2016-17 Course Catalog - 34
Options for adding, dropping, or withdrawing are the following:
* A student may add or drop any technical course during the
first two days of the semester.
* A student may add or drop any general education course
during only the first week of the semester. Grading Policy
Each academic year is divided into two semesters. At the end of
each course, instructors submit one grade per course to the Office
of Financial Aid and Registration for each of their students. All
scholastic information is recorded on the student's transcript, and
a grade report for the semester is sent to the student. To protect
the confidentiality of a student's record and in compliance with
federal law, no grades are given over the phone.
All grades listed below are recorded on the student's transcript.
(A grade of "W" will be given if the student withdraws from the
course before the assigned deadline.)
Occasionally an "I" grade is reported if circumstances warrant to
denote a grade of "Incomplete." If the student receives an "I" grade, it
will not be calculated in the grade point average (GPA). In the event
that the student does not complete the work by the fourth week of
the following semester, the "I" grade will be changed to an "F" grade
unless an alternative arrangement is made with the approval of the
instructor and the vice president for academic affairs.
Grade Point Average
The grade point average (GPA), which appears on the student's
grade report at the end of the semester, is based only on semester
grades. The grade point average is computed by the following:
Multiply the number of credits per course by the quality point
allocation (QPA). See the adjacent table.
Divide the total number of quality points earned for the semester
by the total number of credits attempted for the semester to
determine the grade point average.
A full-time student with a GPA of 3.25 or above (and no incomplete
grades) is placed on the Dean's List at the end of the semester.
At graduation, the following distinctions are given:
3.25 to 3.34 Honors
3.35 to 3.64 Cum Laude
3.65 to 3.94 Magna cum Laude
3.95 to 4.0 Summa cum Laude
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