Grade reports are issued to all students at the end of each semester. Students performing unsatisfactory work will be notified at the semester mid-point intervals. The grade for each subject is based upon the class work of the semester and final examination. Credit for any course in which the student has received a grade of “F” can only be obtained by repeating the course. The grade “I” stands for Incomplete and automatically becomes a “F” if the student fails to complete the work of the course by the deadline as delineated on the College Calendar of the next semester in residence.
Grade of Incomplete (“I”) – A grade of “I” may be assigned only when the work in the course is satisfactory, or for reasons beyond the control of the student or when some requirement is unmet at the close of the semester. The incomplete (“I”) grade will be computed into the student’s grade point average (G.P.A.). If a course is repeated, only the last grade will be computed as a part of a student’s G.P.A. Courses graded pass/fail (P/F) do not yield quality points for a pass. Students desiring to remove the “I” should, at the appropriate time, secure an Incomplete Grade Removal Form from the Office of Registration and Records, complete it properly, and make the $3.00 removal fee payment to the Cashier in the Business Office, who will stamp it paid. The student must then provide the instructor with the form prior to being admitted to make up the examination or prior to acceptance of the work to be completed. The instructor will complete the form and submit it to his/her Department Chair for approval and the Department Chair will transmit the form to the Provost, then to the Office of Registration and Records. The grade of “I” must be removed by the designated deadline on the College Calendar.
Change of Grade – A faculty member may request to change a student’s grade by clearly defining and documenting the need for change through the department to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost. Grade changes must be initiated by the instructor who taught the course or designated by the department chair by completing a “Grade Change” form. Grade changes must be requested the semester immediately following the student’s participation in the course and normally no changes will be permitted in the last three weeks of any semester. A change in grade may be made at any time to correct an actual error in computation in transcribing the report or when some part of the student’s work has been unintentionally overlooked.
Grade Distribution - Grades will be sent to students only when all bills due the College have been satisfied. Further, grades will be released to parents/guardians only when permission is given by the student.
Grades for Seniors – Grades for seniors are due in the Office of Registration and Records on or prior to the date stipulated on the College Calendar.