2005-2007 Academic Catalog
The grading system of the College includes the following grades with appropriate grade points assigned to them:
|A||4.000||Superior achievement of course requirements|
|B||3.000||Better than satisfactory achievement of course requirements|
|C||2.000||Satisfactory achievement of course requirements|
|D||1.000||Less than satisfactory achievement of course requirements but acceptable for credit|
|F||0.000||Failure to achieve course requirements|
Effective Fall 2007, transfer course grades are preceded by the letter "T", and developmental grades are preceded by the letter "R". Developmental grades do not affect grade point average.
In addition, grades with the following notations are also given:
|S||Satisfactory; credit given; does not affect grade point average|
|U||Unsatisfactory; no credit given; does not affect grade point average|
|W||Withdrawal after official deadline|
|X||Signifies that the course extends beyond term end date. Replaced by grade when course is completed|
Grades are available on the Web after the grade due date. You are notified in writing when academic performance has resulted in probation, suspension or other academic action.
A grade of incomplete is given only when unusual circumstances deem it appropriate. Ordinarily, such circumstances would involve matters that are not wholly within your control, such as illness. If you wish to receive an incomplete grade you must complete a Petition for Incomplete Grade form (available online) no later than the last day of the term in which course requirements are due. You must be making satisfactory progress in the course at the time the petition is filed. Incompletes are awarded at the instructor’s discretion. If granted, the normal deadline for completion of the work is no more than eight weeks after the last day of classes in the session or subsession in which the course is offered. The instructor may establish a due date after the normal deadline if you request it and special circumstances warrant it. The instructor will submit an alternate grade that will automatically be recorded if you do not complete the requirements for the course by the deadline. If you complete the course requirements by the deadline, the instructor must submit the final grade within one week. Extensions to the due date originally agreed to by you and your instructor must be approved by the appropriate academic dean.
Final course grades are typically not changed after the grade due date. Exceptions are made if the grade change is due to a recording or computational error or in extraordinary circumstances. Faculty must include the reason for the change when the new grade is submitted. There is no deadline for submitting changes based on recording or computational errors. Grade changes as a result of extraordinary circumstances (i.e., circumstances that could not reasonably have been avoided) may be submitted up to 15 weeks after the end of the session or subsession in which the course was offered. Grade changes made as a result of extraordinary circumstances after the 15-week period are submitted to the appropriate academic dean for review.
S/U GRADING OPTIONS
When you elect the S/U grading option for a course, work meriting a letter grade of C- or better is recorded as S (Satisfactory). A final grade below C- is recorded as U (Unsatisfactory). S and U grades do not affect the grade point average.
Associate program students may choose this option for no more than one course per semester and for a maximum of 12 semester credits excluding CLEP and proficiency exams. The S/U option is not allowed for professional courses or program required liberal arts courses.
Baccalaureate students may choose this option for no more than one course per term (excluding courses only graded S/U) and for a maximum of 26 credits excluding CARL, CLEP and proficiency exams. The S/U option is not allowed for courses in your major or minor field, or for CORE 1000 and CORE 3990. Unless stated by the major department, the S/U option may be elected for required supporting courses. You should be aware that most graduate schools require letter grades in all the prerequisite courses for their advanced degree programs.
You must elect the S/U option by the published deadline. The form for electing the S/U option is available online. Once elected, the S/U option may be rescinded, but the decision to rescind must be made before the S/U election deadline. The decision to rescind cannot be reversed.
REPEATING A COURSE
If you repeat a course, the most recent grade received when taking the course is counted toward the grade point average, although the previous grade remains on the transcript. If you receive a U or F grade, credit may be gained only by repeating the course and not by proficiency exam.
You may repeat a St. Catherine's course only at St. Catherine's. You must obtain permission from the department chair or program director to repeat a course.
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