Academic Information

GRADING SYSTEM

Students will be provided with a progress/grade report at the end of each semester. A copy of the report will be placed in the student’s permanent file maintained by the University. Students have online access to their grades immediately after they are posted on the student management system. Evaluation will be formative according to the evidence of the learning outcomes (forum, chats, assignments of learning activities, live discussion, etc.) Students are graded according to the following Grade Point Average (GPA) system:

GRADE POINT VALUE DESCRIPTION NO. VALUE
A 4.0 EXCELLENT 90 – 100
B 3.0 GOOD 80 - 90
C 2.0 AVERAGE 70 - 80
D 1.0 PASSING *
FAILURE **
60 - 70
F 0.0 FAILURE * / ** 50 - 0

* Undergraduate course
** Graduate course

Grades not used in GPA computation:

W Withdrew
CR Transferred/Tested
P In Progress
S Satisfactory
U Unsatisfactory
FR Failed/Retaken

STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP)

Students are expected to meet specific standards of satisfactory academic progress while working toward a degree at the University. Students will be evaluated for academic progress at the end of each term. The satisfactory academic progress policy measures two factors:

  1. Qualitative Measure (Cumulative GPA) Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher for all credit hours attempted to remain compliant with SAP Policy. This amounts to a “C” average. The grade of “W” has no effect on the student’s cumulative grade point average.
  2. Quantitative Measure (Credit Hour Progression) You must complete at least 67% of credit hours attempted each semester to remain compliant with SAP Policy. Credit hour progression will be based on a cumulative total of attempted hours to earned hours. For example, a student enrolls for 12 term credit hours the student is required to successfully complete a minimum of 8 term credit hours (12 x 67% = 8) for the term.

SAP TERMINOLOGY

“Attempted” means all credit hours for which a student is enrolled and has attended after the drop/add date for class enrollment.

Successful completion of a course is defined as a passing grade of A, B, and C. Grades of “W” (withdrawn), “D” and “F” (failing), are not considered successful completion. In the undergraduate program you can receive a “D” in a course and as long as the GPA does not go below 2.0 the student can still graduate. In the Graduate program a grade of “D” and/or “F” is unacceptable. The student must repeat the course prior to graduating. Once the course is repeated and the grade is 3.0 or higher the “D” and/ or “F” grade will be removed from their transcript.

A grade of “I” (incomplete) is not considered to be successful completion until the course has been completed and the new grade has been officially received and recorded. A grade of “W” is given when a student drops from a course after it begins, and they have attended.

An Incomplete “I” is a temporary grade which may be given at the Professor’s discretion to a student when illness, necessary absence, or other reasons beyond the control of the student prevent completion of course requirements by the end of the academic term. Students will have two weeks from the term’s end date to complete coursework. Otherwise, the grade will convert to an F.

Transfer credits are counted toward the student’s current program count as both attempted and completed hours. The Institution does not provide for proficiency credits, non-credit courses, and remedial courses, therefore are not considered part of the students’ satisfactory academic progress.