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A grade is given as recognition of certain levels of accomplishment in a course and is to be interpreted as follows:
- A (4.0), Excellent
- B (3.0), Average
- C (2.0), Below Average
- D (1.0), not acceptable toward a degree
- F (0.0), Failure
- S (0.0), Satisfactory
- U (0.0), Unsatisfactory
An incomplete grade may be used at the instructor's discretion to indicate that additional work is necessary to complete a course. To receive an "I" grade, the student should have satisfactorily completed a substantial portion of the required coursework for the semester. The time limit to satisfy the "I" will be at the discretion of the instructor. "I" grades not changed by the instructor to a credit-bearing grade or an "F" within the specified time limit will remain as a permanent "I" and not contribute to the student's GPA.
Students may withdraw during the first eleven (11) weeks of class work in a regular semester or during the first four weeks of class in a summer semester and receive a grade of "W." Students may also withdraw officially any time prior to and including Friday of the week before final examinations begin and receive a "W" for courses in which they are doing passing work. Students who withdraw from a course in which they are failing will receive an "F" if the withdrawal occurs during the last five weeks of a regular semester or the last four weeks of a summer semester. Students who leave school without officially withdrawing will receive grades of "F" for courses in which they were enrolled. A grade of "W" has no effect on a student's grade point average.
When a course is repeated, both grades are used in computing the grade point average, but only one course may be applied toward degree requirements.