College of Veterinary Medicine

Glendale, AZ Campus

Grading System

College of Veterinary 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.  Recognizing that testing of students may be done by various methods and measurement of achievement may be carried out with various endpoints, the general guidelines for letter grades in lecture courses and the 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

--

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 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. 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 10 days, it may be converted to a grade of "F," which signifies failure of the course.

IP

An In Progress (IP) grade may be assigned by a course director under certain circumstances (illness, family death, etc.) when incomplete work cannot be resolved within a 10-day period. Outstanding grades may extend for more than one quarter only when scheduling of the student, the availability course director, or the scheduling of coursework makes completion impossible in the quarter following the assignment of an "IP" grade. The "IP" grade must be resolved within an academic year.

P

--

0.00

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

W

--

0.00

Withdrawal/Passing (W) is given for single quarter courses if the grade achieved up to the time of the 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

A Withdrawal/Failing (W/F) is given after 50% of a course is completed and the grade achieved up to 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 Preclinical or Clinical Promotions Committees. 

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 may allow a student to substitute previous course work or experience for required course work.  The designation of Advanced Placement (AP) is applied toward credit hour accruals but is not counted in the GPA calculation.