|POLICY SOURCE: Graduate Policies - 04 Other Graduate Policies||POLICY NO: 5315|
|TITLE: Grading System for Graduate Students||SUBMITTED BY: Liz Fox|
|DATE: Jun 25, 2008||APPROVED BY: Liz Fox|
(Graduate Policy 4.8)
Graduate work is evaluated by letter grades, with only grades of A, B, C and P being credited toward graduate degrees. Grades of D, F and U are failing grades in graduate studies. Failed courses must be repeated at the earliest opportunity if they are required courses. An elective course in which a D or F is received must either be repeated or an additional course taken with the approval of the academic unit.
The preceding requirements and limitations apply to required English as a Second Language (ESL) courses as well as academic courses. Any such course that a graduate student is required to take must be passed with a grade of at least C. A higher grade may be required where appropriate (e.g., for teaching assistants) by the dean of the appropriate college or school.
Minimum grade point averages for awarding degrees are given in the following graduate policies: “Academic Probation and Dismissal for Master’s and Specialist Degree Students,” “Academic Probation and Dismissal for Ph.D./D.B.A. Students,” and “Academic Dismissal for Psy.D. Students.”
(Graduate Policy 4.8.1)
Pass/Fail grading is used only for informal courses and certain seminar-format courses. Graduate Council approval is required for any course to be offered on a Pass/Fail basis.
When a grade of P is assigned, the semester credit hours appear on the transcript.
A student who fails a Pass/Fail course will receive an F just as in any other course and this will result in a lower grade point average.
(Graduate Policy 4.8.2)
Grades of S (Satisfactory) and U (Unsatisfactory) are similar to grades of P and F except that:
Use of S/U grades is restricted to the following categories of courses:
A grade of S need not be replaced, in which case no credit is earned. A grade of U cannot be replaced.
See also graduate policies “Grading System and Requirements for Master’s and Specialist Degree Students,” “Grading Requirements for Ph.D./D.B.A. Students” and “Grading Requirements for Psy.D. Students.”