing is not counted in the GPA calculation, and is not counted in credit hour accrual for graduation. Withdrawal/Failing may be considered as a failure by the  Promotions Committee.

AU

0.000

This designation indicates an audited course, that is, a student registered for a course with the understanding that neither academic credit nor a grade is earned. The possibility does not exist to change the course status from audit to full credit after the start of the quarter. The designation AU is not counted in the GPA calculation.

AP

 

 

This designation indicates the decision of a college to award academic credit that precludes a student from taking required course work. The designation of Advanced Placement (AP) is applied toward credit hour accruals, but is not counted in the GPA calculation.

These grading scales apply to all courses unless otherwise noted in the course syllabus.