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College of Dental Medicine-Illinois

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Grading System

College of Dental Medicine-Illinois

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

4.00

A–

90–92

3.67

B+

87–89

3.33

B

83–86

3.00

B–

80–82

2.67

C+

77–79

2.33

C

70–76

2.00

F

< 70

0.00

For professional programs

I

0.00

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 reexamination. 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

0.00

An In Progress (IP) grade may be assigned by a course director when a student qualifies for reexamination. It is the responsibility of the student to request an extension from the course instructor. By assigning an "IP" grade, it is implied that an instructor agrees that the student has a valid reason and should be given additional time, up to one month, to complete required coursework. The "IP" in progress is used when extenuating circumstances make it necessary to extend the grade completion period past 10 days (e.g.,illness, family death). The completion period should not exceed one quarter with notification to the Registrar.

P

0.00

Pass; designation 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

0.00

Withdrawal/Passing is given if the grade achieved up to 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.

W/F

0.00

Withdrawal/Failing is given after 50% of a course is completed and the average grade indicates that the work completed up to the time of withdrawal was unsatisfactory. This grade is not counted in any GPA calculations and is not counted in credit hour accruals for graduation. "W/F" may be considered as a failure by a Student Academic Progress Committee 1 or 2. Students are not allowed to withdraw from a course after the end of the eighth week of class.

AU

0.00

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.