Grades are issued by the University registrar at the end of each semester. All students will receive a grade report unless ﬁnancial obligations to the University have not been met.
Grades Issued for Courses are as Follows:A (Outstanding), B (Above Average), C (Average), D (Poor), F (Failure), I (Incomplete), L (Lost), W (Withdrew). Letter grades of A, B, C, D, and F carry numerical values of 4, 3, 2, 1, and 0, respectively. A (+) notation will add 0.3 to the numerical value of a letter grade (e.g. B+ equals 3.3) and a (-) notation will similarly subtract 0.3 (e.g. B- equals 2.7).
A grade of I (Incomplete) indicates a student has done passing work in a course but has not yet submitted all the work required for a formal evaluation. The I is awarded at the instructor’s discretion only if the student has completed at least half of the course requirements satisfactorily at the end of the semester, and there is a reasonable expectation that all course requirements can be completed in one academic year. Unless an I is formally reevaluated by the instructor within one academic year, it automatically converts to an F.
A grade of L (Lost) is awarded when a student’s name appears on a roster, but the student never appears in class or disappears before being formally evaluated by the instructor.
A grade of W signiﬁes ofﬁcial withdrawal from a course and is assigned administratively if a student drops a course between the end of the drop/add period and the semester’s withdrawal deadline, or when a student drops or withdraws from the School after the semester’s deadline with approval from the director of continuing education and preparatory programs. Permission is given only for valid cause, such as debilitating illness, relocation, serious family crisis, or other circumstances beyond a student’s control.