University Registrar

 

Graduate Grade Information


Grade Honor Points

A Excellent.................................................................4.0
B Good......................................................................3.0
C Satisfactory.............................................................2.0
D Unacceptable.........................................................1.0
F Failure........................................................................0
I Incomplete (assigned by the instructor in emergency situations).................................................0
IP In Progress (assigned by the instructor for practicum/project and/or thesis courses only) .......0
W Withdrawal with no penalty (assigned by the instructor no later than the mid-semester period in a course) .......................................................................0
WF Withdrawal with failure (assigned by the instructor after the mid-semester period)................0
V Audit (must receive permission to audit prior to registration and the course may not be changed to credit) ......................................................................0
S Satisfactory ..............................................................0
U Unsatisfactory ..........................................................0
NR Grade not reported.................................................0

The overall GPA is determined by dividing the total honor points earned by the total hours attempted, with hours and honor points for repeated courses not duplicated in the calculation. An I which has not been removed by the mid-term date of the succeeding semester is changed to an F, unless the instructor recommends an extension in writing addressed to the graduate dean. An IP will be assigned for practicum/project and/or thesis courses until completed. The S and U symbols must be utilized for completion of the thesis, practicum, or project. The S and U symbols may be used for other courses. A WF (withdrew, failing) is recorded for any student withdrawing after the mid-term date. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the school or college dean and will be approved only on the basis of hardship.
 

Course Repeat Symbols

A - Course grade averaged in grade point average
E - Course grade excluded from grade point average and hours earned
I - Course grade included in grade point average and hours earned

Repeating Courses

When a course is repeated, only the last grade earned counts in earned hours requirements, GPA hours, points, and overall GPA. All course work taken remains on a student's academic record. A student may repeat any course.
 

Academic Dismissal Due to Low Grades

Every student admitted to Armstrong with graduate student status must maintain a record of academic success in graduate coursework. A student may earn one C grade or below without being academically dismissed. If a student earns a second C or below the student will be dismissed regardless of overall GPA. After being academically dismissed, the student must wait one semester before reapplying for admission.
 
This policy takes effect Fall 2010 semester. Retaking a course and earning a grade above the C level does not change the implementation of this policy. For the purposes of the graduate studies probation and dismissal policy, the following grades are included in the defi nition of C or below: C, D, F, WF, and U.
 

Academic Standing

A student maintains good academic standing on their academic record when the student achieves a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA). If a student’s GPA falls below 3.0, the academic standing shall be noted as on probation.