Grading & Attendance

Grading System

Academic credit is measured in semester hours. A semester hour represents the equivalent of at least one class period.

A: Indicates thorough mastery of material plus creative resourcefulness in the use of knowledge gained (4 grade points)

B: Indicates good mastery of material plus creative resourcefulness in the use of knowledge gained (3 grade points)

C: Indicates average mastery of material plus creative resourcefulness in the use of knowledge gained (2 grade points)

D: Indicates limited mastery of subject material and signifies work which in quality or quantity falls below the acceptable standard. It is, however, sufficient weight to be counted in the hours for graduation if balanced with superior work in other courses. This grade is not usually accepted by other institutions in student transfers. (1 grade point).

F: Indicates that the semester course work is incomplete, and the instructor has given the student a specified extension of time to complete the course requirements. No incomplete grade may be extended longer than the end of the semester following the semester in which the incomplete was received. Any incomplete not resolved within this time will be replaced with an appropriate grade as determined by the instructor’s evaluation of the student’s completed work.

NG: No grade given. This student has completed semester course work, but a grade has not been posted.

W: Withdrawal before the class of the 3rd day.

AU: Class audited. The course is not taken for credit and not included in the student’s grade point average.

Letter grades are computed within the range of the following percentile scale for students in undergraduate standards:
4.0 Grade Points (94-100%) = A
3.7 Grade Points (91-93%) = A-
3.3 Grade Points (88-90%) = B+
3.0 Grade Points (85-87%) = B
2.7 Grade Points (82-84%) = B-
2.3 Grade Points (79-81%) = C+
2.0 Grade Points (75-78%) = C
1.7 Grade Points (72-74%) = C-
1.3 Grade Points (68-71%) = D+
1.0 Grade Points (65-67%) = D
0.7 Grade Points (61-64%) = D-
0.0 Grade Points (<60%) = F

Attendance Policy

Attendance is expected and required at all class sessions, except in cases of emergency. Students should contact the professor prior to the class or as soon after as possible. During the course of a regular module class, a student may miss up to 3 meetings of the class. If a student misses more than 3 classes, he/she will receive a grade of F for the course. For classes that do not meet the normal hours during the semester (such as AER modules), a student who misses more than 20 % of the class will receive a grade of F.