Courses are recorded in terms of quarter hour(s) of credit. Multiplication of the credits for a course by the numeric value for the grade awarded gives the number of quality points earned for a course. Dividing the total number of quality points earned in courses by the total number of credits in those courses gives the grade point average.
Grades reported as W and WF are recorded on a student's permanent record but are not used in the calculation of a student's grade point average. Similarly, a grade of I or IP may be assigned and is used only when special/extenuating circumstances exist (i.e., prolonged illness, family crisis, etc.), which prevent a student from completing the necessary course requirements on time, in order to receive a grade.
Any request for an extension to complete required course or rotation requirements must be approved first by the course coordinator responsible for the course or rotation. Unless otherwise specified, a grade of I must be resolved within 10 days from the end of the quarter or rotation or the incomplete grade is automatically converted into a grade of F, which signifies failure of the course. It is the responsibility of the student when receiving an incomplete grade to complete all of the course requirements within this time, unless otherwise specified.
If a student receives a failing grade (F) in a course, that grade will be recorded on his/her transcript. This deficiency may be corrected as recommended by the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee in 1 of 2 ways: repetition or remediation of the course. The decision to permit a student to repeat or remediate the course rests with the department offering the course and the committee. Following either successful remediation or repetition of the course, the permanent record of the student will be updated to indicate that the failing grade has been successfully corrected.
If course remediation was completed, a grade of D is registered in place of the F, and the student's cumulative grade point average will reflect the change. If a student is unsuccessful at remediation, the grade of F will remain. If a student repeats a course, the course is entered twice in the permanent record of the student. The grade earned each time in the course is recorded, but only the most recent grade is used in the computation of the student's cumulative grade point average. When a course is repeated, the student may earn any grade that is within the grading scale for the course.
A student's academic standing is determined on the basis of his/her grade point average. Inclusion on the Dean's List, honors at graduation, placement on probation, and dismissal depend directly on the grade point average.