Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Edition

Grading

Grades are based on daily work, classroom projects, and examinations. In all courses, except those designated as credit/no credit, scholarship is ranked as follows: A, exceptional; B, superior; C, average; D, poor; F, failure; IN, incomplete; and W, withdrawal. Grade type (A–F versus credit/no credit) cannot change unless official course change has been approved by the appropriate council prior to the course being offered for a particular session. Credit values for a course cannot be changed from the published values. For each credit in which the student is enrolled, points are awarded according to the grade earned as follows:

Grade Points
A 4.0 points
A- 3.7 points
B+ 3.3 points
B 3.0 points
B- 2.7 points
C+ 2.3 points
C 2.0 points
C- 1.7 points
D+ 1.3 points
D 1.0 point
D- 0.7 points
F 0 points
FN (Not attended) 0 points
IP (In progress) N.A.
CR (Credit) N.A.
NC (No Credit) N.A.
W (Withdrawal) N.A.
IN (Incomplete) N.A.

Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA, and have no more than three grades below a B- in the program.

Grade of D+, D, or D-

Grades of D+, D, and D- are passing grades but are not acceptable for program graduation requirements and must be repeated.

Grade of FN

For students who have not attempted at least 50% of the coursework (based on the total possible points) and who also have not submitted an assignment or responded to a discussion forum prompt after week 5, the appropriate submission time stamp will be used to determine the last date of participation and whether student will receive an FN grade, which could impact financial aid for the current semester.

Grade of IN

The grade Incomplete (IN) may be granted only under special circumstances such as a verifiable serious illness, provided at least 50% of the coursework (based on the total possible points) has been completed. To request a grade of IN, the student must complete an official Incomplete Grade Petition available in Student Services, and submit it by Wednesday of week 8 at 11:59 PM PT. The petition may be approved and a grade of IN issued upon recommendation of the instructor and permission of the assistant dean. Students may be given up to four weeks from the final date of the course to complete remaining assignments. Incomplete coursework not made up within the allotted period will not be counted toward the final grade.