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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog

Grades


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Grading System

The College grading system evaluates student work by letter grades for which the following quality point values have been established:

 

RANGE

 

 

 

Letter Grade

At Least

Below

Quality Point Value

Status

A

93

 

4.00

Excellent

A-

90

93

3.67

 

B+

87

90

3.33

 

B

83

87

3.00

Good

B-

80

83

2.67

 

C+

77

80

2.33

 

C

73

77

2.00

Average

C-

70

73

1.67

 

D+

67

70

1.33

 

D

63

67

1.00

Poor

D-

60

63

0.67

 

F

 

60

0.00

Failing

CS

 

 

 

Continuing Studies

I

 

 

 

Incomplete

I/F

 

 

0.00

Incomplete/Fail

 

Letter Grade Interpretations

The interpretations below have been established by vote of the faculty. Unless otherwise noted, instructors give letter grades. All grades submitted at the end of a course are final and can be changed only by the instructor’s submission of an official Grade Change Form to the Office of the Registrar and the written approval of the Provost and Chief Academic Officer.

 

AU

 

Audit. Identifies course in which student wishes only the opportunity to attend class sessions. Generally, such students do not actively participate in class work (either written or oral), but audited courses are recorded on official records. Students in good standing may audit a course an additional cost. Courses taken on an audit basis are not included in the student’s credit load for financial aid purposes.

CS

 

Continuing Studies. A grade of CS may be awarded for a limited number of courses which, by their nature, may take more than one semester to complete. Assignation of a CS grade in any other course requires the written pre-approval of the instructor and the School Dean at the beginning of the semester. Any CS grade that has not been converted to a regular credit-bearing letter grade by the end of the semester (excluding the summer) following the semester of initial enrollment will be reviewed by the School Dean to determine an appropriate deadline for conversion. If not converted by the deadline, the CS will be changed to an F. The CS grade is not used in calculating grade point average or in determining probation or dismissal. A student who receives this grade at the end of a semester may become retroactively eligible for Dean’s List honors when the course work is completed and a final grade is submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

I

 

Incomplete. A temporary grade given at the instructor’s discretion when course work has not been completed at the close of the semester and the student has a compelling reason for not completing the work (i.e. medical emergency, death in family, etc.). An Incomplete should not be awarded simply because a student has not performed well or has not submitted assignments or taken examinations as required by the course syllabus. The make-up date for each ”I” (Incomplete) received is the mid-point of the following semester. Failure to make up Incomplete grades on or before the established date results in the automatic conversion of the grade of ”I” to a permanent grade of ”I/F.” Incomplete grades are not indicators of Satisfactory Academic Progress and an Incomplete grade renders a student ineligible for semester honors.

A grade of Incomplete in a prerequisite course does not permit a student to enroll in the higher level course. A student with an Incomplete in EN 101, for example, may not take EN 102 even if he or she registered for the course prior to receiving the Incomplete. Prerequisites are satisfied only when the appropriate credit-bearing grade has been assigned. A student who registers for a course with a prerequisite must actually complete the prerequisite in order to remain on the class roster.

Further, a grade of Incomplete will be recorded only if an Incomplete Grade Contract (indicating how and when the outstanding work is to be completed) is submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the end of the term. The contract will be completed by the instructor in consultation with the student and should bear the signatures of both. In cases where the student is not available, the instructor’s signature will suffice.

Students will not receive a grade of “I” if they owe more than three weeks work at the end of the semester or if they are unable to attend class for more than three weeks at the end of the semester. Students who owe more than three weeks at the end of the semester or who miss class for more than three weeks at the end of the semester and do not officially withdraw from the course will receive the grade (excluding “I”) the instructor deems appropriate (with the exception of W). It is in the interest of the student to remove an Incomplete from his or her record at the earliest possible date.

W

 

Withdrawal. Normally assigned when a student officially withdraws from a course between the end of the Add/Drop period and the end of the twelfth week of the semester. (See Course Withdrawals.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Course Withdrawals are not indicators of Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students may not withdraw from a course after the twelfth week of the semester.

Grade Point Values

At the close of each semester, a student’s quality point average is indicated on the grade report. To compute a “GPA,” the credit value of each course is multiplied by the grade value. These results are added and divided by the number of credits for which the student is registered. Grades of P, W, AU, CS, and I do not affect the GPA. Advanced placement credits, transfer credits (T) and Life Experience credits (L) also do not affect the GPA.

Mid-Semester Grades

Mid-semester grades are issued to all students for all classes at the mid-point of the fall and spring semesters. The mid-semester grades do not appear on the transcript. However, students may view their mid-semester grades in MIWeb.

Course Retakes

Required courses in which a failure grade is earned (or in which a grade necessary for progression in a program has not been obtained) may be made up by repeating the course successfully. The original grade will remain on the student’s record, but if the course is repeated at Mount Ida College, it will be replaced by the new grade for purposes of calculating the CGPA. Students thus have the opportunity to raise their CGPA by retaking courses at Mount Ida College in which low or failing grades have been initially earned. If approval to repeat a failed course at another institution is granted, the CGPA is not affected as the College accepts credits, but not grades, in transfer.

Students will be allowed to repeat a course they have failed until they pass it. Students may attempt to raise their grade in a course they have already passed by repeating the course one time only. Exceptions must be petitioned through the Office of Academic Affairs.

Note: “Retakes” are not exempt from tuition charges.

Change of Grade

Final course grades (excluding Incompletes) may not be changed after they have been submitted to the Office of the Registrar unless an authentic and demonstrable miscalculation is discovered. An instructor may not allow extra-credit work or examination re-take opportunities after course work has been completed and final grades have been submitted and posted. Grade changes must be filed on an official Grade Change Form and must be submitted no later than the mid-point of the semester following that in which the course was taken. Grades may not be changed for any course taken more than one semester prior to the term in progress.

Minimum Grade Standard for Program-specific Courses in Major or Minor

Some programs require a minimum standard for grade for program-specific required courses as well as required courses within the major or minor.  Please refer to the degree program details or the Academic Plan.

 

 

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