Catalog 2016-2017 > Academic Policies and Procedures > Grading
Grades have the following honor-point values:
Faculty will award the grade of “NF” to any student who has not officially withdrawn yet has stopped participating by the 60 percent point in the semester. The “NF” grade is equivalent to an “F.” A grade of “W” is automatically assigned for withdrawal within the first 10 weeks of a 14-week class or the first five weeks of a 7-week class. A grade of "WF" is given for withdrawal after the official deadline to withdraw has passed, as noted in the academic calendar, and it is documented that the student has ceased to attend the class. A "WF" is factored into the GPA as zero points.
Grades of "NG," “I,” “S,” “U,” and “W” do not affect grade point averages. Only grades equivalent to or above “C” will be graded as “satisfactory.” An “NR” grade on the grade report indicates that the grade has not been reported by the faculty member. An “IP” grade indicates a course in progress.
To graduate with a bachelor’s degree, the number of honor points must be at least twice the number of credit hours for all college-level courses attempted at the University, including courses that are repeated. (See rule concerning repeated courses.)
This means that, for graduation, the undergraduate student must have an average of “C” or higher on all work attempted at the University. An average of “C” or higher is also required in all coursework applied toward the major. The GPA requirement may vary depending upon the major. Some majors have special GPA requirements. Always refer to the specific department for details. (See the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies section for GPA requirements for graduate students.)
Grades earned by graduate students in undergraduate courses, such as those taken as foundation courses, do not affect the graduate student’s grade point average.
Prior to graduation, the student must complete any course with an incomplete (“I”) grade and retake for a passing grade any required courses in which the student earned a failing grade (“F” or “NF”). (See the section on Incomplete Work in this chapter.) A degree will not be conferred for any student with an outstanding “I” grade.
Academic Policies and Procedures